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The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public …

Public Speaking

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The holidays are over, but you can’t rest yet. From the last week of December through the first few weeks of January, retailers like yourself have a prime opportunity to stretch the holiday sales season. Shoppers armed with gift …

Customers

4 Ways to Make Your Employees Love Working for You

Focus on employee happiness and watch retention rates soar.<p>Amy Buckner Chowdhry knows about making people happy--AnswerLab, the company she co-founded, helps brands connect with customers by researching how people engage with websites. That's made her something of an expert on connecting with …

Employee Engagement

11 New Year's Resolutions That Will Jump-Start Your Career

Many of you will resolve to do a whole host of things in 2014. Some will vow to eat healthier, lose weight or save money—while others will pledge to land a new job, get a promotion or earn more money.<p>“Many people go into a New Year with resolutions or goals for their career for the next 12 months,” …

The 20 Best Ads Of 2013

It was a big year for content marketing, desserts and videos that made you cry.<p>Can a pastry ever be an ad? What about a video created with a certain brand’s product but that the brand didn’t create? A Twitter attitude?<p>All of those things feature in our list of the best ads of the year.<p>Rather than …

Developing your leadership skills in five easy steps | Marketing Magazine

There’s a saying that goes something like “any good leader is only as good as the team around them,” so it’s no surprise that I’m proud of my …

10 Great Entrepreneurs Talk about their Start-up Days | Inc.com

Aaron Patzer launched Mint.com as a user-friendly alternative to Quicken and other personal-finance software out there. Little did he know that just two years later, Intuit, which makes Quicken, would fork over $170 million for his website. Patzer, an Inc.com 30 Under 30 alum, is also featured in …

Entrepreneurship

3 Steps for Finding Your Next Top Performer

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Average" employees are costing your company more money than you think.<p>While some of these employees might have left on their own accord in the past, today they’re toughing it out – and inadvertently restricting your company’s …

Human Resources

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You either love or hate “end of the year” articles that talk about evaluating the past year and planning for the coming year. I have mixed emotions about them: psychologically the end of the year is an important milestone but, …

Leadership

5 Things You Think Will Improve Your Work Life (But Actually Won't)

“If only …”<p>If only you had a bigger salary, a nicer boss, a more flexible schedule.<p><i>Then</i> you’d love your job! In fact, you’d practically bounce into the office on Monday morning and have to drag yourself away from your desk on Friday night.<p>Or so you might think.<p>But if you’re convinced that a few …

Nelson Mandela on the power of education

<i>(This post ran previously in June.)</i><p>One of the most famous quotes of the revered Nelson Mandela is about education:<p><i>Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.</i><p>Here are a few other Mandela quotes about the importance of education:<p>The power of education extends beyond …

Big data and big business: It’s what you do with it that matters

<b>The crucial thing about “big data” is the data. “Big” is relative, and while size often matters, real disruption can come from data of any size.</b><p>This …