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9 Things to Do to Have a Work-Free Vacation (Infographic)

Ditch the email -- vacation is a time to disconnect.<p>When you’re on vacation, the last thing you should be doing is checking your work email. And even though it can be hard to disconnect, it’s important to enjoy time off. That's why you should prepare yourself in advance for a work-free vacation.<p>For …

12 important lessons for building a business in your first year

The first year is always the hardest.<p>The first year of trying to get back into shape. The first year of learning a language. The first year of learning a new skill.<p>For us, it was the first year of launching our company. While this wasn’t my first time starting a new business, I’ve learned that it …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of cash-strapped entrepreneurs, who tend to believe you need to be loaded …

5 Ways to Learn Entrepreneurship Once You Graduate College

Going to college is a good start, but don't forget you've just started.<p>For many of us, college is about making mistakes -- changing majors, all-nighters, failed relationships, unfulfilling part-time jobs, a few (thousand) beers, maybe a misdemeanor or two. What college wasn’t about for me was an …

Don't Just Have an Idea: How to Take the Next Step With Your Business Venture

Don't let fear or anything else prevent you from diving in and turning your dream into reality.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman understands the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with branching out and doing something new. Whether you're starting a new business or just taking up a new …

The Most Brilliant Business Ideas

Check out some of our favorites from Entrepreneur's 'Brilliant Ideas' series in the magazine.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurship is about ideas. It is the foundation of everything -- an insight into how to improve something, or what consumers want, …

Leadership

10 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming a millionaire requires changing your mindset and implement some changes.<p>Becoming a millionaire may seem out of your reach, but it's possible with the right attitude and guidance. The fact of the matter is your income can only grow as quickly as you do, so you need to change your mindset to …

Public Relations

6 Things Great Mentors Do Differently

Good mentors are like Yoda -- and other lessons from the mentorship sphere.<p>Mentor-mentee relationships come in all shapes and sizes. There are company-driven programs that pair new hires with experienced employees, as well as personally driven arrangements where mentees seek out a mentor they …

Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback

What manager likes to give low-performing employees feedback? Not many, but it's part of the job. Here's how the best do it with great success.<p>Raise your hand--who likes to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly productive …

Self-help

The Best SEO Tools To Use For Your Optimization Efforts

As an online marketing and SEO sleuth, I’m acutely interested in tools that I can use during the keyword research and optimization phases of my work. However, I’ll be the first to admit that, while traffic is great, it’s useless if you lack a converting offer. Clearly, there’s more to life than …

AdWords

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

Motivation

10 Things Successful People Do to Solve Their Daily Problems

This guru of positive thinking offers 10 classic and timeless strategies to boost your problem-solving abilities.<p>I'm a big fan of the positive psychology movement, which has gifted us with profound research on producing happiness, optimism, and creativity in the workplace.<p>While current iconic …

Richard Nixon

6 Ways to Stay Awake, Energized and Focused While at Work (Without Caffeine)

Caffeine is a common fix, but the brief spurts of energy it produces offer only a short-term solution.<p>Workdays can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. Besides the ups and downs of day-to-day responsibilities, many people are also riding stressful peaks and valleys of energy and crashes, while …

Ten Things Strong Leaders Do -- That Weak Ones Don't

Dear Liz,<p>My boss “Elaine” hired me in September to manage a technical writing team. I enjoy the job. Elaine is a good leader. Everything is great so far except for one thing.<p>My fellow supervisors don’t like my leadership style. It intimidates them, I guess. I call things the way I see them. What’s …

Self-help

Married Co-Founders: The Highs and Lows of Starting a Business with My Spouse

We're so lucky that we get to share the awesome moments, the "highs" together, but the "lows" are extra low in our household.<p><i>What is it like to live with, be married to, and then co-found with your partner? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

Quora

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will also increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, …

Employee Engagement

9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Read these business books in 2017 to stay ahead of the curve (or at least keep up).<p>At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will …

Entrepreneurship

From $0 to Millionaire: How 6 Entrepreneurs Went Broke, Then Became Successful

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>When they hit rock bottom, they turned disaster and persistence into millions.<p>The Oracles • Content Provider<p>Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of …

Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job

The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you won’t know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have uncertainty about what’s expected of you and you’ll be striving to make a good impression, which can be emotionally …

Leadership

LinkedIn Changed How It Features Posts and Forgot to Tell Everyone

Thousands of people every day are literally tweeting their posts to an account for LinkedIn's Editors that no longer exists.<p>Are you writing articles on LinkedIn? If you're not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach and influence your target market, develop your personal brand, and …

Trends

To Earn More Respect At Work -- Stop Doing These 10 Things

So you took my advice and have been working on becoming a more likeable employee, but still feel like you’re not earning respect at work?<p>Maybe it’s not just about what you should start doing. It can sometimes also be about what you need to <i>stop</i> doing.<p>If you want to earn more respect at work, here …

Time Management

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out

Hint: Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid of expressing their feelings clearly and directly.<p>One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Succeed? Try Impatience

Impatience is the difference between a life well lived and a life left wanting.<p><i>"Good things come to those who wait." - Violet Fane</i><p><i>"Patience is a conquering virtue." - Geoffrey Chaucer</i><p>Bullshit.<p>Only two things in life are certain: birth and death. The rest is variable. There's no master plan for …

Entrepreneurship

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, -1.14% or Facebook FB, -2.07% had a couple of options:</b> …

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Gas Stocks

Natural gas prices were red-hot last year, jumping 63%. That said, despite the recovery, gas prices were still at their lowest level in nearly two decades, averaging just $2.49 per million Btu for the year, though they did end 2016 more than a dollar higher. Weighing on gas prices were …

Oil & Gas Industry
Public Relations

Xiaomi's $150 Redmi Note 4 promises two-day battery life

Last year, hardware maker took the budget smartphone market by storm with its excellent Redmi Note 3, which we named the best $150 handset you could buy at the time.<p>VP Hugo Barra took to the stage in the Indian capital of New Delhi today to reveal the Note 3’s successor, the Redmi Note 4. The …

Mobile Technology

Wally Yachts Is Working on a Gorgeous New Sailing Yacht

The high-performance cruising yacht is being built for an avid racing yachtsman…<p>Founded in 1994 by Italian businessman Luca Bassani, Monaco-based …