Itai Levitan

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How to Succeed in Business Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Use these principles in business and in life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a chaotic world, where the dichotomy between the haves and the have-nots is increasingly more apparent with each subsequent year. It's a world where people are immersed in a …

Motivation

10 Small Business Website Errors That Drive Customers Away

Visitors seldom leave a small business website with a <i>neutral</i> impression. For most prospects, your small business is an unknown quantity, so their first impression of your company will either make them more comfortable doing business with you or less comfortable. For this reason, you want their …

Small Business

A VC Explains Why It Takes So Long for Startups to Raise Money

<i>This article is part of Tools of the Trade, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

10 Ways how you can motivate yourself everyday

Share57<p>Tweet<p>Share225<p>+14<p>Shares 286<p>Feeling motivated is perhaps one of the most difficult things you could ever do. If it were so easy, everyone would …

16 key red flags for startup investors

I recently a read a good book called The Art of Startup Fundraising written by Alejandro Cremades, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Onevest, a venture investing community platform.<p>One of the chapters in Alejandro’s book specifically talks about these red flags for investors, and Alejandro …

Startups

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

4 Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make (And How To Fix Them)

Of all the companies founded each year, only a fraction survive. Even a smaller percentage of those make it five years. Clearly, building a company …

Easy Ways to Make Work More Fun

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Motivation

10 Skills An Email Marketing Manager Needs To Succeed (2018 Update)

A lot has been written about the importance of email marketing.<p>And that’s for good reason: if we look at the ROI, email is the best-performing …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Hedge Funds

2 Rarely Used Ingredients That Practically Guarantee Success

And Motivation Isn't One Of Them<p>I am often asked to come and speak or give seminars on Motivation at companies and Leadership Conferences, and the HR departments calling me are always a little bit stunned when I say "No!"<p>After a moment's silence, they say, "<i>But you're a leadership expert: you</i> …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

Positive thinking can make you too lazy to meet your goals

Want to succeed? Your optimism might be getting in the way.<p>About fifteen years ago, when entrepreneur Michael Stausholm started a business with a friend, his partner painted a rosy picture of the future of the business and promised him a lot of success.<p>Stausholm believed him and felt uplifted, as …

3 Simple but Powerful Tips for Startup Success

<i>This column is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur Coaching.</i> <i>Click here</i> <i>to learn more.</i><p>Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether he or she works for the largest corporation or the hottest start-up, every entrepreneur starts at square one.<p>What separates the haves from the have-nots, however, …

Here Are Dozens of 400-Calorie Meals to Help You Lose Weight

It's easy to keep track of what you eat when you build a strong portfolio of delicious low-calorie meals. We'll get you started with this collection …

Beyond Silicon Valley: 6 Booming Startup Hubs Around the World

by Rohan Ayyar on Startup Grind<p>Silicon Valley, once the dream destination for setting up tech startups, is losing its sheen for many. More and more …

10 Success lessons from Eric Ries – “The Lean Startup” for entrepreneurs

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share72<p>+13<p>Shares 111<p>Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup …

Product Management

Story About Resilience & Winning - 3 Guys Who Left Everything

<b>It’s been a story I’ve been waiting to tell, a story of a startup called Addodoc.</b><p>It’s a story of Aspiration, Determination, Attitude, Spirit, Belief …

Framing

3D printing one step closer to mainstream as Home Depot starts stocking MakerBot

Home Depot is bringing a high-tech twist to its do-it-yourself wares.<p>The world’s largest home-improvement chain now sells 3D printers from MakerBot in a dozen of its stores across California, New York, and Illinois, MakerBot announced today.<p>The pilot program, as MakerBot describes it, includes …