Jerry Blank

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10 Inspirational Quotes About Independence From Successful Entrepreneurs

Contributor<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you prepare to celebrate the U.S.'s Independence Day today, entrepreneurs around the globe ought to similarly celebrate their freedom.<p>Just like our founding …

Entrepreneurship

What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company (Infographic)

1 min read<p>If you are building a company that depends on making people feel sexy and sophisticated, it’s probably going to confuse your consumers if you your logo is bright green.<p>That’s because different colors are associated with different feelings. Green conveys organic growth, the earth, nature, …

Graphic Design

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

The Best Time to Tweet

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve told you time and time again that you need to turn off your phone before going to bed. But, as it turns out, those nighttime hours could be prime time for sending out some highly engaging tweets.<p>Buffer, a scheduling and …

Social Media

10 Ways to Maximize Your Facebook Business Page

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are wondering how to get the most out of your Facebook business page, you are not alone. With over 1.440 billion monthly active users, the social network is attractive to businesses across the globe. While some businesses …

Social Media

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Display-Ad Budget

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here's something that's totally predictable: Of the $23 <i>billion</i> that companies will spend on display advertising this year, a huge chunk will go to waste.<p>It doesn’t need to be that way. Some approaches to display advertising will …

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6 Life Hacks Learned in Prison That Will Maximize Your Productivity

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A life hack is defined as a strategy or technique to more efficiently manage one's time and daily activities.<p>After I quickly shook off the shock of being sentenced to two to five years in prison for a bar fight that took place …

Productivity

20 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building great businesses, achieving massive goals and rising to the top of your profession doesn't just happen by accident. It happens through a ridiculous work ethic and consistently showing up every single day.<p>Here are 20 …

Motivation

5 Reasons Why 'Asking' Is an Essential Skill for Every Entrepreneur

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you feel about asking for what you want or need? If words like <i>shy</i>, <i>nervous</i>, <i>anxious</i> or even <i>apathetic</i> describe you in this context, you could be missing out on a good many opportunities.<p>Whether it’s favors, negotiations, or …

Framing

How I Met 75 Investors and Raised $650,000

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In June of 2012, my startup Love With Food -- which helps food companies build brand awareness online and off -- raised $650,000 following graduation from the 500 Startups accelerator program.<p>Sounds great, right? But if you …

Startups

Boost Productivity With These 4 Tips for a Paperless Workplace

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As technology advances, so must the way we do business. In today’s digital world, that means making the move from tedious, paper-based systems to efficient, paperless solutions.<p>Long gone are the days of paper correspondence, …

Productivity

3 Ways Your Career Gets Better When You Let Go Of Being Liked

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It sucks when you hear someone doesn’t like you. An old co-worker called a meeting with me because someone on his team didn’t like me and my type A work style.<p>I couldn’t help but be a little offended and hurt. The pressure to be …

Howard Schultz

5 Tips to Help You Overcome Startup Struggles

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are not all unicorns and IPOs. The startup struggle is real.<p>You ever see that image about success with the straight arrow going up on the left that reads, “What people think it looks like,” and then a squiggly arrow on …

Entrepreneurship