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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally …

How a Lack of Personal Intelligence Can Cost You

When people think about lowering their bills, a lot of small purchases become suspect. Your daily Starbucks habit, at $32 per gallon if you …

Don't Just Showcase Your Products, Create an Experience

When creating a local business, you can choose a couple of different paths. You can go the safe route and use inexpensive but practical displays to …

The Power of Routine for Boosting Creativity

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Nothing seems further from creativity than routine (to me, anyway). Routine conjures up 9-5 workdays, long commutes and words like <i>boring</i>, <i>stuffy</i> and <i>repetitive</i>. None of the things I associate with being creative.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

5 Ways to Find More Time to Build Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, starting a business is easier than ever before. Thanks to technology, you don’t need tons of capital, a massive team or multiple degrees to create a successful company. Right now, there are literally thousands of affordable or free …

How Hyperlocal Research Can Benefit Your Business

You already know that location is paramount for local businesses. But it isn’t just your storefront’s location that can make a big difference to your …

You Can Succeed Even If You're Not the Brainy Type

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I went to a university where the whole group was about 14,000 times smarter than I was. They had the test scores, grades and pedigrees to prove it in spades. While these mini Mensa types skimmed their psychology books and hit Georgetown's …

Powerful Yet Underused Google Features in AdWords

Google AdWords is a seriously powerful, dynamic online advertising platform, yet few users ever even begin to reach their full potential within the …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Be Using Right Now

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as they create a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and give anyone with an Internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

Brand-Building Best Practices

To make your business stand out, live your brand and deliver the values that matter most to your customers.<p>Download the <i>Brand Building</i> guide now!<p><b>1. Introduction: Your Brand Is What People Say It Is</b><p>What inspires loyalty in a customer? The details vary from one transaction to another, but the unifying …

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John Mackey: Making Money Is Essential, But It's Not Everything

Whole Foods' John Mackey describes what he means by 'conscious capitalism'--a movement he co-developed after some trial and error in business.<p>There's nothing wrong with being profitable. It's essential for a business. But you must strive for a purpose beyond money making, according to Whole Foods …

Twoople for Business: Customer Service Chat at Your Branded URL

If you were late to the Twitter game, you might recall the disappointment you felt when you found out @yourbusinessname was already taken. Maybe you …

How to Put More Serve in Your Sell to Make More Sales

The shift from sell first to serve first is here and now. We no longer sell by leading with the product. Sales are made by leading with the person …

4 Smart Strategies To Build Your Business Brand

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses and startups is getting the word out about their products and business to acquire new customers …

12 Shipping and Packing Tips for Business Gifts

Ever get a gift (or any package for that matter) only to find it was broken, crushed, crinkled or mangled beyond recognition? After spending time and …

4 Surprising Lessons About Product and Service Pricing

It doesn’t matter if your business sells products or services, setting your prices is the most elemental factor for your success. Go low and you lose …

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share

The inspiration you need is often found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Motivational quotes are extremely popular. Millions of people gain inspiration from people who have been there and done that incredibly well.<p>Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are 350 …

The One (Courageous) Thing Great Leaders Do Differently

Lots of people have good business ideas but the one thing that separates the true entrepreneurs from the dreamers is what they do next.<p>If you're considering a new venture--whether it's a new product line or an entirely new company--the only way you'll find out if your idea is any good is to try and …

What's the Lifetime Value of Your Customers?

The longterm value of advertising dollars doesn't have to be a mystery.<p>I built this quick and dirty model to calculate an advertisers' willingness to pay for an ad unit. This framework has come in handy as I think about TalkTo, so I wanted to share it.<p>Please note that this is a back-of-the-envelope …

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” While that may sound extreme, it does highlight the importance of defining problems. It …

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when optimally harnessed, they can serve as powerful productivity …