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A perfect day in Paris

Paris has more recognisable monuments than any other city in the world, but its tree-shaded boulevards, romantic bridges illuminated by wrought-iron lamps and wicker chair-lined café terraces all have a timeless familiarity too. There is so much of it to explore; however, if you only have one day …

France

Warning Signs That Your Startup Is Ruining Your Life

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur can be attractive for many reasons. You create something where there was nothing before. You innovate and push the envelope. You're your own boss. You set the rules and call the shots.<p>But starting your …

Entrepreneurship

How to Hire in Rural America: Get Creative

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding just the right hires in metropolitan areas, where talent is attracted like moths to a flame, typically means combing through resumes of qualified candidates who are found through recruiters, LinkedIn and job boards. But …

Employment

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons From Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Entrepreneur sat down with the Grammy Award-winning rapper to talk about what he has learned about building businesses.<p>6 min read<p><i>This story originally published on Oct. 4, 2013.</i><p>The Grammy Award-winning album that shot rapper and business mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to stardom in the '90s was titled <i>No</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Pensions: High earners face 'income shock’ when they retire

Hundreds of thousands of middle-class professionals will end up among the poorest pensioners because they are not saving enough for retirement, an official study has warned.<p>They are among more than six million higher earners who are not doing enough to prepare for life after work.<p>Workers on middle …

3 Reasons Why You Are Failing at Problem Solving

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The line between success and failure is often thin. An important thing you can do to put yourself on the right side of that line is to maximize the quality of your knowledge, and use strong methods to solve problems.<p>Early …

High Level

Why Moving to the Cloud Should Be Part of Your Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The digital economy requires unfettered connectivity, regardless of your circumstances. Employees need access to their data at all times, from any location, using any device in order to quickly respond to customers, close a big …

Small Business

What PayPal's Rocky Beginnings Can Teach You About Startup Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As CEO of a startup in launch mode, you could build a product or service and sell to any customer. Make a list of all the possible market segments and specific measures used to evaluate these segments and you might run out of …

Customers

Video Marketing? What You Need to Know About YouTube Analytics

Find out who's watching your videos, what's working and what you can do to attract more viewers.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Analytics

Age is Just a Number in the World of PR

Our ASK the Expert maven Rebekah Epstein provides advice about entering the world of PR at any age.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How does one break into the industry, especially a mature worker who recently finished a bachelor's degree in communications?</b><p><i>-</i> …

Public Relations

7 Ways Exercising Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know fitness is important to our health, but did you know it can also be good for your business? Elizabeth Robinson, a Philadelphia-based personal trainer and creator of VitFit, a mobile app for customizable downloadable …

Entrepreneurship

Your Secret to Success? Be More Selfish

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was a kid, my mom would often say, "Jason, don't be selfish. Share with your brother and sister." So, I grew up feeling bad if I didn't give some of my stuff away. It didn't matter if I had worked hard for it, or if I …

Time Management

Entrepreneur Smarts: 30 Lessons I Learned in 30 Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at LewisHowes.com.</i><p>It was a warm night outside Caffe Dante, my favorite Gelato spot in New York's Greenwich Village. I usually go there alone. I walk through Washington Square …

How to Stop Wasting Time With Tire Kickers and Qualify Prospects in 5 Easy Steps

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> 80/20 Sales and Marketing<i>, marketing and advertising expert Perry Marshall explains how you can transform your sales and marketing results without extraordinary effort. In this edited excerpt, the author describes</i> …

Selling

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've put in the time, and you're ready to launch your new business idea. It's an exciting time. But how ready are you?<p>I don't need to tell you how much risk is involved in venturing. Financially, it is very important that you …

Entrepreneurship

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, genders and backgrounds. They get up at dawn. They're the first ones to the office and the last ones to leave. They use productivity apps, network their tooshes …

Entrepreneurship

Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

1 min read<p>It used to be that entrepreneurs were the renegade cowboys out in Silicon Valley. Nowadays, you have to be an entrepreneur just to get and hold a job.<p>Consultants and freelancers are cheaper than full-time staffers with benefits, software developers overseas cost a fraction of what they …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Make Money? Consider These College Majors (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As school starts across the U.S., many freshmen are entering college as "undeclared," feeling out different subjects before deciding what to major in. While future earning potential is no match for personal fulfillment, those on …

College & University

Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Does anyone from your target audience use Instagram? Do your customers in rural areas spend as much time on social media as your city-dwelling customers?<p>These are the types of questions all companies need to ask before they invest time and money …

Social Media

3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never in our collective lifetimes has it been better to be a startup. Coming out of the economic disaster a few years ago, it became clear that recovery would be on the shoulders of small business. Entrepreneurs are truly the …

Entrepreneurship

The confessions of an airline pilot

From high earnings to emergency landings, airline pilots reveal the secrets of flying.<p>The autopilot pretty much does everything<p>“There’s no point denying that the autopilot does most of the work,” Sam Bray, a Monarch pilot, told Telegraph Travel in 2015. “On a regular flight the autopilot does …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

England

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Vietnam

Host a Conference, No Matter Your Budget or Size

Venue. Speakers. Catering. Drink tickets. Hosting a conference comes with a price, and many business leaders make the mistake of thinking their …