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8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Build the habits you've always wanted.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.”<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles weigh in on the one mental habit that …

How to Create Brand Loyalty Through Customer Experience | Inc.com

Keeping your customers is perhaps more important than finding new ones. That's because there's a lot riding on an existing customer relationship that you can't afford to lose. Research shows that customer acquisition costs 5 to 25 times more than retention does. That means if you can hang on to …

Customer Experience

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Employment

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

6 Things You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy (No, Money Isn't One of Them) | Inc.com

You might have seen the Gallup statistics that show that one out of two workers say they are "not engaged" with their job, while another 17 percent say they are "actively disengaged."<p>Even if you haven't seen these numbers, evidence of employee disengagement often stares you right in the face in the …

Employee Engagement

Why Ideas Without Inspiration Won't Bring You Success -- According to Elon Musk and Steve Jobs | Inc.com

Ideas are a dime a dozen, but the inspiration to drive a great business is a lot harder to find. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I often get asked for next sure-fire idea. I have to tell them that anyone can find ideas, but only you as a person can find the passion to transform one into …

Motivation

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that hasn’t …

6 Reasons You Don't Need a Business Partner

In this entrepreneur's view, the risks are far too great.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People starting off on their entrepreneurial journey often feel the need to partner up before they launch a company. That's what I did when I started in December of 1999 and as I …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People | Inc.com

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great …

Self-improvement

10 Marketing Strategies to Fuel Your Business Growth

You need more than one strategy. You need a strategy for every opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a business isn't easy. First, you need a viable idea. From there, you need to discover a profitable niche, define a target demographic and have something …

Optimize Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Productivity -- Here's How

Highly successful entrepreneurs stay organized and accomplish a lot by following a routine. Are you one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is one thing all highly successful business people do to stay organized and focused throughout the day: They all follow …

101 Positive Quotes to Help You Look on the Bright Side | Inc.com

Sometimes, when you need inspiration in your life--whether for love, success, or work--it helps to hear the motivational words that others have shared. So here are 101 of the best positive quotes guaranteed to change your attitude and make you feel happy.<p>There are some classics in the list, and …

Motivation

Blueprint for social media success

Managing multiple social media accounts can be a time-consuming nightmare.<p>If only there were a cheat sheet for navigating and mastering each …

The Psychology of Brand Loyalty: 5 Key Takeaways

Is brand loyalty dead? Nope, not from this contributor's perspective.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an ideal world, all your customers would be loyal to your brand. Loyalty means a customer is willing to come back to your brand for multiple purchases and …

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

Why Thinking Small Is Key to Entrepreneurial Success

In business as in life, the devil is in the details. Here are the five microshifts all entrepreneurs must make.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you probably have a gift for big-picture thinking. You can set goals and plot a general path to achieving …

The No-BS Career Advice You Wish You Had 5 Years Ago

Luck is for amateurs. Create and share content, assign value to your time, and help others in your network even as you strive to improve yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Another day, another five emails. Here's one: “Tim, how do I find my passion?” And another: …

23 Things I Wish I Had Known About Business at the Start of My Career

Your path gets clearer once you tune out the corporate jargon and the fuzzy motivational nonsense on the Internet.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some odd reasons, I feel I’ve had a pretty good career to date.<p>I’ve had a successful business.<br>I’ve done the corporate …

3 Powerful Ways to Stay Positive

It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this …

For decades, Western culture touted self-esteem. It got the most important thing wrong

What would you guess people are most stressed out about in their careers? One might assume that hating your job, or dealing with the frustration of finding a new one, would top the list. But according to the results of an annual survey that I send several thousand readers of my email newsletter, …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Leadership

6 Qualities of Extremely Likable People, According to Science | Inc.com

There are so many factors to consider when it comes to being a person that will attract others to you. Perhaps showcasing your emotional intelligence and keeping your cool under pressure is a feature of your likability.<p>If you're looking to influence your boss, connect with people in high places, or …

Emotional Intelligence

How Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Productivity

In business, you need to recognize where those "hot" emotions are coming from, bring them under control and proceed as calmly as possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We typically think of intelligence in terms of knowledge or cognitive reasoning ability, but there’s …

49 Inspirational Quotes and Mantras to Help You Overcome the Stress of Running a Business

Check out these words of wisdom, affirmation and positivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I never considered myself a high-stress person . . . until I started my first company. The stress of running a company was unfamiliar to me and I didn’t know how to handle it. I …

Should You Pay for Social Influencers? The Pros and Cons of Paid Promotions | Inc.com

Seventy-four percent of consumers rely on social media to help them make purchasing decisions. And the influencers on social media are the ones affecting those decisions. Trust in brands is declining, while the power of influencers is on the rise.<p>So why aren't more marketers putting money into …

Public Relations

30 Conversion-Boosting Lessons Learned from Viewing 18,250,000 Ads

Have you ever had a mind blowing “wow” moment about yourself?I’m talking about that moment when you realize something that you hadn’t thought about</i> …

How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

These 4 Social Media Tips Will Save Your Small Business from Failing | Inc.com

The online world is rapidly changing. Innovation that was a dream only a short time ago is now reality. As a startup or small business, ensuring that the wave of change doesn't pull you under is more important than ever.<p>Adopting a future-proof social media strategy--one that becomes your first line …

Social Media