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6 Steps to a More Social Business

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Sam Decker, the CEO of Mass Relevance. His company helps brands involve and connect with their audiences …

5 Secrets to Winning More Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales is king in the new economy. Your success will be determined by your ability to generate revenue and sell, not just your products and services, but also yourself.<p>Here are five signs you're well positioned to succeed at the art of …

Business Strategy

The Difference Between Sales and Business Development

Almost daily, I run into the misconception that the function of sales and business development are interchangeable, from co-workers to industry …

Business Development

7 Business Lessons an Entrepreneur Can Learn from Super Heroes

The adventure of running your own business is just as challenging as it is exciting. From time to time, many entrepreneurs might wish they had some …

Entrepreneurship

#7: How to Get More Facebook Fans - Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

I love spoiling my subscribers!<p>Would you like me to keep you posted on brand new masterclasses, podcasts, and special deals on the marketing software …

Digital Marketing on a Shoestring

One of the best channels for bootstrapped entrepreneurs is digital marketing. Here's how to do it right.<p>I personally believe that one of the hardest roads traveled is that of the bootstrapped entrepreneur. The hours are tremendously long, compensation is delayed, and the ability to grab meaningful …

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly.<p>"We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there …

Small Business

The 10 PR Disasters All Startups Need To Avoid

It ain’t easy being a startup. Without a massive marketing budget, smaller companies often find themselves relying on the media to get the word out. While this is no easy task for even the biggest and most polished companies, for shoestring operations, it can be absolutely daunting—especially if …

How to Excel at the Subscription Economy

The term “subscription economy” refers to the business of offering subscriptions to consumers. For some companies, their entire business relies on a …

Hint: Not With Ads. How Can Your Startup Start Making Money?

There are lots of ways to finance your latest business venture, but one of the funnest ones remains offering a product or service in exchange for money, and people paying for it.<p>You should totally employ that strategy for your startup!<p>We kid, we kid, but not really. It’s no secret monetizing a …

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a killer new product or a service that will have the world beating a path to your door. But is it really something people want? Or is it just something you think they want?<p>Having solid information about what your customers want …

Small Business

Every Entrepreneur’s Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!)

According to one study, 66% of new products fail within two years. And 96% of all innovations fail to deliver any return on a company’s investment. Here’s how not to be just another ugly stat.<p>In 2006, Salemi Industries thought they had a surefire moneymaking product. It was something totally new …

7 Weekly Must-Do's For Entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs have a lot on their minds, from the daily task list, to the quarterly marketing plan, to annual financials, and everything in between. Of course, all of these items are important, but I’ve found it’s also important to take running my business one week at a time. Being mindful of …

8 Tips for Successful Business Development

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

10 Ways to Avoid Making A Huge Hiring Mistake

Entrepreneur Vanessa Merit Nornberg knows the incredible importance of strong salespeople.<p>The founder of New York-based Metal Mafia, a wholesale line of body jewelry, sells over the phone 7,000 products like eyebrow and belly rings that cost just 2 cents to $2.<p>But how your employees sell--and how …

Employment

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Black Sea