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Have Fun, Eat Well and Deduct it From Your Taxes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the advantages of running your own business is taking lots of tax deductions. And some are pretty cool — like those for meals and entertainment (M&E).<p>Yet, the IRS has long kept a suspicious eye on this area. Let’s face it, there …

7 Stats Show Mobile Marketing is Crucial for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile marketing is here to stay; businesses across all possible niches are starting to implement mobile marketing strategies successfully. And they have compelling reasons to do so.<p>Below you’ll learn about the seven of the most …

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To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easy to get caught on the treadmill at work, but your success depends on your ability to understand future trends and the big picture. What will your industry look like in five years? What new technologies will emerge? What are the …

10 Leaders and the Surprising Ways They Stay Productive | Inc.com

7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office

The right workspace can greatly increase employee peace of mind and productivity. But before you panic and install a Google-style indoor go-cart …

Your Desk Is Making You Stupid

Sitting around all day isn't just making you unhealthy. It might also be making you dumber.<p>Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you.<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade …

5 Critical Mistakes That Can Kill Any Startup

Just believing in your product or service isn’t enough. Is your startup scalable? Is it marketable? If no, you’re probably making some of these mistakes.<p>You’re an entrepreneur. You believe in the product or service that you’ve built. But then sales stall. What went wrong?<p>The truth is that over half …

Former Revlon CEO: 4 Management Rules to Live By

It doesn't matter if you sell lipstick or screwdrivers: Former Revlon CEO Alan Ennis says these rules apply to anyone who wants to be a better leader.<p>Alan Ennis, who ran the make-up company Revlon from May 2009 until he resigned in October 2013, says it doesn't matter what your company does--you …

What is Branding? And Should Small Businesses Care? - Small Business Trends

If you spend any time in marketing circles or reading about marketing, you will bump into the word “branding”. Branding is one of those concepts that …

Big Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer

Every small business needs a business plan. It’s an essential document that’s not just for start-ups and expansions – because a great business plan …

The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who understand exactly what's going on in their businesses can make better decisions than those who don't. One of the easiest ways to keep track of key metrics for your company is by creating business intelligence …

Where to Find a Community If You're a Solopreneur

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Building a business all by yourself is not only a daunting proposition, it's also an extremely lonely venture that could potentially be much more fun and effective if only there were a few more brains in the mix.<p>We've all been there before -- …

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Why Your Business Should Make Time for LinkedIn (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With more than 225 million users worldwide, LinkedIn has become a tremendously popular site for job seekers and those looking to make professional connections. Business owners are realizing the value of the networking site, too. According …