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How to Get Potential Customers Without a Product and on Zero Marketing Budget

<i>“Your product SUCKS.”</i><p>He said it to my face.<p>Cold, objective, but straight to the point.<p>Yeap, thats exactly what my 13th potential customer told me in …

10 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Marketing

When money's tight, your brand's image doesn't have to suffer.<p><b>You're no marketing guru.</b> That's OK. It doesn't mean your brand's public image has to slump when there's no budget for advertising, public relations, or marketing. At start-ups, founders often wear many hats, and that of PR rep, …

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

'Entrepreneur' Has Become a Buzzword. Let's Reclaim It | Inc.com

Worthless. Impossible. Stupid. Safe to say those are three words aspiring entrepreneurs probably doesn't want to hear assigned to their idea, right?<p>Wrong, says Daniel Isenberg. The author of the aptly-titled book <i>Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid</i> argues that anything entrepreneurial--<i>truly</i> …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are one of the new age of entrepreneurs who hates the thought of doing a business plan as a first step in starting your new venture, you will love this message. More and more professionals agree that a better strategy is to explore …

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

7 Ways to Win Every Argument

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are passionate people. We want to be heard. But often, knowing when to shut up can benefit you immensely. Cultivating your ability to hold your tongue is important.<p>Make no mistake, this is something I still struggle with …

Spend Your Days Working On Problems That Truly Matter

Do you ever get the feeling like you're not really making a difference at your 9 to 5? Do you want to get involved in something that actually impacts …

7 Tips to Generate the Perfect Business Idea

Coming up with a solid idea was the hardest part of starting my business. The National Science Foundation estimated that our mind produces as many as …

Motivation

How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few. There are a lot of popular myths about business creativity, yet none of them have much scientific evidence. A new study based on the latest …

Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

That’s all the time you need to get to yes. Really.<p>“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” –Johnny Depp<p>And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence.<p>Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, …

A Watch To Sync You With A Long Distance Love

On this site, we cover design and we won’t pretend to proffer love advice. But before we get back to ergonomics and graphics and the like, here’s an instance where design and romance dovetail: the Long Distance Watch, a timepiece that simplifies the challenges of living in different time …

How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow

iOS 7’s new look isn’t just a fresh coat of paint. It’s a powerful design language that can be extended to the iWatch, iTV, and iCar of the future.<p>When we talk about Jony Ive’s massive overhaul of Apple’s mobile operating system in iOS 7, we tend to think about it in terms of a mere facelift. First …

Would Steve Jobs Have Become Steve Jobs Using A Computer Designed By Steve Jobs?

Multitasking, facilitated by modern computers, is considered a significant threat to our ability to focus. But a new study says we’re adapting just fine.<p>In 1975, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak took part in their first great collaboration, designing the Atari game <i>Breakout</i> by working four straight days …