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Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

Four Tips You Need to Know to Make it Big as a Social Media Influencer

Here are some of the most important things you need to know about influencing your followers and making more money.<p>As social media continues to grow by leaps and bounds every day, so does the number of social influencers. Per the most recent stats, Instagram stands at 800 million and Twitter at 330 …

Public Relations

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Amazon's CEO Demands This 1 Thing in a Job Interview (and Most Do It Wrong)

Jeff Bezos wants to make sure of this before he hires you. Unfortunately, it's likely you won't give it to him.<p>In the early stages of the building of Amazon, Jeff Bezos used to interview every job candidate himself.<p>Bezos believed each employee played a key role, so the quality of new hires was as …

Employment

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look …

Business Strategy

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

Time Management

5 Ways to Build an Audience for Your Blog and 10 Ways to Make Money Once You Have

To succeed as a blogger you must be diligent, methodical and have something to say people are interested in hearing.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're looking to start a blog, or you're already knee-deep in blogging, you've likely scoured the ends of …

Marketing

SEO Tutorial: 12 Immutable Laws For Dominating Google's Search

Mystified by SEO? It all makes sense once you understand how Google sees it.<p>13 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What happens in an internet minute? One year ago. The answer would have been 2.4 million searches on Google performed per minute. Yes. Per minute. This …

Choosing description words: 10 questions to ask

There are endless ways to describe someone, from physical description to verbal tics, personal views and more. Here are 10 questions to ask about …

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write

Ever heard of Writer's Block?<p>I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write …

Creative Writing

How to write a blog post that your readers will LOVE to read?

How to Write a Blog Post Your Readers Will Love and Share!<p>So you put your sweat and blood to write a blog post. You are so excited about that blog …

Writing

Why It's Important to Handle Your Low Performers Quickly

If you don't step in it can damage results and your reputation<p>One of the toughest jobs in leadership can be dealing with poor performers.<p>It's never easy, and it's rarely pleasant, for either party.<p>But if you don't deal with them, and deal with them quickly, it can not only be bad for teams …

Leadership

1 Simple Secret to Getting Promoted

Shhh--don't tell your boss what you're up to.<p>I talk to a lot of high-performing, ambitious people who, like I was before I started my own business, are frustrated at work. That frustration centers around a disconnect between the job they <b>want</b> and the job they <b>have</b>. A lot of times, they view their …

Leadership

7 questions interesting people ask in conversations

The next thing out of your mouth may be:<p>What's up?<br>• What do you do?<br>• Where are you from?<p>Booooring.<p>Instead of asking the casual, basic stuff we're all tired of answering, hit 'em up with these great conversational questions, beginning with my number one most favorite question.<p><i>Note: Some may require you</i> …

These are the two conversations every boss should have with their employees to create the perfect team

In her book, "Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity," former Apple and Google executive, Kim Scott, details the best ways a manager can get the most out of his or her team. Scott says there are two key conversations every manager should have with his or her employees to …

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

Mindfulness

These 7 maps explain US strategy

Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means the political, economic, and military postures of the US have tended to be offensive.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

5 Winning Social Media Strategies From a Master Marketer

Real content from real people develops real relationships.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people who have their businesses on social media are looking hard for answers to solutions for more traffic, engagement and conversions to build their brand. While …

Marketing

9 Ways to Include Bots in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Sometimes when I talk about ecommerce marketing, I hear someone say it.“I’m surprised robots haven’t replaced all of us yet.”People say it all the …

4 Types of Ecommerce Business Model You Might Consider

There’s a lot more to ecommerce than meets your eye. When it comes to online selling, most of us picture a website like Amazon, but there are dozens of different business models that entrepreneurs use, with varying levels of success.<p><b>Ecommerce: Leveling the Playing Field</b><p>From the start, the Internet …

7 Strategies for Effective Influencer Marketing

One of the keys to effective influencer marketing (aka getting real results) is doing it authentically.<p>But just what does that mean?<p>Being authentic …

The Leadership Challenge at Start-ups

The biggest hurdle that leaders at start-ups face is what I like to call mixing up 'Leadership Courage' with 'Bravado'<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most start-up founders …

Leadership

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

7 Productivity Tricks So Good Working Moms Will Feel Like There Are More Hours in the Day

Leverage has become a buzz word. I was working with my Kindle team on goals which included “create leverage.” Someone asked, "What does that really …

Success

3 apps that can help you craft an ironclad business plan

The first step on the road to creating a successful startup is developing a solid business plan. This document should map out your plan for growth over the next three to five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Your business plan is important for getting investors on board …

Small Business

The special ingredient that helps explain Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war on Qatar

Natural gas lies at the heart of the Gulf’s most acute crisis in decades.<p>Saudi Arabia says it’s waging diplomatic war against Qatar because of its support for terrorism. But if you drill below the surface, there’s actually something else that helps explain the crisis: Qatar's hugely valuable …

Natural Gas

Here are 7 essential criteria to identify undervalued stocks

<b>WHAT IS VALUE INVESTING?</b><p>Value investing identifies undervalued stocks. The Motley Fool defines value investing in this way:<p>Value investors understand the market often undervalues stocks based on news and events which have little if anything to do with the long-term fundamentals of those stocks. …

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold …

Small Business