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4 Hiring Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make

Business owners are justifiably terrified about hiring the wrong person. Bad hires undermine team morale, are expensive and can kill your company.<p>I'm very proud of the team we've built at crowdSPRING, but we made some bad hires along the way.<p>The really bad hires are easy and obvious. One of our …

Employment

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Successful entrepreneurs understand that reaching out to people -- whether we want their advice, financial support or business -- is a form of sales. When the person you've been hounding responds to your request for a meeting, they've bought into the idea that you're worth engaging with. That's why …

5 Tools to Stop Content Thieves From Robbing Your Site

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>If you have a blog, write articles for content websites, or manage an online magazine, chances are you've had, or will have, your content stolen at least once. The stolen content then is reposted on other blogs, article websites, and personal websites …

DMCA

5 Ways to Be a Badass Leader, James Bond Style

Thanks to the James Bond franchise, we've all daydreamed about what it might be like to be an international man or woman of mystery. The suits. The swagger. The sweet ride.<p>Although you probably won't be able to build your tradecraft chops at the CIA, entrepreneurs can pick up a few lessons from the …

Easy Tips for Writing Better Tweets (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>If you're a regular Twitter user, you probably think you know what a good tweet looks like.<p>A good tweet should have a catchy headline, shortened link, hashtags and fewer than 140 characters. Yes, I know you know.<p>But an infographic from NeoMobile.com offers …

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming sessions are common in business -- meetings where thoughts fly, all ideas are "good ideas," and the loudest person in the room often rules the show. But is this system effective?<p>"Important ideas rarely result from …

Creativity

3 Ways to Set Goals You'll Actually Achieve

Cofounder, www.GetMomentum.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on Sept. 10, 2013.</i><p>Much of 2013 has already passed. Are you happy with what you have accomplished over the last several months? What goals still have to be completed? Can you …

Productivity

Feeling Down? Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>College Treps is a weekly column that puts the spotlight on college and graduate school-based entrepreneurs, as they tackle the tough task of starting up and going to school. Follow their daily struggles and this column on</i> …

Motivation

The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Can you have it all? It's the question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood. It appears that progress is being made at least in perception; according to a 2013 …

Infographics

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

Money is often a perceived barrier to launching a startup. It doesn't have to be.<p>The Founder Institute, an early-stage startup accelerator in Mountain View, Calif., put together the infographic below detailing 10 steps for launching a business for under $1,500. The Founder Institute advocates …

Is It Time to Toss Your Old Management Model?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever been part of a work team in which decisions were made quickly, everyone worked for the same goal, products got to market fast, and no one cared about their own ego -- just what was important, what was big?<p>I have.<p>I've also …

Management

A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>If you've ever wanted a tattoo but haven't because, maybe, your parents or some other loved one might freak out when they saw it, this app might be for you. But get ready for how it works:<p>Artist Anthony Antonellis implanted an RFID chip about the size of a …

Apps

How to Grow Your Startup Into a Powerhouse in Less Than 3 Years

Marketing Master - Author - Blogger - Dad<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the eleventh and last article in the series</i> "Marketing Like the Big Brands," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply</i> …

Marketing

How to Get More Out of the Time You Already Spend Networking

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people rely on referrals from others as a primary source of business. However, not everyone who relies on referrals is successful. Why is this? I've studied these folks -- and those who are …

Entrepreneurship

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: It seems like investors want a team before they provide funding but a startup needs funding before they can attract great talent. So, how can I attract great talent with no capital, so I can present my strong team to investors? It</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy

Founder and President of Corporate Innovation<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The collaborative or sharing economy is an economic model where ownership and access are shared between corporations, startups, and people. The result? New products, services and business grow …

Innovation

Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The music business lies perhaps atop the heap of the industries disrupted by the rise of the Internet. The record industry is a shell of its former self. No one knows better than Peter Himmelman, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter once …

Creativity

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want your company to be the best, there are three rules:<p>1. Be better.<p>2. Don't be cheap.<p>And 3. There are no other rules.<p>That's according to a recently released book co-authored by Deloitte …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Fitness

The spirit of the ’90s is alive…on the streets of S/S 14 New York Fashion Week

From slip dresses to crops tops and anything plaid, ’90s fashion returned full force on New York S/S 14 fashion week streets, conjuring a certain …

Kate Moss

AMSTERDAM: The Barber Shop

Continuing the global trend for retro-inspired grooming locales for men, this stylish Amsterdam barbershop by Ard Hoksbergen Architect is a …

Barbershops

The dA-Zed guide to selfies

Image courtesy of @nighcoregirl<p><i>Initially spawned by the webcam, the selfie has become an on-the-go medium of self-celebration and envy, and a form of self-portrait accessible to everyman and everywoman – as long as he or she has a smartphone. No wonder selfies</i><i>, the democratized casual cousin of the</i> …

Mount Everest

Marc By Marc Jacobs SS14

<b>Initial impression:</b><p>A white tee and sneakers go with anything.<p><b>Reminds us of:</b><p>What fashion kids wish they wore to the homecoming game and dance.<p><b>Best women's look:</b><p>Julia Nobis in an aquamarine sequin flapper dress worn nineties style over a white long sleeve tee.<p><b>Best men's look:</b><p>Black satin MJ letterman …

Lais Ribeiro

Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time – especially entrepreneurs.<p>If you're looking for advice on how to rock the business world and live a successful and meaningful life, consider the words of leaders like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Dell. They might just have a trick or …

Ian Komac’s surreal photography

Articles about 5 cool kitchen islands on Dwell.com - Dwell

Niche modern kitchen island pendants serve as a beautiful centerpiece in this neutral space by Jules Art of Living.<p>From unique pendant lighting to interesting cabinetry, how you design your kitchen can be just as admirable as what you create in...<p>Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's …

Kitchens

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Toronto International Film Festival Preview: ‘The Fifth Estate,’ More

This year’s TIFF, which kicks off today, is the biggest in the world, with 288 films, many of which will go on to awards glory. So what to see? From …

In the sky, with diamonds: Julian Lennon's cloudscapes – in pictures

Primarily known as a musician, Julian Lennon has been working with fine art photography since his first exhibition in New York City in 2010. His work can be seen at the Little Black Gallery in London from 7 September until 19 October