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To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep only three hours a night.<p>You'd think, …

CEOs

How to Become a Well-connected and Respected Entrepreneur | Inc.com

When you're in a nine-to-five salaried job, you are forced into relationships. You have to deal with people whether you like it or not. You still have to build relationships, but the common work product and trust of the same company already exist making it easier to connect with other co-workers.<p>In …

Entrepreneurship

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, and it gets …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Is There More Caffeine in Espresso Than in Coffee?

On especially trying mornings, you may find yourself substituting your regular cup of coffee for a shot or two of espresso. The rich, …

iPad Essentials for Musicians

Tablet schmablet. You can have the fanciest lookin’ device on the planet, but if there are no killer apps for it, it’s just a useless hunk-o-junk. So …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Skip the Elevator Pitch, Sell With A Story Instead

How do you connect with strangers and get them to become customers? Businesses have an array of tools to interact with customers (email, phone, …

5 Free Marketing Tools Small Businesses Can't Afford To Ignore

Think that it takes lots of money to market your business effectively? Nope. There are a number of online marketing tools now available to help you attract and sell to more customers without costing you a dime.<p>Here are five of the most effective marketing tools your business should be already using:<p>…

Marketing

An Indian startup raised $30 million because millennials don’t even want to own furniture

People used to dream of growing up and acquiring a bunch of stuff. Now, it seems, dreams are different and millennials prize experience. For a globally connected generation whose only constant is change, permanence is burdensome—and that includes furniture.<p>That’s the thinking that got India’s …

Josh Allen

How to integrate Facebook Live into your Marketing strategy

Six months ago i wrote a post titled “Social Media: Algorithms, New Features, And Why You Need To Act More Like A Media Company.”<p>This was to …

Marketing

Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

7 Best Interview Questions to Help You Hire Your Company's Next Rock Star

It's not about resumes and references when you're looking for rock stars. It's about getting to what matters: drive, vision, and cultural alignment.<p>This past weekend I assisted a client in vetting candidates for a critical position. She called Friday night, and said, "Marissa, I interviewed this …

3 Brilliant Business Lessons From a Gang Member-Turned-Millionaire Entrepreneur

Ryan Blair's new book, 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star,' aims to share 'lessons from the business school of hard knocks.'<p>At the age of 39, Ryan Blair has an impressive list of accomplishments that includes becoming a multimillionaire CEO and venture capitalist, as well as a best-selling author.<p>But those …

The Ultimate Front End Development Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Complete Guide to Front-End Web Development & Design</b><p>Learn Primary Web Programming Languages & Watch Your Job Prospects & Income Soar<p>The information …

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What makes Warren Buffett one of the riches people in the world? Unlike fellow billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos, he did not create a ground-breaking high-tech product. Instead, Buffett's wealth began with a series of small, simple habits that anyone can follow and that are …

Personal Finance

7 signs it's time to quit your job to become an entrepreneur

Usually, it's because we find that simply working a job just isn't enough. We need to challenge ourselves, to test our ideas and to take control. Working for someone else just can't satisfy that kind of personal drive.<p><b>Related: 6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own …

5 Basics to Success When You're Starting an Ecommerce Business

Get the basics wrong and nothing can go right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apparently, one of the biggest benefits the Internet has brought into the world (and even our lives) today is the ease of shopping online. You can see stuff you like online today, buy it and …

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

How to Earn Money While You Sleep: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Drop-Ship Side Hustle

Wake up to new orders in your inbox every day without ever handling any inventory.<p>A few years ago, I started an e-commerce store that allowed me to earn extra income in a fairly passive manner. Getting the business off the ground required time and effort, but it didn't cost me any money.<p>And within …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

5 Foolproof Ways to Improve Your SEO

Driving traffic to your website is not as complicated as you think - but you need to have a strategy.<p>Fifteen years ago, most small business owners would never attempt an SEO strategy by themselves. It all seemed so complicated - plus there wasn't as much great information out there and not as many …

5 Signs You Should Stop Talking and Just Start Your Own Business, Already

<i>Many people talk about starting a business, but few actually do--so how do you know when you should start?</i><p>Most people have at least thought about owning their own business, even if they haven't thought very seriously about it. If everyone acted on these plans immediately, the world would be filled …

10 Success lessons from Brian Chesky – “Airbnb Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+11<p>Shares 81<p>Growing up, Brian Chesky never envisioned himself as an entrepreneur. Instead, the Airbnb co-founder came up with the …

6 Friendly Phrases You Can Use to Delight Customers

Provide more consistent customer service by adding these phrases to your playbook.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Repeatable phrases are helpful for bringing consistency to customer conversations.<p>They enhance your personal replies, and make providing great customer service easier, because …

The 38 Books by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs that Will Transform Your Business and Career

Over the course of history there have been hundreds of thousands, if not millions of wildly successful entrepreneurs. The stories of these enormous …

Entrepreneurship

11 simple yet effective improvements to your social media content

As marketers, writers and crafters, we spend hours on bringing our content ideas to life and after all that effort, want our content to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy to grab people’s eyes and win their hearts is a challenge, though. And often, when our content isn’t breaking through …

How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us get the urge to become an entrepreneur at one point or another. We may be called to create something from scratch, or lead a team of people or just earn money without having to answer to a boss. Whatever the motivation, the …