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10 Software Products Helping Small Businesses Achieve 10x Growth in 2017

You know that myriad of little tasks that eat time? Automate them. Here are the tools to help you do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business takes a great deal of time. Even once entrepreneurs can begin building a staff, they need to be able to put …

How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free Tools

With what is available for free, there has never been a better time to bootstrap a startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever for you to create an efficient marketing strategy. Because startups often have low budgets, …

10 Pieces of Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

A few weeks ago, I was attending a wedding where I’ve known the groom for about 20 years. I wasn’t one of the groomsmen and didn’t know all of them, …

Retirement Planning

How to Use Google Adwords to Promote Your Content

If you’re using content marketing to expand your audience, generate brand awareness, and attract prospective customers, you’re likely leveraging a …

Use The Force - Move a BB-8 with Your Mind

Google AdWords Benchmarks for YOUR Industry [NEW DATA]

Whether you’re doing PPC for the first time or you’ve just signed a new client, it can be daunting to know whether or not you’re doing a good job. …

AdWords

How to use data to make a hit TV show | Sebastian Wernicke

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Turning Private Assets Into A P2P Business Model

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>This story is about one of the oldest and longest joint ventures ever known in management history, one of the strangest unions between a …

Boots on! Five of the best multi-day hiking trails across Australia

Some of Australia’s wildest terrain can only be appreciated fully on foot. Multi-day hikes allow you to become immersed in the scenery, from the rugged beauty of the desert to serene, sunny beaches. The following hikes are well marked and safe, with plenty of campsites and accommodation along the …

5 proven SEO tips to boost your site’s search rankings right now

<i>This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite, an all-in-one suite of powerful yet easy-to-use Mac SEO tools.</i><p>As Google changes its algorithms, website operators who want to land a prized top spot in search results must update their approaches to publishing and search engine optimization, or …

9 Simple Email Hacks to Increase Open Rates

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a reason email marketing has been around for so long -- it works, if done correctly. No matter how strong your relationship is with your customers, your emails are still fighting for precious inbox attention. It only takes about …

Marketing

Workout Nutrition: What and When You Should Eat to Build Muscle

Use this nutrition guide to get the best results from your workouts<p>Your body is a machine that constantly reinvents itself.<p>Every minute of every day, it breaks down its own tissues and replaces them with new stuff it makes from a combination of the food you eat and recycled material it scavenges …

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

Watch Elon Musk deliver the best tech keynote I've ever seen

I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he introduced Tesla's new battery system. I'm sure many people will disagree — I mean, how can you compete …

Four Morning Brain Hacks To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It’s time to wake up- there’s a full day’s work ahead, projects to catch up on, dates to go on, and friends to catch up with. You can hear your …

Hacking

16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market

Colleges and universities are facing new competition for customers--students and their parents--from startups delivering similar goods (knowledge, credentials, prestige) more affordably and efficiently. Here's a rundown of some of those startups.<p>How pricey is a traditional four-year education?<p>So …

8 Questions Before You Join Or Invest In A Startup

Every startup founder loves to prompt for questions from investors and potential key team members about their vision, and the huge opportunity that can be had with their disruptive technology. Yet if you are on the other side of the table, there are some other key questions that you need to ask, …

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education …

How to Charm Someone You've Never Met Before

When you meet new people, you want to make a good impression and come across as likable as possible. If turning on the charm is something you …

Self-help

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …

6 Tips to Protect Your Blog From Being Hacked

No one likes it when things go bad. Especially not when you have put in years of efforts and it all goes to waste.<p>It happened to me, it was 2 years …

How a start-up got companies like Apple, Amazon and Google to trust it with their office secrets

Startups

Adware Medic Removes Macintosh Adware

Mac: Although Macs don't often get malware, they aren't immune. If you don't have a good Mac antivirus program installed, or something slipped …

Scanners

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …