Abdul Atehortua

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What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, entrepreneurs and business owners deal with more stress, challenges and setbacks than most. As the going gets hard, motivation levels tend to decrease drastically.<p>The experience and amount of hardships that come along with …

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think just hatching a Twitter account will catapult your company to the top of everyone's mind? Or your sporadic Facebook posts will bring your brand's reputation to the next level? Try again.<p>The web is littered with good companies that …

Go for the Gold: 5 Business Principles to Learn From Olympians

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 2014 Sochi Olympics are underway and already there are a host of triumphs and failures from the winter games. The Olympics inspire the masses, but competitors have more that just inspiring back-stories and physical feats to offer us …

The Secret to Prioritizing Your Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not a big believer in reading about other people’s work habits. That’s probably why I rarely write about mine. I mean, just because something works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, right?<p>Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m not talking …

Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research confirms what feels intuitive; entrepreneurs are an optimistic group, afflicted with the 'optimism bias,' a tendency to view the glass as half full backed by the belief that negative events are what happens to <i>other</i> people.<p>This is …

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the rise of accelerators and incubators, the increase of outside investor options and the constant coverage of funding news, the prestige of seed capital has many entrepreneurs focused on wooing investors rather than developing their …

Work Hard and Dream Big: 5 Inspiring Entrepreneurs You Should Follow on Twitter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if you could tap into the minds of today's top business brainiacs, to find out what they're thinking about right now? Why are they so successful? What are they doing that maybe you should do, too?<p>You can, of course, on Twitter. Think …

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mysterious "X factor" shared by entrepreneurs around the world. Fledgling entrepreneurs reach for it, while the successful seem to wear it effortlessly. But what is this elusive entrepreneurial element? Is it a learned skill, or …

Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was fresh out of college and ready to start my career, launching a business -- let alone making it successful -- required overcoming serious logistical and financial hurdles. You needed office space, staff and equipment. Computers, …