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When Married to an Entrepreneur Negotiation Is Healthier Than Compromising

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People say one a successful marriage requires learning to compromise. I, however, am not a big fan of compromise. To me it sounds like someone loses or gives up what they want or they give in to what the other person wants. In my …

Marriage

What It Really Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What qualities do I need to possess in order to be an entrepreneur?</b><p><i>-- Igbor Ubana<br>Nigeria</i><p><b>A:</b> There’s one common thread among every successful entrepreneur: An unwavering need to build that cannot be deterred by quantity or severity of …

Entrepreneurship

6 Qualities Smart Businesses Strive to Embody

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Between the day-to-day tasks of running a business, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. But your business is about so much more than the bottom line. If you want to create a product or service that lasts, you must think …

Customers

Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec on the 5 Worst Sales Sins

Robert Herjavec equates making a sales call to asking someone out on a date. For many salespeople, especially newbies, once the fear of striking out takes hold, it’s over. In a single syllable, the dreaded “no” saps confidence and shatters egos. But it shouldn’t, particularly not if you’re in …

Selling

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on the No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Manufacturing Your Product Overseas

Back in 1996, in her first five minutes on the Home Shopping Network -- and on TV, ever -- <i>Shark Tank</i> star Lori Greiner knew she’d invented a smash-hit earring organizer. After only 300 seconds on the air, she’d sold all 2,000 units.<p>Five years and several successful products and patents later, the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Absolutely Beautiful Pieces of Home Decor Inspired By Nature

This table will grow on you -literally. And you don't need to limit the plant life to grass, you can grow all kinds of things in that trough, …

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

Weddings

Want This New Innovation? The COOLEST Cooler Ever

It is that time of year again -- the one where we spend time outdoors in the wide open spaces. It finds us trying to pack well-chilled drinks and …

Ultimate Bike Tool carries over two dozen tools in a small, flat package

The Ultimate Bike Tool stuffs more than two dozen wrenches, tire levers and driver bits into a slim package. It's the latest design to rework the 3D …

Alfa Forno Ciao Outdoor Pizza Oven

Bring restaurant-quality wood-fired pizzas home to your deck or patio with the Alfa Forno Ciao Outdoor Pizza Oven. The Forno Ciao uses patented …

Could this finally be the end of hiding valuables under a towel? Entrepreneur invents holiday beach locker that screws into the sand

<b>Waterproof locker, known as the Beach Vault, 12ins deep in the sand</b><p><b>Comes with a special towel that has a hole cut away for easy access</b><p><b>Means you can</b> …

Lightsaber: A Sci-Fi Take on the Common Kitchen Knife

It might only be a concept, but this knife design from National Taipei University Of Technology student Chia-yu Yeh is something for our inner sci-fi …

File a USB Drive in a Binder

While having your data stored digitally might do away with some paperwork, that’s not always the case. Sometimes you might need to store both …

Custom Rolling Pins Print across Your Dough

I love this idea! Etsy seller <b>Zuzia Zuber</b>, a designer in Poland, makes rolling pins with unique print designs, including burgers with fries, …

10 Practical Ways to Promote a High-Performance Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A company's culture describes how things get done. But it's not really about perks such as free lunches, ping-pong tables and Take Your Dog to Work Day. CEOs and other leaders can and should manage their companies to shape the culture …

Employee Engagement

3 Millennial Marketing Lessons From the Selfie

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As a member of Generation X, I find selfies to be, well, almost comical. It’s photography taken by oneself, featuring oneself, doing nothing other than being oneself.<p>Some have started calling millennials “the selfie generation.” But what does the selfie …

Mobile Devices

Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Failure is Part of the Success Equation'

“I failed.”<p>Those are two words you might not expect from Mark Cuban, <i>Shark Tank</i>’s only billionaire judge. But he’s had his share. Take, for instance, when he tried selling powdered milk. It was a swift lesson in failure -- about as fast as reconstituting powdered milk with water. “I honestly thought …

Entrepreneurship