Brian Andrade

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Strategy Is Not a To-Do List

Making a dent in entrepreneurial thinking<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Steve Blank, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I had breakfast with two of my ex-students from Singapore who were building a really interesting startup. They were deep …

Product Management
Phil Libin

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, often you are your brand. Your "about" page can set the tone for you and your style and give potential clients a preview of what you might be like to …

Marketing
Employment

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader

Take care of your people and your people will take care of your business -- and bottom line profits will follow.<p>There is a great cost when you neglect the human connection point in business.<p>Over the past 20 years there has been a significant amount of data showing that investment in the human …

Deeply

Today's Most Satisfied Employees Demand These 4 Things

Entrepreneur; CEO and Co-Founder, ClearCompany<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The employee landscape is changing, and with it has come new needs, desires and areas of importance for employees. This means employee development is no longer just about career development, …

Employee Engagement

The Simple Secret to Making an Instant Connection With Everyone You Meet

<i>“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” - Diogenes Laërtius</i><p>Two months ago, I was in Munich missing a plane for Paris.<p>Arriving minutes before the gate would close on me, panicking inside, I tried to remain calm while explaining the situation to a …

Self-improvement
Leadership
Team Building

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

The 8 Secret Places to Find the Best Stock Images

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock …

Inspire the Innovation Monster Within

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fostering your creative juices takes the same focus and hard work as anything else. Creativity isn’t a birthright, but rather a learning process that can be developed.<p>In Sir Ken Robinson’s …

Creativity

4 Ways To Motivate People

Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them?<p>Motivation is powerful. <b>It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.</b><p>When tested in national surveys against such seemingly crucial factors as intelligence, ability, and salary, …

Ben Horowitz

5 Subtle Ways Leaders Lose Credibility – Let's Grow Leaders

Credibility is hard to establish and easy to lose. The sad truth is I’ve seen really good leaders lose the confidence and credibility of their teams …

Reid Hoffman: You can't keep your best people forever

There will come a time when your brightest, most beloved employee will want to leave. Reid Hoffman says you should let her go—or at least, in many …

The Corporate Folklorist’s Credo

Storytelling is key to a strong brand and culture — if it’s done right. Having a corporate folklorist on staff helps to convey an organization’s purpose and values through stories and artifacts. But since it’s a relatively new function, it could use a credo to inform and inspire good …

5 Ways to Host Better Meetings

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings come in all shapes and sizes. There are board meetings, stakeholder meetings, staff meetings, sales meetings — the list is endless. But no matter …

Entrepreneurship

5 Secrets That Will Help You Master Conversation Skills

What are the fundamentals of conversation skills?<p>I’ve posted about the fundamentals of networking, and even how introverts can network but many …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Human Behavior

Entrepreneurs > Personal Improvement<p>Next Article<p>3 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Improve Yourself in 2018<p>Next Article<p>Gregory Ciotti • Guest Writer<p>Marketing Strategist<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”-- knowledge that often took …

Books
Leadership
Management

A First-Time Founder's Guide to Fundraising

At a recent event, financial consultant Sirk Roh addressed the questions of several founders who are in the early stages of raising money.<p>Unfortunately, rookie entrepreneurs will find that the early-stage fundraising process doesn't necessarily get easier with each funding round.<p>Your pitch, …

Venture Capital

5 Elements of an Irresistible Call to Action

Having the right sales piece is crucial to the success of your direct mail campaign. And one of the most critical aspects of any sales piece is the offer, or call to action. This is the part of the copy that lets readers know what you want them to do and what they’ll get for doing it.<p>The call to …

Psychology

Yes, You're Ready to Do Strategic Planning

It's easier than you think, and it really will help you chart the best path to growth.<p>In 2006, after having enjoyed plenty of success in his first eight years as a business owner, David Handmaker saw the tide turning. His Los Angeles-based printing company, Next Day Flyers, was losing ground to …

Management

[Guest Post] 7 tips for sharing stories about your nonprofit work

<i>Today I'm pleased to introduce you to Lori Jacobwith. Lori and I have interacted over the last few years and finally got to meet in Minneapolis</i> …

Alternative ways to take credit cards. Ditch your merchant account!

<b>Business today is too mobile and too flexible to stick with inflexible traditional merchant accounts for credit card processing. New options are here</b> …

Top 6 Non Profit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Top 6? Why not top 5? Well, I like to shake things up around here. Keep it fresh and original. And also, if we’re being honest, I couldn’t stick to …

Marketing

Nonprofit fun and games

Very few people look at management goals for nonprofit organizations and think “fun!” It’s important work, and failing to do it can mean a failure of …

Nonprofits