Laura Payne White

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5 Reasons In-Person Meetings Still Matter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being in the event planning industry, salespeople are constantly trying to sell me the newest virtual technologies to make events more easily accessible from a wider audience.<p>One memorable experience I will always remember is when a …

Swimming Pools

How Women Can Negotiate Better at Work

Why is it that women are so good at negotiating in their personal lives—whether it’s getting a partner to do something he or she doesn’t want to do or convincing the kids to clean their rooms—but, when it comes to work, they’re not nearly as comfortable or successful at it as men are?<p>Recently, I …

Angel Investing

3 Ways to Integrate Video Into Your Marketing Strategy

This story appears in the October 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There has never been a better time to think about how you can make video a bigger part of your online marketing strategy.<p>Facebook is advancing aggressively into video (giving YouTube a run for its money as the top platform). …

Livestreaming

10 Ways to Make Time for Exercise -- Even When You Don't Have Time

I am passionate (and perhaps slightly fanatic!) about encouraging women to exercise as part of their daily lives. It's not that I'm training for a triathlon or getting ready to run a marathon (believe me, those things will never happen!). It's just that I've learned the power of regular physical …

Kids

Shooting In-House for Bon Appétit Magazine

Photographer Alex Lau started shooting when he was 16, first in sports and then photojournalism. While he didn’t study photography in college, he …

Photography

A Day In the Life of Art Dealer Julie Saul and Her 30-Year-Old Gallery in Chelsea

Since she first opened her doors in 1986, art dealer Julie Saul has not only kept her finger on the pulse of the New York art scene but has also …

Photographers

Yvonne Cornell: Aesthetics in Food Photography

<i>All images by Yvonne Cornell. Used with permission.</i><p>“I’m an explorer in search of old things, slow living and good food,” says photographer Yvonne …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You a Better Business Leader | Inc.com

Good leadership doesn't come attached to a certain personality type, and it's not something you can learn exclusively from a book. But by cultivating certain habits, anyone can be an effective leader in the workplace--provided they have the determination and patience to do so. When honed over time, …

Leadership

What Jessica Alba and Her Business Partner Have Learned From Running the Honest Company | Inc.com

Four years into running nontoxic-household-product seller the Honest Company, actress and company co-founder Jessica Alba says a key lesson she's learned is that entrepreneurs should trust their gut.<p>"Don't let anyone discourage you and see your idea through to the finish line -- and try to stay as …

Jessica Alba

How Often Should You Update or Rebuild Your Website?

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When it comes to updating your business website in a timely manner, the one rule is this: There are no rules. That’s according to Christian Riggs, president of Riggs Creative Group, a user-experience design and website …

Web Design

Tricks to Staying Calm Under Pressure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you’ve made a serious mistake. Perhaps it was a typo that threw off a financial forecast, or maybe you forgot to reserve a venue for an important meeting that’s scheduled …

Self-help

3 Tips to Hiring Your Company's Gold-Standard Staff

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiring the right team can seem like attempting to figure out a Rubik's Cube wrapped in a riddle with Alexander the Great's Gordian knot tied around the whole mess. Even Fortune 100 companies, who have been around for over a century, still …

Team Building

Wake Up and Get Off the 'Someday Island'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are plenty of differences between high achievers and everyone else, but I think there is one that really solidifies the gap between the two. That one difference is that high achievers don’t live on the “Someday Island.” They are …

Motivation

10 Public Speaking Lessons From Michael Port

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to inspire action? An effective way to do that is to speak publicly. Because, when you present from a stage, you're the expert. And from that vantage point, you just might change the way people see the world.<p>I interviewed Michael …

Public Speaking