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How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, Jonathan Bush is CEO of athenahealth, a pioneering healthcare company with nearly $600 million in revenue but he got his start mowing lawns and pruning shrubs. It sounds like a farfetched trajectory, given the entrepreneur's famous …

Entrepreneurship

Brewbot's 'Beer DNA' may usher in a new age of delicious homemade brewing

It’s not easy to make your own beer. It’s also hard to brew a <i>good</i> batch of beer, and even harder to duplicate that batch for future consumption. And simplifying the process so that it’s as effortless as baking cookies has been near impossible because of all the factors involved with the brewing …

Leadership

18 Resources to Help You Become Amazing at Acquiring New Customers

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>An effective user acquisition strategy is the holy grail for many marketers, whether it be a mix of channels that generate a constant flow of new users at a sustainable cost or a clever tactic that gives a new product a boost in users in a short period …

Marketing

It Pays to Become a Jet-Setting Global Entrepreneur Sooner Rather Than Later

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first taste of international business came over three pints of Guinness at 11AM on a Sunday. My startup co-founder and I were meeting with a globetrotting British consultant, trying to keep up with his routine liquid brunches at a …

Startups

11 Inspirational Quotes From Some Of The World's Top CEOs

The greatest CEOs create a daring vision that keeps their company ahead of the competition while inspiring a team of employees to take risks and follow them down an uncertain path.<p>Marketing agency Stratus Interactive, a HubSpot partner that's based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, collected …

CEOs
Home Ownership

The Hard Truth of Entrepreneurship: You Will Suffer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.<p>This is a famous quote that has often been incorrectly attributed to Buddha. Not only is the citation incorrect, the advice is too. It’s an absolute lie, suffering isn’t optional. The truth is …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

The 5 Undervalued Relationships Needed to Ensure Business Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We have all heard the heartbreaking statistics about startups: 50 percent (or in some findings more) of businesses fail within their first year and 95 percent fail within the first five years. (Not exactly a ringing endorsement to start a …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things Really Charismatic People Do | Inc.com

You feel charisma the moment it enters the room. It's not just that someone is likable. Charismatic people draw attention. They automatically energize you and motivate you to step up, to take action. What is it about them? All in all, they are certainly likable, but it's more than that. Are they …

Charisma

8 Things My Dad Taught Me About Entrepreneurship and Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even at the ripe young age of 83, my dad is still fixing vacuums and sewing machines as part of the repair business he started 30 years ago after retiring from a career at Western Union.<p>He no longer runs the business from a shop, and he …

Entrepreneurship

Communicating Confidently Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Work is what we do -- it is not who we are.<p>When teaching Vocal Awareness, I make no distinction whether we are in a personal or a professional conversation. As I tell all my students, "the same person shows up everywhere." Outside of …

Public Speaking

8 Hacks to Become a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibility on their hands. While trying to launch a startup, they also must manage a team and maybe figure out how make the perfect pitch to investors. Unfortunately, there are only so many pots of coffee …

Time Management

Fed ramping up pressure for biggest US banks to shrink to become less risky for system

The Federal Reserve is pushing the biggest U.S. banks to shrink so that they're less of a risk to the financial system.<p>In testimony at a Senate hearing Tuesday, Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo highlighted several proposals that regulators are working on. They include imposing additional capital …

3 Ways to Make an Offer Your Prospects Can't Refuse

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your offer is the center of your sales piece, which should never simply be an advertisement for your company. Direct mail is capable of so much more than getting your company name out there.<p>A good sales piece should draw your prospects …

Marketing

5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get the important things done? Well, you’re not alone. Studies show that we are working harder, sleeping less and have more stress in our lives than ever before. And since many of us …

Productivity

4 Customer Personalities Your Sales Team Wants to Reach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to finding the best sales approach. If 80 percent of potential executive buyers aren’t asking for a second meeting, according to Forrester, then how should members of a sales team …

Salesforce

6 Things Effective Leaders Should Do to Inspire Their Teams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A leader’s job description can seem like an ever-growing list of bullet points, but the priority for CEOs, CFOs and staff managers alike is always the same: leading their team. The question is, “how?”<p>As a chief operating officer, my goal …

Employment