Rick Timcke

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Owning an Amazon delivery business: The risks, rewards and economic realities of the tech giant’s new program for entrepreneurs

Amazon has a new idea for anyone who has ever dreamed of owning and running a small business, but was daunted by the hurdles, or didn’t know where to …

Enterprise Tech

The billionaire owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers runs more than 100 companies according to 19 rules

Dan Gilbert runs an empire.<p>He makes many of his public appearances as the billionaire owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, but he's also the chairman and founder of Rock Ventures, his holding company for over 100 businesses, including the Cavs, the real-estate company Bedrock that's transforming …

Real Estate

Best website builders for start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a side hustle

All businesses — no matter how big or small — need a strong and compelling website if they want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're starting …

Web Design

How to become a LinkedIn influencer

Here’s where to start if you want to build your following and raise your status on the business social media platform.<p>Jim Keenan says he’s probably on LinkedIn more than he should be—at least a few times a day. But if the measure of where professionals should spend their time is looking at what …

Social Media

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Chart Reading For Beginners: 3 Telltale Clues To Look For In Your Stocks

Learning how to read stock charts helps you get in early on winning stocks like <b>Nvidia</b> (NVDA) and <b>Netflix</b> (NFLX). Charts also help you spot the right …

Here's How Much Microinfluencers Really Get Paid

Thinking of adding microinfluencers into your content marketing plan? Here's how much you should budget.<p>When it comes to influencers, bigger does not equal better. Sure, celebrities and mega-influencers can reach millions of people, but on average, their engagement rate goes down as their number of …

microinfluencers

5 Ways to Continuously Expand Your Online Following

Try these five methods for drawing more and more viewers to your business's YouTube videos and growing your business in the process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> …

6 Landing Page Tips to Drive Sales and Reach New Customers (Infographic)

Don't miss out on sales by not following this advice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The first thing a customer sees when they go to your website is the landing page. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure your landing page not only looks great but makes people want to …

Why Interactive Email is Great for Your Marketing

Most marketers have heard about the rise of interactive content. Interactive content includes anything that your consumers click on, swipe, or …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Rakuten will roll its $9B loyalty program into a new blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Rakuten Coin

Messaging apps have seen a surge of popularity in recent years as people seek ways to communicate more directly than on social networks. But they also have been adding large group chat options into the mix, to give a more social experience on those messaging platforms.<p>Now messaging app Viber is …

Viber

Mining Bitcoin in the cloud is like renting a money printer and yes, it’s bizarre

Cloud mining, or remote cryptocurrency mining, is a contentious topic. Using a remote server to mine currency for you seems perfect for people who …

Why LinkedIn Groups Can Be Great for Businesses (and How to Create a Successful One)

LinkedIn Groups do not have a great reputation. Many of them are filled with self-promotion and spam rather than valuable discussions and meaningful …

Social Media

More Than Just Bitcoin: Blockchain Has Value Across Multiple Industries

Beyond cryptocurrency, the new ledger technology offers huge benefits for health care, crowdfunding and the cloud.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Blockchain" is undeniably one of the hottest words on the internet. As proof, turn to Google Trends to see its …

Blockchain

The billionaire who allegedly swindled $1.8 billion from an Indian bank

Diamond trade wasn’t 47-year-old billionaire Nirav Modi’s primary career choice. He wanted to become a music conductor as a young man, and going by the recently made allegations (pdf) regarding his involvement in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, it looks like he made at least some bankers …

India

How to Generate Leads for Your Business Using Content

<i>(Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Shopify Partners blog. Read the original post here.)</i>Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, web …

All Eyes on Tether Amid Crypto Pull Back

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own …

Cryptocurrency

What Is The Difference Between Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Last year, thanks to stratospheric rises in value, lots of people became aware of the existence of Bitcoin, as well as another often-cited up-and-coming cryptocurrency, Ethereum.<p>For perspective – that means Bitcoin is currently held at around the same value as Unilever, whereas Ethereum has around …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and all the things we think we know, but are probably faking

Ethereum. Ripple. Dash. No, these aren’t the titles of dystopian novels or proposed names for future Kardashian offspring, along with Bitcoin, these …

4 Marijuana Stocks That Should Yield at Least 100,000 Kilograms of Cannabis Annually by 2019

If you want a piece of the fast-growing legal pot market, these companies would be a great place to start your research.<p>Sure, cryptocurrencies have …

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Bitcoin

The bitcoin party is over. The blockchain party has only just begun | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

CONFIDENCE IN cryptocurrency markets may have taken a major hit in recent weeks, but the same cannot be said of the value of the technology it relies …

How Amazon Is Quietly Entering The Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Boom

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.<p>Since 2017 began, no asset class has been more impressive than cryptocurrencies. The aggregate …

The Business of Cannabis (Infographic)

It's one of the hottest industries at the moment.<p>While it’s not legal in all states, cannabis is on its way to becoming a top moneymaker for a number of savvy entrepreneurs and business people. California recently passed recreational marijuana use, joining the eight states and the District of …

Cannabis