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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> …

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How Today's Young Female Entrepreneurs Embrace Their Feminine Mystique

Chief Strategy Officer for AirPR<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women are the new black.<p>With today’s 24-hour news cycle, there’s no shortage of powerful, female newsmakers -- from Sheryl Sandberg and her "lean in circles" to Arianna Huffington’s empire. And happily, the …

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6 Easy Ways to Kill Your Social Media Reputation

Want to lose followers and alienate people? It's easier to do than you might think.<p>I'm continually amazed at how far social networking has progressed since 2011. Back then, when I wrote about how to increase your followers in the September issue, there was still a sense that posting on Twitter and …

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How to Give Your Web Apps a Real Speed Boost

If your apps take any more than a few seconds to load, you better be ready to kiss your users goodbye. When it comes to page abandonment, there’s no quicker way to lose loyalty than slow load time.<p>An infographic from KISSmetrics shows that 12 percent of respondents say they expect load times on …

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oDesk and the Future of the Workforce Marketplace

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). In mid-October, oDesk held a programming contest for freelancers registered on the platform. The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and …

Be Willing to Suffer for Success 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>Success doesn't come easily to most people, not even to talented entrepreneurs who are willing to work hard. "Doing something you love will make you work harder at it, but that …

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