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

5 min read<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 had wonderful prospects. I was on …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Most Critical Factors That Dictate Startup Success

5 min read<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, there are plenty of …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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 …

Small Business

Blend These 7 Personality Types When Building Your Executive Team

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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, …

The Brain

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

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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 …

Productivity

How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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. …

Venture Capital

3 Strategies to Create a Cult Following for Your Business

6 min read<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 conversation or sing their praises on social media. There …

New Albums

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

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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 …

Small Business

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 …

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 …