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The Ultimate Start-Up Guide

Hard Won Advice from Venture CapitalistsMany of us love to read stories of the beginnings of Apple or Facebook. We imagine what those early days were …

Startups

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Innovation
Online

How to Get Started in Ecommerce for Less Than $100

Follow these four steps to save yourself a lot of time, money and headaches.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting an ecommerce business can be stressful.<p>Not because it's difficult, but because there's just <i>so</i> much information out there. It's hard to know what to do …

eCommerce

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

Time Management

A Beginners Guide To Social Media Marketing For Small Businesses

Rapidly increasing mobile penetration in India, coupled with the proliferation of low-cost handsets, is continuing to boost the users and their usage …

You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes, Not Outputs

When is a project finished? For most of us, it seems pretty simple: when we ship the product or launch the service. But we need to take a step back and consider what “done” really means.<p>Most teams in business work to create a defined <i>output</i>. But just because we’ve finished making a thing doesn’t …

Management

In rural Georgia, tomorrow’s smart, sustainable, solar highway is being built today

The Ray, a 16-mile test run for the roadway of the future, is off to a great start<p>Memorial roadways offer respectful tributes to famous citizens and civic leaders. But on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in southwestern Georgia, renamed the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, the asphalt isn’t just …

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

In just a few years digital technology has connected an ever-growing number of people, sensors, and devices. It’s created new business and social networks, resulted in new ecosystems, and transformed our economy. Of course, not all organizations have responded to it in the same way. While some have …

Innovation

LinkedIn 101: How To Craft A Stellar Profile

This is the first in a series of posts all focused on the most powerful social media tool for building your personal brand – LinkedIn. In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know to build a stellar profile. That’s the cornerstone of an effective LinkedIn strategy.<p>I am amazed by how many …

Employment

Best SEO Practices to Dominate In 2017

Georgi Todorov asked Sujan Patel, Sean Si, Neville Medhora, Ana Hofman, Bill Slawski, Jayson DeMers, Ron Sela and other experts to share their best …

Marketing

Social Media 101 - Set up an Instagram Business Profile

Last time on Social Media 101 we learned how to create a Facebook business page. This time I will be walking you through the process of creating an …

SEO in 2018: The Ultimate Guide to Rockin' It

The Definitive Guide to SEO in 2018<p>By: <b>Yauhen Khutarniuk</b><p>January 3rd, 2018<p>The year of 2017 was relatively calm for SEOs. But no matter how peaceful the …

The Best Strategic Leaders Balance Agility and Consistency

As a former consultant, I have a deep and abiding love for the use of 2×2 matrices in business strategy. My favorites are those that highlight two factors that seem, at first glance, in conflict. I find these particularly relevant to personal development, as individuals often must resolve the …

Management

How People Analytics Improves Customer Experience

What began as an entertainment experience has turned into an innovative way for people to have fun and make memories together. Dave and Buster’s was formed when friends Dave, who ran an arcade, and Buster, who ran a restaurant on the same street, noticed customers going back and forth between their …

Customer Experience

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Motivation

How Nike And Under Armour Became Big Data Businesses

Like the Yankees vs the Mets, Arsenal vs Tottenham, or Michigan vs Ohio State, Nike and Under Armour are some of the biggest rivals in sports.<p>But the ways in which they compete — and will ultimately win or lose — are changing.<p>Nike and Under Armour are both companies selling physical sports apparel …

Genomics

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

Employment

Made in Italy, come fare export in Cina con l’eCommerce: i 5 punti chiave - Digital4

In un momento di domanda interna stagnante, l’<b>export</b> è l’unica via per crescere, e l’<b>eCommerce</b> è per le <b>piccole e medie imprese (PMI)</b> del <b>Made in Italy</b> …

10 Very Useful Tutorials on Lightroom for Landscape Photographers

For many landscape photographers, Adobe's Lightroom is an essential part of their workflow. Indeed, it remains the industry standard in post …

How to Leverage the 80/20 Rule for Blogging Success

<i>This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger expert Jerry Low.</i><p>You may have heard of the 80/20 rule – it was recognized as a concept more than a …

Apple iOS 10 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 10 is here and the case to upgrade is a strong one thanks to a multitude of major new features. And this case gets even stronger given all the secret features iOS 10 also hides beneath the surface…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

Apps

Twitter Increases User Monitoring Analytics Tools

Twitter likes developers. Of course it does, application developers help to create new niches in the software landscape that can accommodate for and subsequently feature social media interaction streams. Hence the need for Twitter to have a strong developer message, when and where it can.<p><b>Four</b> …

Mobile Development

3 Secrets To Creating Sponsored Content That Doesn't Make Customers Switch Off

Sponsored content is the alternative to traditional banner ads. Seventy percent of people want to learn about brands through content, as opposed to traditional advertising. That’s where sponsored content comes in. The problem is if this content looks remotely like an ad the chances are your target …

Marketing

3 Digital Start-Ups That That Made it Big

Success and financial freedom are often mentioned.<p>Some feel like they have achieved it but want more and are afraid of losing it tomorrow. They are …

How to use a welcome email to engage your subscribers from the start

The average open rate of commercial emails is anywhere from 18-25% and unsubscribe rates are typically around .25-.50% according to MarketingProfs. …

The 11 Best Ways to Learn WordPress Before and After Launching Your Blog

<i>Have you decided to use WordPress to power your blog?</i>If so, you are in good company. From CNN to the National Football League to TechCrunch, many big …

Learning

How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America's Dominance of the Internet

Did the Cold War even end?<p>Moscow and Beijing, deeply resentful of American power, are again finding ideological common cause, jointly aiming at two pillars of the post-Cold War dispensation: a borderless Internet and international civil society. They are doing so on the declared basis of national …

China

16 Ways to Optimize Your Product Landing Pages

If you’re in the e-commerce business and looking to increase your conversion rates, you’re in the right place. In this article you’ll learn <b>16 tips</b> …

eCommerce

Budget hotel chains in London

Take a look at these budget hotel brands, which have multiple locations in London, offering some of the best, cheapest hotels in London. Finding a …

Hospitality