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7 Desires That Drove Me Out of 9-to-5 Banking and Into Entrepreneurship

Consumer Goods Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago I got employed in a multinational bank in my city. I was a young college graduate, and I had the opportunity to build a career in the financial sector. According to my boss, I …

Freelancing

The 10 Most Critical Factors That Dictate Startup Success

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are full of promise and excitement, but the flip side is, they’re also full of risk and uncertainty. There are a lot of great ideas out there that somehow never get off the ground, and, conversely, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers to some of the most important questions pertaining to your venture: …

Blend These 7 Personality Types When Building Your Executive Team

While the popular contention that “there are no stupid questions” is nice to hear (especially after asking a stupid question), it’s not exactly true. Let’s face it. We’ve all heard plenty (and I mean a lot) of dumb questions, and unfortunately, they typically come from dumb people who are not …

Work Less, Work Better. Use These 5 Steps to Design Your Perfect Week.

Admit it: You want to work less. And work smarter. You want to enjoy your free time, but you need to make good money. And of course, you want keep learning and enjoy your career at the same time. Whether you work in a so-called creative industry or not, balancing personal autonomy with productivity …

How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Sheri Atwood had all but run out of operating capital when she scored a meeting with Salesforce Ventures, the CRM software giant’s strategic venture fund. “I was a day away from applying for food stamps and a week away from …

Venture Capital

3 Strategies to Create a Cult Following for Your Business

CEO and Founder of HeadbandsOfHope.com, Speaker and Author.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Starbucks, Crossfit, Southwest Airlines and Taylor Swift have in common? Cult followings -- followings so strong that people look for excuses to bring them up in …

Taylor Swift

4 Strategies to Help Your Business Reach Its First Million Dollars in Revenue

I started Cutler PR in 2009 with $200. In less than five years, we made our first million in revenue. It was a difficult journey, but we got there by following a few simple strategies to keep our customers satisfied and expand the business.<p>Here's how we reached our first million in revenue, and how …

Behind the ATM: Bank of America wants you to come back inside the actual bank

April 05, 2013 | 1:08 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/04/05/business/behind-atm-bank-america-wants-you-come-back-inside-actual-bank/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Banking

Hackers That Were Barely Even Trying Stole 44 Million Records Last Year

When you think of hackers, your mind might jump to something like a Boris Grishenko (aka "that dude from <i>Goldeneye</i>") typing away on a keyboard …