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5 Tips for Getting Your Cold-Sales Emails Read (That Have Nothing to Do With Writing)

There's more to successful cold-sales email than just the words you write.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My email inbox is a trainwreck. Yes, I’m one of those people with 1,200 unread emails in their inbox --yet I’m constantly checking my email and deleting, archiving …

Thought Leadership

The Research-Backed, 3-Step Method to Hack Your Brain, Break Bad Habits, and Make Better Decisions

<i>The following article is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence<i>.</i><p>Have you ever felt that you're an unwilling slave to your emotions? As if you were programmed to react a certain way to a specific set of circumstances, and there's simply …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Marketing, Web Design & Branding Statistics To Help You Prioritize Business Growth Initiatives

In the digital age, business growth tactics are constantly evolving. But when algorithms, platforms and effective initiatives change rapidly, how can you know what to focus on in order to formulate a successful strategy?<p>It turns out, the answer is in the numbers.<p>One of the best benefits of a shift …

Social Media

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Where to Find Genuine Experts When You Need Consultants for Your Business

Finding the best talent to help your business is often as challenging as the problem you are trying to solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From time-to-time, you may need to find a consultant to help you with your business. Sometimes, those needs are high level, like …

Stop Chasing Your Customers and Do This Instead

I recently tested an unconventional sales strategy that is changing the way small businesses are prospecting, generating leads, and creating influential partnerships. The best part? It doesn't require any complicated digital strategies or hefty ad budgets.<p>The strategy is called the Dream 100. I …

Marketing

Former Apple CEO John Sculley Shares 4 Key Strategies for Growing and Marketing Your Business

John Sculley helped build brands including Pepsi and Apple into what they are today. Here's how he did it.<p>With a business resume like John Sculley’s, you can’t help but name-drop.<p>He was the president of PepsiCo, CEO of Apple and a founding team member at MetroPCS. Now, he’s CMO at RxAdvance, a …

You Can Set Many Types of Quarterly Objectives. Here Are 5 Types That Work the Best

Many team struggle with setting effective quarterly objectives. Here are five types that will create better alignment and simplify implementation.<p>The core of my role as a leadership team coach is to help my clients set strong objectives each quarter that advance the companies growth strategy and …

Use These Growth Strategies to Build a 6-Figure Business

Step one is knowing what's possible. It's a lot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I built my first business to multiple six figures fairly quickly in 1999. It was a service business that filled a major need for a select industry. It's a business that many entrepreneurs …

The Pareto Principle: How To Use The 80/20 Rule To Retire Earlier

One way to give your retirement planning a boost is to take actions that drive the greatest financial results.<p>Apply the Pareto Principle — the 80/20 rule — to your money. The Pareto Principle was founded by Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist in 1896. Pareto, an amateur gardener, found that most …

Personal Finance

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Customers

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

5 Reasons Business Owners Don't Fire Bad Employees--and 5 Bigger Reasons Why They're Wrong

Firing someone is never easy, but the consequences associated with holding on to an underperformer are far worse.<p>A bit of logic and your gut feelings tell you it's time to fire an underperforming employee, but your emotions and lack of time keep you from taking action. You're not the only one. Many …

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit

Whether you're self-funded or not, there's plenty to learn from a bootstrapper.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, many, many,</i> …

The small behaviors that create excellence at work

Tom Peters is a leading business mind and the bestselling author of sixteen books, including <i>In Search of Excellence</i> (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), …

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

These schools graduate the most funded startup CEOs

There is no degree required to be a CEO of a venture-backed company. But it likely helps to graduate from Harvard, Stanford or one of about a dozen other prominent universities that churn out a high number of top startup executives.<p>That is the central conclusion from our latest graduation season …

Here's What's Actually Going On When You (Or Someone In Your Life) Can't Stop Complaining

Research shows that constant grumbling, bewailing, and lamenting not only torments the people around us but harms our health and adds stress to our …

Self-help

10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Tolerate

Successful people expect more from themselves and from those around them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people do things differently. If you study those who excel in business, you’ll find a whole litany of common characteristics. These traits help put them …

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Best Buy’s CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone’s a leader

Best Buy‘s CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>“I’ve spelled out the five ‘be’s of leadership,” CEO and chairman Hubert …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Get Better At Difficult Conversations By Aligning Your Behavior With What You Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Imagine this: you get up in the morning, and you have a perfectly lovely breakfast with your favorite people/book/device, and on your way into work, …

8 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You

Sociopaths and narcissists may believe they have lying down to a science, but it turns out there are a lot of little clues that reveal even the most …

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Physics

Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service

When Microsoft released a new version of the Surface Pro with an LTE cellular modem late last year, it seemed like a routine, if much-anticipated, upgrade to Microsoft's flagship PC.<p>But at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, Microsoft executives tell me that …