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Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alan Mamedi is the co-founder and CEO of Truecaller. He is based in Stockholm.</i><p>One of the typical mistakes developers make is thinking that because they’ve had success in one corner of the globe, they should be able to employ the same strategy to drive adoption elsewhere. The truth of …

The 6 PR Tips Every Startup Should Employ

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today there are more than 30 <i>startups</i> in the United States, Europe and China that are valued at $1 billion or more and that number is expected to increase. With 100 million startups opening up each year and 472 million entrepreneurs …

Social Media

Growth Hacking: Marketing For Startups

The term “growth hacker” was first introduced in a blog post by Sean Ellis in 2010. He summarized a growth hacker as “a person whose true north is growth”, and is disciplined in prioritizing and testing marketing ideas, and religiously analyzing such results to see which tactics worked the best and …

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a final …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world needs new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create jobs, lift the standard of living, usher new technology into society, and keep competition alive in the marketplace. Starting a business is difficult, and it’s crucial that the next …

Entrepreneurship

6 Make-or-Break Steps to Go From Big Idea to Successful Business

A great idea is only the first step toward success.<p>This week, I had the chance to speak with a friend who's created a truly unique design in a product category that has relied on the same basic approach for quite a while now. He's got a prototype, has a patent pending and is working to figure out …

The Broke Entrepreneur: How To Survive Without Cash

Last year our startup went through a serious downtime. We had a large deal signed that fell through with only 7% of its original commitment. During this time, we went through what every entrepreneur fears – no money. We had already started the wheels turning for future growth plans, and yet we …

6 Tips To Startup Success From Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

Mr. Wonderful shares his no-nonsense business philosophy.<p>As I sit across the table from Kevin O’Leary–aka Mr. Wonderful on ABC’s hit show <i>Shark Tank</i>–I see a man with intense focus. We chat together in a small green room at a news station, O’Leary in between multiple TV appearances, discussing his …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

21 of the Best B2B Growth Hacks

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>As you are all probably tired of hearing by now, growth hacking is not simply a series of tricks or tactics, but a mindset to do what it takes to …

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative application of technology and data to the problem of building new teams.<p>I’m trying to coin this phrase in …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …