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21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

From Dreaming to Succeeding, the 12 Phases of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Euphoric super fans tout entrepreneurship as the best thing since the iPhone. Others describe it as a never-ending slog of busywork. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. If you’re a new entrepreneur, or an aspiring one, read on to see …

Entrepreneurship

Create a Personal Business Plan That You'll Really Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every successful business leader I’ve encountered is in some way a prolific goal setter. For this reason, the single most important piece of advice I give any aspiring entrepreneur or business professional is to figure out exactly what …

Small Business

9 Traits That Will Lead You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every budding entrepreneur wants to know: Do I have what it takes to make it? Is success a matter of being in the right place at the right time? How big of a role does luck really play? What about connections? Do I need an Ivy League …

Entrepreneurship

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sales, we learn to sell benefits rather than features. Keeping that in mind, the way to sell yourself on maximizing your productivity is to realize that with a super-dialed calendar and well thought-out workday strategy, you can …

Time Management

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that …

Self-improvement

5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have something to say about a topic you are well versed in? If so, you could become an influential thought leader in your field of expertise.<p>Thought leaders are CEOs, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and other individuals who are …

Leadership

How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The headline caught my attention: “The 10 Best-Paying Jobs of 2014.” The top five were surgeon, physician, psychiatrist, orthodontist and dentist. Well thank you Captain Obvious. Did we really need a study to learn how to make money by …

Tech Industry

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, often you are your brand. Your "about" page can set the tone for you and your style and give potential clients a preview of what you might be like to work with.<p>Here are three important steps to crafting the perfect …

4 Bulletproof Productivity Secrets Gleaned From the World's Great Achievers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What defines an elite performer isn't how they perform when everything is going well but the way they deliver when their well-laid plans are falling apart.<p>Peak productivity is the result of dedication and awareness. Regardless of your …

Time Management

5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain skills can help you be a <i>better</i> entrepreneur. Whether you’re already great at the following skills or could use a few …

Social Media

A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect

Your pitch is not just what you tell investors. It's your message to everyone interested enough in your company to ask you about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At Techstars, I see lots of pitches. I get them during the application process, when I first meet the …

Albert Einstein

Smart Recruiting Strategy Drives Relationships And Conversation

Passive recruiting is kind of like the darker, more mysterious sibling of active recruiting. Because it is so different from traditional recruiting and usually involves targeting people who don’t have a strong desire to be recruited, many HR professionals and leaders are confused about passive …

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

Entrepreneurship

One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passion is everything. You cannot inspire unless you’re inspired yourself.<p>In 25 years of studying communication, I’ve never met an inspiring entrepreneur who isn’t freakishly enthusiastic about his or her idea. Steve Jobs, one of the most …

Motivation

More Proof That YouTube's Top Stars Are Getting Filthy Rich

Need more proof that YouTube’s top content creators are increasingly pervading mainstream entertainment? And becoming filthy rich in the process? Look no further than Timothy DeLaGhetto, whose comedic videos have garnered him 2.5 million subscribers as well as a regular spot on MTV’s <i>Wild ‘N Out</i>.<p>But …

Advertising

Power Networking in 3 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business can be difficult and tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>By establishing and maintaining relationships with people, you can encounter business opportunities and still other lucrative connections. Here are three steps for building …

Networking

No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are no shortage of instructional sales books. In fact, there are probably too many. The difficulty with most of the books is that they tend to teach you how to follow a process or structure that can limit your ability to think on …

Selling

4 Books to Map Your Path to Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My favorite books are those that inspired me to take my level of activity up a notch. Here are four books that helped to take me to the next level in my life. Hopefully, they can do the same for you as well:<p><b>The Secret.</b> If you have a clear …

Self-improvement

Have Fun, Eat Well and Deduct it From Your Taxes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the advantages of running your own business is taking lots of tax deductions. And some are pretty cool — like those for meals and entertainment (M&E).<p>Yet, the IRS has long kept a suspicious eye on this area. Let’s face it, there …

Personal Finance

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable

Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do …

Make Your Marketing Message Stand Out on Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Market Like You Mean It<i>, marketing expert Al Lautenslager explains how you can engage your customers, create brand believers and gain fans for everything you sell. In this edited excerpt, the author explains how you can successfully</i> …

Social Media

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

Entrepreneurship

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5 Ways To Give A Presentation That No One Will Ever Forget

We’ve all been there: In the audience at a dry pitch event or witnessing a lackluster presentation in a work meeting and counting the minutes until you can stop pretending to listen.<p>It’s alarming how common the expectation is for a presentation to be boring, especially when there are simple and …

4 Secrets to Giving a Great Marketing Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In Start Your Own Information Marketing Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Bookstore and writer Robert Skrob explain how to start and run a successful information marketing business. In this edited excerpt, the authors reveal five of the</i> …

The Mind-Body Practices of 5 Mega-Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s lots of research and advice around making sure you care for your body and mind as much as your business. You know it’s important to stay mentally and physically healthy, but can there be a strong case made for mind-body-connected …

Entrepreneurship

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Want to be really successful? Get people to like you.<p>Personal branding through social media may help you build your professional network, but there will never be a replacement for a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich"--one of the top-selling books of all …

The Liability Involved in Running a Personal Training Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Personal Training Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer</i> …

Small Business

How I Found Success by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I just recently turned the “Dirty 30,” which led me to contemplate a common question I get asked from college students after my speaking engagements: “How do I become a successful entrepreneur by the age of 30?” The answer I discovered is …

Entrepreneurship