Vel Whitely

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8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

Self-improvement

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How To Land A Meeting With Almost Anyone

Question: What's one tip you have for getting a meeting with a high-value individual who might be able to help your startup grow?<p>"Find somebody in your network who has a first- or second-degree connection to the person you wish to connect with. A warm intro is exponentially better than cold calling …

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Certain entrepreneurial skills can’t be taught in school. And, in my opinion, one of these is knowing how to negotiate your way to a “yes.” Sometimes it can be hard to get people to understand your vision. Without being able to …

Entrepreneurship

Re

Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your social media marketing strategy cannot remain static. Instead, it’s important to reevaluate business goals, social media campaigns, platform results and revise …

Social Media

Let Your Brand Lead Your Content Marketing Efforts

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fifth article in the series, "</i><i>Content Marketing Like the Big Brands</i><i>," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses ways that small to medium businesses can create compelling content for their customers to</i> …

Marketing

The 11 Assistants Who Run Hollywood

Personal assistants are responsible for keeping Hollywood's biggest names on time, on schedule, and on their A-games around the clock.<p>They book meetings, run errands, arrange for childcare, and anything else required to keep their bosses in check.

The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has one of the epiphany moments: “There needs to be a solution for [insert problem here].” After launching five consumer electronics products with TrackR, we have found the biggest barrier to bringing a …

Product Management

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you watched ABC’s Shark Tank on March 14, you probably came away impressed by 15-year old inventor and entrepreneur, Carter Kostler. Carter saw some disturbing statistics about childhood obesity and witnessed first hand at …

Entrepreneurship

Three Young Men Are About To Become Billionaires

The trio cofounded Airbnb, a short-term, peer-to-peer apartment rental service that's an alternative to hotels. They're raising a new round of financing at an estimated $10 billion valuation.<p>Once that fund-raising is complete, each founder will be worth a little more than $1.5 billion, Forbes' Alex …