Matt Dean

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How to Relax in Tense Startup Moments

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are full of stressful moments with plenty of ups and downs. When founders are riding the crazy entrepreneurial rollercoaster, it can feel like the whole world is on a founder's shoulders. And often times, it is. …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How a leader shows up is everything. Tired after a rough night sleep? People don’t care. Having a rough hair day? Oh well. Angry from that last conversation you had with a colleague? Get over it. The attitude you display, the …

Charlie Brown

5 Tricks to Producing Quality Content

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Content is king. Bill Gates is credited with first coining the term in a 1996 blog post, and the phrase has since been discussed, critiqued and repeated ad nauseam. Yet, it couldn’t be truer today. In an always on, internet-driven world, content …

Marketing

10 Travel Hacks Every Business Traveler Should Know

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>George Clooney made it look relatively painless in <i>Up in the Air</i>, but in 2014, tightening restrictions make reaching “10-million-miler status” close to impossible. But even if you’re not a “million miler” there are still tricks …

Hacking

These Are the Types of Posts People Share the Most on Facebook

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>As marketers, we’re always looking for ways to build brand loyalty, nurture relationships, and keep the sales funnel engine humming. One of the best ways to accomplish all of this is to use Facebook posts. We’ve seen corporate and small …

Social Media

4 Ways Brands Can Hit the Social Jackpot With Instagram Direct

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are treasure chests of marketing gold buried across unstable and evolving social media platforms – the very kind startups love because they are free and effective. So when someone finds even a nugget on a newly discovered …

Social Media

Oh Snap! Getty Images Makes Photos Free for Noncommerical Use

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, it's been easy to use pictures from Getty Images for free –all you had to do was find a photo online from one of Getty's valid licensing customers, right click and you had access. Unfortunately, while it was easy, it …

Social Media

Want to Make Email Subscribers Unhappy? Do These 6 Things.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Email is an extremely effective way to communicate with your customers. When done right, email can extend the conversation, earn trust and ultimately help win more business.<p>However, email also has the potential to be really …

Marketing

5 Ways to Stop Your Sales-Pitch Email From Getting Trashed

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Subject: ABC Company Improves Operational ROI</i><p><i>Dear Mr. Jones,</i> <i><br>I am writing you today to share with you an opportunity to improve your business.</i> <i><br>Our company has 73 experts dedicated to you, and w</i><i>e feel that our service will be</i> …

Selling

3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Young Americans today are armed with creativity, passion and a desire to change the world. As a result, it’s no wonder they are one of the fastest growing groups becoming entrepreneurs.<p>Despite their drive and enthusiasm, many of …

Entrepreneurship

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with …

Small Business

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business partnerships, like romantic relationships, can be tricky and are statistically more than likely to fail. However, a healthy and functional partnership can help both of you achieve success greater and faster than what …

Entrepreneurship

6 Types of People Who Are Really Hard to Talk To

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Certain people are masters at feeding their own egos. If you’ve ever been cornered by a particularly insecure or competitive personality in the professional arena, you know how miserable these types of interactions can be.<p>They …

Networking

Never Take Your Eye Off the Ball

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” There may have been a time when that was true, but not anymore. In virtually every product category you’ll find relatively inexpensive products that do the job reliably and …

Business Strategy

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

Guest Writer<p>CEO of CorpNet.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of a business name to their branding. New business owners spend sleepless nights brainstorming the perfect name. But after you’ve picked a name, what’s the next …

Small Business

6 Ways to Promote Wellness In Your Office

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Increasingly, there has been an emphasis on employee health and wellness. It's even more important for entrepreneurs, who typically spend more than the average eight hours a day in workspaces.<p>Jamie Russo, chief of work and …

Bicycle Commuting

Bring kids (or friends) on cruises for free

Cruising with your family or a group of friends may be cheaper this year — if you’re a smart shopper.<p>For certain trips booked by March 31 on …

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