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High Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Counterintuitive Strategy to Close More Deals

Mediocre salespeople tell their prospects what they want to hear. But master salespeople tell the truth.<p>Think you need to spin a story, or even worse--lie--to win more business? Think again. Top performing salespeople know that there is nothing more powerful than telling the truth to gain their …

Selling

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

9 Business Expenses You Can Reduce or Eliminate to Save Thousands

The money you don't waste is the easiest profit you can ever earn.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses are supposed to make money. So why do small business owners waste money on things they don’t need?<p>According to Business Insider, cash-flow problems …

Personal Finance

Six things they say you should probably do if you want to be a writer

1. Write. Just do it.Okay, so I’m doing it. I’m writing.It is early morning. The heat wave finally broke and it feels actually cold compared to the …

Creative Writing

4 Effective Business Models That Built Billion-Dollar Companies

From software that's free to virtual goods that cost real money, all the new models have their uses.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes more than a mere initial idea to build a successful business. To start with, you’ll need a roadmap of where you’re …

Business Strategy

5 Branding Tips If You're an Entrepreneur on a Budget

Ever hear of a brand style guide? That's the very first thing you'll need.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think of branding as you would meeting someone on a blind date. You dress to make a specific impression. You communicate in a way that makes the other …

Marketing

How to Write a Book Using an Outline

So, you’ve got a great idea for a book. You have a clear picture of the opening scenes and the climactic scene, and maybe some scenes in between, so …

Writing

How to make a successful career change after 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you want to change careers in your 50s or 60s, it’ll be useful to know what Dawn …

Employment

How To Attract Top Freelancers: Five Things You Must Do

We know with certainty that engaged employees perform better and have a more positive work experience. How people are treated is top of mind when asked to describe their favorite job, best boss or worst career mistake. In a 2016 research report, Gallup wrote: “This study confirms what Gallup has …

Employment

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

5 Expert Tips for Giving the Speech of Your Life

TEDx talk coming up? Something pivotal to your organization's survival? Crucial communications moments require giving more than just a 'speech.' Here's how to do that.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s that invitation that involves public speaking that …

Public Speaking

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

First, I Lost on 'Shark Tank.' Then, I Sold My Startup for Over $1 Billion

Failing on "Shark Tank" was a low point for Ring founder Jamie Siminoff -- but it forced him to succeed.<p><i>In late 2013, all the Sharks on</i> Shark Tank <i>declined to invest in Jamie Siminoff's Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell company, which he started in his garage in Los Angeles. This February, Amazon</i> …

sharktank

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Employment

Danica Patrick Spent Years Preparing to Retire -- by Laying the Groundwork for a New Career

How do you trade the comforts of a job you know well for the unknown of entrepreneurship? Just-retired race car driver Danica Patrick is finding out.<p>16 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>In the</b> …

Motorsport

Write Something Awful

If you want to do something and you’re afraid of doing it badly, do it as badly as you possibly can.The most insidious cause of writer’s block, and …

Creative Writing

Infographic: How to make money by writing and editing

Writing and editing remain highly marketable skills.With the internet’s insatiable appetite for content, many organizations are putting serious money …

Writing

Build Your Personal Brand And Impact Others Through Writing

What do people think of when they read your writing? What do they think of whenever they see or hear your name?I used to think Writing was a skill …

Creative Writing

16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These EarlierThroughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

Writing

We’re Writers; You And I

I often find myself laughing, about how people see themselves, or don’t see themselves.Continue reading on The Writing Cooperative »

4 Huge Expenses That Can Bankrupt Unprepared Startups

A new business is often just one lawsuit away from disaster.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a startup takes courage -- and cash. About one-third of new businesses fail within their first two years, and about 50 percent of new businesses are no longer …

5 Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs to Save for Retirement

Saving for retirement can be challenging for anyone, but especially for business owners who invest much of their own savings and earnings into their …

How to Be a Better, More Efficient Editor of Your Own Writing

We need to edit our own writing — even if we have real editors — but we don’t have to take all day on it.Ideally, behind every great writer is an …

Four Business Challenges All Entrepreneurs Face

sasint / PixabayOwning a small business (or a big business) comes with a lot of challenges. The good news about that? You’re not alone in facing …

5 Hobbies to Make You a Smarter Entrepreneur

Some rich and famous entrepreneurs have some pretty weird hobbies.Hobbies are great for relieving stress. But did you know that hobbies can also …

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

Facebook to ask everyone to accept being tracked so they can keep using it

Facebook is going to ask all of its users whether they want to be tracked as they use it.<p>The site will ask all of its users to explicitly opt in to …

How to Create a Great Logo for Your Small Business

The first step to an awesome logo is an idea.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>If you’re reading this, you probably plan to start a small business or a side hustle very soon. And you probably have a couple of questions running through your mind like: “Do I really need that logo?” or …

Check out the Best Multipurpose WordPress themes of 2018

Specialty WordPress themes serve a legitimate purpose, but you will usually do far better in most instances by investing in a premium multipurpose …

10 tips for writing and polishing a speech

You probably wouldn’t read an essay aloud and call it a “speech.”Writing a speech and producing an essay have much in common, however. One is …