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Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

Smart home tech is nothing new -- hobbyists have been geeking out over home automation for decades now -- but in recent years, it's marched closer to the mainstream than ever before. High-profile connected home gadgets like the Amazon Echo, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Ring Video Doorbell …

Smart Homes

Top Five Micro Wind Turbines You Need To Know

They have been around for centuries, but they are quickly becoming the darlings of the eco-friendlies and clean energy nuts. Windmills, or in this …

Renewable Energy

8 solar gadgets that will help to reduce your energy bills

At any given moment, the Earth receives 174,000,000,000,000,000 watts of energy from the Sun. These solar gadgets can help you capture your fair …

5 Best Electric Cars 2018 – Top Rated Electric Vehicles (EVs) Reviewed

<b>“Our</b> team tested different Electric-Cars on the market today and came to agree that <b>Tesla-S 75D All Wheel Drive and</b> <b>BMW i3 with Highlight</b> are the Best …

Six Tips To Run a Successful Start-up

With start-up culture providing opportunity to youngsters, let's discuss a few tips for a successful venture<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There’s been quite a buzz in India’s start-up …

Startups

3 Ways to Master the One Thing About Video That Entrepreneurs Don't Understand: Distribution

Got the 'Citizen Kane' of online videos? It still needs to reach the right audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital marketers have been creating videos since the dawn of their job category. But because most people would rather watch a video than read paragraphs …

Social Media

How to Write Cold Emails That Get Opens and Get Sales

The founder of Experiment 27, Alex Berman, talks about structuring the most effective email.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu sits down to talk with Alex Berman, founder of Experiment 27, to discuss crafting effective …

Marketing

A New, Free Tool to Determine the True Influence of a Twitter Account

Number of followers is a crap metric. And yet, as I’ve been watching and learning from folks who do content marketing, PR-focused outreach, social …

3 affordable types of videos to boost your marketing

Want to cut through the messaging clutter and reach potential customers? Use video.<p>Video content can:<p>Make your business more visible in social media …

Here Are 7 Inexpensive, Effective, DIY Marketing Strategies for Your Company

Generating new business and maintaining existing clients doesn't have to be complicated and expensive. With the right tools and materials, you can do it yourself just as well as the pros, and for way less money.<p>July is a fun month for marketing. On July 11 every year, 7-Eleven gives away Slurpees. …

Marketing

'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With

When someone in your life is asking the important “What should I do with my life?” question – have you ever told them “<i>Just follow your passion”</i>?<p>If so, please stop doing that. Yes, completely, and forever. Because it’s garbage advice. Among the worst out there, right next to the original food …

Self-improvement

Week In Geek podcast: Under the hood of Amazon’s surprising new delivery service and $1B acquisition

This week, like so many, was filled with big announcements from Amazon. First, the company unveiled a new last-mile delivery service to rival FedEx …

Enhance your resume with 8 certification courses on AWS

The Amazon Web Services Certification Training Bundle is a great way to boost your career and increase job prospects. What better way to enhance your …

Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

Small Business

A woman taught herself to code and made $137,000 in one year — and it all started with Neopets

Kelly Vaughn has never taken a class in web development.<p>She's never attended a coding bootcamp.<p>Amid a sea of dudes and CompSci majors, she's rare: a self-taught female developer.<p>At the age of 24, she quit her job to freelance full time — and in her first year, she earned $137,000. Here's how she …

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

Become a Facebook marketing pro with this $10 online course

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or you’ve deleted your Facebook profile), you know that Facebook has been in the news a lot recently. And you …

WHY BRAND EXPERIENCE SHOULD BE AT THE CENTER OF YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY

What’s driving the evolution of the brand experience—and why it matters<p>Four reasons why live events are the ultimate branding tool<p>How to apply Design …

How to Promote Your Content Fast (And For Nearly Free)

It can be hard to get people to share your content, and it’s getting harder all the time.<p>A new study found that the average number of social media shares a piece of content gets has dropped by 50% in the last few years.<p>Back in 2015, the median piece of content got eight social shares. In late 2017, …

Marketing

The 7 Things You Need To Know To Thrive In The New "Gig Economy"

I’ve never had a real job.<p>I started writing freelance from a sailboat anchored offshore in Key West in 1994, running my 128 MB laptop off of solar panels and sending Compuserve emails through a Motorola flip phone at 100 kb per minute. Depending on the weather, it could take half an hour to upload …

Key West

Branding Your Business On a Budget

Every business needs to have an identity, so that customers know and remember what the business is about. The process of creating and communicating …

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

Your ISP can peep on your browsing, so Cloudflare is pulling down the shade

Cloudflare has introduced a new service called 1.1.1.1 that claims to be a faster, safer way to use the internet. In a week of headlines that include …

Information Security

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Google

Goodyear unveils new tire for electric cars to reduce wear from powerful instant torque

There’s no getting around it, the instant torque of electric vehicles can be quite hard on tires – especially with the heavier and more powerful models, like Tesla’s.<p>Goodyear claims to have a solution with a new tire aimed at the electric vehicle market.<p>After testing, Goodyear says that …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

Sonnen unveils a free smart home charger that always charges your EV from cheap solar power

sonnen, a Germany-based home battery pack manufacturer, is expanding its lineup of products today with the unveiling of a new smart home charge point that can always charge your electric car from cheap solar power using the company’s community of energy storage devices.<p>Here’s how it works.<p>The …

Find out if your house is a good candidate for solar energy

Saving money and the planet though solar energy has a lot of appeal. Not every home is the ideal candidate, though. Here are some tips to help you decide if solar energy is a viable option for your home.<p>Check with Google's tool<p>According to the California Energy Commission, a solar system needs …