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30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

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5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

<i>In their book</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture, and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer five reasons why someone would want</i> …

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, Ryan Grepper decided he wanted to be able to make frozen mixed drinks while picnicking with his friends and family. So, he attached a blender to a weed whacking engine.<p>The picnic-ready frozen drink machine was a hit at …

10 Quotes to Get You Through the Marathon of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur is about approaching your success journey as a marathon, not a sprint. However, if you’ve actually run a marathon, you know the high of the excitement at the starting line and the low of mile 18 when you …

21 Resources to Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s all too easy for entrepreneurs to keep their noses down, focusing on the day-to-day grind. Heck, Michael Gerber made his millions speaking to this fact of working <i>in</i> a business rather than <i>on</i> it. But coming up for air once in a while …

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

What makes a great leader? These TED Talks offer surprising, nuanced approaches on how to inspire and empower others to do their very best.

Turns Out You've Been Brainstorming All Wrong

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Suppose you’re invited to participate in a brainstorming session. The facilitator says that “every idea counts” and invites you to propose as many ideas as you can in the next 15 minutes. You feel rushed. You suppress ideas you think …

Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if you want to start a company, but don’t yet have funding or aren’t sure you want to share ownership. Is it possible to start a successful company without investors -- no angel, venture capitalist or seed funding? Of course it is, …

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the eyes of an investor, a bootstrapped startup that has proven stable and successful within the first year is powerful. It not only raises confidence in the product and the leadership behind it, but also indicates that any invested …

The 3 Elements of an Irresistible Blog, Regardless of Your Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re a new business without big bucks for your content marketing. You don't have the money to shoot beautiful HD videos or the time to interview celebrities for your blog but that is fine. The most cost-effective way to create a …

5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know there is no one right way to start your business -- certainly no failsafe blueprint to success. However, there are several common pitfalls that unnecessarily trip up many entrepreneurs on their road to success, a few of which …

Your Ideas Have No Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether it’s brainstorming a new company, a new product or a new service, most entrepreneurs love the idea-creation part of business more than anything. This brings out the inevitable fear of sharing, where entrepreneurs range from …

Forretningsgrundlag for din webshop | Den ultimative guide til start af E-handel

Hvad indeholder forretningsplanen<p>Det kan variere, hvad du bør have med i en forretningsplan, alt efter hvilke produkter du skal sælge. Her er dog …

9 Iconic Motivational Posters

If you spent any time in an office during the 1990s, you're likely familiar with the images of mountain peaks and sunrises bordered in black with a simple inspirational mantra printed underneath. Successories posters have adorned the walls of thousands of managers' offices and waiting rooms for …

The 5 Types of Videos Startups Need to Stay in the Game

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re not already implementing videos into your current marketing strategy, I’m sorry to say, you’re grossly behind the market -- especially when mobile is becoming a bigger player. During 2013 more than 17 percent of global traffic …

Tricks to Creating a High-Quality Video With Your iPhone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you think large corporations like Subaru and Coca Cola are the only ones that are able to produce high-quality "lifestyle" videos? Well, think again.<p>As the founder of digital-marketing agency Pinetop Group, I have helped both startups …

5 Ways to Build Your Brand in Short Chunks of Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your brand embodies everything that you do and stand for as a business. At a tangible level, your business name, tagline, the colors you use and the content you publish encode your brand and present it visually and conceptually.<p>Building a …

How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days

The decisions you make in a split second can be just as valuable as the ones you spend days, weeks or months mulling over. If you've decided that you want to start your own company, seize the day and get going.<p>The process can be daunting, but we've broken it down into 10 steps -- a 10-day plan to …

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

<i>This article has been excerpted from</i> 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 <i>by Entrepreneur Press & Cheryl Kimball (2009).</i><p>Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and …

4 Things Remarkable Startups Have In Common

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some startups succeed and others don't? Here's a hint: It doesn't have to do with if an idea is good or bad. Indeed, the successful entrepreneurs are able to run with amazing concepts and pivot otherw when needing. There are a few …

5 Steps to Being a Rockstar While Working Remotely

More Americans than ever are working remotely at least one day a week, reveals a Census Bureau report from 2013.<p>About 13.4 million people, or 9.4% of …