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The No. 1 Way To Get Attention On LinkedIn

Employers or business prospects are probably searching on LinkedIn for someone like you. The single best way to ensure you’ll show up in their searches, and stand out from competitors, is to have the right profile “keywords.” These are the words or phrases that resonate. They’re used in search …

Employment

5 Surprising Leadership Lessons From Google's Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt hasn't always been famous, or even a first choice as CEO. But here's what he taught me.<p>For a short period of time, I worked for Eric Schmidt at Novell.<p>It was actually just before he skyrocketed to fame at a little known startup called Google.<p>I never worked directly for him like I would …

A rare tour of Google's 'The Garage' lab where employees can build anything

For instance, here's a peek at a fantastic perk called "The Garage." It's a free TechShop-like workshop where employees can build anything they can imagine. They can even take classes to learn how to use the equipment.<p>Googlers can use this workshop to make things for their jobs, their home, their …

Employment

3 Efficient Strategies to Be More Productive When You're Overwhelmed

Follow these actionable tips to break down tasks and start to get things accomplished.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>You're absolutely swamped--there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. And, despite the fact that you …

Flower power: Woman creates elaborate works of art only using plants

Sometimes the most beautiful works of art come straight from Mother Nature.<p>Chicago-based mother-daughter duo Vicki and Brooke Rawlins run Sister …

Recycling

Meet the 18-Year-Old Girl Who Has a Painting in the Met

Cliffannie Forrester is a name you'll want to remember.<p>Cliffannie Forrester has had kind of a big week. On June 14, her painting <i>"</i>Uganda" debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition <i>P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids.</i> It was just one of 89 works in the …

Art

4 Strategies to Help Conquer Procrastination

No matter how early you wake up, it might seem like there are never enough hours in the day to squeeze it all in. It, of course, being your job, your …

Time Management

10 Business Lessons Learned From the Founders of America's Biggest Wine Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of Barefoot Wine.<p>What's most humbling is that they had absolutely no idea what they were doing at first. From the start, with virtually no …

Entrepreneurship

3 Approaches To Quiet Brand Strategy

<b></b>Everywhere you look today it seems, there are people and brands only too keen to spell out exactly what they think and what they want you to know, in …

What the Most Successful Startups Have in Common

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal …

Small Business

Seven Effective Shortcuts To A More Productive Workday

Call it “strategic slacking.”<p>If you had one extra hour every day, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d catch up with a friend over coffee, take your kids for a bike ride, try out a new dinner recipe, or even just grab 60 more minutes of shut-eye. Whatever you’d choose, your plans would probably …

6 Signs That You’re Management Material

Becoming a boss isn’t a career goal for many, but if it is for you, here are the traits you’ll need.<p>Some people are born leaders, but that doesn’t mean they want to step into management roles at work. Just one-third of employees believe becoming a manager will advance their career, according to a …

The Power of the Three-Item To-Do List

Want to see your productivity skyrocket?<p>Limit your daily to-do list to the top three most important things you want to accomplish for the day.<p>Do this same process at the beginning of every week for the week ahead.<p>It's that simple.<p>This habit turbocharges your productivity because it forces you to …

Time Management

Command Your Day: The Morning Routines Of 7 Successful-But-Human Millennial Entrepreneurs

I’m currently reading Hal Elrod’s <i>The Miracle Morning,</i> which helped popularize morning rituals. But if you’re like me, you read about others’ early and/or elaborate routines and think, “But what if you’re still young, hang out with people after work and want to have a life?”<p>I interviewed seven …

7 tips for raising startup capital, from a founder who's been doing it for 18 years

The next time I tried, for BzzAgent, nearly 200 investors told us to go screw. Most thought using real people to generate word of mouth about products and services was a generally dumb idea (this was a pre-social network world, after all) so we had to build the company to nearly $3 million in …

Venture Capital

How to answer an insanely hard brain teaser interview question without seeming nervous

<i>"How many people are currently online in Germany?"</i><p><i>"How many windows are there in New York City?"</i><p>And, most importantly: <i>"How the heck do you answer these crazy questions?"</i><p>If you're interviewing for a tech job, chances are you'll get thrown one of these brain teaser questions at some point during the …

In His Spare Time, Immigrant Noubar Afeyan Has Started 38 Companies In America

Starting one successful company is a fine achievement. How does one describe someone who has helped found 38 companies?<p>Noubar Afeyan was born to Armenian parents in Lebanon. At the age of 13, he immigrated with his family to Canada and attended college there. Noubar was accepted to a Ph.D. program …

What's drawing millennials to downtown L.A.'s Broad museum

The line is long and chatty, thick with restless, tattooed twentysomethings. A food truck dispenses vegan ice cream to the selfie-snapping crowd while a young man, with a bushy beard and glasses, reads beat generation poetry beneath an olive tree.<p>The scene is outside downtown L.A.'s Broad museum. …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Self-improvement

How to Deal With a Workaholic Boss Who Demands Too Much

So, your boss is a workaholic and expects you to emulate her? Whether that means working ridiculous hours, inhaling lunch at your desk (or skipping …

Work-life Balance

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

Central African Republic

I Grew Up Poor in a Rich Person's World -- Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

I stopped asking for presents at age 8. That's when I understood that my family was poor, and that I couldn't ask for much, because the answer would be "No."<p>It's these memories that stand out in sharp relief -- the shame of handing my lunch lady that brightly colored free lunch ticket instead of …

Entrepreneurship

7 Branding Resources to Boost Your Brilliance: Books, Talks, and Websites

When it comes to advertising your business, you need to create a brand that is going to be instantly recognizable. This is not always as easy as it …

TED Talks

6 Google Analytics Metrics You Should Be Using For CRO

We'll be focusing on six Google Analytics metrics that will contribute to your conversion rate optimizations.<br>Read more at PPCHero.com

Analytics

New models aim to disrupt charities

It's hard to dispute that the social web has transformed society and created any number of new ways to connect people in more personal ways.<p>Nowhere is this more so than with philanthropy. I've written previously about a number of innovative platforms that have emerged in the UK in recent years that …

Lean On: A Mobile Mentoring App for Women

It's 8:30 AM in Palo Alto and I'm skyping with the CEO of Lean On, Chedva Kleinhandler, who is telling me about her new mobile mentoring app for women. On the screen appears an elegant, well-spoken, dark-haired woman dressed for business even though it's already nighttime at her home near Tel Aviv. …

Master This Skill To Become Instantly Successful

Productivity is a buzzword these days and most successful professionals in a wide range of fields have hailed productivity principles as the key to …

Tech Veteran And CEO Alicia Navarro Offers 7 Tips For Future Entrepreneurs

“Technology loves women. It wants women, especially those who are really good at what they do,” explains Alicia Navarro, 38, the CEO and cofounder of Skimlinks, an online service that ensures publishers earn a commission on e-commerce sales every time readers buy products through links in editorial …

21 Hopeful ‘How We Met’ Tales To Read When You Feel Like Giving Up

I waited an extra hour after an exam for her to finish just so I could go ask her to coffee.<p>Together for 10 years married for 5, 1 month old daughter.<p>…