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15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

5 Tips to Creating a Successful Content-Marketing Campaign

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The phrase “content marketing” is all over the web these days. Content has become a conglomeration of many things: webinars, blog posts, videos, social network shares and more. It sounds like a great idea. If done right, a …

Marketing

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

1 min read<p>The only way to be sure you never fail is to never try. So, if you want to be an entrepreneur, buckle your seatbelt for a bumpy ride.<p>Epic inventor Thomas Edison generated 10,000 prototypes for electric light bulbs before getting it right, according to the infographic below, created by San …

Prototypes

5 Easy Ways to Lose Customers (Infographic)

No one wants to lose customers. But in a competitive environment, the smallest slip can do just that. In fact, 29 percent of customers will not order from an online store again if just one order is incorrect. This statistic and others are included in this infographic from Webgistix, an online …

Customers

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the</i> …

Social Media

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Luxury rides, glitzy addresses, private jets…These are just a few assumed splurges of the suddenly wealthy tech elite. And though many shell out big for bling and baubles, a number of young and newly moneyed tech titans are …

Startups

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs From A Music Festival Founder

Share<p>Something special is happening in New Zealand. For the last ten years, people have been converging on the town of Gisborne to be among the first …

How To Setup A Successful Kickstarter Campaign [Infographic]

7<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Share<p>+1<p>I am a frequent visitor to the always interesting Kickstarter and IndieGoGo websites. There are always new and cool crowdfunding …

Crowd Funding

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest …

Entrepreneurship

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess -- from accounting and managing a profit and loss …

Business Strategy

Growth vs. Profit: What Should Rising Startups Focus On First?

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:<p>What is going on with the economy?<br>• How liquid …

Three Simple Ways To Create Customers For Life

You’ve heard it a thousand times: Happy customers translate into repeat business. For small businesses, truer words were never spoken. So why do some business owners view customer service as an unnecessary cost, believing in the adage that “a great product should speak for itself”?<p>“Many companies …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

The e-cigarette boom: Study finds 466 online brands, 7,700 flavors

If you want a nicotine fix but you don't like the taste of tobacco, you've got options -- thousands of them.<p>According to a new survey of the e-cigarette landscape, there are more than 450 e-cigarette brands online, offering nicotine products in 7,700 flavors, including graham cracker, Swedish fish …