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10 Tips for Being an Entrepreneurial Rock Star - Small Business Trends

Our community has been talking recently about the skills needed for entrepreneurs to excel. Some things change while others stay the same. But, to be …

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free, or a few hundred dollars, with one of the many web building tools available, like Shopify or Weebly …

Small Business

5 Famous Entrepreneurs Who Learned From Their First Spectacular Failures

Feeling like a failure? So did these entrepreneurs–before they went on to revolutionize their industries.<p>Most new businesses fail–that means most entrepreneurs and CEOs fail right along with them. What makes one person pack up his desk and go home while another shakes it off and tries again?<p>It’s …

Entrepreneurship

Overcoming Our Distractions

In today’s world we have been surrounded by what we like to call distractions. Yet, are they really distractions? A distraction to one might not be a …

My Random Act of Kindness

Over the summer I had a meeting with someone at an outdoor mall. I was sitting outside with them and discussing our business. We could see a violent …

10 Ways To Supersize Your Career…

What really makes us different? We get asked this question in interviews and some of us really struggle with what to say. “Why should I hire you, …

Vulnerability Makes You a Better Leader

Often the image of a leader is a figure of strength - all powerful and all knowing. Personally speaking, I have found this to be a flawed leadership …

Leadership

Don’t Cast Yourself In The Latest Drama… Don’t Direct It Either!!

As a manager it is your responsibility to create a great work environment for your employees, not cause turmoil. When an employee comes to you to …

Self-help

How to Motivate Yourself: 14 Easy Ways | Inc.com

Here's a column that I guarantee will make you more more successful in both your professional and personal lives.<p>Here are 14 quick strategies to get and keep yourself motivated:<p><b>1. Condition your mind.</b> Train yourself to think positive thoughts while avoiding negative thoughts<b>.</b><p><b>2. Condition your …

Motivation
Emotional Intelligence

Stop Wasting Money on Junk - Grant Rant #158

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

Productivity

Email Use Erases 9 to 5 at Many Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Some days it feels as though work will never end and, in some respects, it never does. A new study on email habits found that a growing number of …

15 Beautiful Places to Contemplate Your Business Startup

Whether you already have a great business idea or are looking for inspiration for a business startup, consider taking some time to get away from it …

3 Habits of an Entrepreneur's Perfect Spouse | Inc.com

Investor Carl C. Icahn, began his career on Wall Street in 1968--and is now worth an estimated $20 billion dollars. But he didn't get to the top alone. The 77 year-old investor has publicly attributed much of this success to his wife and long-time business associate, Gail Golden.<p>"My wife watches me …

Wall Street

Square Market Wants to Transform Users Into E-Merchants - Small Business Trends

If you use Square, the pocket-size credit card reader, in your brick and mortar business today, you could soon be selling to a much larger market …

9 Ways to Keep Sales Up During Slower Seasons

What’s your best tip for keeping sales steady throughout slower seasons?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), …

5 Ways Busy Executives Can Stay Fit | Inc.com

<i>My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies.</i> -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Young aspiring Navy SEALs always ask those that have gone before what the toughest part of training is. Some mistakenly think that mental and physical toughness in this context are separate …

Weight Loss

Why Startups Should Take a Big-Brand Approach to Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the first in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Small Business

Forget What Your Customers Need; Branding Is About What They Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second</i> in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Marketing

Goodbye, 100-Hour Workweek: Why Working 9 to 5 is Better for Business

9 to 5? For most small-business owners, these two numbers are meaningless. In a 24/7 Internet-connected world, working just eight hours a day is …

12 Ways to Spot Manager Material in Your Business

Hiring for startups isn’t just about finding people who can complete generic, repetitive job tasks. Entrepreneurs must make sure these new team …

SUCCESS Magazine

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

Savvy Businesses Say Yes to Mobile

It’s exciting to see small businesses jumping on the mobile revolution. I think it’s more noticeable with small businesses, because we’ve been …

5 Solutions to Common Small Business Problems | QuickBooks

Being a small-business owner can feel like a never-ending race. It takes stamina, discipline, and a surprising amount of work to succeed. Owning your …