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How to Write a Killer Resume

Applying for jobs but not getting called back? Here's how to get on hiring managers' radar.<p>A resume alone will never help you get hired. It has to be relevant and compelling enough to get your foot in the door. Having reviewed thousands of resumes myself, I've found that most of them read like a …

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

Entrepreneurship

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Being a business owner is all about the Benjamins, right? Well, actually, no.<p>More entrepreneurs say they are driven to become successful business owners because of the sense of personal achievement it provides than for financial stability, according to a new survey by online small-business …

Entrepreneurship

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Paul Graham wrote a pretty comprehensive essay on business idea generation two years ago. He emphasized the dangers of coming up with an idea for a business that nobody wants.<p>“Why do so many founders build things no one wants?" he asked. …

Entrepreneurship

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often throw around the term business model in discussing startups.<p>But just what is a business model? Which ones work best and why? How do you know if your startup has the right one?<p>A business model explains which consumer pain your …

Entrepreneurship

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Inventors are problem solvers. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be inventing. But ask anyone who has gone through the process of turning an idea -- even a great one -- into a marketable commodity: The list of problems is just …

Entrepreneurship

Attention Service Companies: 5 Ways to Build Your Brand on a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the best and least expensive way for a startup to build a brand for a service oriented company?</b><p><b>A:</b> I love this question. When it comes to being a service-oriented company you are right to want to invest in building a brand and …

Marketing

City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

Thanks to a new crop of domain names rolling out this year, local business owners across the globe will soon be able to affiliate their websites with the cities in which they reside.<p>Rather than .com, .net or .org addresses, businesses can now add city names -- like .london and .nyc -- to their …

Domain Names

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting 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 Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

Small Business

Why Entrepreneurship is 'Catching Fire' at Florida Atlantic University

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To have their best shot at staying in the game, today's aspiring business leaders must learn to move swiftly from one idea and to another. The Business Plan Competition held by Florida Atlantic University's College of Business in Boca …

Entrepreneurship

5 Big Ideas To Make Cities Better

In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the first iteration of the Mayors Challenge: A call for U.S. cities with at least 30,000 residents to …

The History Of Graphic Design, In Icons

We know two things for sure about the guys over at Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab: they love drinking, and they love good graphic design.<p>Their latest poster is a tribute to the entire history of the latter: The gridded, black-and-white poster is a cheat sheet to the history of graphic design, beginning …

High rollers: Las Vegas is poised to become the Disneyland of weed

Cannabis entrepreneurs fight to stake their pot leaf in the world's biggest tourist destination<p>They won’t have neon signs, drive-thru windows, or 24-hour wedding chapels attached to them. But Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries will be massively profitable tourist attractions that could deepen the …

The Truth About Entrepreneurship And Dating

There are endless books about ways to grow a business, how to make deals and how to follow in the footsteps of successful entrepreneur pioneers. However, there is one subject that rarely gets brought up on panels, at networking events, or at business conferences. It is a subject reserved for small …

Five Things Great Managers Do Every Day

When you hear the term inspirational leader, you may get images of someone who’s achieved considerable success, or is a brilliant strategist able to amass a personal fortune. Or perhaps you consider someone who gives rousing motivational speeches worthy of a TED talk – an iconoclast who changes the …

How to Get a Job If You're Overqualified

One of New York job coach Robert Hellmann’s clients had an impressive résumé as a senior human resources manager. The client had logged 20 years of experience, managed 30 people and commanded a budget of $10 million. But he found himself at a point in his life where he didn’t want the pressure that …

Why Perfectly Nice Doesn't Cut It Anymore When It Comes To Branding

I’m not here to pick on large, global hotel chains. Most are perfectly nice. I am staying in one right now in Prague in the Czech Republic to attend a business meeting. My room is perfectly nice. It has a minibar and wireless Internet access and the usual pleasant assortment of toiletries in the …

Possibly The Single Best Way To Improve Your Productivity

High productivity at work doesn’t have to be complicated.<p>You don’t need to attend all day courses teaching elaborate systems or spend months reading time management books.<p>In my many years of experience mentoring executives and entrepreneurs, I’ve found doing just one simple thing can dramatically …

How To Do What You Love And Not Go Broke

Think differently about following your dreams with these five strategies for turning your passion into a money-making career from people who’ve done it.<p>You know the cliche: “Do what you love and the money will follow.” That’s all fine to tell a new grad who feels a passion for orthopedic surgery or …

7 Ways To Turn Your Opponents Into Opportunities

Channel your emotion, accept what you can’t control, take the offensive–use your competition to your best advantage.<p>Whether it’s a rival business competitor or an overbearing boss at work, the answer to what is holding us back often lies within the obstacle itself.<p>Instead of despairing at what …

8 Personality Traits Of People Who Don’t Let Job Hunting Crush Their Souls

Those best at finding their dream job have not only honed their skills but they’ve also built up the psychological know-how to get through a sometimes soul-crushing process.<p>Why is it that some people just seem to effortlessly climb the career ladder? They always know how to dazzle during an …

MARKAGAIN Announces U.S. Expansion During The Miami International Boat Show

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MARKAGAIN, the first Italian based leader in the management and resale of pre-owned luxury goods, …

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