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Seven steps to becoming a badass entrepreneur in 2015

<i>You are reading an article from The class of 2015, to read more about this you can visit the series homepage.</i><p><b>1. Get real about your habits.</b> What do …

Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

I had the privilege of talking with <b>Ona Brown</b>, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN) consulting firm. We discussed the steps required to …

My perfect job is motivational speaker. What is your perfect job?

×NOTE: Would you prefer to see content in your language (ENGLISH)? Click here<p>What is your perfect job?<p>Are you happy with your job? Or should you …

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With lower startup costs and a broader reach, a growing number of entrepreneurs are turning to online retail instead of traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. According to data compiled by Ubot Studio, a marketing automation software …

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

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 I Became A Digital Native: Six Tips From A Top Digital Entrepreneur

Digital entrepreneur <b>Shaa Wasmund</b> is founder and CEO of Smarta, a site that supports entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses. Smarta was launched in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s leading resources for small businesses, offering help with everything from the first stages of start-up to …

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake knows a thing or two about taking risks -- and finding success. She's had a hand in some of the most innovative internet ventures of the last decade. She co-founded pioneering image-sharing service Flickr (under Yahoo's umbrella since 2005) and recommendation and mapping platform …

50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business isn't for the faint of heart. It's stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can also be a fulfilling experience professionally and personally.<p>Here are …

Why You're Not Moving Forward In Your Job Search, And Why You Won't

Every week, I receive scores of emails from job hunters all over the world who find me online and reach out to ask for help. Their situations vary in detail, but the gist of many messages I receive is this:<p><i>“Kathy, I’ve been looking for a new job for X months, and I just can’t land one. I’ve been</i> …

1 Interview Question That Reveals a Superstar Job Candidate | Inc.com

We all have our favorite interview questions. (And every interviewee has questions, like the five great questions job candidates ask.)<p>Yet we all wish we had better questions to ask, especially when hiring the perfect person is so critical. But is there one perfect question that can identify a true …

Employment

The Evolution Of The Employee

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as …

If You Hear This On A Job Interview, Run!

It is critically important for job-seekers to remember that when you go on a job interview, you’re checking them out as much as they are evaluating you. Simply put, there are jobs you don’t want to get. They’ll hurt your resume and trash your self-esteem, and no paycheck is worth that. Sad to say, …

Employment

12 Things You Must Never Reveal About Yourself At Work

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Farm Animals

Tactical Veteran: Get a response from employers

As I mentioned in my last column, if you're firing off résumés but aren't getting very good response, you may need to go back to the drawing board to …

Stories

There are a lot of stories out there waiting for you to live them. Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Do you have one? Share your story …

How to get past the robots that are reading your résumé

Ever wonder who sees your résumé after you click the 'submit application' button? Did you consider that it may not be landing in front of human eyes?<p>Many organizations now use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), a software application that helps employers with the time-consuming and expensive process …

6 tips for trimming your lengthy résumé

So, how do you actually accomplish that without using an eight-point font? (And, no, no one wants that either.) Here are a few tips to get you started.<p>1. Trim Your Margins<p>Someone somewhere decided that default page margins should be one inch all around. I have no idea where this notion comes from, …

17 things you should never put on your résumé

They don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, so they spend approximately six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.<p>You may be <i>perfect</i> for the job, but if your résumé has just one typo, if it's formatted poorly, or you use the wrong font, it could easily end up in the …

8 Quick Ways to Boost Your Social Marketing Strategy

Remember a few years ago when critics labeled social media as a fad? Well, it turns out that they were so incredibly wrong. Today, social media …

The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”<p><b>Today, I offer another profile</b> …

How to Get Connected on LinkedIn

Friday, March 06, 2015 How to, Linkedin<p>Get Connected And Stay Connected<p>searchenginejournal.com<p>LinkedIn is slowly but surely building a reputation as …

Are You Looking At Your Co-workers’ LinkedIn Profiles?

Are you on LinkedIn? If so, you might have used the professional network to search for a co-worker, according to new data from the company. Almost …

30 LinkedIn Sales Triggers

The key to social selling success is fishing where the fish are. You might be fishing where the fish are, but you do know what to do when you get a …

Selling

Boomers won’t budge: U.S. jobs market experiencing massive congestion

Many older workers are holding on to their jobs instead of retiring — and that’s causing a logjam in the labor market.<p>After reaching a historic peak …

Why smart companies will start giving data back to their users

If you’ve been to a marketing conference in the last few years, you’ve probably heard how data has become the new oil of the digital economy. Many companies are accumulating their stockpiles of this new digital fuel via loyalty programs, web analytics tools, and CRM systems.<p>But all of the data …

Customer Service

More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

For decades, economists have tracked the "misery index," a simple formula that adds the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. The result equals how miserable — or not — you feel.<p>On Friday, the Labor Department released February's jobs report, and the good numbers will further drive down the …

Economics

These six forces will disrupt the telecommunications industry by 2020

In preparing for this forecast for the next five years in telecommunications, I reviewed literally hundreds of predictions made by other industry observers. Many of these predictions were deeply technical; one needed an engineering PhD and an acronym encyclopedia in order to follow the conversation.<p>…

Telecoms

Cities with the highest unemployment

Approximately 8.7 million U.S. jobs were lost during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009. While all those jobs have been recovered, the nation's unemployment rate remains above the level at the onset of the Recession and the recovery has not been consistent across the nation.<p>24/7 Wall St. …

Demographics

Hello, World! Flipboard Launches on the Web

We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our <i>Web</i> launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier on our quest to build the world’s best personal magazine.<p>By developing for mobile first (Flipboard was originally built for the iPad in 2010), we saw …

Apps