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30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

3 Proven Ways To Help You Achieve Your Goals

The true way to hit our goals is by working on them every damn day.<p>It's sad to think how many people go their whole lives dreaming of goals that they will never hit. While many of us have aspirations we want to reach, few of us actually get to the final destination.<p>The main reason behind this is …

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b> <b>–</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff built a $50 billion empire by following 7 lessons from his mentor turned nemesis Larry Ellison

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is now one of the most powerful leaders in Silicon Valley, but 30 years ago, he was a young, aspiring entrepreneur just starting off his career.<p>It was Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, now the world's fifth-richest man, who took Benioff under his wing and turned him into a star …

Larry Ellison

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make

Here are some best practices that helped me (and hopefully will help you) avoid mistakes most commonly made by young companies and the entrepreneurs who start them.<p>Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were …

How Long Will Your 401(k) Funds Last In Retirement?

With pensions increasingly rare and the future of Social Security uncertain, many people rely on their 401(k) plans to provide lifetime income once they retire. The problem with this strategy is that no one knows just how long that lifetime will be.<p>And that’s not the only thing that’s uncertain …

3 Proven Strategies for Running a Great Business That Will Also Work in Our Personal Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even some of the most savvy business people I know often check their management smarts at the door when it comes to their personal lives. But while it may sound hopelessly practical and boring (hey, I'm an engineer after all), there's …

Self-improvement

4 Ways to Get Millennials to Buy Your Product

The Millennial market can be a tough nut to crack. Here's how to effectively engage Generation Y.<p>How do you get a Millennial to buy your product? One company decided that it was by telling them off.<p>Since 1946, <b>Klipsch</b> has developed a reputation for producing really loud speakers and headphones. …

11 Remarkably Effective Ways to Lead by Example

When you walk the talk, you'll be a better and more effective leader. Isn't that what we all want?<p>If you're a leader, your employees are watching every move you make. It's not because they don't trust you, and it's not because they want to keep track of your every move. The reason your people watch …

Eight Ways For Introverts To Shine At Work

Introverts are everywhere. They make up one-third to one-half of the American population and include a host of celebrities, leaders, and CEOs. Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Marissa Mayer are introverts. Yet despite the many examples of thoughtful leaders and quiet CEOs, introverts …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Motivation

Is Your Business Bankable? Here's Why It Matters

<i>bank·able BANG-kә-bәl adjective 1. acceptable by a bank; 2. considered powerful or stable enough to ensure profitability. noun: bank·ability</i><p>The term bankable usually refers to a business having sufficient profit, assets, and liquidity to get a loan at a bank. The term is also commonly applied to a …

11 Commandments of Outstanding Client Service

Building deep client relationships is challenging. Follow these 11 commandments of client service and you'll build enduring and trusting relationships with them every time.<p>If you're looking to run a successful business that takes great care of its clients, there are 11 commandments of client …

Gaming DIY: How Minecraft Became an Innovation Powerhouse

How did the company behind Minecraft grow into a potential $2-billion acquisition for Microsoft? By mastering a crucial page in the innovation playbook.<p>Microsoft is in talks to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish company that makes the Minecraft videogame, for more than $2 billion, according to the <i>Wall</i> …

How to Brand Your Side Gig While Working a Full-Time Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently heard from an entrepreneur who is starting a company on the side. “My current job doesn’t prohibit me from starting a business on my own time, but I also don’t want to look like I’ve checked out at work and am only focused on …

Entrepreneurship

Should you Invest in a Roth IRA?

If you’re busy planning for retirement, you might consider investing in an individual retirement plan — like a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA — to …

How to Parlay Your Value Proposition Into a Powerful Personal Brand

A branding expert explains how to become a recognized expert on whatever you're passionate about.<p>For personal branding expert Glen Carlson, creating one's brand is much easier than most entrepreneurs make it out to be. Carlson teaches entrepreneurs how to develop their personal image and use it to …

Avoiding High Auto Loan Rates

<b>Even with the perfect storm of car shopping opportunities, consumers still need to proactively manage their resources to avoid paying unnecessarily</b> …

8 Ways Rookie CEOs Can Succeed Faster

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to an article in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> citing research from Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.), about 76 percent of top CEOs departing for any reason last year were rookies, up from 58 percent in 2011.<p>Why do so many rookie CEOs …

Leadership

8 Strategies to Diversify Your Business

Diversification is much more easily offered than implemented.<p>I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” For many small businesses, it’s advice that should be taken quite seriously--especially in this digital age when product life cycles and customer sensibilities …

Your Game Plan for Getting the Highest Credit Score Possible

A high credit score can make or break your qualification for just about any line of credit, including a credit card, car loan or mortgage. If you …

Black Men Need More Education Than White Men to Get Jobs

A new report shows yet another way African Americans face systematic disadvantage on the job market.<p>Meet Steve and Kwame, two fictional guys who just graduated from the University of Maryland. Almost everything about them is weirdly identical—they majored in the same subject, they got the same …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

7 Steps for Impressing Venture Capitalists

Don't miss your opportunity to impress your next VC. Here are 7 easy steps to stand out above the crowd of other startups.<p>I'm not trying to burst your bubble here, but you're not the only entrepreneur out there trying to secure funding. I get pitched by different entrepreneur three to five times a …

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A young entrepreneur might run across a lot of articles offering advice for the new business owner. But how many articles are actually geared toward the young entrepreneur?<p>As a former young entrepreneur myself (now I'm 30), I’ve decided …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur can be both an exciting adventure and challenging journey--these are the 5 things nobody tells you about being an entrepreneur.<p>There are plenty of rags to riches stories woven into our cultural consciousness, and many times we tend to idolize those who have succeeded at making …

IBM Unveils a ‘Brain-Like’ Chip With 4,000 Processor Cores

The human brain is the world's most sophisticated computer, capable of learning new things on the fly, using very little data. It can recognize …

10 Tips for Attracting and Maintaining a Top Notch Team

How to hire the best--even when your startup's funds are tight.<p>Barring very few exceptions, startups are cash poor and remain so for a very long time. But driven founders are capable of thriving in this environment and are not dissuaded by uncertainty of outcome or income. Compensation is rarely …

How to Use Consumer Psychology to Nail Product Pricing

During a recent talk, Yammer's director of analytics gave tips on determining prices according to not-so-predictable human behavior.<p>Imagine that Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt walk into a singles bar. Your job is to predict who will have better luck collecting phone numbers by the end of the night.<p>This …