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Running a New Business? You're Probably Going to Screw Up in These 3 Ways | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you'll make plenty of mistakes.<p>Now, I know you think of your business as your "baby", and you want every aspect of your business to be perfect. But that's just not possible.<p>I can guarantee you -- there's not a single entrepreneur who's gotten things 100 percent right. And, yes, …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Best Programming Languages to Learn for Beginners

Knowing how to code can unearth a wealth of possibilities, ranging from promising employment opportunities to the ability to create your own …

Software Development

Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need.

Let us introduce Artboard Studio, what is it? Let's say it will be the first and last mockup creator tool you will ever need. It's a browser-based …

Mockups

Marketing Certifications That Can Help Land You a Better Job

Marketing certifications can do more than just boost your skills and knowledge in marketing technology tools and best practices, they can also get …

Marketing

Website Design Project Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Website design projects can be a challenge to navigate and mistakes can extend the process or sour businesses on the idea of keeping their website …

5 useful technology practices and resources for your business

Technology is continuously advancing, so many business owners find themselves frustrated trying to keep up. Their customers are growing annoyed, too: as consumers, they have expectations of the establishments they purchase from, and those expectations include convenience and accessibility. If you …

Customers

Four Ways To Fund Your Startup Without Venture Capital

Most financial institutions don’t work with early stage startups, which is why founders are turning to angel investors and venture capitalists for funding. Today, fewer deals and larger raises make early stage financing more elusive than ever.<p>Despite an impressive year of venture capital funding in …

Venture Capital

How to Build an Efficient Product Roadmap

Map out the vision and direction of your product.<p><i>By Jared Atchison, co-founder of WPForms</i><p>A product roadmap can be a powerful tool for your company. If you're not familiar with the term, a product roadmap is essentially a visual summary that maps out the vision and direction of your product or …

5 Things You Need to Make Pro Videos with Your iPhone

Good news future vloggers and cinematographers! You don’t need a camcorder or digital camera to take excellent, professional-grade video. You just …

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Slow Cookers

Simple ways to enhance your brand on social media

<i>This is part of a series of columns by Jay Baer, a digital marketing expert. It is presented by</i> <i>Chase for Business</i>.<p>Having a rich social media presence …

The “conventional wisdom” about growing your startup that isn’t so wise

“StartUpify Inc.” is making a big splash on the tech scene. It’s been around for two years and is the newest VC darling. Everyone is talking about it.<p>The founders raised their $10 million Series A round of funding in what felt like 10 minutes, and they’re now on a hiring spree.<p>They have reported …

Takeaways From ‘Anatomy of an Awesome Webinar’

On Thursday, Aug. 9., DMN and ON24 hosted “Anatomy of an Awesome Webinar,” a meta deep dive on how to take your company’s webinars to the next …

The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs

These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there …

How Online Marketplaces Are Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship

It's easier than ever to reach billions of potential customers -- but there are challenges.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's world, where ecommerce giants like Amazon, Jet.com and Shopify boast huge third-party marketplaces online, just about anyone can become …

10 Marketing, Web Design & Branding Statistics To Help You Prioritize Business Growth Initiatives

In the digital age, business growth tactics are constantly evolving. But when algorithms, platforms and effective initiatives change rapidly, how can you know what to focus on in order to formulate a successful strategy?<p>It turns out, the answer is in the numbers.<p>One of the best benefits of a shift …

Social Media

Intel's first 'ruler' SSD holds 32TB

It runs cool and uses one tenth the power of traditional spinning drives.<p>Intel has unsheathed its first "ruler" SSD, a bizarre device with a 12-inch long housing and colossal amount of storage. Intel created the new form factor last year to cram as much storage as possible into a "1U" server form …

5 Lessons Netflix Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Social Media Marketing

Millennials and, in fact, all demographics like brands that are fun and approachable.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Netflix didn't become the most popular streaming video subscription service by accident. Clearly, it hired smart people to run its analytics, content …

How Can I Find Customers in a Competitive Market?

Competition is a fact of life and business. But when you’re starting a new business—or strategizing for an existing one—competition can be …

50 Angel Investors Based On Investment Volume And Successful Exits

Who are the leading angel investors startup entrepreneurs should be pitching right now? How do you connect with them?<p>Effective fundraising for startups isn’t about how many people and firms you can blast your opportunity out to. It’s about getting in front of the right investors, with a strong …

Angel Investors

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Their Lives Easier and Avoid Burnout

You know the co-worker who is always complaining? Don't go to lunch with her.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurial life is exhausting. There isn’t much time to step back and catch your breath. But working around the clock and failing to take care of yourself …

New Swift certification program validates coding skills for students

Students learning to create apps with Apple’s Swift programming language now have a way to validate their skills with a new certification program. App Development with Swift is a new academic certification course created by Certiport in partnership with Apple that measures students’ ability to …

iOS Apps

5 Social Media Automation Tools to Help You Manage Your Time More Efficiently

Automation remains a controversial topic among some social media managers. To some, automation is seen as inauthentic - you can't build real …

3 Strategies That Will Make Your Facebook Ads More Successful

Facebook has had a rough time over the last few months. After news broke that a Trump-allied voter-profiling firm had improperly harvested the personal information data of 50 million Facebook users, the company’s stock plunged precipitously, losing $37 billion in market value.<p>Yet this may be …

Ten Tips For Starting A Business That Will Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Starting a business for the first time and worried about failure? As an entrepreneur from the age of 14, I have experienced every variation of …

The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand

Personal branding goes beyond your career.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There is something incredibly important in life that I don’t hear enough people talking about. It’s called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career.<p>I started learning about personal branding over 10 …

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

45 Favorite Side Dishes

1 of 45<p>Hoppin’ Juan<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 45<p>Minty Grilled Summer Squash<p>3 of 45<p>Garlic-and-Herb Chickpea Fries with Whipped Feta<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 45<p>Confetti …

Taking On The Emotional And Mental Rollercoaster Faced By Entrepreneurs

<i>Note: This is the introductory piece to a series that explores the unique emotional and mental challenges faced by entrepreneurs, as well as solutions and paths forward.</i><p>I wake up. Heart racing. Wide awake. 4 a.m. Stare at the ceiling. Overwhelmed. Anxious. The momentum from the week before lost. …

A New Way To Measure And Communicate Brand Value

There are many ways to measure the value of corporations. Recently, I ventured upon a new valuation approach that has the power to increase marketing’s importance in organizations and financial markets.<p>A new firm, Brandometry, has created an investment index based on Brand Value. It’s the first …

ETFs