Michael Aquilina

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6 Free Online Tools to Help Your Business Grow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are a new startup or an established business, you are undoubtedly harnessing the power of the Internet to operate, manage and market your business. By simplifying and streamlining certain aspects, it allows you to focus more …

Germany sees rise in right-wing violence

The German government says political violence reached a new high in 2015 as the country saw a massive influx of migrants. German ministers have …

12 Mistakes I Made My First Year as an Entrepreneur

Share46<p>Tweet<p>Share132<p>+18<p>Shares 186<p><i>This is an Influencer video by Patrick Bet-David, founder of PHP Agency startups.</i><p>Today I want to talk to you about …

The Only 8 Rules of Investing You Need to Know

Investing may seem complicated. But it really isn't once you realize that most of what you need to know can fit on a fairly small list.No matter what …

J.J. Watt joins elite list of NFL players with personal logos

Three-time NFL defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt unveiled a new logo on Sunday.<p>The logo, which will be used for Watt's Reebok campaign, looks …

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

I Quit My Job When Apple and Google Helped Me Start an Online Business

Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland.<p>I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.<p>My job involved working …

These 5 Startups Used Snapchat To Boost Their Brand (And So Can You)

These brands jumped on Snapchat early and have reaped the benefits. They spill their secrets here.<p>When Snapchat burst onto the scene in 2011, it became a sensation among teenagers who loved the idea of sending messages that disappear. In a social media landscape dominated by platforms like Facebook …

Social Media

How Entrepreneurs Think

How often do you think about the way you think?<p>I remember how busy my thought process was in the earliest days of starting WordStream. At the time, I was bootstrapping my start-up with consulting fees while building the software side of the business. Everything seems urgent, all the time, when …

PHOTOS: MLB team logos redesigned as WWE superstars

Major League Baseball and World Wrestling Entertainment couldn't be further apart on the sports spectrum.<p>Toronto graphic designer Leo Rodriquez has …

5 Powerful Ways to Increase Brand Awareness (Educate First, Sell Later)

B2B marketers say increasing brand awareness is the top challenge they face, according to a report from B2B International.The report was based on …

Facebook and Snapchat are trading blows in a fight for messaging domination and the money that comes with it

In the last month, Facebook bought Masquerade, an app that looks identical to Snapchat's most famous filter feature.<p>Snapchat retaliated by buying Bitstrips, the maker of the popular Bitmojis that went viral and became a business in 2013 thanks to it being a hit on Facebook.<p>This week, Snapchat …

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Employment

A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement

The approach of retirement should be an exciting time for 50- and 60-somethings. But when the issue is your finances — and whether you've saved enough to last the rest of your life — excitement can quickly be overridden by anxiety.<p>One of the first decisions retirees must make is how much of their …

The One Skill Too Many CEOs Lack

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Why Donald Trump's Tax Returns May Prove He's Not That Rich

On two occasions, this writer has spent weeks striving to demystify the Vatican’s finances. Now I’m attempting to solve the riddle of Donald Trump’s …

About Half of America Has More Debt Than Savings: Survey

Business News<p>Barely half of Americans have bigger emergency funds than outstanding credit card balances, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com. The 52 percent of people who have more savings than debt is the exact same percentage as five years earlier, even though most measures of the …

Credit Card Debt

Here's How China Is Trying To Dodge Its Own Great Recession

The multi-trillion dollar question, literally, for investors these days is, “How poorly is the Chinese economy performing?”<p>The globe’s second largest …

31 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money

Just do it.<p>You’re probably tired of hearing people — whether it be your parents, friends or personal finance experts — tell you that you need to …