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3 Most Cost-Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

Even with a small budget, you can put digital marketing to work for you and see great returns. Here are three of the most cost-effective methods.<p>If …

Marketing

This Is Our Most Popular Recipe on Pinterest—by Far

We create hundreds of recipes every year, and a few of those rise to the top as the best of the best. Our Steak and Scallops with Champagne-Butter …

Cooking

5 Things You Need to Know for Juicier Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork chops are one of my favorite summer dinners — tasty enough for guests, but affordable enough for everyday meals. Pork chops and grilled …

BBQ

The Best Steak Marinade Recipe

"We use this marinade for rib steaks, but can be used for almost any cut of beef."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup balsamic vinegar<p>1/4 cup …

BBQ

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Country Lifestyle

The Secret Tool You Can Use To Keep People Accountable

If You Use It, You Can Get an Immediate Jump in Productivity<p>Accountability is a topic that lots of CEOs and leader talk about. Specifically, most of their concern is that they don't feel like their people hold themselves accountable to the things they need to do in driving higher levels of …

Project Management

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

These Are The Only Meetings You Should Have For The Next Month

Here’s a monthly meeting schedule that cuts back on boring, all-hands status updates and lets managers spend more one-on-one time with team members.<p>There’s a time and a place for
 everything, and meetings are 
no exception. Sometimes you need to gather your whole team together to make sure everyone …

Productivity

The 3 Books You Need To Read To Be A Morning Person

<b>* Finally be the morning person you’ve always wanted to be</b> <b><br>* Discover the secrets to conquering the morning from these experts</b> <b><br>* Read these books to</b> …

7 Ways Business Leaders Get Stuck (And How To Get Back On Track)

In a rut? Unable to scale? Communications breakdown? Time to make a change.<p><i>Andy Bailey, CEO and head coach of business coaching firm Petra Coach, serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, leaders of the Scale Up movement. We asked Andy for insight about how business leaders get stuck and</i> …

The 4 Critical Things Your Team Members Need From You

Make sure you are giving your employees the tools to be as productive as possible.<p><i>By Jonathan Steiman</i>, <i>founder and CEO of Peak Support.</i><p>The most important lesson I've learned about leadership didn't come from a boss or CEO. It didn't come from a leadership guru. It came from a someone I was …

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

The Nutrition Plan to Lose the Last Few Pounds

People who are trying to lose weight often confront the same problem: They lose enough weight to get close to their goals, and then their progress …

Nutrition

5 foods to eat daily, according to a Harvard nutritionist

<b>Simply adding these foods to your daily routine, says Teresa Fung, is a great way to boost your health.</b><p>Navigating the massive maze of nutrition …

Heating Up: 20 Hot New Thrillers to Read This Spring - Signature Reads

Philip Kerr’s bestselling Bernie Gunther series continues with <i>Greeks Bearing Gifts</i>. In this latest installment, readers find Gunther in 1956 Munich, operating under the alias “Christoph Ganz.” He’s hit a bit of a dead end in his career but finds his life reinvigorated when he takes a job as a …

Books

We shopped at Mattress Firm and saw why it could be on the verge of closing hundreds of stores

Mattress Firm has commanded the American mattress market for years, but it has increasingly come under pressure as new startups like Casper find ways to improve the experience of shopping for this high-ticket item.<p>With 3,400 locations in total, the company is frequently criticized for being …

Invest in Your Business by Developing Leaders From Within

Focus on your mid-level employees to help them grow with your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's tight labor market, it's important companies not only invest in training new hires and management to retain key players, but those in-between, the mid-level …

How to Conduct a Comprehensive 90-Day Review

Are you missing out on the benefits of this powerful leadership technique?<p><i>As entrepreneurs, it's easy to get so caught up in urgent day-to-day business decisions and deliverables that suddenly the years seem to be whizzing past. It can be hard to find time to review and analyze outcomes, but such</i> …

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

9 Ways You're Ruining Your Pasta, From an Expert Chef

In 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off.<p>If there’s a chef in the U.S. who can offer …

This 1 Productivity Hack Can Bring Out an Employee's Full Potential In Just 5 Minutes

Checklists might be boring... but they are effective as hell.<p>When was the last time you had a wow experience that you just wanted to tell all your friends and family about?<p>Just imagine this. You arrive at your hotel after a long drive or flight. You walk into the room, and the first thing you see …

Why Many Leaders Don't Understand That Employee Engagement Drives Revenue Growth

It’s a three-part “chicken or egg” question: which stakeholder group should leaders focus on first: customers, employees or investors?<p>A few weeks ago, I listened to two accomplished CEOs make a compelling case that employee engagement comes first. Both spoke to Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches …

Employee Engagement

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today

These five podcasts are hosted by entrepreneurs who can help you build your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, it is crucial to keep learning. Entrepreneurship is all about solving problems with creative …

5 Powerful Examples of How Core Values Can Drive Every Business Decision

Feeling conflicted about a decision? Don't like an employee's behavior? Your solutions are as clear as your core values.<p>A CEO client mentioned to me that an employee had been disrespectful to her in an all-hands meeting. He called her out in public for being late to a meeting, and challenged her …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams

Imagine you are a fly on the wall in a corporate training center where a management team of 12 is participating in a session on executing strategy. The team is midway through attempting to solve a new, uncertain, and complex problem. The facilitators look on as at first the exercise follows its …

Management

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Cornell Chicken Recipe

"This famous grilled chicken recipe was created by Dr. Robert C. Baker at New York's Cornell University. They say Dr. Baker was simply trying to …

Cooking