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Capitalism in America has been on a suicide mission for 40 years

On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record-breaking 22,000—its fourth 1,000-point advance in less than a year. That same day, I read the first sentence in Peter Georgescu’s new book, <i>Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation</i>: “For the …

Economics

A simple exercise for getting your priorities straight: Forget about work and relationships

The TV Land sitcom <i>Younger</i> is a great show to watch when you’re in need of some light-hearted distraction. But as I recently discovered, it can also prompt a useful bit of soul-searching.<p>After watching an episode in which a Marie Kondo-like author named Kiko Kagami tries to help people clarify their …

Self-improvement

75 Quotes On Business From America's Top Entrepreneurs

<i>To mark</i> Forbes’ <i>centennial, we assembled 100 essays from the top entrepreneurs, visionaries and thinkers, each sharing an idea or lesson. They’re meant to inspire and inform future entrepreneurs, the generation that will build and shape the next century.</i> <i>In their full form, the essays are swiftly</i> …

4 Resume Secrets That'll Take Your Job Hunt To The Next Level

Not so long ago a younger client came to me with an unusually clean-looking résumé. My immediate thought was one of joy: a well-thought-out résumé with minimal but crucial information is so much better than one crammed to each edge of the page with everything dating back to your kindergarten class …

Show Me the Money! Best Practices for Raising Capital for Your Startup.

If investors can see through you, and it's evident that their money is all you want, the only thing they'll show you is the door.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Raising capital for your start-up is one of the most difficult yet most important parts of being an …

Entrepreneurship

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Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

What are you the best at RIGHT NOW? These are the ages when you peak at everything.<p>From 7 - 8, Learning a new language is easiest. From 9-10, you're least likely to die. At 18, your brain works the fastest.<p>At 22, women are most attractive to men. At 23, People have the highest satisfaction with …

Muscle

Why Private Equity Firms Should Exit Their Positions in B2B Distributors

With Amazon entering B2B distribution, private equity firms should look to exit their positions now. Distributor valuations are headed in one direction: down.<p>A reckoning is upon us in the B2B distribution industry because of new entrants like Amazon Business. Amazon's marketplace business model …

SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right

Finally, you can feel like you know what you're doing when it comes to SEO.<p>As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing …

Digital Marketing

The 6 Essential Elements Of An Effective Marketing Strategy

Do you sometimes get the feeling that your marketing strategy is missing something? Maybe sales leads just aren’t closing, even though you have a great product. Or perhaps your top-of-funnel efforts simply aren’t generating enough leads in the first place.<p>You aren’t alone. Most businesses — a full …

Marketing

2016 Social Media Action Plan

Definitive Guide to Guest Feedback<p>How to respond to online reviews and other online reputation management best practices for hoteliers.

5 Must-Haves for Successful Hotel Social Media Content

Marketing Specialist<p>Filed under:<p>Many hoteliers feel that social media has little impact on revenue. But when used correctly, social media is proven …

4 Essential Social Media Strategies Any Hotel Can Use | Hotel Marketing

Boutique hotels can find it tough to allocate resources to not only maintain, but also grow social media accounts.<p>With a small team, running the …

Yang’s, a 6,000-unit, one-dish chicken chain from China, opens first U.S. outlet in California

Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice, a fast-food chain from China that serves just one dish, opened its first U.S. restaurant in Tustin.<p>Local VIPs and …

6 Classes Every Entrepreneur Should Take

Stepping outside of the business field could be key to your success<p>Many business leaders would agree that education is essential to building a successful company. But is a traditional business degree enough? Many skills and subjects that don't fall under a typical curriculum can have profoundly …

Entrepreneurship

How Restaurants Prepare for VIPs

In 2013, the scourge of entitled Yelpers reached its peak when a man invented the “ReviewerCard” — a black credit card that allowed reviewers to have a “lifetime of upgrades” by scaring businesses into giving them good service. Don’t want to wait for a table? Flash a ReviewerCard. Feel like your …

PUNCH | Lessons from the Historic Harry's Bar in Venice

Harry’s Bar in Venice is not big. There is seating for maybe 30 people in the bar room and only six stools at the bar itself. Upstairs, I later …

H.Wood Group's John Terzian Dishes On What It Took To Build A $35M Nightclub And Restaurant Business

John Terzian cofounded the h.wood Group a decade ago with his friend Brian Toll with one club in Los Angeles that ended up being shut down by the city as a public nuisance. Rather than give up, Terzian, now 37, set out to learn what he didn’t know. Today, he’s one of Los Angeles’s best-known …

Aaron Polsky Wants to Do For Bars What Led Zeppelin Did for Concerts

Right now Aaron Polsky is looking at his future like Robert Plant circa 1975: standing on a balcony over Sunset Boulevard, arms outstretched, fists upturned, wearing a “fuck yeah” smile. Not to say he has an insufferable Golden God complex, but he does want to take over the world.<p>“I want people …

The Craft Cocktail Revolution Is Over. Now What?

I t was on a Wednesday in Omaha that I realized the revolution was over. I was sitting at the casually fancy Grey Plume's bar, listening as a good …

3 seemingly smart moves new entrepreneurs make — that are actually rookie mistakes

Thinking of launching a business? You might already have the common sense to avoid blatantly boneheaded mistakes, like — as one venture capitalist …

This 40-Minute Treadmill Workout Will Help You Run Faster and Go Longer

Push your endurance, raise your heart rate, and rev your metabolism with this interval treadmill run. Since it's a ladder run, with the speed intervals increasing in duration as the workout progresses, it will help fight belly fat, too. To keep your legs and lungs challenged, we've added some …

6 entrepreneurs share strategies for staying relentlessly persistent

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you've never done it before. "Maybe this isn't for me," you think after the 10th hot lead says, "I'll pass."<p>These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for …

Entrepreneurship

Beer Pong Golf Will be Your New Tailgating Obsession

Seventeen-year-old Cade Cassidy has the hardy entrepreneurial spirit of someone twice his age. His first successful endeavor was a line of tactical …

35 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants and Bars

DRAKE, Pick 6IX<p>The Canadian rapper and his pal OVO Chubbs teamed up to create this Toronto restaurant with “top-tier service and an expansive menu” …

The Rise of Micro-Influencers: How to Run a Micro-Influencer Campaign

The interest in influencer marketing has been growing steadily over the past few years and more people are seeking to understand more about it now …

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a …

eCommerce

The 10 Best Bar Promotions Ever

Since writing this post over a year ago, I have had numerous requests for more bar promotions, so I finally complied. I spent time speaking with 12 …

How to Create a Website Like WorldStarHipHop

In this article, you will learn how to create a website like WorldStarHipHop and turn it into a huge successful video sharing community. Learn more …