Brook Ray Tyler

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7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, …

Entrepreneurship

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>Three out of four startups fail, and a full 90% of those in the tech sector don't survive. The startups that become successful typically require exceptional leadership -- and a lot of luck.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users answered the …

Leadership

How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are full of stressful moments with plenty of ups and downs. When founders are riding the crazy entrepreneurial rollercoaster, it can feel like the whole world is on a founder's shoulders. And often times, it is. …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How a leader shows up is everything. Tired after a rough night sleep? People don’t care. Having a rough hair day? Oh well. Angry from that last conversation you had with a colleague? Get over it. The attitude you display, the …

Charlie Brown

Never Take Your Eye Off the Ball

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” There may have been a time when that was true, but not anymore. In virtually every product category you’ll find relatively inexpensive products that do the job reliably and …

Business Strategy

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

Angry Client? Listen and Keep Your Cool.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all been there. One minute you're feeling productive and energized and then BOOM out of nowhere comes an angry client phone call or email that blows up your day. The accusations, the indignation and sometimes the salty …

Self-help

Want Customers to Open Your Emails? Read This.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a rush to acquire customers through Twitter and Facebook, email marketing is often dismissed as outdated and out fashioned. Why craft an email when you can engage on social media?<p>But don't dismiss the ancient act of sending …

Marketing

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of entrepreneurs, it seems the ecosystem of small businesses and startups are converging more than ever.<p>As the founders of tech startup Bolstr -- an investment marketplace focused on small businesses -- we’ve spoken …

Small Business

Why Being Self-Critical Can Make You a Stronger Founder

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To make it, entrepreneurs have to believe in their abilities, their companies and in their products or services. Confidence can help them achieve their goals and entice others -- be it customers, investors or team members -- to …

Entrepreneurship

Nine reasons why entrepreneurs should hire an accountant

When it comes to asking for help, a recent survey showed that startups are more likely than owners of established businesses to enlist mentors or coaches. Long-time business owners, on the other hand, were more likely to rely on the services of accountants, lawyers and bankers than their younger …

A SEAL Is Always Prepared: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Situations

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With today’s competitive landscape changing about as fast as you can say, “competitive landscape,” leaders need to be able to adapt, face the unknown and act with certainty in uncertain situations. Whether it’s the battlefield …

Subpar

Don't Let That Cat in the Hat In: 5 Lessons From Kids' Stories

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a serial entrepreneur, I have learned my fair share of lessons from pure experience and really wise people. Yet in the past few years, as I have read hundreds of books to my young sons at home, I have often been struck by how …

Entrepreneurship