Kenneth Krantz

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Toshiba announces a massive writedown and its chairman resigns

Highlighting the scale of its financial concerns, Toshiba also ramped up plans to raise cash, announcing it would consider selling most, even all, of its stake in its prized flash-memory chips business, plus its troubled nuclear business Westinghouse.<p>Toshiba had previously yielded only to selling …

IT

The Delegation Dilemma: How Do You Know When It's Time?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Focus on what <i>only</i> you can do. Give the rest away.” This thought came to me during a particularly busy time at my company. As the founder of a growing startup, I was used to doing everything. Eventually, however, I realized I had to share …

Leadership

5 Tips for Developing a Winning Employee Incentive System

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are incentives that go beyond compensation. The possibility of promotion or expanded responsibility can be a strong incentive. The desire for continued employment can also be a motivator. The hope for recognition drives some to …

Employee Engagement

After Raising $4 Million, a Bladeless Razor Gets Cut by Kickstarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Skarp Laser Razor was supposed to take care of hairy situations. Instead, it created one.<p>The device, which bills itself as the world’s first-ever razor powered by a laser, had raised more than $4 million since launching on Kickstarter …

Startups

Partnerships In F&B: Five Tips Of Successfully Running A Co-Founded Enterprise

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Currently owning and operating six outlets in the UAE, Purple Honey Group (PHG) develops, operates, and invests in F&B brands. With three original concepts, Coriander, Biryani Pot, and Zaytinya, the …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Ready For Generation Z?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Much has been written about the millennial generation and the way they like to work and learn. But soon to follow on their heels is Generation Z, …

Education Technology

If You Don't Build Relationships, Nothing Else Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A coaching client of mine, Nate Wadsworth, has the busiest schedule of any entrepreneur I know. He runs a highly successful real-estate business, a forestry business and has a young family as well. Yet last year, he embarked on another …

Direct Marketing

7 Ways to Optimize Your WordPress Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>WordPress is considered an excellent platform for budding entrepreneurs to create websites for their startup or small business. This content management service (CMS) is used by millions of business owners who live in every corner of the …

Web Design

The 3 Letters That Could Help Your Business Grow Like Uber

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Uber’s runaway success, which the company more colorfully describes as “seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps,” is a conspicuous source of inspiration for anyone building a business based on the smartphone revolution. …

Apps

5 Steps to Grow Your Business Through ... Happiness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness sits atop the pinnacle of human needs and is the ultimate goal behind our lives' endeavors.<p>Even an entrepreneur’s relentless quest for a thriving business is fueled by the belief that his or her business will lead to happiness. …

Happiness

How To Stop Busyness And Remain Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Everybody wants a piece of your time; be wise about whom you choose to give it to. Explore curiosities, but be intentional and do everything with …

Time Management

Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Carlo's Bakery, featured on TLC's Cake Boss, is a thriving family business. Bartolo Valastro Sr. bought Carlos' Bakery in 1964 from Carlo Guastaffero who opened it in 1910. The show is aired in 220 countries around the world, is available …

Entrepreneurship

Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Supply and demand is the fundamental principle behind free market capitalism. It’s the backbone of economic prosperity. It’s the very reason why civilization has advanced to the point where billions of people can read this in relative …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a seven-figure business online was improbable 10 or even just five years ago, but as technology improves globally, there are more seven-figure earners than ever before. The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 …

Profit

Make Your Business Brand More Appealing To Millennials: Five Tips To Help You Tap Into Generation Y

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Desperate to belong but fiercely independent, digitally connected but socially aloof, the millennial generation presents a conundrum that both …

Work-life Balance

6 ways to find ideal partners for your start-up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>So you have a great idea that you have been working on and now you need to recruit the first few members of your team. The first few members of the team …

Entrepreneurship

Flying Coach? 5 Tactics for Getting an Upgrade.

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crushed knees. Cramped elbows. No room to move. And no food for you! Flying economy class these skimpy days ranks right up there with a root canal without novacaine. Why would you pack yourself in like a sardine if …

Customer Service

8 Hugely Successful People Who Didn't Graduate College

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is formal education a necessity? Do you need to go to school if you want to build a successful business?<p>Most people are brought up to believe that going to school, getting good grades, working really hard and …

Entrepreneurship

8 Powerful Ways to Mold Children Into Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate, and authentic. We want their actions to inspire other …

Self-improvement

10 Healthy Foods That May Help You Sleep Better (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking to sleep better longer? Desperate for a cure for insomnia? Avoid caffeine six hours before your bedtime. Do your body good and sip a warm cup of milk instead, like the old wive’s tale suggests.<p>Actually, almost any dairy food will …

Sleep

Stop Saying You Don't Have Time to Start a Business. Make Time With These 6 Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think of how many amazing business ideas are left on the shelf to collect dust because they are not pursued. Dreams are left to die because their creators assumed that he or she didn’t have the time to start a business. What a horrible …

Social Media

25 Cities Worth Moving to If You Want to Launch a Business

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business -- as in real estate -- it’s all about location, location, location. Despite the rise in remote-work arrangements, this sentiment holds true even if you don’t have a physical …

Small Business

5 reasons why serviced office is a leaner alternative for modern businesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In today’s ever-changing and competitive global marketplace, time, money and effort are the three key components in driving business. Serviced office, …

Small Business

5 Ways to Effectively Lead Remote Teams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most cutting-edge companies of the moment have conflicting visions of employee productivity. Google lavishes its workers with free buffet meals, gym access and shuttles to and from work in an effort to keep them on premises and keep …

Remote Working

Why It's Vital That You Plan Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people would rather plan their next vacation destination or what they are going to buy during their next trip to the mall rather than their own lives. Many executives, entrepreneurs and business owners would rather build their …

Entrepreneurship

To Get Paid for Doing What You Love, Love What People Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Do you really believe that a person can make a living doing anything they love to do?”<p>I looked right into the earnest, dubious face across from me and gave an honest answer, “Yes, I do.”<p>Of course, we’d love to believe that it’s that …

Entrepreneurship

A 10-Step Strategy for Making Friends With a VIP

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When strategizing how to make and keep the right connections, it’s important to include VIPs (Very Important People) in your networking plan. These people become powerful allies helping you accomplish your personal and professional …

Acquainted

8 Ways to Succeed as an Entrepreneur in the Third Industrial Revolution

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s hard to see history when it’s happening around you. But for all of us right now, the world around us is dramatically, if almost invisibly, changing, turned on its head by technology.<p>In just a few decades, we can expect our everyday …

Manufacturing

How to Avoid Letting Stress Take Over Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur often means accepting stress as part of your life – like an un-liked uncle at the dinner table. While stress is impossible to avoid, it doesn’t need to become a permanent houseguest. Here’s how to avoid letting …

Mindfulness

7 Ways to Tap the Skills Your Millennial Team Has in Abundance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Armed with a new set of perspectives, skills and motivations, the millennial generation is gearing up to take the modern business world by storm. In fact, people between the ages of 18 and 31 this year have recently surpassed Gen X to …

Leadership