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The American coconut-water craze in one health-nut-approved chart

If it feels like coconut water is suddenly everywhere, that’s because it is.<p>In a span of 10 years, the potassium-packed drink has gone from hardly even being a thing—let alone the sort of thing people in the US buy—to lining supermarket and convenience store shelves all around the country. Vita …

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

A unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in life.<p><b>Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.</b><p>I’m looking you in …

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: <i>What’s your biggest weakness?</i><p>“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time …

6 Spending Styles That Will Help You Save

<b>What’s Your Style?</b><p>Philadelphia attorney Amy Gordon has a deceptively simple strategy for ensuring she won’t overspend. “If I don’t have dollars in my hand, I don’t buy it,” she says. Her cash-only approach is a very deliberate spending method she adopted five years ago as she was paying off her …

10 ways to annoy your customers before you even talk to them

1. People prefer to speak to someone if they have a question or, even more so, if they want to make a complaint<p>Yet it is amazing that some companies …

Customer Experience

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs think big ideas need to be revolutionary -- that in order to make a lot of money or achieve the kind of success they dream of, they have to come up with a life-changing idea. That couldn’t be further from the …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is glorified in our society today. I have enough experience under my belt to remember the “before” picture of entrepreneurship and it wasn’t always this way.<p>When I came out of school in the 80s, you were almost a misfit …

Entrepreneurship

The Pitfalls of Personal Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the key tenets of personal branding is to build an identity that stands out and gets noticed. At least, that’s the theory. The problem is that the pursuit of attention can be a slippery slope that ends with your virtual persona …

Top 10 Ways to Make Money Online -- With Integrity

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>How to make money online.<p>When I read about making money on most sites it always seems to be a little cheesy or some type of link hacking system that is to good to be true.<p>There are, however, some great individuals who do it right. In the video below I’ll …

Top 10

Geniuses, This Startup Contest Has Your Name on It

New York City's 92nd Street Y wants to hear your brilliant idea to change the world.<p>Think you've got a genius idea to make the world a better place? Then this startup contest is for you.<p>As part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival, a weeklong series of panel discussions and talks kicking off March 1, …

10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School

Sooner or later, every entrepreneur learns a few of the same things.<p>It's incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school. But that's okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates …

6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World’s Best Interviewers

Listening intently isn’t just for journalists. Here’s how to sharpen your interviewing skills to get the most out of your connections.<p>Everyone knows that particular feeling of dread that accompanies a lull in conversation at a party, networking event, or even a job interview.<p>You’ve already covered …

7 Leadership Lessons From the SEALs Commander Who Got bin Laden

You're probably not leading troops on a special forces raid. But the principles espoused by elite military units can help you become a better leader.<p>Three years ago, U.S. Navy SEALs staged a daring raid into Pakistan, where they caught and killed the world's most-wanted terrorist. The mission to …

Leadership

You’re Fired! How To Handle Mass Layoffs With Respect

Patch employees were recently laid off en masse in a conference call. There has to be a better way. The HR experts weighed in.<p>We all agree that conference calls can be awkward affairs that need to be managed to avoid chaos. But what if that conference call loops you in to a mass layoff?<p>That’s what …

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone in business today is being asked to do more with less. There is constant pressure to improve performance, maintain growth and beat the numbers. From large multinationals to independent contractors, increasing efficiency is top …

Small Business

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Could Change the World This Year

Inc. asked experts in education, health care, biotech, and clean tech innovation for the biggest, most audacious startup opportunities in 2014. Here are their predictions.<p>To be a great entrepreneur, you have to be a bit of a fortune teller, able to read the proverbial tea leaves and predict what …

Startups

Don’t doom your startup to failure -- know your centers of influence

It’s a common refrain: focus on building a great product and your startup’s reputation will take care of itself. Sorry, that’s a Silicon Valley fairy …

Even Multiple Sclerosis Can't Keep This Entrepreneur From Innovating

Entrepreneurs learn to overcome obstacles quickly, as they work to build something from nothing, or at least from nothing more than a few ideas and …

Multiple Sclerosis

If You Want to Leave a Legacy, Start Now

There's a reason why the core beliefs that sparked an organization into existence, and carried it to great success, walk out the door when the founder steps down.<p>Last week, as Bill Gates watched the company he founded come to the end of a clumsy, inarticulate search for a new CEO, he stepped back …

The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat

4 min read<p>After sponsoring his very own Christmas miracle through Reddit’s Secret Santa program over the holidays, Bill Gates sat down yesterday for one of the site’s widely beloved Ask Me Anything sessions.<p>In Gates’ first interview since transitioning from Microsoft’s chairman to a technology …

Land a Big Customer? Now, Here's How to Finance That Huge Order

Here's how cash-poor small businesses can fill orders without giving away equity.<p>Let me set up a situation for you.<p>A small company that sells specialty soaps has been in business for two years and sells soaps through an e-commerce platform. The company is profitable and sells around 100 bars of …

How to Choose and Purchase a Domain Name

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author outlines</i> …

Domain Names

12 Sites to Help You Crowdfund Your Dreams

As the global financial crisis crashed the world’s economy, crowdfunding emerged as one of the new ways to fund projects. With the overwhelming …

5 Attributes to Look for in High-Performing Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much attention paid to innovations and disruptive business models in the venture capital and startup world, it can be easy to overlook the vital importance of great people.<p>I keep a quote from legendary venture capitalist Arthur …

Leadership

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

How to make the jump into entrepreneurship

Making this leap of faith is not a decision to be taken lightly. If your company has reached this stage, it probably means that you are confident …

Entrepreneurship