Ryan Wilkins

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How to Hire Someone Aligned With the Company's Mission

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the question that every company seems to be asking: How do you find and keep top talent?<p>One of the biggest mistakes made by growing companies is rushing to hire someone without making certain that he or she is the right cultural fit. …

Employee Engagement

Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working at a startup isn't all ping-pong tables and free food. Though table tennis skills may help you stand out in the crowd (especially at Hukkster HQ), there are certain key qualities that will set you up for success in the startup …

Startups

Every Terrible Ad Cliché You've Ever Seen in One Genius Video

Lab beakers and Chinese farmers. Kites and panoramic views of Costa Rica. Cars, babies and canned goods — these are what advertisements are made …

6 Guidelines For Giving Powerful Employee Feedback

Don’t let your team wonder if they’re on the right track. Here are six ways to motivate them with feedback.<p>Feedback can be a double-edged sword. If provided effectively, feedback can inspire, uplift, and motivate the recipient to do better. However, if the job is botched, bad feedback can result in …

Self-help

To Be a Better Leader, Delegate These 2 Functions

John Warrillow, founder of The Sellability Score, discusses the roles you need to hand over to your second-in-command.

Want to Work for a Startup? 10 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

In startups especially, job interviews are just as much for the interviewee as they are for the interviewer. Because there is often a lot at stake …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

6 Qualities of Highly Successful Teams (Infographic)

With many of us spending the bulk of our waking hours at work, it's important we spend those hours with people we like. In fact, it may be crucial to the company's success.<p>According to a recent survey conducted by communications software company Unify, establishing personal connections with your …

Infographics

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about all entrepreneurs have experienced that warm, tingly feeling when they realize they’ve hatched a brilliant idea that could change an industry, make a meaningful impact and land them a fortune Perhaps the only thing standing …

Public Speaking

5 Lies That Come Out of Entrepreneurs' Mouths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“This is your captain speaking. Should be a smooth flight today.”<p>“Our meatloaf is delicious tonight.”<p>“Have a nice day!”<p>These are lies, and you know it. Pilots never really know how “smooth” things are going to be and when that “little …

Entrepreneurship

How To Gain Weight Fast: The Ultimate Guide For Skinny Guys

Table of Contents: +/-<p>1. Introduction<p>2. Skinny Guy Confessions<p>2.1. Cardio Overkill<br>• 2.2. Not Eating Enough<br>• 2.3. Remaining Weak<p>3. Next Steps: How To Gain …

Wearable Wars: 3 Reasons Why 'Android Wear' Will Rule the Wrist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google got into the tech wearables space in a big way this week with the announcement of Android Wear. The search giant’s smartphone platform, is available to developers as preview software right now, and will start shipping on watches …

Wearable Tech

3 Skills You Need To Lead Your Company | Inc.com

Do you have what it takes to run your company successfully?<p>Boris Groysberg, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, surveyed senior search consultants at a global executive-placement firm to find out what the headhunters are looking for in leaders.<p>The top requirement, …

Leadership

The Common Elements of Good Storytelling

<i>Paul Jarvis is a Web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional.</i><p>My favourite activity while I lived in Tofino, BC was attending my artist friend, Roy Henry Vickers’ …

4 Weeks to Massive Muscle Program

Building mass may not always be easy, but it’s pretty simple: Lift hard (and with high volume) and eat a lot. On the training side, we offer the …

Workouts

Your 6 Secrets to Big Arms

Think building big arms is all about choosing the right exercises? Think again. Here are 6 keys to adding an extra inch to your bi’s.<p>161<p>SHARES<p>Let me …

In With the New: Alternative Proteins

1 of 5<p>New Proteins<p>If you already saturate your diet with chicken, beef, and salmon, you’re off to a good start. But just as you shouldn’t perform the …

Nutrition

Android Wear will let you reap the benefits of Google's wearable technology without turning you into a Glasshole

Google is already on your computer, your tablet, and your smartphone. Now the company is coming to your wrist with Android Wear, the …

It's Not Just Tesla: Why Dealers Are Wary of Electric Cars

For a guy who is supposed to be selling electric cars, Mike Kelly isn't a big fan.<p>Kelly, a car dealer in Erie, Pa., who also happens to represent his …

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

America's Coolest College Startups 2014 | Inc.com

Not long ago, people would call college "kids" who started businesses quaint. Now they call them the boss.<p>Helped in part by low-cost technologies and an increased prevalence of entrepreneurship training at the university level, college students--and indeed those even younger--are making solid …

Startups

The 15 Best Startup Accelerators in the U.S. | Inc.com

As a startup founder, you may have considered whether or not you should give up equity to join an accelerator. Now a report released at South By Southwest ranking the 15 best accelerators in the U.S. has made that decision a little easier.<p>According to the 2013 Rankings of Top U.S. Seed …

Startups

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

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