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9 ways to polish your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has profoundly changed the way we network, explore business opportunities and present our credentials to the world.<p>It’s a crucial platform …

Infographics

Vaping Introduces DNA-Damaging Chemicals Into Mouth Cells in New Study

Changes to DNA can lead to increased cancer risk.<p>The small body of research on vaping has shown that it’s probably safer than smoking cigarettes, at …

eCigarettes

Most corporate travel managers don't let employees book cheap, no-frills fares. Here's why

Travel managers for big corporations love saving money, but most won’t let their employees book the cheapest fares on business trips and the reason may have to do with how much workers can get done in the cramped, back-of-the-plane seats.<p>That was one of the findings of a study by Airlines Reporting …

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

10 Tech Tools That Will Help You Get Instagram Followers

Build your audience with these 10 tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much competition, many struggle to navigate through the …

How to Become an Influencer in Your Industry

Influencer marketing has skyrocketed since it first made its mark. That's very much due to the way purchasing decisions have changed over the years. …

Social Media

Don't File That Patent Yet. File A Provisional Patent Application First.

Speed to market is paramount today. Whether you are a creative person, inventor, entrepreneur, startup, medium-sized enterprise, or Fortune 500 company, there’s no doubt that filing intellectual property quickly after the conception of a new invention, innovation, or service is an absolute must. …

Intellectual Property

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how oftenyou post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.<p>Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

10 Instagram Automation Tools to Build a Massive Following

Instagram has immense power to make or break brands and influencers. For example, Halo Top Creamery increased online sales by 2,500 percent after …

What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?'

A well crafted answer shows interviewers the value you will bring to the company.<p>"So why do you want to work here?" Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

Starting a Side-Hustle: How to Earn Your First $1,000 on Instagram as an Influencer

Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer?<p>Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer? You've got a decent number of Instagram followers, and regularly post content that gets a lot of …

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the world …

How to Network on Social Media and Massively Grow Your Brand

Quit wasting your time on outdated networking tactics. Here's how to network on social media and massively grow your brand.<p>Let's face it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, networking isn't always at the top of the to-do list. Between meetings, calls, and other daily essentials, it can …

If You Aren't Using Social Media This Way, You're Leaving Money on the Table

Building an audience organically is time-consuming and painful. Unless you use this hack.<p>Here's the thing that all the social media gurus always leave out of their pitch: building an audience is tedious, time-consuming, long term and definitely not free. The same marketers who say, "You can't build …

Are You $100,000 Short of Launching Your Business? This Is What You Need to Do

Get ready: These action items will alleviate all of your startup money worries.<p>Whether you're starting a digitally-based business or opening up a storefront retail space, startup costs are commonplace for all entrepreneurs alike. Some can sneak away with a "started in my garage with nothing but my …

How to Get Your First 10,000 Followers on Instagram (a Real Story and Strategy)

Instagram now has more than 700 million members. Your customers and referral partners are there. Here's how to turn those casual browsers into followers and business.<p>I started like everybody else on Instagram: with no followers. In the brief span of just 50 weeks, I accumulated more than 14,000 …

Cash cows: Why investors are buying pregnant cattle

<b>(CNN) —</b> For $1,000 you can be the proud owner of a pregnant cow in South Africa, and track her through a mobile app as she grazes, grows, and gives birth.<p>Once your calf reaches seven months of age, it is sold to a feedlot or slaughterhouse and the return for the beef is divided among the …

5 Tips to Improve Your Personal Brand on Instagram

Build a following around your passion with these tactics.<p>Instagram is a great platform for creating deeper relationships with your customers, connecting with like-minded creators, and creating a dynamic visual feed. But doing it well can be a challenge.<p>To help discover some of the secrets to …

4 Cold Email Subject Lines That Generated $4 Million in Revenue

Without a good subject line, the content of the email doesn't matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No single technique has brought in more business to my company than cold email outreach. I sent more than one million cold emails and made it the singular focus of my …

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

5 Stock Picks Under $15 to Buy in March

Transocean Offshore, Cliffs Natural Resources, Freeport McMoRan, KBR Inc, and Array BioPharma, may be top low-price stocks worth buying in portfolios …

A Quick Guide to Starting a Money-Generating Blog

Even with the rise of social media and other cutting-edge web 2.0 marketing platforms, blogging can still form the basis of a successful internet venture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even with the rise of social media and other cutting-edge web 2.0 marketing …

How To Build Your Brand On Instagram: 8 Steps To Double Your Following

With more than 600 million users a month, the once little and lowly Instagram platform has become a powerful networking engine. Particularly as visual media of every variety gains steam, Instagram gives entrepreneurs the power to grow and promote their brands more effectively than ever before. But …

How Do You Remove Debt Collections From Your Credit Report?

Many creditors send your account to a debt collector if you've left it unpaid for several months. The debt collector will then have the job of …

Personal Finance

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …