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Original 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin Harrington Explains The 3 Fundamentals Of A Great Pitch

He's the man behind the "As Seen On TV" distribution vehicle that launched major brands like OxiClean using infomercials, an advertising industry that's now worth around $200 billion.<p>Harrington is also one of the cofounders of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and has worked with founders to launch …

No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might be limited to a strict budget when you want to start a business, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options. It is possible to start a business with very little money, if …

The One Thing Everyone Knows, But Only Successful People Practice

It’s the secret that everyone knows, but no one wants to admit—that very few of us achieved our current employment status because we followed a brilliant master plan, strategy, or map. In fact, most of us got to where we are today because our career was fluid, figuring out the road ahead as we …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

75% of tech billionaires under 40 never graduated college

America’s next generation of business leaders will almost all be from the information technology sector. Perhaps more interestingly, nearly all of them dropped out of college.<p>Forbes recently published its annual billionaires list, and nearly all of the fresh faces came from dot.com IPOs. The top …

Why Parents Inadvertently Hinder The Success Of Their Children

The current helicopter parent culture delivers immediate results such as better grades and extracurricular activities’ awards, but it may hinder the qualities most needed for entrepreneurship and more generally, for success in adulthood – adaptability, resourcefulness and creativity.<p>Today’s parents …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Explain It Like I'm Eight: Viewability

Explain It Like I'm Eight is a new video series from Advertising Age that looks to bring a little clarity to our jargon-filled world. Today's topic …

'Growth and Comfort Never Co-Exist': Clinton Global Initiative Panelist

<b>New York City (Kitco News) -</b> Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened Monday’s 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative program, hosting a discussion with World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim and IBM’s CEO, Ginni Rometty.<p>This year’s theme, Reimagining Impact, requires world leaders to …

ISIS Entices Youth With High Salaries - King Of Jordan

<b>New York City (Kitco News) -</b> Making youth a priority and ensuring their future is the key to settling the unrest in the Middle East, King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein told former President Bill Clinton Monday afternoon.<p>Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York City, …

7 Tips For Being A Successful Social Entrepreneur

More than ever, people are looking to pursue meaningful career paths. At times our vision of how the world should be is so vivid, we can’t resist the urge to try and build it ourselves. Starting a business has never been easier, but executing on our ideas can make for seriously hard work. Here are …

A Look At What Makes Alibaba's Jack Ma Tick, And How He Did It

Alibaba’s successful IPO in New York brings back memories of interviewing founder Jack Ma in his hometown Hangzhou in 2006 long before his name was universally recognized – but well after he had saved Alibaba from failing in 2001.<p>I learned a lot about Ma as an entrepreneur during that first …

12 Mind-Blowing Facts About Apple That Will Remind You Just How Gigantic The Company Really Is

It defined the smartphone market with the iPhone, then reinvented personal computing with the iPad. Growth was off the charts as consumers bought these products.<p>Then, things changed. Samsung caught up to it with smartphones, and arguably leapt past it by releasing a bunch of phones with bigger …

Psychology: 53 Mind-Blowing Things You Should Know About Yourself

A few months ago, we posted 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself as a part of psychologist Susan Weinschenk's series, 100 Things You Should Know about People.<p>They include fascinating facts like:<p>Aoccdrnig to reserach at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, the oredr of lteetrs in …

How we read each other's minds

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that …

The Brain

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes clients don’t fully understand, make full use of or give credit to the value added by communications pros. Yet, these individuals work under intense time or performance pressure, a reason why their positions are ranked as among …

The Power of Sleep

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This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Just Debuted Her Clothing Line at NY Fashion Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The intrepid path being forged by 13-year-old Isabella Rose Taylor begs a fundamental question for any young entrepreneur wondering when to start up: “Why wait?”<p>Setting out at a young age has catapulted Taylor, a clothing designer who …

5 Insanely Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Believe it or not, successful people have bad days, too. The difference is they don’t let their feelings dictate their actions. Remembering that emotions are temporary, they have a singular focus -- to serve a larger vision.<p>In order to …

14 Tech Billionaires Who Never Got Their College Degree

But that's not the case for everyone, especially in the tech industry.<p>Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, for example, is paying $100,000 for kids to drop out of school and start their own companies.<p>Thiel has a point: Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs have racked up billions of dollars …

Silicon Valley

7 Famous Quotes You Definitely Didn't Know Were From Women

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” said Thomas Edison.<p>The quote immaculately and succinctly captures the ingredients to success, and appears to be – at least to those who still believe he invented the light bulb – classic Edison: genius.<p>Except for one minor …

The Rags To Riches Story Of Britain's Thriftiest Multi-Millionaire

He’s just sold his business for almost $100million, but entrepreneur Mark Pearson isn’t about to get flash with the cash. Having made his money by helping ordinary people save a bit of their own, profligacy just isn’t his style. When I meet the man behind MyVoucherCodes.co.uk in an unassuming wine …

Even If Your Goals Seem Out of Reach, Stay Motivated With These 6 Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Aug. 29, 2014</i><p>I’ve been working on one project in particular for what seems like forever now -- and I’m growing frustrated. I have nothing to show for my hard work. The project feels as if it has come to …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

6 Viral-Marketing Lessons to Learn From the Ice Bucket Challenge

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social feeds from across the country are chock-full of videos and photos of celebrities, inventors, CEOs, athletes and politicians all taking part in the most recent viral sensation: the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>Whether you've laughed at your …

Houzz Launches A Localized Version To Renovate Australia's Home Design Market

Co-Founder and CEO of Houzz, Adi Tatarko, is in Sydney this week to officially launch Houzz.com.au, a localized version of Houzz for Australian home design and renovation enthusiasts. She is also visiting the new Houzz Australia office and team, lead by Managing Director, Jason Chuck.<p>Only opening …

21 Ways Creative People Keep Themselves Inspired

When you’re a creative person, it’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane details of your every day routine. With a 9-5 job — and life’s general …

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

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 work with.<p>Here are three important steps to crafting the perfect …