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Bank accounts could disappear within 15 years according to one of Deutsche Bank's most senior execs

LONDON — Marcus Schenck, one of the most senior executives at Deutsche Bank, believes that bank accounts as we know them now could disappear in as little as five years.<p>Schenck, who is co-head of corporate and investment banking at the German lender, told Bloomberg's European Capital Markets Forum …

Deutsche Bank

Inexpensive Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

To get customers, you must market your business. But if your business is running on a shoestring, you probably can’t spend on billboards, radio ads, and mass mailings. You need to find effective, low-cost marketing methods that provide ROI.<p>7 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas<p>Marketing on a small budget is …

Small Business

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Employment

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

Customer Service

This Sales Strategy Takes Courage, But It Will Immediately Make You More Trustworthy

Remove the risk so your prospect will say 'yes' to doing business with you.<p>In many ways, it's gotten much harder to build a reputable business in our modern world. Marketing hacks have stolen every good and honest word you could use to describe your product or service, rendering otherwise great …

Business Strategy

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

How to Start an Online Business<p>Updated July 20, 2017<p>Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With …

20 Creative Ways for Introverts to Make Money

Here are some job ideas for the thoughtful and independent introvert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Introverts listen more than they talk, think before they speak, prefer spending time with a tight knit group of friends, colleagues and family over massive parties and …

Employment

How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Here are some ideas for moms to earn cash from home.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working moms are the rule rather than the exception. Seventy percent of moms with kids under 18 work, and more than 75 percent of those moms work full time. In fact, mothers are the …

Employment

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Customer Service

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

Psychology

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Self-improvement

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist | Inc.com

It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But this year, you are finally launching a business. Where do you start? We asked some of the top business minds …

Entrepreneurship

It's No Guessing Game: Why You Need to Scale Predictably to Grow Your Business | Inc.com

How do early-stage companies position themselves for growth? Before scaling, founders think about the following five things according to Donna Levin, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Care.com. Care.com is the world's leading online site for helping families find and manage family care with …

Business Strategy

7 Tools to Streamline Your Business Operations | Inc.com

When you're running your own business, every minute is valuable. You can't afford to waste any time. But with so much on your plate and limited hours in the day, how do you make sure everything gets done - and done right?<p>The success of your business depends on your business operations. In his …

Small Business

Types of Businesses You Can Start With $10K or Less

Businesses You Can Start With $10K or Less<p>Updated December 29, 2017<p>When it comes to starting a business, you don't always need a big bank account; it …

Small Business

4 Ways Brands Can Use the Psychology of Color as a Competitive Edge

Are you looking to improve your brand and win more customers? Then you should give more thought to the way you use colors.<p>Humans are visual beings. …

Marketing

Top Trends That Will Change the IT Industry in Coming Years

Intelligent apps are now becoming the norm as they are making it extremely easier for people to manage their day to day activities without any hassle<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>“The …

Artificial Intelligence

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Dec 22 2017, 9:52 AM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families</i> …

Kids

Watch Out for These Cryptocurrency Scams

Before you take the plunge into buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, know the risks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you've probably heard a little something about a digital currency called Bitcoin. The …

Cryptocurrency

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it …

Small Business

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement.<p>For example, if …

Infographics

What Are The Industries Of The Future And How Can We Prepare? | Inc.com

Most people have heard the statistic that 65% of jobs that today's students will hold haven't even been created yet. Those numbers have been around for years, but the predictions are already beginning to come true. With technology's rapid growth, new jobs and industries are being created all the …

Intellectual Property

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

10 tools to create video explainers and boost your social media marketing

Popular social media publishers such as Tech Insider, Tasty, NowThis, Buzfeed and many other business pages on Facebook produce highly engaging and …

Infographics

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Entrepreneurship

#9 Things To Keep In Mind While Setting Up An Online Marketplace

Once you have identified a gap in the market, it's essential to work out how to fill it in the best way possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the consequent years, we’re going to …

eCommerce

5 Entrepreneurs Share How They're Hedging for an Economic Downturn

The best businesses prepare for the worst.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hedging your bets is part of playing smart in business. The next economic downturn isn't a question of <i>if</i>, but <i>when</i>. That’s why top entrepreneurs continuously reinforce their war chest while …

Entrepreneurship