M Antea Ordonez

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11 Mindset Shifts You Need to Scale Past 7 Figures

Don't be your own biggest obstacle to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I meet six-figure entrepreneurs, they tend to have all the tactics, strategies and information they need to scale to seven figures and beyond.<p>What holds them back (and the vital …

Business Strategy

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

5 Time-Wasting Distractions Freelancers Can't Afford

It feels like you have all the time in the world when you start working from home. Ignore that feeling because you don't.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working from home is one of the most attractive parts of the freelance lifestyle. Away from the …

Time Management

Kevin O'Leary: 'Never' rely on a joint bank account — even if you're married

Even when you're in love, you need to prioritize your own financial future.<p>That's according to a star of ABC's "Shark Tank" and personal finance …

Personal Finance

Working From Home Considered To Be Most Productive Work Arrangement

The home office is considered to be the most productive workspace in 2018, according to research by Jabra. The global survey of business professionals in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France found that nearly one in three U.K. employees considers working from home to be the most productive yet the …

The Workplace

3 Simple Strategies to Boost Morale and Get the Best Results From Your Team

Your employees are definitely worth the investment.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nobody wants to have a business full of unhappy employees, and we all know that people do their best work when morale is high. Forget about the stereotypical "bad boss" on TV …

Team Building

Why It's Time to Start Advertising on Platforms Other Than Facebook

When it comes to social media advertising, many entrepreneurs rely solely on Facebook. Here's why you need to begin looking elsewhere, plus where to look.<p>If you're like most entrepreneurs out there today, chances are high you rely on Facebook for promoting and advertising your product or service. …

Social Media

Startup Grind founders raise $6.4M for community event platform Bevy

The founders of entrepreneurial community Startup Grind have a startup of their own — Bevy, which announced today that it has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding.<p>The funding comes from Upfront Ventures, author Steve Blank, Qualtrics founders Ryan Smith and Jared Smith, and Pluralsight CEO Aaron …

Startups

Looking for Ways to Improve Your Customer Engagement on Social Media? Here are 8.

First rule? Always be posting. Second: Be timely. And six more.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have experience in social media marketing, you know that engaging users is no easy task.<p>The biggest mistake people make when promoting their brand, company or …

Social Media

7 Cutting-Edge Tips to Achieve What You Really Want in Life

Here's how to stop feeling stuck.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people have no clue what they want to do with their lives, even into their 50s. Even after finishing college, mapping out a career, starting a business, and making money, they still feel …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

How easy are you to reach?

How long it takes you to respond to an email has a direct correlation with the health of your business. Keep reading to find out how you measure up.<p>In my business coaching company Maui Mastermind, we send out <i>millions</i> of emails each year to our current and prospective clients. Understandably, there …

Business Strategy

The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses can outperform their competitors when they're direct reflections of their founders' unique vision. To …

Business Strategy

This Former Dating App CEO Wants to Make Motherhood Less Lonely.

Michelle Kennedy took her expertise as a leader in the swipe-right dating world and created Peanut, a networking app for moms.<p>7 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a reality—and the</i> …

Motherhood

The 3 Tasks You Should Do After Sending Out a Marketing Campaign

Once you send out your marketing pieces, your job is just beginning. Find out which three things are 'must dos' if you want your direct marketing campaigns to succeed.<p>5 min read<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. …

Marketing

Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M

I first wrote about SmartAsset nearly six years ago, when it launched its first product, a tool allowing prospective homebuyers to analyze the rent vs. buy decision and to see what kind of home they could actually afford.<p>According to co-founder and CEO Michael Carvin, “On the consumer side, our …

Startups

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

A Clear Sign That You Work for a Great Leader Comes Down to 1 Word (It'll Make Most Bosses Cringe)

Ever feel like work is an environment ruled by fear? Ever wonder what is the opposite of this?<p>Do you ever feel like work is an environment ruled by fear, and you and your co-workers are walking on egg shells and constantly looking over your shoulders? Does this affect your work performance?<p>Leaders …

S&P 500

Don't Want to Work Today? Just Do This

I procrastinated for an hour before writing this article. After coming up with the idea, I left my home office and drove through traffic in the rain to a nearby shop. There, I debated whether or not to buy a new pair of trainers.<p>I didn’t even need a pair of trainers. I just wanted to avoid work. It …

Time Management

Need to Motivate People? Here Are 4 Techniques That Actually Work

At organizations like Facebook and Change.org, Jennifer Dulski amassed a toolkit of techniques for channeling individual workers into mass movements.<p>Jennifer Dulski is a veteran troop rally-er. As president and COO of Change.org, she energized millions to rise up against the status quo. At …

Management

Penta, the bank account for SMEs, adds multi-card support to manage expenses

Penta, the German fintech startup that offers a digital bank account targeting SMEs, has launched multi-card support to make it easier to manage company expenses.<p>Dubbed ‘Team Access,’ the new feature — which affords similar functionality to the likes of Pleo, Spendesk, and Soldo — lets business …

Employment

Want to Win Over Millennials and Gen Z? Vice’s New Study Says Brands Should Get Spiritual

Religion is on the decline among young people—at least that’s what Vice and creative agency Virtue suggest in a new study, revealed today at the …

Spirituality

'Quit your job and travel the world!': A travel blogger confesses the grim financial reality behind the Instagram dream

That's the dream so many of us have. And there are dozens of articles and blog posts on how to do it. But those same articles rarely highlight the potential financial issues and personal hardships associated with long-term travel.<p>Far too often, after seeing such articles, readers feel as though …

Retirement

8 Pieces Of Advice To Make Your Career Skyrocket

Dear Graduate,<p>Huge congrats on earning your degree. You’ve worked hard, had fun, and hopefully feel ready to take on this next step: launching your career.<p>It’s exciting, but also daunting. I know that just starting out and earning your own way can be challenging. Maybe you’re still unsure of what …

Employment

2 Easy Hacks to Vastly Improve Your Presentations

These Powerpoint hacks are so easy, you're going to kick yourself for not doing them sooner.<p>PowerPoint decks can be an very efficient way of sharing and presenting information.<p>Yet, if they're bad, they are painful to create and even more painful to sit through.<p>Today, I'm going to teach you two easy …

Public Speaking

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Leadership

Barbara Corcoran Doesn't Reply to Emails. Instead, Everyone Gets This Brilliant Auto-Reply

It took the 'Shark Tank' star a long time to see email as the enemy it is.<p>Barbara Corcoran doesn't have a minute to waste.<p>She's up at 6:30 every morning and kicks things off with a fairly regimented routine. She described how she gets it all done recently for The Cut<i>.</i><p>Most of her morning is focused …

Productivity

4 Surprisingly Easy Strategies Smart Leaders Use to Avoid a Meeting Overload

A few tweaks can help boost your productivity levels.<p>If you've worked in an office, ever, you know that meetings are the black sheep of work tasks. We love to hate them and we strive to eliminate them forever, and yet we continue to have them--over and over again until we find ourselves wondering …

Time Management

Start a Small Business by Monetizing Something You're Already Doing

Do you love to garden or knit or advise friends about growing their business? You can potentially make money off any of these.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many paths to entrepreneurship. For some, it’s the “aha" moment when they have the brilliant …

Small Business

Attention Job Seekers: The Secret To Landing The Role You Want

Mindset is a big factor in success, and just a small tweak can change everything. In a job search, your mindset impacts your entire approach and if you can make this one mantra the basis for your search, you’ll put together an effective strategy that will land you the role:<p>“It’s not about you.”<p>The …

Employment