Abhishek Thakur

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5 Life Lessons That Will Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t necessarily consider making mistakes a bad thing, because I’ve learned so much more from them than my successes. If you own up to the mistakes you make and do your best to learn from them, they can be helpful, actually. …

Entrepreneurship

How Much BS Goes on in Your Company? Take the Quiz | Inc.com

All companies have a little BS that employees must cut through to get things done. Some companies, however, have a lot more BS than others. Wonder how your workplace stacks up?<p>Wonder no more. Take a quiz based on my new book "Business Without the Bullsh*t." Instructions:<p>Match your result to the …

Networking

What Your Logo’s Color Says About Your Company (Infographic)

Understanding the science behind color could increase the effectiveness of your company’s branding methods.<p>When it comes to identifying your brand, your logo is probably the first thing your customers will think of.<p>While honing the narrative and message behind your logo should of course be your …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

Leadership

The Eater Email Newsletter Can Be Yours Today

Filled with the biggest restaurant-world and dining news of the day, the <b>Eater National Email Newsletter</b> is delivered free to your inbox every evening. Haven't gotten around to signing up yet? No problem. You can do it right here:<p>Sign up for the Eater National email Newsletter

10 Advanced Facebook Tips and Tricks

If you want to get the most out of your time and money in Facebook, then take it to the next level with these 10 strategies.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the</i> …

Social Media

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? It'll Help You Rise Above Failure.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are all about achieving peak performance. The top or quickly emerging entrepreneurs' definition of success goes way beyond just the money they earn or the promotional support they receive. Today’s greats are …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess -- from accounting and managing a profit and loss …

Business Strategy

Want Customers to Open Your Emails? Read This.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a rush to acquire customers through Twitter and Facebook, email marketing is often dismissed as outdated and out fashioned. Why craft an email when you can engage on social media?<p>But don't dismiss the ancient act of sending …

Marketing

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

8 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as it creates a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and allows anyone with an internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your …

Social Media

20 Quick How-To Guides to Solve All Your Troubles

If you have a problem and need a quick and simple solution, Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has 20 of them for you.<p>Wysaki's helpful hints range from …

Electronic Payments 2.0: The Second Coming of Mobile Payments Startups

Until sometime ago, every trip on a cab run by Ola Cabs had to be paid in cash. If you don’t have cash in hand and an ATM isn’t close by, you are …

How to Seamlessly Include Keywords in Your Web Content

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author</i> …

Fanfiction

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re building a product or service people are familiar with, your biggest challenge is competing for market share against established giants. However, if you have a brand new idea, you have taller obstacles to overcome: You …

Electronic Medical Records

3 Keys to Unlocking Employee Talent

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With resources limited and budgets tight, using every ounce of your employees’ talent is vital to your business’ success. While many entrepreneurs stress about running a lean ship, most are actually sitting on a treasure trove …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be Successful? Learn How to Manage.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing more annoying than a manager who doesn’t know how to manage. If you think that doesn’t apply to you, think again. If you’re an entrepreneur, then like it or not, you’re a manager. And there’s a very good chance …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a tight ship can pay off in unforeseen ways -- creativity and innovation mounts within an organization when resources are limited, and research suggests that companies with frugal CEOs are less prone to accounting errors …

San Francisco

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having the privilege to be part of what I believe is one of the most hardworking, inspirational industries is both challenging and rewarding. You deal with the most dedicated and devoted owners where putting in 60 hours a week …

Entrepreneurship

Deciding How Much of Your Marketing Time Should Go to SEO

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>SEO is extremely important, especially as consumer habits and search-engine algorithms change. Consumers are becoming less and less likely to engage directly with businesses when looking for information. In fact, most consumers …

Marketing

7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So there I was, exhausted at the end of a long work day, frustrated by a particularly stressful drive home and contemplating pouring a stiff bourbon and withering away on the couch for a couple hours.<p>Then something happened.<p>My …

Entrepreneurship

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reality is that most startups fail. In the last few years, I've consulted or mentored more than 500 startups. Here is a summary of the recurring problems I have seen in the flawed startups to avoid to maximize your odds of …

Startups

Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much money do you want to make every year? If you haven’t seriously asked yourself that, you should. Why wouldn’t you learn how to make money? It’s a very easy question to answer. And until you’ve really thought about it, …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Hire Killer Salespeople? Follow These Steps.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are few things more important to a startup or small business than growing sales, particularly when you’re ready to begin scaling. Yet when it comes to hiring salespeople, there are number of signs that are incredibly …

Employment

What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Projections are a funny concept in business. On paper they mean one thing but to entrepreneurs they mean something entirely different. Think of it like a dirty, little secret. While you show potential investors your best face, …

Entrepreneurship

HowAboutWe's Founders Redefine Online Dating -- And What It Means to Be a CEO

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the middle of 2012, Aaron Schildkrout found himself designing a new homepage for the website of HowAboutWe, the dating site he had founded more than two years earlier. Having pioneered the concept of an online dating site …

howaboutwe

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Choosing to quit your job and launch your own business is a risk, but one made easier if you start up in an industry where you already have knowledge, connections and credibility. In that sense, the company you're leaving can …

Small Business

Start Preparing Your SEO for the 'Internet of Things'

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Get ready for an online marketing revolution that’s coming in the form of smart home technology, or what’s now evolved into a greater concept: the Internet of Things.<p>Smart home technology has been around as long as the Jetsons …

Internet of Things

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

3 min read<p>TED Talks set the bar high when it comes to riveting presentations brimming with inspiring “ideas worth spreading.” They inform, engage and educate. Sometimes they even move us to reshape our careers, transform our businesses and change our lives for the better.<p>Busy entrepreneurs often …

Work-life Balance

Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the last 20 years, I've struggled with the work-from-home policy. In theory, I love the idea of working from home; I just think it’s a bad idea for startups. While I don't doubt that many people can -- and have -- made it …

Work from Home