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The 13 Types Of Data

Data is a thorny subject. For a start, we’re not sure how we are supposed to refer to it, that is – data is the plural of datum. Strictly speaking we should talk about data that ‘are’ not ‘is’ available to support a theory etc. The Guardian newspaper discussed the debate here and appeared to …

Red Hat

CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups

French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners.<p>This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $600,000 to $6 million …

Venture Capital

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

This Entrepreneur Teaches Millennials How to Quit Their Jobs and Start Their Lives

Daniel DiPiazza's new book is a commonsense approach to the business of having a great life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that starting a business has become trendy. Everybody on social media seems to be talking about …

3 Entrepreneurs Share How They Got a VC to Say 'Yes'

An investor shares why he said yes to these founders.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Elan Zivotofsky is not your typical investor. Rather than just choose where his own firm’s money goes, he makes decisions that also influence thousands of smaller investors. …

Learn How One Millennial Sold A Tiny, Niche Business For $1 Million-Plus

Dan Faggella, 29, grew his ecommerce business Science of Skill, to seven-figure revenue before he hired any employees, extending what he could do on his own through automation and hiring contractors.<p>Now Faggella—who shared his story with <i>Forbes</i> last June—has pulled off another challenging …

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

"What My Failed Start-up Taught Me"

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>India saw around 350 start-up casualties in 2016 and 2015 and collectively a few billion dollars were flushed out. Some of the entrepreneurs are now …

Writing For Profit. Three Failures And A Big Lesson

Four years ago I decided to break out of my cubicle handcuffs. I wanted to be a writer.<p>I needed a plan. Being a writer can mean so many different …

Writing

How to Do SEO When You’re in a Low-Volume Niche

Almost every day someone tells me, “Neil, I love your SEO tips, but I’m in a really small niche. What do I do?”Does that sound familiar?I’ve gotten …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You need three things to create good campaigns and engage with fans on social media: good content, a steady stream of good content, content intelligence.<p>Every minute, we see a heavy downpour of social media messages, like millions of …

Introductory Data Analysis with Python

(This article was first published on <b> DataScience+</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)This is a simple post to demonstrate how python can be used …

4 Ways Natural Language Generation Advances BI I Sisense

<b>Enables smart data discovery</b> by identifying trends, correlations, and anomalies not obvious by looking at data or visualizations along by automating …

Big Data

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Customer Service

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

Cisco pulls out of another business

Cisco Systems continue to trim the fat before Chuck Robbins steps in as CEO next week after longtime leader, John Chambers, steps down.<p>The networking …

Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors promise improved low power performance & 30% longer battery life

Intel’s upcoming processor refresh with Skylake appears to be promising for Mac users awaiting a significant performance upgrade. Internal Intel slides leaked by the website FanlessTech describe the year-over-year advancements and performance improvements from Broadwell to Skylake chips. As Apple …

Batteries

Amazon's new rival Jet.com is the 'Costco of the Internet'

Jet.com has finally taken off, and price battles of epic proportion are just around the corner.<p>Fueled by gobs of venture capital cash and bloated …

eCommerce

What Separates the Strongest Salespeople from the Weakest

What separates high-performing salespeople who exceed their quota from underperformers who miss their quotas by more than 25%?<p>I recently conducted a research project involving nearly 800 salespeople and sales leaders to better answer this question. In addition, I have had the privilege to interview …

What you need to know about cloud security

When businesses are looking to move all or part of their operations to the cloud, there is the inevitable question of security. Will our website be …

Host the Ultimate Summer Barbecue: The Best Cuts of Meat to Grill for a Crowd

Whether you're cooking for 4 or manning a 20-person barbecue, these are the cuts of meat that should be on your grill all summer.<p>This is the moment you’ve been planning for all year: You’ve buffed the grill, iced down the beer, and stocked up on every imaginable condiment. All that’s left is to …

BBQ

New to OS X Yosemite? – 12 Apps You Should Go Download Right Now

With so many apps available for Apple’s OS X operating system, it’s hard to tell which are worth a download, and which aren’t. Hopefully this article …

3 startup mistakes to avoid at all costs

Feasible business idea. Check. Solid product. Check. But does that guarantee success? Here's what not to do if you want a chance at success

The great unraveling of globalization

By Jeffrey Rothfeder<p>In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment company to cut its three- to five-year revenue growth target: “We’re the canary in the coal …

Intro to Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a first-class ticket to the most exciting careers in data analysis today. As data sources proliferate along with the computing …

How a series of humiliating events led to one of the fastest-growing startups EVER

As the cofounder and CEO of Zenefits, today he's a Silicon Valley golden boy, a major success story.<p>Zenefits could be the fastest-growing cloud company <i>ever —</i> and in terms of revenues, too, not just freemium users.<p>"We launched in May 2013 and by the beginning of 2014, (8 months later) we were at a …

Our future government will work more like Amazon

As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Vox Media product team coordinator Mike Case.<p>There is a lot of government in the United …

US government announces first national app privacy code of conduct

Mobile apps and consumers' expectations of privacy are not always in sync. But now the government is on the case. The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the Commerce Department, has finished working on the first version of a voluntary national "privacy …