Ashvin Patil

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Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs see 20-hour days as the entry-fee to success. Others believe they will succeed by working smart, not hard. In either case, as a business grows, the founder's job becomes too large for one person. You quickly …

Entrepreneurship

Starbucks, Casino 'Whales' and the 80/20 Pricing Power Curve

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your pricing strategy is the most critical aspect of marketing. Why? Because you can have the best customer list in the world and the best sales pitch in the world, but if your pricing strategy is lousy, you'll still go …

Red Carpet

How Happy Are Small-Business Owners? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running your own business is a demanding job, but it offers a sense of autonomy that you just can't get working for someone else. Still, how happy are small-business owners? A recent survey from online marketing company Yodle polled over …

Small Business

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a passionate entrepreneur, you are accustomed to talking about your product and pitching its features to just about anyone who will listen. You’ve mastered the elevator pitch, the barstool pitch and even restrained yourself …

Investing

How to Make Company Announcements in Buzzworthy Ways

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a new product or expanding to a new market? Whatever your next company announcement may be, relying on a template press release is a strategy of the past. These days, the medium that sends the message is just as …

Social Media