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Top 5 Social Media Tools Every Marketer Needs to Know About

For both small companies and mega-brands alike, social media can pose a tremendously powerful opportunity to engage with customers, industry influencers, and prospects.<p>An effective digital marketer will be acutely aware of conversations online that are relevant to their brand and product or service …

Marketing

New money for new businesses: where to find the cash for your start-up

More people want to be entrepreneurs, but need start-up funds. Here are some avenues to explore<p>The number of Britons starting their own businesses is rocketing, and this entrepreneurial spirit looks set to continue in 2014. More than 520,000 new businesses registered with Companies House during …

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gone are the days of build it, and they will come. Now entrepreneurs are putting more focus on developing prototypes, as they show what works and doesn't, generates customer feedback and helps investors understand - and decide to fund - …

Investing

How to Name Your Startup

<i>This is the sixth article in our new series with advice on building a business, company culture and life-hacking from Joel, CEO here at Buffer. You</i> …

Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.

Latest<p>Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.<p>Karima Mariama-Arthur 8 min read<p>Longtime media executive, startup investor and author Fran Hauser tells Jessica Abo why niceness has a place in today's work culture.<p>Jessica Abo 2 min read<p>Female leaders and …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes us from achieving our dreams.<p>I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears …

Entrepreneurship

5 Strategies for Generating Consumer Demand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Generating demand for your product requires much more than simply releasing it onto the market. You need to conduct research, determine what consumers' needs are, establish yourself as a leader in your industry and repeatedly prove your …

Marketing

The Billion Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.<p>DOW JONES<p>NEWS CORP<p>U.S. Edition<p>Sections<p>SHOW ALL SECTIONS HIDE ALL SECTIONS<p>Aim higher, reach further.<p>Get the Wall Street Journal $12 for 12 weeks. …

Venture Capital

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Apps

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Data Science

Pearl Jam, Phish, MMJ, Mule And Crowes Offer Lou Reed Tributes

As the world adapted to life without rock poet Lou Reed, tributes continued flooding in from across the globe. Within our world there were a number …

Sammy Hagar Talks Van Halen And Grateful Dead With Howard Stern

Yesterday, <b>Sammy Hagar</b> visited SiriusXM’s <i>The Howard Stern Show</i> and sat for an hour-long interview. Hagar spent most of the interview talking about his …