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Tony Robbins has a two-step coaching process that gets results — and people pay him thousands of dollars for it

Michelle Cordeiro Grant's eyes filled with tears.<p>Her coaching session with Tony Robbins ran past its scheduled 30-minute mark as they moved from advice on marketing strategy and operations to a topic the self-assured entrepreneur was less willing to talk about: the fear that she would have to …

Work-life Balance

3 of the Best Ways to Work With Influencers When You're Short on Cash | Inc.com

Influencer marketing has been super popular with brands and marketers alike the past few years. And it's only going to keep growing in popularity this year. In fact, it's gotten so popular that even business-to-business companies are starting to use it for their marketing campaigns. But how can …

Public Relations

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

Infographics

How to Use Your LinkedIn Page as a Sales Funnel

I think LinkedIn is one of the best social media networks to be on, hands down.Sure, the big names like Facebook and Twitter are great. But LinkedIn …

Marketing

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll …

Employee Engagement

10 Powerful Gmail Extensions To Supercharge Your Productivity

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Gmail is a clear leader of email providers. If you work online, there’s a big chance you use Gmail. No matter how great the platform is, eventually, emails pile up and it’s hard to keep track of them.<p>To improve your productivity using Gmail you should …

Google

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

6 Tony Robbins Life Hacks That Will Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Walking over hot coals aside, all entrepreneurs can stand to learn something from Robbins's teachings.<p><i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>When in search for the ultimate life coach for everything from business leadership to controlling our own destiny, Tony Robbins is the undisputed …

Lifehacks

China warned to rein in growing mountain of debt or risk triggering another global financial crisis

There are renewed calls for China to rein in its extraordinary mountain of debt or risk what Australia has been worried about for years — a "hard …

Economics

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

Startups

Here’s What You Should Post on Snapchat if You’re a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Snapchat, the shiny social media platform, has consumers and marketers itching to exploit it. Don’t get me wrong: As a digital marketer, I understand …

DJ Khaled

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably screwed.<p>And if we continued at …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Social Media

Steve Jobs: don't start a business unless there's 'a wrong that you want to right'

As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money — the "tourists" as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them. Another investor recalled that after the dot-com crash …

Silicon Valley

8 Apps Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs Use To Achieve Their Goals Faster

Credit<p>Are you among the tech savvy entrepreneurs? Do you use your smart phone most of the time? What if I tell you that there are apps that can help you achieve your goals faster? You see, as an entrepreneur I understand that time is money. And just like me, so many other smart entrepreneurs who …

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

13 Habits of Phenomenally Successful Leaders | Inc.com

<i>In running or managing a business, what are the most important things you can do as a leader? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on …

Business Strategy

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

Entrepreneurship

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

Communication Skills

Google makes building apps easier with Android Studio 2.0

In 2013, Google launched an official integrated development environment (IDE) called Android Studio to make app development for its mobile platform faster and more visual. That must have worked, as the Play Store is now bulging with nearly 1.6 million apps, the most of any store. However, it's long …

6 WordPress Plugins for Marketing and SEO

There are WordPress plugins for pretty much every purpose out there, but when it comes to Marketing and SEO, you can count the good ones on the …

Marketing

Why Video Marketing is the New Darling of the Marketing World

Video marketing has been unanimously chosen as one of the rising stars in marketing corridors, thanks to social integration and investments by Internet giants. It is gaining a vital place in the marketing plans of all major companies to connect with consumers, engage with them and convert them into …

Marketing

18 Things Strong Businesses Do

Too many times CEOs and business leaders separate overarching principles of life from how they run their businesses. I don’t see it that way. The …

Leadership

The Ugly Truth About 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> …

Entrepreneurship

What type of company should you choose | Robert Half

Don’t choose your employers solely on the brand names alone. Several factors will and should affect your final decision.<p>If you are currently looking …

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employee Engagement

10 Useful Sites All Marketers Should Save to Their Favorites Bars

If you’re a marketer who often finds yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of marketing resources available online, rest assured that you’re not …

Infographics

13 Instagram Marketing Tips From the Experts

Shares 20K<p>Want to improve your Instagram marketing?<p>Are you interested in the latest tips and tools for Instagram?<p>Instagram is a fast-growing platform …

Marketing