Racheal Hickombottom

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5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This is probably an understatement, but entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there’s so much to do and so …

Time Management

5 Keys To Making Your Business Thrive on Facebook

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Facebook has been viewed as one of the most confusing platforms for businesses to navigate but it doesn’t have to be that way. Facebook pages can be a powerful tool for driving sales, generating leads, starting …

Social Media

Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the next wave of college graduates enter the workforce, many are itching to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle that involves starting a blockbuster business and raising millions in VC money no sooner than they put away their …

Employment

Synergize Marketing Efforts to Gain New Customers

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that the mobile app marketplace is highly competitive and saturated. Apple’s App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013, and customers downloaded nearly 3 billion apps in December alone.<p>It can be hard to stand out …

Marketing

Why It Is Important to Teach Girls About Entrepreneurship

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past year or so, I have spoken with countless female entrepreneurs for my articles on Entrepreneur and for my own blog, NeonNotebook. I have noticed a few random reoccurring themes.<p>First, I am not sure why but it seems …

Entrepreneurship

An Indoor Beach and 4 Other Amazing and Unusual Home-Office Designs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how big or small your company, every entrepreneur needs a home office -- a room that is just for your business separate from the rest of the house. While you could go the traditional wood paneling and wainscoting …

San Francisco

The 6 Best Ways to Build Website Traffic

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own e-Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Rich</i> …

Marketing

Know Thy Customer: 3 Tips for Success From a $285M Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, few issues are as important -- or as challenging -- as connecting with the right customers. Reaching target consumers is key to gaining traction for any business, but startup companies face a unique hurdle: …

Small Business

Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own e-Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Rich</i> …

Customer Service

Two Books with Perfect Phrases to Help You Get the Job Done

Strap yourself in, this is going to be a super-two-fer book review!<p>How many times have you been stopped cold because you just didn’t have the right …

A Great woman that poured so much wisdom into the earth will never be forgotten! RIP to the Amazing Maya Angelou! @Chanel_rocks

Before she became one of the most influential literary voices of our time, a 16-year-old #MayaAngelou had her sights set on one very specific job prospect: becoming a streetcar conductor in San Francisco. At the time, however, there had never been an African-American streetcar conductor in the city -- but that didn't stop Angelou from breaking down the racial barriers. Never be afraid to #FollowYourDreams.

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