Kay Dan

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How Introverts Can Meet People Without Bars or Booze

<b>“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.” ~Unknown</b><p>There was a moment during my twenties years when I realized I was an …

Personality

How to Legally Ditch Your Student Loans

Anyone with student debt will quickly find out it’s nearly impossible to escape. Begging or even bankruptcy won’t make the loans go away.<p>But now, a …

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Plan your brand strategy for 2016

Want to raise your business profile for the new year? Partnerships, competitions and events should be on your branding resolutions hit list<p>At this time of year business owners will be reflecting on their 2015 brand strategy to evaluate what worked and what didn’t, and deciding how to promote their …

Marketing

How to make $1,000 a month extra income without the hassle of being a landlord

Some investors buy properties and rent them out to receive rental income. Those properties require a huge amount of capital up front.<p>By investing in …

Investing

Your Business Plan Is A Failure Without These 5 Things

It’s easy to rush headlong into a business plan with big dreams, grand visions, and fat profits.<p>If you get carried away with your business plan, however, you might miss the whole point — viability.<p>In fact, you might simply end up with words on a piece of paper and a business that’s crumbling around …

7 Things Everyone Should Learn Before They Die

<b>“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~Vincent Van Gogh</b><p>I attended an interesting event a few nights ago. It featured ten speakers who …

My Goals Are More Important Than My Fears: A Message to Women Entrepreneurs

Dear women entrepreneurs,<p>Once I finally realized that my goals were more important than my fears, everything changed.<p>I'd spent so long people pleasing, so long wearing the persona of introversion and staunch professionalism, and so long playing safe to avoid judgement, that I had been crippling my …

Seven Tips From William Faulkner on How to Write Fiction

"The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory," said the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in his 1958 <i>Paris Review</i> interview. "Teach …

7 truths that will transform how you think about yourself

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," claimed the Greek philosopher Plato. But how do you go about learning <i>actual</i> new truths about yourself when it's so easy to get caught up in comforting confirmation biases and pleasant patterns that only support what we already know?<p>Well you could try to …

Here's How To Launch A Product Without Spending A Dime

<i>This is the second article in a series about how how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here.</i><p>After building the first prototype of ThirdEye (see a demo at …

How To Stand Out In A Job Interview

Once you end up in second place for a job opportunity you really wanted, a thunderbolt will hit you. It will hit you that you don’t get the job you want merely by answering the interviewer’s questions like a sweet little lamb.<p>You don’t get the job offer by giving the “right” answer to each question …

Employment

13 Ways to Fight Back Against Impostor Syndrome

Feeling like you're faking it is supercommon. Luckily, that means lots of folks have come up with effective countermeasures to fight this worry.<p>If you feel like a fraud at work and worry that someone will discover you're not the competent professional you appear to be, you're suffering from what …

personaldevelopment

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

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I Paid Off $8,400 in 90 Days. Here's How I Did It.

After getting myself into close to $10,000 of credit card debt in 2013/2014 when I renovated my first home, I at first stuck my head in the sand and vowed to the readers of my blog I was going to pay it off in 2015. I had put off repayment for a while (almost a year) and wanted to be targeted and …

7 Guiding Principles for Branding Your Company With Content

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When most people think of branding, content isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. They typically think of logos, color schemes and taglines - those elements that are used to represent a company in their online and …

Marketing

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance

Abandoning the Quest for 24/7 Happiness

When I first began studying psychology and spirituality, I did it for completely selfish reasons. I was emotionally unstable, deeply depressed, and felt victimized by my brain chemistry. Anything that looked like it would give me the edge against such a fearsome enemy within was something I wanted …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership. It’s not enough for today’s leaders to focus only on getting things done. 21st century leaders must …

3 Things You Should Use Your Credit Cards to Buy

Credit cards are not bad, even if they have stigma attached to them. That stigma is usually associated with poor spending and financial planning habits, something that we can all better plan for.<p>Everyone should have at least one or two credit cards, and should be using them often. But what do you …

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers …

Small Business

5 Great Free Apps For Taking Your Career To The Next Level

Compare your salary, learn new skills, polish up that resume, and more.<p>You work hard for the money, so they’d better treat you right–am I right? Here are some apps to help you make sure you’re earning what you should be earning, sharpen your skills, and craft an escape plan if you’re not happy with …

10 Underused Learning Resources for Startup Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you'll never stop learning. Use these resources to expand your knowledge.<p>An entrepreneur is a learner.<p>To launch any new venture, you must take in a massive amount of new information. Not only should you acquire the information, but you must also put it into practice instantly, …

Entrepreneurship