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Why You're Not Getting Customers From Social Media

New study shows how Facebook likes alone don't cut it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“I’ve got 10,000 likes on my Facebook page,” proudly proclaimed the business owner sitting next to me at the conference lunch I was speaking at. Not a bad start, but as it turns out, …

Why Soft Skills Matter And The Top 3 You Need

What’s the formula for building a company that can not only withstand the climates of change and uncertainty we’re living in, but transform and innovate? It used to be that the formula was to build a team that had the technical expertise and work experience to execute on “the plan.” Also known as …

Human Resources

17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is staying on top of everything. You have to respond to emails, make sure your website works perfectly, organize projects, keep in touch with your network, and avoid getting …

The Mistake That Kills Most Startups and How to Avoid Making It

As a budding entrepreneur, you face hundreds of important decisions every day -- are you making the right ones?<p>As a budding entrepreneur, you face hundreds of important decisions every day. What color should the company logo be? Which designer should you hire to build the company website? How …

Best Advice I Ever Got: 3 Lessons in Authenticity | Inc.com

<i>Serial entrepreneur Joshua B. Lee spent a decade growing businesses in the online advertising industry before realizing it was time to effect greater change. As the co-founder of StandOut Authority, Lee coaches entrepreneurs to lead with powerful impact and authenticity.</i><p>A Desire for Impact<p>As a …

Why The Most Successful People Know When To Admit They’re Clueless

You can’t be “all things to all people,” but connecting people and sharing the credit can make you look a lot better than bragging.<p>Many of us strive to be experts in our fields. But, to set yourself apart as a true professional, you don’t have to be an expert in everything. Actually, I would argue …

How to scale up your team to greatness

The best teams are small, have many women, and know how to have a good fight.<p>FORTUNE — My Stanford University colleague, Huggy Rao, spent seven years …

Mindfulness and the Startup CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup companies are stressed by limited resources and, consequently, a limited margin of error. The founders believe they have identified a business opportunity by creating a new product or addressing an untapped market. Proving that is …

The Secret Fears of an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

We entrepreneurs keep a lot of things bottled up inside. We tend to want people to think that we're on top of our business and everything is going exactly as planned.<p>The truth is, we often have very rational concerns about what we're doing and how we're doing it. Unfortunately, we often keep our …

The experienced entrepreneurs club: When age matters

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs: Balancing Your Work-Life And Personal Life

Launching a startup or fighting to grow a small company is a tough slog through any number of different challenges that require your full attention. Finding time to live the rest of your life can be a hardship unto itself.<p>At Dayton, Ohio-based entrepreneurship accelerator Aileron, Forbes conducted …

Startups Anonymous: The Secrets of a Startup Founder

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

Looking For Entrepreneurial Resources? Try Jackson Hole

Quick, what’s the nation’s top mecca for entrepreneurial training and talent? Before reading this headline, I’m betting you wouldn’t have said Jackson Hole. Nor would I before talking to Liza Millet, a former Wall Street investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Silicon Couloir, a non-profit …

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

Productivity

To build a billion-dollar company, keep your founder in the CEO spot

The overwhelming majority of billion-dollar tech companies are still run by their founders, according to a new study by investment firm Atomico. In …

How new technology will drive faster and smarter business decisions this year

As we start this year, it seems that the technologies which will have a stand-out impact on businesses are those that enable greater efficiency, …

8 Startup Tips from Student Entrepreneur and Investor Christopher Gray

I recently got to interview Drexel University Senior, former Dorm Room Fund partner and Scholly Founder Christopher Gray who has been featured in multiple news outlets and is going be featured in Shark Tank this season. A recipient of over 1.3 million dollars in college scholarships, Gray started …

9 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Brand

<i>I’m starting with the man in the mirror… I’m asking him to change his ways…</i><p>Michael Jackson probably didn’t have entrepreneurial brand strategies in mind when he was crooning this song. Still, the lyrics dive right into the heart of branding.<p>Yes–it all starts by looking in the mirror.<p>That’s why I …

A Bright Idea: Teaching Educators To Be Entrepreneurs

Several years ago the National Science Foundation surveyed the small businesses that had won its innovation research grants (through the SBIR program) to see how they were progressing five and ten years after their awards. While there were unquestionably many successes, of those companies that …

Innovation

Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Small Business Advice

The best small business advice comes from your peers. Here are the best tried-and-tested approaches from successful Australian …

Entrepreneurs Are Always Thinking About Business (and That's as It Should Be) | Inc.com

Like most other entrepreneurs even when I'm on vacation I'm always thinking about work, how I can work better, smarter, reading a book on leadership, or hopefully, having a spark of genius that I can take back and implement in my work. Entrepreneurs just can't help it; it's in our DNA.<p>Yes, I was on …

Entrepreneurship

Do-not-do lists are the to-do lists of the future

Be honest: How many items on your to-do list are there simply because they’ve always been there? Like checking your email every 30 minutes, or having …

Time Management

5 Simple Sales Techniques You're Definitely Forgetting About

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>On this episode of <i>#3MinThursdays</i>, 7Twelve Marketing's Mikhail Alfon explains five easy sales techniques that are sure to help improve your closing ratio. These basic, yet key ideas are vital for connecting with your prospect and understanding exactly what it …

The #1 Thing Holding Entrepreneurs Back & the 3 Steps to Defeat It

<i>Brian Shimmerlik is the Co-Founder and CEO at Vengo, which produces digital wall-mounted vending machines. He earned his BBA at the Ross School of Business and his MBA at NYU Stern. Brian recently spoke at The Blackstone Charitable Foundation Texas Announcement and his remarks can be viewed</b> …

Millionaire Gary Vaynerchuk Shares His Secrets on Personal Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>When Gary Vaynerchuk speaks about branding, everyone perks up and listens. And for good reason.<p>Vaynerchuk makes it his business to build …

10 Lessons To New Graduates From 10 Successful Entrepreneurs

Learn these crucial lessons from the ones that came before you.<p>As the adage goes, 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago, calling yourself an "entrepreneur" was like wearing a neon sign that said, "I don't know what I'm going to do with my life."<p>Today, "entrepreneur" seems to be the job title every …

3 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness Right Now

One thing every entrepreneur quickly discovers is that building a business is an emotional roller-coaster ride. AsMatt Salzberg, CEO of fast-growing …

Aspiring Entrepreneur? 5 Tips You Need to Hear

<b>No successful entrepreneur got to where they are now without a fight.</b><p>If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, founder, or side hustler, let’s just say …

7 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Who Want to Get Rich

We all want to experience wealth in our lives. That’s why you’ve most likely come across a number of articles, blog posts, and books that detail how …

“Be in love with your problem, not your solution.”

<b>Requests for Startups: Matt Wallaert (Microsoft Ventures)</b><p>A behavioral psychologist and entrepreneur, Matt Wallaert’s focus is “on building products …