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Singpost Is Developing A Futuristic Shopping Mall To House Online Retailers

Weeks after revealing plans to use drones to deliver the mail, Singpost — Singapore’s postal service provider — has unveiled another futuristic e-commerce concept, a mall that combines online and offline shopping together under one roof.<p>The mall (artist’s impressive above) will be located at …

Why Working for a Tough-As-Nails Boss Was the Best Thing for My Business

Here's how working for a difficult boss helped The Grommet founder Jules Pieri start and run her business.<p>Working for a hard-driving boss can play havoc with your personal life and your ego. Most folks prefer the softer, gentler breed. But for one entrepreneur, working under the no-nonsense Meg …

Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next?<p>There are so many great choices available in the digital realm, and new stuff is pouring in every …

You’re Still Modeling Growth Incorrectly

When I first got the job running marketing at Mint, founder and CEO Aaron Patzer told me that we had to get Mint to 100,000 users within six months of launching.<p>The number itself didn’t intimidate me: Before Mint, I had been Facebook employee No. 30. I’d witnessed crazy, exponential user growth …

Social Media Marketing

Get To The Point: The Four-Sentence Email

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>We live in a world where everybody is rushed and pressed for time. People are on the clock, and they want to get things done as quickly as possible. …

Middle East

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

6 Ways to Make Your Product Stand Out in a Crowded Market

Rising above the noise in a crowded field of companies is never easy. Playing to your strengths and being human help.<p>Do you think you have an utterly unique product? Here’s the truth; you probably don't, and that’s not a bad thing. Some of today's most successful products aren’t all that new, …

Marketing

The One Interview Question That Will Help You Make The Best Hire

One CEO’s quest to find the perfect curveball interview question resulted in the best way to let strong candidates shine.<p>The quirky interview question has become a proven method for some companies’ recruiting strategy: e.g. Google’s puzzles designed to weed through some 2 million applicants per …

Employment

30 Marketing Ideas To Increase Sales For Your Small Business

Small Business

Startups 101: Here is advice for founders raising an early stage round

DALLAS — They say knowledge is power, and that couldn’t be more true for entrepreneurs looking to raise their first significant financing round.<p>Lee …

5 temptations to hire at your startup — and why you shouldn’t

When you’re the founder of an early-stage startup, you know your top job (perhaps second only to finding a product-market fit) is to build a winning team.<p>Investors will ask you who your cofounders are, press will want to know how many employees you have, customers will be leery of taking a chance …

Employment

What Is Content Marketing?

No one cares about advertising anymore. Content marketing is king.<p>We skip ads using our DVR. We buy Netflix on demand. We scroll past the …

Why Are E-Commerce Startups Bullish On Retail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kit Hickey is the co-founder of Ministry of Supply, a performance-professional menswear brand which is bullish on retail.</i><p>It’s a tough time to be an old-school retail company.<p>This past summer, I was walking around Chicago with a realtor. We were looking for popup spaces in Lincoln Park …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Hiring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every hiring manager is familiar with the temptation to hire too fast. You know you should take the time to find the perfect person for the job but you also need to fill that role and get help immediately. That’s when it’s all too easy to …

Employment

Holtzbrinck Ventures Closes $331M Fund To Back More Consumer And E-Commerce Startups

One of the more prolific VCs in Europe with close ties to e-commerce startup factory Rocket Internet has closed another fund — its biggest yet — to back more consumer internet businesses in the region and beyond, with an emphasis on e-commerce. Holtzbrinck Ventures has raised €285 million ($331 …

Venture Capital

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori is an associate in the New York startup practice at WilmerHale, a law firm, and the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.</i><p>Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups …

Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs will agree that there is a lot more to building a successful business than having a great idea. Really, your big idea is just the first step — it's simply choosing which mountain you are going to climb. Profitable …

Entrepreneurship

Best Advice I Ever Got: Trust in the Process of Failure and Learning

Entrepreneurship is a winding, often uncomfortable journey. The trick to success is learning to live with that.<p><i>Originally from Bristol, UK, Kiran Panesar began programming in his early teens with a focus on developing iOS apps. At the age of 18, Kiran co-founded MobileX Labs, an app solutions</i> …

Building a Business Plan: 5 Things Every Startup Needs to Succeed

Before you go looking for investors and funding, you need to make sure your startup's business plan is rock solid. Here are some tips to help you develop an outstanding business plan for your early-stage business.<p>Your business plan is going to be the first thing that potential investors look at …

How to Think More Strategically About Your Content Marketing