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The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve seen several dozen business pitches in the last few weeks. That includes pitches for the angel investment group I’m in, plus pitches for two international business plan competitions. I’ve been doing this since the 1990s. Styles have …

Entrepreneurship

An Expert's Guide to Steering a Conversation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My wife is an excellent driver. She’s not only accomplished behind the wheel of a car; she knows how to deftly steer a conversation as well.<p>Recently, we hosted a dinner party during which the conversation turned to baseball.The Mets fans …

Networking

Lead From the Top: 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO

Veteran CEO; CEO, Black Box; Founder, Khorus<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are the responsibilities of a CEO?<p>This is something everyone at a company from an entry-level employee to the chief executive should know. After all, understanding what is required of a CEO …

Leadership

6 Productivity Apps for the Entrepreneur on the Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you probably spend most of your days jumping from a team meeting to an investor pitch and swinging by a startup conference to give a talk in the middle. This means that a lot of your time is spent on the go without the …

Apps

An Entrepreneur's Social-Media Plan for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media can give entrepreneurs the same opportunity to build community and engage customers as their better funded competitors. But when time and resources are limited, it’s crucial to laser focus social-media efforts to achieve …

Marketing

The 8-Second Challenge: Email Marketing for Our Shrinking Attention Span

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good news, fellow marketers: Email is not dead.<p>Indeed, the ROI for email is more than $40 per dollar spent, a return higher than any other marketing channel, according to the Direct Marketing Association.<p>While email isn’t dead, one thing …

Marketing

How to Be Evil (and Make it Work for You)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before Chris Nodder began his SXSW panel, "Evil by Design: Leading Customers Into Temptation," he slipped into a red jacket and unleashed a maniacal laugh. The user experience expert from Seattle was ready to reveal the ways companies use …

Customers

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with innovative …

Small Business

5 Ways to Stop Your Sales-Pitch Email From Getting Trashed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Subject: ABC Company Improves Operational ROI</i><p><i>Dear Mr. Jones,</i> <i><br>I am writing you today to share with you an opportunity to improve your business.</i> <i><br>Our company has 73 experts dedicated to you, and w</i><i>e feel that our service will be great for your</i> …

Selling

Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As business owners and executives, we intuitively know there are significant growth opportunities through the retention of our existing customer base. We try different strategies to engage our customers in the hopes of building loyalty …

Employee Engagement

5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's instinctive for driven professionals, especially entrepreneurs, to work 'round the clock, making little time for themselves. These ambitious types swear off the New Age folks who spew rhetoric about work-life balance, insisting there …

Work-life Balance

This Entrepreneur Shows How to Paint a Picture of Success

When entrepreneurs embark on their journey, they start with a blank canvas: There is no manual for building their dream. Along the way, they’re bound to hit some bumps -- and when they do, it’s important they visualize the picture of success. For Erik Wahl, he takes it one step further and actually …

Entrepreneurship

5 Strategies for Generating Consumer Demand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Generating demand for your product requires much more than simply releasing it onto the market. You need to conduct research, determine what consumers' needs are, establish yourself as a leader in your industry and repeatedly prove your …

Marketing

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

Entrepreneurship

These Are The Ridiculous Ads Big Pharma Used To Convince Everyone They Have ADHD

There are currently 3.5 million American children on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, up from 600,000 in 1990.<p>There were almost 16 million ADHD medication prescriptions written for adults ages 20-39 in 2012, compared to 5.6 million in 2007.<p>While these drugs certainly help …

Adam Levine

Spruce up your walls with these amazing photo prints

High style with sexy cars.<p>Your walls need more awesome. It's a sad truth, but it's one that must be faced. Why should the walls of your office, garage, or man cave be barren andboring when they can be covered with the automotive amazingness of these photos?<p>These fantastic shots are the work of a …

Supercars

Video: Which is healthier, fresh or frozen?

You assume that fresh vegetables are more nutritious than frozen, right? Maybe not …<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She …

Question Everything

Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …