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5 Quotes on Risk That Will Have You Ready to Take Action

Entrepreneurship is an inherently risk-based profession. Every day you're risking your own future on the power of your personal work ethic, market conditions and other factors -- some within your control, many outside of it -- that you will succeed.<p>So when you’re facing risk or feeling the …

This Is How Successful People Turn Trauma Into Triumph

Traumatic experiences can happen to anyone. Whether they upend you or lead to personal growth can depend on how well you've prepared yourself.<p>We all face unexpected upheavals in both life and business. Sometimes they're the result of positive news that can nevertheless be a stressful experience, …

Wall Street

Want a Perfect Elevator Pitch? Just Fill in the Blanks

What differentiates your product or service from everyone else's, to the point where customers will pay for it?<p>You've heard the phrase "value proposition" a million times, but do you know what one is? Just as important, do you know what yours is? And can you articulate it quickly? Even if you can, …

Product Management

How Will You Make Your 2014 Numbers?

A good B2B infographic design, How Will You Make Your 2014 Numbers from Zilliant gives you 3 options to leverage when setting prices. Good luck …

Is Social Studio by Salesforce an Enterprise Platform to Win Them All?

Watch out, Hootsuite: Salesforce launched a new enterprise solution for social media management, and it looks like it’s going to be huge. Called …

Quantify Lets You Shop For Your Next Business Consultant Online

If your company has a problem and needs expertise your staff doesn’t possess, one option is to go to a consultant.<p>Similarly, if you have expertise …

11 Famous Entrepreneurs Share How They Overcame Their Biggest Failure

The most successful people are the ones who take big risks, which often means spectacular flameouts. We asked entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game how they coped when major failure smacked them in the face.<p>In order to achieve greatness, you have to fail greatly.<p>The most successful people …

Square Acquisition Talk, If True, Leaves Fewer Merchant Options

There’s been some buzz lately that credit card reader Square could be shopping for someone to acquire the company.<p>Square is the popular credit card …

"The Obstacle is the Way" Gives Unusual Advice for Success

How many times have you said, or thought, “This is HARD! I don’t want to!” If you’re like most entrepreneurs (and you’re honest with yourself), this …

How to Get Employees to Care as Much as You Do

Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, explains how Southwest Airlines sold workers on its business mission.<p><b>To build a valuable company</b> you can walk away from—whether by selling it or just to leave for a vacation—requires that you figure out how to get your employees to care as much as …

7 Tips For Getting Good at Spotting Trends

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>In order to succeed in business you need to anticipate what your market will want or need before it’s completely obvious to all. Learning to spot trends will give you great insight into your prospective customer’s needs. It might also lead you …

Marketing

Sosh Announces Partnership With OpenTable, Expands Into Washington D.C. And Chicago

Sosh, the app that helps you figure out what to do with your free time, has today announced a partnership with OpenTable that will let users book reservations from right within the app. Unlike other OpenTable partnerships, that force you to input information like party number and time, the …

Social Marketing Blog | Social Media Marketing Strategy

Marketing Trends + Strategies<p>February 8, 2018<p>Here's why social media has made brand reputation is an on-going concern—one we should be thinking about …

Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller

What's your story?<p>Maybe your quarterly or annual sales have skyrocketed. Or, you’ve won an award for your community service. Possibly you’re opening your company’s first franchise in your area, or you’re opening your first franchise after a career in something completely different.<p>In any case, you …

Become More Productive Without Actually Doing More Work

It may seem counterintuitive, but research suggests taking time to recharge, be of service, helps make you more productive.<p>In an effort to out-do colleagues and stay at the top of their game, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals work crazy hours, remain plugged in and forego …

What High Performers Do When Things Get Tough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last decade of entrepreneurship has taken place within a rapidly changing environment of growth, struggle, triumph and confusion. The cornerstones relied upon in the past for small business stability and growth have crumbled, leaving …

Business Strategy

How to Get Customers to Post Instagram Pictures

Shares 2K<p>Do you want to use Instagram to add value to your brand?<p>Are you looking for innovative ways to get your customers (and employees) to post …

3 Ingredients for Unforgettable Presentations

It doesn't take much to make an impression. Just vary your content, know your audience, and get them to care.<p>Most audiences sit back, listen, and are left to find meaning in what the speaker is saying. But fortunately, with careful crafting, you can include three concepts in your presentation to …

Public Speaking

The 7 Secret Habits of Navy SEALs

Here are rules to live by to be your most effective.<p>I learned my best habits--and made some of my most dangerous mistakes--as a Navy SEAL. Once, when our platoon was preparing for a mission at one of our shooting ranges in Iraq, I had failed to reload one of my pistol mags after the previous …

Leadership

Rock Your Relationships and Increase Sales with Words

Upon beginning in business, we are told, “You have to follow this system, or you will not be successful.”<p>The larger picture certainly needs to be …

Report On Mobile Devices, Apps Rule Compared to Mobile Browsers

When consumers are looking for information on your brand, it is more likely to be on a phone or tablet, instead of a PC. The mobile device is king. …

How to Manage Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around

<i>Walter Chen is the founder and CEO of iDoneThis, the easiest way to share and celebrate what you get done at work, every day. On his downtime, he blogs about management, entrepreneurship, and happiness on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Getting rid of managers may seem like just another tech trend, but much of …

6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement: How "Attitude Reflects Leadership"

How important is attitude to leadership? Think of this famous quote from Remember the Titans: "Nobody plays, yourself included. I'm supposed to wear myself out for the team? What team? Nah, nah what I'm gonna do is look out for myself and get mine."<p>How important is attitude to leadership? Think of …

Employee Engagement

3 Great Books on the Art of Selling

Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here's a brief look at the top three.<p>Sales and leadership guru Daniel Pink recently recommended six of his all-time favorite books on the art of selling. Here's a brief look at three of his top picks, which he noted on business …

Self-improvement

Millennial Misconceptions: How You're Totally Wrong About This Generation

Co-founder and CEO, Fundera<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you believe, as many do, that millennials are an entitled, flaky and tech-obsessed generation? Turns out (surprise, surprise) we shouldn’t be so quick to give them such a bad rap.<p>Instead of buying into the …

Demographics

What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work

These seven emotions tell you what you're doing wrong (and right) in the office.<p>Emotions are more than just what you feel. They're powerful signals that you need to make changes in the way you work and the way you think about work.<p>Frustration<p>This emotion tells you to be patient. Something isn't …

Self-help

One Business Publicly Leaves Facebook; Facebook Doesn't Care

As the famous saying goes, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” And food delivery startup Eat24 has found this out the hard way. Eat24 publicly …