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Food Lovers, Take Heed: Rovinj, Croatia, Should Be Next on Your Bucket List

The small Istrian city sits at the heart of a region known for producing the world's best olive oil, wines, and truffles.<p>Rovinj, Croatia, is a small …

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Research

3 Tips To Effective Online Reputation Management

Word – good or bad – spreads like wildfire (or even faster) over the Internet. You don’t know what might irritate a customer. An irate customer today …

Online

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World's Best Brands: 8 Brilliant Innovations

<i>Editor’s note: Because several more content marketing examples have been unearthed, we’ve updated this post.</i><p>You’re about to witness some of the most …

10 best brand examples of social media engagement

Americans spend more time on social networks than any other internet activity, including email (source: Business Insider).<p>This fact may be a key …

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How Smart Startups Win At SXSW Interactive

Each March the global tech community comes together to share, learn, and celebrate technology at South-By-South-West-Interactive (SXSWi), Austin Texas’ signature tech event. The Internet, mobile devices, wearables, Internet Of Things (IOT), and thousands of tech related subjects are shared, …

Startups

7 early warning signs startups should watch out for

<i>“The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.”</i> Seth Godin<p>You’ve probably heard talk of startups pivoting. …

4 Deadly Pitfalls All Start-ups Must Avoid

Starting a new business in any field is never likely to be a walk in the park. Whatever your specific goals are there will be any number of ways in …

The One Element Most Marketers Forget About Social Media

How You Can Attract And Build A Social Media Community<p>Building my personal network is so important to me that last week I flew 2,340 miles from New …

Can an epic strategy game make Zynga relevant again?

Times are hard for Zynga. The company exploded with the sudden rise of Facebook gaming, but has struggled to adapt as the industry has moved to mobile, and once-massive franchises like <i>FarmVille</i> have been left to wither. In a bid to stay relevant, Zynga spent 2011 and 2012 snapping up the studios …

How To Get Wealthier By Paying Extra On Your Mortgage

Y<i>ou’ve probably heard that paying off your mortgage early is a good idea because it reduces your total interest outlay. But there are other virtues of paying more than your monthly mortgage bill. AdviceIQ Network member Larry R. Frank Sr., a financial advisor in Roseville, Calif., is wise in the</i> …

Personal Finance

For Marketers Every Tech Trend Hinges On Big Data And Analytics

We never seem to tire of tech talk. We love debating and discussing the cloud, the Internet of Things, wearables, mobility, and every other new technology that hits the market. And why not? These gadgets and trends are changing the way we connect, communicate, market products, and engage with our …

Internet of Things

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

How to Win Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Winning starts here” may be a Nike slogan, but it has broad implications for anyone running a business.<p>In sports, winning doesn't merely occur at the finish line: it starts in early mornings at the gym, in choosing spinach over ice cream …

Tips for Coaching Someone Remotely

Leaders are providing less explicit direction to their employees these days, and relying more on coaching as a leadership tool, as organizations become flatter and more dependent on knowledge work. But many people also manage teams that span locations and time zones, which means they must do at …

Would You Rather Be Rich Or Wealthy? Why It's A Thin Green Line

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Would you rather be rich or wealthy?<p>If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “What’s the difference?”<p>Turns out it has less to do with your assets and more to do with your mind-set, claims New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan, author of “The …

Personal Finance

Ad of the Day: A-B Tricks Brooklynites Into Drinking Budweiser, and They Don’t Hate It

As part of its continued assault on microbrew-swilling beer snobs, Budweiser headed to Brooklyn during Restaurant Week and orchestrated a little …

How To Give A Rock Star Sales Pitch: Sales Strategies From The Voice Coaches

The coaches on The Voice, NBC’s singing competition television show, may teach contestants how to become hit vocalists — but they also show you how to give a rock star sales pitch. When Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, or Adam Levine try to convince a contestant to choose them …

Blake Shelton

#RaceTogether is a debacle: The real reason why Starbucks, McDonald’s and Coke keep failing on Twitter

Dark irony: The massive institutions responsible for our isolation trying to fix it with a cutesy hashtag<p>Well, it’s only been 24 hours as I write this since Starbucks announced its #RaceTogether campaign and already it can safely be said to have transitioned from “experiment” to “debacle.”<p>The …

What Separates the Strongest Salespeople from the Weakest

What separates high-performing salespeople who exceed their quota from underperformers who miss their quotas by more than 25%?<p>I recently conducted a research project involving nearly 800 salespeople and sales leaders to better answer this question. In addition, I have had the privilege to interview …

3 Money-Saving Apps That Won't Cost You a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some people, to say times are tight financially is an understatement. A recent Bankrate survey revealed that three out of five Americans are only one medical emergency or unexpected car repair away from emptying their savings, if they …

What Nintendo's Mobile Mario Announcement Means For The Video Game Industry

The latest news out of Nintendo is pretty earth-shattering as far as these things go.<p>The video game giant is partnering with DeNA, a Japanese mobile gaming company, to bring its iconic IP to “smart devices.”<p>DeNA operates the Mobage platform as well as various other online gaming and social media …

Retrogaming

No One Understands You and What to Do About It

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>April 14, 2015</b><p>Have you ever felt you're not getting through to the person you're talking to, or not coming across the way you intend? You're not alone. That's the bad news. But there is something we can do about it. Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and …

How These Entrepreneurs Failed Their Way to Millions

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>Shae Hong is no stranger to failure. His first company, ePods, which made a precursor to the tablet, didn’t survive the 2000 dot-com bust. His second venture, a line of countertop kitchen appliances, fizzled out in 2002 after …

Recruiters Dish: 6 No Good, Very Bad Social Media Moves

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Relationship expert Blaire Allison was ecstatic when she was recruited to cohost a Florida radio dating show and answer callers’ questions as “The Love Guru.”<p>She’d aced the first round of interviews, and even taped a trial segment, which the producers …

Employment

Apple's Advertising Purchase With Twitter Prevented A Social Media Hijacking

Anyone paying attention to their social media channels during Monday’s keynote from Tim Cook that launched Apple’s latest products will have spotted Cupertino dominating the prime advertising positions on Twitter. You could argue that this was Apple finally ‘getting’ social media advertising and …

Tim Cook

Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most productive time of the day is not early morning. Work productivity has absolutely nothing to do with your daily rituals or habits. And the truth is, your success probably has little to do with productivity in the first …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …