Ronald Scott

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5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know there is no one right way to start your business -- certainly no failsafe blueprint to success. However, there are several common pitfalls that unnecessarily trip up many entrepreneurs on their road to success, a few of which …

Entrepreneurship

Letter to a Young Entrepreneur: 3 Things to Remember

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes, inspiration comes from unlikely places.<p>Rainer Maria Rilke is a favorite well-known poet of the early 20th century. One of the great legacies he left behind is a volume entitled <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> which was published …

Entrepreneurship

8 Ways to Effectively Lead Entrepreneurial Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A person doesn't have to own a business to be an entrepreneur. Many people with an entrepreneurial mind-set wait years to start their own companies. Othersnever start their own companies.<p>In the meantime, they work for you. Yet they’re …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how strong your idea is, the fate of your startup ultimately rests on your team being able to work well to execute it. But how can you be certain that you’ve assembled the right team to drive success? Here are five steps to use …

Employment

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, often you are your brand. Your "about" page can set the tone for you and your style and give potential clients a preview of what you might be like to work with.<p>Here are three important steps to crafting the perfect …

How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The headline caught my attention: “The 10 Best-Paying Jobs of 2014.” The top five were surgeon, physician, psychiatrist, orthodontist and dentist. Well thank you Captain Obvious. Did we really need a study to learn how to make money by …

Tech Industry

10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Co-written by Ryan Matzner</i><p>We’ve learned quite a lot from our humble kitchen table beginnings since 2009, when we founded Fueled. Our now global, award-winning mobile-design and development agency has offices in New York, London and …

Business Strategy

11 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Boost Franchise Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>LinkedIn is central to the sales of franchises. According to the 2014 Franchise Development Report that analyzed 101 franchisors and about 35,000 units:<p>The Internet was the leading source of franchise sales in 2013, at 42 …

San Antonio

9 Elements of an Irresistible Business Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The standard business pitch has not changed in decades.<p>The process usually entails face-to-face interaction at the offices of one of the companies. The company that is seeking a partnership will create a presentation, a.k.a. "pitch …

Demonstration

DIY Gin Kit Finds a Home With Spirit Enthusiasts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started writing this article, I didn’t know much about gin. I knew that I enjoyed the spirit mixed with tonic, but that was the extent of my experience. In fact, when I originally pitched my editor, I told him it would take a …

Entrepreneurship

6 Battle-Tested Tips to End Email Overload

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Ryan Holmes, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It’s a fact. Email is making us slower, less productive and even dumber.<p>The average employee now checks email 36 times an hour, spending a full 13 hours a …

3 Ways to Transform Yourself Into the Entrepreneur You Want to Be

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because that lightbulb went off in your head and you’ve started a business does not mean that you're 100 percent satisfied with who you are as an entrepreneur.<p>Indeed the life of entrepreneurs can be full of trial and error. If they …

Entrepreneurship