Aaron Shen

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What Netflix and Starbucks Know About Cash Flow

Netflix just announced its best quarter ever. Its subscriber count went up 13 million worldwide, and investors are enthused. Its U.S. business ended 2014 with 39.1 million subscribers, not far off our 2012 prediction that there were at least 40 million U.S. households who seemed likely to sign up …

3 Must-Use Tactics to Differentiate Your Company From the Competition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business faces an identity crisis during its evolution. Executives of young companies are constantly questioning how to build a differentiated identity in a saturated industry. Even pioneers in uncharted territory will, before too …

How to Be Your Own PR Machine

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although some startups prefer the mystery of “stealth mode,” for most new ventures press is an invaluable way to increase brand awareness and acquire new customers.<p>At my group travel startup Travefy, we direct a significant amount of time …

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Why a Messy Workspace Undermines Your Persistence

The disorganized accumulation of papers and coffee cups scattered across your desk may help you project the impression that you’re working at full throttle, but in fact it’s probably dragging you down. We’ve found that people sitting at messy desks are less efficient, less persistent, and more …

3 Ways to Stay as Passionate About Your Business as When You Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pregnant women often struggle to swallow, and keep down the “horse pill” prenatal vitamins. This seemed crazy to me and I wanted to do something about it. I had fallen in love with a problem.<p>I always had a passion for women’s issues, so …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

7 Unexpected Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Ryan Holmes, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Remember Jeff Foxworthy? The comedian made a splash back in the ‘90s with his (slightly un-PC) “You might be a redneck” routine. Among his classic one-liners: …

12 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making your website live is like unlocking the door to your premises with your office and safe open: Most of the people who visit your physical building will never even know that all of your data is there to discover just by walking in. …

Expert Advice: 10 Tips to Craft a Strong Business Plan

<i>In their book</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture, and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, guest contributor Kaye Vivian, an expert in</i> …

What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do young people view entrepreneurship as a viable career option? Not according to a recent analysis by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that showed that only 3.6 percent of households headed by adults younger than 30 owned stakes in private …

Here's How to Use Science to Design Your Email for Optimal Conversion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every email marketer’s worst fear is that their carefully crafted message will wind up in the spam box before the recipient even clicks on it. Fortunately, knowing the science behind email marketing can help you create emails that not …