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The Science of the First Impression: 5 Elements of a Great First Impression

The first impression informs how you're thought of well beyond the first moment, so get it right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the business world, a good first impression is crucial. It primes how you’re seen and how you’re responded to. The reason why the first …

Body Language

The Environmental and Human Cost of Making a Pair of Jeans

Americans do love their denim, so much so that the average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year. In China's Xintang province, a hub for denim, …

Two Ways to Get What You Want: Ask and Attract

If you want something, learn to ask others or ask the universe.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm constantly endeavoring to simplify how to get what you want, both rapidly and accurately. In the process of doing so, I've discovered two simple ways to get what you want …

Benjamin Franklin

Here's Why You Shouldn't Design Your Brand for Instagram -- and What to Do Instead

Here are steps entrepreneurs need to take to build a strong brand that outlives the Instagram moment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to building a brand, entrepreneurs need to focus on developing a solid foundation of trust with customers -- not just …

Marketing

3 Ways World-Class Connectors Build a Community

A strong network is key to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every career-minded person knows that success doesn’t depend on what you know, but who you know. The people you surround yourself with hold a profound impact on your quality of life and career. According …

Hillary Clinton

Understanding the Impact of Research Through Storytelling

When research is conducted with stories in mind, participants can deliver powerful messages that influence and drive design and innovation.<p><i>By Mona Patel, founder and CEO of Motivate Design.</i><p>Stories have been compelling us for millennia. From cave drawings and ancient oral folklore to modern day …

Innovation

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says

The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this.<p>Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong action on climate change, the ocean …

Global Warming

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting a Business, According to Top Entrepreneur

This is how you build a successful business.<p>Entrepreneurs tend to get caught up in the maze of "shiny objects", and as a result, steer their business off-course. Look, I get it. For many first-time entrepreneurs, the biggest concern is running out of money. So they will try pretty much everything …

Business Strategy

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

Public Speaking

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Build Rapport With Clients and Colleagues

To make a real connection, show genuine interest and be your true self.<p>When working to make your business a success, you want to forge strong relationships both with the members of your team and the client you hope to do business with. But building rapport with new people doesn't come easy for …

Leadership

Seen the photos of deer eating garbage in Chennai? Here's the story behind it

Over the past month, upsetting photos of spotted deer feeding on plastic and other waste in and around the Taramani area in Chennai have surfaced on …

Why Branding Is The Most Important Move For Your Business.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <i>Starting your own business</i> is one of the biggest challenges you are likely to face in your working life. You will enter a time …

The Greatest Advertising Space Is Hiding In Plain Sight

Picture yourself across a table from someone using a Mac Book computer. What do you see? Answer: The Apple logo glowing silently in front of you. Among its many brilliant moves, Apple appropriated a blank canvas, the top side of its laptop computer, and made it a branded space.<p>Now picture yourself …

MacBook

Being A Freelancer Is Not The Same As Being An Entrepreneur. Here's Why

Be careful, otherwise your work life will become your entire life.<p>The dream before you take the leap to become a full-time entrepreneur is to have "work-life balance."<p>I remember back when I was working my 9-5, a little over a year ago. I had to commute an hour to work each way, which made my …

Entrepreneurship

10 things successful people (who are actually happy) do differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you’ve been chasing, two new …

3 Things Salespeople Should Listen For to Close More Deals

This is how you build a high-performing sales team.<p>Most salespeople don't receive proper training.<p>In most cases, a salesperson will walk in the first day and their manager will hand them a packet of materials--and inside will be their standard pitch. "Your job is to pick up the phone and use this …

Framing

10 Effective and Cheap Ways to Market Your Business

Here's how to get your business noticed on a budget.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're competing against local or national businesses, you're going to need a strong marketing strategy to help your startup stand out. In this video, Entrepreneur Network …

Business Strategy

Use These Web Design Tricks to Grow Your Business Exponentially

An improved user experience will make your site more trustworthy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing any business is, well, tough business. You've got your hand in every pot while simultaneously wearing every hat. You're worrying about marketing strategies, product …

UI Design

Warren Buffett's No. 1 Standard for Business Success Provides a Critical Clue for Your Own Prosperity

We all use the same test. Many fail it, while Warren rests easy.<p>Warren Buffett famously writes his own shareholder letter, which has cemented his reputation as a folksy writer as well as <i>the</i> premiere long-term investor.<p>For example, he famously said, "You only learn who has been swimming naked when …

Investing

How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our …

Science Confirms That Antarctica is Screwed — And So Are We

via pixabay<p>By now you should be more than aware of how bad the… er… climate situation is on Earth. If you’re not: humanity is attacking itself and …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Real Estate

Study Says Sitting on the Couch Watching Netflix Is Good for the Environment

Get ready for the best news in the history of the universe: Staying home in your jammies to binge on Netflix is officially good for Mother …

5 Tips to Help Your Content Go Viral on a Limited Budget

The art and science of getting your content shared.<p>Watching the coverage of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy taking to the skies, I couldn't help but admire the innovation and expertise on show. But as well as being such a technological tour de force, sending a Tesla out into space was also a marketing …

Marketing

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

The Business World Is Full of Fakers--Watch Out For These 3 Red Flags to Avoid a Scam

The business world is full of fakes and scams--watch for these three red flags to prevent a disaster.<p>"My company did four million in revenue last year," the man at a networking event boasted as he sipped his cocktail. "Cool," I replied and turned to roll my eyes. While the man could have been …

Cubic Zirconia

Want Potential Customers to Remember You? Try One of These 6 Unusual Sales Tactics

These six approaches to sales conversations can refresh your selling style and improve your customer relationships.<p>One of my favorite things about sales is that you don't need to go to school to learn how to stand out from your competitors. Don't get me wrong--business school has lots of uses and …

Customers

To be more productive, take more breaks, says an expert

When it comes to science and the human body, best practices are often counterintuitive; trimming your hair can help it grow, napping can make you …