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5 Reasons Personal Branding is Non-Negotiable for 2018

Personal banding is content you can control. So, get out there and control it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is everyone all of a sudden trying to become LinkedIn-famous? Is anyone else tired (like me) of reading about all of the branding “hacks” out there? After …

Public Relations

8 Rules Successful People Live By to Make Their Time Well Spent

<b>Always</b> short on time and behind on tasks? Is your productivity getting affected since there are only 24 hours in a day? Then what you need are …

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are certain new and innovative strategies you can employ to make your …

Customers

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots …

Selling

5 Steps I Took To Conquer $107,000 In Student Loan Debt

The road to paying off my student loans was a rough one. I even defaulted on two of them – and by the time my student loan debt reached its peak, I owed more than $107,000.<p>Few things are as demoralizing as defaulting on your student loans. To this day, I still remember how frustrated I was when I …

Personal Finance

Science Says This 1 Thing in Your LinkedIn Profile Will Make or Break Your Chances of Getting Hired | Inc.com

Many LinkedIn users invest hours into making their profiles look professional. They scour the thesaurus looking for a verb to describe their work experience and they tediously list every professional accomplishment they've ever achieved.<p>Yet, many of those same people put little effort into their …

Psychology

Don't Ever Say This When You're Trying to Get a Raise

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startups

How to Promote Your Blog Posts Using Social Media: A Guide for Marketers

Do you want more social traffic to your blog posts?<p>Wondering how to tailor your blog post shares for each network?<p>Properly sharing your blog posts …

Top 10 Global Accelerators for Overseas Startups

No nation has a monopoly on entrepreneurship or the hunger for realizing a dream.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is everywhere. Silicon Valley is no longer the center of the tech universe: Berlin is a creative hub, Seoul has a vibrant startup ecosystem, Tel …

Startups
Motivation

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Entrepreneurship

Why LinkedIn Is About to Become Scary Good | Inc.com

If you are still not convinced of the power of LinkedIn for sales and marketing, listen to this announcement about the platform's game-changing new job and recruiting features.<p>"Our platform is changing. Today, 500 million members are engaging on LinkedIn at record rates," LinkedIn noted in …

Employment

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Entrepreneurship

MailChimp Releases Marketing Automation Features For Free

Email marketing service MailChimp has made its suite of marketing automation features free for all users, highlighting the benefits of automation for …

Marketing

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

5 Marketing Tactics From Starbuck's Unicorn Frappuccino Launch You Can Copy

From the Food Babe ranting about what the Unicorn Frappuccino actually contains, to Business Insider reporting that the magical sounding drink is all sold out, it is clear that there is one thing Starbucks is doing well — other than giving everyone a sugar & caffeine high — and that is <i>making …

Coffee

It costs nearly nothing to open a Chick-fil-A — but there’s a catch

The company grew by $1 billion to achieve more than $6.8 billion in sales in 2015, making it larger than every pizza chain in the country, according to QSR magazine.<p>Chick-fil-A is now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by total sales, and it generates more revenue per restaurant than any …

Chick-fil-A

Why Brands Are Clamoring To Partner With Influencers

If you haven’t already noticed, we’re living in the peak digital influencer age. Bloggers, YouTubers, and social media stars have the potential to turn their creative outlets into superstar careers; think millions of followers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorship deals and …

Public Relations

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Stress can …

Self-help

How to Start an Influencer Marketing Empire From Scratch | Inc.com

Influencer marketing is a trend that is on the rise. So much, in fact, that I recently attended Hispanicize, a conference that takes place in Miami each year and is all about how Latino influencers can build their brands so they can work with major companies (and vice versa).<p>This year's conference …

Public Relations

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Leadership

How ‘Badass’ author Jen Sincero went from living in a garage to being rich

If you were to ask Jen Sincero what kept her in a low-wage, low-happiness funk for decades of her adult life, stuck in “the fetal position of …

Motivation

A CEO and former Googler shares 2 tricks for cold emailing anyone

Wayup CEO and former Google employee Liz Wessel loves to cold email people. Here she shares 2 tips to get responses. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm a big cold emailer, so first of all do it. Don't question yourself. Worst case they don't respond and then who cares?</i><p><i>A couple tricks. First</i> …

College & University

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single piece of advice she gives is infused with honesty--simple, sometimes brutal, …

Taco Bell

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

Time Management

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

Microsoft Corporation

A Guide to Social Media Customer Care (Infographic)

Social media is one of the best mediums for customer service today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customer service can make or break your business. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure your company is providing the best experiences for its customers. …

Public Relations

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) …

Small Business