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10 Cocktails Every Coffee Lover Should Know

Because sometimes a little caffeine is all your drink needs.<p>Because sometimes a little caffeine is all your drink needs.

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

Can't Sleep In Hotels? It's Because You've Been Doing it All Wrong

The Benjamin Hotel’s sleep expert, Rebecca Robbins, shares the secrets of how to sleep better on the road and when you’re staying in a hotel.<p>Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it—long hours on the road and jetlag can seriously hinder getting a good night’s sleep. …

How Learning-as-You-Go Is Part of the Entrepreneur's Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a college student I am surrounded by people who study a lot. Going to class and keeping up with your workload is important but is it essential to starting your own business? Almost every entrepreneur is self-taught. We see a problem …

Entrepreneurship

Floating Around The House – How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

As far as this subject goes, <b>floating staircases</b> are probably the <b>most popular</b> and common feature that comes to mind but there are actually others even …

6 Not-So-Obvious Places to Find Your Target Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty years ago, small-business owners had to rely primarily on free publicity, direct-mail or paid advertising to reach their target markets. Today, the variety of the web makes it so much easier to find your ideal audience -- and reach …

One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passion is everything. You cannot inspire unless you’re inspired yourself.<p>In 25 years of studying communication, I’ve never met an inspiring entrepreneur who isn’t freakishly enthusiastic about his or her idea. Steve Jobs, one of the most …

Motivation

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink.<p>While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from …

Entrepreneurship

More Proof That YouTube's Top Stars Are Getting Filthy Rich

Need more proof that YouTube’s top content creators are increasingly pervading mainstream entertainment? And becoming filthy rich in the process? Look no further than Timothy DeLaGhetto, whose comedic videos have garnered him 2.5 million subscribers as well as a regular spot on MTV’s <i>Wild ‘N Out</i>.<p>But …

Advertising

Dear Entrepreneur, You're Telling the Wrong Story

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you been told by a marketer that your company’s marketing strategy must include storytelling? One of the recent trends in marketing is for companies to “tell their story.”<p>While there is nothing wrong with telling your …

Customers

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

Entrepreneurship

The Real Cost of Giving Terrible Customer Service

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'd like to offer you a first-hand account of how one company lost me as a customer in the span of about two short hours.<p>I frequent businesses where I've had great experiences. I also don't cook. So, when we had a casual party recently, I …

Customer Service

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: You have to be a little bit crazy to be an entrepreneur.<p>While most of us appreciate nothing more than the steady comfort of a regular paycheck and a well-structured routine, entrepreneurs are attracted to more extreme …

Entrepreneurship

Feeling Down? 6 Tricks to Help You Cope and Find the Silver Lining.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published August 4, 2014.</i><p>Today is a very difficult day. My stepfather, one of the most cautiously healthy men I know, is undergoing bladder surgery. He is having a cystectomy, the surgery to remove one’s bladder. …

Self-help

10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A strong marketing stunt can be a valuable tool for any company. Last week, Microsoft employees released a ridiculous "Sexy And I Know It" parody featuring the Surface tablet, and despite the horrible lyrics and dancing, it actually made the Surface …

Angry Birds

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

If you’re seeking funding from angel investors, you have to know where to strike.<p>Angel investors are most likely to back Internet, health-care and mobile technology startups in their own backyard. That’s according to data on angel deals completed in the first three months of 2014 and collected …

Angel Investors

Don't Get Too Comfortable

• <b>Author:</b> David Rakoff<p>A bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess from an award-winning humorist.<p>Whether David Rakoff is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a …

The Magic Christian

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Southern<p><b>In this uproarious and wicked cult-classic, Southern skewers American greed and pomposity</b> Guy Grand, an eccentric billionaire prankster, is rich enough to do whatever he likes. And what he likes is to carefully execute projects where he can cauterize by ridicule what the rest …

Can't and Won't

• <b>Author:</b> Lydia Davis<p><b>A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called</b> <b>"the best prose stylist in America"</b><p>Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been …

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art Hardcover – Deckle Edge

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. …

Want to Close the Deal? Have a Good Story

Ditch the facts-only pitch. Stories with emotion are your most powerful selling tools.<p>The rule that governs creative writing also governs sales: showing is more powerful than telling.<p>Entrepreneurs like telling because it is the most efficient way to deliver the myriad facts they have accumulated …

How Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Spots a Million-Dollar Business Idea

Is your concept for a new product a zero or a hero? Shark Tank's Lori Greiner shares insights from her new book, Invest It, Sell It, Bank It.<p>Baseball. Apple Pie. Shark Tank.<p>If you're anything like I am, Friday night <i>Shark Tank</i> has become a can't-miss All-American family tradition. Like so many of …

Shark Tank: Dating Game for Entrepreneurs

Selling your company is an elaborate courtship.<p>ABC's Shark Tank features five billionaires who listen to a pitch by budding entrepreneurs who need additional capital and expertise to grow their company. If the innovative owner can convince a Shark to invest in their company, they can become …

Why Giving Stuff Away Works Better Than Buying Ads

No budget for advertising? Maybe you're better off.<p>You have a great product that nobody's buying because they've never heard of it. Without sales, you don't have the money to advertise. Without advertising, you can't build sales.<p>It's a familiar conundrum, but there might be a good solution: Instead …

Nonprofits

4 Of The Hottest Online Learning Tools For Entrepreneurs

Thinking about starting or improving your own business? With so much learning at your fingertips, it would be silly not to take advantage of these four trending online resources.<p>The online learning space is at full boil. Whether you want to spruce up your knitting skills or learn how to take …

Ototo Is A Beautiful Real-Time Public Transit App For You To Try

Ototo, an iOS app that launched this week, siphons location data from its users to paint a real-time portrait of when your train is coming.<p>For the most part, public transit apps look like relics of the GeoCities era–very utilitarian, not very pretty. In some cases we might as well be stuffing our …

Why All Your Little White Lies Aren’t As Harmless As You Think

All those soothing little lies you tell people might come back to bite you. Here’s why it’s always better to tell the truth–even when it hurts.<p>Growing up, I was surrounded by truth-tellers. I’d come home from the salon with a new haircut and my mother would say, “I have to get used to it.” I’d grab …

12 Of The Best New Typefaces

<i>Typographica</i>, a respected font-focused magazine, just released its eighth annual list of its favorite fonts from the last year. There are a whopping 53 of them from 20 different countries with many from the usual suspects–U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden. Perhaps most notable, though, are the fonts …