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4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

Entrepreneurship

4 Secrets To Acing A Business Pitch

Nothing ruins a Saturday morning sleep-in like the deafening drone of a leaf blower or the ear-splitting wail of a car alarm. Thankfully, <b></b>you’ve invented a clever little device that attaches to the inside of a window and reduces outside noises to a whisper. You created a prototype, and a focus group …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship 101: Your Blueprint For A Successful Startup

Many aspiring entrepreneurs I cross have it wrong. They believe building a wildly successful business will just happen with a snap of the fingers. As if out of nowhere, a good genie in the sky will appear to bless their idea and suddenly fill their bank account with billions.<p>Time to wake up.<p>After …

Entrepreneurship
Self-improvement

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Imagine that you're preparing for an important meeting. Everything seems perfect: Your hair looks great; your new suit fits well; your shoes are polished. You've done everything possible to make a great first impression.<p>But some things are beyond our control. Everyone we meet will make assumptions …

Body Language
Productivity

How to Master Your Next Meeting

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Meetings are crucial, sure. But also, they’re absurd.<p>Let’s work! … by not working. Let’s get something done! … by mostly being quiet. Let’s sit around a table and have a conversation! … and end it arbitrarily regardless of how …

Public Speaking

4 Tips for Supercharging Your Business's LinkedIn Profile

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business<i>, search engine optimization and online marketing expert consultant Ted Prodromou explains how you can use LinkedIn to quickly engage with ideal customers, partners, and employees,</i> …

Infographics

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh division of Apple.<p>Over the course of several years, and then watching him for another two …

Entrepreneurship

5 Must-Haves for a Successful Logo

<i>In their book Start Your Own Business, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer tips to help you create a logo that truly</i> …

Graphic Design

11 Awesome Productivity Tips That Will Radically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy to feel like we're losing control. Even if we've decided what really is important, we still require a few sensible suggestions to assist us in organizing our time more effectively. That is the purpose of these 11 tips for time management …

Productivity
App Store
Management
Management

7 Ways to Build Influence in the Workplace | Inc.com

Influence is power. No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success. Gaining influence on a team can help you work together more effectively. Gaining influence in a supervisory position can make you more …

Leadership
Leadership

6 Inspiring Quotes to Start 2015 Right | Inc.com

The most wonderful time of the year can simultaneously be the most stressful and depressing for some. Whether you're pulling double-duty at work, worried about the tax year coming to a close, or watching the numbers creep up on the scale, December certainly isn't all snowflakes and hot cocoa for …

Motivation

Your Game Plan to Becoming a Better Version of Yourself | Inc.com

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora:</i> <b>How can I be a better version of myself?</b><p><i>Here's an answer by Leonard Kim, the author of</i> The Etiquette of Social Media, <i>as featured on Quora.</i><p>Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying. Each day, you either become an improved version of yourself or …

Quora

5 erreurs classiques que les marques font sur les réseaux sociaux en Chine - Marketing Chine

Avec 632 millions d’internautes dans le pays et 90% d’eux présents sur au moins un réseau social, les marques ont bien compris qu’il fallait essayer …

The 5 C's That Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

What is it that separates leaders who are just getting along from those who are truly great? Great leaders have a tremendously positive impact on the companies they work for--and on the people who work for them.<p>Researchers have figured out just how important great leaders are to the organizations …

Leadership
Body Language

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

Entrepreneurship

How the Next Five Years Will Revolutionize Business

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>It’s 2015. The arrival of any new year inevitably provokes discussion on how the next 12 months will unfold, but with the pace of innovation accelerating faster than ever before, progressive entrepreneurs should be looking even …

Innovation
Startups

7 Things Successful People Always Do Before Breakfast | Inc.com

The last time I checked, there are still only 24 hours in a day. One thing really successful people do is to squeeze the most out of those 24 hours as they can. For most of us, this means setting the alarm clock a little earlier each day, and getting a lot more done before we head off to the …

Success

Investors Hate This One Word | Inc.com

For most entrepreneurs you will raise capital from a professional investor. I have successfully operated on both sides of this table having raised over $35 million across a couple different companies as well as distributed over $$25 million as a corporate, personal and venture fund investor. …

Investing

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From thousands of miles away, Silicon Valley can feel like a magic box: normal people enter and out pop billionaires. But the startup ecosystem is much like the Wizard of Oz, where, when you pull back the green curtain, there stands a man.<p>…

Startups

Entrepreneur's Most Popular Infographics of 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are visual by nature, so sometimes the best way to make a point is to show it in pictures rather than words. From habits of smart people to the meanings behind logo colors, these posts illustrate the tips and takeaways that can …

Infographics

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business