Vikas Prabhakar

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How to Start a Blog: A Tutorial

If you’re passionate about writing and comfortable with technology, starting a blog is one way to share your personal experiences and insights with …

Web Design

How To Use LinkedIn Publishing For Free Thought Leadership And PR

As an authority on thought leadership I have to admit I underestimated the power of long form publishing on LinkedIn. When LinkedIn launched its Influencers program several years ago with 500 luminaries my response was, roughly translated, “Ho hum.” Then I started seeing articles from emerging …

Thought Leadership

The Startup Guide For Talking To The Press

Giving a great interview isn’t the same as delivering a pitch. Journalists have no interest in promoting your business.<p>Startup founders are often the biggest cheerleaders for their companies, but that doesn’t mean every startup CEO is a natural at speaking to the press. No matter how polished a …

The Top Social Media Tools for Working Smarter, Not Harder

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many businesses are struggling with social media, because it takes up so much time. This is understandable considering that most businesses not only have their digital marketing to manage, but also have to keep up with all other …

Social Media

The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation

Why are some organizations able to innovate again and again while others hardly innovate at all? How can hundreds of people at a company like Pixar Animation Studios, for example, work together to produce blockbuster after blockbuster over nearly two decades – a record no other filmmaker has ever …

Creativity

5 Great Tips to Help You Tell Better Stories

Storytelling is a must have business skill that pays off big when selling, teaching, or entertaining.<p>Skilled storytelling is essential to capturing an audience's attention. It's a must have before attempting to sell, teach, or entertain and is critical in every business. About a year ago, I became …

Serial (Podcast)

Creating Compelling Brand Stories: Lifebuoy

In my last post, I wrote about why I believe Lifebuoy’s “Help a Child Reach 5” campaign is the most effective social responsibility program running …

Personal Hygiene

4 Everyday Activities That Will Actually Strengthen Your Brain

A few small changes can make a big difference to your mental function.<p>Ever feel stuck? You need inspiration for a new creative project, or a way to solve a management problem, or a strategy for increasing sales, but you keep coming up short? You may be able to get things flowing again with a few …

Humanity

The Man Who Wants Everyone to Be a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? Timothy Sykes teaches everyone how he became a millionaire and how you can too.<p>Who wants to be a millionaire? I’ve had this dream ever since I was 8 years old. I used to write papers and draw pictures of what I'd do with the money. At the age of 24 I had successfully …

Stock Markets

How Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Richard Branson Cope With Stress (Infographic)

2 min read<p>They say it’s lonely at the top. It’s incredibly stressful, too. Sitting at the helm of a company, all eyes are on you. Grueling work, long hours and extreme responsibility weigh heavily. The pressure is on. How you cope with it can make or break you -- and your business.<p>Jeff Bezos deals …

Bill Gates

Introducing Bambu by Sprout Social, a New Social Advocacy Platform for Employees

Introducing Bambu, a new social advocacy platform for employees. Learn more and how it may fit into your social communication strategy.

6 Things You Should Do Every Sunday

You need to enjoy some time away from your business. Fortunately, there are ways to step away from work and still have a productive day.<p>When you think about your perfect Sunday, it could involve sleeping in, going out for brunch, and then binge watching Netflix. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs …

Time Management

5 Ways to Become Politically Savvy at Work

You don't have to run for President to play politics. You can do it right at work. Office politics is a real game in every organization and you can win by learning the rules of being politically savvy.<p>Have you ever wondered if playing the game of office politics is necessary to be successful? I …

Leadership

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

30 Motivational Quotes to Help Realize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A little extra motivation and inspiration can sometimes help you push through difficult times and remain focused on the end goal. A positive mindset goes a long way.<p>Read the following quotes to help you reach your …

Motivation

SEO Tips for Social Media Managers

The connection between social media and SEO has been debated for years. Marketers continue to argue over whether or not social media activity …

You've never seen IRS penalties like these

Imagine owing up to $600,000 in penalties on, say, a $20,000bankaccount simply because you didn't report it to the IRS.<p>It sounds unbelievable.<p>But such a gobsmacking penalty is possible if your account has been held overseas at a non-U.S. financial institution for years and you knowingly never …

Essential Q and A on the Value of Content Marketing

Content Marketing Sage or Ice Giant?<p>In advance of the Content Marketing Conference Europe event last week, Maaike Gulden did an interview with me to …