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Northern California's Napa Valley Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years

<b>Updated at 1:20 p.m.</b><p>At least 87 people were injured early Sunday morning after the largest earthquake to hit California’s Napa Valley in 25 years …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo renders arrive as retailer gets early start to pre-orders

Last month we were talking about Samsung’s interest in releasing a new Galaxy Note model, the Note 3 Lite. Supposedly, this would be a slightly …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Donald Glover

6 Content Marketing Principles Every Business Needs to Follow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Be honest with yourself: Why should customers and prospects care about what you have to say? Everywhere your customers look, they are being bombarded with sales messaging. Instead of contributing to the noise, be truly helpful. Be their …

Marketing

Lessons Learned From 4 Steve Jobs Quotes

Are there certain leaders that you find inspirational? Steve Jobs inspires me because he faced tremendous adversity in his life, but he never gave up. Jobs influenced the transformation of many industries including computing, telecommunications, entertainment, retail and digital publishing.<p>Steve …

3 Questions You Must Answer to Close the Sale

Unless you successfully answer these fundamental questions for buyers, there's no deal.<p>Salespeople spend a lot of time crafting questions to probe potential customers and--hopefully--close the deal. But, regardless of your product or the size of your company, there are three fundamental questions …

Writing a Business Plan? Don't Forget About Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For those who dream of escaping cubicles to pursue a passion, drafting a business plan is the first step. One of your plan's most critical elements is your marketing strategy. Too often, people don't think through that all-important …

Marketing

How to Get More Comments on Your Blog

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's important to consistently write new content for your blog, but the key to success boils down to one thing: engagement.<p>That means getting your audience so engaged in your work that they begin to interact with you directly, which can …

Marketing

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As one of TheLadders' original 20 employees, I know first-hand how rewarding and challenging a job at a startup can be, especially when you're new to the workforce. Play your cards right and you will learn more in one year than your …

Entrepreneurship

You’re A Survivor! Resiliency Lessons From Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child

For this week’s Leadership Album of the Week, we’ve got some serious productivity jams, courtesy of pop’s enduring queen.<p>Welcome to another installment of <i>Fast Company</i>‘s Leadership Album of the Week, in which we make a pathetic (but inspired!) attempt at misinterpreting famous song lyrics for the …

George Washington

Understand the Checkout to Understand Your Customers (Infographic)

Despite the focus on online shopping, most purchases are still done the old-fashioned way: at a checkout in a brick-and-mortar store. Getting customers to the register depends on a number of factors, including how good a shopper happens to feel that day. This research compiled by technology firm …

eCommerce

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This week, more than 5,000 ecommerce evangelists descended on Chicago for the National Retail Federation's Shop.org Annual Summit to share best practices and learn what's new in online retail. We spoke with two experts who shared their …

Online Life