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7 Ways to Save Your Business Thousands of Dollars Each Month

Keeping expenses down makes you a lot calmer when thinking how to boost revenue.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every small business owner worries about money. Sometimes that means cutting corners where you shouldn’t, or not paying yourself what you deserve.<p>But I’m …

11 successful entrepreneurs share their most effective nighttime rituals

Everyone talks about morning rituals, but what about the stuff you should do the night before to set yourself up for success? Should you go out or stay in? Reflect on the day or turn off your brain?<p>These entrepreneurs share what they do tonight to help supercharge tomorrow's achievements.

Entrepreneurship

5 Books for the Entrepreneurial Soul

Reading books is a cheap and effective way to become a better entrepreneur. Here are some titles you may want to check out.<p>Long before I ever took the plunge into entrepreneurship, folks were always telling me to start my own business - but I was too chicken. No one in my family is an entrepreneur, …

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

We Need to Talk About Money: Seven Stories About Personal Finance

I suppose it’s fitting to begin a piece about personal finance by talking about my own situation: I owe the IRS and the Comptroller of Maryland a …

Personal Finance

Passive Income Blueprints: 5 Business Models for Any Niche - Small Business Trends

Have you ever looked at people who claim to earn tons of money for very little work and asked yourself, “What’s their secret?”<p>Well, I’ll tell …

How To Do Investment Property Analysis

Buying an investment property and joining the world of real estate is exciting! Finding the best property is the catch. There are two types of data …

5 Ways SBOs Can Attract and Retain Employees With Enticing Benefits Packages

How can you keep your best employees and attract new ones with great potential?<p>For startups and small businesses, it's not always possible to pay employees competitive salaries. However, you must remember that you have other things that appeal to top talent. You're small, nimble, and can offer …

Employment

Why Your Operating Model Is More Important Than Your Business Model

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Almost four years ago, I founded Ingez, Egypt’s first online courier service and I’m now launching my new startup Voo. So, as someone who has …

Tense exchanges in China between US, Chinese officials mark Obama’s arrival at G20 summit

The G20 summit got off to a contentious start Saturday with Chinese officials reportedly confronting National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other U.S. officials in at least three incidents, as President Obama arrived in China for the two-day international economic talks.<p>Within minutes of Obama …

10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills - Small Business Trends

After the years we spend learning to write formally for academia, content writing at first seems a little unnatural, mainly because blog writing …

6 Common Money Management Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make - OLBlog

Many entrepreneurs find money management difficult, especially during in the early days, and yet it is something that is absolutely critical to the …

5 Tips for Structuring Your New Business Like a Pro

Is your new business a “lemonade stand”? That’s the term we use to describe businesses that were set up quickly with lots of passion but will fade into oblivion instantly when hit with the first sign of a legal or tax challenge. Lemonade stands are not serious businesses and are not worthy of …

If You Can’t Answer This Question in 5 Seconds, You’re in Trouble

“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” Considering its ironic truth, it’s not surprising that the quote has been widely …

Starting a Small Business? Here's How You Can Fund It Without Getting a Bank Loan

You'll be facing varying challenges the moment you have your own business but nothing will compare to the challenge that raising funds to actually start one presents. Any small business owner you get to speak with can assure you of that. However, that doesn't mean you should kick your …

4 Growth Strategies Small Businesses Should Consider

Eventually you may determine you want your small business to expand into a big business. If this is true, learn what big-business growth strategies …

10 Tips for Ensuring Future Business Success - Small Business Trends

Building a successful business is a constantly changing process. So you need to be able to adapt and keep up to ensure long term success. Members of …

10 Tips For Writing An Effective Business Plan For Its Startup - OLBlog

<b>Writing a Business Plan</b> (BP or business plan) can seem daunting if you’ve never done before. Writing a business plan can help you determine if your …

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10 Tips on getting the most out of meetings for entrepreneurs

Share4<p>Tweet<p>Share4<p>+11<p>Shares 9<p>Meetings are an essential part of getting business done and moving on with decision making for your business. As an …

Greenlid hopes to catch Olympic buzz with mosquito traps

Small businesses typically do not have millions of dollars a year to spend on sponsorship with the Canadian Olympic Committee. So what are startups to do when they would like to be part of the activities around the Olympics?<p>This week, Toronto-based Greenlid Envirosciences is promoting a product it …

What's Hot and What's Not in Employee Job Benefits - Small Business Trends

Over-the-top employee benefits like companies that pay for employees’ weddings get a lot of publicity, but what kinds of benefits are smaller …

10 Characteristics of a highly successful entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share1<p>+1<p>Shares 23<p>Successful entrepreneurs aren’t just lucky or magically talented–they approach work and life differently than most …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Master Time

Learn how to get the most out of every hour.<p>We all want to be happier and more successful and to get more out of life. (Who doesn't?) If only it were possible to squeeze more time into each day.<p>I understand that desire for more time. As the founder of Aha! I have a very busy schedule -- sometimes …

3 Ways Great Product Managers Prioritize Feature Requests

Product managers are busy people. And while meetings with marketing, sales, engineering, design, and support teams may fill their weekly calendars, it is the work of managing ideas and feature requests that most commands their attention.<p>To offer maximum value to customers, great product managers …

Product Management

Don’t Make These Fatal PowerPoint Errors in Your Next Presentation - Small Business Trends

We’ve all used PowerPoint at one point or another. The Microsoft presentation tool operates as the sturdy backbone of pretty much every school …

How to manage money as a seasonal business

Operating a seasonal business and up-and-down cash flow can be tricky, but there are steps you can take to be sure you always have a little extra …

10 Tips for Using Google Slides Like a Pro - Small Business Trends

There are plenty of presentation platforms out there for large and small businesses alike. But not all work the same.<p>Google Slides is a dynamic, …

How This Startup Is Revolutionizing Employee Learning

Axonify is bringing brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, and microlearning to corporate learning.<p>Carol Leaman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Axonify. Having turned down a role at Google, she proudly declared that the secret to her success is walking away from the easy route. …

How the 50/20/30 Rule Can Help You Budget

A monthly budget is one of those financial necessities that no one wants to think about, but everyone should. But figuring out how to allocate your …