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10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Executives and Salespeople Are Misaligned — and the Effects Are Costly

U.S. companies spend over $900 billion on their sales forces, which is three times more than they spend on all ad media. Sales is, by far, the most expensive part of strategy execution for most firms. Yet, on average, companies deliver only 50% to 60% of the financial performance that their …

21 Business Books Worth Reading at Least Once a Year

The right expert advice at the right time can often offer you a shortcut to success. Here are 21 books capable of doing exactly that.<p>As the saying goes: "Leaders must be readers." But, let's face it, you can also waste a lot of time reading the wrong books that don't offer the value you're looking …

The Five Secrets of Leaders Who Matter

The lifespan of most S&P 500 companies has shrunk from an average of 50 years to a mere fifteen. In today's volatile, high-velocity marketplace, what is the secret to longevity? Leaders who anticipate and embrace marketplace disruption, then quickly act to create relevant value for their customers …

Want to Know How You're Doing as a Boss? Ask Yourself These 15 Powerful Questions

This simple self-diagnosis will reveal a lot about how employees feel about their bosses.<p>If you're wondering how to motivate your employees so they are performing at the highest level, the sweet spot for that to happen is found in their emotional commitment to the job.<p>This is important because when …

Presentation Training

Who Needs Presentation Training and Why?<p>May 04, 2016 By Maurice Decastro In Advice<p>Presentation training is so important because the ability to …

Leadership

The 1 Detrimental Mistake CEOs Make in Their First Two Years

Business growth is full of pitfalls and challenges. Here is one to plan for and avoid.<p>There are the goals you set in business, and then there are the realities of accomplishing them.<p>You set your sights on an objective--what it actually looks like along the way can be a whole other element. Every …

Business Strategy

5 Things I Didn't Know a Year Ago That Are Essential to Starting Anything 'Big'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first took the helm as executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center over a year ago, I brought with me 15 years of experience in the Silicon Valley venture capital community. I’d been through tech booms and busts, …

6 Steps For Ensuring Leadership Alignment

Alignment within any leadership team in any environment is critical to mission success.<p>Nothing guarantees mission failure more than a lack of alignment in a senior leadership team. No responsible leadership team wants to be misaligned, but it happens all the time and can be very damaging to the …

Suze Orman's Tips on How to Fearlessly Succeed in the Face of Adversity

Why speech and learning issues, being broke, and being told you can't do something should never get between you and success. World famous personal finance expert Suze Orman didn't let them so you shouldn't either.<p>If you're like me, you probably know Suze Orman as a financial guru, author, …

The Perfect Starbucks Drink For Your Zodiac Sign

Think of this as your handy little guide next time you're feeling major #lifedecision anxiety while waiting to order.<p>While at Starbucks the other day, we got to thinking…there's probably a perfect drink for every zodiac sign. After all, if you believe in this type of thing, your star sign can …

This Man's Incredible Story About Hillary Clinton Is Going Viral

Tears.<p>Before Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party's nominee for President, she was a Senator from New York. (Amongst other things; seriously, this woman has done it all, but we're just here to talk about the Senator part right now.)<p><i>Related:</i> <i>14 Daughters Who Got To Stay Up Late To See Hillary</i> …

Hillary Clinton's DNC speech: full text

<i>As prepared for delivery.</i><p>Thank you! Thank you for that amazing welcome.<p>And Chelsea, thank you.<p>I'm so proud to be your mother and so proud of the woman you've become.<p>Thanks for bringing Marc into our family, and Charlotte and Aidan into the world.<p>And Bill, that conversation we started in the law …

Bernie Sanders

The Only Career Advice You Need to Be Successful | Inc.com

<i>What are some tips for succeeding in the workplace? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Katy Flynn, ToastMaster, on Quora:</b><p>Be so organized that you are one or two steps ahead so that you are …

Careers

11 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer To Your Home

From metallic elements to unexpected color pops...<p>With summer in full swing, adding pops of color and fresh touches to your home is a simple way to fête the season and have your interior reflect the warm weather mood. Here, peruse interior inspiration straight from Pinterest, and ensure that your …

