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4 Reasons to Get Away from Transactional Networking

[ad_1] When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get into a habit of transactional networking (“I’ll do this for you, now you do this for me.”) And that makes sense: You’re always looking out for the best interest of your company, so you only seek out relationships that could have a clear benefit on your bottom line. Related: 9 Networking Blunders That ...

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What a 30-Hour Work Week is Really Like

[ad_1] This story appears in the October 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » John Dionas is a car dealer’s car dealer, with a big grin, a gold ring with five diamonds and a deep tan authenticated by a white line across the bridge of his nose. He has been in the business for three decades. For roughly 26 of those years, ...

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Snapchat reportedly planning IPO in March that would value it at $25B

[ad_1] Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering that could happen as soon as March of next year. The maker of the popular visual messaging app is busy preparing the paperwork for an IPO that could value the company at $25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. That’s significantly higher ...

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4 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Writer for Your Blog

[ad_1] It’s no secret that using high quality written blog content can improve your overarching marketing efforts. In fact, 76 percent of B2B content marketers plan to create more content than last year. While creating exceptional written content seems simple in theory, consistent execution is where some content marketers run into trouble. Add in the pressure to create high-performing content ...

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Why 'One-Pocket' Thinking Matters and How Startups Can Lead the Way

[ad_1] Entrepreneur is on the road with startup platform Rise of the Rest. Check out Startup Anywhere for stories from the October road trip as well as for insights from thought leaders and community leaders showing there’s an entrepreneurial world outside Silicon Valley. One of the first investments I made was in a company called Kickboard. Founded by Jen Medbery, a Teach for America ...

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Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms

[ad_1] Google almost sold artificially intelligent robotic arms, a project spearheaded by engineers within its experimental X division, but nixed the idea when it failed to pass executive muster. The post Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”11″]

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The 3 Types of Partnerships Startups Need to Form

[ad_1] Starting up a business is never easy, especially when the market is constantly getting more crowded. It is increasingly difficult to find ways for your business stand out, and to forge the necessary relationships to help your business succeed in the early stages. But not all hope is lot. Partnerships with other growing companies can help spark innovation among ...

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10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

[ad_1] Long gone are the scary days of Reefer Madness and an insurmountable societal fear of cannabis. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta recently blew up a 70-year myth about the enigmatic herb, confirming its medicinal properties. This, while some states are legalizing the herb’s recreational use, and even more states already permit medical marijuana and its derivatives. It’s this momentum that is driving some ...

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Why True Entrepreneurs View Setbacks As Opportunities

[ad_1] Experiencing success as an entrepreneur is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Once you and your team have been directly responsible for building something that provides value to customers and stakeholders alike, you want to stay in that place forever. And that’s understandable. Related: 4 Ways to Rebuild Your Self-Confidence After a Setback However, anyone who has ever started ...

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The 10 Different Roles Within a Company

[ad_1] In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David discusses the 10 different roles, strengths and departments within a company.  “The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is for you [to think] on what type of a team you’re going to put around you,” Bet-David says.  From “business developer” to “visionary,” Bet-David describes the specific types of people who fit ...

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5 Counterintuitive Ways to Transform Your Customer Care Experience

[ad_1] The Internet user is an impatient customer. Always plugged in, often through multiple devices and living a large part of their lives online, so they naturally expect uninterrupted service. They have less patience to deal with glitches and problems, expect immediate resolution (or at least an accelerated one) and can be vocal if they have to wait. And with ...

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10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality

[ad_1] The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes The majority of startups are founded without capital injection from venture capitalists or angel investors. The real numbers are eye-opening: Venture capitalists (VCs) fund only 0.05 percent of startups, and angel investors are responsible for funding just 0.91 percent. Take a moment to ...

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Dell refreshes the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with Kaby Lake processors

[ad_1] Dell is offering XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with new seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors. There are only four models in the Ubuntu-based group with starting prices ranging from $950 to $1,800. The post Dell refreshes the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with Kaby Lake processors appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”11″]

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A Strong Company Culture Is Key for Long-Term Success

[ad_1] Culture is the backbone of any successful business. It consists of a company’s attitudes, beliefs, mission and philosophy. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ivan Misner discusses the importance of fostering a strong organizational culture. Culture permeates all levels of an organization, affecting the way people interact with one another and fueling a company’s growth, Misner explains. With culture comes vision, ...

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Food Service Business

[ad_1] The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Start Your Own Restaurant and More. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes No single food-service operation has universal appeal. This is a fact that many newer entrepreneurs have trouble accepting, but the reality is, you’ll never capture 100 percent of any market. When you try to please everyone, you ...

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