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4 Reasons Why Companies are Choosing CRM Over Traditional Marketing tools

CRM offers the perfect tools for accurately collecting, managing and analysing consumer behaviour data to help in creating impactful marketing strategies<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

Marketing

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

How to Optimize a Website for Lead Generation

Every business needs a polished website to expand in today’s ultra-competitive market. However, many websites fail to accomplish their primary goal: …

Marketing

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

The 10 Things You Must Do From Day One So Your Startup Thrives

Get the basics right and you'll be in good shape for the long run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or need to reignite that fire, you’re probably searching for the right advice. You need advice that you are likely …

Small Business
Bootstrapping

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Entrepreneurship

Need More Capital? Get Funding For Your Startup

Inside each of us is the seed of an idea just waiting for us to water it. You have such an idea in you — that business or startup that the world must experience. You’ve mocked out the plans, come up with the name, branding and website. Everyone loves it. But do you know how to fund it? It turns out …

Small Business

Norwest Venture Partners raises $1.5 billion fund

Norwest Venture Partners has closed a $1.5 billion fund, bringing the total under management to $7.5 billion.<p>The firm will be using the money to invest primarily in the consumer, enterprise and healthcare categories. And they are looking for opportunities at all stages, from seed stage to …

Venture Capital

Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding

Varsity Tutors, the learning platform founded in 2011, today announced the close of a $50 million Series C funding round led by Learn Capital. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investor TCV also participated in the round.<p>Varsity Tutors started as an offline service, connecting the best …

Startups

Want to be a founder? Go get a job, says venture capitalist Joe Kraus of GV

Yesterday, at Startup Grind, an event series that’s aimed at new founders and people contemplating becoming entrepreneurs, we sat down with Joe Kraus, a partner for the last eight years with Google’s early-stage investing arm, GV.<p>Kraus, who’d earlier co-founded two companies — Excite and Jotspot — …

Venture Capital

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

It’s not every chief executive who wakes up in the morning to a view of their office door across the parking lot from the Airstream trailer they call home, but Jesse Genet isn’t every CEO.<p>Genet is the co-founder and chief executive of Lumi, a Los Angeles-based startup that supplies the packaging …

Startups

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

We got a great glimpse into how Google figured out when a star former engineer allegedly stole 14,107 files

The IT department is playing a key role in the Uber vs. Waymo trial playing out in a San Francisco court room this week, as the two tech titans clash over whether Uber used Waymo trade secrets to advance its self-driving car research.<p>One of the key witnesses called to the stand by Waymo, a …

Autonomous Cars

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

A Study of 55 of the World's Biggest Companies Found the Most Collaborative Teams Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Now more than ever, collaboration has become the keystone of successful businesses. But as your company grows, working together becomes harder. As teams diverge, getting buy-in, support, and even just clear lines of communication become a struggle.<p>After studying 55 of the largest teams from …

Leadership

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

I recently published an article on Inc.com saying that people who read are going to be a mile ahead of those who do not. I received a lot of feedback from aspiring entrepreneurs asking where they should begin. After I gave myself some time to think, I listed what I believe are the five best books …

Entrepreneurship

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

Self-improvement

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

From Seed Stage to the Last Mile: All You Need To Know About Fund Raising For Startups

Know what each stage depicts and why they are important<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Capital raising has always been a challenging task for entrepreneurs, more so when it comes from …

Venture Capital

5 Soft Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Master (Otherwise Your Business Will Fail) | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs love to live in the clouds.<p>It's so much easier to talk about the big vision, the grand achievement, the cliche mantras that those who have already achieved "success" claim inevitably ladder up to a massively successful business.<p>But the moment you become an entrepreneur and step into …

Entrepreneurship

The 19 hottest San Francisco startups to watch in 2018

Some of the city's tech stalwarts, like Twitter and Uber, have been rocked by controversy and competition, while buzzy startups like Jawbone, Luxe and Juicero shut down their services.<p>Yet even amidst the turmoil, tech continues to reach new heights, with Salesforce tower now dominating the San …

San Francisco

Before buying anything on Amazon, use these 2 tools to make sure you’re getting a good deal

The event is expected to generate lots of sales for Amazon. The last Prime Day was a success, and the company has gained millions more Prime members in the year since.<p>The urge to shop on Prime Day makes sense: Amazon sells a ton of products and makes it very easy to buy them. Many times, its …

Shopping