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Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his new book, Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014), the "recovering lawyer" and founder of Venture for America Andrew Yang offers up his opinion on how our country can rectify our current economic problems – have</i> …

Entrepreneurship

4 Things No One Tells You About 'Entrepreneur-ing' From Home

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running your own business is the American dream. Add “work from home” to the mix and it sounds like paradise, right? There are certainly plenty of upsides to running a successful (emphasis on “successful”) business from home. However, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Fears You Must Overcome When Starting a New Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For every business owner who has met the demands of a payroll, many more don’t make it past doing a first draft of a business plan. What's the main difference between those who drive profits and the ones who fumble and walk quietly back …

Entrepreneurship

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

Entrepreneurship

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, genders and backgrounds. They get up at dawn. They're the first ones to the office and the last ones to leave. They use productivity apps, network their tooshes off and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

Entrepreneurship

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the best way to find the right people for your board of directors?</b> <i><br>- Rhonda Davis</i><p><b>A:</b> A balanced, qualified and engaged board of directors is one of a startup’s strongest assets, making the decision of who sits on your board a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In the fifth edition of his book</i> Retail in Detail<i>, retail business owner and consultant Ronald L. Bond offers small-business owners an updated, no-nonsense guide to the world of retailing. In this edited excerpt, the author offers expert</i> …

Small Business

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<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 …

Work-life Balance
Management

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

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 products or …

Marketing

The 3 Insurance Policies You and Your Employees Should Not Ignore - Small Business Trends

Despite all the emphasis recently on major-medical health coverage, let’s not forget three other types of insurance policies that can provide …

4 Tips to Turn Your Business Into a Talent Attractor

I’ve previously discussed keeping your employees happy with better benefits. So now that you’ve mastered loyalty through better benefits, you may be …

Yes, There Are Benefits of Employee Turnover

Are you worried about losing key employees this year?<p>A Right Management study says 83 percent of employees definitely plan to look for jobs this …

Why You Should Consider Building Business Credit

Building business credit is both highly misunderstood and becoming more and more important all the time for business owners.<p>Consider this. In the …

How To Integrate Your Remote Office Effectively

Sometimes it just makes sense to hire remote workers, since they can bring invaluable knowledge about diverse demographics to the table. Remote …

The Benefits of Giving Your Employees a Raise

Are you trying to keep your key employees happy by offering them perks like work-at-home days, cross-training and flexible hours? That’s great and I …

Should Your LLC Elect S Corp Status? - Small Business Trends

Two of the most popular legal structures for small businesses are the LLC (Limited Liability Company) and the S corporation. Many small business …

When Starting a Business Be Prepared to Do Worse - At First

The early stage of business ownership can be very difficult. Most people have heard that, yet many still have dreamy visions of overnight success. No …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Time I

Engagement Encouraged at All Levels Ensures a Thriving Company - Switch & Shift

I’m all for making 21st century business progressive, innovative and a significant step from the draconian approach that has plagued the world for …

5 Reasons Your COmpany Needs a Millennial CEO

Ever hear the expression “What got us here won’t get us where we need to go next?”<p>I keep thinking about our companies’ leaders, and that saying nags …

How Do You Evaluate CEO Performance? 6 Ways To Grade The Chief

It is very difficult for a CEO to get objective feedback from anyone within his or her organization. For this reason, it is critical that the board – whose primary role is to provide oversight and assistance to the CEO – provide a clear feedback mechanism. As someone who spends a lot of time in …

How can CEOs measure culture?

Now that I’ve covered a model for understanding corporate culture and some ways to create a good one, the next question many CEOs ask is: “Can I …

Future Of Work

<i>As the founder of “The Millennial CEO” blog, does it surprise you that this post caught my eye the second it came across my desk?</i><p>It shouldn’t!<p>But not …

Co-CEOs...and Other Org Chart Disasters to Avoid | Inc.com

There are of course any number of contributing factors in the sad, sorry tale of the decline of RIM (known to most people by the name of their flagship product, the Blackberry).<p>One straw in the wind was particularly telling, however, and that was trying to run the business with two co-CEO's. I …

Management

The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern …