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8 Highly Effective Business Success Tips for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur means that you'll often blaze your own trail: No career guides, counselors or maps will guide you from one step to the next: You'll have to make it up as you go. I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole adult life and it’s …

What Leadership Is -- And What It Is Not

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Like many roles in life and business, being a true leader is a calling. Either you’re a great one, or you’re not. Think of those who have changed the expected, like Picasso, Plato, Thelma and Louise, Socrates and Tom Brady.<p>Those …

HIV prevention trial in Africa is a dud

Most women didn't take their doses of preventive medicine<p>A trial among 5,000 women in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and South Africa showed that daily HIV prevention regimens don't work to stop the disease. That may be because many of the women involved in the trial didn't take the medications they were …

Call to boost antibiotics funding to tackle 'looming crisis'

<b>Far more money needs to be pumped into global drug research to tackle the looming crisis of antimicrobial resistance, a report says.</b><p>The economist Jim O'Neill has been appointed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to head a review on the issue.<p>In his first recommendations, he says the gap between …

And the Number One Issue Facing Most Entrepreneurs in 2015 Is... | Inc.com

Imagine you are sitting at an airport, waiting for your plane.<p>A call comes in on your iPhone. (You can swap in your own phone here if you need a better mental picture.) It's your accountant. He says a big check from that customer in Portland just bounced. You switch over to Freshbooks and glance …

3 Short Books to Read to Maximize Your Productivity and Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s nearly February and you're wondering where on earth January went, you may be already teetering on the edge of reneging on their New Year’s resolutions.<p>If your resolution was to up the ante in scanning business books to improve …

20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don't give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something …

How These 3 Entrepreneurs Are Building Airbnb Empires to Quit Their Day Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the sharing economy began to appear in the mid 2000s, people have been getting smart in their ways to win over the system. Airbnb was launched just 4 years ago, yet these three men have been able to create their own Airbnb empires. …

Flat6Labs CEO Ramez M. El-Serafy: Abu Dhabi's Ecosystem Just Erupted, And Your Startup Might Fit The Bill

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>"Abu Dhabi is a perfect fit as a rapidly growing market. Abu Dhabi has more than US$100 billion earmarked for education, housing, and transportation under its 2030 Economic Vision. Abu Dhabi is also ranked …

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes from not …

The Future of Collaborative Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I enter a room of futurists and listen. Airbnb this and Uber that; these companies are evolving the way business is conducted by reorganizing human potential in a way that is manageable, cohesive and (let us not forget) helpful to the …

To Boost Your Business Treat Employees as Well as Your Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How well are employees treated in your small business? Are employees treated as well as your customers are treated?<p>And, are <i>all</i> employees treated well, or are <i>some</i> employees treated better than others?<p>When employees are consistently treated …

10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rejection. Losing. Failure. Nobody strives for them. No athlete sets out to lose, no entrepreneur’s goal is bankruptcy. But as if an act of divine mercy, there’s positives to be found in the negatives. In fact, successful people often …

9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of reaching his or her first million dollars in profit. I was no different when I started my first business with only …

5 Things My Dogs Taught Me About Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My wife and I have three amazing dogs, Fenway, Lady and Stella.<p>Along with the sheer joy our dogs have given us over the years, they also possess several qualities that every leader could learn from.<p>In my role as a leader at Porch.com, a …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those …

Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to succession planning, entrepreneurs can easily make mistakes, become distracted or take the wrong path. After all, the process is part science and part art. But the following common mistakes can be avoided when leaders …

Why Some CEOs and Entrepreneurs Make Horrible Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>CEOs are expected to have all the answers. Many people think they have earned this distinguished title through brilliant decision making, superb business instincts and savvy insights.<p>But just because someone is a CEO does not mean they …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it.<p>Emotions and behaviors may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. …

Do It Yourself Media Relations: The 2 Things You Must Get Right

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For most new ventures -- and those who create and run them -- earning early public attention is essential and could be one of the deciding factors in whether the idea or product flourishes or falters.<p>It almost doesn’t matter whether your …

5 Steps to Getting (and Keeping) Employees Engaged at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How to improve employee engagement at work place? How to retain them?</b><i><br>--Kavita Pattipati<br>India</i><p><b>A:</b> I get asked a lot about employee engagement and retention, and I always answer with two questions: Why do you currently have low employee …

Hong Kong Billionaire Sentenced To Five Years In Jail

Thomas Kwok was sentenced Tuesday to five years in jail, after being convicted of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. Judge Andrew Macrae said he had considered a maximum sentence of six years, but handed down one year less to account for Kwok’s good character.<p>Rafael Hui, the …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I have openly mocked the people who queue through the night to get the latest versions. I have smugly rolled my eyes at people who constantly check their phones for updates and alerts in social situations. …

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had a chance to interview Udemy.com instructor and Portland, Ore.-based Vanessa Van Edwards, who calls herself a behavioral investigator.<p>Her mission in life is to help individuals become the most memorable person in the …

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For busy entrepreneurs, task overload is the new norm. With a barrage of emails, texts, calls, clients and employees constantly bombarding you, it’s near impossible to stay focused and productive.<p>To survive and thrive as a leader in …

10 Quotes From Entrepreneurial Icons That Will Inspire You to Crush 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 right around the corner, that means new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones await. Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether that involves …

The Innovation Challenge Facing Startups in Crowded Industries

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is widely accepted that it isn’t easy for any startup to get their feet off the ground in an already crowded and fairly hostile business environment. Technology has diluted the cost of marketing, communications and promotion across …

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