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The 7-Minute Rule That Will Save Your Business Presentation

Anything you have to say in a business setting should fit into a seven-minute window. Here's a guide to get you through your next conference talk, board meeting, investor chat, or daily team meeting.<p>Anything you have to say in a business setting should fit into a seven minute window. That's my …

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …

Entrepreneurship

Look at what Google and Amazon are doing with databases: That's your future

It may seem unlikely that ordinary firms will ever be able to emulate the resource-rich web giants when it comes to data architectures. But that …

Here Is the One Surprising Thing All Successful Entrepreneurs Have

So many entrepreneurs try and fail, so what are they missing? It's not easy to develop, but it's the key to success.<p>A while back, I sat on a panel at a conference for entrepreneurs. There were three successful entrepreneurs and myself. As usual, the classic question came up, "What does it take to …

3 Major Mistakes Companies Make With Big Data And How To Fix Them

<i>By Erik Severinghaus</i><p>Investing in big data is all the rage right now. But as with many topics that become buzz worthy, its core values often get lost in the hype. In customer conversations it has become increasingly clear that many companies are investing in the wrong places when it comes to data …

How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 7:45 am. 7:45 am<p><b>Eight years ago,</b> Polish hacker Joanna …

7 Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In a special webcast on April 28, 2015, 5 p.m. EST, Grant Cardone will show you how to make millions of dollars for your business using the phone. Register now for this webcast and you could earn gifts for participating.</i><p>First, understand …

Entrepreneurship

6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How To Recognize Them In Yourself and Change Them

In my line of work, I hear from hundreds of people a month, and connect with professionals in a more public, open way than ever before. Through this …

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

One woman who frequently flew on Southwest was constantly disappointed with every aspect of the company's operation. In fact, she became known as the "Pen Pal" because after every flight she wrote in with a complaint.She didn't like the fact that the company didn't assign seats; she didn't like the …

Customer Service