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7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

11 Free Tools and Services That Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Use

I bootstrapped my startup Jodilogik and launched the application inThe post 11 Free Tools and Services That Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Use …

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016

We publish a lot of how-to articles here on ZDNet, especially in the DIY-IT column hosted by David Gewirtz. To wrap up our year, David takes you …

Millennial Innovators Are About to Leave Big Cities

Datto, a billion-dollar data backup company, was not founded in Silicon Valley.<p>Austin McChord founded the business out of his parents’ basement in …

10 Success lessons from Carlos Slim Helu – “Wealthiest Man in Mexico” for entrepreneurs

Share45<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+18<p>Shares 149<p>“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” Mexico’s richest man …

Wish CEO Compares Shopping App's Success To Donald Trump's Victory, Confirms $500 Million Investment

Despite Donald Trump’s winning campaign, it’d be safe to say few Silicon Valley CEOs would publicly suggest comparing their companies with the President-elect. But on Nov. 8, Wish CEO Peter Szulczewski found the perfect analogy for his e-commerce startup’s silent success.<p>Speaking onstage at the …

How This Broke College Grad Built a $3.5 Billion Real Estate Empire

Fredrik Eklund's inspirational journey from unknown immigrant to real estate mogul.<p>If you had met Fredrik Eklund when he was 25, you would never have guessed that he would soon be the top real estate broker in New York and a star of Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing</i> television show.<p>After dropping out …

The Six Customer Service Silver Bullets

Here are the six elements that can position your organization for customer service success. Although be forewarned: excellence in customer service and the customer experience isn’t a puzzle or riddle that can be solved once and for all. It’s going to require sustained diligence and focus, because …

How I Use Facebook Groups To Grow My Business

Less than a year after quitting her job, this solopreneur now attracts 95% of her consulting work through Facebook.<p>Eleven months after I started my own business, I found myself fully booked and in a position to pay myself a salary equal to what I was making as a VP at the marketing agency I’d left. …

Something weird happens to companies when they hit 150 people

The dynamics of companies change fundamentally when they exceed roughly 150 people, in ways that startup founders can struggle to address.<p>“It’s one of the magic numbers in group sizes,” contends Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox, who joined in 2005 when the internet company had fewer than …

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use.<p>Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called …

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …