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10 Startups in 2014 You Should Watch Closely

Below are 10 startups launched in 2013 that are ready to rock the world next year:<p><b>Collegefeed</b><p>Collegefeed has a noble mission to help every college …

Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frank Sinatra famously crooned that if he could make it New York, he could make it anywhere. Business owners know better.<p>This past June, Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, the masterminds behind the Brooklyn Flea empire, decided it was time …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

Rebooting an App to Boost Profits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: The TrepLabs column puts little-known but notable apps and their makers in the spotlight each week. For more information on how to become a TrepLabs app, go to TrepLabs.com, and to contribute to the discussion surrounding</i> …

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In the fifth edition of his book</i> Retail in Detail<i>, retail business owner and consultant Ronald L. Bond offers small-business owners an updated, no-nonsense guide to the world of retailing. In this edited excerpt, the author offers expert</i> …

Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a Billionaire Teaching Brazilians a Second Language

Can teaching Brazilians new languages turn Carlos Wizard Martins into a billionaire? The question asked two years ago by a Forbes article was answered today with the purchase of Grupo Multi by Pearson – a media and education company with 36,000 people in more than 70 countries – for $719.6 million …

3 Ways to Validate Your App Idea and Launch Quickly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You believe you struck gold: You've got an app idea you feel has tremendous potential. Most likely, you got the insight by solving a problem that you or people around you had.<p>But does the app have legs to scale? How do you know whether …

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Rubin became friends with the lady who served his debt collection notices when he was in high school. That’s because by the time he was 16, Rubin was $200,000 in the hole.<p>Being there -- being down that far, that early on in his …

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many startups Weebly, the website creation and hosting service, was born in a college dorm room. Back in 2006, co-founders David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri wanted an easy way to display their work on a website. They weren’t …

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a student at the University of San Diego, I have been learning about the fundamentals of business in class. While useful, it wasn't until I started going door-to-door selling mobile apps for my real estate tech startup Rivolix that I …

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I use the same strategy over and over again to develop new product ideas for different industries -- including industries that are largely unfamiliar to me. Yes, it is important to develop expertise, but I think most entrepreneurs fail to …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon, and commodities. These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. Nigeria’s earning from crude oil is dropping because of America’s shale gas renaissance. The long-view trajectory of …

What Mobile App Developers Know About Designing Great Customer Experiences

As sales of smartphones have exploded, the price for the apps that run on these phones is quickly trending toward zero, thanks to low barriers to entry and intense competition. Nonetheless, savvy developers are driving revenue by rethinking the user experience and carefully designing the payment …

5 Tips for Business Success From Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown & Other Power Women

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes a lot to build an empire. Take it from those who've done it.<p>Six of the best-known women in business sat down on Wednesday for a leadership roundtable at Martha Stewart’s second annual American Made event in New York City. The …

25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free

Co-founder and CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been meeting more and more app entrepreneurs who have made it in the app world without spending a penny on promoting their app. And I've known entrepreneurs who've earned more than a million dollars selling their …

How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In the fifth edition of his book</i> Retail in Detail<i>, retail business owner and consultant Ronald L. Bond offers small-business owners an updated, no-nonsense guide to the world of retailing. In this edited excerpt, the author offers advice</i> …

6 Content Marketing Principles Every Business Needs to Follow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Be honest with yourself: Why should customers and prospects care about what you have to say? Everywhere your customers look, they are being bombarded with sales messaging. Instead of contributing to the noise, be truly helpful. Be their …

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is en vogue. You cannot walk more than a few blocks in a major city without stumbling upon a startup accelerator. But while startups are central to this new economic age, making it as an entrepreneur is still tough. It …

How to Be a Mover and a Shaker and a Business Money-Maker

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business and in life, the old adage is true: the only constant is change, and when it comes to business, if you aren't growing, your days are numbered.<p>Growth is your only option, because no matter how robust your customer base may be, …

Sandwich Chain Potbelly Files for $82.5 Million IPO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Potbelly Corp., the Chicago-based sandwich franchise, plans to raise up to $82.5 million in an initial public offering.<p>The sandwich chain plans to sell 7.5 million shares in the IPO, with an initial price range of between $9 and $11 a …

How to Build a Stellar Mobile App On a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Annual mobile app downloads are expected to reach a whopping 102 billion this year, up from 64 billion in 2012, according to a Gartner prediction. Entrepreneurs and businesses are also making record amount of money through apps. Apple …

How To Brand Yourself To Live a Happier Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second in the series</i> "Personal Branding For A Better Life," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>You may never have considered going …

Make Your App Development Easier: Programming JavaScript Applications

Programming ain’t easy. What’s harder is to convey concepts into printed words. Books can sometimes lag behind the latest-and-greatest moments in a …

Small Business for Big Thinkers: How to Work with Big Businesses

When I first started my consulting business, I remember being really impressed by the big company names on some of my colleagues’ customer lists. …

Can sustainable eco houses become mainstream?

The eco home that Max O'Flaherty designed – which won his firm a coveted EU award at the Royal Institute of British Architects annual awards last month – nearly didn't get built at all.<p>The House on Mount Anville, which put his practice, Aughey O'Flaherty, in the same bracket as star architects such …

Sustainability

5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs

Anyone can start a business, but it’s hard to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are achievers but their achievements don’t come without pitfalls. …

5 Questions to Answer Before Launching Your Dream Business

The “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered by American activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in …

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Roughly 18% of companies currently use personality tests in the hiring process, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management. This number is growing at a rate of 10-15% a year according to many industrial and organizational psychologists, as well as the Association …