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How to partner with a larger company when you’re a startup

In the case of our partnership, the GED Testing Service was in the process of expanding their services so they could create a bridge between GED credential holders and the 21st century workforce and empower GED students with access to better opportunities.<p>However, choosing a career is not easy. …

Entrepreneurship

Why a 23-Year-Old Founder Created a 'Black Card' for Millennials

Magnises founder Billy McFarland is building a members-only brand by bringing together working Millennials. Here's how.<p>The verdict is in: Millennials like "black cards."<p>Just 18 months after launching, New York City-based membership organization Magnises is gaining traction with young professionals …

Billy McFarland

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

As Your Startup Grows, Here Is Who to Hire When (Infographic)

Knowing who to hire when is just as important as picking the right people for each role.<p>As a small company, when resources are tight, every new team member has to add a lot of value to drive growth. And as you scale, your staffing needs will change; what you need when you’re a company of five isn’t …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b></b> …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

5 enjoyable weekend habits that set you up for success

<i>—Benjamin Franklin</i><p>Understandably, the weekend is a time when many workers focus on relaxation, family and fun. And there's nothing at all wrong with that, but you can also think bigger. Instead of simply using the weekend for leisure time, there are things you can do ahead of time to help your next …

Warren Buffett

7 lies you tell yourself that could impact your success

Some of the lies are harmless, but others hold us back. Those lies manifest themselves in little habits and patterns for problem solving and getting work accomplished that only seem to be effective.<p>Give yourself a chance to rethink the things you 'know to be true' to help you move forward in a more …

Self-improvement

The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards Winners: Mobile Apps

From investments to email, here are the best mobile app designs of 2015.<p>The finalists and winner in the mobile category of this year’s Innovation by Design Award don’t share much. But they all exemplify one core idea: Tiny details make the best mobile designs sing, because those tiny details take …

7 Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

5 Steps to Take Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

While some people manage to maintain a 9-to-5 job and work on their personal business projects on the side, at a certain point you’ll need to make …

How I grew my email subscribers from 0 to 5,000 in 6 months

January 2015: this was the traffic for my website and blog:<p>I know it’s sad to look at! Considering I was writing good content every week it was REALLY sad that nobody visited my blog.<p>A month later this is how my traffic looked:<p>I did not run any ads, I did not actively promote my content anywhere …

Marketing

7 Trending Project Management Tools to Help You Collaborate With Your Team

Project management plays a crucial role in every area of the business world. Whatever decision you make or whichever path you choose, executing your …

Project Management

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

VentureCrowd: The startup for startups

Rob Nankivell, the CEO of Australian startup VentureCrowd, said he wants his company's platform to help other startups in the future by allowing a …

Work from Home Jobs - The Definitive Guide to 29 Legit Home-Based Careers

If you’re one of the many modern men or women who dream of working from home, you’re in luck! This huge list of work-from-home jobs gives you about a …

Stop Telling Yourself These 6 Creativity Myths

Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Your pre-conceived notions about creativity might be holding you back from real innovation. Break free by understanding these six myths.<p><b>Myth:</b> I'm not a creative person.<b><br>Reality:</b> When you label yourself, when you say that you …

Creativity

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

When there are only 24 hours in a day and a million things to do, burnout is inevitable. Yet staying stressed-out and fatigued will not help you tackle that mountain of emails or think of new ways to approach a longstanding challenge at work.<p>While there are a myriad of apps and tools to help you …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

When Startups Should Invest In Branding

We regularly answer questions from marketers on Branding Strategy Insider. Today we hear from Debbie, an entrepreneur in Brisbane, Australia who …

Marketing

8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Social media marketing is vital for business growth these days.<p>Social media platforms present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. …

The 13 Tools You Need to Build a Content-Marketing Machine

A whopping 76 percent of marketers plan to increase their content-marketing budgets in 2016, according to Curata. Really, though, this growth isn’t that surprising, given that most companies realize content marketing is a key strategy for building relationships and creating customers.<p>That influx of …

How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why should you share content on LinkedIn? It connects more than 200 million professionals. And it is where business people go. It's demographic is …

Infographics

How to promote yourself through word of mouth

No one can deny the power of networking. It definitely works and the growing number of networking groups sprouting around the country is proof of …

Marketing
Innovation

From Startup to Established Brand: Are You Ready to Transition?

Co-founder and CEO of Wix<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A founder's journey typically includes daydreams of his or her company becoming a global giant, synonymous with its sector. "Google" means search. "Uber" means local transportation. "Airbnb" means unique …

Business Strategy

4 Experts Discuss Mobile App Development and Marketing

I’m happy to publish an interview with an expert I conducted some time ago. In addition, I’m ready to cover new topics, so please let me know what …

Apps