Mush Arif

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5 Steps You Need to Take to Before You Buy a Franchise

Prepare now, so you won't be in a bind later.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recent headlines touting near-record low unemployment are everywhere. At 3.8 percent as of May 2018, the country hasn't seen unemployment numbers this low since April of 2000. Prior …

Small Business

12 of the Best Online Marketing Tools

The web offers countless tools to assist in your marketing efforts. Entrepreneurs from YEC shared their favorites.<p>There is a plethora of online tools …

Marketing

The Surprising Truth About Introverts: They’re Great Leaders!

You know what it takes to succeed in business — you’ve got to command respect. Ooze leadership. Bleed charisma. Take control from the minute you walk …

Leadership

How to Avoid Each of the 6 Most Common Reasons Digital Lead Generation Systems Fail

Many entrepreneurs abandon their sales funnel before giving it sufficient resources and time to succeed.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses seeking growth are often eerily similar to serial dieters.<p>There's a process for achieving a healthy weight that …

Business Strategy

The Broken Windows Theory Of Customer Service And Customer Experience Improvement

When a company sets out to revamp its customer experience, it tends to focus right away on the extreme events, the big, rare customer service catastrophes: mass blow-ups online and so forth. But I actually tend to discourage them, as their customer experience consultant, from going there first. …

Customer Experience

This 1 Mistake Will Get Your Cover Letter Tossed By Hiring Managers | Inc.com

Do hiring managers read cover letters? If you ask most job seekers today, they think not. That's because they apply online to dozens of jobs and never hear back. I've had more than a few job seekers tell me, "If the hiring manager read my cover letter, they'd know why I'm perfect for the job. I …

Employment

What CEOs Look For: 5 Things You Must Do To Ace The Interview

Where you’re going is far more interesting to your next boss than where you’ve been.<p>Too many job candidates, though, focus on the rearview mirror, describing every detail of everything they ever did. As a CEO who has interviewed countless people, I can tell you that your next boss (whether in your …

Employment

Here's How To Handle The 3 Most Difficult Manager Conversations

I’ve yet to meet anyone who likes to have sticky conversations. They’re hard to get right, cause unintended consequences, and leave us feeling unsettled. As a manager, these conversations are part of the job – a part we’d rather avoid. Many leaders spend hours trying to prepare for a short …

Leadership

7 Most in Demand Job Skills of 2018!

In present ages, technology is taking over almost all the sectors. And recruiters these days are looking for some specific technical skills in the …

Employment

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

The Most Productive Meetings Have Fewer Than 8 People

There are many problems with the way most meetings are run. One of the most political is the invite list. Deciding who to include can be tough but too many managers default to including everyone. In an effort to not make anyone feel left out, they unknowingly decrease the quality of the meeting. …

Management

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell …

Public Speaking

5 Genius Insights to Start a Lucrative Side Hustle

Top entrepreneurs share how their first side hustles made them successful today.<p>Acorns grow into oak trees. Many successful entrepreneurs started …

These are the 4 different work styles and how to work with each

Experts have figured out that everyone falls into one of these styles. Once you understand them, you can figure out how everyone can get along.<p>Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others? It comes down to your working style, says Kim Christfort, coauthor …

Leadership

Ten Things Never, Ever To Do -- Unless You're Getting Paid

Dear Liz,<p>I read your columns, but I still struggle to take your advice.<p>I left my job in December because they cut my hours.<p>My boss’s boss reached out to me in January and asked me if I wanted him to introduce me to a guy he knows who has a company here in town.<p>I said, sure! I was flattered. I got a …

Employment

How to make money on YouTube - and how much you get paid per view

You'll have seen the stories of people making thousands – maybe even millions – from YouTube . Perhaps you subscribe to their channels, follow their …

Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

Performance evaluation systems are critical for evaluating, motivating, and rewarding employees, but companies are hard-pressed to find a system that achieves these goals and promotes fair evaluations. Inconsistencies and biases in the evaluation process can leave employees dissatisfied and …

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

Unconventional Business Ideas For Your First Venture Worth Considering

Unconventionality and lateral approaches to problems are the groovy thing in<p>Senior Correspondent<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Today's entrepreneurship has broken barriers of …

How, Even As an Introvert, I Still Learned to Close Sales

A follow-up email and a smile on your face -- even one that your prospect can't see -- can help nail that sale.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written about famous introverted entrepreneurs and about how introverts possess skills that naturally …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Critical Thinking

To Be More Popular on LinkedIn, Change This 1 Thing on Your Profile

Knowing how hiring managers search for talent can help increase views of your profile.<p>Who wouldn't want their dream employer to contact them out of the blue on LinkedIn and say, "We'd like to chat with you about working for us." That's the idea behind LinkedIn. It gives hiring managers and …

Employment

3 Part Formula To Be Seen As The True Expert You Are

As an expert, you deserve to charge premium prices for your expertise. But are you really an expert? And if so, are you <i>seen</i> as one by your client base? If not, customers will see your premium prices and wonder, “Who the %&$* do they think they are, and what gives them the right<i>?”</i> Before you can …

Customer Experience

The Sooner You Adopt These 6 Entrepreneurial Mindsets the Likelier You Are to Succeed in Business

Success is the result of diligence and steady practice.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to be a winner in business and in life. But success isn’t just something that will come your way without a little work. If you really want to get ahead, there …

Self-improvement

Jeff Bezos considers these 3 CEOs his role models

Jeff Bezos is worth $135 billion, making him the richest person on the planet — but even the world's richest founder has role models.<p>At a recent …

Jeff Bezos

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Employment

Damage Control: 11 Steps To Take If Your Company Has Been Breached

Facebook has faced public backlash after the recently exposed Cambridge Analytica scandal. Although the social networking giant didn’t know its customer data would be misused at the time of collection, many still feel Facebook should have done a better job of preventing an incident like this from …

Shattering the myth of 'Canada the Good'

Migrant labour programmes expose the colonial construction of a country seen by many as tolerant of diversity.<p>Many like to think of Canada as being "tolerant of diversity", a champion of human rights and a land of opportunity for those willing to work hard and play by the rules, which are presumed …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …