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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Running

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love running my company, but of course, the risky business of entrepreneurship comes with its stressors. To clear my head and keep my body and mind in shape, I maintain a strict running regimen and make sure to hit the pavement almost …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Get the Most Out of Conferences? Follow These 7 Tips.

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Conferences are immensely valuable but to get the most out of your time on the ground you have to be ready to soak it all in. Taking some time before to prepare, and returning from the conference ready to communicate what you've learned will ensure that …

Owe

This company is putting its entire crop of tobacco plants toward curing Ebola

In early August, when two American patients recovered from the Ebola virus that they had contracted in Liberia, the US medical community largely attributed their survival to an experimental drug known as ZMapp. The drug, developed by San Diego-based biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical, had never …

Disease

4 Ways to Motivate Your Staff to Take Big Risks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When’s the last time you took a big risk? Many professionals avoid taking chances related to business, but that’s rarely a path to success. Managers at a company that leads in a crowded marketplace challenge themselves to think …

Leadership

5 Psychological Strategies for Building a Winning Team Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be an effective leader of a team in the business world, you have to know yourself as well as the strengths, motivations, quirks and downfalls of those working for you. You cannot prompt members of your team to be their most effective …

Emotional Intelligence

The SEAL Teams Don't Accept These 10 Phrases, and Neither Should You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is …

Corporate Culture

How to Create eBooks That Will Help Boost Your Marketing Strategy

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>A diverse content marketing strategy is a must for any modern day marketer. While microcontent has been rapidly growing in popularity (and rightfully so), long-form content such as eBooks provide a deeper and more detailed edge to your marketing …

Marketing

5 Tips for Authentic Networking in a Co-Working Space

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traveling to a co-working space, only to hunker down with your headphones and zone out might be a great way to be productive. But you’re missing out on an opportunity to grow your business.<p>Since no one wants to be known as the guy who …

Entrepreneurship

Turns Out, Humility Offers a Competitive Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an age where authoritarian power is being questioned from the classroom to the boardroom, the emerging research is conclusive -- humility is a dramatically more powerful and effective way of leading.<p>Scientific inquiry into the power …

Leadership

Who's in Your Corner?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine traveling through life with a group of smart, enthusiastic peers who are completely engaged in living a large, successful and happy life, never settling for less, and always showing you the way to stretch and go for it. What would …

Success

Finding a 'Theory of Everything' for Retail

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Retail leaders find themselves in uncertain circumstances as the retailing industry evolves, needing laws (or algorithms) to help them understand and predict their audience’s behavior.<p>They must predict how to handle a world where …

Customer Experience

Sales Prospecting Isn't an Event. It's a Campaign.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bill is responsible for sales at his company and considers himself a tenacious worker. Whenever he discovers a new prospect, he will attempt to contact that person by phone, through email and even with an office visit if possible. After a …

Voice Mail

Five O'Clock

FeaturedA Call To Men February 23, 2018<p>March 27, 2018 Here’s To Five More Fantastic YearsPhew, five years just flew by. Here, a look at our ups, …

Steven Spielberg

The Method: Michael Salvatore

Bike Builder. Coffee Connoisseur. Doting Dad. We cruise around Chicago with Heritage Bicycle’s Michael Salvatore.<p>“Basically it’s wake up, make …

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<b>Definition:</b><p>Life insurance is a policy that will pay money to a named beneficiary upon your death. Life insurance is a way to help protect your loved …

5 Most Common Mistakes People Make with Life Insurance

Now that it's September, many people are focused on getting into the swing of the school year and putting behind them the more-relaxed pace of summer. Not many are focused on thinking about life insurance. But actually, September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (who knew?), so it is a natural …

Retirement

Microsoft CEO Tells Women To Trust The System And Not Ask For Raises [UPDATED]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir on Thursday when he told an audience of tech industry women they should trust they will get raises when they deserve them -- despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.<p>"It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the …

Bill Gates is building a machine to diagnose nasty diseases

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is celebrating 10 years of its Grand Challenges in Global Health program, where it asks scientists to brainstorm solutions to gnarly health problems and then offers grants to the best ideas.<p>Through his foundation, Gates has ventured into areas that others would …

Public Relations

<b>Definition:</b> <i>Using the news or business press to carry positive stories about your company or your products; cultivating a good relationship with local press representatives</i>

Public Relations

How to automate boring public relations tasks

Most public relations teams still use the same tools they did in the previous century. They lose time with the inefficient workflows of these tools. Yet there are many modern solutions that can help automate repetitive tasks.<p>The tools in this list are Rapportive, Prezly, Yesware, Contactually and …

Project Management

Why Investor Relations and Public Relations Should Work in Harmony

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The transition a company makes from a privately held entity to a publicly traded one can be a shock. Strong coordination of the company's image can assist in making a seamless transition from the private to public sector by capturing the …

Public Relations

Sense.ly raises $1.25M for mobile 'virtual nurse' service

One aspect of Obamacare that you hear few complaining about is the way it will increase compensation for health providers who treat Medicare patients. In simple terms, providers will be given a fixed amount for taking care of a given patient population. Then every dollar they can avoid spending on …

Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?

The field is nearly two-thirds female. Is it because of a lack of better options—or is it, in fact, the best possible option?<p>About a decade ago, Adriana Sol was helping design ads in Miami Beach when she realized the advertising trade’s nit-pickiness was slowly draining her energy.<p>“Everything was …

E-Commerce Is Not Eating Retail

The recent headlines about retailing are nothing if not provocative. “Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores.” “The Great Mall Exodus.” “Macy’s Confronts the Crisis of the American Mall.” They seem to bolster Marc Andreessen’s prediction that by the end of this decade “retail guys are going to go out …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

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