Chris Woodburn

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3 Things Every Business Can Learn from Gamers | Inc.com

In today's autocatalytic, technology-driven world, where every change accelerates the speed and frequency of the changes to follow, gamers are the virtual canaries in the coalmine. The disruptive innovations and the market transformations that gamers' behaviors consistently predict ripple across …

InterAct

4 Ways to Get Your Product on the Shelves at Whole Foods

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To some entrepreneurs, the ultimate accomplishment is snagging a spot on the shelves of Whole Foods Market. But before you book your meeting with a store rep, you need to be sure your product fits the chain's demanding quality standards …

8 Steps to Launch an Idea, in Just a Few Hours | Inc.com

Now that "lean" methodology has taken hold of startup culture, many founders and internal innovation teams grasp the virtue of creating a "minimum viable product" or MVP: An initial prototype they can show to potential customers and investors, in the interest of collecting feedback and making …

Customers

How to Get Paid Faster: 10 Tricks | Inc.com

Slow-paying or deadbeat clients are the bane of small businesses. How are you supposed to pay your bills, much less grow your company, when the money you've worked for isn't coming in the door?<p>Here are some ideas on how to deal with unpaid invoices.<p>1. Make each client sign a contract before …

Small Business

3 New Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Leadership is a learned skill, not a natural attribute. And, as with any skill, you can always learn more--about how to handle conflicts with investors, deal with employees demanding more pay, or handle a PR nightmare. Here are several new leadership books that offer sage advice from leaders who …

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The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Bar and Club, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Liane Cassavoy explain how you can launch a profitable bar or club,</i> …

Meet the College Students Who Are Driving the Future of Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If he is nervous about the upcoming meeting, Jeremy Gardner doesn't show any sign of it.<p>Today, Gardner and a friend, Daniel Bloch, will be sitting down with senior administrators in the development office at the University of Michigan to …

The Keys to Becoming a Better Business Leader

Starting a business and growing it requires a leader who can not only guide his or her vision, but also manage a million moving parts while inspiring others. Sound easy to you? Ha. Think again.<p>For business owners and other professionals, it can be easy to lose your focus. Luckily, it can be just as …

3 Memorable Ways to Launch a Product to Wow Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing to consumers offers a brilliant challenge: You know you have an amazing product. And if only you could get people to try it, they would love it, you think.<p>What many marketers don't understand is that the way you furnish a …

8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>We’ve all attended a training session or meeting where we sat quietly and stared at slides while listening to a presenter drone on about this and that.<p>For the presenter, it was more important to get through their slides than engage with the group. The …

New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great products are now becoming part of a richer experience that defines who we are. As such, entrepreneurs must stop putting such a narrow focus on product design and ask themselves a simple question: How can I improve people’s lives? …

5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The incredible popularity of the TED Talks series makes sense. In an age where your marketing plan needs to include multimedia to be successful, why should you be any different when it comes to consuming inspiration? Just like your …