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From Captain America to Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy

Are Influencers Worth Your Money? We Went Undercover to Find Out.

As traditional advertising methods fade, a new generation of young social media mavens -- 'influencers' -- are offering businesses their endorsements in exchange for money or free stuff. But is it worth it?<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>I think we can all</b> …

5 Reasons why Entrepreneurs Seriously Need to Take a Break

The new people you meet, the new places you visit and the different cultures you experience while on a holiday will have a profound effect on you<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><b>Take a</b> …

Getting started with the new Home app in iOS

Apple's new Home app isn't exactly intuitive. Here's everything you need to know about getting started with HomeKit in iOS 10.<p>Apple's iOS 10 software includes a dedicated Home app and new Siri commands that let you control your devices with an Apple TV.<p>But the update missed out on one important …

Home Automation

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

The iPhone 7 Set to Launch in Samsung's South Korea

Though not yet confirmed by Apple, it looks like Oct. 21 is the day the iPhone 7 arrives in South Korea, according to a “high-ranking official for a …

South Korea

iOS has a nifty hidden feature that parents are gonna love

I don’t have any kids, but our designer Alex does – and he tells me he’s found a neat hidden feature in iOS that every parent is gonna love.<p>Whenever Alex has to get work done at home, he’d put on a funny video on his iPhone and pass it over to his son, hoping to steal the kid’s attention for a few …

MacTrast Deals: Noke Bluetooth Smart Padlock

UGH! I wish these were around when I was in high school, back in the stone age! The Noke Bluetooth Smart Padlock automatically connects to your …

The Bootstrapper’s Guide To Content Marketing for Startups

Content marketing is considered one of the most affordable ways to drive traffic and ultimately revenue to your startup. However, when you give it a …

6 easy ways to a productive work day for entrepreneurs

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share21<p>+14<p>Shares 35<p>Being an entrepreneur is difficult and sometimes hard to manage. It is imperative for the workday to be focused and …

The 8 Biggest Challenges for New Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship comes with a host of challenges. Rewarding challenges, but harsh challenges nonetheless. Experienced entrepreneurs have to deal with this no matter how long they’ve been in business -- trying to establish a brand, adjust …

Apple needed to make a standalone HomeKit app

HomeKit, Apple's platform for the Internet of Things, was introduced in 2014. Last year, hardware makers finally started selling devices with companion apps that supported the architecture. But the one thing missing from that platform was an accompanying app built by Apple. Instead, the company …

A Framework for Expanding Your Business Internationally

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Global expansion can be great for your business, and even better for your local economy. Bloomberg reports, “U.S. companies operating internationally help spur economic growth that creates domestic jobs to meet demand in foreign markets,” …

Why You Should Avoid Entrepreneurship

It is a ride many people dream about and most wish they had never gotten on.<p><i>This article was written for visionaries and masochists alike.</i><p>During a particularly tough business cycle, I asked my friend and mentor Rick Voirin about whether it was the right time for me to change the direction of one of …

Entrepreneurship

From an Elon Musk Bio to Malcolm Gladwell's 'Blink', These 9 Books Are Must-Reads

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s so much valuable business content clouding the blogosphere that it’s hard to choose what to keep up with.<p>Each year, I try to enlighten myself in a traditional way -- by selecting a few novel, relevant business books to put on my …

Where & How Do Top Startups Get Their Links?

[Estimated read time: 7 minutes]<p>As a startup founder myself, it feels weird to talk about startups through the lens of backlinks. After all, there …

The 11 Best Podcasts for Small Business Owners

“Podcasts make learning simple – just download the file, plug in your earphones, and go about your regularly scheduled life. Get a work out, cook …

Small Business

The Alp Watch is a $24,900 joke at the Apple Watch's expense

'Get a life, upgrade to a mechanical watch.'<p>Of all the responses we've seen to the Apple Watch, from both the tech industry and traditional watch makers, this might just be the most committed. Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has unveiled what it's calling the Swiss Alp Watch, a timepiece that …

Smartwatches

Channels — Live TV, anywhere in your home

Channels is the missing piece of your puzzle. If you already watch everything through streaming apps, Channels lets you finally watch sports, award …

How To Get Into The Hearts Of Your Audience With The Emotional Branding Tactics Used By Apple, Nike & Coca-Cola

<i>How do some companies manage to build a cult-like following of customers who fall in love with their brand and are devoted for life?</i>In 2012 it was …

Marketing

Why This Fintech Company Is Giving Away $100 Million to U.S. Startups | Inc.com

You wouldn't guess by Kristo Käärmann's cool, reserved composure that he's the co-founder of a billion-dollar tech startup (or that he played keyboards in his college band).<p>TransferWise, which Käärmann co-founded with Skype's former director of strategy, Taavet Hinrikus, aims to make money transfer …

Startups

Best Buy Offering Black Friday Deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch and More

Best Buy has shared its Black Friday ad for 2015, revealing several deals on Apple products and accessories. The discounts and promotions include up to $125 off select iPad Air 2 models, up to $200 off select Macs, up to $100 off select Apple Watch models, up to $50 off all iPods and more.<p>Best Buy …

Shopping

Early Black Friday ads from Target, Staples, Sam’s Club & others reveal heavy discounts on top Apple products

<b>Update (11/20 1:00pm):</b> We’ve published a more comprehensive roundup of the best upcoming Apple Black Friday deals.<p><i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Believe it or not, we’re only a little over two weeks away from Black Friday. Over at 9to5Toys we’ve been tracking a steady stream of Black Friday ad leaks, reveals, …

IPad Air

Pro Tip: Get your Apple TV sounding just right

You know that Apple TV is a great set-top box that allows you to play games, watch TV shows and movies, and even listen to Apple Music streams.<p>What you may not have known is that you can connect Bluetooth speakers so that you don’t bother your roommates or family when you’re watching, enhance …

Smart TV

The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Review: Beaconic’s iBeacon kits let any store or restaurant add Bluetooth promos for under $110

I’ve been interested in iBeacons — proximity-based wireless transmitters — ever since they were first announced by Apple alongside iOS 7 at WWDC in 2013. The idea of walking into a store, restaurant, or other public space and receiving (opt-in) wireless notifications based on proximity to a …

iPhone

5 Entrepreneurial Roadblocks You Never See Coming

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Roadblocks are common in the startup world. Some seasoned entrepreneurs thrive on them, seeing them as exciting challenges that encourage them to innovate. Most new entrepreneurs are intimidated by them, seeing them as dangerous threats …

What Entrepreneurs Should Do First Thing in the Morning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How should successful entrepreneurs start their day? Some, like me, immediately crack open the newspaper. And for everyone else -- whether your primary morning focus is working out at the gym, making coffee or driving to work -- you’re …