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Tech Cocktail Top Stories: The Hoodie is Dead, Features to Expect from iPhone 6, Speakers at Tech Cocktail Celebrate!

Happy Labor Day! Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; …

The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>There are so many proponents out there for …

Time Management

Making A Crowdfunding Video That Sells Itself

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.”</i><p>I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the video concept for my previous crowdfunding campaign, the PROTAG Duet. That video eventually went viral and received over 9,000 Facebook shares.<p>But the greatest lesson learnt was that in order to make a …

Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on July 15, 2014.</i><p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> …

Entrepreneurship

This 'summer camp for startups' in Michigan graduates its second class (exclusive)

This time last year, Michigan-based accelerator Coolhouse Labs was graduating its five first startups after a summer of experiments and lessons.<p>Now after living and working together in what can be best described as “summer camp for startups,” a second, slightly larger group of budding entrepreneurs …

Why The Most Successful Organizations Have Women And Millennials In Charge

A new global study shows that when women and twenty-somethings lead, big things follow.<p>Gender and generational gaps have recently become big buzz words in the business world. According to a new study, it’s not a passing trend: Having millennials and women in leadership positions directly correlates …

Leadership

Event Networking App Bizzabo Raises $2.5M To Update Its Platform

Networking and event app Bizzabo has raised an additional $2.5 million in funding, the New York- and Israel-based startup announced today. Returning backers include Kaedan Capital, AfterDox and angel investor Gigi Levy. New investors who participated in the round are OurCrowd and Massa Group.<p>This …

A Startup Named 'Rabbit' Thinks That It Solved A Major Problem With Video-Chatting

The app is aimed at creating a completely new video-chatting experience that mimics the real-life experience of walking into a friend's dorm room or hanging out at a party. What that translates to is the ability to video-chat with 10 friends at once, while sharing videos, games, documents, and …

Google Chrome

OnBeep snags $6.25M to push pretty, heads-up push-to-talk devices

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: OnBeep<p>With $6.25 million in new funding under its belt, OnBeep is ready to talk — a bit — about its plans for a new …

10 Things Great Talent Always Does

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding amazing talent is a tricky process. Making talent recruitment a top priority can multiply the success of an organization.<p>To recognize great talent, hiring managers can look for the following signs instead of paying attention only …

Employment

YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name

Following months of speculation, YouTube is reportedly getting into the music-subscription game with a new service called YouTube Music Key.<p><i>Android Police</i> has leaked images of the new service and reports that YouTube Music Key will allow users to listen to more than 20 million tracks without ad …

Google Play

How do I determine how much to charge for advertising on my website?

I am the executive director/founder of an educational non-profit and was wondering what I should charge companies that want to advertise on my site?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do some competitive analysis and see what sites like yours charge on their sites. If you …

Nonprofits

The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time was, when you were starting a business, the skillset of your founding executive team amounted to who could build your product and who could sell it.<p>Times have changed, and not necessarily for the better.<p>Uber's hiring of former …

Regulation

Thanks To Instagram It’s Time To Up Your Visual Marketing Game

Visual marketing as we know it has evolved, and reaching your audience has become about more than just stock images. Are you keeping up?<p>There’s something happening on Instagram, and it’s not just over-filtered selfies and latte pictures.<p>A four-year study by business intelligence service L2 of the …

Marketing

Biz Stone: 'doing good in the world was the key to Twitter's success'

The Twitter co-founder is an unabashed idealist who wants to redefine capitalism. Can his latest venture achieve this?<p>How should we define success in business? Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, says that to be judged successful, a company needs to make money, make the world a better place and …

Biz Stone

5 Myths Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Need To Ignore

Whether you call it Shared Value or Benefit Corporations, the future of capitalism–companies that care–is creating a meaningful competitive edge for the businesses that embrace it.<p>A series of powerful forces are changing business as we know it. From the speed of communication to information …

Profit

Best practices for sustainability in SMEs

Organisations are feeling pressure from stakeholders, including customers and investors, to be more transparent about sustainability. While …

Sustainability

ENTREVESTOR: Social awareness can help a company’s bottom line

There’s a common misconception that you have to be naive or idealistic to create a socially responsible business.<p>In fact, establishing social …

Nova Scotia

Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results

Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and …

Management

2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do companies exist? The traditional view is to make shareholders rich. But those running startups know that they have no hope of getting there unless they can attract great talent. And the best people won't join your cash-flow …

Startups

How B Corps Use Business as a Force for Good

<i>This is the first in a weekly series of excerpts from the upcoming book “The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good” (Click here to</i> …

This Treadmill Uses Your Workout To Wash Your Clothes

Between watching a favorite TV show and mentally checking off a to-do list, many of us are already trying to accomplish five things at once while working out. One student designer from South Korea is taking that a step further with a treadmill that does laundry while in use.<p>Si Hyeong Ryu’s “Wheel” …

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Hate to burst your bubble, glass lab gear. But plastic bubble wrap also works pretty well at running science experiments.<p>Scientists at Harvard University have figured out a way to use these petite pouches as an inexpensive alternate to glass test tubes and culture dishes. They even ran glucose …

High-tech headband looks to keep kids from drowning

Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool. The iSwimband is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that syncs up with an iOS device to alert you when that little one has been under water for too long. The gadget …

This App Wants You To Share Your Leftovers To Fight Food Waste

In the developed world, most of us buy much more food than we can eat. Or that we <i>should</i> eat – just think, more than one-third of Americans are considered to be obese. A lot of stuff gets thrown away: according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Counciil, 40% of the food produced in the …