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12 F*cked Up Internet Legends That Will Make You Close Your Web Browser Forever

<b>Trigger Warning:</b> For some of these, when we said “f*cked up” we <b>meant</b> “f*cked up.”<p>An intern at a Nickelodeon tells the story of a Spongebob episode …

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in Your Field

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging it gain …

Marketing

5 Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re on a plane traveling to your next meeting, taking vacation on the beach, or out on the prairie, there are five must-read books you need to bring with you. It’s a list of new bestsellers and old classics and, no matter the …

Bill Gates

Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you become the most interesting person in the world?<p>To be sure, I’m not referring to the silver fox from the Dos Equis beer commercials, who once ran a marathon just because it was on his way, whose organ donor card lists his beard …

Leadership

The Business of Being Boho: Six easy ways to grow your Instagram following (fast!) | Jungalow

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently celebrated reaching 10k followers on that platform (woot woot!). It had been a goal of …

5 Steps to Set Up a Stellar SEO Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re in charge of executing an SEO strategy for a highly established website or a brand new domain, possessing the ability to understand the current business situation, along with seeing future challenges and opportunities, is …

Marketing

7 Statistics That Can Raise Your Facebook Engagement (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>With organic reach and engagement numbers plunging on Facebook, marketers are doing everything they can to stay ahead of the game before the social platform goes to an exclusively pay-to-play model.<p>A recent Ogilvy & Mather study found that brand posts in …

Infographics

How I Went From Zero to 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and attract …

Marketing

13 Growth Hacks From Some of the World's Most Successful Tech Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In studying companies that are already successful, you can see patterns that can be replicated. Picasso is credited with having said something to the effect that good artists copy; great artists steal. And that concept is certainly …

Startups

5 Ways to Slay the Enemy of Entrepreneurs: Fear

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs find themselves pulled in multiple directions to put out fires, raise capital, increase their customer base and build brand awareness. It’s easy to get distracted. Fears surrounding success are common.<p>While entrepreneurs are …

Entrepreneurship

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

Entrepreneurship

3 Great Sources of Social Media Inspiration

Share<p>Another day, another Tweet. Or maybe it’s 10 Tweets? Or 25?<p>Maintaining social media accounts involves a lot more than just firing off a message …

New Year, New Site? Here’s Your Checklist for a Website Redesign in 2014

It’s a new year – time for a fresh new start. For many people, that means it’s finally time to give that tired, old, difficult-to-update website a …

Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A mentor’s hindsight can become your foresight on the path to success. There are few investments in your life that will yield higher rewards and greater acceleration to success than a great mentor. These leaders light the way before you …

Entrepreneurship

Meet The Stars Of Vine: These Kids Have Millions Of Followers And Make Eye-Popping Amounts Of Money

All she has to do is press the re-Vine button to share a sponsor's video with her followers and an advertiser will cut her a large check.<p>Giraldo is a star on Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform that launched in January 2013. There, millions of people post 6-second clips and share them with the …

Social Media

Get Your Head in the Game: 3 Easy Skills to Master Your Mind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in life is what you do with your ideas and vision. While action is important, the first step of success deals with training your mind.<p>While your brain can be a powerful tool for any entrepreneur, it can cause someone to stray from …

Mindfulness

What Disney and Playboy Can Teach You About Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Guide to Brand-Building by Direct Response<i>,</i> <i>business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy offers a no-holds-barred plan to creating and profiting from a powerful brand.</i> <i>In this edited excerpt, the author discusses two</i> …

To This Day

10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a vast difference between running social media profiles because that’s the de facto expectation of businesses these days and actually building a substantive social following that contributes to your business goals.<p>Any of the …

Marketing

What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When most people think Nintendo, they probably think of Super Mario. What they may not realize, however, is the video game giant has a very, very long history—125 years, in fact.<p>The Kyoto, Japan-based company started in 1889 by producing …

Retrogaming

10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s is a time to set yourself up for debt-free 30s. The money you save now will pave the way for real estate and college funds. In the throes of student debt and low pay, here are 10 ways for a 20-something to start investing in …

Google Docs

Boost Sales With These 7 Social Media Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When social media first hit the scene, I thought three things: this is a waste of time, I don't have time for it and my customers are not here. I was wrong on all three counts. Social mediums are vital to your business. They all can grow …

Marketing

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy

Share<p>If you remember just one thing about social media this year, let it be this: you can’t just “wing it” anymore. When so much of your business is …

6 Ideas for Epic Business Blog Posts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I hate to say it, but at least 95 percent of business blogs are absolute crap. In some cases, these sites fail because they’re rarely updated, but most of the time, the Achilles heel most business bloggers face is developing content …

Marketing

3 Strategies to Keep Your Website Relevant to Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just after Google announced that its new search algorithm, Hummingbird, had taken flight, SEO professionals began trying to figure out what it meant for them and their clients. Hummingbird marks the biggest overhaul of the algorithm since …

Typography

To Be Your Best, Choose Your Heroes and Learn From a Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the great secrets to entrepreneurial success is what I like to call the slight edge -- making small, positive changes consistently on a daily basis for an extended period of time. Sometimes, you need some guidance to make those …

Self-improvement

Before You Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign, Do These 6 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a crowdfunding campaign will probably be some of the craziest days of your life. You’ll either blow it out of the water and drown in all the attention or you’ll struggle to push towards your funding goal. Both scenarios are a …

Crowd Funding