Home Decorating

Small space furniture: 12 smart buys for tiny apartments

Pieces for the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and beyond<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>As urban dwellers brace for shrinking apartments nationwide, making the most of every square foot becomes paramount.<p>While we …

19 Ways to Organize Your Home in 5 Minutes or Less

Organize your space in no time at all with these mini projects.<p><b>Donate unused mugs.</b> Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>Sort your Tupperware.</b> Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and …

9 Situations in Which It Is Totally Fine to Put Ice in Your Wine

Are you at the airport? Are you a grandma? Is it just really hot outside? All of these and more are great reasons to ice that wine.<p>I’ve never received more hate than I did for posting a picture of ice in wine. “Sacrilegious!” they screamed into emails and “UNFOLLOW!” they chanted in the comments …

Alcohol

5 Delicious Meals That Require Zero Cooking

That Require Zero Cooking<p>When the temperatures are rising towards 100 degrees and the humidity makes walking outside almost a dangerous proposition, …

Cooking

8 Creative Ways to Cook With Super-Healthy Miso

There’s much ado about miso lately. It’s a major food trend for 2016, and we’re pretty darn pleased. Though you probably have an idea what miso is from trying miso soup, the actual ingredient — miso paste — is made from fermented soybeans (though other legumes, such as chickpeas and even grains, …

The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work

Does your CEO remind you of your bullying older brother? Or the mother who always refolded your clothes because you didn’t do a good enough job? Or the emotionally distant father who never praised you? Watch out: Chances are your CEO is recreating the very same dynamics that shaped his early family …

6 Things That Set True Entrepreneurs Apart

What distinguishes a true entrepreneur from everyone else is a distinctive way of thinking about business.<p>Being an entrepreneur is more than a matter of simply starting a business.<p>If you're a lawyer who lives for the excitement of the courtroom, you probably shouldn't open a law practice.<p>If you're …

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.<p>When was the last time you experienced true silence?<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a quiet, remote place, that might be a simple question to answer. But for most urban dwellers, escaping the cacophony …

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson Split After 10 Years Together

See Their Cutest Moments<p>Say it isn't so. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have reportedly ended their relationship after ten years together, according …

DIY Beauty Products: 4 Superfood-Packed Beauty Products You Can Make In Your Kitchen

Ever toss your kale and berries into your blender and think “Facial mask!”? (Us too.) Of course, your skin care products can come directly from your kitchen, and not the beauty counter, says green-beauty savant Deborah Burnes.<p>Should you love the idea of being able to identify everything that goes …

Maximize Your Learning in Short-Term Assignments

The number of short-term assignments in companies has been increasing, and the trend is expected to continue. Within large corporations, secondments, short-term transfers, and functional or geographic management rotation programs often thrust full-time employees into short-term jobs. Many companies …

How Dell, HP, and Apple Rediscovered Their Founders’ Vision

Few forces in business are more powerful or do more to shape the dynamics of an industry than the energy, focus, and ability of the great founders of companies. That founder’s mentality can create enormous value for a company, and this can be true long after the actual founder is gone. But lose the …

Not Good at Sales? Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Get More Clients.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I <i>really</i> stunk at sales. And I don’t just mean selling products or services -- I mean selling in its most basic sense. Naturally, interviewing for jobs was a disaster. Starting my own business? A pipe dream.<p>Yet, only a few …

From Broke to Millionaire: 4 Lessons a Serial Entrepreneur Can Teach Us

CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, don't chase the money," says Tomas Gorny, a serial entrepreneur who promotes the idea that the creation of great things is more important than the …

8 Scrambled Egg Recipes With a Secret Ingredient You'd Never Guess

Scrambled eggs can be completely boring or exciting, depending on how you cook them. If you don't know the best way to scramble eggs, you're at risk of winding up with a plate of dry, rubbery, flavorless mush. With a little help from some secret ingredients, however, you can take your plain old …

Breakfast