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Knock That Startup Interview Out of the Park

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you yearning to get your foot in the door at a fledgling startup but lack the technical expertise because you didn't start writing code at the age of five? Well, there’s no need to fret. Startups need to grow their businesses through …

Startups

How to Cut the 'Ums,' Uhs,' and 'Literallys' When Speaking

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>If there were "Survivor" for words, I'd vote off "literally."<br>It's inserted into sentences for no real reason.<p>Consider:<p>I am literally the hungriest person in the world right now. <br>I am literally going to break this printer in a minute. <br>The coffee machine is …

Public Speaking

Make Your Brand Pop By Telling Your Story

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite fluctuations in our economy, it seems fair to say that by and large we live in a time of abundance. Retail stores offer a dizzying variety of all manner of goods, from dishwashing gloves and trash cans to any conceivable ply of …

Marketing

5 Ways to Get People to Remember You (And Your Company)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After a recent lecture, a young consultant came up to me. “I have a problem,” he said. “People seem to forget me right away. I’ll remember meeting them, but they have no idea we connected before. I think I’m just not memorable enough. …

Chamber of Commerce

9 Major Networking No-No's

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to go places in this world, networking is absolutely a skill you need to learn.<p>Take it from me, my career was relatively ho-hum until I began attending conferences regularly. While traversing countless expo halls in heels and …

Networking

4 Mistakes That Can Harm a Company's Social Media Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone leading a corporate social media campaign would be wise to heed a few dos and don’ts.<p>Even the most savvy social media maven can at times become confused over the best activities to pursue. Yet many of the activities to avoid (or do …

Marketing

How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a interesting story about how Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist, developed the ability to produce remarkable work in just minutes.<p>As the story goes, Picasso was walking though the market one day when a woman spotted him. …

Creativity

As Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30, His 10 Best Quotes as CEO

In Silicon Valley years, Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is over the hill. Today is his 30th birthday.<p>In honor of Zuckerberg's big day and to mark Facebook's decade-long existence, we've compiled 10 of the tech entrepreneur's most interesting quotes over the years.<p>Here they …

Silicon Valley

When Designing a Web Site, Do Our Brains a Favor and Keep It Familiar

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When designing your customer-facing website, it may be tempting to think outside the box and create a unique and innovative online experience. But this may actually be the least effective and most alienating approach you could take. The …

UX Design

Strategic Networking and How to Make the Most of Your Evenings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows this feeling: A stack of business cards on the desk collected from networking events past triggers a sharp pain in recalling all those evenings spent shakes hands and nodding the head.<p>In recent years, networking …

Networking

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>America is in the midst of an entrepreneurial renaissance. Incubators are popping up everywhere, investors are coming out of the woodwork. America, pat yourself on the back! Life-long corporate employees are quitting their jobs to strike …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is difficult. Launching a startup is even more challenging. Aside from facing the challenge of attempting to build a company from the ground up, many entrepreneurs have little prior experience in the business world. …

Entrepreneurship

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> …

Marketing

7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.<p>But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be …

Body Language

This Entrepreneur Almost Gave Up On Himself. Now, He Runs a Million-Dollar Brand.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Entrepreneur.com arrived in Shoreham, Vt., to shoot a story about WhistlePig whiskey, founder Raj Peter Bhakta suggested the interview be done on the icy pond on his property. To scout out the location, he herded the crew and his …

Whiskey

Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? The Difference Is Important.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s National Small Business Week. Hooray! Small businesses are the backbone of this country. They create jobs, come up with new ways of doing old things, and help keep money in the local community. Without small businesses, we’d be in a …

Small Business

TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

As founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS, a retail company with a mission of social entrepreneurship -- Blake Mycoskie launched his company eight years ago intent on giving back. The premise of TOMS was simple: For every purchased pair of shoes another pair would be donated to children in need in 60 …

Entrepreneurship

Every Entrepreneur Should Heed These 3 Pieces Of Sage Wisdom

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We always look up to those who took a chance and made it big and want to know how we can find similar success. Here are three pieces of advice from super-successful entrepreneurs and why you need to listen to them now.<p><b>1. “Always look for</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How Dell's Entrepreneur-In-Residence Wants to Empower a Billion Women

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Ingrid Vanderveldt approached Dell in 2011 about serving as its Entrepreneur-in-Residence, the program didn't exist. What did was Vanderveldt's incredibly ambitious goal: empower a billion women by 2020.<p>Fortunately, Dell liked …

Entrepreneurship

3 Questions, 1 Answer -- How to Grow Sales Through Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The social media landscape has evolved. Conversations have become transactions. Businesses require a carefully crafted strategy to initiate dialogue with potential clients while maintaining relationships with current clients. There are …

Marketing

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

What Gets These 30 Entrepreneurs Out of Bed Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some, it’s their family. For others, it’s saving the world. When it comes down to it, every entrepreneur has a driving inspiration.<p>Entrepreneurship may be oh-so-trendy right now, but owning your own business is hard work with long …

Entrepreneurship

The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Purpose is a funny thing. It’s an intangible asset that everybody understands yet nobody can touch, and when we reflect upon why an event occurred we sometimes come to the conclusion that “it was meant to happen.”<p>Looking through the …

Entrepreneurship

How to Get on 'Shark Tank' and Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rugged Events co-founders Rob Dickens and Brad Scudder went on <i>Shark Tank</i> hoping for nothing more than some publicity. Instead, they left with $1.75 million—and, more importantly, the backing of mega-entrepreneur Mark Cuban.<p>Rugged Events …

Entrepreneurship

3 Stylish Startups That Want You to Ditch 'Fast Fashion'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is ‘fast fashion’ going off trend?<p>The business model used by retailers such as Zara (Inditex) and H&M to quickly move catwalk styles to store shelves requires manufacturing hot trends in bulk with cheaper material. However, some startups …

Startups

Share What You Know and People Will Buy What You Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all have in common? Each is an amazing salesperson. They’re able to get in front of others, clearly present their vision and persuade people to buy in.<p>By necessity, every …

Marketing

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it's still true that the bulk of venture capital dollars go to startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, over the past decade a number of other metropolitan areas have begun to make a dent in the tally of investments.<p>The San …

Venture Capital

5 Essential Steps to Achieving Balance as a Mom Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people would love to have a more healthy work-life balance. But the reality is that work weeks have grown longer, more stressful and less healthy, physically and emotionally. Too often, success in the professional sphere comes at the …

Google Docs

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.<p>The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at …