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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

Career Development

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

6 ways to stop blocking your own success

Even the most excellent leaders sometimes find that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same …

Leadership

8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

Success is powered by the habits that most people don't even notice.<p>During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a potential investor or the CEO of a company with which we could become partners, I'm …

Self-improvement

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you …

Marketing

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

9 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you only have 10 minutes

Big ideas can come in small packages.<p>Take TED Talks, the beloved lectures on technology, entertainment, and design. Some of the most insightful talks …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something crazy? In 30 minutes, I can look at your competitor’s website along with your website and …

SEO

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room

Use your influence to lead others in a positive direction.<p>Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It …

Public Speaking

25 Features Every Business Website Must Have in 2017 (Infographic)

Building your online business? Here are some things to remember.<p>1 min read<p>Even though online businesses are becoming more prevalent, they haven't become any easier to launch.<p>To give your online business a greater chance to succeed, there are certain things you need to incorporate on its website. Of …

Small Business

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are.<p>Guest Writer<p>Writer and Personal Branding Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.<p>To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not …

Roads

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Lean Startups

The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses To Micromanage

You’re sitting at your desk, intensely focused on writing that big report, when you start to feel a weird tingling on the back of your neck. You try to refocus, furrowing your brow and redoubling your efforts, but you can’t shake the disquieting sense that you’re being watched. Finally, you give up …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

2 Essential Rules for Running a Business

The key takeaway here is this: Sales cures all.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Sales cures all.</i> We’ve all heard this before. It means that if you can hire a great sales staff, you'll be ahead of the game.<p>The phrase, however, never really had meaning for me …

Business Strategy

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Tim Berners Lee

42 Facebook Post Ideas from Businesses That Know What They’re Doing

Are you marketing on Facebook, wondering what to post next or what’s going to work best for your business?<p>We’ve all been there, our creative juices …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs …

Entrepreneurship

3 Strategies to Nail Before You Launch Your Social-Media Campaign

Planning and metrics are key to any successful marketing effort, yet many entrepreneurs rush into the social conversation with little idea of what they hope to accomplish.<p>When I talk to small-business owners, they often tell me they're “doing” social-media marketing. I’m always glad to hear this, …

Marketing

17 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2017

Long before you can afford a staff to help you do more you can afford apps that help freak out less.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like most people in business today, there always seem to be a million things on your to-do list and you don’t know …

Apps

10 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …

University of California

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

Startups

The 1 Reason You Missed Out On Rent The Runway And So Many Other Multi-Million Dollar Ideas

Figure this out and you'll be rich.<p>The pitch would have written itself. "Netflix for Clothes" founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Carter Fleiss might have written on their pitchdeck, and investors would have known exactly what they were talking about. It would have worked too. When Rent The Runway …

Harvard Business School

How Rapid Growth Almost Killed My Company And What I Learned From It

Growing your business quickly sounds great, but there are real pitfalls that come with growing too fast. Here are three common rapid growth risks, how they almost killed me, and what to do about them.<p>Is it better to grow your business slowly or drive it hard and fast? I'm not sure if there is right …

Business Strategy

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren’t fundraising. Here’s how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

Venture Capital

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …