Ahmed Shiran

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5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

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Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Justice

7 Ways to Boost Your Small Business Marketing

If you are an avid reader of our blog, you know how imperative we think small business marketing is. Marketing is important to every business’s …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

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

Becoming a great salesperson takes practice. Lots of it.<p>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 …

Selling

3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees and Make Them Proud

It's good to be the boss. But what about the other roles in your company?<p>Most leaders are proud of their position and the company itself. After all, they've put in the time and effort and now find themselves in a position of leadership. All those fortunate enough to be in a position of management …

Employment

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Top 6 Skills to Achieve Mastery in Sales

ROverhate / Pixabay<p>Sales skills mastery starts by getting to its core. What is sales really about? Is it just a scoreboard of your career …

Self-improvement

5 Predictions For the Future of Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is a constantly shifting process. With the rise and implementation of innovative technologies, digital marketing has been getting …

Marketing

Why Your Content Marketing Is Failing and How to Fix It

Engaging your customers with compelling content has a magical benefit on sales but there are no shortcuts to making it work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing can be extremely effective for extending your reach, driving traffic and helping you …

Marketing

The 3 C's of Building a Great Team

We look to hire a great team with Culture, Capacity and Craft.<p><i>What are your tips for building a great team? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan Ritter, CEO of Atlas Informatics,</b> …

Quora

10 Bad Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Success

Most of the time, we’re busy thinking about and planning all the things we’re going to <i>do</i> in the months ahead — but what about all of the old, bad habits that it might be better for us to <i>stop</i> doing? Knowing when to say “no” is important, so here are 10 things that we think everyone should consider …

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 240<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

Most people go about networking all wrong. Here’s how to do it right.

People starting a business or looking for a job are often told to “network.” They dutifully follow that advice, attending countless networking events and drinking many coffees — and yet accomplish nothing.<p>Sadly, the advice is flawed, because it doesn’t distinguish between networking and building a …

Entrepreneurship

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …

Solid Advice About Facebook Marketing That Can Help Anyone | Affiliate Marketing Programs

It’s probably safe to say that your friends and siblings are on Facebook. Most people use Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family. Do you …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …

Emotional Intelligence

Facebook pressures advertisers to cut mobile page load speeds or it’ll cut their reach

Facebook wants to make mobile ad links load faster, so it will start pre-loading them and push advertisers to make them load even quicker.<br>Please …

7 ways to ruin your relationship for good

Sometimes relationships end for a good reason. People grow apart, and both parties are happier on their own, or with other people.<p>But sometimes, …

11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

Time Management

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, …

Time Management

6 Interviewing Tips to Get the Job You Deserve

Too many candidates are improperly interviewed. While these steps will improve your odds of getting a job you deserve, they won't help you get one you don't.<p>In my 20 years as a full-time executive recruiter, I've prepped more than 3,000 candidates on how to do a better job of interviewing. I …

Employment

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

10 Time Management Hacks We Need to Master

<b>The "1440 Rule" Could Change Your Life-See What Kevin Kruse with Forbes Has to Say</b><p>When was the last time you checked your calendar? Have you ever missed a meeting, especially an important one? Managing our time is critical to the success of our business, life, and relationships. The thing about …

Richard Branson: Hire From Within and Let Your Employees Work From Home

Richard Branson leads a charmed life. Today, the founder of the Virgin Group travels the globe, running his multibillion-dollar empire from his …