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ATLANTA MISSION'S 5K: Thousands of racers turned out in the bitter morning cold on Saturday to lend their support for a good cause. The Atlanta Mission's annual 5K race took place as scheduled despite the blistery conditions. About 3,000 people braved the wind and cold to raise awareness and funds for the city's homeless population. Saturday's goal was to raise $75,000. Organizers say they were a little shy of their mark. To help them reach their goal head to atlantamission.org. Read more: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/24548989/5k-race-raises-funds-awareness-for-atlantas-homeless#ixzz2rU3ZuOgd

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I mentioned before, the world better be prepared, because there is a new, fearless breed of young female entrepreneurs taking over.<p>These ladies are making their dreams a reality by putting their ideas out there, rallying for support, …

Entrepreneurship

3 Mobile Apps to Help You Make Good Habits -- Or Break Bad Ones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's that time of year when we all make a commitment to break a bad habit or develop a good one. First week of January, it's all smooth sailing but by the end of the month, not so much. It's not you. Habits can be difficult to make and …

Apps

Too Busy to Get Busy? 3 Tips for a Better Sex Life.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are people, just like everyone else. A good sex life is as important as a lot of other things we focus on. What keeps us healthy and happy can make us better in business.<p>Whether you're in a relationship, enjoying the single …

Relationships

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of …

Time Management

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>As we begin the New Year, the prospects for small businesses in search of capital seem to be brighter than they were even a year ago. Last year was a good year for small business lending, and 2014 looks to be better. A big reason is because non-SBA …

Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Depending on whom you ask, success means different things. If you were to ask me, I'd say it means having a career that revolves around my real life. If you were to ask my cat, she'd say it involves finding a way to catch, immobilize and …

Motivation

The One Tool You Need for Success? A Mirror.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Buy yourself a mirror.<p>When I work with my clients, I explain to them that my job is to be their sounding board, and also -- more importantly - their mirror. Mirrors show people for what they truly are, in an undistorted, simple way. Not …

Employment

Work Hard and Dream Big: 5 Inspiring Entrepreneurs You Should Follow on Twitter

What if you could tap into the minds of today's top business brainiacs, to find out what they're thinking about right now? Why are they so successful? What are they doing that maybe you should do, too?<p>You can, of course, on Twitter. Think of the social platform as your perpetual spoonful of wisdom …

Entrepreneurship

JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Struggling department store J.C. Penney on Wednesday said it will close 33 underperforming stores and slash 2,000 jobs, in a measure it says will generate annual savings of approximately $65 million.<p>Penney shares fell 0.9 percent to $6.95 in after-hours trading.<p>…

Same-Store Sales

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

If you thought Google Glass was pretty far out, the tech giant's latest project might have you seeing double.<p>Google is developing a "smart" contact lens. Yes, a contact lens made with super-tiny chips and sensors and an antenna inside that -- of course -- you wear right on your eyeball. No joke.<p>But …

Diabetes

25 Wacky Interview Questions That Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The best interview questions provide insight into a potential hire's thought process, critical thinking skills and overall personality, instead of just a rehearsed list of achievements accomplished and lessons learned.<p>Rate-your-company …

Employment

Know Your Limits, Your Brain Can Only Take So Much

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't go out and buy a new day planner or learn a five-step decision-making process -- they won't work. If they did, we would all be much happier and more effective. The truth is that to improve our thinking abilities, we need to …

The Brain

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

In the near future, posts on Pinterest are bound to become decidedly more kinetic.<p>A select group of Pinterest users are now able to pin and view GIFs on their boards as the company is reportedly in the process of rolling out the animating feature to its roughly 70 million members.<p>For the …

GIF Animations

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

As an entrepreneur, speaking at influential industry trade shows and conferences positions your products and services center stage, exactly where you want your brand to be.<p>When done right, showcasing your brand in a dynamic presentation can reel in new customers, attract capital and generate …

Public Speaking

Using a Purposeful Meal as a Networking Opportunity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, what exactly is a purposeful meal meeting? First, I'll clarify what it is <i>not</i>. It's <i>not</i> a way to escape work. It's <i>not</i> a time to have three martinis. It's <i>not</i> a romantic date. And it's <i>not</i> about critiquing new restaurants or reviewing fine …

Networking

'Polished, Poised, Prepared': Confidence Tips from Women Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are a business owner, it doesn't matter how much funding you have, where your college degrees are from or whom you network with if you are not confident about your ideas.<p>At the end of the day, if you don't have faith in yourself …

Entrepreneurship

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're developing software or making delicious hot sauce, a strong product is vital. Nonetheless, the linchpin for any successful startup is the ability to market and sell your products. However, for lean startups with not a lot …

Outsourcing