Vincent Jenkins Jr.

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5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

5 Fail Proof Ways to Become Irreplaceable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are those who succeed, and there are those who become irreplaceable. We can all think of people in our companies or industries who are extremely valuable and tough to replace. If you want to dominate in this fast paced economy, you …

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a final …

Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s amazing to think that, just 10 short years ago, the best way to market your restaurant was probably with an ad in the local paper or with door hangers. While door hangers may still work, the advent of social media has 100 percent …

Embrace Change: The 4 Skills Needed to Reinvent Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We no longer work for the same company for 40 years. If you are entrepreneurially-minded, this reality shouldn’t scare you. For better or worse, we have more opportunities than ever to earn an income in different ways.<p>Have faith in …

Make a Positive Change Now With These 5 Life Shortcuts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're always looking for shortcuts that can make life a little more efficient. As an entrepreneur, these shortcuts can mean a big jump in productivity with just a few minor adjustments.<p>Here are five shortcuts that are easy to start doing …

The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to developments in technology, the vast majority of us don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a website.<p>There are solutions even a tech neophyte can use to build a website easily and at an affordable price -- all without …

10 of the Most Interesting Ways to Grow your Social Media Audience with the new Buffer in 2014

by Jason Keath on Feb 03, 2014<p>See top industry experts speak at <b>Social Fresh 2018</b> / Dec. 5-7<br>Where social marketers go to get inspired. Speakers …

4 Ways Brands Can Hit the Social Jackpot With Instagram Direct

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are treasure chests of marketing gold buried across unstable and evolving social media platforms – the very kind startups love because they are free and effective. So when someone finds even a nugget on a newly discovered social …

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

CEO of CorpNet.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of a business name to their branding. New business owners spend sleepless nights brainstorming the perfect name. But after you’ve picked a name, what’s the next step to making …

Social Media is Great, But Don't Forget Old School Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're only marketing your brand online, you're missing out on a sizable chunk of potential customers.<p>A recent Pew study found that 73 percent of surveyed people 18 years of age and older use social media. But entrepreneurs and …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

6 Travel Guide Apps To Help Plan Your Next Trip

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>It’s that wonderful time of year again — when you start planning one (or more) of those amazing trips you’ll take in the coming months. To help get you on your way, we’ve gathered six of the best travel guide apps …

18 Vintage Tech Ads Prove How Far We've Come

Computer advertisements didn't always feature silhouetted dancers rocking to indie music. Back when the tech was awkward and slow -- so were the ads.<p>"BRB, about to get banished from Eden."<p>"Honey, save some food. With how much this Apple computer costs, we won’t be able to afford to eat for a while."<p>…