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An Unusually Candid VC Explains Why VCs Are a Bad Idea | Inc.com

You start a company. You pitch it to a partner at a big-name venture capital firm. The partner decides your company has huge potential, gives it a unicorn valuation, and gives you tens of millions of funding, or maybe even more.<p>Time to celebrate, right? Maybe not, according to Eric Paley, managing …

Venture Capital

Tai Lopez's 7 Steps to Start Your Own Marketing Agency

The social media master builds and scales multimillion-dollar businesses using these strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people dream of starting their own business and creating a life that lets you travel and have fun while getting paid. The problem is that …

Five Very Useful Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Have Known

Photoshop is tremendously complex and nuanced, and there are always techniques or entirely new features to be discovered. This helpful video will …

5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from …

10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media

Sales and marketing is a numbers game. With 2.5 billion people online and more added every day, are the numbers working for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers go where the people are, and marketing dollars follow. Last year, for the first time ever, marketers …

Use These 5 Copywriting Techniques to Start Converting Like a Pro

Website copywriting is in a weird place today.Even if you’re not super familiar with the field of copywriting, you’ve probably observed the three …

Writing

Facebook Messenger 101: Get Started Guide for Business [download now]

Are you ready to gain an unfair competitive advantage on Facebook? Would you like to stomp status quo and serve your customers quickly, personally …

Chatbots

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

How to Make Big Bucks While Selling Your Products for Free

Use a free plus shipping funnel to generate brand loyalty and create revenue.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing funnels are very effective at converting your website visitors into paying customers, and savvy marketers are constantly looking for ways to increase …

Everything Facebook launched at both days of F8 and why

Typing with telepathy? Hearing through your skin? An augmented reality developer platform? These are just a few of the launches and demos Facebook showed off at the social network’s big F8 conference. Here’s an updated breakdown of each major announcement from both days of F8 and why they’re …

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while you're hitting the treadmill at your gym, tackling the morning commute, or taking the dog for a …

Entrepreneurship

Marketers, watch for these social media trends

Social media has reached a maturity level many once thought unfathomable.<p>Think back to the early days of Friendster, MySpace and even Facebook: Who …

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

Why Uber Won’t Fire Its CEO | Backchannel

<b>As the calamities amass at Uber,</b> many people — including me — have called for new leadership. Usually, the job of hiring and firing a CEO falls to a …

Silicon Valley

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.

In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what's destined to come out on top.<p>But in the case of Mastodon, …

The 9 Best Shopify Apps to Increase Sales Available for Free

Shopify is used by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to sell products online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Shopify is used by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to sell products online. The Shopify app store never falls short of hosting thousands of intuitive apps …

The Most Important WeChat Features for Digital Marketers Targeting Chinese Consumers

The renowned social network ‘WeChat’ is of great interest to western marketers currently, and it should well be.<p>With 700 million active users it has …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

These three stocks offer explosive upside potential.<p>Stocks that can generate life-changing returns on capital aren't exactly commonplace. In fact, …

Facebook Advertising Benchmarks for 18 Industries [Infographic]

The average clickthrough rate (CTR) for Facebook ads across all industries is 0.90%, according to recent research from WordStream.<p>The report was …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tutorials

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the odds of success in your favor. Startups run on lean budgets and small teams, and rely on software and applications to lighten the load. These tools are more …

Project Management

3 Great Stocks to Buy Instead of NVIDIA

Shares of graphics chip company<b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ: NVDA) have been on fire over the past year, up an astounding 215%. The company's core graphics business is doing well, and its bets on using GPUs to accelerate artificial intelligence and power driverless cars are paying off in a big way.<p>The downside …

Investing

4 Things Your Website Needs Convert Visitors Into Customers

Your site is the basis of all your marketing initiatives, but did you know it can also be your highest performing lead generation tool?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine this: your brand is firmly planted at the number one position on search engine result pages, …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits That Require Less Editing

Spring is here; it’s a time for golden hour portraits and photographers to get excited about chasing the light in the creation of the killer photo. …

Primary Elections

3 Social Media Tools Entrepreneurs Should Be Using Every Day

Social media is evolving at an incredible rate. The most important thing you can do is to equip yourself with the best tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One hundred years from now, when historians are asked what they labeled as the biggest breakthrough in human …

6 Google Analytics Data Points You Can Use to Drive Content Campaign Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a lot of reasons why content marketing is becoming such a popular tactic to connect with audiences. For one, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 times more site traffic than non-leaders.<p>But how do you know your content …

Facial recognition Facebook app hoax terrifies the internet

A fake facial recognition app that claimed to be able to identify strangers from a photograph has turned out to be a publicity stunt.<p>Facezam claimed it could identify people by matching a photo of them with their Facebook profile. It was claimed that all users had to do is take a picture of someone …

Internet