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25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

The way people shop is changing every day.<p>Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and innovations in delivery and data, the retail landscape is evolving like never before.<p>We selected 25 companies that are revolutionizing the industry.<p>From an established e-commerce giant deploying drones to an …

eCommerce

To-Do App Any.do 3.0 Adds Collaboration, Zoom And List Sorting Among 150 New Features

While the world is getting its first taste of what life will be like when you have a small wearable like a watch to direct you to what you should do next, one of the leaders in personal organization apps for smartphones is releasing a big update. Any.do is today taking the wraps off version 3.0 of …

Apps

12 online services that make it really easy to dress like a modern gentleman

Luckily, the ecommerce boom has reached men's clothing with a wide number of services catered to how men like to shop — not very often.<p>From subscription services like Trunk Club to a traditional internet retailer that simplifies the online shopping experience, these services can help you step up …

Clothing

The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups

These household names began as less-than-glamourous solutions to problems.<p>Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. …

Jack Dorsey

Why Every Startup Needs a Press Kit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Do you have a press kit I could check out?”<p>When a journalist asks you that question, the answer needs to be “yes.”<p>Press kits eliminate as much of the effort that would otherwise go into journalism as possible. If you were to fall off the …

Public Relations

This startup's goal: To inspire a million women

When Australian schoolgirls listed their favourite entrepreneurs as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Jo Burston knew something had to be done.<p>Burston, …

7 Behaviors to Start Doing NOW to Keep Your Brain Sharp

7 Smart Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp for Decades<p>You'll thank yourself in a major way in 40 years.<p>Some of the same habits that keep your body fit can also help keep your mind in tip-top shape: According to a new study published in the journal <i>Neurology</i>, being in better cardiovascular shape as a …

7 Weight-Loss Tips That Are Actually Totally False

Think you know everything there is to know about dropping pounds? Read this.<p>Losing weight is tricky enough without having to figure out which pointers are the real deal and which are full of hot air. Wondering what's what? We've got your back…<p>False Tip #1: Eat Lots of Mini Meals Throughout the …

What Entrepreneurs Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup | Inc.com

Some people live to regret staying in a job too long or not spending enough time with loved ones. But the decisions entrepreneurs regret tend to be ones that cost them their company, or their well-being.<p>In a recent thread on Reddit's /r/Startups section, a user named josephwesley asked commenters …

Startups

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

How to create happy startups that build value

Entrepreneur Handbook uses cookies to personalise ads and content to make our site easier for you to use.<p>When we created Spook Studio, we wanted to …

50 Ways to Find Co-founders | Inc.com

<i>"I'm all alone," the innovator said to me.</i> <i><br>Starting a business can sometimes be so lonely.</i> <i><br>Team up with others? Seek success, and be happy.</i> <i><br>There must be 50 ways to find co-founders.</i><p>Maybe you need to imagine that rhyme as if Paul Simon were singing it, but when I give talks about entrepreneurship, the …

Startups

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FORTUNE — New York-based e-commerce startup Chloe & Isabel launched three years ago with the idea of empowering media-savvy young women who like to Instagram, Pin, and Tumblr their personal style with their friends and followers.<p>The difference, though, is that Chloe & Isabel’s army of contributors …

The 39 Most Valuable Startups In The World

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal released a report of more than 30 startups from the U.S., China, and Europe that are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>These companies range from familiar firms like Pinterest and Uber, to more-recent billion-dollar startups like messaging app Tango and events …

Venture Capital

10 Killer Social Media & Social Selling Infographics

Social media and social selling infographics can cut a long story short in a very visual and illustrative way. It’s true that a picture is worth a …

Why Every Brand Needs a Beating Heart...

<b>The walking dead.</b>It's not a marketing term.Yet according to the regular Havas Media survey, people in Europe and the US wouldn't care if more than …

The simplest and most important dashboard for early stage startups.

This blogpost is part of a small series of posts that cover the basics of startup metrics. My personal goal is to help early stage startups more …

Product Management

Startups anonymous: The greatest lesson I never learned

[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are …

Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite

People don’t want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little startup called Splash. In co-founder Ben Hindman’s first in-depth interview, he tells me how …

Trusper Raises $6.17M For Tips Based Social Networking App

New mobile app developer Trusper has just launched with $6.17 million to bring the knitting circle and the farmers almanac into the age of the iPhone.<p>The Los Gatos based company is the brainchild of Jack Jia, a serial entrepreneur and investor with ties to GSR Ventures, and the Sino-U.S. …

The digital anthropologist: Danah Boyd interview

Cyberbullies, online pornography, sexual predators… Is the virtual world as dangerous to teenagers as some headlines suggest? Danah Boyd, who has studied their habits over a decade, thinks not.<p>The actress Julianne Moore has outed herself as a “lurker”, confessing to keeping tabs on her offsprings’ …

How Entrepreneurs Avoid Downfall: The One Essential Ingredient

Working with hundreds of folks each year who have an idea that they want to build into a business, I’ve seen every kind of approach to entrepreneurship, and every type of mindset. Some view it only as a way to make fabulous money, some are passionate about their cause, others have finely-crafted …

What App Developers Must Do to Stay Ahead of Competition

<i>David Noy is CMO of Ginger Software, a language learning and productivity boosting software for ESL and native English speakers.</i><p>Running a successful software startup is a challenging prospect, requiring constant attention to shifts in technology, industry trends, and user commentary.<p>Common mistakes …

‘Content Shock’ Isn’t Hiding Your Content – Your Customers Are

(full disclosure: I am a minor investor in Flipboard, which is used as an example in this post)<b>I find it ironic that marketing pros are debating</b> …

Marketing

Hands On With Reporter, An iOS App That Wants To Help You Understand Your Daily Life

If you are like me, life speeds by and you cling for something like normalcy as work and everything else swirls.<p>Want a better grip on your daily activities, and how your habits are changing over time? Reporter, a new application for iOS, wants to help. Built by Nicholas Felton, a former Facebook …

24me, A Personal Assistant iOS App, Implements Real-World Tasks

24me, the personal assistant app for iOS devices, has been updated today to include a new feature that merges its digital functionality into real life situations.<p>Available only in the US for now, and still in beta, the ‘Assistants for Everyone’ feature introduced today will allow users to call upon …

This Messaging App Added Over 1 Million New Users After Facebook Announced That It Bought WhatsApp

After Facebook announced that it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, another messaging app called Telegram gained over 1 million new users within two days, according to the company's official twitter account.<p>On Feb. 20, Telegram tweeted that it gained 500,000 new users.<p>Another tweet appeared on …

Apps

Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage

Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.<p>The …

How to Build a Million Dollar Investor Presentation

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over</i> on the ooomf blog.<p>If you choose to raise money for your company, you’ll inevitably need to …

Connected Living: The Next Big Thing After Facebook

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning in the year 2025 to the sweet voice of your digital assistant called Leyla. Leyla already woke you up 10 minutes early as she just learned from the Google Connected living home black box that syncs her with the outside world and all the devices at home that the …