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7 Ways to Start a Great Day

The first hour of your day can make or break it. Here are seven surefire positive day starters.<p>Some people find mornings filled with optimism, while others would just as soon stay in bed until the clock passes the noon hour. For most, however, the workday beckons and the morning is a mad rush to …

Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

It’s a cliché for a reason: Innovate or die. In this information economy, companies that stay on top are those that come up with the most creative approaches the fastest.<p>Iconic entrepreneur Steve Jobs is likely winking from on high. For the ninth year in a row, Apple topped Boston Consulting …

Innovation

Sound Advice: How to Make Your Voice More Effective

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're in the process of launching a company, you've most likely dedicated time to refining your handshake, your elevator pitch, even the way you dress. But there's an aspect of your image you may have neglected: the effectiveness of …

Public Speaking

Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was at a local networking event when a woman in her mid-40s approached me. "I think I'm over-the-hill in the creativity department," she sighed. I was about to give a talk to the group about identifying new growth opportunities in …

How to Jump From Startup to Startup Without Hurting Your Career

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you jump from startup to startup? Going from one job to another in rapid succession is traditionally frowned upon, mostly because it damns you for being disloyal with no buy-in. Also, companies do bear a cost for on-boarding new …

Employment

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons From Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Entrepreneur sat down with the Grammy Award-winning rapper to talk about what he has learned about building businesses.<p><i>This story originally published on Oct. 4, 2013.</i><p>The Grammy Award-winning album that shot rapper and business mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to stardom in the '90s was titled <i>No Way Out</i>. …

Entrepreneurship

It's All About the Benjamins: A Look at the $100 Bill's New Facelift

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The $100 bill just became a lot fancier. While many young techprenuers often debate what type of plastic to use for a big purchase, the U.S. government has decided to make the $100 bill smarter.<p>With its new appearance, which includes an …

Facelifts

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Reputation Questioned in New Book

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Twitter's Jack Dorsey has overhyped his role as founder, and he was often more of a distraction than a leader at the company, according to Nick Bilton's new book, <i>Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal</i> (Portfolio, …

Social Media

Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Say what you want about Howard Schultz. He knows how to sell coffee.<p>In what supporters would call a brilliant marketing move and cynics might call an even more brilliant marketing move, Schultz has decided to end political gridlock in …

Coffee

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my two sons were adolescents, they were always leaving a mess in our basement. "Please clean up after yourselves!" I would sternly call down at them. "I don't want to get rodents." They would say "Okay Dad," roll their eyes, and …

Jeff Bezos

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in …

Mark Twain

How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

As other companies struggle to adjust to an increasingly digital world, Starbucks stands out as a success story. A stunning 94 percent of all Facebook users are either a Starbucks fan or friends with one, according to digital-technology firm Capgemini Consulting. That's 54 million Facebook fans, in …

Social Media

10 Questions to Ask When Making Your Personal Life Awesome

Having a life outside of work is typically a tall order -- and sometimes not even an option -- for time-strapped entrepreneurs and other busy professionals. Never mind having a happy, organized and fulfilling one. But being all work and no play doesn't just lead to a dull, dissatisfying personal …

Productivity

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small-business owner, it can be hard to find the time to do the sorts of activities that help tone the brain's innovation muscles -- activities like committing to a six-month course of study; making it to weekly networking meetings …

Creativity

Why Smart Marketing Is Like a Great First Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you go on a first date with someone, do you tell them how wonderful you are and all the great things you can do, then ask them to marry you? Probably not.<p>And yet, this is exactly what the vast majority of startups and small …

Marketing

Why Every Personal Brand Needs a Target Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fifth in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>One of the fundamentals of good …

Public Relations

They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

Crowd Funding

He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Space travel. High-performance electric cars. A super-fast "hyperloop" commuter train. Elon Musk is increasingly known for his far-out tech dreams. And he's at it again.<p>This time, Musk is pushing the boundaries of travel by visiting the …

Elon Musk

Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

Slide over, Slurpee. Convenience franchise 7-Eleven has added premium wines to store shelves in its latest move to appeal to a younger crowd.<p>7-Eleven has, for awhile, sold wines priced at less than $5 a bottle. However, now the franchise is now adding selections priced at about $20. Almost 700 …

7-Eleven

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you like the idea of someone playing Boswell to your Samuel Johnson, dogging your steps and hanging on your every word, you and Jeff Bezos have something in common.<p>In the late 1990s, Amazon's visionary founder and chief executive …

Jeff Bezos

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is spreading his wealth with what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education. The lucky startup is Panorama Education, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that utilizes surveys among teachers, students, administrators …

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I decided to leave my own corporate job years ago to pursue the culinary arts, I couldn’t think much further than doing what I love on a daily basis: cooking. But it soon became clear to me that leaving the safety of one career to …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

Starbucks has one of the strongest brands in the business, but that doesn't mean it can't become even stronger. The company has recently been on an innovation tear, putting its money and resources toward cloud-based coffee brewers and fine tea bars.<p>Check out these three ways Starbucks is innovating …

Coffee

Social Media for Small Business: Choose Wisely, Then Execute

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What tips do you have for small and midsize businesses on a tight budget to get started using social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, along with website development and search engine optimization?</b> <i><br>- J. Zeches</i><p><b>A:</b> This is a broad …

Social Media

How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Giving back to the community or a cause your employees are passionate about can be an invaluable part of your company’s culture -- instilling a sense of purpose and bonding your team together. But because building a healthy sustainable …

Entrepreneurship

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few. There are a lot of popular myths about business creativity, yet none of them have much scientific evidence. A new study based on the latest …

Creativity

4 Easy Steps to Never Sitting Through Another Pointless Meeting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When meetings are done wrong, they can become the biggest waste of time in your day-- disrupting your workflow and productivity or complicating the already hectic schedules and projects of your team.<p>To combat meeting fatigue and keep …

Productivity

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creativity is critical to entrepreneurship, whether you’re a veteran tycoon stuck in a rut, an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing your big idea, or a thriving small business owner seeking solutions to an operational challenge. Sure, lightning …

Creativity

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

With technology changing at a rapid pace, the thought of tomorrow and all the tomorrows after it can be hard to process. Scary, even. For Brian David Johnson, the resident "futurist" at Intel, however, the prospect of what tomorrow will bring is thrilling.<p>"What I tell people is No. 1: they …

The Future

Marketers: The 3 Differences Between Millennial Guys and Gals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For anyone looking to get a handle on what makes the influential millennial consumer tick, don't forget this simple truth: not all millennials are alike, and this is especially true when it comes to the sexes.<p>Like all populations, …

Pew Research Center