Crystal Bessix

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Find Out If Your Company Has A Winning Strategy

by Matthias Baeumler and Paul Leinwand<p>Almost every business today faces major strategic challenges, but different companies are challenged in different ways. That’s why so much conventional wisdom surrounding strategy — for example, understanding your external environment — can fall short of what a …

Shelf Help Best Business Books

This infographic is an interactive navigation interface into the collection of the top 70 business books that Vikas Malhotra has read. His Shelf Help …

Online Teaching is the New Blogging

<i>A.J. O’Connell is an author, teacher and journalist with 10 years of experience covering education and culture for local newspapers. This article is excerpted from “The Blogging Entrepreneurs Using Online Classes To Engage Audiences” on the SkilledUp blog.</i><p>These days, new services make almost as …

11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective social-media marketing helps build successful businesses. A recent study by Shareaholic, which tracked 300,000 websites over four months, suggested that social-media referrals now lead to 30 percent of websites’ …

Social Media

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in unprecedented times. Any entrepreneur today can develop or source products from one of thousands of manufacturers and suppliers, open an online store and reach a global audience of buyers -- from anywhere in the world!<p>…

Small Business

Beats $3.2B Sale Proves It's Great, But Not Necessarily at Headphones

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the weeks since Apple bought Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, I have been forced to listen to a number of audiophile friends rant about the technical superiority of other headphones, such as Sennheiser, Bose and JBL (just …

Headphones

Employees Yearn to Learn. Here's What Employers Can Do to Help.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to education, most people understand how important it is to learn a new skill and are almost always willing to jump on the knowledge bandwagon.<p>According to Glassdoor's second-quarter Employment Confidence Survey, …

Employee Engagement

5 Secrets to Make Your Website Copy 'Pop'

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would you rather sit next to at a dinner party—a renowned but egotistical “expert” who drones on and on about himself and doesn’t let you get a peep in edgewise or an engaging entrepreneur who wants to learn all about you …

Marketing

Why It's So Damaging To Tell Women They Can't Have It All (And Why I'm So Tired Of Hearing It)

The latest trend in women’s leadership circles today is telling women they can’t have it all (at the same time), and they should stop trying. So many top female political and corporate leaders in a wide range of industries and arenas have been quoted in the past few years as saying “You can’t have …

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

<b>4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase,</b> Heutagogy of Community Practice<p>Writing is always a learning experience for me.<p>Writing forces …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

In just six years, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.<p>In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high …

Top 10

Comcast's PR Nightmare Can Befall Midsized Companies: Your Company Could Be Next

The CEOs of midsized companies which are enjoying growth should be warned by Comcast’s PR nightmare over its horrendous customer service. They could be next. Midsized companies are particularly vulnerable to such operational meltdowns since they often lack resources and operational experience. …

Color, Value, and Evolution of Logos

Logos are very important to a business. A good logo can sell itself, especially if the colors match the product correctly. Color, Value, and …

Recipes for Beauty: Lemons

I love the old saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” It carries such an empowering message about overcoming obstacles that we face day …

13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Complaining, gossiping and lying are just a few of the worst traits of disengaged employees.<p>Everyone has worked with a disengaged employee or coworker at one time. They're easy to spot once you chat with them for a few minutes: they just don't care about whether the company succeeds or …

Corporate Culture

3 Free Websites to Organically Grow Your Presence Online

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sharing valuable content can grow your expertise and influence online. Lots of up-and-coming entrepreneurs want to create organic and cost-effective buzz about their products and services but aren’t sure how to get started …

Infographics

To Meet Somebody Too Busy to See You, First Study Them Online

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every successful person is busy struggling to manage countless competing priorities in all aspects of professional and personal life. Staff meetings, pitch meetings, vendor meetings, customer meeting. Then there’s the actual …

Entrepreneurship

Forrester’s Forum For Marketing Leaders

Forrester’s Forum For Marketing Leaders<br>April 10th-11th, 2014<br>San Francisco, California<p><i>“Campaign marketing is dead. Firms must shift to contextual</i> …