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3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Confident at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Katya Andresen, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's happened to me quite a few times in my life, and maybe it's happened to you. I am in a high stakes situation (interviewing a prime minister, leading an …

Self-improvement

The CEO's Checklist for Keeping Employees Happy and Fulfilled

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When employees have a casual, stress-free time at work, they’re going to be more productive in general. As a business owner, it’s your job to establish procedures that will keep your employees happy and motivated.<p>Before diving into …

The Workplace

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Giants in SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search marketing has grown in popularity as online search continues to evolve from a novelty to a standard feature in our everyday lives. Almost every business in the country, big or small and regardless of industry, has some kind of web …

Marketing

The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are leading teams at a Fortune 500 company or just starting up, the …

The 5 Pillars, or 'Fingers,' of Successful Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is not easy. According to the April 2014 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 0.28 percent of adults per month started a new business in 2013.<p>Out of those new businesses, the majority will not survive. So what sets …

Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Networking Events

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of common misconceptions and varying opinions about the value of networking events. Some people love them while most people hate then. Some people think going to events is the only way to network and meet new people while …

Entrepreneurship

When It Comes to Finding Your Path. Don't Overthink. Do.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was in San Luis Obispo, Calif., last weekend for a wedding. I took advantage of my time on the left coast to travel to Modesto to see my family. My brother and sister happened to be in town as well, so for the first time since May, all …

Lionel Messi

There's Lots of Free Help for Choosing and Funding the Right Franchise Opportunity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an avid researcher of out-of-the box funding and resources, I rarely find a company that has set the bar so high that it’s hard to look at any other competitors. Then, last month at the National Small Business Development Center …

Small Business

Beat Your Competition Into the Ground

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For political candidates, if your signs are in the ground first, you will be memorable and make a first impression. If you’re second or anything thereafter you've just become visual spam.<p>Beating your competition into the ground isn’t just …

Living Rooms

Who's the Richest Person in Your State? Chances Are, It's an Entrepreneur.

Keeping up with the Joneses much? If you are wondering who the richest person in your state is, start with the entrepreneurs.<p>Of the 50 people in the U.S. who rank as the wealthiest individuals in their state, 35 are entrepreneurs, according to a report released today by Wealth-X, a Singapore-based …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Nail Your Next Startup Job Interview

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve interviewed hundreds of job candidates. Occasionally, I’m blown away but, more often than not, I immediately regret that we’re going to spend the next 30 minutes wasting each other’s time.<p>Below are seven lessons every person should …

Employment