Lynsey Englebrecht

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33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Play by Your Own Rules in 2017

False assumptions of "rules" are often where great ideas go to die.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How successful would you be if there weren’t any rules holding you back? What if I told you <i>there aren’t any</i>?<p>In my work as an executive coach I typically see two …

Entrepreneurship

17 Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away from the day-to-day and giving a good hard look at the past year’s performance. After all, if you’re not paying attention to what has worked (or hasn’t worked) over the past 12 months, how are you going to know what to …

Marketing

How to Live Stream Like a Pro

Here's a quick guide to the best live streaming platforms--and how you can use them to boost your brand.<p>As the purchasing power of millennials and the younger Generation Z grows, companies are increasingly looking for ways to attract them as customers--and there seems to be no better way to make a …

Marketing

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess

You might just reach that 7-figure income with these habits.<p>Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a …

Self-improvement

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

7 Quick Ways to Build Your Confidence Right Now

Need a rapid-fire self-esteem boost in the next five minutes? There's something you can do about that.<p>Need a rapid-fire self-esteem boost in the next five minutes? While we all know that true inner confidence takes time and practice, sometimes we just need something with immediate effects. Here are …

Self-esteem

3 Daily Habits of Remarkably Successful People

Have you ever wondered what makes some people more successful than other? Here are some answers.<p>Have you ever wondered what makes some people more successful than others? Do they, like Popeye, consume a can of spinach before fighting the day's battles? How many cups of coffee do they ingest a day? …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Become the Person Everyone Wants to Network With

Try these specific strategies to become a super connector and beat networking jitters.<p>Knowing the right people can skyrocket your career. Your network is your net worth, right?<p>Yet the word networking itself makes people nervous. Add to that the expectation to somehow provide value in a way that …

Networking

Google's Insane Approach to Management Could Transform Your Company

The best way to arrive at the beating heart of great management is to have less of it. This is the Google way, and it works.<p>I'm a big fan of Laszlo Bock, head of Google's people operations (a more adept way of saying he's the HR boss) for over 62,000 "Googlers," as they are affectionately …

Leadership

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

Beat the Marketing Competition With Data Analysis

Entrepreneurs mistakenly think, "The more data, the more insight." But diving into a sea of unexamined data can actually harm more than benefit an organization.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many experts think that massive collection and analysis of data is …

Marketing

A Website for Pep Talks (Because You Can't Always Ask Friends for Advice)

Sometimes adulting sucks. No one puts little notes in your lunchbox anymore or buys you an ice cream to cheer you up. Lucky for us, there is a lot of …

More Than Hard Work: 4 Effective Ways to Maintain Long-Term Success

Long-term success involves more than hard work. It takes a willingness to learn and adapt, too.<p>Back when I was in college, I had an idea for a clothing business. I managed to turn it into a full-scale retailer and manufacturing company with products sold in more than 10 countries.<p>My company was …

Entrepreneurship

33 Traits of the Most Inspiring Leaders

Double your chances of being inspiring with new inspirational leadership model from Bain & Co.<p>We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each year, too). But if you really want to inspire the people …

Leadership

7 Science-Backed Habits to Keep You Motivated Every Single Day

How to be your own best cheerleader at all times.<p>Coffee might be your saving grace to get through the workday, but caffeine on its own won't cut it in the long-run.<p>To stay passionate and excited about work, you're going to need to harness your inner motivation. It's stronger than a shot of …

Motivation

5 Ways the Best Leaders Leave Unforgettable Legacies

How your legacy can last at work.<p>Most leaders don't leave a legacy. They are never mentioned again when they leave an organization, especially if they die or get fired.<p>Then there are the ones who leave a negative legacy. You know, the leader who had the going away party but wasn't invited.<p>However, …

Leadership

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning