Chris Loney

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Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

How to become the 'spreadsheet master' of your office

Tech<p>By Team CommerceMashable DealsSep 20, 2018<p>Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous …

Microsoft Excel

How to become a killer negotiator in nine steps

Negotiating is something we do on a daily basis, be it at work or at home, and is key to ensuring that you always get the best outcome.<p>According to the late soul singer Marvin Gaye, "Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent". But negotiation is an art form that is hard to learn and even …

Soul Music

Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Learn the Art of Marketing Your Brand with Little or No Budget

A few tricks that can help you push your brand ahead of the clutter with little or no money (sounds enticing, doesn't it?)<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A lot of discourse gets thrown …

Customers

It May Never Be the Right Time to Start a Business. Here's Why You Should Do It Anyway | Inc.com

<i>How did you know it was the right time to start a business? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Laura Behrens Wu, Founder & CEO of Shippo, on Quora:</b><p>To be honest, I did not know it was …

Quora

The ABC's of Documenting Standard Operating Procedures -- and Why Your Business Can't Afford Not To

SOPs can reduce the need for owner involvement and increase a company's valuation at the time of sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business -- large or small, online or offline -- relies on processes. These can be simple or complex, but most businesses boast a …

This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails

A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which …

How to Launch a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

An old friend of mine called me earlier today to discuss his new business idea. I spent a couple of hours helping him flesh it out and create an action plan. However, like most would-be entrepreneurs, he had his priorities mixed up.<p>When most people want to launch their own business, they start by …

Customers

5 Online Marketing Tips for Small Businesses in Competitive Service Industries

Here are five quick or cheap tips you can use to gain an advantage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands have multiple ways to market their services these days, and online methods are among the most effective. But with many different options available, it leaves many …

Marketing

How To End Procrastination And Finish That Big Project

Whether it’s in your professional or personal life, how to finish that big project you started is often a major challenge. According to Harvard Business School professor Robert Kaplan and his colleague David Norton, 90% of business strategies fail due to poor execution. This staggering statistic is …

Harvard Business School

Learn hundreds of new tech skills with unlimited access to these online courses

One of the best roads to job security is the ability to do stuff your boss can't do. And while some of your friends might be considering the classic …

eLearning

Take Your Sales Skills to the Next Level With These 5 Simple Steps

Learn to sell nearly anything.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy says one of the most valuable skills a person can have is the ability to sell anything to anyone.<p>The motivational speaker provides a few tips to help even the most …

Business Strategy

What are some essential resources for managing your freelance business?

Being your own boss means that you take on a number of responsibilities that you may not have initially considered. As a freelance business owner, you will need to play all of the roles in your business, including those that do not generate revenue.<p>Fortunately, there are a wealth of incredible …

Project Management

Get educated on what running an online business takes [Deals]

The internet is a boon for business, but only if you know how to use it. So we’ve rounded up four courses covering the how’s and why’s of marketing online. Courses cover the basics of e-commerce and building a business plan, starting a dropshipping business and more. There’s plenty for the aspiring …

Online Life

How to get out of a mental rut, according to a psychologist

Ruts happen to all of us. One day, life is amazing and everything is peachy—and the next, it’s a struggle to just get through the day. It’s not a …

The New Customer Journey Maze: 5 Implications For Marketers

At a recent roundtable, where individuals focused on helping sales and marketing leaders gathered, Gartner presented interesting findings from its annual research project. The findings suggest that the assumption that B2B buyers progress in a linear fashion is fundamentally flawed. In a prior …

Customers

4 Passive Income Streams Freelancers Should Create To Secure Their Futures

Freelancing is on the verge of going mainstream. Thirty-six percent of the international workforce now freelances, at least part-time. There are also 40.9 million adults in America who are self-employed. Clearly, freelancing is catching on. But with rapid growth come certain challenges, one being …

Freelancing

What Motivates You to Work?

That paycheck will never be big enough if it's the only reason you're going to work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each of us respond to different drives and motivations, but there are many drives we can choose from that not only make our careers more fruitful but also …

Career Development

5 Brand-Building Lessons From Two Self-Made Creative Entrepreneurs

Brand-building isn’t just a fad on Instagram.<p>It’s a strategic tool for sustaining an identity and customer base for a business over time—and it has real value. The strength of a company’s brand identity is a proven factor in customer loyalty and its ability to stand out among competitors. And, like …

Entrepreneurship

8 Best Budgeting and Personal Finance Tools

Laura reviews eight of the best personal finance tools to make sense of your money, stay organized, and achieve your financial goals.<p>Episode #560<p>play …

Budgeting

How To Defy The Odds Of Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. It takes commitment, a refined strategy and perpetual patience. Entrepreneurial success stories inspire dreamers everywhere, but the reverie of success is not achieved without a significant amount of failure. It’s a concept every aspiring entrepreneur has to come to …

Entrepreneurship

Support Systems: What To Do When Things Seem To Be Going Out Of Control

Don't be afraid to ask for help- it will only ever do you good.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>One of the recurring themes in the conversations I have had lately with people in the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem is about how we often shy …

Entrepreneurship

5 simple logo design software alternatives

When it comes to logo design, let's not beat around the bush: the vast majority of professionals will be using Illustrator CC. Its powerful, precise …

Logo Design

10 Ways Successful People Push Through Adversity

Hard times happen. Getting past them is a mental game you can win.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all face adversity from time to time, but some of us are able to flourish when things get difficult, while others seem to struggle getting out of bed in the morning. …

Motivation

How Faking Videos Became Easy and Why That's So Scary

A minute-long video of Barack Obama has been seen more than 4.8 million times since April. It shows the former U.S. president seated, with the …

Jordan Peele

9 ways to polish your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has profoundly changed the way we network, explore business opportunities and present our credentials to the world.<p>It’s a crucial platform …

Public Relations

Master 75+ Excel formula & functions with hands-on demos

There are a few deals which always get the AA Picks deal-alarm ringing, like the Ultimate Microsoft Excel Bundle which is finally back on offer.<p>On your resume, does it say something like ‘<b>Proficient in Microsoft Excel</b>’? Once upon a time mine did. I did a stint in the finance sector, spending plenty …

Analytics

SWOT Analysis

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 28, 2015</b><p>Why do a SWOT analysis? Information about both the external environment and your organization's internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions. If you are at …

Management

20 Exciting Business Ideas that you can Start for 10k or Less

<i>“Make a spinner and spin the wheel”.</i><p><b>– Seth Godin</b><p>That’s what influencers always mean, start what you like doing and stick to it. Don’t give up in the middle. However, you can only continue doing something when you start something in the first place.<p>Most of us today are tired of living a 9-to-5 job. …

Small Business