Andrés Alvarez

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Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

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Why You Don't Need a Business Plan (And the 1 Thing You Need Instead) | Inc.com

There are a great many entrepreneurs who sit around all day brainstorming the perfect idea.<p>First of all, no great business comes from a long day of sitting at your desk wondering what will work. Great businesses are the product of trying, failing, iterating, and improving over time. The only thing …

Business Strategy

When Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary was asked how to find time for life and work, he answered: 'Which is easier to replace — your business or your fiancee?'

How do you know you have the wrong partner?<p>In short, it's a man or woman who doesn't support your dreams, and doesn't understand and respect what's truly important to you.<p>As Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary is fond of saying, having the wrong romantic partner can easily be fatal—especially for …

The Best Digital Marketing Tools On the Web

Having the right tools for the job is essential to success. But how do you know which tools are right for you? There are hundreds if not thousands of …

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

How Will Digital Transformation Change the Marketing Funnel?

The marketing funnel goes something like this: Awareness, interest, consideration, intent, evaluation, decision. Normally, marketing is responsible for the first part of the funnel, and then sales takes over toward the end. However, the digital transformation has changed — and is continuing to …

Marketing

'Truly amazing': Crocodile feeding frenzy at whale carcass in Western Australia

As pilot John French circled his helicopter around the carcass, at least 14 crocodiles arrived to feast on the dead whale, with some even spotted …

Western Australia

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

Writing Your First Book Is the First Big Step to Build Your Personal Brand

Get oriented to the task before putting pen to paper through self-assessment, audience targeting and relentless testing. Just like any other product.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a better leader, get paid more or grow your business, then you need to …

Discover Your Passion -- Or 'Ikigai' -- With 4 Simple Tips

Earlier this year, a friend from Denmark shared with me how she felt contented and happy in all areas of her life except for her career. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do and struggled to discover her passion.<p>The question, “how do I know what my passion is?” is one I have asked myself many …

Ikigai

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

How to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018 | Inc.com

Let's face it: being a social media marketer developing a marketing plan for 2018 is not exactly in an easy position. After all, the techniques we use to reach customers are changing at a breakneck pace. That said, a plan is still a worthwhile investment: in my time advising clients, I find that …

Marketing

How to Write an Engaging Welcome Email

What if there was a way to make your emails more effective?You can with welcome emails.Welcome emails are a great way for you to boost subscriber …

Marketing

Success Lessons From The World's Biggest Rejects: Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Meryl Streep and 10 More | Inc.com

The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, that we should give up.<p>But all great successes have struggled and had setbacks along the way.<p>For example:<p>A Baker's Dozen of …

Motivation

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Bill Gates

The 7 Top Skills You Need to Be Good at SEO

At the core of every SEO campaign is at least one person calling the shots. Does he (or she) have what it takes?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re interested in transitioning to a career in SEO (search engine optimization), or you’re currently an SEO professional …

Bringing Brand To a New Market

In franchise or dealership model you have to maintain the goodwill of the brand along with creating performance standards in terms of quality of products<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A franchisee is no less than an entrepreneur, however, the …

'I felt like I was missing out': What it’s like to be in a sexless marriage

One in five couples are in sexless marriages.<p>When Mel* met Roy* it was love at first sight. Roy was creative, unafraid to share his feelings, and …

7 things you'll never hear a successful person say

If you spend time around truly successful people, you may notice that there are some things they simply refuse to say.<p>They don't waste their time dwelling on negative thoughts or making excuses. They know that self-limiting beliefs keep them from success and excuses are simply stories that don't …

All Entrepreneurs Fail: How to Use Failure to Your Advantage

All entrepreneurs fail.Let that sink in.<i>All entrepreneurs fail.</i>If you’re an entrepreneur, at some point you will fail. It’s inevitable. Whether that …

Business Strategy

What It's Like to Be an Intrapreneur at a Large Corporation

Microsoft's Jim Brisimitzis discusses his experience building the Microsoft Startup Program.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partners Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor are back at Quinn’s Pub for another round of Seattle’s most unique burgers. Chef Scott …

The Best SEO Tools of 2018

We test 10 search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help you get your website to the top of the world's leading search engines.<p>What Is Search Engine …

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite) | Inc.com

Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, a flair for turning extreme adversity into advantage. Where <i>sisu</i> flourishes, entrepreneurs report higher levels of hope (unshakeable …

North Pole

This Entrepreneur's Secret for Going From Bartender to 7-Figures a Year

Instead trying to get hordes of customers, he focused on getting a few who pay top dollar.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you run a business, or you’re an entrepreneur, or simply a freelancer. You offer a service, a great one, and you want to make a lot more …

A guy who sold his startup for $1.26 billion tells grads to 'get good at' failure

He invented the tech while he was a doctoral student at Stanford. He took that invention and two of the professors advising him, Nick McKeown from Stanford and Scott Shenker from the University of California, Berkeley — legends in their own right — and founded a startup. It was called Nicira, and …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

Emotional Intelligence

7 ways billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates demonstrate the ancient philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Around 304 BC, a wealthy and successful merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage. He lost nearly everything. Making his way to Athens, he was introduced to philosophy by Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic, which changed his life. Within a few years, Stoic philosophy would be born. As …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

What Are Mindsets That Hold Entrepreneurs Back?

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Summit Consulting Group CEO Alan Weiss about his perspective on why entrepreneurs often fail.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the</i> …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship