RJ Thacker

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Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<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 the steps behind</i> …

Magic

Entitled to a Shipping Refund? Get Help Collecting It.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small business owner, you have enough on your plate getting a product ready for shipment to be too concerned about a package that arrived a few hours, or even just a few minutes, late. But it might be worth your while to pay …

Forget About Immediate Results and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are accustomed to setting goals. They tend to have goals for revenue; for number of customers, clients or users; for sales figures. But goals can be detrimental to …

Employment

6 Myths About Retirement We Need to Retire

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Ever find yourself around the watercooler discussing with co-workers how your 401(k) is performing—likely leading to the increasingly popular "I'll never be able to retire" discussion? It's becoming a bit of a modern-day lament, begging the question: Why do …

Retirement

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook.<p>"I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as much as …

Social Media

3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>It appears that 2014 will be another great year for beer consumers. With more than 2,500 breweries in operation and another 1,500 in planning, there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. While brewers continue to push the innovation envelope, here …

Craft Beer

Why Stellar Customer Service Is Key to Building Your Online Brand

If you and your employees truly believe the customer is always right, you can build one heck of a successful brand using social media.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the</i> …

Social Media

What Brands Can Learn About Storytelling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Shane Snow finished Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2010, he had no interest in getting a job in a newsroom. “I became a freelancer by choice,” says Snow, 29. Having paid his way through college doing everything …

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the eve of Christmas Eve, otherwise known as the Obamacare enrollment deadline, it seems fitting to ask why those who support and defend the free markets seem so afraid to embrace the moral foundation of their arguments.<p>It has been a …

Health Care

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The holidays are over, but you can’t rest yet. From the last week of December through the first few weeks of January, retailers like yourself have a prime opportunity to stretch the holiday sales season. Shoppers armed with gift cards and …

Customers

Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After the holidays your store is poised for a second rush, but the post-holiday shoppers have different needs. They may be self-gifting, planning for the new year, or just ticking errands off their to-do lists. Knowing in advance who they …

Boxing Day

Want to Make a Successful YouTube Video? Read This.

Successful YouTube videos can be as different as oil and water. But those aimed at a small-business audience have some similar traits that can help you communicate your message to your customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R.</i> …

Small Business

How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We have seen the Scrooge, and it is us.<p>Both UPS and FedEx are getting excoriated for the huge delays in shipping packages this year, leading some people to have fewer gifts under the tree. Indeed, the companies clearly erred in two big …

eCommerce

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>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 the steps</i> …

Self-help

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's time to free the U.S. Postal Service.<p>While people continue to fight over who is to blame for the shipping problems that saw some packages delivered too late for Christmas, the good old post office is trying to shine its own apple, …

Enterprise Tech

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

Entrepreneurship

Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Over the course of your various holiday get-togethers, it's probably safe to say you didn't turn to your second cousin and ask her how much money she makes. But perhaps it's not as sensitive a question as you might think.<p>Buffer, a social media management service based in San Francisco that prides …

Social Media

Up in Smoke: First Retail Licenses for Marijuana Distributed in Denver

Something that might really blow your mind, man: Marijuana will be sold legally in the U.S.<p>The place? Denver. The city's Department of Excise and Licenses issued more than 40 retail licenses to cannabis growers and certain shop owners. They can start legally selling pot for recreational use to …