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12 books you should read before starting a business

If you want to start a business, you'll need advice on where to start, what pitfalls to anticipate, and how best to spend your time and money to get your idea off the ground.<p>While you may be tempted to spring for classes, seminars, and training sessions, books are the most accessible and affordable …

This science-backed seven-minute workout is all you need to get back in shape

It is not easy to squeeze in time for the gym, especially when you live in a world expected to be in two different places all the time. While this …

How to Become the Coca-Cola of Your Industry Practically Overnight

Soon, everything they taught you about Facebook advertising and lead generation will not work. This is why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the next 24 months, direct lead generation will be inaccessible for most businesses. Soon, everything they taught you about …

Online Life

6 Creative Ways to Approach Time Management

Revel in your successes when they come.<p><i>What are some of your favorite tips for time management? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Carrie DiRisio, YA writer and creator of</b> …

7 Lifestyle Changes You Must Adopt to Build Your Business on the Side

You won't create a new life for yourself if you don't change how you're living your current one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a business on the side isn't for everyone. You'll need to sacrifice much even while you learn new things. Creating your own startup …

7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare for in 2018

Whether you're a C-suite executive, a marketing leader, or a content creator yourself, here are seven content marketing trends to keep on your radar as you prepare for 2018.<p>We're more than halfway through 2017. I know that sounds almost impossible because the year has flown by so far. (My youngest …

Why most people will never be successful

"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

The Shortest Path to $1 Million in E-Commerce Business

You can either scale your e-commerce business with experimentation or you can simply use the strategy this young entrepreneur did.<p>Alejandro Rioja launched Flux Chargers exactly two years ago. Today, the product is sold in more than 90 countries and generates more than $1 million in revenue.<p>This is …

Should You Create a Company or Personal Blog?

Blogging is an interesting phenomenon.It’s been a game-changing marketing strategy for many smaller businesses and has enabled them to compete with …

How to Make Videos When You Don't Like the Way You Look

Fears about your appearance are natural, but you can't let them stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Salma Jafri, like the rest of us, might change a few things about her appearance if she could. She thinks her nose is too big and her …

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance

You have the power to reframe anything in your life. Here's how.<p>When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate 2018 Guide for Home Based Business Ideas

Each year it seems there’s new home based business ideas popping up.<p><b>Need Easy Extra $250+/Month For Free?</b><p><b>SurveyJunkie:</b> Make $5-$25 in your spare time …

The fears of freelance, and why you are probably overreacting

I was 24 years old, fresh out of college, and eager to begin my career in the creative arts field when I got the news from my then Art Director: …

39 Essential Google Search Operators Every SEO Ought to Know

In SEO, it’s often the little things that matter.After you’ve learned the basics, you can’t stop. You need to push yourself and learn more and …

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Bill Gates

The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

Donald Trump

10 Best Platforms to Start Your Freelancing Career

Share<p>Tweet<p>+1<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Shares 8<p><b>Freelancing career</b> is one of the finest and most searched things on the web. It is because doing freelance jobs can give …

Employment

How to Create a Killer LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn recently brought back one of the platform's more popular features in hopes of helping users generate more business from their profile pages.<p>Do you know how your LinkedIn profile stacks up against other users'? Are you maximizing all the features to give you an edge on your competition?<p>Good …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

24 time-saving hacks that will free up hours in your weekly schedule

So what are busybodies of the 21st century to do?<p>According to users in a recent Quora thread, there are a range of daily behaviors people can tweak — even just slightly — to free up lots of extra time during the week.<p>Get ready to be your most efficient self.

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had invested in a restaurant that was struggling and the family was facing bankruptcy. Simple, everyday decisions like getting out of …

Motivation

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that information might be …

10 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, “everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth,” says Steve Siebold, a self-made millionaire.<p>But not everyone …

Personal Finance

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

The 38 Most Inspiring Quotes I Know

Words of wisdom to keep you pushing forward.<p>No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:<p>1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa<p>2. “I’ve …