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The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

Self-improvement

Multitasking Is a Myth. Harness the Power of Focus to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re the CEO of your organization or the head of your department, you are the thought leader for your team. The way you think and believe and what you demonstrate can either lead to success or failure. If you’re like me, you …

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The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage, but an absolute necessity. The structured 9-to-5 life is a thing of the past, and new digital capabilities have dramatically changed what we are expected to accomplish on any …

Entrepreneurship

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear

It was the third day of the year. As thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh demanding an increase in minimum wage, Cambodian security forces, including the army, came at them with batons and assault rifles, killing five and injuring 38.<p>The protests had started on Christmas eve when …

The One Customer Service Training Secret You Need To Know

This article reveals a secret of providing superior customer service: the BUBL principle. Without this understanding, the rest of your customer service training and knowledge will be largely ineffective. So gather ’round and listen closely to what I have to say. It’s a little weird, but it’s worth …

5 Crazy Facts About Beer That Will Impress Your Friends

Want to amaze your friends with some obscure beer factoids the next time you're out drinking? Of course you do. Here's a cheat sheet of beer facts — …

8 Common Ways Procrastination Costs You Big-Time

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know the obvious ways that procrastination can impact your life: the annoyed looks you get from friends when you’re late for dinner—again. The “we need to talk” meeting that your boss schedules because you’ve missed yet another deadline.<p>But what you …

17 Traits That Entrepreneurs Possess

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur requires possessing many traits. Some are more important others. Some can be learned -- others are more innate.<p>It’s not about being the smartest person in the room. After mentoring and coaching thousands of …

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7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re pitching your business to angel investors for the first time ever or just for the initial round this week, your mission is to incite their passion and provide compelling evidence of a potential boost to their bottom …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a Digital Reputation When You Have No Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of building a strong digital reputation. These days, the Google search result for your name is equivalent to your resume. But building up your online reputation takes time – something a lot of …

Social Media

The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obviously, every organization wants to increase profit margins because there is a direct impact on the bottom line, but there are five myths that we need to dispel in order to truly master margins.<p>Don't fall for these five myths:<p><b>1.</b> …

Small Business

How To Get $50 Million in Five Easy Steps

Lest you think this headline is the story line of a 3 a.m. infomercial, read on because it is neither a Ponzi scheme nor a pipe dream requiring a series of books and DVDs for $29.99 in five easy payments. This plan is both shockingly easy and proven successful, so if you’ve got five to seven …

The 5 Irrefutable Principles of Selling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are five principles when it comes to selling. Follow these natural principles and sales begin to happen immediately. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling online or offline. These five principles are your five keys to unlocking the …

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9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Here's How to Create a Mesmerizing Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I attended a conference few years back that had some of the best scientists and scholars on board. As I sat there in the audience, listening to speakers, it is fair to say that I only remember two of the: One was extremely painful to …

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5 Ways To Project Confidence

I’ve been studying confidence (especially as it relates to the ability to deal optimally with change) for the past 25 years. Confidence is the personality trait most responsible for an individual’s ability to deal well with organizational transitions. Confident people are self-motivated, have high …

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often throw around the term business model in discussing startups.<p>But just what is a business model? Which ones work best and why? How do you know if your startup has the right one?<p>A business model explains which consumer pain your …

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Chinese design firm builds 10 homes in 1 day using 3-D printing - The Margin - MarketWatch

WinSun<p>As debate stirs over whether Americans are willing to create and print items using 3-D printers in their homes, one Chinese design and …

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits.<p>The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or …

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How to Find the Best Office Space for Your Cleaning Service

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Cleaning Service, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Jacquelyn Lynn explain how you can launch a profitable cleaning service,</i> …

Small Business

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most important goals you set for yourself will take time to achieve. That’s a fact.<p>At some point, though, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to feel frustrated things aren’t moving faster. But, the truth is, hurrying won’t …

Motivation

Pony Up: 50 Years of Ford Mustang (Photos)

Vroom<p>Fifty years ago, the Ford Motor Company debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Take a look back at the history of …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

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