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The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

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Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

Open Letter to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Don't Reinvent the Wheel

Don't create an earth-shattering, new product. Instead, succeed by making user-centric adjustments to existing products and services.<p>The general public typically has a distorted view of entrepreneurship. They think of visionary leaders who created something no one had ever seen before and became …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s What Happens When Employees Have Flexible Work Hours

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

10 Must-Read Books For the Modern Entrepreneur

If you want to build a bigger business, you need to invest in yourself.<p>It seems like every year the world gets busier.<p>I often find it a challenge to find the time to catch up on emails, make the time for breakfast, and still catch a good night's sleep.<p>Reading has always been an important hobby of …

Books

Black female startup founders raise less funding than white male founders whose startups failed

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem: women, black people, and Latinos are all embarrassingly underrepresented in the tech industry. A new study makes that abundantly clear, at least in terms of where the venture capital dollars are going: startups led by black female founders …

Startups

Burning through $550k a month, BloomThat only had four months of cash left to live - then turned it around

The "oh s---" moment came in July when David Bladow was 3,000 miles away from his startup.<p>In New York to expand into another market, the co-founder …

Confessions Of A Serial Entrepreneur: What I Learned After My First Startup

One of my favorite entrepreneurs ever is John Gagliardi because, basically, you never know what he is going to do next.<p>He was one of the original founders of Blue Buffalo Pet Food and also launched athletic equipment/apparel maker Maverik Lacrosse, which he later sold to Kohlberg & Co. His latest …

Entrepreneurship

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

9 Times It's Smart to Be in Debt

<i>By Lou Carlozo</i> <br>It's never advisable to rush out and take on debt, but there are times when it actually makes sense not to pay off debt.<br>Debt, it turns …

10 Destructive Habits To Avoid While Running A Business

<i>“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey</i><p>When I turned the last page of Kevin Kruse’s new book “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”, I was inspired. My mind kept coming back to the notes I made on the pages of the book and the changes I was …

Time Management

Why Do Employees Leave Their Jobs? New Survey Offers Answers

The more companies can learn about why employees leave them, the better off they are.<p>Turnover, of course, is one of those management problems with a myriad of subtle costs – from lost productivity to training time to uncertainty that the new hire will work out. Total costs are often estimated from …

12 Reasons You Should Be an Entrepreneur

Look, there are roughly 36 million articles on the Internet today that suggest entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. These same articles list common …

Motivation

6 Tips on How to Self-Finance Your Startup

Bootstrapping allows you to grow at your own pace and frees you from the demands of investors. Here's how to do it right.<p>Avoiding outside investment can be smart on at least a couple of levels. Not only does bootstrapping a company allow you to grow at your own pace, you also don't have to be a …

Customer Service

12 books on every aspect of launching and running a business

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Firas Kittaneh, Entrepreneur<p>To expand …

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for inspiration for that next …

Five Reasons To Give Fresh Grads A Chance At Your Enterprise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The decision to hire a fresh-off-the-books college graduate isn’t one you would likely make if you are eyeing short-term profits. Indeed, employers …

19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Social Media

The best credit cards for college students and new grads

Whether you’re in college or about to graduate, chances are your parents have told you about the importance of establishing and building credit. …

Personal Finance

20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us.<p>It’s the words that we think we’re using correctly that …

4 Tips to Raise Funding for Your Startup

<i>This is part of the #StartupMentor series - featuring founders who share their advice in building successful businesses.</i><p>One of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing thousands of smart business ideas from coming to life is the question of funding. Would-be entrepreneurs quake in their boots at the …

6 Easy Moves to Make in Your 30s That Will Pay Off Huge Later On

You still have time on your side, so even small moves can make a huge difference in the long term.<p>If you’re in your thirties, odds are your financial …

Retirement

How To Turn Customers' Data Into Insight

We watched, we made our thoughts known on social sites, and winners and losers were declared not only on the field, but also for the TV commercials during Sunday’s Big Game. Advertisers paid an amazing $4.5 million for just 30 seconds of airtime, up $500,000 from 2014.<p>The why is easy: the game …