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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions.<p>"You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, Executive …

Small Business

The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Retailers have shot themselves in the foot, there are so many offers and sales all the time, people are conditioned to wait to get a deal," says Beth Smith, owner of Smith Browning Direct, Inc., a Flagstaff, Ariz.-based direct marketing …

Marketing

A Simple Idea: 2 Lists That Can Change a Salesperson's Life

Recently I connected with a young woman (anyone south of 69 is young to me) who is a sales consultant, speaker, and coach. She seems dynamic an …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Renewable Energy: Profiting from Fossil Fuels' Woes

<b>By Rosalinda Sanquiche, co-author, Green Transition Scoreboard® Report</b><p>Over $2 trillion has been privately invested globally since 2007 in renewable …

Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

had a grand time at the lake with a couple guys traveling across South America in their van and my closest friends in Argentina 🌻

Food52

Inside Flipboard / October 14, 2013<p>How you eat is how you live. That’s the “cooking manifesto” of Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, creators of …

World's Cutest Couple, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, Tie the Knot: Here's a Brief History of Their Love

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 18, 2013 | Comments ()<p>By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 18, 2013 |<p>After they insisted on waiting until …

News of the World

Inside Flipboard / October 7, 2013<p>The watershed moment for cable news was the Gulf War, in 1991: Who can forget Wolf Blitzer & Co.’s live reports—the …

Squash

As the leaves change from summer shades to the warm reds and oranges of autumn, squash is making the same transition. The bright green of zucchini has been replaced with the rich orange of butternut, delicata, and acorn squash -- and pumpkins, too. Whether you're using the influx of squash to make …