Alex Lek

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3 Cold Email Strategies With High Response Rates

The two most important things to keep in mind when it comes to cold email: persistence and personalization.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cold emailing isn’t easy, but it can be a crucial part of your marketing funnel.<p>On average, people get 147 new emails every single …

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an incredible …

This New Theory May Actually Explain Why You’re Going Bald

​Your genes could be to blame for your receding hairline<p>If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your receding hairline, you’re definitely not the only one. Two thirds of American men will experience some form of hair loss by the age of 35, and 85 percent of men will have significantly thinning …

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4 Really Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Any Goal

That's all it takes! Courtesy of Harvard Business Review.<p>Originally published by <b>Marshall Goldsmith</b> on LinkedIn: Four Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!<p>My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process …

8 Social Media Lessons You Can Learn From The Pros [With Templates]

<i>There are lessons to be learned from the best companies on social media</i> If you’re reading this, can I assume you’re struggling on social media?That’s …

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

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Photographer captures moment kangaroo cradles dying companion as joey looks on

Heartbreaking image snapped by Evan Switzer in Queensland shows marsupial family’s grief

Linear Tattoos Use One Continuous Line to Leave a Beautifully Bold Impact

Tattoo artist Mo Ganji specializes in black-and-white body art that makes a strong impact with relatively simple drawings. Opting for bold lines and stippled dots, the Berlin-based creative adorns his clients with portraits of people and animals, sometimes combining the two into an elegant image …

How to Implement a Killer Online-Marketing Strategy for $15 a Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I meet with different business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing executives, I am consistently asked a similar question.<p>“Jason, how can I can generate the most leads at the lowest price point?”<p>There is nothing more frustrating for …

5 Steps to Help You Build Your Entrepreneurial Dream Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No true leader is an island. It is rare and practically unheard of for a successful entrepreneur to survive as a solo operation, even in the age of the Internet. Eventually, and often sooner than later, you will need to call in support to …

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5 Copywriting Hacks Designed to Give Your Business a Boost

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having incredible copy is one of the fastest ways to increase your conversion rates and sales, yet so many companies are terrible at it.<p>Recently, I decided to improve my copywriting skills, so I talked to my friend Neville Medhora, who is …

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The Best Way to Approach a Woman at the Bar

The Men's Health Girl Next Door reveals the crucial secret<p>In theory, the bar is a fertile ground to find babes. On any given Friday night, you'll spot a beautiful woman blowing off steam after a tough work week, or catching up with friends over a couple of strong cocktails.<p>In practice, however, …

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth

Pulling out hair follicles sends a 'help' signal to the scalp which triggers a huge surge of regrowth, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However, a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering …

Researchers discover trick to regrowing lost hair

Frustrated by hair loss? New research suggests a peculiar, and slightly painful, solution to the ancient condition of baldness: Yank out whatever hair you have left.<p>In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell, researchers say they provoked fur regeneration in mice by plucking hairs in a …

Set Up This Super Adorable Bamboo 'Glamper' in 45 Minutes

From a fancy suspended "tree house" to doughnut-shaped high-tech tents, the pursuit of "glamping" (glamorous camping, that is) continues to inspire designers. Another case in point: the <b>Froute Pod</b>, a new glamper designed by <b>Giant Grass</b>, a Melbourne-based social enterprise focused on building …

How to Explain Cash Flow to Your Stakeholders

This story originally appeared on Sageworks<p>Though the role of a CFO is changing rapidly, a few financial topics remain consistent. One of those is cash flow – the movement of money in and out of your business. Measurements of cash flow can give you insight into your company’s value and financial …

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you think that financial modeling for a new business is arcane magic, limited in value to financial wizards and professional investors, then you have been listening to the wrong advisors. In reality, a simple Excel spreadsheet model …

Testing Out of College: How to "Moneyball" Your College Degree | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts …

Seattle's Glassy 'Open House' is Pretty Self-Explanatory

<i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Seattle, Washington<b><br>Price:</b> $1,900,000<br>Seattle's <b>Open House</b> probably does have an open house in its future, as it …

Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)

Want to win someone over on the phone? Smile when you dial. It’s the key to influencing people on that thing you used to talk on before you fell for text.<p>Of course, grinning is only part of winning. Just in case you forgot, getting what you want out of phone conversations -- especially those of the …

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5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I decided to leave my own corporate job years ago to pursue the culinary arts, I couldn’t think much further than doing what I love on a daily basis: cooking. But it soon became clear to me that leaving the safety of one career to …

Become the Author of Your Own Life | The Art of Manliness

On Monday, we kicked off the Winston Churchill School of Adulthood with a general discussion of the way in which the master key in growing up well is …

Engineers create very cool material that radiates heat into space

So much for old-fashioned air conditioning: What if you could harness the universe to cool your house?<p>Some Stanford University engineers may have figured out how to do just that.<p>According to a paper in the scientific journal Nature, a team led by Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan has come up …

With Machine Learning, Businesses Can Capitalize on Information It Would Take an Army to Study

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do spam detection, facial recognition, product recommendations and credit-card fraud detection have in common? They’re all processes becoming smarter by the second, thanks to machine learning.<p>Put simply, machine learning is what …

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The People Growing Rich In Sales Share These 5 Entrepreneurial Qualities

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seems that sales has gotten a bad rap over the past few years, and today it seems young people want nothing to do with it. Salespeople are characterized as overly zealous and manipulative middle-aged men, the used-car salesman if you will.<p>…

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Even Warren Buffett Relied on a Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you have traveled far in your entrepreneurial adventure or are taking your first bold steps, look out for if you do not wish your journey to hit a dead end. Don't become so deeply attached to your own views that you fail to tap …

3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs You Probably Haven't Heard Of (and How They Did It)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to wealthy entrepreneurs, there are a lot of names you probably think of immediately, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson. However, there are plenty of millionaires out there that you likely …