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7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

Mind

How One Man Grew His Social Media Brand to Reach Millions

Case Kenny posted every day for three years, and now he's seeing the results.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article has been updated to reflect accurate readership and Facebook fan counts.</i><p>Building a massive online following as a blog or online …

Marketing

To Achieve Success You Have to Move Past Working 9-5

Pursuing your passion is more work but more fulfilling than chaining yourself to a job you only have to pay the bills.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working 9-5 is outdated. The world runs 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you must. Things have changed and you’re …

Entrepreneurship

Here are the 11 fastest-growing apps in the US

That's according to the measurement and analytics firm comScore, which ranked the 11 fast-growing apps in the country over a period of two years — December 2014 to December 2016. ComScore only measured the growth of unique users over the age of 18.<p>Ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber broke the top …

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

4 Steps to Creating Effective Online Videos

Getting in front of camera can be very intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting in front of camera can be very intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Use these four actionable steps to create attractive business videos …

Framing

Five Ways To Attract More Customers To Your Website

In a sea of never-ending changes to the digital landscape that we call the internet, there seems to always be a new way to market your business and attract new customers to your website. While newcomers to the field of online marketing seem to chase one strategy after another, the veterans in the …

Marketing

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here are the secret avenues I have learned over the years that can lead you to big success with your social media strategy.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting …

Social Media

3 Key Questions That Will Help You Decide If Your Business Can Be Franchised

If you're not sure that franchising is for you, answering these three questions could be all you need to do to decide.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Rick Grossman’s book</i> Franchise Bible<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Small Business

The Right E-commerce Social Media Strategy Can Beat the Competition

E-commerce Social Media Strategy Is a Key Driver of Success<p>Updated May 01, 2018<p>We live in an era where change is sweeping the world of small …

Why Some Prices Are More Right Than Others

Learn to look at the factors that determine what your most attractive offer price is!<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The whole field of marketing is strongly based in psychology. And this is absolutely true when it comes to pricing strategy.<p>We’re all familiar …

Macy's

3 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Online Store

Unique domain names, great content and influencers can help your store compete.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As consumers, we are overwhelmed with choice when it comes to satisfying our shopping needs. Giant retailers like Amazon and eBay carry almost …

Marketing

A 29-year-old startup founder who built an ecommerce empire shares her advice for entrepreneurs

The recent inductee to Forbes 30 under 30 list for retail and ecommerce told Business Insider that she started her own business in middle school selling jean skirts.<p>"This was back when jean skirts were a big thing," Box said."I figured out how to stress denim using old jeans, bleach, and …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …

Employment

30 incredible treehouse hotels around the world

CEO pay has risen 82% in 13 years but companies have only returned 1% in 'economic profit'

The median CEO at a FTSE-350 firm earned £1.5 million, with pay increasing on "an otherwise linear trend halted only by the financial crisis in 2008-2009 when pay levels slipped back to 2006 levels," the organisation said.<p>The report calculated the average "economic profits" of companies, which …

How To Go From Successful To Very Successful (and why most people can’t do it)

Success is an obsession.<p>Many people want it more than anything else. And they’ll sacrifice everything to have it — which is often the cost of …

Making the Perfect Seattle Rain Jacket

Brittany and Scott Freeman couldn’t find a good raincoat, so they made their own.<p>On a quest to find the perfect Aloha shirt? Look no further than Hawaii. When you need a sturdy pair of cowboy boots, Texas is your one-stop shop. And if raindrops keep falling on your head, Seattle Freeman raincoats …

The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

Entrepreneurship

This Is What China Thinks About U.S. Shootings

The troubling police shootings of two black men this week, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana, followed on Thursday night by the fatal shooting of five white Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven others by Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, an African American military veteran who had served …

Follow the 70-20-10 Model to Train Your Employees

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s rapidly evolving workplace requires employees to constantly upgrade their skills. They must be equipped to find knowledge quickly, be proficient with technology and be able to interact and collaborate using a variety of …

Employee Engagement

19 Delcious Reminders To Eat Cake For Breakfast

Who needs caffeine when you have a sugar high?<p><i>For more breakfast recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

New study reveals how a variety of companies can generate new revenue from asset tracking

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Zebra Technologies, a leading provider of devices and systems for asset tracking, released a white paper on how different industries can combine traditional asset tracking solutions …