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7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their …

Entrepreneurship

19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Branding With the Stars: Celebrity Tactics for Business Owners

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Celebrities seem to possess a secret magic outside of their known talent that can turn them from someone with a hit show into someone with a business empire.<p>The Kimye wedding is just another reminder of how powerful celebrity …

Social Media

Apple close to buying Beats for $3.2 bln -source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics, two people with knowledge of the matter said, an expensive foray into music streaming and headphone gear that would mark a departure for the usually cash-conservative iPhone maker.<p>The Apple logo is …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the</i> …

Social Media

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

It seems a long way from a training shoe created in 1917 to the gaudy and much-coveted street-wear of today, but a new book demonstrates the long and …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Here’s What Happens When Facebook Advertising Fails

So by now, you’ve probably heard the news: Eat24, a food delivery company, has officially broken up with Facebook.<p>“Big deal.” You say, “It’s just one …

How to Enhance Your Instagram Web Profile for Improved Exposure

Does your business use Instagram?<p>Have you checked out Instagram since they released user profiles on the web?<p>Previously, the Instagram website only …

Social Media

Essential Content Marketing Templates

Content marketing templates can help you plan content, track content and keep content consistent — no matter who's doing the writing. Learn how to use editorial calendars, editorial budgets and page tables to your marketing advantage.<p>From a live presentation by Arienne Holland, Communications …

Soaring social: The marketing benefits of social media [infographic]

Is the time spent marketing via social media worth it?<p>This infographic from the University of San Francisco Online takes a closer look at how the …

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the past few months, Chris Cornyn -- founder and president of food and drink marketing agency DINE Marketing -- has sat in on the kitchens of <i>Supermarket Superstar</i>, Lifetime’s reality cooking competition that brings packaged …

Entrepreneurship

Social Media for Small Business: Choose Wisely, Then Execute

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What tips do you have for small and midsize businesses on a tight budget to get started using social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, along with website development and search engine optimization?</b> <i><br>- J. Zeches</i><p><b>A:</b> This is …

Social Media

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

4 min read<p>For some students, entrepreneurship is a cool, non-traditional class they can take in high school. For Kevin Harrington, entrepreneurship was his high school experience.<p>Now the chairman of the As Seen on TV brand and one of the original investing sharks on ABC’s hit reality television …

Entrepreneurship

4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Increasingly, aspiring entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding when traditional means of funding prove undesirable or prohibitive. And while we love a good success story, (check out our Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies list for …

Crowd Funding

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

3 min read<p>With just $60,000 left in the bank, Eric Migicovsky decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.<p>Migicovsky is the founder of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble smartwatch, which holds the title as the most-funded project on Kickstarter so far.<p>Pebble's funding …

Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding isn't easy. Some projects fail because there isn't a place in the market. Other campaigns fail because they aren't far enough along in product development to convince people to jump onboard. And some fail simply …

Crowd Funding

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business, your next presentation could change your life. Delivering a successful presentation could mean landing a major new contract, better prices for your services or getting the funding you need. Failure can mean lost …

Public Speaking

The Secret to Closing More Sales: Talk Less

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most salespeople talk way too much. In today’s market, chatty salespeople are champing at the bit to swamp prospects with information. My research shows that the average salesperson talks over 81 percent of the time in a selling …

Selling

Mobile advertising to grow 300%, hit $40 billion by 2018

In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.<p>Consider just two data points:<p>In the 12 months ending July …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

6 Content Marketing Principles Every Business Needs to Follow

4 min read<p>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. …

Marketing

How to Be the Brand You Always Wanted to Be

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fourth 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>Brand managers are daily …

Marketing

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past 25 years, I've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorneys alone. I have filed more than 25 patents, some of which I unfortunately had to defend in federal court. I've learned how to save money while …

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