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How to Launch a Successful Startup in Less Than 2 Weeks

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

The 3 Management Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>Entrepreneurs have a lot to manage, and how they manage can mean the difference between success and failure.</i><p>Time. Products. Cash. Employees. When it comes down to it, successful entrepreneurship is all about management, and if you can't coordinate resources or people effectively, you aren't going …

10 Killer Email Marketing Trends to Watch in 2016

Almost a whole new year lies ahead and it is the ideal time to take a fresh look at your business goals and how you are going to take sound steps to …

What Too Many Startup Founders Get Wrong About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Canada's non-energy provinces aren't pulling their weight

Despite the significant boost from interest rate cuts and a low dollar, non-energy provinces have failed to lift Canada’s economy<p>One day—and economic …

Three simple rules for succeeding in business

There's just one framed quote posted on my office wall: "Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us the chance to show how badly we really want something."<p>The quote comes from a book, <i>The Last Lecture</i>, by Randy Pausch. Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University when …

Proven Time Management Strategies From Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs

College students have enough to juggle with classes. Running a business simultaneously though presents a whole new set of challenges.<p><i>Successful entrepreneurs know good time management separates mediocre CEOs from amazing ones - and strategies that work for some don't always work well for others. We</i> …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Why I Don’t Regret Quitting My Job to Run a Startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Build Your Online Reputation and Gain More Followers

If you were to go online shopping, you would prefer to buy from an e-commerce site with a meritable online reputation, right?<p>The power of social …

5 Proven Ways Remarketing Will Make Your Business Ridiculously Successful

Updating your brand strategy can accelerate growth and make 2016 a breakout year for your business. Here are a few ways technology can help you with remarketing your brand.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know</i> …

Is Fine Dining On The Way Out?

This week the New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells hacked two stars off a four-star restaurant.<p>Per Se, one of renowned Chef Thomas Keller’s well regarded collection of fine food spots, has long been his celebrated outpost in Manhattan. It was conceived as part of the real estate behemoth …

3 Hiring Hacks for Young Startups

It was 2013, I was wearing a nice suit, and I was being pseudo-interviewed in a New York apartment – by the parents of a candidate I wanted to hire. …

Networking... It Just Works

I know its not just me.<p>It seems like my circle has gotten smaller, and I have less time to "play" with my friends. I've realized that our childhood playgrounds have been replaced with business events. Although some are more formal than others, it doesn't matter what type of event you attend, …

10 LinkedIn Inbound Marketing Tips to Grow Your Social Reach

When it comes to reaching potential customers through social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter are probably the first channels that come to …

Life at $20 a barrel: What the oil crash means for Canada

As the price of crude plunges, and drags the loonie with it, the pain stretches far beyond the Alberta oil patch. What’s next for Canada’s economy?<p>In …

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 …

A letter by a billionaire entrepreneur to his 10 year-old self

Richard Branson, businessman, investor, and founder of Virgin Group, has penned a letter to his 10 year-old self.<p>He says that Andrew Johnston from …

9 Factors to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job for Your Business

You have an idea you're itching to get off the ground. Mom and Dad tell you to keep your job. It is the responsible thing to do, after all. It also provides a certain level of security you wouldn't have otherwise, especially considering many new businesses don't turn a profit for months, if not …

3 Trends That Will Shape Entrepreneurship in 2016

<i>Shradha Agarwal is an entrepreneur, operator and investor who builds alignment of profit and purpose. Her company, ContextMedia, delivers health information to 20M patients each month when and where it improves patient outcomes - at healthcare provider locations nationwide. Most recently,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Finally Launch Your Dream Business in 2016

If your goal this year is to finally launch that new venture you've been putting off for years, here's some advice.<p><i>The following is part of a series from Trello, which partnered with business and lifestyle experts to bring inspirational advice to successfully stay on track with your New Year's</i> …

The One Regret Everyone Has After Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 LinkedIn Mistakes That You Can Fix in 5 Minutes!

Are you ready to enhance your digital footprint as a professional?<p>LinkedIn is the best tool for individuals who want to maximize their career impact.<p>Since LinkedIn is the #1 business social networking tool, it's important that you put the energy and effort into spending your time wisely on LinkedIn.<p>…

11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon

If you've dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur--or in the meantime having a better job--here's why you should make that move.<p>Some people quit a job to earn more money elsewhere. Some quit their jobsfor a better opportunity.<p>And some quit a job to start their own business, which to me is the best …

9 Successful People Share Their Smartest Money Tips

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.<p>“Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves,” …

Mobile App Developers are Suffering

“It’s just too saturated. The barriers to adoption and therefore monetization are too high. It’s easier on the web.”<p>Said my friend as he described …

Liberal win seen as a victory for Canada’s economic stability

Canada is headed for an economic course change under the Liberals, who ran on a promise of running deficits to kick-start growth and shifting more of the tax burden to the wealthy.<p>The election of a more interventionist government in Ottawa, coupled with the rejection of the Conservatives' mix of …

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Investors

For even the most bootstrapped of startups – financed only on credit card debt, ambition, and determination – there ultimately comes a time when in …

How to Build Your Brand the Right Way

This business expert says using social media to promote yourself is no way to grow a business. Find out what he suggests instead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run</i> …

LinkedIn Isn't Doing Anything For Me - What Am I Missing?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m trying to get the hang of the new-millennium career advice you share, but I admit I’m behind the curve.<p>I started a LinkedIn page, but I’m lost. I’m not sure what to include on it, and so far my LinkedIn account hasn’t done anything for me.<p>Am I supposed to be doing something …

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