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Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Without using data to guide decision making, most small businesses and startups do what they think makes the most sense: They chase competitors. They chase trends or follow fads. But chasing and following means the business isn’t leading. …

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of …

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LEED Professionals Add Value to Building Products Marketing

If IKEA’s chief sustainability officer Steve Howard is to be believed, we need to “go all-in on selling sustainability.” It’s not enough to just talk …

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10 Quotes to Get You Through the Marathon of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur is about approaching your success journey as a marathon, not a sprint. However, if you’ve actually run a marathon, you know the high of the excitement at the starting line and the low of mile 18 when you …

How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we all know people friends or acquaintances who could benefit from our professional assistance. But unless they specifically ask for help, beginning the conversation can be awkward. You don’t want to jeopardize the …

7 Ways to Say I Love You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a lot to be said for leaders who love their people. When employees or customers feel the love, they rarely peek over the fence to see what other companies are offering. Why would they?<p>If people feel secure, appreciated and …

5 Tips to Rehab Your Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Public relations is hard. The multifariousness of modern communications can be a blessing as well as a curse.<p>The good news is that marketers probably have more tools at their disposal than they might imagine. Re-evaluating what a company …

Venture Capitalists Can Be a Blessing or a Curse

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people like to portray venture capitalists as the only investors with enough swagger to put their money where their mouth is and gamble on the future success of unproven companies: Where others balk, venture capitalists show their …

The 14 Steps Needed to Recruit Your Early Startup Team

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>By far the hardest and most exasperating part of launching a successful startup is recruiting an all-star team. At first, it will seem near impossible, as there is a limited number of truly exceptional people out there. Of those people, only a small …

25 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

To save you time and money, we've distilled 25 of the greatest business books down to their primary insights.<p>We've captured critical advice across a …

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Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for …

How To Find A Co-Founder For Your Startup

Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product. Or, the entrepreneur has deep technology skills, but is lacking in business skills. In many cases, these entrepreneurs are on the hunt for co-founders to help them build their businesses. The …

Putting Together A Successful Kickstarter Proposal: How One Company Raised Four Times Its Target

When Dennis List and Nick Yap set out to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter last year, they hit their target on the first day and reached over $220,000 from backers in three weeks. List and Yap are the developers of ROCKI, a wi-fi music system that transforms any speakers into wi-fi speakers and enables …