Stefan Cvijanovic

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A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

Why Search Still Confuses Small Business Owners

Small business owners might spend more on online marketing this year to raise awareness and expand their businesses, but few plan to invest in search …

Alpine White BMW M4 With A Competition Package Gets Aftermarket Goodies

While the BMW F82 M4 with a Competition Package is an excellent car right out of the box, some owners do like to customize it a bit. This particular …

Remove These Overused Words From Your LinkedIn Profile ASAP

LinkedIn is a great tool for job seekers -- but to be successful, you've got to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you looked at your LinkedIn profile lately? Chances are you’re one of the millions who describe …

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Employment

Forever Broke: 15 Things Holding You Back From Becoming a Multimillionaire | Inc.com

There's no surefire way to become a millionaire. But there are definitely things that are holding you back from achieving that elusive multi-millionaire status.<p>Over my 32 years of being alive (yes, I'm 32), I have been a millionaire three times, with over $1 million in my bank account after taxes. …

Self-improvement

This LinkedIn Recruiter’s Tips For Showcasing Soft Skills On Job Interviews

“It’s more about who you are than what you do,” one LinkedIn insider explains.<p>If you’ve heard a lot about “soft skills” lately, it’s at least partly because employers want you to develop them. According to our Global Recruiting Trends study here at LinkedIn, more employers are rolling out “soft …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

The four ways a Trump presidency could turn out, according to an expert in political upheaval

In fits and starts, the contours of the Trump administration will begin to take shape over the coming weeks. Like his campaign, the president-elect's transition is already shaping up to be a highly unconventional one: shortly after the election, Trump removed Chris Christie from a leadership post …

Donald Trump