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If You Think You're Too Broke to Start a Business, Think Again

Get someone to pay you for something, and you have a business. Repeat that process and make it scalable with sales and marketing and you have a successful business.<p><i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

Six Essentials to Build an Unbeatable Real Estate Brand

<i>www.kleiers.com</i><p>Successful realtors understand the power of personal branding. Whether you're a real estate broker, agent, Fortune 500 CEO or boutique agency owner, it's more important than ever to present a compelling and consistent message that resonates with your target audience. Effectively …

4 Of The Best Marketing Moves You Will Ever Make

by Randy Zimnoch<p><b>Marketing</b> is the backbone of any business. You can have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it your business …

44 Apps To Make You Much More Productive

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

The Surprising Reason You Need to Become an Entrepreneur

Owning your own business is like getting on a rocket ship--the ride can be a nail biter, but it's the best view of the stars.<p>Sheryl Sandberg is credited with saying "If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on."<p>My seat on the rocket ship<p>Anyone who mustered the …

5 Great Online Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook<p>I starved my entrepreneurial hunger …

Six (Hard) Lessons We Learned Launching Our Own Venture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When we founded Lotus Communications, we had a combined four decades worth of work experience between us- so we knew our industry inside out, and we …

Real Estate Research and the Internet

I write a lot for investors, but this information is of value to consumers as well. Where can you find the best real estate information for your specific needs? Sure, we're all familiar with the big sites like Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Realtor.com and others. The one thing we have no shortage of is …

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5 Free Amazon Real Estate Investing Downloads

<b>Real Estate training books do not have to be expensive; in fact all of REIClub’s Real Estate Investing Books are located on Amazon and are FREE.</b><p>Have …

5 Questions to Turn Your Job Interview Into a Job Conversation

Get candidates to drop their interview facade with these revealing conversation starters--you'll be surprised by the results.<p>Several years ago, I was recruiting a candidate from a well-known software company. He was strongly recommended by a contact of mine, and I was excited to hear details about …

Why Richard Branson Thinks Unlimited Vacation Time Is Awesome--and You Should Too

Unlimited vacation time for your employees may not be a bad idea. Here's why you should consider it.<p>Richard Branson recently announced that the approximate 170 employees on his personal staff at Virgin may take as much time off as they like.<p>That's right, unlimited vacation time with no one keeping …

4 Ways to Get Millennials to Buy Your Product

The Millennial market can be a tough nut to crack. Here's how to effectively engage Generation Y.<p>How do you get a Millennial to buy your product? One company decided that it was by telling them off.<p>Since 1946, <b>Klipsch</b> has developed a reputation for producing really loud speakers and headphones. …

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Quote of the Week: Look Failure In The Eye And Keep Going

Every Monday, tune in to <i>Fast Company</i> Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.<p>Drawing inspiration from an unusual source, Cindy Gallop channels Lady Macbeth. “We fail,” Gallop quotes the Shakespearean line. “But screw your courage to the sticking post, and we’ll not fail.” As founder …

Yes, You Need A Mentor, But A Sponsor Will Really Boost Your Career

Have a mentor? Great. Now it’s time to find a sponsor. You’ll have to work harder for their endorsement, but the trade-off is worth it.<p>You’re aware of mentors guiding and inspiring your career, but how about sponsors? If you really want to get ahead, then you’ll need more than words of wisdom to …

Magic and the CEO -- Applying Lessons Learned From the Stage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Upon seeing a magic trick for the first time, a child is filled with awe, wonder and excitement and left thinking about greater possibilities. That's because a magician knows exactly how to draw people in and engage and encourage them to …

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women’s Media

S.H.E. Globl Media founder Claudia Chan working to change the conversation from celebrity gossip to women’s empowerment.<p>Claudia Chan wants to be the Richard Branson of women’s empowerment–by championing social entrepreneurship to solve global problems. “I believe it needs to be its own industry,” …

The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage, but an absolute necessity. The structured 9-to-5 life is a thing of the past, and new digital capabilities have dramatically changed what we are expected to accomplish on any …

You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a recent convert to the lean startup movement. But after four years of operating a small startup incubator at a private liberal arts college I've learned a lot about creating business models that work and who might become a successful …

8 Classes You Need to Take to Become an Entrepreneur

It's often debated whether entrepreneurs need a college education, but there are a handful of courses that will almost certainly help you run your business better.<p>With the rising costs of college tuition, and the fact that you don't have to have a degree to be an entrepreneur, do you really need to …

5 Reasons Why Social-Media Marketing Is Overrated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve seen it, right? You log onto Facebook to see what your friends are up to and the sponsored posts promising to teach you how your business can make seven-figures through social media marketing. You see the ads and you wonder if …

Before You Start Up, Do These 3 Things

Before you take the plunge and start your company, remember some of the aspects of your current job will help you succeed in your new venture. Keep these things in mind as you move to make your exit.<p><b>1. Develop your skills.</b> Before you leave, take as much time to learn from your colleagues as …

11 Habits of Remarkably Successful People

Successful people don't get that way by accident. They engage in a set of simple but powerful habits that ensure their success every day.<p>To live a life filled with success is to live a life of bliss. Each day blends seamlessly into the next and each breath you take is energized with the next …

New Gen Y Leaders Can Carry the X Factor for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The backlash for first-time business leaders, namely those from Gen Y who were born between roughly 1982 and 1994, is at the watercooler, at the company happy hour and even in the carpool home.<p>Often referred to as the “Me Generation,” …

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even with a cool 18 months on the books the designation as business owner, much less founder, still feels as ill fitting as a speedo. Just as ill fitting? The idea that insights I’ve gleaned so far might help someone else who has just …

Scared Someone Will Laugh at Your Ideas?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of</i> <i>Arkenea Technologies</i> <i>and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter</i> <i>@rahulvarshneya</i><i>.</i><p>Ever noticed that whenever Facebook implements a new design change on their website, just how many people crib and rant about the change?<p>Most people are habituated …

5 Great Call-to-Action Film Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great films tell stories and inspire us to become better people. There’s nothing more powerful than an inspiring movie that leaves you wanting to be your best and try a little harder tomorrow. While there are some truly motivating quotes …

Shocking no one, frothy food startups hit a five year funding high

There may be skeptics out who think food startups are just restaurants with investment funding. Chipotle meets Kleiner Perkins. Unoriginal and doomed …

Become More Productive Without Actually Doing More Work

It may seem counterintuitive, but research suggests taking time to recharge, be of service, helps make you more productive.<p>In an effort to out-do colleagues and stay at the top of their game, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals work crazy hours, remain plugged in and forego …

The Difference Between What You “Should” Do And What You “Must” Do

If you aren’t doing what you love, it’s time to examine your ideas about calling, career, and how to chase both toward success.<p>This is a story about two roads: Should and Must.<p>It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should far too long–months, years, maybe a lifetime, and feels like it’s about time …