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The Difference Between a Business and a Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What exactly is it that separates a business from a brand? Is it the number of locations? Is it revenue? Is it something you can measure in hashtags and retweets? What does one have to do before one can legitimately say, “We’re not just a …

Global Perspectives

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>How seductive are your product descriptions?<p>Does your product copy entice readers to click <i>buy</i> or <i>try</i>? Or do you simply describe your product and tell web visitors what it does?<p>The secret to writing seriously seductive product descriptions is to follow a …

Customer Service

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start Right Now

Lose weight, run your first race, stay consistent: Here’s how to get started right now on your big goals for the new year.<p>Want to become a better runner in the new year?<p>Of course you do. January 1 inspires most of us to dream big. We’ll lose 20 pounds, run regularly, earn that finisher’s medal. …

Fitness

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Marathons

Eight Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Avoid these common errors that can sabotage your efforts to drop a few pounds.<p><b>Pop quiz:</b> You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are your guess outpaces reality, to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating calorie burn is the Big Daddy of runners' weight-loss …

Nutrition

A Bigger Week

Expand your training schedule to 10 or more days to recover better and run stronger.<p>Long runs, tempo runs, speedwork, hill repeats. You know these are the quality workouts that will propel you to your goals. The trouble is, how do you fit them all in every week, and still have ample time to recover …

Marathons

Your Perfect Muscle-Building Day

Between work, family obligations, and the occasional weekly hangout with the guys, finding time to meet all of your health and fitness goals can …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

The Guy's Guide to Green Juice

You break out the blender and whip up smoothies and shakes like it's NBD. But when it comes to juicing, you're a late adopter, confused by lingo like …

Nutrition

Burn Fat Faster

<b>How It Works</b><br>After a warmup, select a weight that's 80 to 85 percent of your 1-rep max. Do as many reps as you can—probably 6 or 7. Rest 20 seconds. Pick it up and do as many reps as you can. Let's say you get 3 or 4. Rest another 20 seconds. Now pick it up and do a couple more. In a recent study …

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Dealing With That Unhappy Customer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Things are not going well with my customer Fred. Here, let me let him explain:<p>“I am more than willing to pay for your services -- I just didn't get what I paid for.”<br>“If I was advised upfront of the charges I wouldn’t have agreed.”<br>“It …

Profit

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy nations are …

Productivity

The Brain-Saving Vitamin You’re Missing

Fend Off a Muddled Mind<p>The easiest way to protect yourself against Alzheimer's<p>Things are looking even brighter for the sunshine vitamin. Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D could protect against brain damage and Alzheimer’s disease as you age, according to University of Kentucky researchers. …