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Zirtual opens its virtual assistant service to the public, adds new 24/7 rush option

Zirtual has opened up to the public, allowing anyone to hire virtual assistants. The startup has also launched a new Zirtual Now feature that offers 24/7/365 access to its labor pool for an extra charge.<p>Plans range from $99-$749 a month, depending on whether you want a dedicated assistant and how …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

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10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

This will be the trend that we hope never ever dies. As the Web grows and becomes more involved, and as more things are developed, designers and Web developers are going to get their hands on them. If you thought parallax scrolling techniques were cool, just you wait.<p>Expect to see many more things …

Detailed Guide: 8 Must-Have Elements of an Effective #LandingPage

Done well, a landing page can be a dream come true: making money while you sleep.<p>But making an effective landing page is not an easy job. Done poorly, it will end up being a very sad and lonely place.<p>Here are the 8 essential elements that make a difference between an effective landing page and a …

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Designing with Data: Creating Visualizations to Tell Your Story

A presentation explaining the importance of visualizations. I begin by reviewing some general theories about translating data into visuals, and then dive deeper into some specifics for using qualitative and quantitative information to tell your story. Finally I close by discussing some more …

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day I read an interesting book called <i>Entrepreneurial DNA</i>, by Joe Abraham, the founder of BOSI Global, an operating partner to venture-backed and owner-operated companies. The book is based on Joe’s study of over 1,000 …

Entrepreneurship

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Data science is used in everything from medical research to mortgage applications, yet it’s not widely used when it comes to predicting outcomes for budding businesses. Thomas Thurston, the founder of Growth Science in Portland, Ore., has …

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How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …