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Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

His Company Is Growing 300 Percent a Year -- Because He Took Jobs He Wasn't Fully Prepared For

If you're willing, agile, attuned to the market and ready to learn, there's never a wrong time to change your business plan.<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of . Subscribe »<p>It was supposed to be a simple job: The legendary Los Angeles-based grocery and liquor delivery company Pink Dot had …

Business Strategy

4 Companies Founded By Millennials That Are Making Millions On Amazon

In its 23-year ascent to global retail dominance, Amazon has become not just a sales channel for consumer brands, but a complete business model. The ability to quickly build a consumer brand that can reach hundreds of millions of customers while requiring virtually no warehousing is a winning …

eCommerce

7 Steps to Make Your Side Hustle Your Main Gig

Your hobby could be your main job if it's your real passion.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever get tired of the 9-to-5 grind? Find yourself sitting idly at your desk dreaming about another way of making money? If so, you’re not alone.<p>Around two thirds of Americans are …

Entrepreneurship

My Company Raised Over $1 Million on Indiegogo -- And It Almost Killed Us

We were almost a victim of our own success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in 2014, we were the most funded European campaign ever on Indiegogo. We finished at almost 800 percent of our initial stretch goal in just 60 days, and it felt like we could walk on water. …

Crowd Funding

A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you're not using Instagram Stories, you're missing out on a major marketing opportunity.<p>Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out on a …

Small Business

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

Small Business

How YouTuber MyLifeAsEva Scored 41 Million Views on a Single Video

Eva Gutowski, known to almost 9 million YouTube subscribers as MyLifeAsEva, published her first music video in 2015 -- and hasn't looked back since.<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>On …

Music Videos

Up Your Social Media Game By Answering These 8 Branding Questions

Don't put the social media cart before the brand strategy horse.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To excel at social media, you must be a social media expert, right? While this is true in some respects, having narrow social media knowledge can also be limiting. A social …

Public Relations

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

Best Instagram Marketing Tactics for An Early Stage Business

Do you think that Instagram is just a photo sharing platform? If you think so then it's time to change your mindset. Explore how Instagram can help your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

Social Media

8 Ways You're Destroying Your Personal Brand Without Even Knowing It

Sure, you might fire off a tweet every now and again, but are you really helping or hurting your personal brand?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Amanda Bynes to Charlie Sheen, we've seen countless celebrities who have completely ruined their personal brand as a …

Public Relations

‘I have 500k Instagram followers, but nothing prepared me for launching my own swim brand.’

I’ve been on Instagram for over eight years, I have over 500,000 followers and I’ve worked with hundreds of brands for influencer marketing. When I …

8 Traits Common to Millionaires Under 30

Making it big is going to come down to making the most of your talent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people work hard their whole lives, scrimping and saving, in the hope of attaining millionaire status by retirement. And then there are the exceptional few who are …

Self-improvement

How to Build a Social Media Community: Content and Collaboration

Driving engagement among your followers is just as important as gaining a following.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I like to be on the cutting edge when it comes to utilizing social media and content. With the social landscape changing so often, we have to constantly …

Social Media

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

Success as an influencer requires a strong knowledge of digital marketing. Expertise in what you're commenting about is optional.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scrolling through the comments, I caught a “thank you for coming in.” It was posted by a popular celebrity …

Social Media

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers.<p>The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who …

South Dakota

Science Says This is the Best Way to Persuade Someone Who's Wrong (Jeff Bezos Will Hate It)

It's frustrating when a friend or colleague is plainly mistaken. Is this method worth trying?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>In today's America, we tend to feel gray areas are a touch passé.<p>You're either right or you're wrong. …

5 Early Signs Your Startup Will Succeed

Putting the right team in place puts you way ahead in the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve managed to get through the earliest phases of startup, and definitely don’t show signs of failing anytime soon, you still may wonder, “But are we on our way?” While …

Profit

The Entrepreneurs Behind This Multibillion Dollar Company Share Why Success Is Nothing Without a Partner You Can Rely on

Robinhood co-founders and CEOs Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev on why they have only been able to thrive because of their work together.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them</i> …

Robin Hood

Teens Are Increasingly Ditching Facebook. Here's How Entrepreneurs Should Respond.

The percentage of teens using Facebook has dropped 20 percent in just three years.<p>“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?”<p>The answer: probably not on Facebook, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on teens, social media and technology.<p>In just three years, the percentage of teens …

Social Media

How one teen went from bullied middle schooler to app inventor to world-renowned activist.

Natalie Hampton's experience in middle school left her with painful memories she won't soon forget.<p>In seventh and eighth grade, she was bullied …

Middle School

Klout Is Shutting Down, but Here Are 5 Social Media Tools You Can Use to Replace It

The popular social scoring tool is closing shop, so here are some other options for those who care about online influence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, Lithium Technologies announced on its website that it would be shutting down its social scoring service, …

Social Media

Photo Hashtags for the Modern Trollop

A tool for exploring photographic hashtags. You could use these hashtags on – for example – popular image sharing app Instagram, with which this …

Instagram

How to Gain a Massive Following on Instagram: 10 Proven Tactics To Grow Followers and Engagement

And with 80 percent of accounts following a business on Instagram, it seems like marketers might be more keen than ever to get acquainted with …

The Obamas Signed a Multi-Year Deal With Netflix, and Every Entrepreneur Should Learn This 1 Lesson From It

The people, brands, and companies that are embracing their role as a media company are increasing their platforms and winning new audiences.<p>Today Netflix announced a multi-year agreement with former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. In a statement on Twitter, Netflix said the …

This Teen Social Media Maven Joined Instagram When He Heard His Sister Had 1,000 Followers. Now, He Has Millions of His Own.

Declan Mortimer's journey provides key lessons for entrepreneurs of any age.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never let anyone tell you how to live your life. That was the biggest lesson that teenage entrepreneur Declan Mortimer’s parents taught him growing up and …

Social Media

I Was Ripped Off by Someone I Thought Was a Friend. Here's What I Learned.

If I had dug a little deeper, I would have seen the truth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first met Chris, I felt a real kinship. He was accomplished, had a strong following and had the successes that I had been struggling to achieve. Not only did he understand …