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5 Ways to Have Your Customers Fund Your Business

Author John Mullins challenges the wildly held notion that startups need to raise institutional dollars to succeed.<p>A long-held notion in entrepreneurial circles is that the way to start and grow a thriving business is to come up with a great "idea", write a great business plan, raise capital from …

How to create a small business marketing plan

Enterprise Nation<p><b>Why do you need a marketing plan?</b><p><b>So what makes a winning marketing plan that will get results for your small business?</b><p>1. Plan and …

2016 Top 18 Apps for Mac OS X El Capitan

[Last Updated on Nov.22, 2016]<p>Last year, Apple released its latest operating system – OS X El Capitan for iMac and MacBook users. After installing El …

7 Things You Can Cut Corners On When Starting Your Business

One of the hardest things when starting your own business is figuring out what is essential for your success and what can wait. This is particularly true when it comes to budgeting, because while you need to be frugal, skimping on certain essentials can decrease the chances of your company …

Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so?<p>———-<p>Scalable …

11 Great Business Books to Read Right Now | Inc.com

5 Key Growth Metrics Every Enterprise Startup Should Track

<i>by TX Zhuo,</i> <i>managing partner at</i> <i>Karlin Ventures</i><p>For most startups, one of the most exciting and frustrating phases is deciding how to price their …

The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startup

Startups are often strapped for cash, crunched for time, and slammed with responsibilities. This kind of lean and agile operations need a particular kind of marketing power.<p>Startups can’t do every marketing activity in the book. They certainly can’t spend all the money they want. But they still …

5 Small Business SEO Tips You Can Implement In-House Right Now

Every small business owner should implement search engine optimization into his or her online marketing strategy, but many shy away because they think they need a huge budget to get started. An effective and complete strategy will cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to sit idle until you can …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of …

How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I give advice based on what I have learned. I have been self-employed since the age of 17, so as you can imagine I learned a lot. My grandfather always told me, “Wise people learn from their own mistakes, the wisest people learn from …

Startups

The Most Important Security Settings to Change on Your Router

Your router is the first line of defense against hackers trying to access all the internet-connected devices in your home. Sadly, many of the top …

Wi-Fi

How to Setup a Social Media Business Strategy

Does your business have a social media strategy?<p>According to research conducted by Constant Contact, over 50% of small businesses need help with …

The Best Apps for the World's Biggest Cities

We all know that apps are a daily part of our lives. After all, 56% of people on the planet own a smart phone, and according to Flurry, people are …

The Best Time of Day to Do Just About Anything

From avoiding crowds to taking advantage of your body's natural rhythms, there's a best time of day to do just about anything. Here's a list of some …

Speed Up Firefox By Enabling Its New HTTP Cache

If Firefox has been feeling sluggish for you lately, you might be able to cut down on some of those UI hangs with an about:config tweak.<p>The Mozilla …

Automating iOS: A Comprehensive and Updated Guide to Launch Center Pro – MacStories

<b>Note: The following is a complete update of our original Launch Center Pro guide published in April 2014. It has been rewritten and updated for the latest 2.3 and 2.3.1 versions of Launch Center Pro with new sections, actions, videos, and more.</b><p>Released in December of 2011, Launch Center (the …

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

How to Study Abroad Without Breaking the Bank

Studying abroad can be a life-altering and massively enriching experience. Getting out of one's comfort zone and into a learning environment that …

How to Make Your iOS Notifications Smarter with IFTTT

iOS notifications are great for keeping you up to date with whatever's happening in your apps, but they get overwhelming quickly. With If This Then …

Apps

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iPhone Battery Drain

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short iPhone battery life. It was extremely difficult to …

Build Your Own Fold-Out Set of Mini Solar Panels

Solar panels can be a handy way to get a little extra juice, particularly if you're out camping or away from an outlet. These mini solar panels fold …