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How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

It was a crazy to-do list. I knew it deep down.<p>Recently I decided I <i>needed</i> to update my website, start writing my new book, get more client business, keep blogging and join a well-connected new committee.<p>Oh, and have a little fun, too.<p>I told myself it was completely doable. I just needed to focus on …

The Biggest Mistake You're Making in Social Media

Want to succeed in social media marketing? Odds are good you're missing your best opportunity to drive revenue.<p>A recent report, called the "State of Social Media Marketing," compiled by social-analytics company socialbakers, released loads of data about the social strategies of brands across 80 …

Public Relations

6 Reasons Companies Fail at Content Marketing

A leading expert explains the most common content marketing mistakes he's observed and how to avoid them.<p>As content marketing continues to move past the early-adoption phase, I am noticing more and more companies start to take it seriously. But there are many common missteps.<p>To better understand …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.<p>I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an …

Why Pope Francis Has Been an Effective Leader

In his first year, the pope has become popular among people of many different faiths due to his humble acts, his inclusive views, and perhaps most of all, his positive disposition.<p>One year ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina become Pope Francis. Upon his election, the new pope asked …

Confidence is a choice, not a symptom | Seth's Blog

The batter has already hit two home runs. When he gets up to bat for the third time, his confidence is running high…<p>It's easy to feel confident when …

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

How To Keep Your Startup Alive Through Its First 3 Years

The early years of a startup's life are grueling, but there are ways to ensure your company makes it through its growing pains.<p><i>Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, set out on a mission in 2008: She wanted to create</i> <i>an inexpensive platform that would</i> <i>connect the 99</i> …