Kasey Turner

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How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How smart do you have to be to succeed?<p>What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces?<p>And similarly…<p>How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful …

Self-improvement

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone is obsessed with the habits of the wealthy these days. The great irony is, if successful people concerned themselves with that sort of nonsense they never would have made it big in the first place. Truth is, none of that stuff …

Entrepreneurship

Good Work Plus These 3 Steps Converts New Customers Into Recurring Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Converting new customers into returning clients is a key element to your business’s success. Having a “recurring” customer base is crucial when it comes to accurately projecting out your budget, making marketing decisions, and even …

Customers

8 Keys to Being Identified as a Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is an art, requiring a complex set of skills that need to be refined over the years. But before you’re ready to step up for the C-suite, you need to get your foot in the leadership door. I’ve observed the following eight traits …

Leadership

Why Competition Is Good

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Competition sucks, right? I mean, what if they do it better than me? What if they do it bigger than me? What if they crush me? Crap!!!<p>I work with tons of early-stage startups. There are many similarities in character traits working within …

Entrepreneurship

6 Secrets to Getting Employees to Do What You Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your company isn’t just going to stumble into success yet many business leaders struggle with effectively setting, measuring and evaluating goals. Done correctly, setting this vision can spark excitement and passion within your company …

Employee Engagement

Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As many entrepreneurs know, securing funding for new business ventures can be a very difficult endeavor. And if a founder isn't prepared, it is not only detrimental in the short term but also the long run, as the lender community is small …

Small Business

5 Ways to Master the Entrepreneur's Most Important Attribute

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you were in school, you were probably told to “be nice.” Today, educators are teaching another virtue: persistence.<p>According to research by Angela Duckworth, “grit” -- the persistence driving people to keep going despite setbacks -- …

Entrepreneurship

Start a Business on a Bare-Bones Budget With These 3 Lean Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a lot of talk lately about the rise in startups and venture capital returning to high levels. With all that capital there are also unfortunately common stories of overzealous spending on things that most startups really don’t …

Startups

Use Data as Your Secret Weapon to Find the Best Talent and Ensure Their Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine being able to predict the outcome of future hires, saving time in the hiring and onboarding process. Through the use of data, it’s possible.<p>It’s simply about understanding why things happen within an organization in order to …

Human Resources

How Burning Bridges Can Lead to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the backup plan?<p>WhenI left Google in June 2012, I didn’t have one. I only knew one thing: It was my destiny to become an entrepreneur and the time had come. Those already entrepreneurs probably remember the raw emotions that …

Entrepreneurship