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4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Are you feeling trapped by a hum-drum job that leaves you unsatisfied and short of cash at the end of each month? Do you love solving problems, being …

Small Business

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

10 Morning Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable

Get out there and start crushing it.<p><i>What are some interesting morning habits of well balanced people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over …

Mark Zuckerberg

Your Business DNA

List the core values that guide your behaviors and business processes.<p>What is important? What are your guiding principles?<br>• Core values drive all action and give meaning to the intentions behind what your business does.<br>• Strong brands have unwavering values.<p>Articulate the Brand Promise you give to your …

Marketing

7 tips to create massive wealth

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>Imagine if you were a millionaire right now.<p>You would have practically everything you want. You could enjoy the …

Self-improvement

6 common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

8 Common Ways Small Businesses Waste Money Marketing

Director of Marketing, Wasp Barcode<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I hate seeing money lost to wasted marketing. After talking to hundreds of small business owners, I’ve discovered many inadvertently waste much of their budget on misused or ineffective tactics and tools.<p>…

Marketing

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once …

Business Strategy

What Everyone in Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About Hiring

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

4 Investments Every Startup Owner Should Make This Year

Consumer Goods Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever I hear that a startup has just invested in another company or a new product line, the questions that come to mind usually occur in the following sequence: <i>Is it needed? How long till it</i> …

Freelancing

Top 7 Things You Don't Know About SEO

Freelance Content Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It can feel like SEO rules change on an hourly basis, and sometimes they do. It’s necessary to stay in the information loop if you have a website you want people to visit on a regular basis. SEO is how you get them …

Viral

3 Trends Impacting Small and Medium Businesses Now

Since 2014, small and medium-sized business owners have experienced year-over-year improvement of business results, and they’re increasingly optimistic about the current economic environment. According to a recent survey, 56 percent of local business owners plan to increase their marketing budgets …

10 Ways Startups Can Reduce Their Expenses in 2016

“When money realizes that it is in good hands, it wants to stay and multiply in those hands.” ― Idowu KoyenikanSmall businesses and startups have …

Small Business

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Entrepreneurship

A Startup's Guide to Price Matching

From an entrepreneurial point of view, it's important to recognize the significance of pricing strategy when launching a startup or growing a business.<p>Throughout the history of commerce, consumers have always been price sensitive. It's prices that often determine which vendor a customer selects. …

5 Money-Wasters Your Startup Does Not Need

If you have ever ordered the steak and lobster special at a dinner that your startup was paying for, go slap yourself. And then do it again, just so you remember that feeling. It will actually be a lot worse if you run out of cash.<p>Startup founders are optimistic. They have to be, to take what …

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The big news in the venture capital world is that John Doerr, legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is moving into a new role as the firm’s first chair, where he’ll be what he describes as a “player coach” to support the firm’s next generation of leaders. Kleiner Perkins is famous …

The Hardest Part of Networking

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 Benefits of Starting a Small Side Business

Entrepreneurship: a word I simultaneously adore and despise. As someone with aspirations to one day start a successful company, the idea of growing a …

Small Business

5 Reasons You Need Community to Grow Your Online Business

Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and alone in your business? If you answered yes, you are definitely not an isolated case! Starting and growing a successful online business takes a small army, and you cannot do it with an army of one.<p>A common mistake most online business owners make is …

Small Business

What it's like to be an entrepreneur when you have a full-time job

<i>In this week’s Working Girl Diaries, meet Tiffany Chao, the creator of the fitness dance collective MVMT Theory. MVMT Theory is a hip-hop based dance</i> …

How Advisory Boards Can Be Your Secret Weapon

<i>Guest author, Eli Portnoy, is the co-founder and CEO of Sense360 and former co-founder and GM of Thinknear. Eli is also a mentor for Techstars in …

Leadership

Marketing Hacks for Startups and Small Businesses

Overcome with the limitless world of marketing and not sure where to start? We've outlined 5 quick tips to cut through the clutter for you.

Marketing

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

President of Bauer Xcel Media US<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that …

Entrepreneurship

Why you shouldn't quit your job to become a full-time entrepreneur

That call is hard to resist, especially as you imagine fleeing your cubicle to follow that gut feeling.<p>But McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor, suggests starting small: becoming a "10% entrepreneur."<p>According to McGinnis, a 10% entrepreneur invests just 10% of their time and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons From the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

With some of the world's most influential business leaders all in one place, one entrepreneur had to make the cross-country trip to see.<p><i>Morris Tabush, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from New York, is the Founder & President of Tabush Group, a leading cloud computing, technology</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways To Practice Entrepreneurship -- Without Starting A Venture

Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. It cannot be learned from a book or in a classroom. The skills which underlie entrepreneurship are largely learned first-hand, through trial and error.<p>However, you do not need to start a business to begin exercising your entrepreneurial muscles. There are a …

Entrepreneurship