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The Overall Message You Are Sending At The Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There are a few things that I find irritating at work, and most of these revolve around time. The lack of respect for other people’s time, wasting …

Entrepreneurship

6 Simple Steps to Uncover All Social Conversations about Your Brand

People like to talk about brands online.<p>Whether it's discussion about new products, bad customer service, funny commercials or even social media …

How Talking Less and Listening More Builds Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re at a networking event with a group of new people who could be valuable connections. What’s the best way to hook them in and get them interested? You may be inclined to speak profusely about the value of your business and the work …

Networking

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

Leadership

Startups Anonymous: 38 Things Every Startup Founder Should Know

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

12 Critical Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m just like most other entrepreneurs I know -- I have at least three new business ideas before I get out of bed in the morning. And the ideas just keep coming throughout the day.<p>Thankfully, after years of trial and error as an …

Small Business

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

Brander Beware: 5 Pitfalls That Will Limit Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited you found a great new business idea. You work hard and wait for customers to beat a path to your front door.<p>And then your faith as a business becomes a probability game.<p>About 476,000 new businesses are created <i>each month</i> …

Business Strategy

Startups Anonymous: 19 Hard Truths About Being a Founder

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Five Uncommon Internal Innovation Examples

For the past few weeks I have been exploring some themes around innovation (in this post for why failure is a competitive advantage and in this post that talks about how to turn failure into a competitive advantage) and I wanted to continue on that track by highlighting a few examples of companies …

Innovation

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

The 2015 election campaigns are under way, and it’s clear that doing or saying unintelligent things is no barrier to political success. Unfortunately, there are several psychological mechanisms that lead to apparent idiots being elected into powerful positions.<p>Politicians. Their reputation is very …

Psychology

Four Habits For A More Productive You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Keeping the momentum going means cultivating best practices. It involves a proactive managerial skillset, and you need to start by applying these …

Time Management

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur can benefit from continued education. Whether you are just starting out and handling multiple roles within your company or an experienced business owner -- enrolling in an online course is …

Entrepreneurship

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Real-Estate Developers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s economy, a project requires vision, commitment and funding to make it off the ground. And when it comes to execution of these business essentials, entrepreneurs in every field can learn something from those in commercial real …

Real Estate

Size Matters: Make Your Business Appear Smaller When It Counts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The old adages of “Fake it ‘til you make it” and “Appear to be bigger than you are,” are how most organizations -- particularly ones that focus on B2B -- market themselves. This way, you give customers the impression that you can handle …

Customers

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Founder of TallSlim Tees, on Quora</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense and all of that. Here are some things I think very few people know and fewer implement.<p><b>1. The worst-to-best scale</b><p>You make decisions every day. With every choice, you have lots of options, but you …

Self-improvement

Bob La Loggia - Founder and CEO of AppointmentPlus

My morning routine has been a game changer. It’s all about having sacred daily time to meditate, read, and think about goals and strategy. The time …

Entrepreneurship

Brutal Jobs Are Forcing Japanese Men to Live in Internet Cafes

And you thought your nine to five was kicking your ass.<p>In his short film <i>Net Cafe Refugees</i>, documentarian Shiho Fukada details an escalating problem in Japan: temporary employment. Instead of filling occupational voids with part-time gigs, major Japanese businesses hire interim workers for abysmal …

Japan

Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At some point during the evolution of many successful startups, the founders consider establishing a presence in a foreign country. For most companies, there are significant benefits to expanding internationally, including the sale of …

Corporate Culture

Why Our Ideas about Work and Happiness Are Backwards

Happiness researcher Shawn Achor starts off his TEDxBlomington talk, “The happy secret to better work,” with a story about a unicorn.<p>When his sister …

Happiness

How to Find Work You Truly Love

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you clicked on this article, you probably don't like your job, and you probably have at least a shred of hope that if the stars aligned, you could. But finding fulfilling work isn't something that you should leave up to chance – it …

Happiness