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The 'Shark Tank' Judges Are Asking These Questions, and So Should You | Inc.com

<i>Shark Tank</i> can be a tough show to watch if you're an entrepreneur. I often find it difficult to enjoy, since I empathize so much with the people coming on the show to pitch their businesses. I get nervous for these contestants because, like most entrepreneurs, I've been in similar …

Business Strategy

How One Business Owner Gave Up Email for a Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite being a tool designed to make work easier, more and more evidence seems to show that email stands in the way of our productivity. The constant need to check email interferes with our work flow. Studies have even shown email is bad …

Time Management

8 Female Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2015 | Inc.com

In recent years, there has been a massive change in the tides for female entrepreneurs. According to a recent study by American Express Open, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 68% since 1997--1.5 times the national average.<p>With that amazing growth comes new ideas, increased job …

Startups
Hung Up

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Blogging For Startups: 7 Tips To Jump Start Your Startup Venture

<i>This article has been contributed by Gary Dek.</i>Startups, perhaps more than other types of companies, require great web design and a strong marketing …

Marketing

The Two Types Of Entrepreneurs And Why You Should Be Both

Are you a rational or romantic entrepreneur? The ideal may be a mix of both.<p>Entrepreneurs are motivated by a variety of factors. Some are driven by money, others by fulfillment. Some are simply addicted to the excitement, while fame motivates others. Many simply can’t imagine working for someone …

Entrepreneurship

Set Goals for This Year With These 3 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's easy to let go of the past and move on with the present. Surely, you're already thinking about how much bigger and better this year is going to be. But, before too much time passes, there is one activity every entrepreneur must do at …

Goal Setting

Get Started Building Your Brand on Twitter

Answer these four questions about your company in order to determine just how you want to brand yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information</i> …

Marketing

Want to Make a Successful YouTube Video? Read This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Entrepreneur Magazine's Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business<i>, marketing and public relations consultant Jason Rich show you how to master the secrets of successful "YouTubers" and put your brand, product or service in front</i> …

Small Business

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is often a crucial first step to getting your start-up off the ground. But a plan riddled with errors? It can sink you.

Small Business

6 Ways to Create A Positive Brand Perception

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernhard Shaw<p>We hear this all the time – perception is reality. Do you …

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Never Take No For An Answer Again

When her company was in startup mode, Catherine Tabor was a young, female entrepreneur who faced being shut down over and over again. How did she respond? With confidence in her vision and never taking no for an answer.<p>When I created my company, Sparkfly, I was in my mid-twenties, and I had no idea …

Entrepreneurship

5 Crucial Lessons for Building Your Business | Inc.com

<i>Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, knows from risk--personal, professional, and financial.</i><p><i>In 2008, just as the financial crisis hit, von Tobel decided to drop out of Harvard Business School and start her own company. Now, after years of running a business that</i> …

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> …

Entrepreneurship
Small Business

35 Books That Will Teach You A Damn Thing About Your Food

Spoiler Alert: No cookbooks.

Books

5 Quick and Easy Meditations That Anyone Can Do

Don't have time to sit in the lotus position for 45 minutes? Don't throw your spiritual journey out the window just because you can't keep up with the Dalai Lama's dedication to mental stillness.<p>Our brains multitask all day. During meditation, we switch our intention by focusing on one particular …

Meditation

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …

Forget Willpower: A Smarter Strategy to Resist Temptation

According to some very smart people, willpower is the key to success. Inevitably they cite Walter Mischel's famous marshmallow study from the 1960s. In the study, young children were given a choice -- they could either eat one marshmallow now or wait 15 minutes and get two marshmallows. Some …

Self Control

15 Minute Workout: Build a Hotter Bod in 3... 2... 1!

Exercise 1 Thruster<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand just above your shoulders, palms facing in, then sit your hips back and bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Push through your heels to stand, pressing the weights overhead <b>(B)</b>. Return to start; that's one rep.<p>Exercise 2 …

Workouts

I Used to Be a Liar

Seriously, <i>I lied all the time.</i><p>I lied every day about what I really desired, regardless of how big or small. I lied about who I was to my friends and family. I lied to my bosses and clients. I lied with every breath, word, and action, <i>and especially with every smile plastered to my face</i>. I lied every …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …