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The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Infographics

These 6 Traits Reveal Why We Love Great Communicators So Much

It's not just about holding a conversation. Your communication skills can reveal how reliable, concise and honest you are.<p>You always hear about how important communication is to the success of small businesses. It may sound simple, but being a strong communicator is nuanced.<p>PayScale recently …

workimprovement

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

This Study of 31 Million Employees Will Forever Change Your Approach to Hiring and Retention

Developing robust plans to attract and retain talent is a crucial leadership role. In case you needed more incentive, check out this shocking data.<p>Gallup's latest State of the American Workplace report is eye-opening, to say the least, if you care about hiring and retaining star talent. The …

Employee Engagement

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

reread

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face.<p>If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this.<p>For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with …

Psychology

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …

When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares (Video)

When it comes to airfare, it's all about the timing.<p>CheapAir.com released the results from its international airfare study on Thursday, and the …

Flying

8 morning routine hacks that will get you up and out the door faster

Even the most die-hard morning people among us may sometimes find that the struggle is real.<p>Need a wake-up call? We asked some of the nation's leading time-management experts to share their most eye-opening ways to make mornings a little less brutal and a lot more doable.

Time Management

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

Just as people differ in height, musical talent, and sense of humor, there are pretty consistent differences in their ability to understand how others see them. Such differences are usually attributed to their self-awareness, though a more appropriate name for this ability would be <i>other-</i>awareness: …

workimprovement

Teens are Getting Hooked on Devices Meant to Help People Quit Smoking

Vaping may be safer than smoking, but that doesn't mean it's safe.<p>Teenagers are a formidable force in America, but some of the things they do suggest …

Public Health

10 tips for promoting a more efficient company culture

As daylight saving time approaches, it’s a good time to think about, well, saving time.<p>Employees are spending more and more time at the office, …

Employee Engagement

The Ultimate Guide for Reinventing Yourself

It may be time to hit the reset button--here's how it's done.<p>There comes a point in nearly everyone's life when it's time to hit the reset button. There are those events that call for a total transformation, involving a big mindset shift and a change in health, career, spirituality, relationships, …

Small Business

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

What Is the Enneagram Test and Why Is Everyone Obsessing Over It?

Normally, I get embarrassed when I’m out to dinner with friends and we’re all scrolling through our phones. Millennials, right? But last week, I made …

Psychology

This app teaches your kids how to save money (because you suck at it)

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement</i> …

Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …

Flavors

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

TED Talks

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

8 apps to help you track customer reviews

BirdEye is a reputation-management platform that allows you to stay on top of what your customers are saying about your brand. This platform allows you to do a lot more than just monitor and manage customer reviews. BirdEye has review generation and marketing tools that will help increase your …

Your company will use blockchain in less than 10 years — here’s how

Almost a decade ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, silently disrupted trust-providing organizations, like banks, with an eight-page long research paper describing how money can be decentralized (through Bitcoin). At the time, not many people understood the potential that those eight …