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Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …

Lean Startups

Overcoming the Psychological Price of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Acknowledging insecurity is hard, but overcoming your own flaws is harder. Here are some tips for how to pull it off.<p>Women in business "need to be made of steelier stuff," said co-chair Nancy Hechinger in her opening remarks at the fifth annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival in New York City on …

3 Ways You Can Be the Manager No One Wants to Leave

The idea that employees who quit their jobs are more likely to be running away from their managers than they are to be bailing out on their …

Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

<i>I would love some help figuring out a tiny habit to help me unplug from my phone. It’s the first thing I reach for in the morning, when I’m stopped</i> …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Don’t let anyone suck the happiness out of you

<b>Free up your mind. Release your energy vampires.</b><p><b>I have rid my life of toxic people and I am so happy I did. ~ Tami Ball</b><p><b>One of the hardest things I</b> …

Why All Managers Must Be Leaders

Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers must be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers …

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

How to work smarter: Tips from 10 CEOs

This time of year, we all resolve to find ways to be more efficient: to lead teams better, be smarter about how we manage our time, and find wiser …

Learning How To Become A Leader

As we rise into leadership roles, it’s not always easy to walk the talk. Of course, we want to be wise sages, counseling our charges and inspiring them to greatness. But that’s easier said than done. The challenge was particularly acute for Karl Allen, co-founder and CEO of Planet Jockey, a company …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

The Year’s 10 Best Movies for Entrepreneurs

Chef (May 2014); Open Road FilmsJon Favreau (who also wrote and directed the film) stars as Carl Casper, a head chef who is fired after a video of …

Entrepreneurship

Intermittent fasting: Should you exercise on empty?

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> Food is fuel. So what would happen to your exercise regimen if you weren't eating your standard three meals (plus snacks) per day?<p>Intermittent fasting, which can involve anything from fasting for 14 hours at a time to forgoing food a couple days a week, is all about …

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

When is a startup no longer a startup?

When is a startup no longer a startup? Ask 50 entrepreneurs and they'll likely give you slightly different answers: it's when a company moves from idea to public listing, or it's when a team of two grows to four or it's when it lands its first paying customer.<p>Why is the term so difficult to pin …

The top 17 gaming gadgets you can buy right now

Say hello to Engadget's first-ever Buyer's Guide dedicated to consoles, turbocharged headsets and all things gaming. It's a wide, wide world out there, and choosing the right console and accessories is a daunting task. So whether there's a special gamer in your life, or you're looking to make a few …

How to Hack Your Calendar and Create More Time in Your Day

Instead of trying to manage the time you have, maximize it.<p>Walk down the personal improvement aisle at your local bookstore and you'll find dozens and dozens of books on the subject of time management--shelf after shelf of them.<p>The authors of those books really do mean well. They're trying to help …

4 Ways To Engage And Retain Millennial Employees

Companies across the board are struggling to retain Gen Y workers. According to a 2013 study conducted by consulting firm Millennial Branding, 30% of companies surveyed had lost 15% or more of their millennial employees in the preceding year.<p>With millennials projected to reach 50% of the global …

How To Break Up With A Bad Business Idea

Let’s face it. Sometimes, our business ideas are crap.<p>What originally looked like a fun, interesting, and attractive idea eventually turns out to be a huge drain on time and resources.<p>Every entrepreneur is going to face this. Some people call it “failure,” but I see it as a great learning …

The Simple, Often Forgotten Secret to A Profitable Business

Dave Kerpen talks with Author Mike Michalowicz about what "Profit First" means.<p>"Why don't we have enough money in the bank to go on a vacation?" my wife asked me, befuddled at how little cash we had despite a fast-growth million dollar plus business.<p>It was September 2008 and I was befuddled too. We …

5 Healthy Resolutions for Busy Entrepreneurs

Five easy steps to take to improve your health and effectiveness, and, I promise that dieting isn't one of them!<p>It's that time again. The end of a new year always presents a time to pause and to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. It is also the time that we define our resolutions for …

Wellness

In-N-Out Burger Is a Better Place to Work Than Facebook

"There is no other restaurant on the list, fast food or otherwise."Fast food restaurants are often criticized for the way they treat their employees — and justly so — but they're not all awful: California-based cult-favorite burger destination <b>In-N-Out</b> has been declared one of America's places to …

Stone Age diet was good, and then we switched

Print<p>Related<p>Mike Richards is an archeologist with a focus on nutrition, the associate dean of research and graduate studies at the University of …

Hunter Gatherers

10 Steps To A New Year, New You

Revamp your routine and update your look—stat.<p>1) GET FIT FAST<p>Stick to your resolution by signing up for in-demand trainer Adam Rosante's 21-Day Reset Challenge, which includes a food plan plus quickie workouts and a daily e-mail from the fitness guru himself ($29.97, reset21.com). After three …

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight - Pocket-lint

January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of …

Impress Your Boss In 2015 By Becoming An Intrepreneur

<i>Where am I going in this job? … This idea could be a winner… Five years of hard work and then a blockbuster IPO…</i><p>Who hasn’t heard the siren song? When trudging to the windowless break room, or answering that 6.45 p.m. urgent call from your manager, or willing yourself to stay awake during the …