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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Have you been dreaming about dropping everything and starting your own company?<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Have you been dreaming about dropping everything and starting your own company? Ask yourself these five questions before quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur.<p><b>1. Are</b> …

5 things to do when starting an online store

Starting an online business might seem like a quick and easy way to make a few bucks, but there's more to it than plugging photos into a designer web template.<p>The National Retail Federation expects online retail sales to grow between 8% and 12% in 2017, so the industry is a productive space for …

These Are the Tools Required to Build a $3 million E-Commerce Brand | Inc.com

At the age of 21, Patrick Barnhill started Specialist ID, an e-commerce business, because he wanted to "sell while you sleep." In 2015, his company was named the eighth-fastest growing company in Miami and No. 1,686 on the Inc. 5000.<p>"It started as a website and then we made our way onto eBay," …

eCommerce

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it?<p>Most common answer: sell it. That's a good way to …

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …

So... You Want To Be A CxO? (8 Secrets For Your Career)

It feels like there’s been an explosion in Chief <i>[fill in the blank]</i> Officer roles: CAOs, CBOs, CCOs, and so on, proliferate in the leadership pages of corporate websites, these days.<p>My own profession is witnessing the advent of the CLO (Chief Legal Officer). How does one become a CxO? I offer some …

Sun Tzu's 31 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice

There was no greater war leader and strategist than Chinese military general Sun Tzu. His philosophy on how to be a great leader and ensure you win in work, management, and life is summed up in these 33 pieces of advice. They can all be applied by you in your job when you go back to work next …

Small Business Blog - Yahoo Small Business

What’s more likely is that a prospective customer will start their for a business like yours by opening their laptop or pulling out their phone …

Small Business

RIP, the server. It’s time to breathe the air of cloud connection

Advertisement<p>247 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Wavebreakmedia Ltd<p>Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a novelty becomes a trend or a trend becomes the new …

Mobile Is The Future Of Everything

I recently had the chance to interview Sunita Kaur, Director of Asia for Spotify (full interview coming soon) and I walked away convinced more than ever that the future of everything is mobile. The day is soon coming when using a desktop computer that resides in a large box and is attached to a …

World's 100 Biggest Banks: China's ICBC #1, No U.S. Banks In Top 5

The list of the world’s biggest banks is out and China is on top.<p>The biggest bank in the world today is Industrial and Commercial Bank of China with $3.062 trillion in assets, according to SNL Financial. The second spot goes to UK’s HSBC with $2.723 trillion in assets followed by France’s Crédit …

Here's Why The Philippines' Economic Miracle Is Really A Bubble In Disguise

I am reluctant to write about the Philippines’ economic bubble after the devastation that the country has endured due to the recent typhoon. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families. Please visit this page to learn how you can donate and help the victims of typhoon Haiyan. I have …

Thailand's Bubble Economy Is Heading For A 1997-Style Crash

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.<p>The emerging markets bubble started in 2009, when China launched a bold stimulus-driven economic growth strategy to counter the …

Malaise Is Ahead For Malaysia's Bubble Economy

(Correction: this report originally cited Robert Prior-Wandesforde of Credit Suisse for reporting that Malaysian housing prices were rising “30 to 40 percent annually in property prices, with some areas rising by 50 percent.” This quote has been removed as it refers to Indonesian property prices.)<p>I …

Why Southeast Asia's Boom Is A Bubble-Driven Illusion

Since the Global Financial Crisis, Southeast Asia has been one of the world’s few bright spots for economic growth and investment returns. With its relatively young population of 600 million and its growing middle class, Southeast Asia has been the scene of a modern-day gold rush as international …

It's Not A Bubble Until It's Officially Denied, Singapore Edition

There must be an unwritten rule in the shadowy world of central banking that demands that dangerous, society-threatening economic bubbles must be denied and covered up at all costs. I’ve experienced this phenomenon indirectly when I was warning about the U.S. housing and credit bubble in 2005 at …

Why Singapore's Economy Is Heading For An Iceland-Style Meltdown

In 2007, Iceland was celebrated for attaining the world’s highest standard of living according to the U.N.’s annual Human Development Index report. In less than a generation, the tiny North Atlantic island had transformed from a traditional fishing and tourism-based economic backwater into a …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

Five Fundamental Rules For The Future Marketer: Warrior Or Gardener?

by Daina Middleton<p>Today’s marketer’s challenges are complex and ever-changing. After spending 20 years in marketing and reflecting on my education and the state of the industry today, I’m not sure today’s marketing education passes the future-proofing test. Cultural anthropology and certainly …

History of iPhone 5: The biggest thing to happen to iPhone

WWDC 2012 came and went without any new iPhone announcements, re-affirming that that 2011 hadn't be a fluke and that fall was the new summer. So it …

iPhone 5

History of iPhone 4: Changing everything — again

Steve Jobs returned to the WWDC keynote stage on June 7, 2010. He'd introduced the iPad earlier in the year, and kicked things off with an update on …

Apple

History of iPhone 4s: The most amazing iPhone yet

Nothing about 2011 was normal for Apple. Tim Cook had introduced the Verizon iPhone 4 at the beginning of the year and Apple had finally shipped the …

Tim Cook

History of iPhone 3GS: Faster and more powerful

The history of iPhone—continuing with the faster and more powerful iPhone 3GS!Steve Jobs didn't give the WWDC keynote on June 8, 2009. He was away on …

11 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone

on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage for what was the most incredible keynote presentations of his life—a life filled with incredible …

Jony Ive

History of iPhone 3G: Twice as fast, half the price

At WWDC 2008 on June 9, after finalizing the details of the upcoming App Store, and summing up the original iPhone's achievements, the late Steve …

iPhone

The Big Shift: The End Of The Era Of Great Invention

<b>We’re moving from an era when inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money.</b><p>I ran into Todd Bradley from Hewlett-Packard at Brainstorm last week. He, perhaps alone among the many participants, had the hardest time coming up with a business card.<p>This is understandable: Todd …

The Royal Road To Riches

The week witnessed a wonderful juxtaposition: the indictment for insider trading of one of the most successful ever hedge funds, SAC Capital, while retail investors returned to stock markets in droves as they neared or reached record highs. We’re not going to add to commentary on the extraordinary …