Katie Gould

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10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A young entrepreneur might run across a lot of articles offering advice for the new business owner. But how many articles are actually geared toward the young entrepreneur?<p>As a former young entrepreneur myself (now I'm 30), I’ve decided …

Entrepreneurship

6 Fundamentals Every Modern Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The road to being a true-blue entrepreneur is paved with spectacular stories of crash-and-burn. It requires a certain type of stamina that few possess and an insatiable desire to do better than the day before. Such a demanding lifestyle …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's Completely Simple Advice for Business Success

Warren Buffett is smart, talented, and incredibly hard working, but this single, simple mantra has kept him on the path to wealth and success.<p>Make no mistake about it, Warren Buffett is rich--$63.5 billion rich. In fact, only 67 of the 200 countries listed by the United Nations have a GDP that is …

Why the Bacon Craze Will Never End

Some use it in their aftershave. Or their vodka. Some folks simply like to eat it. The business of bacon shows no sign of slowing down.<p>Can a single cut of meat become an industry in its own right? Of course.<p>Our obsessive love for bacon shows no sign of letting up, and huge numbers of companies are …

10 Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Remember for a Successful Business

Nowadays, sitting in a crowded room at a tech conference, when the speaker asks, “Who in here has a startup?” All hands go up. It’s a dog-eat-dog …

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no roadmap when it comes to entrepreneurship. Every founder has a different path he or she takes to get from point A to B and a unique experience to go along with it.<p>That said, as a product-development consultant (and former …

Product Management

How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Be as willing to respond to questions as you are willing to ask them. If you hesitate to answer, people think you aren’t cooperative, don’t know the answer, don’t know what you’re doing, or that you lack confidence. You might even be viewed as …

Employment

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own. Earning a degree is something that should be celebrated. But unless you are looking for certain technical skills, college is not always …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As people are trying to navigate away from the “corporate jungle” towards the land of supposed “entrepreneurial utopia,” a lot of misconceptions arise. Perhaps this has to do with the media, advice they have received or what is heard …

Entrepreneurship

Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A recent news report on American Public Radio's <i>Marketplace</i> indicated a surge of interest in entrepreneurship among young people. While this is encouraging, it doesn't make being the youngest person in the room by a decade or more any …

Entrepreneurship

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day before the holiday weekend, July 3 started out like any other day. I arrived at 1776dc, a tech startup hub in Washington, D.C., expecting to meet members of my advisory board to present a new service we had delivered to our first …

Entrepreneurship

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may be tempted to think that when you reach a certain level, whether that’s in wealth, enlightenment or power, that your problems go away. If only you could get through this round of venture capital. If only you were wealthy enough to …

Refrigeration

Business makes baklava and chocolates: Will stores bite?

<i>The</i> #Takeoff series <i>is about crowdsourcing issues important to Canadian small businesses. They tell us about their defining moments and we write about their stories, the issues, and strategies for success or how to overcome obstacles.</i><p>It's a family affair inside Unit 9 of a small industrial plaza in …

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mindset is probably the major determinant of success in pretty much every walk of life. In other words, the thinking patterns you habitually adopt largely govern the results you achieve.<p>But different circumstances and situations require …

Entrepreneurship

Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>It used to be that food trucks were a place to get a dollar slice or a $2 taco. But in the past few years trucks have had a pricey gourmet makeover, and now offer everything from a $9 burger to a $17 crab roll.<p>"There's so many options, and there's organic good …

How to Cut the 'Ums,' Uhs,' and 'Literallys' When Speaking

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>If there were "Survivor" for words, I'd vote off "literally."<br>It's inserted into sentences for no real reason.<p>Consider:<p>I am literally the hungriest person in the world right now. <br>I am literally going to break this printer in a minute. <br>The coffee machine is …

Public Speaking

Top Entrepreneurs to Young Entrepreneurs: Delegate Now, and Always Trust Your Gut

Inc.'s 35 Under 35 judges weigh in with their best (and least obvious) advice for young entrepreneurs.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Vote for your top pick among</i> Inc.'s <i>35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2014. Inc.com announces the Readers' Choice winner Thursday, June 26.</i><p>We've asked our esteemed panel of judges …

6 Tips to Improve Your Facebook Page

Do you want a highly effective Facebook page?<p>While there are an unlimited number of strategic factors that can contribute to the success of a …

4 Things Marketers May Not Know About Social Media Marketing

I know, I know, there is no shortage of social media experts, gurus and bhagwans and many marketers themselves now believe they know all there is to know about social media marketing. Yeah and I’m Donald Duck. Translation: Don’t believe anyone who says they know everything about social media. …

Social Media Insights | Sprout Social

Featured Article<p>How to Master Facebook Ad Targeting & Zero-In on Your Audience<p>Read More<p>Team Sprout<p>Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places …

Which social platform has the most retail potential?

<i>This is the third installment in the “Social Retailer” series exploring how retailers are engaging with social platforms. This series is sponsored by</i> …

14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom

In a recent Quora thread, users responded to the question: What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?<p>We trawled through the list looking for the best and most surprising advice. Many of these insights have been confirmed by social science.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

Setting Social Media Goals: If It’s Not Painful, You’re Not Doing it Right

“Pick a goal and do what it takes to hit it.”<p>I had a sales manager once who lived by this phrase, and I always hated it.<p>There’s a common …

The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Whether you realize it or not, chances are your business is already using content marketing as part of your overall marketing strategy.<p>With content marketing being arguably the most critical piece of an inbound marketing strategy, and with an estimated 60% of businesses employing some form of …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical</i> …

Social Media

Not a People Person? How to Fake It 'Til You Make It

Great leaders know how to connect with people, even if they're not naturally outgoing. Personal warmth can be cultivated. Here's how.<p>I have always been described as a warm person and leader. It's served me well throughout my career. People have taken a genuine interest in me and rooted for me based …

Glass Ceiling Debate: He Said, She Didn't

Some biases are so subtle neither gender may be aware of them, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.<p>Margery Kraus is a rarity, and it frustrates her. As founder and CEO of APCO Worldwide, a $120 million, 650-plus-employee consulting company based in Washington, D.C., she has made it to the top of …

7 Popular Pieces of Business Advice You Should Ignore

Just because you hear it all the time doesn't mean it's right.<p>Business, unlike, say, cardiothoracic surgery, is one of those areas where everyone feels they could be an expert. No one would explain their preferred open heart surgery technique based on the fact that their dad went under the knife …

This Is the Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

Research shows that being conscientious will help you succeed in the long run.<p>The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is conscientiousness.<p>"It's emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan," Paul Tough writes in <i>How Children</i> …

Psychology