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How to Use Your Gut to Make Better Decisions

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know the feeling you get that a certain decision is the right one, or that a certain individual, despite how good his qualifications look on paper, is just not the right one to hire? This unexplained feeling is often called …

Albert Einstein

3 Unintentionally Genius Pieces of Business Advice From Chris Pratt

The scruffy everyman-turned-action star's summer success story yielded 3 surprisingly good pieces of advice for entrepreneurs.<p><i>Laura Roeder is an acclaimed social media marketing expert and founder of Edgar, a social media automation and content management tool.</i><p>Over Labor Day weekend, Marvel's …

Entrepreneurship

5 Common Entrepreneur Mistakes

If you fall into any of these traps, it could spell the end of your business.<p>The road to creating your own business is waylaid with possible mistakes on all sides. One wrong move, one wrong partner or contract, and everything could come crashing down around you. Since you are putting your all into …

Small Business

5 Things You Should be Doing to Have an Insanely Productive Week

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A productive week depends largely on what you focus on every working day and how much time you allocate to activities that take up your time (i.e. busy work). Working harder does not necessarily mean you are being productive. …

Time Management

6 Extraordinary Business Lessons From Self-Made Billionaires

There are a few things Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Mark Cuban and other business tycoons want you to know.<p>Billionaires are a whole other class of people, right? They must be smarter than the rest of us. Stronger. Luckier. Better.<p>What if I told you billionaires are just like you--and that at one …

Bill Gates

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Harder

You know success comes down to hard work. Now all you need are the tools to help you actually put in the hours.<p>Most of the time there's no mystery to success--it comes down to simply putting in the hours and the sweat. But as we all know, the gap between knowing what's required and actually getting …

Will Power

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10 CEO Traits That Determine Future Success

If you’re looking for capital investors, these traits are sought-after by private equity.<p>Capital seems to be chasing companies these days. More and more businesses are having checks waved in front of them at breathtaking valuations, and new deals are announced at a frantic pace.<p>With the abundance …

It's the Culture, Bro: Why Women Leave Tech

The geeky "brogrammer" men of the tech industry are driving out everyone who doesn't look like them, according to 716 women who have left the industry.<p>Why do women leave tech jobs? There's been lots of pontificating about this, but Kieran Snyder, who's held senior leadership positions at Microsoft …

Tech Industry

6 Signs You Should Open Your Own Online Store

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your e-commerce business might get its start on Amazon or Etsy. But if things go well, it shouldn’t be long before you start to need your own platform as well.<p>Owning your own platform allows you to create your own brand …

eCommerce

Starting a Business? When to Scrimp vs. Splurge.

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the October 2014 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>James DiSabatino was the quintessential bootstrapper. In 2011, he used all his savings--plus a $20,000 loan from Dad--to start Roxy's Grilled Cheese, the first …

Small Business

4 Surprising Secrets to Work-Life Balance

A new book reveals surprising research about how to maintain work life balance.<p>As an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and, most important, father, I often find it difficult to achieve the perfect work-life balance. I work hard to be home for dinner and homework and also at the office to celebrate my …

Work-life Balance

How to Find a Startup That Will Change Your Life

Quick. Here’s how to find a startup worth working for. Life is too short to be in the wrong place.<p>A friend texted me a couple days ago after reading …

Startups

Meet the Next Generation of Job Search Sites

Ten years ago, searching for jobs on the Web was no better than skimming the classifieds. Now, a handful of new sites are trying to fix that.<p>Perhaps my most vivid post-college memory is of filling out my profile on Monster.com. I was working as a hostess at McCormick & Schmick's and my father's …

Employment

5 Ways To Keep Your Team’s Creativity Flowing

Allowing–and encouraging–employees to be more creative isn’t indulgent, but an investment in happier people.<p>Over the years, I’ve come to terms with something: I don’t always have the best idea in the room.<p>On the other hand, I’ve developed a keen ability to identify what ideas will actually work and …

Creativity

Mark Cuban: Stock Trading Is a Loser's Game

The billionaire entrepreneur discusses the threat of a tech bubble and why making money by trading stocks is 'almost impossible.'<p>Mark Cuban became a billionaire by selling his shares in video company Broadcast.com at the height of the U.S. tech bubble, but the serial entrepreneur says that today, …

Stock Markets

Ideate Loudly and Execute Violently

Companies often sabotage their own strategy unintentionally--unless they come to proper decisions and execute them effectively.<p>The death trap for any company is when employees don't believe in their own endeavors and sabotage their own success--not deliberately, but passive aggressively. There's a …

Management

3 Excuses That Sabotage Success

Listen to yourself. These may be the reasons you're stuck in neutral.<p>Take a moment to think of a few things that show up on your to-do list day after day and never get done. Why haven't they been taken care of?<p>There may be some good reasons why you weren't able to finish that project or why you …

Self-improvement

Richard Branson to Young Entrepreneurs: 'Just Do It'

Richard Branson talks about starting an empire in his early 20s and learning to take calculated risks.<p>Through the decades, entrepreneur Richard Branson has not lost that certain wunderkind vibe about him and the way he runs his brand. This aura makes him especially inspiring to entrepreneurs who …

Entrepreneurship

How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having been both an acquirer and the acquired, I’ve seen firsthand how culture can change for the better or worse once a company is assimilated.<p>When your company is acquired, it <i>will</i> <i></i>create a sense of fear for your current …

Employment

8 Ways To Keep Your Office Job From Killing You

Perfecting a routine for sleep, eating, and exercise is a healthy step, but gets monotonous. Getting up from your desk is another essential habit, but those pep-rally meetings? Mandatory fun is not fun at all. And while 10-hour, marathon stress days are linked to heart disease, so is being bored at …

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