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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, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Secrets for Making Your Logo Stand Out

Marketing<p>Next Article<p>Mobile Continues to Dominate Marketing Opportunities, But Brands Should Consider What's Next<p>Next Article<p>Brian Patrick Eha<p>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 …

Graphic Design

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Leadership<p>Next Article<p>The People Who Break or Manipulate the Rules Are the Ones Who Really Become Successful<p>Next Article<p>Gwen Moran • Guest Writer<p>Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all …

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 …

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 …

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 …