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The Top 8 Video Hosting Platforms for Startups

<i>This following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising</i> …

Material differences

CUFF-TO-CUFF combat has broken out in the buttoned-down business of selling suits to American men. Jos. A. Bank started the needle match in October, …

Selling

This Product Prioritization System Nabbed Pandora 70 Million Monthly Users with Just 40 Engineers

When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, <b>Pandora</b> employed fewer than 40 engineers. With this skeleton crew, the …

Six Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior This Year

<i>This article is by Hazel Barkworth, Cultural Insights Project Director, Added Value.</i><p>2014 looks set to be a year of demanding more. When we look at the small cultural shifts that beckon change–the emerging behaviours that are just reaching the mainstream–it seems that consumers are going to expect …

Entrepreneur's 10 Hottest Stories About Social Media in 2013

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media. When used right, it can be a huge boost for your business. When used incorrectly, you have a PR disaster on your hands.<p>From tips on becoming a social media guru and beefing up your LinkedIn network, to common misconceptions …

8 Steps to Make Customers Love Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do we choose one brand over another? Brand loyalty is not a mental act, but an emotional one, and brand loyal customers have an emotional relationship with the brands they're faithful to. And like Woody Allen explained in Annie Hall, …

Monster or Mastermind? 3 Business Takeaways from Wall Street's 'Wolf'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, Jordan Belfort -- the unscrupulous stock trader portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio as examined through the lens of Martin Scorsese -- poses the audience this rhetorical question: What does money sound like?<p>The …

LISTEN: How to Make a Million Dollars Online

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Ever wonder what it's like to make a million dollars?<p>I'm not gonna lie, the first million in sales my company did was kinda surreal.<p>Especially since I was broke, in debt, and sleeping on my sisters couch just two years prior.<p>And to be honest, as big of a …

10 Online Marketing Predictions to Inform Your Strategy in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business marketing last year was like a roller coaster ride. We saw new platforms, new channels, new roles and new tools pop up all over the place. It's as though innovation and growth is speeding up all around us and we are surrounded by …

8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not surprisingly, mobile played an increasingly important role this holiday shopping season. According to Deloitte's Annual Holiday Survey, 68 percent of smartphone users planned to use their devices for holiday shopping, and these …

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being the big guy has its moments. Football, for example, tends to favor the larger fellows. But on the digital playing field, being little - as long as you're fast and nimble - can be a win.<p>If you are looking for blockbuster ecommerce …

6 Secrets to a Successful Sales Meeting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales meetings are a critical component of a great sales culture -- an opportunity to build the skills of the entire team and motivate them. In each meeting, if you provide your team with just one idea, strategy or tactic that will …

6 Characteristics Great Thought Leaders Share

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thought leaders share a lot of the same behaviors. Rather than stand on a pedestal, they foster approachability. Rather than work in obscurity, they make sure they are "discoverable." Rather than pretending they've got it all figured out, …

10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The start of a new year is a great time to put our work habits under a microscope, toss the ideas that haven't been working and put new action into play. Each year has its lessons, so it's always good to reflect on what you've learned and …

Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence

<b>#6 of “10 More Don’ts Of Corporate Social Media”</b><p><i>Co-authored with Ian Anderson</i><p>The questions plaguing many corporate leaders these days about social media include: How can we take best advantage of this continually-changing platform for business, sales, and reputation enhancement?How do we choose …

How to Make Sure Your Business Gets Paid

The cornerstone of collecting accounts receivable on time is making sure invoices go out promptly and accurately.<p>If you sell a product, get the invoice out to the customer at the same time the shipment goes out. If you're in a service industry, track your billable hours daily or weekly, and bill as …

10 Startup Founders Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

When you're thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who's been …

21 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On In 2014

VCs are still tripping over themselves to fund enterprise startups and a slew of them are getting ready to go public this year.<p>All of that is reason to consider a career with an enterprise startup that could make you rich on stock options.<p>Plus, many of these startups are creating amazing, important …

The 2013 Jealousy List: The 41 Best Stories (and One Book) We Didn't Write

In this season of relentless kindness, envy is often sadly neglected. Which is why we bring you the First Annual Jealousy List, a compilation of the …

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Castor & Pollux - The Maggie Bracelets

The Amethyst Maggie<p>The birthstone collection is a new addition to our family of Maggie Bracelets.<p>Amethyst, a stone associated with clarity of the …

Jewelry

Pamela Love - Feather gold-tone onyx ear cuff

Pamela Love's <b>gold-tone</b> ear cuff is set with a single <b>onyx</b> stone. Sitting securely around the curve of your ear without feeling heavy, we think this …