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How to Connect With Just About Anyone

You've heard about 'six degrees of separation.' What about six degrees of connection? Here they are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard it before: Networking is important. It can lead to new opportunities, push your career to the next level or even just help …

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

2018 Top Tools And Websites For Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s crucial that I am able to tackle challenges, all while managing people, tasks, and finances. These are my go-to resources for making that possible. The apps and websites listed below can add immense value to your business in a myriad of ways<b>—</b>from enhancing your company …

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Successful Leaders Use This 1 Brain Trick to Master Persuasion

The idea that you can influence someone's thoughts with your brainwaves has suddenly become less unbelievable.<p>Entrepreneurial brilliance may be rooted in a genius idea, but entrepreneurial success often comes down to the art of persuasion. At every step of the way, you have to convince someone -- …

10 Business Tips for Building a Multimillion-Dollar Company

Here's what you need to know if you want to start a business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you trying to start a business? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel gives his 10 most important business tips you can use to start building a …

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6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

Why Most People Never Start a Business and Why Some Do

It's easy to think that business people have an inherent 'business sense' that can't be learned, but this is very far from the truth<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In Asia, in fact, all …

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

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