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Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Gear & Gadgets
Sub-Saharan Africa

Got a Business Idea? Here's How to See If It's Sustainable.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are, you’ve come up with a business idea at some point in your life, whether you realize it or not. Some people come up with a possible idea for a solution to a common problem and dismiss it, never to address the subject seriously …

Small Business

Steve Jobs Was a Master at Looking Into the Future: You Can Be Too | Inc.com

You've watched it happen to venerable brands like Kodak, Blockbuster, and Radio Shack. What was once an apparently invincible business is swept under by changing times and market conditions--and the dogged determination to keep doing what's worked in the past rather than find new opportunities for …

Market Trends

Remove smartphones from the hands of under-18s and maybe they will grow up to be less dumb

Steve Hilton – the former adviser to David Cameron and potential mayoral candidate – is famously laid back. He came round to my house for coffee …

Downing Street

#Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy

Can a school be over-reliant on devices to the point of ignoring their teaching instincts? LearnMaker’s Jay Ashcroft discusses the fine but crucial …

Pedagogy

The Best Business Tips From London LeWeb | Inc.com

Each year, the prestigious LeWeb London conference gathers entrepreneurs, start-ups, and venture capitalists to talk about the most pressing issues in business.<p>This year focused on the sharing economy and the quirks of launching a start-up within it.<p>We checked out the panel "Spaces for New …

Startups

How to Be an Extraordinary Sales Manager | Inc.com

• <i>Coach.</i> Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each individual on the sales team and expand each individual's ability to contribute to the overall sales effort.• <i><br>Teacher.</i> Help sales team members to develop, not just their basic sales skills, but the business acumen required to understand larger …

Leadership

New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List | Inc.com

I asked a number of entrepreneurs and experts for the essential things every new start-up must do to establish its Web presence. Here's the digital to-do list they came up with:<p><b>1. Register the domain.</b><br>If you've seen the GoDaddy.com commercials, you know you shouldn't wait long to register a domain. …

Marketing

5 Tips for Designing a Company Logo That Wows

Not all entrepreneurs are crummy artists, but there are certainly those among us who could use an art lesson or two. If you are less-than-gifted in …