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10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.</i><p>When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air.<p>The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information …

70+ Source of Royalty Free Stock Photos for Your Themes, Website and Blog

Images are the great source of grabbing visitors attention and lead them to trigger the most instantaneous response that you want them. Images can …

Web Design

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Harder

You know success comes down to hard work. Now all you need are the tools to help you actually put in the hours.<p>Most of the time there's no mystery to success--it comes down to simply putting in the hours and the sweat. But as we all know, the gap between knowing what's required and actually getting …

What to Do When Your Employees Aren't Living Up to Expectations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easy to become frustrated when it seems employees don’t listen. But it falls to the leader to figure out how to get staff fully on board with the company's plan.<p>I’m the first to admit I can be impatient or unclear at times. Sometimes …

Employment

This Simple Spreadsheet Will Keep You Strategically Productive

Even when a crisis or emergency strikes, this simple tool will work magic for your productivity<p>By nature of being a startup CEO, I am usually a bit short-staffed, under pressure to make every second count, and performing many different roles during the day.<p>I love productivity systems and apps and …

Google Docs

50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business isn't for the faint of heart. It's stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can also be a fulfilling experience professionally and personally.<p>Here are 50 tips on how to make …

Small Business

What it Takes to Get to $100 Million in Revenue

Make sure you avoid the pitfalls that often stop companies before they reach critical mass.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur and building a startup may be trendy, but that doesn't mean any group of college kids with an idea, a laptop, and some Ramen noodles can build a viable company.<p>One person who has …

Improve Your SEO by Improving Your Links

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author offers</i> …

Chamber of Commerce

Two Secrets to Unleashing The Power of Your Creativity

Looking to get more creative thinking from yourself and your team? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares his two back-to-basics approaches.<p>“What is the secret to your creativity?” As an advertising and digital agency, we hear this question a lot from candidates and clients alike. And I’m not going to …

How Do I Find The Motivation To Get To The Next Stage Of My Career?

Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman answer our first reader question.<p>The office can be an overwhelming and tricky landscape. To help you navigate the often uncertain terrain of work-life, we’ve tapped a panel of experts to answer your trickiest questions. In this new weekly …

Self-improvement

7 Things Successful People Do Every Day

I have been interviewing over 30 multimillionaires, 5 billionaires, world-class athletes, NYT bestselling authors, and billionaires. Moreover, having …

Success

9 Ways to Make Gobs of Money - Seriously

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a safe bet that more ink and paper have been expended in the name of how to make money than just about any topic. In case you're wondering why, here's a hint: Do you know how the dollar sign originated? Try overlapping the letters U …

Entrepreneurship

Award Winning Websites Design | Web Design

This is the last Web design article in 2013, and we are wishing you <b>Happy New Year 2014</b>. Today we’re rounded up <b>32 fresh award winning websites</b> for …

Scared of Sales? 4 Strategies to Overcome Your Fear

“What me? Scared of sales, are you kidding? Sales is what brings in the money, and my business needs money. Why would I be scared of sales when …

Selling

7 Strategies to Make 7 Figures

I love businesses and I love entrepreneurs and working very closely with the two I’ve realized there’s some distinct characteristics that separate 6 …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Get Out of Startup Mode And Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs stay in startup mode way too long. Keeping a small business in startup mode requires you to stand on the brake. If you keep telling people you're "just a startup," you will never take actions for real growth.<p>It's time to …

Small Business

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work …

Entrepreneurship

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year is speeding by and 2014 is just around the corner. While many people wait until New Year's to get their personal and professional lives in order and create the change that they know was long overdue, you shouldn't have to. It …

Business Strategy

If analytics is the answer, you're asking the wrong question

What makes a business successful? Put that question to every Fortune 500 CEO in the country, and I can almost guarantee you won’t hear …

Staying Focused on Your Startup: How to Build Habits That Stick

Maybe we’re tired of the crusty baby-boomers’ business model, or maybe we just have more resources and technology available to us. Whatever the …

Startups

Email Marketing Essentials: The Keys to Email Marketing that Works

<b>Email marketing</b> remains the online king for businesses.<p>Email was the original “killer app” — everyone uses it, and that’s why it’s been the absolute …

Here's What The Marketing Organization Of The Future Should Look Like

2020 isn’t the future; the future is now. Every day, the look and feel and function of marketing is transforming radically—and so the means to keep up must be transforming too. Marketing organizations that aren’t restructuring to meet the demands of 2020—of today, for that matter—will be left by …

4 Steps To Truly Making Strategy Part Of Your Strategic Plan

Such plans were born in the early 1920s to better manage unpredictable business cycles, and by the 1950s had evolved into short-term budgeting exercises. It’s time for change.<p>“We put the ‘strategic’ in strategic planning,” said Michael Froehls, a brilliantly creative strategist who led the internal …

SEO Strategy: What You Need to Know About Google's Hummingbird

Google's latest algorithm update 'Hummingbird' brings on a whole new approach to keyword optimization.<p>Google recently celebrated their 15th birthday by announcing a release of the latest search engine algorithm update, known as Hummingbird. Built to handle more complex search queries, this update …

Mark Suster: How to Motivate Yourself and Stay Focused

When it's time to push through tough decisions, like to sell your company or not to sell, you need to keep motivated and on point.<p>"Look, if you had, one shot<br>Or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted<br>In one moment<br>Would you capture it, or just let it slip?"<br>[Eminem, "Lose Yourself"]<p>I've …

Motivation

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Benefits of Meditation for a Hustling Entrepreneur

Over the past few years, the practices of meditation have become more mainstream and have been gaining more attention from the media. Meditation …

Meditation

Entrepreneurship Isn't Supposed to Be Easy

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her …

Entrepreneurship

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …