Chris Natalius

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Marijuana Could Be Stealing Sales From This $200 Billion Industry, New Report Shows -- The Motley Fool

Image source: Getty Images.<p>You'd struggle to find an industry with faster growth potential than marijuana, which generated an estimated $5.4 billion in legal sales during 2015. Cannabis research firm ArcView projects the industry could grow at approximately 30% per year through 2020. If this were …

Cannabis

7 Reasons To Travel To Cambodia Right Now

When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it's easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. The rising sun reflects off the massive stone temple complex and the thick green jungle that surrounds it, creating awesome hues of purple and blue and an …

Phnom Penh

Raw Chocolate Mousse - Healthy Recipe, Ellary's Greens in NYC

I've had all sorts of "healthy" chocolate mousse, and they're not all created equal. Coconut-oil-based recipes are delicious but have way too much saturated fat for my liking. Avocado-based recipes (while satisfyingly creamy) often tasted way too much of avocado and not enough of chocolate. But …

10 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread

Have you ever noticed that healthier bread is way more expensive than its white, fluffy counterparts? It makes sense, as quality ingredients come at …

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Humpback Whales

4 Reasons Your Employees Resist Change--And How to Overcome Them

Entrepreneurs get excited about change, but for staff members, it can be downright threatening. Here's how to get them on board.<p>As an entrepreneur, your challenge is to create, re-create, and move ahead. In doing so, you have to appreciate that, while you’re charging full steam ahead, others may be …

Hate Small Talk? One Approach Anyone Can Use

Chatting with people you don't know is easy if you follow one simple rule.<p>I was at a conference with a client. Everyone knew him. He was the <i>guy</i>. I was just some guy with him. No problem... until he got pulled away.<p>Then I was just some guy who didn't know a soul. And I'm really, really bad at being …

Your Complete Guide to Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest users are primed and ready to buy. If you're not yet marketing to them, you should. Get started with these tips.<p>No time or resources to create or enhance your presence on Pinterest? I have a few stats that might just change your mind.<p>According to Sprout Insights, Pinterest's share of …

Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost every small business, 81 percent, is on social media, and 94 percent of them use these social platforms for marketing purposes (attracting clients and building a brand), according to research from LinkedIn. As social media usage …

Social Media

How to Negotiate Practically Anything

Interview with an attorney who has an unconventional negotiating manner: kind, honest, and fair.<p>Advice from Bob Woolf, the man who's closed deals for everyone from Larry Bird to Gene Shalit<p>* * *<p>If you're like most people, you don't <i>like</i> to negotiate. It's confrontational, unfriendly, sometimes …

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you have a goal -- whether it’s starting a business or eating healthier or traveling the world -- it’s easy to look at someone who is already doing it and then try to reverse engineer their strategy.<p>In some cases, this is really …

Entrepreneurship

16 Ways to Lose the Respect of Your Employees

Once you've lost their respect, it's very difficult to get it back--so steer clear of these careless behaviors.<p>If the people you work with (or who work for you) don't respect you, they'll question your every decision--and keep one eye on the door as they continually look for somewhere else to …

Self-help

10 Signs You Need to Stop Trying So Hard

Always do your best to get everything right? Maybe that's your problem.<p>Read this site often? You're probably an overachiever, just like me and thousands of other entrepreneurs out there. That's not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get healthier, and be a better person is …

Automotive Industry

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

5 Steps to Stop Being Jealous of Someone Else's Success

If others' success is making you feel bad about your own accomplishments, try this simple action plan.<p>Unless you’re among the Warren Buffetts and Usain Bolts of the world at the very pinnacle of the global pyramid of achievement, no matter how much you and your business flourish, they’ll always be …

The Interview Question That Reveals a True Leader

Is that executive right for your start-up? Here's how to tell.<p>Building a great leadership team is one of your most important jobs as CEO. But it can also be one of the hardest.<p>What makes it so hard is that you not only have to find a domain expert but a strong leader who inspires results far beyond …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.<p>For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you …