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Behind-the-scenes secrets of 'Shark Tank' from a CEO who landed a deal with Kevin O'Leary

Although it's just a few minutes on TV, a segment on ABC's "Shark Tank" can be a make-or-break moment for the small business owners competing to land …

Entrepreneurship

Pepper Relish Mini Meatloaves Recipe

Pepper Relish Mini Meatloaves Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 3 ingredients; let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Meanwhile, …

Recipes

Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs Recipe

Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sauté onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are …

Recipes

Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high …

Italian Food

This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe For One Person Is Shockingly Easy To Master

There is something so nostalgic about chicken pot pie. I mean, even the name makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside — and I know I'm not the only one. …

Baking

Small Business Marketing 101

Branding, services, promotions, products, pricing, prints, blogs, advertising, research and social media — all of this is marketing. With all the marketing options out there, it can be difficult for small businesses to know what to do. Marketing is a concentrated effort to do push your brand across …

Small Business

Verne Harnish's 4 Golden Rules of Scalable and Enduring Business Growth

Verne Harnish, who founded Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) 30 years ago which now has 18,000 global members, shares his 4 secrets to growth.<p>Around the world, about 18,000 entrepreneurs who have achieved $1 million in revenue are profoundly grateful to best-selling author and Fortune columnist Verne …

Business Mentor: What does it take to be a real entrepreneur?

Their climb up the ladder of success took years. And because they were determined to come out as winners, giving up was never an option. They knew …

Entrepreneurship

8 Time-Saving Meal Prep Ideas Nutritionists Actually Use

Food hacks for busy people.<p>If you're trying to clean up your diet, preparing your own meals is key. But when you come home exhausted after a long day …

5 Tricks to Jumpstart Your Crowdfunding Campaign

While there are certain protocols you need to follow when crowdfunding your project or idea, you can always put in some extra effort to make your campaign stand out.<p><i>By Evan Varsamis, entrepreneur, founder/CEO at Gadget Flow, investor and marketing advisor at Qrator Ltd.</i><p>With crowdfunding making its …

The Fatal Flaw of Many Entrepreneurs - and How to Avoid It

Business failure can often be traced to one all-too-easy mistake. Take these steps to make sure it doesn't happen to you.<p>The majority of new businesses have a fairly short lifespan. As many as eight out of ten close their doors within the first 18 months.<p>The causes of a company's demise vary. …

Why crowdfunding will grow in 2018

Odds are you’ve been asked to contribute to a new product or cause via Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, or another crowdfunding site at some point or another in the last few years. Although popular crowdfunding sites like those only launched as early as 2008, the fact is, you’ve been participating …

Learn How to Capture Anyone's Attention With These 5 Tips From Famous Motivational Speakers

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Forget About Making Mistakes and Focus on Trying, According to This Entrepreneur

How this first-time founder learned to embrace the unknown.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)</i><p><b>Who are you and what’s your business?</b><p>My …

9 of the biggest missteps even the most successful people have made

Every entrepreneur has a unique journey and faces their own challenges. For me, my entrepreneur journey started off amazing.<p>At 27 years old I had sold a company for eight figures. I was a multi-millionaire. This was very short lived. Not two years later I had purchased a company, built it, grown it …

Entrepreneurship

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Trademarks

Remember to renew and "police" your trademark registration, because if you don't use it, you lose it.<p>Small business owners have a lot of decisions to make. From deciding what is the best business entity type for their venture to figuring out where to purchase office supplies, decision-making can be …

This is How Small business Owners are Making it Big with Crowdfunding

One should spend time and resources on the pitch video as it is the single most important tool that will be used in the campaign<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Startup revolution in countries over the world is generating demands in huge …

4 "Must Do's" To Get Your Brand Right - Part 2

Kim Folsom, founder of LIFT Development Enterprises and Founders First Capital Partners, discusses how to launch your brand to accelerate customer adoption.<p>In Part 1 of this post where I covered how to launch your brand by creating a story and understanding your customer needs. In Part 2 here, I …

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

4 easy ways solopreneurs can spar with big businesses

‘Solopreneurship’ has seen quite an evolution in recent years. Platforms like <i>Upwork</i> and <i>Freelancer.com</i> have made it incredibly easy to find projects of shapes and sizes. The expansion of the freelance economy has led more and more people to give themselves the title of ‘self-employed.’<p><i>“The gig</i> …

Want to Gain Customers' Trust? Try These 4 Communications Tips.

In one study, poor communication was the reason behind the failure of a third of all failed projects surveyed.<p>Business communication has much more importance than many people realize. In fact, a study by the Project Management Institute found that poor communication was the reason behind the …

10 Instagram Automation Tools to Build a Massive Following

Instagram has immense power to make or break brands and influencers. For example, Halo Top Creamery increased online sales by 2,500 percent after …

From Zero to $600,000 in 30 Days: A Brilliant Way to Start Your Business

Crowdfunding changed my life - and it can change your's. Here's how.<p>Most investors said we were crazy when we pitched our idea for a video doorbell that sends live video from a user's front door to a smartphone. "A doorbell? No one cares about the doorbell," most people replied.<p>We refused to let a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create an Audience Before You Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Over the years, we have seen that every crowdfunding campaign gains momentum with pre-launch marketing.<p><i>By Evan Varsamis, founder/CEO at Gadget Flow and investor and marketing advisor at Qrator Ltd.</i><p>Over the years, we have seen that every crowdfunding campaign gains momentum with pre-launch …

Working With Over 1,000 Startups, Most Still Believe These 3 Myths About Starting a Business

Making mistakes is part of starting a business. Don't make the mistake of believing these myths.<p>We officially live in a new age of employment. Companies like Uber and Lyft, Rover and AirBnB have given rise to an exploding gig economy, while companies like Etsy and Shopify offer a resurgent category …

How to Use YouTube to Reach More People and Make More Money in 2018

People are using YouTube to reach more people, grow their brands and businesses, and increase revenue.<p>In 2018, the importance of being found online is key. It's how most people search for, well, anything. That's step one. After you're found, you want to hold the attention of your potential customer …

10 Questions Your Family Business Website Should Answer

Is your website for you, your business or your customers? <b>Your customers</b>. Keep this in mind as you work through every stage of your website project. …

What to Know When Starting a Business

When starting a business there are many factors to consider. There are many details such as how workers will paid, when, how much inventory is needed …

Become a digital marketing guru with this total training

Marketing in the digital age is a whole different beast from “Mad Men”-era advertising dominated by TV, radio and print. If you don’t know how to reach and strike a resonance with an online customer base, you’re way behind the curve. So get up to speed now with the Full Stack Marketer course …