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'Million Dollar Listing' star shares his 10 best tips to seal any deal

In his 10 years in business, Eklund has closed on more than $3.5 billion in real estate.<p>He was also named the No.1 real estate agent in New York City by The Real Deal in 2014.<p>"For any deal to happen — especially a business transaction — the two sides need to get in a balance," Eklund advises in his …

Real Estate

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes from not …

Yahoo Reveals Tax Savvy Alibaba Spinoff Plans

Updated. The wait is over, not only for the Yahoo! Inc. earnings reveal, but also for its big ‘sale’ plans for its holding in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. CEO Marissa Mayer plans a nice non-taxable spinoff that should help investors take a breath. The new company will own all of Yahoo’s remaining …

Alibaba Group

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

What's the Benefit of Explosive Exercises?

(And that's why you can only do a few reps of the jump squat before feeling the burn.)<p>Can you fight through fatigue to punch out rep after rep of these power exercises? Here's how it works: Perform 10 groiners, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 cross-body mountain climbers, and 40 high-knee runs …

The 5 Levers For An Entrepreneur's Most Valuable Creation: Personal Wealth

You would think that entrepreneurs are the most skilled people on the planet at manufacturing wealth. And you’d be incorrect. Beyond personal independence, creation of jobs, and the creation of returns for investors, it’s surprising how ill equipped entrepreneurs are when it comes to creating and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Summer isn't over yet! 5 ways to savor the peak days of summer squash

Summer may be winding down, but summer squash—zucchini, pattypan, crookneck, yellow squash and more— is still piled high everywhere from farmers' markets to your local grocery story (and maybe even in your backyard). Running out of ideas for how to use it? Here are five unusual, ingenious ways to …

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the unpredictable road of entrepreneurship, it can be immensely helpful to receive guidance and advice from those who have traveled those roads already.<p>Their experiences, distilled into teachable information, can help the rest of us …

The Secretive Strategy That Made T.J. Maxx America's Most Powerful Apparel Retailer

The brand is "the most consistent, most powerful apparel retailer in the United States," analyst Howard Davidowitz told Fortune.<p>T.J. Maxx, which is notoriously tight-lipped with analysts and investors, is also among the most secretive companies in the industry, Fortune's Beth Kowitt writes.<p>Kowitt …

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How can we work to land a successful investment?</b><p>-- Shaba Shams<p>Here’s the short answer: start with a great pitch deck. The pitch deck is arguably the most important single document you will generate in the life of your company. It is …

5 Things Your Business Must Stop Doing to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have put in lots of time and resources into your current business but you will still not see the kind of results you expect if you don't take time to measure and stick to works best for you. There are no guarantees in business, …

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I am a firm believer that the right intro can change your life. At AlleyNYC, one of my biggest value-adds is introducing the right people. However, one of my greatest pet peeves is when people screw that intro up. Here are the lessons …

Is Your Brain Limiting Your Entrepreneurial Success?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are your entrepreneurial prospects inhibited by your own thinking? That may be the case if you don’t regularly give your brain exercise.<p>According to scientific research, some of the benefits of brain games and teasers include the …

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in unprecedented times. Any entrepreneur today can develop or source products from one of thousands of manufacturers and suppliers, open an online store and reach a global audience of buyers -- from anywhere in the world!<p>Sounds …

For the Brand to Thrive, the Leader Must Be the Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A brand isn’t an inanimate object.<p>GE is not a light bulb, it’s the power that drives America. Virgin isn’t an airline, it’s a high-flying lifestyle. Louis Vuitton isn’t a pocketbook, it is European fashion at its savoir-faire best.<p>None of …

Build a Strong Brand With More Friendly Interactions, Less Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From when we wake up to the time we go to bed, we’re exposed to between 5,000 and 10,000 marketing messages, from labels to commercials to pop-up banners. If it sounds like a lot, and it probably does, that’s the point. We’ve trained our …

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As disruptive companies and startups navigate the choppy waters of their early years, they face doubt and skepticism from various angles. Some of the criticism is valid, but entrepreneurs also encounter people who are dismissive, flippant …

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?<p>Probably nine out of 10 startups are where you are, in need of operating capital. …

Start Before You're Ready, Really

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask anyone who's taken a dip in the entrepreneurial pool for some words of wisdom, and you’re likely to hear this piece of advice: Start before you’re ready.<p>If you’re coming from corporate America and have no experience of being your own …

3 Ways to Market Your Content to Millennials

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Millenials -- the 18- to 36-yearold demographic -- are a top target for marketers but impressing them with your product, content or brand messaging is no simple task. Especially if you’re still relying on traditional delivery methods like email marketing …

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing “fun” about fundraising. It’s a huge pain in the cranium. I know: I am currently raising a round of financing for AlleyNYC. All I want to do is get back to work, write articles for you and hang out with my awesome …

If You Want a Better Outcome, Take Better Actions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s great to have aspirations, but it’s crucial to take great actions. If you want to have a better outcome in some area of life or business, guess what? You will have to hold yourself accountable to take greater actions.<p>As Einstein …

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

What is competitive intelligence?

This summer, I am interning at Hewlett-Packard (HP) doing competitive intelligence (CI) on HP density optimised servers. CI is cool sounding and can …