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3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have 12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and you'll more than likely find that it's often the valuable …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Instantly Be More Persuasive With These 12 Tips

Command, convince and convert the audience the next time you speak.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if I told you that there is a strategy for increasing your conversions while actually doing less work? Would you be interested in knowing?<p>It isn't a new …

Public Speaking

The Best New App for Entrepreneurs to Record Podcasts

Start recording and distributing your podcast!<p>BOOM. I finally had a place to record my podcasts and easily distribute them to Apple and Google. And 99.6 percent of new smartphones run Android or iOS. If you want to easily get your podcast distributed, Anchor is your go-to audio source.<p>(P.S. If you …

Apps

7 Mobile SEO Tips You Need Right Now

Most searches are done on a cell phone and it’s time to put a mobile SEO strategy in place. Here are 7 tips you need to help you get started.<p>Did you …

Mobile Devices

Mark Wahlberg and Diddy talk about how to sell authenticity in the world of social media

If the promotion feels authentic, it can use the power of the internet to multiply its influence — but it can also fall flat on its face when it feels fake.<p>Recently, a panel of advertising experts convened in New York City to talk about the power of celebrity influencer marketing, which is when …

4 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should be Listening To

"Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots" sure sounds intriguing. How about tuning in during your next commute?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you spend the time it takes you to get from one place to another? Whether you're walking to lunch, …

Self-improvement

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Employment

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website

Every startup wants the formula for success. Google just provided it for free.<p>Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with …

Startups

One of Facebook's First Employees Explains Why Email Marketing Is Better Than Social Media Marketing

How you can take advantage when everyone else is focused on social.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Noah Kagan was the 30th employee at Facebook, so he knows a little about social media. But, he might surprise you, because he doesn't say Facebook is the best way to …

10 Tools Helping Companies Manage Big Marketing Data

Big data has become central to developing the best marketing strategy.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the latest trends in the business world is big data -- after all, analyzing big data is a highly effective way to develop effective marketing and sales …

Big Data

3 Reasons Why Your Blog Sucks

Successful blogging isn't rocket science.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you work with hundreds of different brands like I have done over the years, you notice a common theme among all the different business owners, entrepreneurs and marketers. One of the …

Marketing

I've been traveling on a budget for years — here are my 10 best tips to book luxurious getaways at enviable prices

When I was 21, I spent four amazing months in Europe. I remember exploring Paris for the first time, surviving strictly on inexpensive street crêpes and only splurging on escargot and other French delicacies on my very last night in the City of Lights. I spent a beautiful long weekend in Amsterdam, …

How to make money without doing anything

Making money takes work, but working can suck.<p>Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term.<p>Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort.<p>View As: Slides<p>1. Become a referral source for local businesses.<p>A lot of small, …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. French ad group Havas denied it was stopping Google ad spend.</b> The denial from the group's chairman, Yannick Bollore, came after a report published Friday which claimed it was stopping all its spend on Google in the UK.<p><b>2. Facebook has a secret projects team.</b> The division is working on at least …

16 Tech Careers You Can Land - No Coding Required

Picking up coding skills is great–but not everyone wants to do it in their day-to-day. Or if you already work full-time and have other commitments, you might struggle to find the time to learn programming languages well enough to become a software engineer.<p>However, if this describes you, it doesn’t …

How To Answer 'Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?'

It is a shame that so many job interviewers treat a job interview as an interrogation rather than the friendly and human conversation it should be.<p>Poorly-trained interviewers not only ask intrusive and inappropriate questions of job-seekers but they also have a knack for making every question sound …

Career Development

8 SEO Trends You Need to Pay Attention to in 2017

Knowing which techniques are most effective for driving traffic to your site is a learning curve that never flattens.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new year means new SEO speculation and trends. While there are some components of search engine optimization …

Marketing

Here is Why Entrepreneurs Struggle To Scale Their Businesses

Although there are famous examples of company founders who were able to switch gears as their startups expanded - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell are often cited - there are many more examples where founders start to quickly flounder as a company takes off.<p>Sometimes they decide to sell, …

A Special Kind Of Prejudice Is Damaging US Universities

Various explanations have been advanced, beyond differential prejudice in different fields. That the long hours required for laboratory work are unconducive to child-rearing is one. A second is that those subjects in which women are rarest require habits of systematic thought found (it is claimed …

Stupid things employers ask job candidates

What’s your greatest weakness? If you’re trying to find the best employees, it could be just asking that question.<p>Many of the common questions employers ask in job interviews aren’t actually that helpful in predicting how well a person will do in a job, experts say. Instead of finding the best job …

Employment

Here's What To Do If Your iPhone Gets Stolen

In 2013, Apple products made up 18% of all grand larcenies in NYC. Here is what to do if you are one of the unfortunate victims of iPhone theft.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

New App Notifies You Of US Drone Strikes

The app, developed by Josh Begley, is a lesson in minimalism. All it does is send a push notifications to users every time a U.S. drone strike takes place.<p>Originally, Apple found this app potentially offensive and rejected it multiple times.<p>The name Metadata+ is of course still a political …

3 Tricks to Building Value When You Sell

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things businesses can focus on when selling: features and outcomes. Often companies spend way too much time rattling off all the perks of a product or service and gushing about their own business ("We have the best …

Entrepreneurship

How To Screen VCs Before Taking Their Money

Previously, I shared my definitive checklist for startup success at Red Rocket, which included the things a startup needed to accomplish before approaching venture investors, to increase their odds of funding success. Below, I am going to provide the inverse: a definitive list of things a venture …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

Over the course of our lives, we only get a few thousand weekends. The most successful people know better than to squander them by laying around or scrubbing the floors.<p>In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the …

How To Automatically Delete Unwanted Email From Gmail

Maybe you signed up for a newsletter ages ago and it just won't let you unsubscribe. Or some store keeps sending you offers. Or that volunteer committee that you helped out once just won't take you off their mailing list.<p>If you can't get a specific someone to stop emailing you, you can get Gmail to …

Jake Tapper Is Getting Attacked For Saying What Many Are Thinking About Afghanistan

The interview was about the new movie, "Lone Survivor," which portrays a failed SEAL mission in Afghanistan.<p>Reflecting on his thoughts while watching the film and the sense of "hopelessness" he felt it portrayed, Tapper said, "I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I …

The 20 Unhappiest Jobs In America

We worked with CareerBliss, an online jobs database, to pinpoint the jobs with the lowest happiness levels in the country. To come up with the ranking, CareerBliss examined 24,000 employee evaluations across more than 250 different job roles.<p>The final measure of job satisfaction, which CareerBliss …

Employment

Finding the Right Coding Bootcamp for You

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lately, everyone from President Barack Obama to Shakira and Angela Bassett has been encouraging people to "learn to code," which begs the question: What kind of learning environment is right for you?<p>As the founder of San …

Online Education