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This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters

Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction.<p>As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your …

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

What Is Online Marketing? The Definitive Guide To Internet Visibility

Today, with nearly half the world’s population wired to the internet, the ever-increasing connectivity has created global shifts in strategic thinking and positioning, disrupting industry after industry, sector after sector. Seemingly, with each passing day, some new technological tool emerges that …

Marketing

How Brands Are Finally Cashing In on Social With Shoppable Instagram Stories and Snapchat Ads

For years, social platforms have been dogged with reports that posts don’t lead to sales, leaving some retailers to question if big investments in …

4 Things Your Website Needs Convert Visitors Into Customers

Your site is the basis of all your marketing initiatives, but did you know it can also be your highest performing lead generation tool?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine this: your brand is firmly planted at the number one position on search engine result pages, …

Marketing

3 Social Media Tools Entrepreneurs Should Be Using Every Day

Social media is evolving at an incredible rate. The most important thing you can do is to equip yourself with the best tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One hundred years from now, when historians are asked what they labeled as the biggest breakthrough in human …

Infographics

How to Use Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in America right now, affecting 40 million adults 18 and older, or 18% of the …

What the Best Mentors Do

Mentorship comes in many flavors. It doesn’t always work unless leaders bear in mind a few common principles.<p>Over the past three years, as part of my forthcoming book, I’ve been researching how leaders can better judge and develop their talent in light of a changing, more purpose-driven, more …

Leadership

3 Ways to Grow Your Business With Free Social Media Analytics

Social media is about the long game and does require thoughtful planning, but there's no need to break the bank for in-depth analysis and strategy-building.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know your business needs to be on social media, but are your efforts …

Social Media

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

4 Ways to Grow a Personal Brand Worth Millions

Your brand is the single most valuable asset you have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a personal brand is a lot of work. When your personality and your professional life come together, the challenges of maintaining both can be a great deal of work. However, if …

Social Media

5 top social media trends to watch in 2017

Social media is always changing.<p>In addition to Facebook’s continued algorithm changes, live video, Snapchat’s continued growth and the rise of …

Social Media

Online Shopping Prices Are Actually Basically The Same As In-Store Prices

The study compared 38,000 prices for 24,000 products, between December 2014 and March 2016. Overall, prices matched 72% of the time. In the U.S., …

eCommerce

How to Make Your Employees Masters, Not Just Workers

Smart businesses make sure their employees are constantly getting better in their roles . . . from the interns to the CEO.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"I'm bored."<p>At some point in your career, you've probably said these words at work. Even if you're working at an …

Leadership

How to Infuse SEO Into Your Social Presence

Regardless of the size of your brand or your business, there are many methods to capture social media views. There is a lot of advice out there for …

How to Make at Least $1,000 Your First Month of Ecommerce

Growing your brand and acquiring customers during the first month of business is crucial, even if you're not profitable.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The thought of making money while you sleep is enticing. Imagine waking up in the morning to your biggest order of the …

eCommerce

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

9 Social Media Goals You Can Set for Your Business (and How to Track Them)

The thing we love most at Buffer is to help you succeed at social media. And a key part of social media success is knowing which goals and targets to …

Making Customers Feel Special: A Guide to Email Personalization

Digital marketing has come a long way, and with its rise, we’ve seen more companies using different digital marketing techniques in a bid to gain an …

3 Surprisingly Inefficient Daily Business Practices

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At SUMO Heavy, we hate inefficiency. We’re a small dev shop with just under 20 employees so it’s absolutely critical that we remove any inefficiencies to ensure lean and smooth operations to support our much larger clients. Many …

Productivity

4 Easily Overlooked Reasons Your Online Business Is Not Thriving

Stick with what works. Maximize your social media use. Keep your information secure. And invest in online visibility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Internet businesses have come to stay. According to a Hosting Facts report, there were over 3.26 billion internet users …

Social Media

Start thinking like a startup

Shifts in a rapidly changing retail world and dramatic changes in consumer behavior continue to be a challenge for some traditional retailers. Legacy retailers that have remained stagnant with their old-guard ways are struggling to maintain sales and stay relevant with today’s consumer.<p>The …

The 10 Best Free Online marketing courses

For the budding entrepreneurs out there looking to take their futures into their own hands and master the world of online marketing, finding courses …

Eight tips for building your personal brand in 2017

Branding is such a crucial component of success. Think of some of the largest companies in the world -- from Nike's "swoosh" to Apple's icon -- everyone is familiar with the brands they created.<p>Today, building your personal brand is just as important as building your company's brand -- in fact, it …

How to Create Video Content Without Being on Camera

Try something new in 2017 and add video content to your marketing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Try something new in 2017 and add video content to your marketing strategy. As an entrepreneur, you are always looking for a way to get ahead of the competition. …

Videography

4 White Hat SEO Techniques to Implement in 2017

Search engine algorithms continue to grow smarter. How will you stay ahead of the curve?<p><i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>As search engine algorithms become smarter on a daily basis, businesses -- both local and enterprise level --must keep clean SEO techniques at the forefront. The …

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make You an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is crucial.<p>Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your …

Time Management

4 Dumb SEO Tactics That Will Get Your Site Penalized

As you plan your strategy for the year, here are four things to watch out for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your SEO provider about to get you penalized? Hopefully not, but there is a chance it might. It is too easy to put up a website and advertise SEO services …

SEO

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year

Hint: It's not about you.<p>When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the …