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Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to all of us: One minute we have so many fresh ideas that we can't wait to share them with the world. The next minute, the well is dry, and we're wondering if we'll ever have another original thought. I've been there, and I'm …

Entrepreneurship

What Your Company Logo Says About Your Brand (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>A truly great company logo becomes synonymous with its identity. Think about the McDonald’s golden arches, Apple’s apple, Coca-Cola’s cursive typeface, Nike’s swoosh and all the other iconic brand images that you remember.<p>But what does a logo say about your …

Graphic Design

10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stodgy business plan--that multipage printed document that entrepreneurs used to hand out at meetings with venture capitalists--has gone the way of the typewriter and Rolodex. These days, entrepreneurs are expected to lay out their …

Small Business

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to powerful …

Entrepreneurship

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been in venture capital for the past decade, and it still amazes me the different approaches and behaviors I get when I meet founders. When I was asked to write this post, it didn't take long for the memories to come back on some of …

Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

Say you're in an unfamiliar town and hankering for a bite to eat. You turn to tools like Foursquare or Yelp for a friendly recommendation, but each restaurant you arrive at appears worse than the last. Can you really trust those yahoos on Yelp, anyway?<p>I can't tell you how many times this has …

Apps

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"And then Eli thought it would be a good idea to start rhyming words," my friend Rochelle told me last night on the phone, "Because no one was coming up with any good ideas using free association."<p>She wasn't bringing me up to date on …

Creativity

How to Find More Customers Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Most people don't realize the vast range of options you have when you rent and buy snail-mail lists, email …

Time Management

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, Silicon Valley is still No. 1, but some surprising cities like Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bangalore, India have become successful startup hubs over the past decade. Startup Genome's Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 ranked the top 20 most …

Startups

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Uncle Sam is the popular kid at the investor party these days.<p>Global investor confidence grew in the U.S. in the past year but cooled in some previously hot emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India, according to a report released …

Venture Capital

As Social Media Becomes More Visual, a Tool for Analyzing Image Engagement

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Visual social media has been one of the biggest marketing shifts in the past couple of years. Consumers are taking to Instagram, Pinterest and other social-media platforms to talk about and share things they love in pictures.<p>As brands …

Infographics

Do This Before You Build Your Next App and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs tend to be hard-driving, ambitious optimists. But those positive traits can get them into trouble when it comes to overestimating customer appetite for a new app …

Entrepreneurship

Type Love: Built

Built is a new release from Ray Larabie’s foundry, Typodermic, that is intended to be used for the purpose of making solid, compact headlines …

Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity | Courtney Eliseo

<b>Develop a visual identity. Be instantly recognizable.</b><p>Logos are indispensable, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. Seize the knowledge to make your logo …

Graphic Design

Designing a Brand Identity

One of the most interesting projects that a graphic designer can take on is designing a logo. It can be daunting (and stressful) to come up with logo …

Alex Robbins

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

New Class Teaches Logo and Brand Identity Design

You want to design a logo and brand identity, but you are wondering, “How important is a logo when designing a brand identity?” While it is often …

Lock Love

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Normalcy: Sand & Serif

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Jason Carne & Justin Pervorse Business Cards

<i>For the month of August, a series of guest posters will be filling in on DWL with daily posts. Today’s posts come to you from Brooks Chambers of</i></i> …

Ahead of the Curve: Shop 6 Perfect Pumps

Shop heels with an architectural disposition.<p>The single sole will remain forever relevant amongst women who like things grounded in the classics, regardless of how many platforms come and go. Shake up the status quo of your go-to with a heel that pays homage to the architect, with a beautiful curve …

Street Style

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Is Spinning Making You Fat?

A growing number of indoor-cycling devotees are abandoning the bike, convinced it's making their backsides bigger.<p>Indoor-cycle much? Unless you've been locked in a room with only step aerobics tapes for company, someone has probably tried to convert you to the Cult of Spin. Maybe you're already …

Rock These Rocks! 30 Stone and Gem Jewels to Buy or DIY

If you’re looking to take your jewelry box to the next level of beautiful bling, try going <i>au natural</i> with stones, gems, and geodes. While beads, chain, and sequins are a total blast (we’re firm believers!), there’s something so refined about wearing the real thing. Just check out these 30 …

Jewelry

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Use Beach Glass as an Awesome Medium for Photo Transfers

One of our popular posts back in 2011 was a quick video tutorial on how you can use Mod Podge to transfer photographs onto blocks of wood (we also …