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Don't Let Your Business Be A Dead Startup Walking

As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. If you ask them for a reason, most will insist that they couldn’t get funding, or they ran out of money too early. But I’m not convinced that it’s as simple as that. Many are just not facing the …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spend less. Save more. Eat less. Exercise more. You know the drill. 2015 is almost upon us and it’s clean-slate time again. Time to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually keep this time, the whole year …

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The times change, the tools change -- but human nature is perpetual.<p>As Daniel Pink once said, “There’s a gap between what science knows and what business does.” The study of psychology and its application for marketing to consumers has …

Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Launch a hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere and photograph the blackness of space.<p>Let’s Have an Adventure<p>After reading the first DIY Space issue of Make: (Volume 24), my daughter and I were inspired to work on a near-space project. At the time, the standard recovery method utilized a cellphone …

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Why Your Career Change Efforts Aren't Working: Five Reasons You Are Not Getting Interviews

You want a new career – a different role, a new industry, or both. You have built a solid set of skills and experience, and many are translatable – project management, people management, budget oversight, research, analysis, and more. Yet, your applications do not lead to interviews and your …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in Your Field

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging it gain …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

Are You Listed? Tips for Using SEO Directories Today.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although online directories are still a part of every complete strategy for search engine marketing and optimization, they don’t hold the power they once did. We spoke with marketing experts on the role online directories should play now …

How to Create eBooks That Will Help Boost Your Marketing Strategy

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>A diverse content marketing strategy is a must for any modern day marketer. While microcontent has been rapidly growing in popularity (and rightfully so), long-form content such as eBooks provide a deeper and more detailed edge to your marketing …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

How to Land a Job at a Hot Startup | Inc.com

When it comes to the employment scene, two seemingly incongruent things are happening at any given time. From the perspective of many hiring companies, getting top-notch people can be a major pain point, particularly for any business located in a thriving startup scene where there's only so much …

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How to Increase Revenue Without Actually Selling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some reason, many companies believe that marketing ends once a prospect becomes a customer. However, this should never be the case. If you think about it, marketing to potential customers is a series of actions that a company performs …

Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To prepare for my company's off-site meeting in Greece, I decided to reread one of my favorite books, <i>The Virtues of War</i>. It’s a historical novel told from Alexander the Great’s point of view.<p>Readers first meet Alexander when he was ruling …

Want Your Kid to Be Successful? Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Says You Should Do This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back off, helicopter parents. If you want your kid to grow up to be a successful entrepreneur -- or to realize her career dreams at all, whatever they are -- the best thing you can do is “take the pressure off,” <i>Shark Tank</i> star Barbara …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes clients don’t fully understand, make full use of or give credit to the value added by communications pros. Yet, these individuals work under intense time or performance pressure, a reason why their positions are ranked as among …

Why Execution Is Everything In Business

There were search engines before Google, social networks before Facebook, and lending platforms before Lending Club. So how did these latecomers win? I find the answer interesting.<p>One word: <b>Execution</b>.<p>First-mover advantage is often an advantage squandered . Lending Club was at best the third online …

8 Steps You Can Take Starting Today to Dramatically Increase Your Income

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Zig Ziglar said “Money isn’t everything , but it’s right up there with oxygen.” The topic of wealth, income, and making money is often discussed and viewed in a negative light. Our society is afraid of being labeled as greedy or money …

10 Things Exceptional People Say Every Single Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Want to make a huge difference in another person's life?<p>Want to make a huge difference in your life?<p>Here are things you should say every day -- to your employees, …

How to Apply the 'Law of Accumulation' to Your Business and Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Law of Accumulation simply says, “<i>A small thing accumulated over time can become a big thing.</i>”<p>Now, this principle is twofold, or is similar to a double-sided coin, one side being positive and the other negative. On the positive side, …

Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some Kickstarter campaigns succeed while others fail? The secret may be effective content marketing.<p>Here are four examples of Kickstarter campaigns with great content marketing.<p><b>1.</b> <b>IAMMAI</b>is an athletic apparel brand. Its recent …

These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

Entrepreneur, Sales Expert and Author; Founder of Shore Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first college business professor was a fanatical Peter Drucker devotee.<p>He launched our course with a dissection of Drucker's <i>The Effective Executive</i> and concluded with a …

Why 'Destiny' May Be The Most Controversial Game Of The Year [Updated]

<b>[Update 9.16.14]</b><p>I want to clarify something: A little further down the page I equate a 6 out of 10 review score with a “D” letter grade. Activision reached out to me to point out that each site has its own definition of what a 6 out of 10 means, and that’s true. A three out of five stars can also …

How To Invest In The Booming UK Real Estate Market For Under $100

Urbanisation, scarcity of land, rising populations and a growing international appetite for real estate mean that it’s ever harder to buy or invest in British property. Average London house prices are now 18 times average UK incomes at £499,000 ($800,000) and £27,000 ($43,200) respectively.<p>So the …