David Grimett

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Watch Stephen Colbert and Bruce Willis Beat the Absolute Snot Out of Each Other

Colbert made the mistake of questioning Willis, and he paid the price.<p>Bruce Willis, at 60 years old, is still one of our nation’s foremost action heroes. They could make at least six more <i>Die Hard</i> movies before some of us would get tired of them. Having said that, some of us also wonder: As Bruce …

Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises

It's simple, but effective—and will rev your metabolism for hours afterwards<p>A while back, I asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world’s top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men’s Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged.<p>But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan …

Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa

When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously …

South Africa

5 Ways to Stop Embarrassing Yourself When You Try to Network

Need better connections? Need more people on your side? Then don't do these 5 things. Ever.<p>Everyone tries to network. (Including me, and I hate networking.)<p>Few people do it well, though, with many often making the same basic mistakes.<p>So here's what <i>not</i> to do when you're trying to expand or leverage …

Networking

Here's How to Talk to Your Kids About Money Management (Infographic)

Roughly 20 percent of American parents never discuss money management with their children -- even though such conversations tend to instill lifelong lessons about work ethic, self-reliance and financial literacy.<p>If bestowing an allowance or assigning chores is a popular way to breach this subject, …

Kids

6 Tricks to Optimize Your Site for Search Engines and Real People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars<i>, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes</i> …

SEO

3 Reasons Why Apologizing Hurts Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When things go wrong in your business, do you apologize? I’m not so sure that you should -- at least not as much.<p>Just the other week, my Delta Airlines flight was delayed because of the weather. The gate attendant apologized to everyone …

Customer Service

Don't Fall for These 12 Mental Money Traps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us were brought up poor or in the middle class -- and then continue the rest of our lives plagued by the thoughts, ideas and actions of the poor and the middle class. If you were brought up like I was, by parents that had great …

Personal Finance

20 Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

A resume is an important tool for getting your next job. Make sure you don't screw it up.<p>A resume may be the only opportunity you have for making a good first impression with a prospective employer, and getting your foot in the door for an interview. It is therefore worth your while to invest some …

The Marketing Genius Behind #StarbucksWeddings

See how the leading coffee retailer managed to capture opportunity by paying attention to its customers' more unusual social behaviors.<p>Americans love Starbucks, but now the U.S. coffee giant is helping them love one another.<p>Here is an example of a smart retailer that used social listening to …

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Can Everyone Tell I'm Skinny-Fat?

Symptoms include male muffin top, gelatinous arms, and a chronic fear of going to the beach. Good news: The cure isn't that bad. Here's your treatment plan for a full recovery—and a proudly shirtless summer<p>Everything seems cool until you're naked. You look slim with your clothes on, even after a …

Vegetables

The 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

<i>By Carey Rossi</i><p>Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control -- the death of a loved one, a job loss or financial troubles. But the small choices you make every day may also affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine and even the way you …

Here is How to Dramatically Improve Revenue and Profitability

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Depending on the client’s situation, one of the top five actions we take is to perform an A, B, C analysis of their customer base. If you are unfamiliar with this concept, essentially the client generates a list of all their customers showing total …

Profit

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, …

5 Time-Consuming Tasks Small-Business Owners Should Outsource

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Overhead can overtake small businesses in a hurry. But too many business owners impede their revenue growth doing <i>everything</i> just to save a few bucks.<p>Strategic outsourcing solves this dilemma.<p>Many entrepreneurs reject outsourcing because …

Small Business

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …

Small Business

7 Advanced Ways to Improve Your Site's SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to succeed at SEO? Good practices start with avoiding bad habits of the past. Eliminate ineffective practices and replace them with strategic, content-focused tactics. Here are seven great ways to do that:<p>1. Approach keywords …

Dog Food

Reviving Your Brand to Save Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is no secret that the startup world is tough. Some speculate that 8 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 18 months, while others believe the number is closer to 90 percent. Surprisingly, many businesses normally don’t fail because of …

Marketing

Skip the Reluctant Customers. Start Resonating With the Right Crowd.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I was on a call with business strategist Tara Gentile, when she said something that hit home: “You don’t actually want those customers that you have to convince to trust you,” she said.<p>In a tough economic climate, it can …

Freebies

The 5 Secrets to Making Larger Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest points of distinction between top sales performers and everyone else is average sale size. Great salespeople typically make much larger sales than the rest of the team -- often by a factor of four to 10 times that of …

Selling

Decoding the 'Screen Time' Paradox

One of the many challenges faced by the digital parent today is the question of how much screen time is good, or not good, for our kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the average kid spends seven hours a day across television, computers, tablets and smartphones. It also recommends that …

What Your 'About Us' Page Isn't Doing

The humble About Us page: it’s one of the most visited pages on any site and also one of the most neglected and overlooked. We chatted with some of our favorite digital marketing experts on what’s usually missing to give you an easy checklist for your own site.<p><b>Mistake #1: Not including contact</b> …

Small Business

6 Secrets to Making Business Decisions That Get Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It can be stressful when you have to make important decisions regarding your business. We all want to make the right decisions and this can create a lot of anxiety. But to get ahead of the game, it is a necessity.<p>Here are six suggestions …

Small Business

3 Easy Ways to Get the Sales You've Been Missing

Whether your company is brand new or years old, use these proven methods to increase your revenue and ensure growth.<p>Many new companies, ours included, can get away with a cavalier sales model. Sales are the necessary afterthought: “We built it, now let’s figure out how to sell it.” Since you start …

189 Words That Get Your Customer's Attention Every Time

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>“Join us!”<p>“Sign up!”<p>These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same purpose: Click here to give us your email address. They serve the same purpose, but do they say the same thing?<p>Can …

Google Search

5 Psychological Principles of High Converting Websites

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>You know the feeling when you pour your heart and soul into a promising new A/B test, only to have it flop like an entrepreneur’s first startup?<p>I certainly do.<p>Last year, I ran all product and brand marketing for an edutech company. For the first few …

UX Design