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Twitter Is Going All In On Photos. Here's How.

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 27, 2014 - 1:23am
The social network is getting more social as it allows tagging and multiple photos.

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 27, 2014 - 1:00am
With many students seeing their college careers end in a few short months, their safety net is also disappearing.

Don't Ignore the Importance of Your Site's URL Structure

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 27, 2014 - 12:30am
Better organization allows search engines to more easily crawl your pages, which affects their performance in rankings.

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.

The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 27, 2014 - 12:00am
The way you treat your customers is everything. Here's why.

Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 11:30pm
Facebook announced plans to buy the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion, angering a lot of vocal gamers in the process.

More Online Publishers Ought to Try A/B Testing

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 11:30pm
They may find subtle changes to an ad's location, size or color can win them a better click-through rate

5 Social Media Tricks to Boost Your Business

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 11:00pm
Find new followers, share more of your posts and drive additional traffic to your website.

Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups.

The Hashtag: The Search Bar for the Social Web (Infographic)

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 9:30pm
How the popularity of hashtags mirrors the rise of search in organizing and aggregating social media.

What Does Your Klout Score Even Mean?

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
Whether you love Klout or have no idea what it is, you can use it to help your business grow.

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 8:32pm
The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.

Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story. (Video)

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 8:30pm
Communication coach Carmine Gallo explains how a powerful story is your basic foundation.

Professionalism: A Luxury for Corporate America, a Necessity for Entrepreneurs

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
The adage, "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression," couldn't be more true for entrepreneurs. For those needing to brush up on their professional skills, here are a few tips.

The Agenda: Why Employers Will Stop Offering Health Insurance

New York Times - Small Business - March 26, 2014 - 7:50pm
Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel makes the case that freeing employers from the burdens of providing health insurance is a good thing.
    





Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Excessive lawyering is the client’s natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met.

Follow Chipotle's Lead and Create a Content Marketing Calendar

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Mexican food brand is great at developing content and pushing it to its customers. Here's what you should do to be more like it.

Dream On: Here Are the Real Reasons You Should Build an App

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 6:30pm
Think you're sitting on a million-dollar idea that will immediately attract an audience. Think again. App development is hard work.

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

Entrepeneur's Run & Grow - March 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.

3 Knockout Pitches From Y Combinator's Demo Day

Inc.com - March 26, 2014 - 5:31pm

The tech accelerator's latest class had plenty of business ideas aimed at making the world a smarter, more efficient place. Here are three startups to watch.

Paul Graham may no longer lead Y Combinator, the tech accelerator he founded in Silicon Valley, but his legacy of launching startups lives on in the form of Demo Day. On Tuesday, 68 young companies gathered at the Mountain View History Museum to present their ideas to some of the Valley's most prestigious investors. Here's a look at three that stood out:

1. Pushbullet

The pitch: A Google Chrome/Firefox extension that lets customers view push notifications wherever they're working, not just on their smartphone.

The sell: Pushbullet tamps down the clutter in your life by enabling you to check a push notification without having to toggle between two or more devices. It can sync to your desktop or your tablet. As a bonus, you can use Pushbullet to send a file to another person's device, which the recipient can open right in his notification tray.

Business so far: Pushbullet handles 10 million notifications a day for 100,000 weekly users and 60,000 daily users, according to TechCrunch.

Inc.'s take: Scaling doesn't come easily and while 100,000 weekly users is a promising start, Pushbullet will certainly need to add more. And because not everyone is glued to their desktop, many people will have to be convinced of the extension's usefulness.

2. AirHelp

The pitch: A service that helps fliers get compensated for air travel problems.

The sell: With airlines scrapping more than 75,000 domestic flights since December 1, Americans have plenty to be angry about. In one week in February alone, 14,000 flights were canceled. On AirHelp's site, fliers enter the reason for their claim, where they were headed, and when the journey came to a stop. From there, the startup assumes the role of consumer advocate, fighting for compensation (up to $800) for a delayed, canceled, or overbooked flight.

Business so far: Founded in 2013, the startup has teams in London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Warsaw, and several other places. But it has released little information on how well it's doing.

Inc.'s take: A clever idea for a serious problem, but it's hard to tell how this will scale.

3. One Degree

The pitch: The Yelp of social services for families in need.

The sell: With 49.7 million Americans living in poverty, or 16 percent of the U.S. population, according to Census Bureau data, there is clearly an incredible amount of work to be done.

Business so far: The nonprofit has already partnered with many organizations to ramp up the kinds of services people can search for. On the site you'll find sections for low-cost dental care, paid internships, taxes, and student aid.

Inc.'s take: A worthy cause with a couple of big flaws. Those without access to a computer probably won't use it, and those who do have computers may need to be persuaded to seek outside help. The main issue will be spreading the word beyond Silicon Valley.

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