Paulo Ferreira

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How to Automate Your Business Using These 5 Simple Tools

Automating business is necessary to entrepreneurs although you are managing your business with professional staffs. One of the best marketing strategies nowadays is running a successful business through customer relationship management (CRM).<p>This could help you increase your revenues through …

The Most Important Marketing Metric You're Not Measuring

Our digital marketing expert Ryan Bonnici tells us to stop measuring your marketing performance by channel, and instead by content type.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What are the minimum non-vanity metrics every organization adopting inbound marketing</b> …

Marketing

Move Your Business Forward By Drawing a Perceptual Map

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>There’s no such thing as standing still or remaining flat. If you aren’t moving your business forward, then you are going to very quickly be falling behind.</i><p>Such is the way of life in business as we know it, whether you are …

Small Business

Make Them Trust You With These 5 Body Language Secrets

3 min read<p>Body language should help, not hurt. Even when the chat isn’t in person, how you hold yourself impacts how you connect with others and whether you present the best version of yourself. So, when the talk is important, use these strategies to show you’re strong, capable and ready for …

Public Speaking

Here Are The 6 Key Elements Of Obama's Immigration Plan

Prior to Obama's speech, the White House distributed a fact sheet with a more detailed list of the various parts of his plan. It included a slew of changes to existing programs and new initiatives, but there were six main components:<p><b>Protecting Parents of Naturalized Children:</b> One of the groups who …

A Rigid Mind Blocks Success. Try These 5 Strategies for Fearless Leadership.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rigid thinking is natural to the human psyche. This rigidity causes people to repeatedly apply the same behaviors over and over to diverse business situations. The reality is that people are the most comfortable doing what they …

Self-improvement

The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

Guest Writer<p>Senior Director of Marketing Communications at SAP<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are …

Team Building

Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

6 min read<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Marriette Simoni was an entrepreneur before she became a franchisee. Throughout her career, both she and her …

Entrepreneurship

Apple Just Passed a Massive Milestone

It took a few days, but Apple’s blow-out quarterly earnings report — driven by strong iPhone and Mac sales and bolstered by the largest stock …

Wall Street

HealthTap Prime lets you video call a Doctor whatever the hour

Unless you're rich, run a hospital or have medical professionals in the family, it's not likely that you have instant access to a doctor whenever you need. That's why HealthTap is joining the growing field of telemedicine apps that, for a monthly fee, will let you video chat with specialists as and …

Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The people you hire directly affect how successful your business becomes. As the technology industry quickly expands, businesses are on the hunt for qualified candidates who can take their company to the next level.<p>But to find …

Human Resources

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Intelligence is a work in progress. Maximize yours with these simple habits.<p>You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter. But research shows that you're wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our …

personalgrowth

20 Tips to Becoming a Peak-Performing Business Leader

9 min read<p>On any given day, Evolution Trainers, a 10,000 square foot facility in Mountain View, Calif., is sprawling with members, three-quarters of whom are local tech employees, engineers, venture capitalists and M&A lawyers routinely exercising to reverse the damages of desk life.<p>“Folks living …

Lebron James

6 Habits of Great Connectors

Entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore shares the traits that the best networkers he's met have in common.<p>The second part of the 1936 Dale Carnegie classic book, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, is called "Six Ways to Make People Like You."<p>All these years later, connecting with new people remains a …

Selling

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Apple sapphire supplier’s projected 2H14 revenues likely indicate fall iPhone launch

Apple’s new sapphire crystal component producer GT-Advanced announced its Q4 2013 earnings results yesterday, and in addition to talking about the past quarter, the company shared some details about its future and its well-publicized partnership with Apple.<p>We previously indicated, based on research …

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second in a series, "</i><i>Talk Like TED</i><i>," in which communications coach/author Carmine Gallo applies tips, techniques and insights to help entrepreneurs and business professionals sell their ideas more</i> …

Public Speaking

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has one and wishes they didn’t: the unwanted advice-giver who loves to stick his nose where it doesn’t belong and offer his unsolicited opinion. Whether he’s a successful CEO or your brother-in-law, he seems to pop up …

Entrepreneurship

How This Company Is Looking to Rebrand a Whole City

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 15th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons</i> …

Entrepreneurship

A SEAL's Perspective: 5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t hedge their bets against the odds and zig while the rest of the flock chooses to zag. But having the courage and audacity to enter into an unknown market, create a …

Leadership

Ways You're Sabotaging Your Mornings

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed or been frustrated in rush hour traffic, you know that mornings can set the tone for the rest of the day. While the morning is comprised of several hours, Hillary Rettig, a …

Time Management

Startup HR: How to Compete With Big Firms for Talent

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a startup, you may not be able to compete with large companies on brand recognition or hiring reach. My startup NerdWallet definitely can't be tossing up recruitment billboards along Silicon Valley's Highway 101. But we …

The Workplace

Be a Better Leader Today

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing stronger leadership skills is an important act for virtually everyone in business. But becoming a better leader doesn't always require attending a pricey seminar. Sometimes, simple acts can have an immediate impact, …

Leadership

5 Tricks to Remembering Anybody's Name

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's in a name? A lot, it turns out -- particularly when it comes to garnering new business contacts. When you remember somebody's name -- even after meeting them just briefly -- it sends the message that the interaction was …

Networking

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Human motivation is complex.<p>Motivating humans in the workplace seems be a question business owners continue to struggle with.<p>I've also have found two key factors that motivate consistently across all generations in the workplace:</b> …

Employee Engagement

A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are that your new app will fail. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of apps are eventually deleted from users' phones, according to Mobilewalla founder Anindya Datta. Only a handful of apps make it past the magical 1 million …

Apps

There Are Now At Least 14 Digital Currencies Worth More Than $1

Bitcoin prices on the Mt. Gox exchange have climbed back up to $800. Litecoin, which bills itself as the "silver" to Bitcoin's gold and is often accepted by retailers taking Bitcoin, surpassed $1 months ago and now stands at $24.<p>But many lesser-known currencies have broken through the $1 …

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals</i> …

Self-help