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Know When -- and What -- to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

Giving up is often looked down upon but can be your key to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s likely that you’ve seen this meme pop up in your Facebook feed from time to time: A mugshot of Winston Churchill, with his characteristic bow tie and cigar, rallying …

Business Strategy

Five Life Lessons People Often Learn Too Late

<i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, …

Self-improvement

Forget Details: Start a Business With These Three Things

If these three elements of your business exist, then all the other details will fall into place.<p>What does it take to really start a business?<p>As a consultant and mentor to small businesses and entrepreneurs, a problem I too often find is many entrepreneurs get stuck in the mundane and unimportant …

Streamline Business Operations With These 6 Tools | Inc.com

New technologies for business operations pop up so fast, it's difficult to separate the products with serious value and staying power from those likely to burn out in a matter of years. As a result, businesses end up in total analysis paralysis, never sure when to pull the trigger on a new …

7 Pieces of Information Necessary for Any Marketing Strategy

Successful marketing campaigns don't just appear out of thin air. But the planning phase is especially crucial.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a new marketing strategy is exciting. You'll get to come up with creative new ideas, see your brand applied in new …

Marketing

10 Things I'd Do Differently If I Could Start My Business Over Again

If the initial team's goals aren't aligned, that never gets fixed.<p><i>As a VC, if you could go back to your operational experience (as part of a hyper-growth startup), then what would you remind yourself to take note of? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Startups

5 things I had to give up to be successful

There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life.<p>No matter what you're trying to accomplish, you'll have to give up something in order to make it happen.<p>When I asked people on Facebook what they had given up to get something else they wanted, I got about 60 answers.<p><i>Even if you get what</i> …

Self-improvement

10 Valuable Entrepreneurial Insights From Y Combinator

No idea amounts to anything without sound planning and skilled execution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Y Combinator is a firm that advises startups and invests in the ones holding promise. Last month, the YC community hosted a two-day demo featuring 103 different …

Startups

How to Get on Shark Tank and Take Your Business to the Next Level

It’s the reality show that’s taken the world by storm and brought much-needed attention to the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, and …

Entrepreneurship

The Big Lie About Hard Work

The conventional wisdom that "hard work results in success" is belied by the facts.<p>If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: "Hard work results in success." While that conventional wisdom is endlessly repeated, it's also dead wrong. Hard work--meaning long hours pursuing a single …

How to Make Big Bucks While Selling Your Products for Free

Use a free plus shipping funnel to generate brand loyalty and create revenue.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing funnels are very effective at converting your website visitors into paying customers, and savvy marketers are constantly looking for ways to increase …

eCommerce

2 Simple Tests You Need to Take Before You Start a Business

It's all a wasted effort if you can't be profitable.<p><i>What is the process to test the viability of a business idea? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, Entrepreneur,</b> …

Small Business

How DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis does 2 days of work in 24 hours

The highly educated father of two told BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" last Friday that he tends to go bed around 4am after he was asked to describe the most unusual thing about himself.<p>"I generally sleep at about 4am in the morning," said Hassabis, who sold his artificial intelligence lab to …

Artificial Intelligence

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

Design, data and customer service: three online business basics

Finalists from the online business category at this year’s FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards share three tips on how to make an online operation a success.<p>Hire in help – and over-brief them<p>First things first: get your website right.<p>While it’s possible to build a website from scratch yourself using …

6 Tips for Growing a Thicker Skin as an Online Entrepreneur - Small Business Trends

As I work with more business owners as a coach, I’ve come to realize that one of the biggest hurdles they face when stepping out and playing bigger …

Small Business

This Instagram Influencer Used Social Media To Build An Eight-Figure Home Based Franchise Business

In 2013, while sitting at a bar with a friend, Danny Nieves had a thought. He was helping a friend advertise his Cuban restaurant and told him that he would post his menus onto doors by rubber-banding them to doorknobs in his neighborhood. The idea was a hit. It garnered local attention and had …

5 Important Business Goals To Hit In Your First 2 Years Of Freelancing

Freelancing can change your life, not just your career. Earn more money, be your own boss, set the perfect schedule, work wherever you want.<p>Anyone can achieve their dreams as a freelancer if they set their mind to it. Avoid toiling away at it by setting and keeping business goals for your first …

10 Udemy Courses Under $100 That Could Help You Make $1,000 (or More)

Never stop improving your entrepreneurial portfolio.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>EXCLUSIVE: $10 Course Promo Expires June 30, 2017</b><p>There’s always something you can add to …

Marketing

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Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now | Inc.com

You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a fiend.<p>In other words: You've got nearly everything it takes to be an entrepreneur--except …