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How the Fear of Failure Can Bring You to New Heights -- According to Your Brain

Here's how to change your mind about failure. And learn to enjoy it.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People with entrepreneurial mindsets cannot help but see the impossible solution at the next possible supernova. We laser-focus on differentiated innovation, …

Self-improvement

When It Comes to Harassment, Workplace Silence Doesn't Mean Everything Is OK

You'll only know with a high degree of confidence that everything's good at your company if you measure and listen to employee perceptions.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the last year, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have helped give a strong voice and …

Sexual Harassment

The Email-Marketing Death Spiral Begins When You Think More Is Better

You can build a powerful customer connection if your emails are personalized, relevant and perfectly timed.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s happened to all of us, and no one likes it.<p>You visit a banking site to research home refinancing options. Later, you …

Marketing

Why There Is no Substitute for the Annual 'Offsite' With Your Team

Teams need to get away from the office to think through the best direction for the company.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings are a polarizing topic. Basecamp founder and CEO Jason Fried famously doesn’t allow them. Elon Musk has told his employees to …

Team Building

Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 With New Video and Chat Features

Plus, Fastly raises $40 million in a series F round and Chicago-based startup Chowly has raised a total of $5.8 million.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fastly, a cloud computing services provider that speeds up web requests, has raised $40 million in a series …

Hyde Park

To be an Overnight Success Tomorrow, Get a Good Night's Sleep Tonight

Ample sleep is a strategic advantage.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to popular belief, lasting success is built overnight. All your entrepreneurial dreams are possible when you make getting adequate rest a priority. Some of the benefits that …

Entrepreneurship

6 Easy Life Hacks That Immediately Boost Your Energy

Right now is when you can start making smarter choices about what you eat and how you care for yourself.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“I just need more energy doc. What can you give me?” With tiredness becoming more prevalent in today’s society, this is …

Wellness

Interruptions are Inevitable but With These Strategies You Can Quickly Regain Focus

The ability to get your mind swiftly back on the project at hand is the next best thing to not being interrupted in the first place.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A single interruption can turn a productive groove into a frustrating series of stops and …

Time Management

'Virtual Co-Working Spaces' Are Going to Be Part of the Near-Future's Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Not sure what virtual coworking entails? Picture an online portal where people work from virtual spaces but can see those in their 'space.'<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that the entrepreneurship landscape is changing: In the United States …

Entrepreneurship

Does Your Benefits Advisor Work for You or for the Insurance Industry? 3 Questions to Ask.

Does your advisor drive your company's value or drain it?<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Company leaders don’t have a lot of allies in their constant battle against skyrocketing healthcare costs for their employees: And, if you're that leader, even the one …

Insurance Industry

6 Simple Strategies to Drive More Traffic to Your Content

You may not have heard of a few of these tips.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've created content and -- after all your hard work -- wondered where is all the traffic, consider mixing up your strategy. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu …

Marketing

10 Pieces of Advice I Wish Every Woman Could Hear

After 15 years in the tech industry, I've learned many things the hard way.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are plenty of things I wish I knew when I started working in tech 15 years ago. Jumping into any new role or working in a new industry that you're …

Motherhood

Google Gets a Record Fine and Chance the Rapper Now Owns a News Site! 3 Things to Know Today.

Chance the Rapper

How to Launch a New Brand: 4 Tips that Work

Generous advance time, comprehensive branding and a hint of mystery are important ingredients for ensuring a terrific launch day.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new brand -- <i>your</i> new brand -- has got to make a splash in the market if it’s going to be …

Marketing

Are You Sitting on Top of a Million-Dollar Idea?

4 lessons you can learn from a successful entrepreneur about the business ideas that may be right under your nose.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Scott Duffy</i><i>’s book</i> Breakthrough. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | …

Entrepreneurship

'Tonight, We Stand Here, and It Feels Like We're Finally Winning,' Say Sexual Abuse Survivors in Inspiring Speeches at ESPY Awards

More than 140 women, including Aly Raisman, Sarah Klein and Tiffany Thomas Lopez, took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.At the televised ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards Wednesday night, one of centerpieces of the event was the presentation of the Arthur Ashe …

Michigan State University

Chance the Rapper Bought Local News Site Chicagoist -- and Announced it in a New Song

The rapper announced his purchase of the local Chicago news site in the lyrics of a track released Wednesday, 'I Might Need Security.'<p>2 min read<p>Chance the Rapper announced on Wednesday that he’d purchased local Chicago news site <i>Chicagoist</i>. But, in the songwriter’s trademark fashion, he went off the …

New Singles

Pinterest Co-Founder Shares the Simple Step He Took to Transform His Communication Style

Evan Sharp, the chief product officer, explains how the click of a button made a major difference.<p>6 min read<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday</i> …

Jony Ive

Meet the Content-Marketing Geniuses Behind the Powerful Brands You Know

To start with, here's a peek into how TechCrunch's Travis Bernard thinks about data, storytelling and promotion.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if you could peer into some of the top minds responsible for creating content that is rocking their space? …

Marketing

Blockchain Could be a Powerful Tool for Shrinking Pervasive Global Money Laundering

The world's wealthiest people shield as much as $2 trillion annually from taxes. Blockchain's transparency could make it a lot harder.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few instances in history have altered our perception of the global economy like the release of …

Blockchain

How to Achieve More Success as a Couple

Hold each other accountable and encourage each other to do more, not less.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do people want to do more or do people want to do less? Usually it seems that people want to do less. They want to take the weekend off. Work only as much …

Motivation

Research Says This Type of Video Closes More B2B Sales

Here's how getting creative with your approach to case studies can cut out the high-pressure sell.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, business-to-business (B2B) buyers have begun to resemble consumers when it comes to watching videos.<p>According to Google, …

Harvard Business School

Former Apple CEO John Sculley Shares 4 Key Strategies for Growing and Marketing Your Business

John Sculley helped build brands including Pepsi and Apple into what they are today. Here's how he did it.<p>6 min read<p>With a business resume like John Sculley’s, you can’t help but name-drop.<p>He was the president of PepsiCo, CEO of Apple and a founding team member at MetroPCS. Now, he’s CMO at …

John Sculley

'She's My Adult Spirit Animal,' Says This Social Entrepreneur About Her Mentor

Just Speak founder Brittni Kellom has no shortage of passion for her organization's mission, but she looks to her mentor for wisdom and guidance.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the</i> Women Entrepreneur <i>series</i> Mentor Moments<i>, female founders sit down to chat with their own mentors (and us!) about how and why the</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why 'Cognitive Computing' Is the Next Big Thing for Business Growth

This innovative technology is transforming employee contributions and optimizing business results.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Computers have always been faster than humans at consuming, calculating and computing data, and artificial intelligence is a boon …

Cognitive Computing

How to Land Jobs at Amazon, Apple and Google If You Aren't Tech Savvy

There are more job opportunities than you might think.<p>2 min read<p>If you are intrigued by the work big tech companies are doing, but don’t necessarily have the skills to be a programmer, data scientist or engineer, good news: you can still score a job at these firms.<p>According to a recent study by …

Employment

Customer Research Is Another Costly Startup Essential You Can Bootstrap

Founders generally realize the importance of systematically learning about their customers but the cost is often a shock.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Market research is a massive industry. Globally, companies are pouring some $44.5 billion dollars into …

Entrepreneurship

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Self-improvement

How to Overcome the Inertia That Keeps Businesses From Deploying AI

Artificial attention promises enormous new capabilities but the challenges getting there have most businesses proceeding cautiously.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't merely "important" to innovation and basic processes at the …

Artificial Intelligence