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10 Simple Steps to Build a $10 Million Business | Inc.com

Building a business is no easy feat. As a two-time entrepreneur, I've experienced the ups and downs of building a company and culture. Aside from my children, however, there is nothing I'm prouder of than the two great companies we've built: Likeable Media and Likeable Local.<p>While the wildly …

4 Winning Beliefs to Help Drive You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all hit low points in our lives that challenge our purpose, test our resolve for how long we’re willing to endure and question the strength of our relationships with every painstaking move. Hard times often call for deeper …

23 Surprising Facts About Being an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it does open up the amazing opportunity to run with your ideas and see if they will actually work. It is a way to bring your passion to life as you help make people's lives better. It is your avenue to severing the ties of a 9-to-5 …

Entrepreneurship

10 mistakes every entrepreneur needs to stop making

If nothing else, please try to make new mistakes.<p>Entrepreneurs love to take an enormous potential market (such as the Internet-security market), calculate that even a 1% market share will be huge and easy to attain, and then imagine the revenues they'll achieve.<p><i>Fix: Calculate from the bottom up. Do</i> …

39 Habits of Extremely Happy People | Inc.com

Plain and simple, happy people are more successful people. They also feel less stress, are more fun to be around, are more optimistic, and enjoy their lives more than people who are unhappy. Unfortunately, according to a Harris Poll, only 33 percent of people in the U.S. report that they are very …

You Think Your Startup Is Worth How Much?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most challenging thing most startups and first-time entrepreneurs encounter is raising money. Raising money is hard enough -- it’s even harder when you’re pitching angel investors and venture capitalists, who get asked for money for a …

The Frightening Truth About What It's Like To Be An Entrepreneur

The worst day in my life as an entrepreneur was... every single day. You sucked the soul out of me.<p>Like the day I had to fire my sister. Bad.<p>Or the day that my second biggest client, who owed me a ton of money, simply said he wasn't going to pay. He represented a $10 billion company. None of his …

How To Make Everyday A Sales Day | Inc.com

The key to sales is consistency. Like almost everything else in life, not being able to stay the course is one of the main reasons we don't hit our goals. This is seen in fitness, education, and business. We start off motivated for the first few days, and then we gradually lose the energy we once …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …

10 Tips for Year-End Strategic Planning | Inc.com

Strategic planning is essentially making the tough decisions on where to invest your business's resources (money...staff time... staff focus... customer attention...etc.) and where you WON'T invest your business's resources. Here are ten tips to do it better.<p><b>What is your single biggest "limiting</b> …

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

That's how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute I was focused on the most important thing on my to do list; the next I was on a news site or on social media with dozens of tabs open in my browser. Once I started noticing myself on Facebook while I was driving, I knew something …

Time Management

Why Your Email Sign-Off Is More Important Than You Think

'Best regards,' 'Thank you,' 'Talk soon.' You'd be surprised how much you can say in a couple of words.<p>About a year ago, I read a very interesting article by Matthew Malady, about his hatred for (and subsequent revolt against) email sign-offs.<p>Malady argued that these "ridiculous variations" are …

Public Speaking

25 Quotes To Inspire You To Become A Rebellious Entrepreneur

Inspiration and encouragement go a long way for entrepreneurs. Check out these 25 quotes that will inspire any entrepreneur to continue down their …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough …

9 Killer Tips for Building and Selling Your Business | Inc.com

Many Cinderella stories are about entrepreneurs reaching levels of success that even they themselves didn't think possible. These are brave souls who built fascinating products, learned priceless lessons, and eventually sold their businesses in an inspiring way. Some took decades to reach their …

Business Strategy

How to Become the Zappos of Your Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many business leaders dissect the ascendency of Zappos when studying the power of corporate culture -- and for good reason. The online retailer grew into a multibillion-dollar company based on the reputation and power of its unique …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits in Common

Maybe being an entrepreneur is in your DNA but, even if it's not, it's in your power to succeed at it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This Entrepreneur.com "best read'' was originally posted Oct. 28, 2014</i><p>Were you born to be an entrepreneur? Being successful requires a …

New Wealth Mindset for the Conscious Entrepreneur

In last week's article, "Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?," we explored the connection between higher consciousness and higher profits. I proposed that it is not only possible to run a profitable business in a higher consciousness manner, it is THE WAY to a long-term, sustainable, …

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share | Inc.com

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 motivational quotes broken down into categories to inspire you and your …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must think successful, inspiring, and motivating thoughts.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you in building your business, leading your …

Motivation

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I'm not talking more customers, nor more …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

The One Mistake That's Killing Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Alex Banayan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>In business school we’re shown case studies about Apple, Starbucks, and those other big guys – but the idea that their marketing methods are "best" is the …

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You) | Inc.com

We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting people to like you are obvious--be nice, be considerate, be a decent human being. Those things are all true. However, there are also many smaller, more …

Self-improvement

The Biggest Dating Problem Entrepreneurs Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being single isn't fun when you don’t want to be. But, for many entrepreneurs, it is a fact of life.<p>Entrepreneurs aren't your typical person. We eat, breathe and sleep our businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in a …

36 Rules Every Entrepreneur Must Know

<b>1. It's all a lie.</b><p>The idea that you have to be or do or have anything in particular in order to create your success is nothing but BS. <i>YOU get to decide what's important</i>. Yes you are also the one who has to screw up when you choose something that doesn't work out but better to do so on your terms …

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …