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How to Lead With Charisma and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>The NBA Finals this week are giving us a great showcase in two distinct leadership styles -- the outspoken dynamic of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, and the reserved, …

Charisma

5 Secrets for Making Your Logo Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your logo is the face of your company. It will often be the first thing people see and the main thing they remember. If asked, most of us could name at least a few iconic logos, whether it be Coca-Cola's cursive script or the namesake …

Graphic Design

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

How To Win The Personal Finance Triple Crown

On the first Saturday in May, a horse named Orb won the Kentucky Derby, immediately igniting the annual conversation about whether any horse would again win the Triple Crown. When it failed to win the Preakness two weeks later, it was a reminder of how rare Triple Crown winners have become. Winning …

This Week In Credit Card News: Consequences Of Bad Credit, Hazards Of Prepaid Cards

A weekly summary of the top credit card stories that appeared in major publications across the country.<p><i>The Long Shadow of Bad Credit in Job Search</i><p>People tend to think of banks and other lenders as the main users of credit reports. But over the last several decades, credit reporting bureaus have …

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Financial Advisor

When people think of their money and how it is managed, they often zoom in on one metric — how well their investments performed compared to the broader market.<p>But a new survey reveals that another big factor determines whether someone is satisfied with his or her investment firm: the financial …

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …

Who Needs A Budget?

There are a number of excuses for ignoring the concept of budgeting for one’s own personal finances. Budgeting has a poor reputation. It’s not fun, it’s time-consuming, it’s depressing.<p>While budgeting can be one of the most important steps for beginning a journey towards financial independence, …

The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

When it comes to work, everyone has their own methods for getting tasks done.<p>But it turns out that the most successful people tend to have similar habits.<p>Or, so says Laura Vanderkam, author of a new mini e-book, “What the Most Successful People Do at Work.” (The e-book is the third in a series, …

Pension Loans Finally Catch Regulators' Attention

Watchdogs have finally noticed that pension loan operators may need a closer look.<p>As Dan Fisher and I detailed in a Forbes piece last year, there are an untold number of companies (mostly operating on the Internet) that offer to “buy” pensions. But no one seems to be regulating them. Are they …

Death By Firearms

Even countries with strict gun laws are not immune to random acts of out-of-control gun fire. Most of the countries where people are killed by firearms are riddled with social problems and drug gangs. The U.S. however leads the world in school shootings and leads the world's core economies in terms …

Avoid These Costly Remodeling Mistakes

While many Americans are ready to take on remodeling/renovation projects this spring, doing it the wrong way can be costly. Some errors to avoid:<p>Not knowing exactly what you want<p>If you don’t know exactly what you want or specify what you want, you’re going to get what the contractor <i>thinks</i> you want. …

Leadership In The Three-Speed Economy

Is the economy in a recovery? The question today is almost meaningless. That’s because “the economy” is an aggregate of three very different economies, each going at its own speed, each with its own dynamic and each with its own very different trajectory.<p>Each of the three economies faces a …

Money Does Buy Happiness, Says New Study

Readers of Forbes may wonder, are those billionaires who can afford Feadship yachts, Graff diamonds and Lamborghinis really happier than the rest of us? Individual happiness, of course, is a complex thing. But those of you who are curious about the happiness of populations en masse will want to …