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10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities

This story appears in the June 2018 issue of Entrepreneur.Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, entrepreneurs are producing the next brilliant products -- things that are so intuitively useful, and so instantly longed for, that they quickly go from new and ...

by Jason Feifer  | June 04, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

The 4 Traits Every Good Product Manager Needs

Product managers are always the greatest champions of their products

I did not set out to be a product manager. That seems strange for me to write, considering I have led product and strategy at six companies now. When I started my career, though, I was happy just finding great market opportunities and build ...

by Brian De Haaf  | April 05, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

5 steps to launching a new product within a week

It’s easy to go from concept to launch when you have a plan

Have you ever had an idea for a new product or wanted to manufacture your own brand in an existing category? If so, you have probably dreaded the process, from concept to launch. Well, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t ...

by Jonathan Long  | November 25, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

What’s your favorite invention?

Find out what people on the street name as some of the most innovative products ever made

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David's Valuetainment Street Team member Mario Aguilar asks people in Boston’s seaport district: "What's your favorite invention?"Among the responses that Aguilar received, the majority of people did not know the inventor's identity. In fact, the only ...

by Patrick Bet-David  | November 02, 2016 01:00:00
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9 awesome travel gadgets that got their start on Kickstarter

There’s a ”?"shower that fits in your pocket” ”" and it’s ”?"epic”

Traveling can be a hassle, with packing, unpacking, security checks and delayed flights. This year, a number of gadgets designed to make your travels easier have launched on the crowd funding website Kickstarter.From portable wi-fi to a pillow designed for upright seating, ...

by Rose Leadem  | October 19, 2016 04:00:00
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6 product testing mistakes you must avoid

Before creating the process for testing your business or app idea, shake off some bad practices

The potential of any “great idea” is limited by how it is executed. Successful execution happens due to one of two reasons: luck and proper testing.In other words, product-market fit is found through hard work or blind luck while minimizing mistakes along ...

by Cory Levy  | September 26, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Have an invention? Here's how to make it into an actual product. (Infographic)

These tips will help you find the right manufacturer for your promising invention.

Turning an idea into a reality can require a substantial upfront investment—figuring out how to patent an invention, make a prototype and then find a manufacturer to actually bring that prototype to market typically doesn't come cheap.That's why it's so important to ...

by Laura Entis  | July 16, 2015 02:00:00
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5 secrets to running a successful e-commerce business

Consider these tips to effectively run and grow your e-commerce business.

There are many entrepreneurs whose greatest desire is to build a business that allows them to live a lifestyle of their choosing, and have it run more or less on autopilot. E-commerce tends to be fairly complementary to those desires.However, if you want ...

by Thomas Smale  | July 11, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Head start: 5 strange inventions that actually (and very surprisingly) made a fortune

In this day and age, nothing is too wild or crazy for it to be successful.

There is no such thing as an idea too wild to make it in the market. Who knows, your idea could be the next big thing that changes the way we live today. So get your creative juices going and put your ...

by Angelica Louise G. Dantes  | April 25, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to come up with an idea for a business

Here are simple ways on how to figure out the right business that you should start.

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.  | January 16, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Is it time to hire a professional manager?

Delegating some responsibilities can help a business owner keep his eye on growing the business.

As your business grows, so do the responsibilities of keeping it a well- oiled machine. Often, a small business owner can be overwhelmed with the added tasks of dealing with more customers and keeping them all satisfied with your products.However, most entrepreneurs ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 08, 2013 10:00:00
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The hottest product categories revealed

A comprehensive report that helps marketers to compete more effectively in these challenging times.

Part of what will make an entrepreneur successful is knowing what your target market wants. What are the top product categories in the market now? According to the latest top 50 product categories report from Nielsen, Carbonated Softdrinks tops the rankings followed ...

November 14, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

4 productivity techniques you should try

Techniques you can use to do more.

There are days when we effortlessly breeze through our ever-changing to-do lists. And then there are days when we feel disoriented, stressed out, burdened, demotivated, and stuck in a rut. For those unproductive days, most think they have no choice but to ...

by KC Calpo  | April 16, 2012 02:00:00