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9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Read these business books in 2017 to stay ahead of the curve (or at least keep up).<p>At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will …

Virgin Atlantic

Thinking About Solar Panels? See How Much Sun Your Roof Gets With This Map

You need a sunny roof to benefit from solar panels, but yours may be sunnier than you think. Google’s Project Sunroof gives building-by-building …

Solar Power

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just …

Mindfulness

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

Project Management

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

7 books that will help you slow down and appreciate your life

We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy?<p>Are our never-ending to-do lists causing our own undoing? Why do happiness and fulfillment always feel just out of reach?<p>If you are looking to slow down and live in the now, read on to find …

On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly

Whether you plan to become fluent in a new language or finally tackle that home improvement project, picking up a new skill can seem …

How to Train Employees so They Can Leave but Treat Them so Well They Never Want to

When employees do leave and you've coached, educated, and trained them, they'll leave on better terms and be more inclined to advocate for your brand to future partners, clients, and even potential employees.<p>Last year, I said goodbye to a team member who I'd worked pretty closely with for nearly …

Employee Engagement

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

<i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>Mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and …

5 easy ways to save money, even if you are living paycheck to paycheck

You aren’t alone in the daily struggle to make financial ends meet.<p>Nearly 75% of Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a 2016 …

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

No Budget, No Problem: 5 Free Marketing Tactics Guaranteed to Deliver

Don't have funds to compete with big brands on marketing? There are plenty of free marketing tactics small businesses can do that deliver results on little to no budget.<p>Between influencers, paid search, outsourcing design, and everything else, marketing has gotten expensive. Spending on marketing …

Marketing

14 Free Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

These apps and digital tools help reduce the time a solopreneur has to spend on mundane tasks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are in a class by themselves. Given all the typical pressure of an entrepreneur that they're under, and the fact that …

Small Business

Your Magic Number: The Best-Kept Secret for Managing Your Personal Finances

Only 29 percent of households age 55 and older have any retirement savings or pension.<p>I think that everyone I know--from family and friends, to business associates and clients and customers--wishes they could do a better job with their personal finances. Many of us are in debt up to our eyeballs, …

Personal Finance

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a …

Time Management

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Leadership

The Best Marketing Software for Your Small Business

In order to grow your small business, it's important to attract new clients while also nurturing your existing customer base<p>A well-planned, carefully-executed marketing strategy can be one of the best ways to get the word out about your brand, but without an expert to guide you, that can be a big …

Small Business

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL

Great leaders push, pull, teach...and never set their teams up for failure.<p>If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's …

Leadership

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Carrie Fisher

Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor.

Wet basement? Thinking about calling a basement waterproofing contractor? Stop.<p>Many contractors will propose the installation of expensive interior drainage systems — even if you don’t need one — when most moisture problems can be solved through less expensive means. You’re more likely to get good …

Home Improvement

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business

Want to start a business? Need to improve an existing business? Here are some great places to start.<p>Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was …

Small Business

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

When Ford executives started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart …

The power of saving 1 percent more

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>The power of saving 1 percent more</b><br>Financial New Year's …

4 Simple Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Social Distribution Strategy

Content that you sit on won't help your audience, and a plan without action is worthless.<p>It honestly doesn't matter how engaging or groundbreaking your content is if no one in your audience sees it. If the people you're trying to influence don't read, see, or hear your content and take some kind of …

Marketing

Business Owners Need a 'Plan B' for Retirement

Don't gamble with your golden years.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are small business owners too busy to think about retirement? That’s one take from a startling new report from BMO Wealth Management. It found only a fraction of the nation’s 28 million small …

Retirement

Pinterest predictions: The top 10 home and design trends for 2017

Pinterest, the online visual-bookmarking website, has revealed the Pinterest 100, a prediction of 100 design and lifestyle trends that are expected to rock our world in the year ahead.<p>Trends are identified according to their percentage of year-over-year growth in popularity, which is based on the …

Here’s How to Make Your Home Cozy If You’re That Person Who’s Always Cold

12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …