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Every Bootstrapping Entrepreneur Can Afford These 3 Basics of a Successful Website

Build a strong foundation, set a clear path and don't allow clutter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your business website instantly welcoming? With more and more online-only experiences and business operations, it’s increasingly important that your website deliver a …

UX Design

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

We all want good sex. It’s time for men to do their part.

<i>This is part of a series about love in the #MeToo era.</i><p>As the pain grew intolerable in my right hip, I treated myself to a professional massage. I am a single mom and busy professional. Luxury items don’t happen often. I expected to feel relief from a chronic sports injury. Instead, I was flooded …

Relationships

How a Minimum Viable Product Can Make Or Break Startups

They should only focus on the solution, customer pain point, and processes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the process of creating a minimum viable product, most entrepreneurs …

Startups

Here’s how to wish someone a happy Chinese New Year in Chinese – and it’s not gong hei fat choy

<b>February 16 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations around the world for 2018.</b><p>It’s an annual festival that’s not only celebrated by …

All The Stuff You Wished You Knew About Fourier Transforms But Were Afraid To Ask

The Fourier transform underpins so much of our technological lives, in most cases probably without our realising it. The ability to mathematically …

Mathematics

3 Keys to Turning Your Side Gig into a Full-Blown Business

Picography / PixabayHave you been thinking that your side gig is doing really well? Perhaps it’s <i>just</i> reached a point where you say to yourself, “Hey, …

Small Business

How to Boost Your Instagram Aesthetics to Get Your Brand More Attention | Inc.com

Budding entrepreneurs who are trying to promote their brands on Instagram, need to work really hard to gain visibility among target audiences. So much effort goes into growing followers organically. However, the trouble is, not all of them might be relevant for their brand. Naturally, they try to …

Marketing

A New Breed Of Desktop Printer Lets Users Go Two Years Without An Ink Refill

Roughly once a century I get a new printer. At least that’s how it feels. The new model on my desk makes the old one look a hundred years old.<p>For months, I’d been hearing about an Epson printer that – get this – doesn’t need an ink refill for two years! Do you know how long that is? Two years ago, …

Epson

10 Smallest & Fastest Frontend Web Dev Frameworks

You're reading 10 Smallest & Fastest Frontend Web Dev Frameworks, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Handy

Business incubator aims to help small firms win government work

Business incubators have been all the rage in the D.C. area in recent years, as local leaders try to step beyond the region's dependence on federal money. But the area's newest incubator is taking a different approach: doubling down on federal contracts while trying to open that market to a more …

Small Business

5 Tips to Fund Your Company Without Asking Family or Friends for Money | Inc.com

If you're in the process of bootstrapping a company, chances are you've read content online on how to do it. In nearly every piece of content on bootstrapping, it's recommended that the business owner ask friends and family for money in the beginning.<p>While this is certainly not intended to be …

Small Business

New security service from Cloudflare hopes to kill the VPN once and for all

Remote workers or business travelers have long been familiar with the travails of working through virtual-private network software, but Cloudflare …

Information Security

Nomad’s new wireless charger is also a four-port USB hub

It even has USB-C<p>The Nomad Wireless Hub is another new take on wireless charging pads, combining a regular Qi charger on top with a four-port USB charging hub hidden on the bottom for an all-in-one desktop charging solution that can charge up to five gadgets at once.<p>The first thing you’ll notice …

Gear & Gadgets

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing | Inc.com

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Retirement

Content Marketing Isn't Dead. You're Just Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

Content marketing has been established as the main strategy for building a community of customers for many years now. And, like many great strategies, as time passes it starts to be questioned. Those who aren't putting in the effort into their content and hence not seeing the results they'd like …

Marketing

15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It …

Small Business

Nebo Boating App Logs Record Number of Users

<b>Just three months after its official launch on iTunes and Google Play, the Nebo boating app has been overwhelmingly embraced by boaters throughout</b> …

8 Ways To Start Or Buy An E-Commerce Business In Midlife

You’ve read the headlines that scream about how the Internet economy is quickly reaching $4 trillion. And you’ve endured the cable news cycling through storylines of Internet powerhouses such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. Maybe it’s time for <i>you</i> to become an Internet entrepreneur yourself in …

Small Business

Want to Launch a Company? 5 All-in-One Business Tools You'll Need | Inc.com

With each new day comes a new software declaring it can do one thing better than any of its competitors. This glut of specialized software creates lots of niches within the market, but the accompanying overload of information does nothing for time-strapped entrepreneurs but confuse them.<p>With …

Small Business

Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic

Apple today is introducing a new way for app developers to acquire users for their apps: it’s launching a pay-per-install advertising product called Search Ads Basic. The “basic” branding signals that this product is being aimed at smaller developers compared with the existing Search Ads product, …

AdWords

Your Employees Don't Need Rewards, They Need Meaning and Connection | Inc.com

Almost every company in the United States has organizational change wrong.<p>They believe "culture" is about having a list of values.<p>Culture is not about having a list of values. Nor is leadership about charisma.<p>The reason organizations fail at their primary task (which is delivering value and …

Employee Engagement

14 Tools for Marketers to Quickly Make Engaging Videos for Social Media

We love watching videos, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Peter Roybal from LinkedIn recently shared just how much video we are …

Navdy contacts would-be creditors, prepares to liquidate

No one ever says hardware is easy, and today it looks like another promising startup has hit a wall. Navdy, which made an in-car heads-up display that projected info like navigation on to your windscreen, has been sending out notices to customers and others who might have claims against the …

Customers

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

From the Archives: Sailing Downwind? Set a Whisker Pole

No matter whether the journey is a trade-wind romp across a thousand miles of ocean or a daysail up the bay, a cruising boat that's not equipped with …

Sailing

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Google Analytics

8 Tips on How to Start an E-commerce Business Today | Inc.com

So, you're mentally prepared to build very own website. You've got the legal side covered, and you're ready for the exciting part. Where do you begin? Well, luckily for you i've been in the same exact place as you are right now.<p>Here are eight business tips to get you off the ground and running your …

Small Business