Christine Gonzalez

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Why Do People Buy and How Can You Compel Them To Buy From You?

Increasing sales is crucial in today’s competitive marketplace. If your site has taken a hit by Google and your traffic is suffering, converting the …

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is like jumping on an emotional rollercoaster with the highest of highs and lowest of lows -- all the while, wondering if the ride will come to a screeching halt. Anyone can start a business but it’s …

Entrepreneurship

Profitability Just One Factor in Business Continuity

Photo (CC) by 401(K)2013, on Flickr<p><b>For a business to exist for the long term, it must make money</b>. Yet other values also can influence whether a …

The 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a …

Kat Cole: 5 rules for female entrepreneurs

Nearly every article we read about business has one thing in common: it revolves around men – men as power brokers, dealmakers and closers. Rarely do …

9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore

<i>“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.”<br>―Gordon B. Hinckley</i><p>The president and co-founder of a local charity that directly cares for homeless people in …

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Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

Email Marketing: How to Make Your Business Buzzworthy

Email marketing used to follow a one-size-fits-all model, but now new technology is giving businesses the chance to take their campaigns to the next level.<p>Vivek Sharma, co-founder and CEO of email marketing technology provider Movable Ink, said there are numerous new ways businesses can help ensure …

7 avoidable mistakes first-time entrepreneurs tend to make

It is usual for entrepreneurs to make mistakes. First-time entrepreneurs make more of them. After all, it is common to make more mistakes when you …

9 Signs That You're An Optimist

Martin E. P. Seligman, psychologist, educator and author, in his book <i>Learned Optimism</i> says: “<i>One of the most significant findings in psychology in</i> …

4 Ways Great Customer Service Will Grow Your Business

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>The entrepreneurial community is littered with boastful stories of the lengths that people will go to in order to be successful and the sacrifices …

Leveraging the Holiday Season for Personal Branding - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>The holiday season is one of the few times in the year when every professional has a good excuse to connect with all contacts.</i> A simple physical …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Self-improvement

The 5 Healthiest Winter Vegetables and Fruits

It seems every year when winter approaches, many of my patients complain, "There just aren’t as many fruits and veggies available.” I, of course, beg …

Nutrition

12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

3 Tips for Maintaining Focus for Business Owners

Entrepreneurs are always busy. But being effective is another story.<p>Whenever I meet with entrepreneurs, I am always dazzled by their ideas, their energy, their capacity to imagine and create new things. These are all wonderful, even essential qualities. But they prove ineffective without focus.<p>The …

Time Management

Your Year-End Small Business Accounting Checklist

Your year-end thought process should take into consideration the following:<p><b>Payroll.</b> Make sure that you’re filing all of your forms and making …

Small Business

36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body

Practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world-- detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside …

Don't Make These 5 Small Business Mistakes — YFS Magazine

— The YEC<p>The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In …

Top 5 Business-Focused Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur with a business coming fresh off the ground, you’re going to want to have as many tools as you can to make sure you’re prepared to …

Apps

The 5 Critical Components of the Ideal Business Voicemail

Leaving a voicemail… we’ve all done this a million times. How hard could it be, right?<p>As simple as a voicemail is to leave, it’s just as easy to …

Fat-Loss Blunders: 8 Reasons You're Not Losing Body Fat

Countless people are in the gym to cut body fat, but not everybody succeeds. If you're having trouble dropping weight, you might be committing one of …

Nutrition

Essie Weingarten: To Create Loyal Customers, Be Consistent | Inc.com

20 Essential Dishes Every Cook Should Know

If you were going to ever commit any sort of recipes to your memory -- if you were going to ever cook things so often that they become second nature -- you should look to these twenty. (Or, if they won't all fit in your brain, at least have them at the ready). Because while we're all into big …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

5 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014

When trying to grow a business, a common misstep is to focus on gaining new business, but the secret may actually be right before your eyes. Focusing on what you already have – internal staff and external customers – may be the key to success.<p>To achieve business growth and development this year, …

10 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest impact.</i> Whether you are a small business owner, or an employee of a large corporation, consistently …

Advice from 5 Entrepreneurs When Setting Up a New Business

We all know that the survival rate of a startup is very low. In order to beat the stat, the best way you can do as a budding entrepreneur is to take …