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Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

“Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts,” says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.<p>Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work.”<p>So: What works?<p>Not Facebook or Twitter.<p>The crux of …

Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas

I have an excellent recipe for you, as well as a special treat for all of you Loki fans.<p>Over spring break, my husband and I took our high school …

How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The board of San Diego-based biotechnology firm Evofem had specifically sought out Saundra Pelletier to be its new CEO.<p>Pelletier’s years of experience in big, corporate pharma combined with her experience with women’s health issues in …

The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Bar and Club, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Liane Cassavoy explain how you can launch a profitable bar or club,</i> …

If You Envision It, It Will Come

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s not just mumbo-jumbo: visualize your positive future and you’ll have an easier time reaching that peak performance. There’s a science to visualization that runs much deeper than reading a copy of <i>The Secret</i> by Rhonda Byrne.<p>How?<p>Studies …

6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How a leader shows up is everything. Tired after a rough night sleep? People don’t care. Having a rough hair day? Oh well. Angry from that last conversation you had with a colleague? Get over it. The attitude you display, the words you …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

Starting a Business: 4 Ways to Be Intentional About Growth | Inc.com

In the early days of a startup, you should have a one-track mind: Everything you do is helping to build your company.<p>"Honestly, everything is selling. Everything is marketing, everything is support when you're at an early stage," Toutapp CEO Tawheed Kader said at a Senator Club Meetup Thursday …

San Francisco

Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up

Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

What it takes to be a great leader | Roselinde Torres

Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even the most successful people have failed at some point or another. Actually, scratch that -- e<i>specially</i> the most successful people have failed at some point or another. (And probably a whole lot more than you might imagine.)<p>The biggest …

Engage a Mentor with a Short-Term Project

Last summer my friend Rick hosted his nephew, a recent graduate from university, for two weeks as an intern in his consulting business. Under Rick’s guidance, his nephew prepared presentations, assisted in customer engagement projects, built a scheduling spreadsheet, suggested marketing …

5 Common Startup Mistakes That Will Sink You Later | Inc.com

A friend of mine recently missed out on raising venture money because of a mistake he made in the early days of forming his business. He is far from alone: It reminded me of the common mistakes I see founders make at the start that hinder their ability to grow or sell down the road. Every day, …

Entrepreneurship

Improve Your Networking Game With a 'People Plan' | Inc.com

To be successful in your chosen field you need to think about what you want to achieve and pinpoint who can help you achieve your goal, entrepreneur and author Keith Ferrazzi says.<p>Ferrazzi, the founder of strategic consulting firm Ferrazzi Greenlight and bestselling author of <i>Who's Got Your Back?</i>, …

Self-improvement

Leadership Lessons From Microsoft's Satya Nadella | Inc.com

Satya Nadella started his new role as CEO at Microsoft early this month with a promise to "change the world through technology." Although it's way too early to see if he will succeed in achieving that lofty goal, it's not too early to hear about the business philosophies that will guide his …

Leadership

Find Out When That Email You Sent Was Read

Your inbox will never look the same after this.<p>A San Francisco-based startup called Streak has developed a free Google Chrome browser extension …

Buffalo Chickpea Pitas With Ranch | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Notes<p>~Vegannaise in the purple jar is a good choice! Just try not to use too thin a mayo or the dressing will be runny.<p>~Chop the herbs as finely as …

Potato Soup

5 Habits of the Healthiest Vegans

Veganism doesn’t always equal a healthy lifestyle. Some people get by eating processed plant-based foods, but the healthiest vegans practice habits …

Zuppa Vegana: Italian Potato, Bean, and Kale Soup

It’s been a big week here in the FatFree Vegan household. First of all, last Saturday we got a new family member! If you’re a Facebook follower or …

How Paying Yourself First Can Help You Save More Money

According to a Gallup poll, nearly two thirds of Americans prefer saving money over spending it. But that doesn’t mean Americans are always …

Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If <i>Mad Men</i> took place in 2014, the boardroom talk would have been all about push notifications on your smartphone.<p>Mobile marketing is where the magic is these days, but it’s not enough to have notices of sales and discounts landing in a …

The Latest Surprise About the Obamacare Health Exchanges

According to a new report released today, average premiums offered on the new individual government healthcare exchanges are comparable to and sometimes less than their employer-sponsored counterparts.<p>The data might intrigue business owners grappling with rising health-care costs and changes …

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business’s website is your window to the world: It’s how you find customers and how they find you. And if you try to pinch pennies on the maintenance and upkeep of that window, you could be costing your business a fair amount of …

Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bono, the U2 frontman and uber-ambassador to Africa, once was asked how he manages to hold his own in conversations with economists and heads of state when discussing debt relief and financial plans for Africa. He replied, “If someone …

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll never forget my first IPO. The story is as old as the hills of Silicon Valley: It was a great ride … until it flopped. Our primary business was crushed by an 800-pound gorilla and we didn’t have the wherewithal to pick up the pieces …

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Let’s get started. How can we help?<p>I'm an advertiser<p>I'm a publisher<p>Neither, just browsing<p>What's your goal?<p>Brand awareness<p>Performance and …

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When Matthew Levey launched his all-natural beef-jerky company in 2010, he and his two co-founders rode their bikes to as many New York City grocery stores as they could to conduct in-store demos and sign up new accounts. After …

Organize.com Keeps Homes Clutter-Free | Inc.com

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