Jamie Jurgaitis

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Want To Stop Procrastinating? You Should Fine Tune Your Mindset In This Way

Is your house full of clutter?<p>Are you looking for some help to finally get things under control?<p>Decluttering is the act of removing clutter, or all …

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers

Clay Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of Leadpages, shares the powerful insight that led to the creation of his company.<p>Clay Collins is Co-Founder and CEO of Leadpages, a powerful and easy-to-use software tool that allows marketers to build customized landing pages and opt-in forms to capture email …

1 Thing You Can Teach Your Kids Today to Set Them Up for Financial Success (and Happiness)

Set up your children for a lifetime of success.<p>Confidence is the great equalizer: whether you come from an affluent background or staggering poverty, confidence can help you transcend any obstacle, mental or physical, and help you to actualize your wildest dreams.<p>I'm often surprised how many …

5 Planners That Will Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

Stop procrastinating and achieve your professional and personal goals in the new year.<p>As we approach the new year, many entrepreneurs are reflecting on the last 12 months and looking for ways to more efficiently reach their goals in 2017. There are plenty of apps that will help you increase your …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

Career Development

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 93 Percent of Successful Entrepreneurs Say This Is the Key

I asked 118 successful founders for their best advice, and 110 told me basically the same thing.<p>Parents want the best for our kids. Near the top of the list? Financial security and freedom.<p>Since research shows that the only way to accumulate great wealth in America is through entrepreneurship, I …

How Small Businesses Can Prepare for Marketing in 2017

Play your marketing cards right, and 2017 can be a banner year.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>The best way to prepare mentally for marketing in 2017 is to start fresh, with a clean slate. For the moment, forget about what you accomplished and failed to …

6 Proven Ways Content Marketing Benefits Your Small Business

It can give you the opportunity to not only expand your company, but also to build your reputation and establish a place as a trusted leader in the industry.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>For small and local businesses, it can be hard to stand out against …

Marketing

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 …

These are the 9 skills which will make anyone indispensable in the workplace

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Finding a job can be hard in the current economic climate, and it can be even harder if you lack sought-after skills.<p>A government …

The Workplace

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

I always hated statistics. I mean really, really, <i>really</i> hated it.<p>Recently though, I've had a change of heart about the subject. In response, I find statistics changing my mind, or at least changing my perspective.<p>Let me explain.<p>When I was an undergraduate physics major, lab classes were mandatory. …

Equations

Sermo and Everyday Health swap strengths in new advertising and market research partnership

Sermo’s physician social network and Everyday Health’s digital health media network are sharing capabilities. The newly inked partnership hands …

4 Smart Retirement Moves Couples in Their 40s Should Make Now

You're on your way, don't fall behind now.<p>Every age has its own challenges for couples planning for retirement. In your forties, you’re finally …

4 Steps to Reinventing Yourself After Hitting Rock Bottom

Failure is the unpleasant beginning of being reborn as an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hitting rock bottom -- as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial -- types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens -- even …

Motivation

How To Choose The Best Activities For Kids

All parents have ideas about choosing the “right” activities for their kids. We want them to be successful and happy and many of us want their …

The 4 Habits of Highly Successful Networkers

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Some people think networking is only useful for finding clients or landing a new job.<p>In fact, an …

Four Work Habits You Need To Change At Each Stage Of Your Career

This GE exec shares how she learned to change her working methods as she’s taken on bigger leadership roles.<p>I accepted my first management role early in my career, heading up a 15-person team at GE Global Research’s semiconductor laboratory. It was a big step at the time, but today I manage 28 labs …

Robert Herjavec's 3 Lessons for Small-Business Growth

The 'Shark Tank' investor talks about what you can learn from his new online series, 'Small Business Revolution on Main Street.'<p>Starting and running any business means hard work and a daily fight against the daunting odds of failure. For businesses in small towns that lack the talent pool and …

Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …

A Money History Lesson For Your Kids: The Other Global Greening

With the UN General Assembly gathering in New York City this week, “Green” is receiving lots of attention (and it should). And, while global warming is an important issue, the “green” I’m referring to is our Greenback, the nickname for U.S. currency. So, why not use the global meeting at the United …

12 Leadership Techniques That Don't Work

Learn from others' mistakes and fix the problem before it damages your business further.<p>There are dozens upon dozens of leadership techniques that entrepreneurs have used over the years to help motivate and inspire their team as well as steer their company to success.<p>However, not all leadership …

7 Startups Making Life Easier for Small-Business Owners

Being a small- business owner just became a bit easier with these tools.<p>It takes one to know one--in personal and professional life! If you're a small business owner, depending on a startup to help make your life and job easier is a savvy move. Other small businesses have walked similar paths, know …

Self-Doubts of a Startup Entrepreneur

<b>A negative mind will never give you a positive life.</b><p>Entrepreneurship is not only a world to define the willpower of operating a business, it is not …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build A Bad Ass Firewood Rack With No Tools In 15 Minutes...

A stable, strong, easily-movable, cheap firewood rack is a thought-provoking project. This is what i have used for years and it works extremely well. …

Weekend Workshop: Build an old-school lightbulb from pencil lead and a jar

<i>Need something to keep you busy this weekend? We’ve got you covered. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column in which we showcase a badass DIY</i> …

The Ultimate Work From Home Checklist

Of the 543,000 new small businesses started each month, approximately 52 percent of them are home-based.It’s no surprise really when you consider the …

Small Business

How you can become a big data expert

In today's always-connected world, nearly everything we do can be (and often is) tracked and stored as data. Information like what TV shows we prefer, which restaurants we frequent, and who we're most likely to find attractive can be teased out of the massive stores of data we've generated, also …

Big Data

5 Little-Known Sales Skills that Entrepreneurs Should Master

Aren’t you tired of the same old sales tips?<p>I can’t blame you. There’s so many different sales techniques that entrepreneurs can use to gain more business.<p>I’ve written tons of posts giving sales advice myself. But you want something more, don’t you? If you’re like other entrepreneurs, you’re …