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2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Apple Receives Final Approval For New Flagship San Francisco Store

- Mar 12, 2014<p>The San Francisco Planning Commission and the city’s Board of Supervisors has given the final approval to Apple for the company’s new …

It's Actually Cheaper To Buy Digital Storm's New Gaming PC Than To Build It Yourself

In a sure sign that the world is ending — or that perhaps a boutique PC vendor is actually making use of economies of scale to benefit their customers — Digital Storm’s newly released Vanquish II gaming rig is cheaper to outright buy off the shelf than it is to build yourself.<p>For the sake of …

Boost Your Small Business With These 12 Free Ecommerce Tools

The second quarter of 2013 saw U.S. online sales grow nearly 16%, marking the 15th consecutive quarter of positive year-on-year growth. Later in the …

Want to Improve Your Brand? Here Are 25 Ways

If you ask people to define a brand, you’ll get hundreds of definitions. Everything from a company’s main product to secondary products to a tagline …

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

4 min read<p>For some students, entrepreneurship is a cool, non-traditional class they can take in high school. For Kevin Harrington, entrepreneurship was his high school experience.<p>Now the chairman of the As Seen on TV brand and one of the original investing sharks on ABC’s hit reality television …

Entrepreneurship

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How great would it be to be a fly on the wall as some of the biggest companies are developed? Or to hear about the challenges entrepreneurs have faced on the road to their first million? Last week at the third annual Chicago …

Entrepreneurship

15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

<b>QUESTION:</b> WHAT IS ONE BASELINE TECH SKILL SHOULD ALL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON BEFORE STARTING UP?<p>KNOW HOW TO WIREFRAME<p><i>“Being able to</i> …

Painful, Embarrassing Shit I've Done Trying To Make Money Online

When I began writing at Rich20Something, I felt like a small child lost in the woods.<p>First, let’s get something straight: A lot of other bloggers or …

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit -- or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.<p>This means it's …

In-App Purchases

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

Books

10 Things Every Customer Wants

Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.<p>Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who …

sales

Ready to Start-up? Ask These 5 Questions First

Building a business from the ground up isn't for the weak at heart. But if you enjoy a thrill ride, step right up. Here's how.<p>What happens when you're thinking about starting your own company? Often, there's an idea that begins keeping you up at night. It might just be a glimmer of an concept...or …

Entrepreneurship

Why Some Videos Go Viral: 6 Reasons

The basic elements of highly successful online videos are really just fundamental principles of human interaction.<p>The basic elements of highly successful online videos are really just fundamental principles of human interaction, and you can apply to nearly any form of communication (especially …

Marketing

This Company Broke the Online Ad Model for Fun and Profit

An advertising executive and a rock-and-roll musician figure out how to make money in publishing by using an old-school business model.<p>Attend an online media conference and you're bound to meet a lot of depressed people. Rates, driven by an effectively infinite supply of inventory, have politely …

Atlanta Falcons

It's Time to Beef Up Your 'About' Page

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your “About” page is likely one of the most visited pieces of content on your website. And yet I’m willing to bet that instead of crafting this important page with the care it deserves, plenty of you reading this article simply …

Marketing

Distractions Killing Your Flow? Try This Method.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are distractions getting in your way? Have you noticed that many times when you are focusing on your work and are approaching that momentum where things start to flow easily, you get interrupted?<p>Most entrepreneurs have created …

Time Management

How Not to Be a Boring Blogger: Write Like You Eat (Infographic)

2 min read<p>Business owners, you ought to be blogging. If you are not, you should start. Blogging is a way to update your customers about changes in your business and engage with your customers on developments in your industry. But here’s the thing, don’t be boring. If you bore your readers once, you …

Infographics

6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One major key to crowdfunding success is by creating a good video that sells your campaign to potential donors. In fact including a video will up your chances of success to 50 percent, according to Kickstarter. You don’t need to …

Crowd Funding

Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s tough raising outside capital for your startup. Often entrepreneurs who have gone down this route compare it to having a full-time job. But it doesn't have to be this way. The trick is timing.<p>Because running a startup …

Apps

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

2 min read<p>The roughly 1.3 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in North America generate a gobstopping $5.5 trillion in annual revenue. And according to a new study conducted by LinkedIn, social media is increasingly becoming the vital axis upon which this community turns.<p>LinkedIn partnered …

Social Media

How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

<b>1. Make sure your product is ready.</b> Do you know what your minimum viable product is? Have you talked extensively with the people you want it to connect with in order to validate this? If not, consider taking a couple of steps back and making this a top priority. You only get one chance to make a …

Marketing

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Franchise

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With dissatisfying careers and back-to-back layoffs, a lot of people are choosing to take control of their personal and professional future by exploring entrepreneurship.<p>Of those who realize their entrepreneurial potential, many …

Small Business

What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, entrepreneurs and business owners deal with more stress, challenges and setbacks than most. As the going gets hard, motivation levels tend to decrease drastically.<p>The experience and amount of hardships that come …

Motivation

Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Shipments of smart wearable bands - currently a relatively small sector in the technology industry - are set to grow by mammoth proportions this year, according to independent analyst Canalys.<p>Its research shows that 1.6 million smart bands, such as …

Wearable Tech

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the rise of accelerators and incubators, the increase of outside investor options and the constant coverage of funding news, the prestige of seed capital has many entrepreneurs focused on wooing investors rather than …

Small Business

8 Ways to Make Reporters Fall In Love With Your Startup

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Much has been written about the strained relationship between reporters and PR practitioners, so the question is: How can we show reporters we love them and, in turn, help them fall in love with us?<p>Here are some ways to make them feel special:<p><b>1.</b> …

Public Relations

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're developing software or making delicious hot sauce, a strong product is vital. Nonetheless, the linchpin for any successful startup is the ability to market and sell your products. However, for lean startups with …

Outsourcing

Work From Home Like a Boss: Top Tech for Your Home Office

4 min read<p>Working from home -- and making a decent living doing it -- demands discipline, focus and follow-through. Decking your workspace out with some of the latest, greatest office tech doesn't hurt either. Having the right gear just might boost your productivity, that is if you don't let it …

Gear & Gadgets