Diana Neo

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3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it: Anyone can own a business. Building and running a successful company is something else entirely.<p>We certainly need more employers, but business ownership isn't for everyone. If you've been out of work and your dream and …

The 15-Minute Strategy to Get More Done Everyday

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have 1440 minutes between right now and this time tomorrow. Only 1440 minutes. How will you use that time? One percent of that time is about 15 minutes. What, you ask, is so important about 15 minutes? It is a block of time that's …

Time Management

Stop Wasting Your Time and Learn to Delegate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're an entrepreneur, your business is like your baby. Delegating or outsourcing tasks can sometimes be difficult because no one can do things as well as you. Right?<p>Wrong, says Jordan Cohen, a productivity expert at PA Consulting …

6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and …

Why startups should look to Google, not Facebook, as a role model

Technology is advancing so rapidly that most of today’s industry leaders will slip into oblivion by the end of this decade. The only companies that will survive are those that invest heavily in research — and take big risks. Nothing illustrates the difference between companies better than Facebook …

5 Startup Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

Don’t partner up too fast, but do fire quickly. And “good enough” is usually not good enough.<p>Have you ever felt discouraged by the stat that 75% of startups fail?<p>I have.<p>Are you more interested in hearing about startup mistakes (versus success) so you can apply those lessons to your business?<p>Me, too.<p>…

How To Manage A Flexible Workforce, And Make Sure Work-At-Home Employees Keep Innovating

Do employees need to be in the office to stay competitive in the 21st-century workplace? (Marissa Mayer, we’re looking at you.)<p>As the editorial director of <i>Working Mother</i> magazine, Jennifer Owens champions workplace flexibility in a professional capacity. Every year, she and her staff highlight …

Distill Raises $1.3M To Make Technical Recruiting, Hiring Dead Simple

With recruiters viciously competing for the best talent in the Valley, startups end up with plenty of paperwork and files to contend with.<p>A San Francisco-based startup called Distill is looking to make recruiting dead simple and just picked up $1.3 million in funding in a round with Felicis …

What I Wish I'd Known as a Struggling CEO

Was it easy? Of course not. But nine months after leaving my start-up behind, I know what I would have done differently.<p>Sometimes being a CEO is a bit like being in <i>Fight Club</i>.<p>The first rule of Fight Club is never to talk about Fight Club, so these CEOs suffer in silence.<p>Recently, after receiving a …

Help Your Team Make Smarter Decisions

You can't make all the decisions all the time. Here's how to get your team up to speed.<p>Every day, your employees are making decisions.<p>While some are more important than others, it's in your best interest to help them develop a strong ability to make good ones. How can you do that? Read on for a few …

Creatively Drained? 8 Tips to Recharge

Get the inspiration flowing again. It's not as hard as you think.<p>Trying to be more creative can be exhausting. In fact, sometimes it can seem like more work than your actual job.<p>I should know--I just went through this at my new start-up, an online greeting card company called Open Me. While …

The 4 Sales Questions You Absolutely Must Ask

Find out quickly which prospects might buy and, if so, exactly how to sell to them.<p>Once you've established that a potential customer truly needs what you're selling, asking the following four questions will help you turn that opportunity into a sales win:<p><b>1. "How would your company go about buying</b> …