Tony Davis

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15 Unorthodox Ways to Get Your Foot In the Door

From dimensional direct-mail to video selfies, it's time to get creative about when, where and how you make your initial pitch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales is hard work, and the marketplace is competitive. You must differentiate yourself and your company from …

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3 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Adsense

Many of creators come to find out that YouTube is not a sustainable income source. Here's how to use the platform to actually get paid.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making videos on YouTube can be very lucrative if executed correctly. Unfortunately, many beginner …

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How to Become a YouTube Influencer

Entrepreneur Network partner Kelsey Humphreys chats with Connor Franta about how he built his YouTube channel to 6 million subscribers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Forget becoming a movie star -- it seems everyone today wants to achieve the coveted title of …

Social Media

What Should You Do About Copycat Competitors?

When someone's just replicated your product, what you should do first is get on the phone and show 'em whom they're messing with.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Competition is usually considered a positive thing for an industry. It forces you to continue to improve and …

Branding

18 Extraordinary Jobs You May Not Have Known About (Infographic)

Did you know you could get paid to sleep?<p>Bored with your work? Don’t worry, there are plenty of interesting jobs you can look into. And we don’t mean a travel blogger or a fashion photographer. We’re talking about jobs you didn’t even know existed.<p>Enjoy sleeping? You could become a professional …

Fashion Photography

Read the Email That Helped This Man Go From 3 Part-Time Jobs to a 6-Figure Salary

This exchange between Carol Roth and a stranger helped turn his business life around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in late September of 2014, I received an email inquiry via my website. I receive these frequently and do my best to try to respond and be helpful. …

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Latch Onto These 10 Business Trends to Boost Your Growth Rate

Working smarter means finding new efficiencies, respecting your team's time and reducing interruptions that distract you from your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top entrepreneurs understand the key to success is continual analysis and improvement. A number of …

Small Business

Dwyane Wade on Why He Doesn't Have Time for Rest

As Jay Z, one of Wade's fellow investors once said, he's not a businessman -- he's a business, man.<p>By the time Dwyane Wade turned 27, he had already led Marquette to an NCAA Final Four, won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat and helped Team USA to a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. He has …

Business Strategy

3 Reasons You're Not Closing Deals

Stop talking about what you're selling and start listening to why your client needs it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges in a service-based business is converting prospects into clients. Some prospects don’t sign on because they aren’t ready; …

Selling

Gain the Edge With These 7 Secrets of Entrepreneurship They Don't Teach in College

Entrepreneurship requires a skill set that can be learned but not taught. Experience is the best professor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is not something they teach you in college. This is because professors usually focus more on theory than on …

Entrepreneurship

The Social Good Network: Where 11,000 Entrepreneurs Go To Grow

Starting any business is tough, and it’s often even harder for those looking to help, rather than just to capitalize. The most valuable asset many entrepreneurs have, especially when starting out, is their network—but how do you find those like-minded people, if you don’t already know them?<p>Enter …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets

Productivity apps have proliferated at the speed of startup conferences and podcasts. 10 entrepreneurs weigh in on the tools and resources they turn to in order to stay productive and centered.<p>Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a …

Code your way to a higher paycheck today with these 8 coding courses

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you want to be a competitive job applicant, or increase your salary in the tech industry, check out the eight online classes below; …

Programming

How I Successfully Run Two Startups

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …