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Sales Enablement Tools Are the Keys to Making More Money

Technology has made it easier than ever to optimize the performance of your sales team to drive revenues faster.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last several years, many technologies have been developed to help accelerate and automate the sales and marketing …

Customers

Want to Schedule a Productive Workday? Follow These 4 Really Simple Strategies.

If you're the type who stops to view every new email, one word: STOP.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are some days in the life of an entrepreneur when it seems that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything that needs doing done. OK, make that more …

Time Management

12 Essential Money Tips for Every Phase of Your Financial Life

Get the secrets money experts want you to know.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Everyone makes money missteps at some point in their lives, whether it's splurging on unnecessary items or neglecting to contribute to retirement funds as soon as possible. Even financial pros are not …

7 Growth Hacks Every Small Business -- Including Yours -- Should Know

You've already heard of content marketing and blogs. But Facebook retargeting and exit-intent coupons are 'growth hacks,' too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a business owner, growing your company is one of your top priorities, but as a small-business founder, you …

Marketing

Discover the Power of 'Blind' Advertising

Here's when, why and how to do advertising without relying on a brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Dan S. Kennedy</i><i>’s book</i> No B.S. Direct Marketing. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound<p>There is a case for ignoring …

Marketing

What Leads to Profitability? In a New Survey, Successful Business Owners Share Lessons Learned

Four years seems to be the magic number for reaching profitability -- or else figuring out why you're not there yet.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial journey can be exciting but also one filled with missteps and regrets. While some mistakes are …

Profit

The Power of a Positive Mindset

Develop your ability to keep the good thoughts in, and the initiative-killing bad thoughts out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you allow negative thoughts to cloud your judgment? Do you sometimes feel you get stuck on challenges from the past?<p>Entrepreneur Network …

Thought Leadership

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

3 Hard Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make

When it comes to business, patching your problems just won't cut it. Find out how to handle three hard moves entrepreneurs frequently push off.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a lot of pressure for small-business owners to be masters of every aspect of their …

Small Business

7 Tips for Reaching Your Goals From Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Shonda Rhimes and Others

Get inspired with a sneak peek of MasterClass online courses from experts across industries.<p>Shonda Rhimes had to start over twice when delivering her <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> pitch. NBA player Stephen Curry wasn’t a top recruit for college basketball. Aaron Sorkin wrote his first movie on cocktail …

Shonda Rhimes

7 Lessons Investors Can Learn from Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, the legendary Chairman and CEO of holding company Berkshire Hathaway, was born on August 30, 1930. During the 50+ years he has run …

If You Want to Retire in 10 Years, Do These 5 Things Now

This article was originally published by <i>Money</i><p>After 30-plus years of working and socking away savings, you can finally see retirement on the horizon. …

Make money moves: 30 simple ways to grow richer and smarter each day of Financial Literacy Month

Pop quiz: Will checking your credit report hurt your credit score?<p>The answer, luckily, is no. While “hard” inquiries for new credit (when you’re …

How a Man Can Boost His Self-Confidence

Self-confidence requires a positive self-image. Self-image is a kind of mental picture we all have about ourselves. One way to think about self-image …

9 Habits That Can Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams

As a psychotherapist, I get the honor of helping people tackle their goals. Some clients are really inspired to change their lives and just want a …

How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Being Successful

Celebrity and food expert Jon Taffer shares his take on excuse-making.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>I know how easy it is to make excuses. You want to be better, but you also want to stay in your comfort zone, so you tell yourself a story explaining why it’s okay to stay where you …

Motivation

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

10 Mistakes Millionaires Never Make Twice

Failures and mistakes are the tuition we pay to learn what they don't teach in school.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To make millions and live a successful life, you have to learn from your mistakes. Yes, it is cliche, but it is significantly more challenging and …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

Chasing money has remarkable little to do with getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you want to become a millionaire entrepreneur. You’re not alone. Many dream of leaving their job and becoming their own boss, enjoying the various millionaire lifestyles we …

Self-improvement

I'm in My 60s -- Proof That It's Never Too Late to Launch a Startup

Here are my five hard-earned lessons, which apply to every entrepreneur and work across all industries.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur in my 60s, and there's a 21-year span between my first venture and latest startup, which is the third successful …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Fear Failure. It's How You Get to the Right Answer.

Peanut co-founder and CEO Michelle Kennedy explains why trial and error will lead you to success.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i></i><i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Motherhood

5 Simple Things You Can Do Every Day to Be Super-organized

We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done long before they’re due, keep their homes and …

Productivity

Low on Motivation? 7 Psychological Hacks to Get Going

Studies show that the 'average' optimal time for a work-break split entails working for 52 minutes and breaking for 17.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even the most passionate and motivated among us have off days. We wake up feeling detached from work, or groggy, …

Hacking

4 B2B Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Miss in 2018

Lack of strategy is the primary reasons why content initiatives fail.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year is coming fast, and the best way to prepare -- and stay ahead of your competitors -- is to anticipate upcoming trends in B2B marketing. Just like the …

Marketing

3 Trends That Will Shape Your Marketing Efforts in 2018

Think about the power of augmented reality for your business, and how you can encourage customers to immerse themselves in your brand story.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on how well your marketing initiatives performed …

Marketing

7 Ways to Create a Killer Marketing Video (Infographic)

Here's how your business can use video to better engage your audience and tell your brand's story.<p>Video content is in more demand than ever right now, with 43 percent of consumers wanting to see more videos from marketers. Statistics have also shown that focusing on video content has huge benefits …

Marketing

Holiday gift ideas: Best investment books

Do you need a fast, easy Christmas present for cousin Jean who likes, or should like, investing?<p>Then how about a book on the topic?<p>My advice is don’t go for something new and hip. Few investment books stand the test of time. And most guides say the same old stuff — buy low, sell high, memorize some …

Investing

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

Large swings in revenue leaves you open to mismanagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From tourism to weather to the holiday shopping season, many small businesses encounter some degree of seasonality within their business. In fact, according to a recent Wells …

Small Business

Bill Gates's 5 Favorite Books of 2017

The co-founder of Microsoft and dedicated philanthropist reveals what he read this year and why you should read these books, too.<p>When Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a shaper of tech as we know it today, takes a break from worldwide travel and expansive philanthropy, he indulges in a …

Books

5 Marketing Success Metrics You Probably Aren't Measuring

These underused indicators of success will help you see where you stand in the competitive landscape.<p>Today's marketing landscape is more complicated and multifaceted than ever before: Marketers at multinational corporations and solopreneurs alike are left to balance the demands and differing …