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Improve Your Website's Conversion Rates With These 6 Design Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An appealing website design is important, but you can’t lose sight of what your website is really for: to convert traffic into lead-form submissions, phone calls, physical-location visits, contact-form submissions and sales. Without these …

Web Design

How to Tackle Your First International Meeting Like a Pro

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first international meeting is etched in my memory -- and not in a good way.<p>I was a young expat in Budapest. For the first time, I had the responsibility of organizing an international press conference to introduce a new product to the …

Jet Lag

6 Keys to Employee Engagement During Times of Distraction

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gallup concluded that 71 percent of all employees are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged." In simple terms, most workers are producing far less than they were capable of producing.<p>The problem of disengagement can become even …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Overcome Your Unreasonable Fears

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear is natural. In a predator-versus-prey world, heightened awareness is critical to survival. In our world of business, however, most fears have little to do with survival and more to do with personal insecurities.<p>“Will I meet my …

Public Speaking

3 Must-Haves For Your Company Website

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: What elements are absolutely essential for my company website?<p><b>A:</b> Gabriel Shaoolian, founder and CEO of New York City-based digital agency Blue Fountain Media, offers the three must-dos for an effective website.<p><b>State your</b> …

Free Shipping

Italian Artist Uses Recycled Waste to Create Furniture

There are plenty of furniture makers producing sustainable creations out of recycled materials, but Italian artist Ilaria Bianchi is a lot more up …

Typography

Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money

It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular?<p>It’s a loaded question that can mean many different things, sometimes all at once: Healthy or pesticide-drenched? Tasty or bland? Fancy or …

Agriculture

The 28-Day Plastic Purge Challenge

Here are the best ways to avoid the most harmful plastics, without making yourself crazy in the process!<p>Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right …

Aquaponics

Dairy farmer: Becoming a mother makes me fight harder for British milk

Dairy farmers struggling with low milk prices have been forced to protest with 'Milk Bucket Challenges' and campaigns. Farmer Philippa Hall shares her fears<p>September (aka tomorrow) will be both an exciting and nervous month on our farm as we start milking in our new dairy.<p>The decision to develop …

Amazon is testing farmers market produce delivery

Imagine getting greens and herbs from Maggie's Farm, Mangalitsa pork from Peads & Barnetts, black cod from Wild Local Seafood and melons from Weiser Family Farms all delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of harvest, ordered with just a mouse click.<p>That's what's coming to Southern California as …

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this.<p>Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked …

Aquaponics

Guide to Get More Traffic to Your Blog from Flipboard

Increasingly, we hear that Flipboard is an important referral of traffic for bloggers. With 34,000 topics scanning 21 million magazines curated from articles on Flipboard as well as all over the Web, there are many opportunities for bloggers to get surfaced in front of an audience that’s interested …

Incorporated
Leadership

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

Leadership

Strength and Weakness: What Type of Leader Are You?

Some people are born leaders. However, not all leaders operate by the same <i>modus operandi</i>. It’s important to know what type of leader you are in order …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<p>"If you are not willing …

Motivation

What Really Motivates People

As part of our series on leadership training, Susanne Madsen, Leadership Coach, discusses tips and strategies for motivating different people on your …

Self-Confidence: Is It Important to Being a Successful Leader?

In my coaching practice, leaders often ask me how assertive they should be.<p>“Do I just tell people what I think?”<br>• “What if I’m not certain about our …

26 habits of highly successful leaders

The idea of being “successful” is ultimately a matter of personal judgment. But regardless of personality, industry, or point in history, there are …

4 Scientfiically Proven Methods To Increase Productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, …

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

<i>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t</i> …

Small Business

How to Map Out the Business that You Want to Build - Copyblogger

Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur who started, grew, and sold six businesses in five years … without paying for a single …

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

8 Tips for Maximizing your Small Business' Long Term Profitability

8 Tips for Maximizing your Small Business’ Long Term Profitability<p>We’ve all heard the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”<p>When it comes to planning …

Small Business

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today

Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it’s the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? …

Entrepreneurship