Ildefonso Prieto Diaz

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Turn Holiday Parties Into Networking Goldmines With These 10 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is that time of the year again -- the holiday party circuit is about to kick into high gear. There are generally two types of people when it comes to holiday parties. Those that dread getting together and mingling with people they …

The 30 Second Habit with a Lifelong Impact

<i></i><p><i></i><p><i>What follows is a beautiful Essentialist practice in a gorgeous piece written by my friend Robyn Scott (one of WIRED's 50 People About to Change the</i> …

8 tips for creating the perfect pitch deck (from someone who's raised $75M)

Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially when you’ve never done it before. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur like I was when we raised our series $15 million first round for Bigcommerce back in 2011, then you’re probably excited, nervous, and anxious about raising your first round of …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

Are You a Boss or a Leader? | Inc.com

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees.<p>1. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning.<p>2. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions.<p>3. A boss talks …

Leadership

8 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Every Day

Powerful people, intelligent people, wise people, the most grounded people, all do one thing that most others don’t: They talk to themselves. They’re …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

A Simple Guide to Better Coaching and Feedback in Your Company

<i>This is the fifth article in our new series with advice on building a business, company culture and life-hacking from Joel, CEO here at Buffer. You</i> …

Ben Horowitz

How to Name Your Startup

<i>This is the sixth article in our new series with advice on building a business, company culture and life-hacking from Joel, CEO here at Buffer. You</i> …

The Wisdom Of The 20-Minute Startup

By Ryan Hoover5 minute Read<p>“What cool new products are you using?”<p>We all ask this question. It’s a common conversation starter, especially in the …

How to Advertise Your YouTube Videos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Entrepreneur Magazine's Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business<i>, marketing and public relations consultant Jason Rich show you how to master the secrets of successful "YouTubers" and put your brand, product or service in front</i> …

3 Ways Your Hang-ups Get in the Way of Growing Your Business | Inc.com

Over 23 million individuals claimed nonfarm sole proprietorship income in the U.S. in 2011, according to the IRS, with profits for these individuals rising 5.6 percent from 2010 to $282.6 billion. Many are professionals, like lawyers, IT pros, or chiropractors; others are savvy entrepreneurs or …

Small Business

Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any entrepreneur who has earned blockbuster success has likely faced rejection more times than you can count. They've mastered the ability to take a punch -- then get right back up and keep going. So how do they bounce back so quickly? …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

8 Things Really Efficient People Do | Inc.com

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency. They manage every manageable moment so they have more …

Time Management

(Images) 18 Inspiring Steve Jobs Picture Quotes | Famous Quotes | Love Quotes | Inspirational Quotes

Since the release of the movie “<i>Jobs</i>” A lot of us were reminded of his unbreakable drive to follow his passion. It is amazing to know the story of …

Motivation

Don’t Lead Scared – 6 Tips for Leading Like a Badass

One sure way to kill your leadership career is to lead scared.<p>Leading from a position of fear never brings good results. It causes you to make rash …

15 Famous Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

Want to read 15 famous business books in under a minute?<p>To save you some time and money, we've made it possible. We boiled down some of the most popular and influential business books out there to their central lessons.<p>For those looking to bone up on some business theory, here are the highlights.

10 Positive Signs That You Are Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur

Here are 10 pointers that show the positive signs of a true and <i>real entrepreneur</i>…<p><i>Entrepreneurs</i> are a special breed of human. No economy thrives …

7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying.<p>Prof. Leonard J. …

8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, …