Wayne Singleton

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How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Make Marketing Decisions?

When somebody asked me that the other day, my first reaction was:<p><i>“The same way we make all our decisions, I guess. Every day is one long string of decisions and, when you’re the owner of the business, most decisions eventually fall on you. The important ones, anyway.”</i><p>Since there are hundreds and …

7 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Success is not an overnight phenomenon. It requires a unique set of skills built over time. While there is no manual outlining what makes someone successful, the most successful entrepreneurs in the world seem to share these 7 habits.<p><b>1. They set goals and outline specifically how to reach them.</b><p>Ben …

The One-Question Shortcut to Identifying Your Niche Market

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’d like to sell more, right? More of your product, service, program, offering; whatever it is you are paid to deliver.<p>Maybe it’s because you’d like to make more money. Maybe it’s because you’d like to help more people. …

Divorce

How To Turn Your Career Envy Into Motivation

Hating on someone else’s success gets you nowhere fast. So why don’t your turn that jealousy into something productive?<p>Social media has always been a virtual trophy case of acquaintances’ participation awards.<p>They’re updating their Facebook status with 12 coworkers from <i>your</i> dream job’s rooftop …

How to Not Waste Your Windfall of Time

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you win the lottery, what will you do with your winnings?<p>That’s a mind game that almost everyone plays at one time or another. If you’re anything like a lot of lottery winners, you’ll probably end up broke.<p>Let’s face it. …

Time Management

35 Quotes on Turning Setbacks Into Successes

Don't let failure stop you. Let it be the jolt you need to succeed.<p>My greatest failure in life birthed my writing career.<p>I burned out in the corporate world, came to a tire-skid stop in 2001, and then started writing for a living. Since then, I've never regretted the setback.<p>Maybe you've been …

Motivation

6 Small Changes to Your Morning Routine Will Transform Your Entire Day

People have a lot of bad habits when it comes to morning routines. Here's how to fix them.<p>The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an app or clock that taps into your natural circadian rhythm and …

Time Management

5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p>Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that no matter what obstacles come their way, …

Self-help

10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are over 7 billion people in the world. A single trait sets a small handful apart; celebrated and emulated individuals have earned something more valuable than gold. Aretha Franklin knows the answer—R.E.S.P.E.C.T.<p>You can …

Bill Gates

Want to Be More Productive? Try These 15 Habits of Remarkably Effective People

Find yourself staring out the window again? You can quickly get back on track.<p>Being productive is a great thing. Not only does it increase your self-confidence and sense of well-being, it can also make you more effective and your company more profitable. The ultimate reward for keeping your focus …

Productivity

6 Quotes to Power You Through a Professional Slump

In the professional pit of despair? Don't stress - this too shall pass (and these quotes will help).<p>Career slumps.<p>We've all been there. No matter how much we might love our jobs, or how great we might be at them, we all experience periods of professional dissatisfaction where we seem to be …

slump

Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is important to entrepreneurs, whether they are starting a new venture or expanding an existing business, as a new or improved product can provide a competitive edge.<p>Innovations may include a completely new product or …

Innovation

The Truth About The Minimum Wage

I babysat beginning when I was 14, and when I was sixteen I graduated to ‘real’ jobs. All of my first six or seven part-time jobs paid the minimum wage, which was two-seventy-five an hour back then. I worked as a waitress-slash-pack mule running cakes and pies up and down stairs at an enormous …

7 Principles for Propelling Your Startup to Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want a venture to succeed?<p>I developed seven principles that can help a startup improve its odds at success based on analysis of more than 1,500 public companies that I did for my book <i>Value Leadership</i>.<p>Companies that followed …

Entrepreneurship

6 Extraordinary Business Lessons From Self-Made Billionaires

There are a few things Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Mark Cuban and other business tycoons want you to know.<p>Billionaires are a whole other class of people, right? They must be smarter than the rest of us. Stronger. Luckier. Better.<p>What if I told you billionaires are just like you--and that at one …

Bill Gates

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

The One Mistake That's Killing Your Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Alex Banayan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>In business school we’re shown case studies about Apple, Starbucks, and those other big guys – but the idea that their marketing methods are "best" is …

Marketing

11 Remarkably Effective Ways to Lead by Example

When you walk the talk, you'll be a better and more effective leader. Isn't that what we all want?<p>If you're a leader, your employees are watching every move you make. It's not because they don't trust you, and it's not because they want to keep track of your every move. The reason your people watch …

Employment

10 Traits of the Successful Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur can prove difficult, but understanding these 10 traits of other successful entrepreneurs should help.<p>We all have different work methods and ethics. And sometimes our personal and professional traits don't gel with being a small-business owner or entrepreneur. You might have …

Entrepreneurship

5 Effective Hiring Tips for Early-Stage Startups

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t have much of a company without a strong, dedicated team. Yet, the hiring process can be challenging, from sourcing candidates, screening and interviewing them to making the final evaluations.<p>The competition for …

Employment

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. While some people sit and fantasize about the glamor of being their own boss and creating their own business, those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering …

Entrepreneurship

Feng Shui: The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Desk for Success

Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. It’s based on the idea …

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

Use these timesaving tips to work better and more productively.<p>When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute …

Time Management

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

11 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Happier And More Productive

You can change your life in 10 minutes — if you take that time to learn a life-changing technique.<p>In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?"<p>Here are a few of our favorite takeaways that will save you …

You Need the Stamina and Mindset of a Professional Athlete to Make It in Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs, close your eyes. You’ve gone through the pain of starting a business and now it’s a reality. But it’s time for a hard truth: if you don’t have an athlete mentality, your company’s not going to make it. Why? …

Entrepreneurship

How To Turn Monday Into A Day You Actually Enjoy

Ever wish the weekend had just one more day of rest? Rethinking Mondays gets us a little closer to that ideal schedule.<p>For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying an experiment with my Mondays. Rather than making Monday morning my big post-weekend return to work as it is for a lot of people, I’ve …

Time Management

Retirement Reality Bites: It's Time To Bite Back

According to a Bankrate.com poll, 36% of Americans of all ages have not begun saving for retirement—including a rather shocking 25%+ of the 50-64 year-olds surveyed.<p>Of course there are many uncontrollable reasons why people are financially unprepared—losing their job to the recession, an obsolete …

4 Ways to Signal Power

Here's how to master the unconscious cues that tell others you're a leader as soon as you walk into the room.<p>Imagine you could walk into a room and instantly, unconsciously infect those present with your enthusiasm and confidence? Or tell in an instant who is a friend and who is a foe (or which …

Body Language

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Employment