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You Need a Mentor. Here's Where to Find One for Free

Mentors have a crucial asset new business owners lack -- experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year in the United States, an average of 587,000 new small businesses are born. The bad news is only half survive five years. And by the time you get to 10 years, …

Small Business

After Getting Up at 5 am Every Day for a Month I'm Less Stressed, More Productive and Generally Happier

You get a lot more done in the morning and waste a lot less time at night fretting about how much you have to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently committed to waking up at 5:00 a.m. each day for a month. We read all of these articles about people claiming …

Time Management

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

Is Instagram the key to Branding? Let’s see.

Brand your products using the one and only social site which has crossed the bay of 700 million users terribly. You won’t believe around <b>70% of the</b> …

Marketing

22 Low-Budget Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

Don’t have many bucks to spend on your biz? No worries – there are plenty of marketing tactics you can make use of that won’t blow your small …

Marketing

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

Want to Get Good at Accomplishing Your Goals? Master These 6 Skills

Setting and achieving powerful goals requires more than one skill. Here are the six skills that great goal achievers have mastered.<p>As an executive and team coach, I help individuals and teams set goals every day.<p>And while all teams are very different and have very different goals, the ones who are …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs a WordPress Website

This is the era where everything is getting digitalized. Along with the offline presence, every business needs to be present online on WWW. If you …

Small Business

3 reasons why almost any investor can become a stock market millionaire

Aiming to have a £1m portfolio may not seem like a realistic goal for many investors. However, with the advent of the internet it may now be more …

Investing

A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you're not using Instagram Stories, you're missing out on a major marketing opportunity.<p>Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out on a …

Small Business

Give your LinkedIn profile a complete makeover in under an hour

Need to spruce up your LinkedIn profile fast? Focus on these seven areas.<p>LinkedIn can be a powerful and convenient hub for your job search. The company says that more than 20,000 companies in the U.S. use the platform to recruit, posting more than 3 million jobs every month. A good profile can …

Employment

If You Want To Get Ripped & Motivated You Need To Follow These Fitness Instagrammers

New Year’s Eve feels like a world away, and no doubt some of your healthy resolutions have fallen by the wayside.<p>If you need a jolt of inspiration to …

New Year's Eve

Six Lasting Principles That Drive Social Media Success

Whether you’re building your personal brand or business, social media is pivotal for success. But as platforms rapidly evolve, many struggle to build and maintain a loyal following. Social media mavens and members of The Oracles share the tactics they use to grab attention, nurture engagement and …

Social Media

Why Rapper-Turned-Entrepreneur T.I. Says a Hustler Needs to Be Patient

The Atlanta rap star is now into everything from TV to real estate -- and learning important lessons along the way.<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>T.I. is hiring. On July 19, the Grammy-winning rapper behind gargantuan hits like “Live Your Life” and “Whatever …

Entrepreneurship

10 ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become the preeminent platform for professionals.What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into an essential …

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business

How many times do you think the average person changes roles during a lifetime?<p>According to a study about baby boomers and their careers conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, they found that young baby boomers held an average of 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.<p>Even today, …

Entrepreneurship

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy

Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.<p>Three years ago, Lisa Linh quit her full-time job to travel the world and document it on Instagram, where she has nearly 100,000 followers; since then, she has stayed in breathtaking hotels everywhere …

Social Media

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

There Is Only 1 Rule You Must Follow to Communicate Effectively

Communication is at the core of all business, and yet, most people do it wrong.<p>It really doesn't matter what you do for a living or at what stage you are in in life, good communication is an absolute necessity to get ahead. We use many different platforms on and offline to communicate, but the one …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is, <i>by what standard</i><i>?</i> Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

How to Growth Hack the Facebook Algorithm to Reach Your Most Engaged Fans

It's not Mark Zuckerberg's fault that you're not up to date with how social media marketing is done in 2018.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook is not going away, and any marketing professional or small business owner would be foolish to stop using it in spite of …

Social Media

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

Using LinkedIn to Get Where You Want to Be

Does your experience align with your personal brand?<p><i>By Brandon Timinsky, Co-Founder of GasNinjas.</i><p>There are a million ways to make connections online, but the outbound prospecting I did on Linkedin led to multiple high-value B2B deals and the eventual acquisition of my startup. Whether you're …

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Happiness

Barbara Corcoran Shares Why Your Failures Are Your Greatest Asset

Barbara Corcoran grew up knowing about financial hardship and struggle. She and her nine brothers and sisters lived in a cramped two-bedroom apartment in Edgewater, New Jersey. Her parents slept on a black vinyl couch in the living room. “They gave birth to one child every year,” says Corcoran.<p>She …

Entrepreneurship

The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say 'Yes' to Anything

It's okay to value your time and energy -- in fact, it's important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my business at 19 years old, I was so hungry to grow it that I said yes to just about any conference, any opportunity and anyone who would meet with me. Any …

Entrepreneurship