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Getting People To Take You Seriously When You're Young

Even though it has never been easier start up in the first place, there’s no doubt that most adults don’t take you seriously when you’re building a company and yet can’t even get into a bar. In my own experience building my company ThirdEye, I would oftentimes talk to another fellow entrepreneur …

10 Excellent Pieces of Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs from VCs

If you want to build a successful startup and score funding, who better to look to for advice than the investors? VCs have a wealth of experience and know what separates the unicorns (winners) from the donkeys (losers).<p>Entrepreneurs, take note! Here are 10 excellent pieces of advice from VCs.<p>1. …

7 New Trends Top Companies Use to Separate Performance from Compensation

Whether you place emphasis on teamwork or individual performance, it's essential to research which method will work best for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Awarding higher pay and bonuses to top performers seems like the straightforward way to incentivize and …

Human Resources

Goodbye Google Keyword Planner, Hello Keyword Research Using PPC

Did you sigh when you heard Google is revoking free full access to its Keyword Planner? Your first reaction was probably like mine: Google is …

Selling On Social? Four Ways Small Business Owners And Franchisees Can Use Social To Boost Sales

In the last few weeks, I’ve had an opportunity to speak to hundreds of multiple franchisee and small business owners on the topic of sales and marketing in the digital age. And, one thing has become abundantly clear – most business owners are still not grasping the power of social media to help …

How to Create a Social Media Branding Strategy From Scratch

One of the major reasons that people buy products from a business is because they trust their name. If you’ve established credibility, then people …

Social Media

10 Ways to Make Your Marketing Meetings More Productive [Infographic]

Most marketers will be involved in about eight meetings per week. Sound like too many? These tips can help you cut down on unnecessary meetings and …

Displaying Artwork in the Home to Look Good, and Last Too

Positioning, temperature and safety are all important<p>There’s a lot to think about when hanging a piece of art in a room: the color of the walls or …

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

3 Easy Ways to Not Die From Cancer

If you're a business owner, you're especially at risk.<p>I have a good friend and client who runs a small business and he frequently tells me that, even though his business is profitable, he's up many nights worrying about it. Now he's got something else to worry about: All this stress may cause him …

The 15 Most Important Automotive Tech Milestones of the Last 25 Years

Cars have come a long way in the last quarter-century.<p>A look at the cars of 1991 is all you need to realize how much technology has changed the auto industry in a quarter-century. Here are 15 of the most important automotive advancements and milestones of the last 25 years.

How to Master the Art of the Flat Lay

Whether you’re a food fanatic or a fashion lover, you’ve probably seen at least one (if not hundreds), of flat lay photos that dominate our feeds. …

8 Common Investor Phrases Translated Into Normal English

VCs often sugarcoat the truth. Here's what they really want to say.<p>People, in general, like to make other people happy. And despite their reputation for a clear-eyed focus on business fundamentals (read: commitment to making money), that includes your friendly local venture capitalist.<p>This reality, …

Venture Capital

13 Small Business Apps #Girlboss Entrepreneurs Swear By

From writing your first business plan to actually launching your #girlboss small business, quitting your day job and becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. But after all the caffeine-fueled nights and stressful budget meetings, there’s no better feeling than turning your passion into a career …

32 thrifty ways you can improve your home on a budget

If you're anything like us, even when you've finished decorating your house completely, you'll still be tempted to tweak and look for ways to …

There's an easy way to become a better-liked leader — and most people forget all about it

In fact, one former Googler told Business Insider that <i>not</i> asking for feedback is the No. 1 mistake she sees leaders make.<p>But if you've mustered the courage to find out what other people really think of you, you're hardly out of the woods. There's a second step to improving your reputation among …

Success

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

The Keywords of Marketing

Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Keywords for SEO, keywords for social media, keywords make the world go round. I’ve talked about the …

These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About In 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this year. Think fiery reds, metallics, and, of course, a lot of Ultra Violet — the Pantone color …

6 Good Things Crowdfunding Is Doing for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your funding struggles could soon become obsolete, regardless of your lack of connections, networks or angels in your corner to get your startup off the ground. According to Massolution’s <i>Crowdfunding Industry Report</i>, crowdfunding is posed …

Crowd Funding

Indiegogo Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding to Be a 'Springboard' for Entrepreneurs

Indiegogo wants to be a whole lot more than a crowdfunding platform, its CEO says.<p>It's looking to position itself as a go-to "springboard" for business owners, says David Mandelbrot, who took over as CEO of the San Francisco-based company in January.<p>"The way we describe it at Indiegogo now is that …

Rookie Mistakes: The Top 5 Reasons Most Startups Fail

Learn from the trenches about how startups fail: not focusing on the customer's problem, spending too much on marketing, and hiring the wrong people.<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I know a little about failure.<p>I've worked for a bunch of companies, and founded a few. Fortunately for me most succeeded, but …

7 Ways to Use Excel Like a Boss (INFOGRAPHIC) - Small Business Trends

What does it take to succeed in business today? Increasingly, one of the most important skills you can have is digital literacy.<p>According to Cornell …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

The price is right. How much should you charge for your product or service?

Pricing can make or break a small business. Focus on the value you are delivering and don’t offer regular discounts<p>Choosing the right pricing strategy can make or break your business. Pitch your price right and you’ve got a decent profit margin, but get it wrong and your brand could suffer …

5 Quotes From Successful People That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Every great entrepreneur needs a little inspiration every once in a while. These quotes can help.<p>Whether you're just starting off on your entrepreneurial journey or you're the proud owner of three successful startups, every entrepreneur needs a little inspiration now and then to help push them …

Former Apple CEO John Sculley’s views of leadership changed when he met Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

In 1983, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was looking for a new CEO to run his burgeoning company. He tapped John Sculley, the CEO of Pepsi-Cola and the marketeer who had devised the Pepsi Challenge, which helped the soda company take on Coca-Cola. Jobs wanted someone who could help upstart Apple …

Startup Lessons From a First-Time Entrepreneur Who Raised $25 Million

Entrepreneurs have a tendency to paint past failures as necessary steps toward their inevitable success. In many a Silicon Valley narrative, each …