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How to Craft A Concise Pitch Investors Will Care About

Don’t make them wait: How to get to the point of your pitch, using less material for more impact.<p>Over the course of many years working in venture capital and the video game business, I’ve listened to hundreds of pitches for new companies and products.<p>After almost every one of those pitches, once …

The Big Problem With Small-Business Websites (Infographic)

Here are some of the most common ways in which small businesses' websites are lacking.<p>Your customers today expect to be able to go online and easily find information about your company as well as ways that they interact with you. For many small businesses, however, this isn't the case. The …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Doodling

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Workouts

The Tool Your Nonprofit Needs the Most

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Corbin Collins’ book</i> Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization, 2nd Edition<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>A key tool for any non-profit organization …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

The Difference Between What You “Should” Do And What You “Must” Do

If you aren’t doing what you love, it’s time to examine your ideas about calling, career, and how to chase both toward success.<p>This is a story about two roads: Should and Must.<p>It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should far too long–months, years, maybe a lifetime, and feels like it’s about time …

Young Entrepreneurs on How to Spend Your First $1 Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Luxury rides, glitzy addresses, private jets…These are just a few assumed splurges of the suddenly wealthy tech elite. And though many shell out big for bling and baubles, a number of young and newly moneyed tech titans are plowing it …

Startups

The Complicated Business of Building a Major Fashion Label

As New York Fashion Week kicks off Thursday, here's a look at how some underdog designers are building up their business cred.<p>It's New York Fashion Week. That means a literal invasion of designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models. And they mean business.<p>The global apparel market grew by …

Fashion Week

How Red Robin Transformed Its Business With Yammer

Giving a voice to entry-level employees is a powerful new way to improve your business. Here is how one company is doing it.<p>In retail, it’s common knowledge that front-line employees understand the customer experience far better than managers sitting in remote corporate offices.<p>So why don’t …

14 Pitch Pointers for Young Entrepreneurs

Flickr/Cea.<p>Question: What's your best piece of advice for a very young entrepreneur with little to no experience about to pitch their idea for the first time?<p><i>"The worst thing you can do is pitch a solution for something no one cares about. Instead, home in on the problem you plan to solve, and who</i> …

Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm convinced that founders need to be absolutely crazy to start a company. It's not the long hours or instability that makes it tough, it's the soul-grinding lows that puts the founder in a constant existential crisis with no relief in …

Why You Can Never Finish Anything And How to Finally Change It

Never finishing what you start is more than a bad habit–it stems from fears and hesitations. Here’s how to get past the procrastinator’s paralysis.<p>The law of inertia tells us a body in motion stays in motion. And the same goes for projects, creative ideas, daily tasks, half-written emails, and that …

Procrastination

5 Habits of Great Entrepreneurs

The most successful entrepreneurs cultivate these behaviors to create great products and companies.<p>What does it take to create and build a company? I recently asked that question of Tom Asacker, author of the excellent book <i>The Business of Belief.</i> What emerged from that conversation was a set of …

7 Tips for Entrepreneurs Ready to Launch a Business

Perhaps nothing can prepare first-time business owners for the wild ride ahead. But you don't have to fly blind. Here's advice from a founder living it.<p>Entrepreneurship is the ultimate roller coaster. Having been through building a business twice now, I can attest to the fact that some days I'm …

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do you want to build a mobile app? Do you want to ride the wave of other entrepreneurs, or did you come across a problem that you feel you can resolve? The answer to this question will determine whether your app will be successful or …

3 Business Models Venture Capitalists Love

Are you obsessed with the same metrics investors care about? Here are three investor-friendly ways of looking at fast-growth businesses.<p>Nothing seems to grab headlines more easily than a company that raises, say, $50 million and is valued at $2 billion. No revenue? Never mind. Doesn’t matter. Then …

Venture Capital

What the Most Interesting Man in the World Can Teach Marketers

I am in a bar in the West Village with my husband, daughter, and nephew. My husband David gets up to order a drink in the other room. "It's happening …

The Most Effective — And Least Effective — Ways To Measure A Brand's Social Media Strategy

Instead, brands are focusing on new metrics to evaluate social media strategies in terms of audience-building, brand awareness, and customer relations.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we look at the no-frills but powerful metrics that social media managers and analytics companies are focusing …

4 Types of Holiday Shoppers and How to Market to Them

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday make up some of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season, and retailers everywhere are …

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss

No one intends to be a bad boss. Some just don't know any better. Here are 10 tips that will help any boss improve.<p>Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister …

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are the corporations of the future, and I have long believed entrepreneurs who study existing corporate models (rather than ignoring them with disdain) will likely profit from the effort. This means you need to recognize early …

12 Tips for Founders Who Hate to Delegate

As you grow, stop micromanaging and hire managers so you can focus on senior-level people and concerns.<p><i>Once your startup actually starts to grow, founders have to step away from day-to-day management.</i> <i>But knowing when (and how) to stop micromanaging is a tall order for some startup types. We asked a</i> …

The Night Owl: Killer Apps For Burning The Midnight Oil

<b>Buffer</b> (iOS, Android and web)<p>The folks at Buffer know all kinds of things: they know the science of writing tweetable tweets, the surprising history of the to-do list, and why we’re more creative when we’re tired.<p>Luckily, they’ve made all the knowledge tangible with the Buffer app, which lets you …

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How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Successful Entrepreneurs Do One Thing Really Well

Zeroing in on one idea and executing it exceptionally is the key to entrepreneurial success, argues Daniel Roberts in "Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career." You don't need a complex, multifaceted idea to succeed in today's market, Roberts argues. Just pick one thing, and do it better …

This Simple Icebreaker Will Improve Your Company's Culture

At the cocktail hour, the team regularly plays an ice-breaking game, Errett tells the New York Times. They take a deck of cards, place the cards — which feature images and words like "love," "forgiveness," and "anger" — face down on the table, and ask everyone to draw three cards.<p>"Then we'll go in …

12 Leaders Share Their Biggest Management Pet Peeves

From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we've collected the management pet peeves of 12 of the world's most influential leaders.<p>Most items on the list are smart things to avoid in general. For example, media mogul Oprah Winfrey is likely not the only person who considers loud gum chewing …