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Home Depot is finding success through multiple channels

In its recent Q2 2016 earnings call, Home Depot announced the success of its omnichannel efforts.<p>The home improvement retailer reported that 42% of its online orders are picked up in-store, while 90% of e-commerce returns are processed in-store. Additionally, the company said that it plans to roll …

eCommerce

3 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Through the habits of relentless execution, surrounding yourself with awesome people, and measuring success you can accomplish the impossible.<p>Entrepreneurs are today's rock stars! I even heard Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have paparazzi following them around.<p>People talk about the glamour of being …

5 Key Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I sat down to write my book, <i>An American Hedge Fund</i> (which I now make free to the public), I wrote it with one key goal in mind, to provide entrepreneurs like me with access to the information they …

Entrepreneurship

Holacracy, managerless offices and the future of work

Brian Robertson.<p>About 15 years ago, Brian Robertson was feeling fed up and frustrated with the traditional management hierarchy and the way, to his …

Team Building

Why Setting Company Goals Can Be Dangerous

Incentive to perform is often indistinguishable from incentive to cheat.<p>Management savant Peter Drucker supposedly said, "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." The only problem with this frequently cited quote is that Drucker never said it. In fact, he actually said things quite the …

4 Quotes From the Startup Trenches That Will Inspire You to Build an Amazing Culture

CEO & Co-founder, iDoneThis<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, the defining image of a startup culture involves some combination of all-nighters, weekend work and intense, bleary-eyed young people bent over their keyboards, cranking out code. Of course, …

Business Strategy

6 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

If you're a small business owner and looking for some easy new ways to promote your company-- media marketing is the way to go! Whether it's …

Marketing

How to Change Your Sole Proprietorship to an LLC: 6 Easy Steps

Many small businesses get their start as a sole proprietorship. After all, it’s the default business structure. If you’re a single business owner and …

Small Business

The 7 Secrets Self-Motivated Entrepreneurs Know

Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do some entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, maintain intense focus, exemplify ironclad discipline and create companies out of thin air? Genius? Luck? Some secret sauce of success?<p>Much of the …

Motivation

6 Ways to Take Advantage of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28

Founder and CEO of Endurance International Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small Business Saturday is just around the corner -- and consumers are prepared to spend. According to Accenture, 40 percent of Americans plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year …

Small Business

How to Make a Lucrative Business Exit From 5 Entrepreneurs Who've Done It

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine devising a winning business idea that you develop into a fully fledged enterprise.<p>Your business is profitable, and it's everything you ever wished or hoped it would be. But now it's time to move on. …

Small Business

9 Tips for Combining CRM and BI for a Smarter Customer Strategy

Combining customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) can be tricky but the end result is a much smarter business.<p>PCMag …

CNN

5 Quick Ways to Set Goals for Your Small Business

I know what you’re thinking: I am tired of not moving things forward enough in my business. I’m here to tell you that the reason why this is …

9 Authentic Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Shark Tank

Over the past few years, you could say that Shark Tank has become one of the best sources of education for entrepreneurship. If you were to watch …

‘Our dreams should be bigger than our fears’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

<i>From leadership dreams to global brands, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a</i> …

Startups (India)

Lululemon is insanely popular — and that's terrible news for the brand

The brand's pricey yoga pants are frequently sited as one of the top trends for teens. Celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Kylie Jenner have been spotted wearing the gear.<p>And with 300 stores, Lululemon is just getting started. Analysts at Morgan Stanley write that they expect the brand to become …

Lululemon Athletica

17 quotes that take you inside the mind of billionaire investor Mark Cuban

He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoo for almost $6 billion.<p>Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for himself. Weeks later, the market crashed.<p>Since …

Entrepreneurship

The West is paying the price for decades of underinvestment

Like the cricket that sang all summer, the West spent while China built, says Legal & General boss Nigel Wilson<p>Today’s economic dislocation began back in the Reagan years, when the rich Western economies effectively decided to outsource investment and manufacturing to China and the Asian Tigers.<p>The …

Here’s how ethical business can be good business, too

From sponsoring the local Little League to developing environmentally-responsible technologies, US companies have long invested in philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Today, they spend an estimated $2 billion in cause marketing and another $14 billion in corporate philanthropy (IEG, …

Kellogg School

21 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate Your Adventurous Pursuits

There’s something about quotes that we all find irresistible. Maybe it’s that they tend to come from ordinary people who have gone on to do …

5 Yoga Moves for Better Sex

As if the perks to all your yoga poses aren't good enough, we've got a sexy revelation for you: Many poses can help you have better sex and feel more …

Yoga

6 Gorgeous Content Marketing Ideas for Small Business

Unlike direct-response advertising, which explicitly aims to sell a product, content marketing sets out to sell consumers on the brand behind the …

Marketing

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

Google Analytics Reports Every Business Needs to Know

Posted on 7/16/2015<p>A website can be your company’s best sales tool for lead generation, but knowing if and how your site is working is the key to …

Analytics

32 mouthwatering foods everyone should try in France

While these are all true, the country's cuisine is not to be forgotten.<p>Whether it's a simple croissant or a classic dish like escargot, French food always has a gourmet feel to it.<p>We've pulled together 32 foods that everyone should try throughout France.

France

8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to Succeed

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you believe some people are born to be entrepreneurs or not, one thing is for certain. You can never have enough knowledge. Acquiring new skills will make you a stronger and more efficient entrepreneur. …

Small Business