Jim Horth

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One Word Every Small Business Needs In Sales and Marketing

Consistency.<p><i>The wrong combination of what the small business offers and then delivers can leave a bad taste.</i><p>The salt-water taffy candy tasted …

10 Surprising Reasons to Hire More Introverts

Most companies want to hire more extroverts but most of the time introverts are more likely to make a company successful.<p>Most companies have a tendency to hire “go-getters” who are “outgoing” and show “leadership ability.” Extroverts, in other words.<p>Primarily hiring extroverts is shortsighted, …

4 Ways to Get Interns to Add Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A federal appeals court in early July gave employers, once again, flexibility to use unpaid interns legally when the work serves an educational purpose. That decision overturned a lower court decision that made hiring unpaid interns for …

5 Online Marketing Basics Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs spend a considerable amount of time learning how to boost their businesses. Marketing is key to the success of a business and online marketing is ever so important. According to Constant Contact, 84 percent of people say …

3 Startup Lessons This 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur Learned the Hard Way

Landing a deal on the ABC show isn't a silver bullet for any business owner. Just ask Kristina Guerrero, founder of canine meal company TurboPup.<p>Having a shark on your team doesn't mean your startup is immune to small-business growing pains.<p>Just ask Kristina Guerrero, founder of canine meal bar …

7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Want to be remarkably productive? Give your brain what it needs to perform at its best.<p>Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. Other times, you can’t seem to get off square one. You …

6 Polarizing Differences Between Managers and Leaders

In today's climate, your job title isn't your job. Are you a manager or leader?<p>Whether you run a landscaping business or are a wholesaler for electrical goods, you'll be expected to do your job, mitigate risks, build profit, manage your career profile, and be a worker, manager, and leader for any …

How to build a Portable 420 watt Solar Power Generator . Very Detailed Video Instructions,perfect for beginners

This 2 part series shows you how to build 240,420W Solar Power Generators .The first video outlines detailed step-by-step instructions on how to …

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How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

The Deadliest Presentation Mistakes Anyone Can Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Bernard Marr, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It’s fairly inevitable: at some point in your career, you’re likely to be asked to make a presentation.<p>For some, public speaking is an opportunity to shine. For …

A Solution for Keeping Your Online Business Listings Up to Date

This story appears in the November 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When Nathan Corliss took over as marketing manager of Las Vegas-based Walters Group in August 2013, his job was hard enough. He was managing two auto groups on the East and West coasts and two championship golf courses in Las …

7 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your success as an entrepreneur is determined in large part by your ability to communicate. You can be the best at what you do, but if you’re not communicating effectively with clients, staff and the market, then you’re missing …

7 Things Confident Entrepreneurs Never Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to bleed confidence. Starting something on your own takes tenacity, faith and determination to make it work. To have a business that makes it past the first 18 months, these qualities …

Successful Entrepreneurs Are Never 'Out of the Office'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever tried to connect with someone only to get one of those automatic “out of office" responses? This drives me nuts. I’m always traveling somewhere “out of office” whether it’s business related or not. No matter where I may roam …

5 Ways to Winterize Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The autumn months, especially in a cold weather region, spawn a barrage of messages about winterizing. Experts agree that winterizing is a smart, proactive step, whether this involves keeping an emergency kit in the car, replacing …

13 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get Stuff Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we’ve all experienced it at some point -- that moment in the day where you are sitting at your desk and have lost all focus. You grab your phone and check out social media, reply to some text messages and surf your …

Stop Leaving Networking to Chance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s start by telling the truth. Are you just signing up for conferences because you think you should go but then not talking to anyone? Are you drudging through a few happy hours a year and calling it done? Are you worrying about the …

4 Reasons Not to Confuse Early-Stage Money for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, in the first quarter, VC spending hit its highest point since 2001, with $10 billion across 888 deals. Anand Sanwal, CEO and Co-Founder of venture capital database CB Insights, said it best when he called the landscape …

5 Tips for Succeeding When Your City's Startup Scene Sucks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever watched <i>The Social Network</i>? Building a startup is exactly like that, except take away the fancy parties and the groupies, not to mention the pranks, easy money and the drinking. Yeah, the movie is actually nothing like reality at …

Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s be honest, falling back to standard time sucks when you work at an office. That extra hour gained over the weekend may have seemed like a gift, but it’s short lived as we pay for it with one less hour of sun every day during the …

The Quick and Dirty on Marketing, Advertising and Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a lecturer and consultant, I often meet new entrepreneurs or inventors who will instantly trash their credibility by saying something like, "My marketing strategy is to advertise online."<p>Beyond the fact that "advertising …

It Only Takes Five Minutes to Become a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How you start your day sets the context and your mindset for the rest of the day.<p>Yet, most people start the day with procrastination by hitting the snooze button, telling their subconscious that they don’t even have the self-discipline to …

To Manage Your Brand, Understand Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you manage your brand yourself or hire an expert, make sure that everyone telling your story can articulate your message and your value. Learn what’s involved in this short hangout with Brad Smith, EVP of customer experience at …

How to Hire the Right Google AdWords Ad Agency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, online advertising and Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd offer information that</i> <i>will help you get more clicks from Google for less money, convert more visitors</i> …

How to Improve Your Facebook Clickthrough Rates With Better Images

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising, online marketing and Facebook ad experts Perry Marshall, Keith Krance and Thomas Meloche explain the game-changing tactics of paid Facebook Ads and how you can gain more on your</i> …

How to Politely Leave a Conversation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At every networking event, there’s at least one rambler, a person who monopolizes conversation and only talks about himself or herself. If you’ve ever had the experience of being held hostage by a rambler, you know how difficult it can be …

Why Fear Is the Entrepreneur's Best Friend

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During a recent fireside chat with the Metro Atlanta Chamber (hosted by my friend John Yates), I was asked whether there was some magic pill that I take that helps me get up and keep fighting the entrepreneurial good fight every day.<p>My …

5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a manager isn’t easy. Often, employers are removed from employees -- it’s the nature of the relationship. Despite the distance often built into the system, employers are responsible for teaching and growing their people.<p>While this …

How to Know If Your Business Has Reached the Next Level

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often talk about getting their businesses to the next level. What does that mean?<p>Before you can understand what the next level is, you have to know what the levels are. We define the first three levels of businesses as …

4 Ways to Make Your Business a Powerful Customer Magnet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You started a business and wisely crafted a well-thought out long-term strategic plan. It includes ways to build brand awareness and influence your target market. You thoughtfully outlined ways to capitalize on your company's strengths …