Frederico Alegre

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3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

7 Cutting-Edge Tips to Achieve What You Really Want in Life

Here's how to stop feeling stuck.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people have no clue what they want to do with their lives, even into their 50s. Even after finishing college, mapping out a career, starting a business, and making money, they still feel …

Entrepreneurship

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people -- at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople successful and others not?<p>It has everything to do with habits, beliefs, passion, …

Self-improvement

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>…

Self-improvement

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft is reportedly investing in Uber.</b>It's raising a $1 billion round of funding that will value the company at $50 billion.<p><b>2. A group of German vehicle manufacturers has reportedly agreed to purchase Nokia HERE.</b> Uber had been in the running to buy the mapping service.<p><b>3. Photo-sharing app</b> …

Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you visit downtown Detroit today you can’t help but hear and see the opportunity. The city is alive with events and networking, apartment buildings at full occupancy, and entrepreneurs opening up new businesses. Though the …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Every Time You Speak

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If the first thing people notice about us is our appearance, the next notable impression is how we sound. Successful entrepreneurs succeed by speaking slightly differently than the average person. Whether you’re convincing a …

Public Speaking

How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

Your success as a CEO should be based on how many employees you've made smarter than you.<p>When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how …

Business Strategy

Why Cool Kids Rarely Become Great Successes

A study suggests that cool kids burn out quickly. Is that why so many successful businesspeople aren't cool at all?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When I look at Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, there’s one word …

Bill Gates

To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey, and we’re in uncertain times for sure. With overwhelming complexity, insurmountable change and big competition, it’s became more important than ever to be strategic and intentional.<p>I want …

Self-improvement

The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning.<p>With machine learning, computers can process and mine data in real …

Machine Learning

How to manage your time like a boss

The Web is flooded with countless strategies for maximizing productivity and increasing efficiency. Tools for productivity flood our phones’ app stores.<p>Currently, there are 1,594,374 apps available for download in the Google Play store, according to AppBrain. Of those apps, the second highest …

The 12 Disruptive Tech Trends You Need to Know

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>People pay plenty of money for consulting giants to help them figure out which technology trends are fads and which will stick. You could go that route, or get the same thing from the McKinsey Global Institute’s in-house think-tank for the …

Internet of Things

8 Sales and Marketing Questions to Help Your Business Systematically Scale

Don't let the day-to-day distract you from systematically building your sales/marketing base to scale. Here are 8 specific questions to improve your sales and marketing efforts to scale them systematically.<p>Klayton owned a successful retail and service contracting company in Atlanta, Georgia. When I …

Marketing

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to …

Entrepreneurship

Success Can Come at Any Age. Just Look at These 6 Successful Entrepreneurs.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Based on the way startups are covered in the media today, it’s easy to feel like all founders are in their teens or 20s. Stories abound of young millionaires and entrepreneur teenagers, but that’s only part of the picture. There …

Entrepreneurship

The Smartest Money Tips for 2015 From Warren Buffett and Other Experts

Reduce debt, set financial goals, but be sure to invest in yourself.<p>Want more wealth in 2015? Most of us do, but we're not sure how to get there. To help us figure it out, the finance site GOBankingRates compiled one piece of advice from 11 top financial wizards for the coming year, and invited …

Personal Finance

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Guest Writer<p>Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Leadership Stories of 2014

4 min read<p>Everyone has a unique management style, but this year, our writers and contributors found that the most effective leaders have an ability to discover unexpected opportunities, share ideas in a way that gets other people excited and surround themselves with smart, passionate people.<p>Here …

Leadership

How A $4 Trillion Tech Market Was Radically Changed In 2014

And 2014 was a radical year of change for this market.<p>Companies stopped buying and installing all of that equipment themselves. They started renting more of it, hosted elsewhere, and paying as they use it. This is known as cloud computing.<p>Not only did businesses change the way they buy tech, they …

17 Things You Can Do to Turbocharge Your Energy

Get the personal power you need to take on the day and a lot more than that.<p>So many things to do, so little time. Or is it enough time, so little energy? It's easy to feel as though you're on a treadmill with everything at work and in the rest of your life demanding more attention and action on …

Wellness

5 Ways To Innovate The Next Big Idea (It's About Culture)

How can companies capitalize on the next big idea? The answer is in your <i>culture</i> of innovation.<p><b>“Innovate Or Die!”</b> <br>Remember that phrase? It’s been haunting me ever since Peter Drucker coined it, back in the 1990s.<p>At the time, Peter was talking about the rebirth of the City Of London as a world …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Can You Run A Business Entirely From A Mobile Phone?

The other day, at the Salesforce.com World Tour kickoff in New York, I heard a couple of prominent executives exclaim that they are doing most, if not all of their jobs, off their mobile phones.<p>Keith Block, vice president of Salesforce, pointed out that he was running most of his tasks off a …

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

2014 LA Auto Show

TOP SUVS FROM THE 2014 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW<p>1 of 10<p>2014 LA Auto Show<p>Auto show season kicks off with the Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs from November 21 to 30, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.<p>Photo (c) LA Auto Show

Opportunity Is About To Knock So Get Ready To Open Your Door

It has been said that the key to success is being ready to act when opportunity comes knocking at your door. Well hopefully you are ready, because opportunity is about to start knocking with a billion dollar vengeance!<p>This particular opportunity starts with one word – Genealogy. Now before you tune …

Seven Free Ways to Grow Your Business

Here are seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture with no money.<p>Growing any business is a challenge. Growing a new business--which usually also means limited resources to invest--is many times more difficult.<p>Here are seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture with no money.<p>Build …

Entrepreneurship