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18 Ways To Hack IKEA Spice Racks

The humble IKEA spice rack may look simple and modest but behind that straight-forward design, if you look with an open mind, you’ll find a lot of …

How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’ve got a great product that you believe solves a major issue in your chosen niche. That’s great -- but running a successful startup isn’t just about you. The real question is, how do you go about getting others to …

Business Strategy

5 Characteristics Shared by the Most Successful Organizations

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies are outwardly different. One makes machine tools, another makes software, others want to sell you lunch or do your bookkeeping. Those differences are superficial. The most successful companies share five core …

Customer Service

Don't Let Your Business Be Held Hostage by a Nightmare Client

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do small business owners find it so difficult to let that nightmare client go? There could be myriad reasons -- the loss of revenue, but also the perceived loss of prestige, power and stability. A small business owner might …

Employment

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with …

Small Business

Building a Brand of Love Amidst a Harsh Reality

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 18th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons</i> …

Nonprofits

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business partnerships, like romantic relationships, can be tricky and are statistically more than likely to fail. However, a healthy and functional partnership can help both of you achieve success greater and faster than what …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways Brands Can Hit the Social Jackpot With Instagram Direct

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are treasure chests of marketing gold buried across unstable and evolving social media platforms – the very kind startups love because they are free and effective. So when someone finds even a nugget on a newly discovered …

Social Media

6 Ways to Promote Wellness In Your Office

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Increasingly, there has been an emphasis on employee health and wellness. It's even more important for entrepreneurs, who typically spend more than the average eight hours a day in workspaces.<p>Jamie Russo, chief of work and …

Bicycle Commuting

Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The clash between introverts and extroverts is ever prevalent. In the past, extroverts have steamrolled over the introverts with charisma and back-slapping punchlines.<p>But as the introverted geeks take over the world and break …

Personality

Incorporate These 5 Habits to Take Advantage of the 'Highly Improbable'

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people think they can, and should, plan their life. But let’s face it, luck has a lot to do with most of the people we meet, most of the goals we achieve and most of the life that we live.<p>Nassim Nicholas Taleb goes even …

Self-improvement

17 Best Ways to Fire Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

When you’re looking to give your body a boost, you know turning to a solid weightlifting session, afternoon bike ride, even a a quick 30-minute HIIT …

The Perfect 5-Step Warm-Up

Six weeks into the new year and your strength is through the roof, and you’re starting to notice more muscle on your frame. But what’s the secret to …

The Two-Move Shoulder Workout

Mark Barroso

The 5 Best Foods for Turning Her On

Candice Kumai

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff built Honest Tea from scratch into a $100 million enterprise.<p>In my recent article on Forbes, you get a few lessons and a compelling story of their journey.<p>But wait, because there’s one more thing. In fact, 10 more.<p>Goldman and Nalebuff share 10 must-follow rules on …