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The 6 Life Stages Of An Entrepreneur

We tend to think that being an entrepreneur is not a process or a science and to some degree there is sense in that, but, there are things that we …

The 'Age Of The Customer' Is Here. What Are You Doing About It?

Arguably since the dawn of business, companies have been operating in the age of the seller, where they control the product, marketing, and customer …

Customer Experience

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Procrastination

The Five Hidden Benefits Of Procrastination

Is it possible that there are times when procrastination can work in your favor?<p>Are comfortable with fear? Do you like to have a little bit of panic or threat to your survival built into each day?<p>Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, this is what we do to ourselves when we procrastinate, a …

'Encore entrepreneurship' isn't for everyone

<b>Q: Mr. Strauss – My husband retired from work a few years ago and is bored silly. He has gotten it in his mind to start a business. I don't like the idea. I think that such endeavors are for a younger generation and he would be better off mentoring young businesspeople. Can you help me talk sense</b> …

How to Get Clients

Let’s face it – everyone is in sales. From the neighborhood babysitter who wants to pack her weekend sitting schedule to the public accountant …

5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we start to head toward summer, many people look forward to vacation and a pace that begins to slow down, but not entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs know that when it’s hot outside, the heat is on just as strong internally.<p>Summer is a great …

15 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators

There are more than six billion people in this world and I am willing to bet that the majority of us are probably procrastinators. It is just an easy …

Oil prices have been soaring—now look for them to plunge again

After falling roughly 60% from July through March, oil prices are now up around 44% from their bottom. The chatter among many investors and industry players is that the worst is over. The only questions remaining, they say, are how high prices will go from here and how soon oil drillers can resume …

My top 10 quotes on communication

Communication makes the world go round. It facilitates human connections, and allows us to learn, grow and progress. It’s not just about speaking or …

5 Conferences About the Nitty-Gritty of Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The right conference can leapfrog growth in your business. You can learn new and exciting strategies while networking with fellow world-changers with whom you can form partnerships. In addition to these reasons, there is also the …

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People and Become One Instead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and getting at least a <i>teeny</i> bit jealous because they seem to be living a much more exciting life …

5 Steps to Becoming a Recognized Leader in Your Field

Put simply, authority marketing is using your knowledge of the business world as a marketing technique to garner customers and sales.<p>As Dan S. Kennedy, known as he Godfather of direct marketing, succinctly put it: “If you aren't deliberately, systematically, methodically—or rapidly and …

Here's what Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said about Google trying to buy his company

This has happened before. Back in 2009, Google was reportedly interested in buying the company for $500 million.<p>But CEO Jeremy Stoppelman had second thoughts about selling "his baby," he later told the Associated Press. And apparently Apple CEO Steve Jobs was instrumental in talking him out of …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's How These Entrepreneurs Stay Productive.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on April 2, 2015.</i><p>Ever feel like you are on a treadmill running through peanut butter? Like there is always more to do than you can possibly get done in a day?<p>If you are a business owner, you probably …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains how to know you should quit your job and become a full-time entrepreneur

So when he and his cofounder Evan Mendelsohn made a deal with "Shark Tank" investor Robert Herjavec and sales of the company's holiday sweaters starting taking off, Morton was confronted with a difficult decision.<p>Should he continue seeing dental clients and hire an outside manager to assist …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

5 Invoicing and Accounting Tools for New Entrepreneurs

From Due to ZenPayroll: You have alternatives to the guy in the thick glasses and bowtie.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups fail for so many reasons. According to business sources, fully 90 percent fail -- a hard and bleak truth of entrepreneurship. As an …

How You Define Marketing Will Define Your Marketing Success | Inc.com

Every so often, a discussion erupts through email that makes me really happy about my job. I have the privilege of working with, interviewing, and connecting with some really smart people. Recently, I started emailing with Steven McConnell, the head of digital marketing for Arielle Careers, an …

Are You A Procrastinator? Scientists Say This Brain Hack Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key to avoiding procrastination may be to change the way you think about time.<p>The trick? Break down the time you have into smaller units. For instance, if …

The 5 Steps to Correctly Washing Your Face

Washing your face may seem simple, but there’s actually an art to it. InStyle.com Senior News Editor Kim Peiffer stopped by <i>The Meredith Vieira Show</i> …

10 Things Every Salesperson Needs to Know About Marketing | Inc.com

It's wonderful when sales and marketing are working together and finishing one another's sentences. Unfortunately, this tends to be the exception and not the rule. More often than not, the sales team see all that marketing <i>isn't</i> and often struggle to see the true value that great marketing brings to …

Marketing

Malta votes in referendum on controversial spring shooting of migrating birds

Hunting of species flying from Sahara to breed is only allowed in Malta due to EU exemption opposed by environmentalists<p>Citizens of Malta were voting in a referendum on Saturday to decide whether to overturn a law that allows the controversial hunting of migrating birds in spring, a centuries-old …

Birds

When Should You Start Paying Yourself?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most frequent mistakes small-business owners make is not paying themselves. Entrepreneurs should compensate themselves at market rates as soon as the business can afford to do so.<p>Many small-business owners need a paycheck to …

Why Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born | Inc.com

The debate over whether great leaders are made or born has gone on for ages. Stewart Friedman, the founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, says he has the definitive answer.<p>In his newest book, <i>Leading the Life You Want</i>, Friedman explores the skills you need to be a leader, …

Leadership

5 Traits Making You a Great Entrepreneur But Maybe Not a Good Dinner Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners are a unique breed -- and they have to be. If entrepreneurs don’t keep their foot on the accelerator, they or anyone who works for them will not be going anywhere.<p>The traits required for being a successful entrepreneur all …

The Neuroscience of Selling | Inc.com

Until recently, there really hasn't been a "science of selling," because selling behavior is too complex to measure. For instance, it's a statistical fact that 20 percent of salespeople make 80 percent of the revenue, but nobody knows why that 20 percent are so much more effective. We know the …

5 Things On Your Résumé That Make You Look Old

A 2013 AARP study found that nearly half of all older job seekers reported being overlooked for a job because of their age.<p>That's why it's so important that you not make yourself seem old on your résumé, says author Marc Miller in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>"The format and contents of your résumé says …