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Under Armour Snatches Up Health And Fitness Trackers Endomondo And MyFitnessPal

Endomondo, a social fitness network and publisher of mobile apps that allow users to track their workouts and challenge friends, and health tracker MyFitnessPal have been acquired by athletic apparel maker Under Armour, the company announced this afternoon.<p>Endomondo was bought for a purchase price …

Genomics

10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity In 2015

The start of any year brings with it a desire to improve on the past — to go further, to do better, to do more.<p>So, you’re probably reflecting on your career and looking at the year ahead and making plans for getting to the next level. (Here’s 10 tips for achieving your financial goals this …

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori is an associate in the New York startup practice at WilmerHale, a law firm, and the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.</i><p>Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups …

Startups

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Social Media

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)

An epic list of resources, and something for everyone, regardless of experience or role.<p>Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that …

Infographics

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

Lego

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

Marketing

Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Sell the Product, Rather the Solution

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people search for solutions to their problems, not products. If people can't see how their problems could be solved by what you are providing, you may be wasting your time and resources. And if the problem you are trying to …

Entrepreneurship

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

How To Train Your Brain To Think More Clearly

Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and putting their meanings into context. This process is not simply accessing a mental dictionary. Every time you use words, you re-create their meaning.<p>The words you habitually use when you're thinking (and then expressing those thoughts) …

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should

Does an out of the box question help you make better hires? These companies think so.<p>Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what …

Employment

How to Tell Your Company's Story

A well-honed founding story can help you connect with investors, employees, and consumers -- and, with any luck, keep them listening.<p>Sara Blakely had her product--an undergarment that smoothed the contours of a woman's body, making clothes more flattering and comfortable. But she had yet to make …

Startups

Local Search Popularity Means Small Businesses Still Need SEO

More and more consumers are turning to their smartphones and mobile devices to help them find nearby businesses and make purchases. In fact, 50% of …

4 Questions Excellent Leaders Ask Underperforming Employees

Have underperforming employees? Learn what to ask them in order to boost performance.<p>Asking questions is the most powerful, yet underutilized, tool you carry as a leader. Questions force your team to think. Questions reveal assumptions and thought processes by the answers they elicit. Questions …

Management

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Need new talent, but don't have the resources or desire to take on a full-time employee? Hiring a freelancer is the answer. And with freelance hiring …

Scared of Public Speaking? 7 Tips to Up Your Game.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" --Maya Angelou.<p>It was only a couple of months after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. I had spent five years as a Navy SEAL with combat tours in …

Public Speaking

33 Tricks That Make Presentations Memorable

A collection of shortcuts that will make your presentation easier to remember and thus more likely to drive the decision you want made.<p>In the past, I've explained in detail the dos and don'ts of slide-making as well as how to give great presentations. This post summarizes my very best advice for …

Public Speaking

Advice From 14 Experts for Getting Online Traction for Your Startup

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an early-stage startup, building brand awareness is one of the most important parts of your business. To succeed you must get the word out about your brand, cultivate an audience and expand the reach of your company. …

Public Relations

The power of your writing

why you should write even if you think nobody is reading<p>In recent years, I have been advocating to anyone I come across, that they should write. Not …

Creative Writing

Why You Shouldn't Implement This New, Trendy Design on Your Website

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Co-authored by Udi Zisquit</i><p>It’s natural for companies to experiment with new website designs that promise to boost the effectiveness of their online presence. But one popular new trend is having the opposite effect for many of …

Visual Design

Dear Entrepreneur, You're Telling the Wrong Story

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you been told by a marketer that your company’s marketing strategy must include storytelling? One of the recent trends in marketing is for companies to “tell their story.”<p>While there is nothing wrong with …

Marketing

Square - How Did Square Grow So Quickly?

From Early Traction to Today's Sustainable Growth Engine<p>By combining an elegant integrated payments system with a distinctive conversation-triggering …

Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

8 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.<p>I’ve always …

Cardiff University

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we need to figure out how to come …

Time Management

5 Traits That Make an Entrepreneur Attractive to Investors

Version One Ventures co-founder Boris Wertz is incredibly selective when it comes to investing in new businesses. Here are the characteristics he looks for before making a bet on a company leader.<p>Boris Wertz, the founder of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Version One Ventures, meets 25 startup …

startups