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18 Fun Facts About Mallrats

<i>Mallrats</i>, which was released 20 years ago today, is the story of T.S. and Brodie, two heartbroken young men who spend an eventful day at the mall …

Comedy

Star Wars ’90s Throwback: How ‘Shadows of the Empire’ Changed the Galaxy

The original title for The Force Awakens references Shadow of the Empire, a ’90s Star Wars saga that filled in the gaps between Empire Strikes Back …

Star Wars 7 Script & Novel: New Details and Biggest Answers

Han and Leia have a brief conversation in the film about their son, and how his downfall drastically changed their lives. Their talk deals with …

Star Wars

How to Tactfully Implement Your Digital Advertising

Digital advertising is the way to get the word out about your company’s services and products, but it has to be done tactfully. Manners matter in …

Marketing

Social Media Marketing: How to Optimize Social Profiles for Search

Social Media Marketing: How to Optimize Social Profiles for Search<p>Your social network is one of the best ways to increase brand awareness and sales. …

Marketing

Forget the Business Plan. Just Throw Sh*t at the Wall.

If you’ve ever been to business school, you’ve probably learned how to write a business plan. There is some value to that activity, especially if …

Small Business

Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

Slack’s rocket ship has a new co-pilot. April Underwood, Slack’s former head of platform who just launched its App Directory and Slack Fund, has leveled up to become the startup’s VP of Product. Underwood joined Slack in June after nearly five years at Twitter where she was a Director of …

Product Management

How To Prep For The Pending Penguin Update & Ensure You're Penalty Free In 2016

The next Penguin update is coming soon, according to a Google spokesperson. Columnist Erin Everhart outlines what you can do to prepare.

How to Identify the Best SEO Strategy for Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of those things a lot of people talk about -- it’s something that not only can increase your traffic and your website rank in keywords, but eventually will lead to more sales. And who doesn’t want …

Engines

Stephen Curry has replaced LeBron James as the best basketball player in the world

Move over, LeBron James: You are no longer the best basketball player on the planet.<p>LeBron has passed the torch, and what is amazing is whom the torch was passed to and how convincing the move has been.<p>The new best player in the world is not Kevin Durant, who has long been second-best. It is not …

Basketball

Squarespace launches two new pricing tiers for its splash page and e-commerce customers

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Squarespace significantly update its e-commerce platform – but today, all that changes. The online website builder is launching some new Squarespace Commerce features such as abandoned checkout recovery, commerce metrics and real-time shipping estimates.<p>The …

MPAA Takes Down Pirating Group And Popcorn Time Fork

There are corks popping around the MPAA offices today. The American trade organization is claiming responsibility for shutting down several pirating services including a popular version of Popcorn Time, you know, the Netflix for pirates. This comes after the MPAA obtained an injunction in a …

Popcorn Time

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A mobile carrier has, for the first time, started blocking all ads on consumers' phones.</b> Jamaica-based carrier Digicel has become the first official customer of mobile ad blocking software provider Shine.<p><b>2. News Corp has sold off its money-losing education brand Amplify.</b> Around 500 jobs have …

Advertising

UAW Members Widely Reject Fiat Chrysler Contract

United Auto Workers union members widely rejected a tentative contract offered by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, dealing a blow to the union's president after he championed the deal as a fair bargain that addressed the inequities workers complained about.<p>A tally of local voting results showed defeat of …

7 Remarkable Habits of Consistently Successful People | Inc.com

Nearly everyone hits it big at least once or twice in the course of a career. But some people seem to go from success to success to success, winning at almost every game they play. It isn't that they avoid failure--even the most successful people fail spectacularly sometimes. It's that they succeed …

Self-improvement

Financial Fridays: Basic Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead.<b>A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE”</b>I was on the board of a business where we …

Entrepreneurship

Parents are saving like crazy so their kids aren't burdened by student debt — but it's still not enough

<b>More parents are saving for college than ever before (Fidelity Investments)</b><p>The number of parents saving for college is at an all-time high of 69%, according to Fidelity Investments. The investment firm found 56% of millennial families surveyed are motivated to start saving early, because of their …

Retirement

How Do You Define Strategic Vs. Tactical?

The word “strategic” has become cliché—not unlike the nuisance word “awesome.” Even the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> heralds its cartoon section “Strategic …

Goodbye annual review, see ya performance ratings

You work hard all year. Your projects go well. Your company makes bank.<p>Yet at the end of it all you have a stilted, scripted conversation with your boss, in which you learn you're a "3" because you "met expectations." This, despite all your manager's happy talk during the year.<p>So goes the …

Employment

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are or how many investors are interested in supporting your business, you can't survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash flow.<p>In fact, a prominent study from the …

Small Business
Personal Finance

Your First 5 Days as a New Manager

Leadership Development Advisor, Speaker, Executive Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” -- Warren Buffett</i><p>Whether you've just started your first company or are brand new to management, you probably come to the position ill …

Leadership

10 Ways to Become a Paid Speaker

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To turn you into a better public speaker, I'm not going to tell you to stand up straight, avoid verbal "fillers," speak clearly or abstain from reading from your slides. That was probably on your group-presentation rubric back in high …

Infographics

7 ways super-wealthy people think about their money

Rich people, he says, have a lot of money. Wealthy people have the security that comes with knowing how to manage however much money they do have so that they'll still have money tomorrow.<p>Super wealthy people apply that know-how to an enormous bank account balance.<p>So, what's it like to be …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneurs Who Embody These 9 Practices Will Gain Loyalty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to create a successful business, set an example for others to follow. Establishing and maintaining the right kind of culture is essential in any venture.<p>My decades of experience as an entrepreneur have taught me that it …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Nike and Under Armour were the biggest losers at the US Open.</b> Uniqlo star Novak Djokovic beat Nike's Roger Federer in the men's final, while Adidas-sponsored Flavia Pennetta took the women's final.<p><b>2. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is working on a "dislike" button.</b> Zuckerberg said that users want …

Advertising

Participation Marketing - CMWorld 2015 - TopRank® Marketing

Participation Marketing: How to Co-Create, Optimize & Socialize Content With Influencers<p>The power of co-created content marketing is undeniable. By …

Marketing

7 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

For example, you wouldn't have to study as hard for tests. You'd read about complicated concepts and instantly understand them. You'd be able to take on challenging but exciting jobs like rocket science.<p>All that may be true, but there are also significant disadvantages to being highly intelligent. …

Self-improvement

7 Money Secrets the Rich Don't Want You to Know

What's the secret to wealth? GOBankingRates divulges the money-building tips you won't hear from the ultra-rich.<p>Ask most personal finance experts and …