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5 Great New Books For Your Career

With businesses hiring 200,000 people in January and consumer spending on the rise, 2018 looks to be a good year to switch jobs, get promoted or start your own business. So to help you make the most of this hot economy, I’d like to recommend five books published in the last few months that can help …

How could Lean & Six Sigma accelerate Industry 4.0 and IoT?

The data and digital technologies labelled as Industry 4.0 (I4) – or Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) depending on your preference – have been …

Manufacturing

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

How to Use Food to Make Your Employees Happier

Tracy Lawrence of Chewse shares some tips on how to use food in the workplace.<p>As a manager or head of a company, one of your most important jobs is to make sure that your employees are engaged and happy. Engaged employees outperform their unengaged peers, and happier employees tend to have more …

Meet the Newest Batch of Hottest Showcasing Startup Winners

<i>Drumroll please</i>…<p>Who’s competing in Las Vegas…here are the results!<p>Tech Cocktail recently launched a poll to find out who’s Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

7 Awesome Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Want to expand your entrepreneurial empire? Here are seven great ways to do it.<p>One of the toughest parts of being an entrepreneur is finding the next opportunity to make it big in business. There is always another opportunity coming down the road, but your job is to distinguish the good ones from …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things I Learned by Studying Every 'Shark Tank' Pitch Ever Made

During its first five seasons, nearly 400 entrepreneurs have appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their ideas. In honor of the sixth season premiere, I analyzed every single one of them and found key lessons for anyone who wants to be successful.<p>I've spent years studying entrepreneurship and am now …

Data; Plus 5 Other Reasons Startup Founders Should Keep a Daily Journal

If you don't catalog the bumpy journey your startup team can't learn and grow as quickly from its wins and losses<p>QuotaDeck is a relatively young startup (we are part of Techstars' Boulder Class of 2014), but this is not my first rodeo as an entrepreneur. In a previous iteration, I spent five years …

How to Master the 4 Big Social-Media Platforms

Most people think of social media as distribution and use the same messaging on every platform. That's not fully exploiting the tools.<p>Think of how you act with your friends versus how you act with your clients. You behave differently based on your environment. Social media is the same thing. Every …

The Chris Sacca School of Pitching Investors

He's going to want you to tighten up, show conviction, and lose the pitch deck. But that's just the beginning.<p>Most entrepreneurs would kill for two minutes with Chris Sacca. The guy has an investing record that rivals Warren Buffett's--he's invested in winners such as Twitter, Kickstarter, and …

What's the Right Burn Rate for Your Company?

Here's a framework to help you determine how much money your startup should be spending each month.<p>I was reading Danielle Morrill's blog post today on whether one's "Startup Burn Rate is Normal." I highly recommend reading it. I love how transparently Danielle lives her startup (and encourages …

Crafting Your Company Culture in 5 Steps

Identifying your company culture is not that different from a national, ethnic or religious culture. They all have the same elements.<p>Over the past few months, I've had a number of fascinating conversations with entrepreneurs who want to create cultures that matter. Without fail, the discussion …

20 Search Terms You Should Plug Into Google Alerts

Whether your the head of a multinational conglomerate or local restaurant, don't fly blind when it comes to knowing what people are saying about you on the Internet.<p>Businesses already realize the importance of monitoring the internet for mentions of their brand. But there are many other ways you …

27 Masters of Marketing and PR Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone in marketing and public relations knows just how difficult the job can be. If you are just starting out, you are wise to learn from the key players on this list of industry leaders who have succeed in a big ways in this …

Online Life

When Your Biggest Obstacle Is Trusting Yourself

Jeff Suffolk wasn't sure he had what it took to run a fast-growing company. Turns out his passion and commitment counted for a lot more than he realized.<p><i>Human Movement Management founder Jeff Suffolk had a freak-out moment when he realized that his Louisville, Colorado, company, launched in the</i> …

How Video Can Improve Your Company Culture

What does putting company culture talk into action look like? The future could be in video engagement.<p>When defining culture, companies often like to throw around words like creative, fun, and innovative. Rarely, though, do we see this in action.<p>But companies like Google have found success in …

How to Hire Top Talent in Silicon Valley

Here's what you need to know to identify and attract the best candidates in the Valley and other tech hubs.<p>One of the most important factors in growing your startup is hiring and building a great team around it. But how can you make sure that you've found the right people to help your business …

Steve Blank on the Invention Process

The Silicon Valley veteran outlines the "Inventure Cycle," or how to turn an idea into actual business.<p>The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. They succeed by getting out of the building, …

6 Tips For Running a Successful Internship Program

Each summer, a new group of fresh-faced, eager and energetic interns take over company cubicles and break rooms. While this new summer staff can give …

This ‘excubator’ wants to prevent your startup from failing — in exchange for $100K and equity

If Silicon Valley has a myth, it’s of a young, scrappy team of entrepreneurs who come up with an idea and furiously build a product during late-night hack sessions until they raise millions of dollars in venture capital, grow virally, and sell the company for a billion dollars.<p>Sure, this happens, …

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