Arlen Abrego

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Why Your Business Idea Should Sell Itself

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With all the challenges that entrepreneurs face, why complicate things by making your business idea hard to explain?<p>I saw a wonderful example of this principle on Monday when five teams of my "Foundations of Entrepreneurial …

eCommerce

7 Effective Ways to Grow Your Business Using LinkedIn

One does not simply ignore LinkedIn : the world’s largest professional network; in a little over a decade, since its inception in 2003, it has …

10 Ways You're Already a Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have the inspiring words from your mission statement become buried deep beneath the profit and loss statement?<p>It’s easy for success to become shallow. When our compass points only to the dollar sign, and life is all about the …

Profit

If You Don't Respect Your Customer You Won't Be Successful

Given that sales are the lifeblood of any organization, you'd imagine that everybody would respect the people that they sell to. But you'd be very wrong.<p>I spend a lot of time with startups, and I hear many companies talk about their approach to sales and their interactions with customers. From …

rollout

4 Things Every Small-Business Owner Can Do to Finish 2014 Strong

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're like most small business owners, this is the most hectic time of the year. Here are four things every small business owner can do to finish 2014 strong.<p>1. Know which clients owe you money.<p>You'll find that in your …

Small Business

Email Marketing Should Remain Top Priority for Small Business Owners

With so many online avenues to consider when it comes to promoting your business online, email is often left in the dust. Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn often top conversations when it comes to identifying best practices for gaining online visibility. Yet email – as old fashioned …

Why Leading and Managing Are Two Very Different Things

Sure, the two overlap, but CEOs of the fastest-growing companies know there is a big difference between managing your people and leading them.<p>Are leading and managing two different things? They are, if you ask executives whose companies made the Inc. 500, our annual ranking of the fastest-growing …

Leadership

POLL: Do You Want to Have Your Own Business Someday?

Are you the entrepreneurial type, or do you prefer a steady paycheck from the boss? Let us know.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and smartest …

Entrepreneurship

4 of the Weirdest Reasons People Have Gone Into Debt

These cautionary tales show how NOT to handle your finances.<p>For more than a decade, I’ve worked in the field of debt resolution, helping thousands of …

Personal Finance

Excuse #31 for 'the pause' – El Niño and longer solar cycles

From ETH Zurich –<b>Why global warming is taking a break</b><br>The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. ETH researchers have …

Dirk Vander Kooij's Repurposed Robot Prints "Endless" Furniture From Recycled E-Waste

Dirk Vander Kooij is set to unveil a new line of “<i>Endless</i>” furniture made from recycled e-waste at “The Future in the Making”, an exhibition …

Furniture

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from …

E-waste