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Recharge Your Batteries: 3 Steps

Successful entrepreneurs know that to move ahead sometimes you need to take a break.<p>Most truly successful entrepreneurs share a common belief that no amount of success is ever enough. But even with an insatiable drive to be the best, successful entrepreneurs know that they too must take breaks and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Keys to Recruiting the Best of the Best

Finding the right employees is a lynchpin of success. Here's what to look for.<p>Great employees are important to any company's success, but especially critical at a start-up. In the tech sector, a great software developer will produce more than 10 mediocre ones--and likely avoid costly missteps in …

Employment

3 Ways to Pitch Your Idea

Whether you're selling a suggestion internally or a new service to a potential customer, these techniques will help.<p>Here at The Build Network, we're big fans of leadership guru Daniel Pink (@DanielPink).<p>Thanks to his blog, we learned about Michael Panalon's book, <i>Instant Influence</i>, and published the …

Selling

Are You Still a Great Leader?

How to tell if, just maybe, it's time for someone else to take over.<p>One of the challenges every leader faces is knowing when it is time to move on. This is relatively straightforward for leaders who fail, or leaders who aren't held in high esteem. They tend to get pushed out. They get hints. It is, …

Leadership

4 Keys to the Future of Social Web Marketing

Blink and you've missed a development on the social Web. GrowCo speaker Howard Tullman breaks down what marketers need to know to connect.<p>Leave town for a week or two and you're likely to miss several new developments in the ever-evolving social Web. That was the message from <i>Inc</i>. GrowCo speaker …

Marketing

5 Ways to Keep Tabs on Customers

Here's how to find out what's really happening inside your customer's business.<p>When customers change, their needs change. If you're not keeping tabs on the major changes at your customer account, there's a risk you'll either lose the account or miss new opportunities to sell.<p>It's not enough to …

Customers

4 Ways to Get Customers to Open Your Emails

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a successful email marketer, it's essential that subscribers open your messages. After all, if your audience isn't opening your emails, it's impossible for them to take action, such as clicking through to your …

Marketing

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There aren't many natural born leaders. Most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether you learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from personal experience, becoming a more effective …

Leadership

3 Apps to Help You Write a Marketing Plan

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have a great product or an excellent service but your business won't grow unless people know you're out there. That requires marketing -- online, mobile, on Google, Facebook, direct mail or even printed flyers on …

Marketing

How to Get Ahead by Being Generous

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traditional wisdom says business is a dog-eat-dog world, but new evidence turns that old saying on its head: the people who rise to the top may actually be the most generous.<p>That uplifting finding comes from <i>Give and Take</i>, a new …

Leadership

3 Ways to Create More Engaging Website Landing Pages

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a customer arrives at your website -- either from an online search result or from a link in an advertisement -- the page he or she lands on is called a landing page. These can be your home page or any other page you create …

Marketing

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day, I presented a webinar to hundreds of entrepreneurs on key organizational changes that boost profits. During the webinar, I asked the following question: Do you have a written list of the top five goals you need to …

Employment

Should Your Business Have a Podcast?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business probably has a website, Twitter account and Facebook page, but does it need a podcast? Consumers enjoy podcasts because it gives them alternative and more convenient ways to consume content, says Deborah Shane, a …

Marketing

Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year, more evidence comes out on the success people have using networking to grow and promote their businesses. But I still see so many people who, for one reason or another, continue to resist networking. I began to …

Networking

14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business<i>, online marketing expert Ted Prodromou offers an easy-to-understand guide to using Twitter that will help small-business owners generate leads and connect with customers. In</i> …

Marketing

Managing Online Reputation: What to Listen for, and Where

The cost of managing an online crisis or reputation issue can seem limitless: PR, advertising, loss of sales, lost productivity, distracted …

5 Services to Boost Email Productivity

Two hours and 14 minutes. That's how long on average it takes for workers to sift through the stacks of email they get every single day. When you …

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

<i>Jennifer Parris is the Career Writer for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that offer work</i> …

Seth's Blog

Why prefer Coke over Pepsi or GE over Samsung or Ford over Chevy?<p>In markets that aren't natural monopolies or where there are clear, agreed-upon …

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Sales Force?

There’s a question all top managers should ask: How can I make my sales force, which is one of the biggest and most important investments my company makes, perform more effectively?”<p>There are several reasons that question is so important.<p><b>Sales forces are expensive.</b> Despite predictions by some …