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How To Create A $10 Million Online Course Business

Anik Singal shares insights and strategies for founders of digital publishing businesses, from his journey of creating a $10 million online course business.<p>Digital publishing is changing the education industry. Be it professionals seeking to gain additional skills to help them in their current role …

Business Strategy

How to Use Kanban to Scale Your Content Marketing (Infographic)

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As marketers, we all know that web content in its myriad forms is one of the most valuable conversion tools we have. The problem is that creating content takes a long time and a lot of effort -- especially if you’re trying to …

Project Management

The Ultimate Rebranding Checklist for Entrepreneurs

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rebranding -- where a business chooses a new name, symbol or design in order to develop a new identity -- is one of the most difficult and uncertain business decisions entrepreneurs face. In addition to overcoming the loyalty …

Small Business

The 10 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to their portrayal in pop culture, entrepreneurs aren’t purely “idea people,” dreaming up revolutionary new concepts and introspectively coming to profound conclusions about their industry -- though they are that, at …

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers …

Small Business

3 Tools to Encourage Knowledge Sharing At Your Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting employees to share their skills and knowledge with coworkers is a simple way to drastically improve strategy and quality within your teams. Yet, there are many reasons why employees often withhold knowledge.<p>To some …

Employee Engagement

Employees Only Meet Expectations When They Know What's Expected

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Understanding employee work expectations go far beyond those monthly staff meetings catered by Qdoba, participating in passive break room conversations and the countless back and forth emails that solve nothing.<p>Employees who …

Employee Engagement

PSFK Launches The Power Of Chat Debrief

PSFK Labs explores the future of messaging platforms and how brands are using text to connect with consumers in meaningful ways

4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business

Get inspired and let the creative juices flow with expert advice from these top TED speakers.<p>There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it!<p>But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like pulling …

Creativity

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating Chia Seeds Now

At just 129 calories and less than 9 grams of fat alongside a whopping 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per ounce, chia seeds can stabilize …

Want a Flat Belly? This Smoothie Will Help Get You There

Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories.<p>The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. …

Recipes

An entrepreneur who earns over $200,000 a year explains what it takes to work and travel all over the world

Four years later, she started teaching other entrepreneurs to do the same.<p>In 2010, Sisson left behind eight years in the corporate world to strike out on her own, helping others create thriving online businesses.<p>"I literally went without any income for six months and focused on providing a ton of …

The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles

You've been told how to think "out of the box," and even been told to throw the box away, but really, isn't it time someone taught you how to create …

Business Excellence Course Overview

Executives<p>Explore key business practices that make Walt Disney Parks & Resorts a worldwide success<br>• Adapt Disney's insights to help drive business and …

Normal-Sized Guys Who Are Freakishly Strong Tell You How They Did It

Hit new PRs with secrets from these Hulk-like average Joes<p>The following three men look totally non-descript—they’re not big or small, simply average sized.<p>But in the weight room they’re anything but ordinary. They’re freaks of fitness with the ability to perform truly amazing feats of strength. …

3 Reasons CEOs Should Ditch Individualistic Bravado

Hear from successful leaders on what they emphasize instead<p>In my opinion, nothing is more unappealing than ego-driven anything. When arrogance and bravado are the core principles of a leadership team, the result is often one of three things, if not all of them:<p>Your employees will despise you.<br>• The …

Leadership

Gary Vaynerchuk: Focus on Getting Customers First, Profits Second | Inc.com

6 Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Conversion Rate Optimization

New to conversion rate optimization? Here are 6 facts to bring you up to speed.<p>I think that the main title is the clearest and most descriptive. If you think that one of the other titles works better, go for it.<p>Are you an entrepreneur? If so, then you need to know about conversion rate …

AdWords

Why Religion Makes People Take More Risks

A new study finds a connection between spirituality and bold behavior.<p><i>This story first appeared on Slate.</i><p>When it comes to taming destructive impulses, God may be your best bet. Just ask those who have turned their lives around through Alcoholics Anonymous. AA's iconic 12 steps are unabashedly …

Psychology

5 Habits of Incredible Networkers That Can Make You Awesome, Too

Networking is about being in the right place (including online)--and saying and doing things that may not be to your immediate benefit.<p>In 2011, Fortune called Adam Rifkin their best networker. He's not the template for what you'd classically think as a networking god; he's an engineer, he's always …

Social Media

How to Grab the Attention of Your Ideal Customer

Think of your talking logo as a verbal business card.<p>Every business owner networks and makes connections. It is a great way to meet potential strategic partners and even clients. But sometimes at networking events it can be easy to get lost in the noise. In order to stand out, you must have an …

Customer Service

9 Morning Hacks to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Set yourself up for a successful day by making the most of your morning.<p>How you start your morning can have a big impact on the rest of your day. You can significantly enhance your mood and lower your overall anxiety simply by planning your morning out a bit.<p>Try these nine ways to begin your …

Time Management

10 Ways to Make Peace With Disgruntled Employees

If you've ever had the displeasure of managing disgruntled staff, you know it's a situation to be avoided at all costs. Here's how to turn things around.<p>Happy employees are productive ones. In fact, if you've ever had the displeasure of managing disgruntled staff, you know it's a situation to be …

Employment

What Working Out Teaches You About Life | Inc.com

23 Surprising Facts About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting a business can be the roller coaster ride of your life. Know the good and the bad in advance, and hold on tight.<p>Being an entrepreneur is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it does open up the amazing opportunity to run with your ideas and see if they will actually work. It is a way …

Entrepreneurship

The Difference Between Small Businesses and Startups: Crazy Thinking

A startup entrepreneur who fails in an idea is akin to a chemist who builds an experiment that doesn't bring the result - it is part of the process.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the difference between a startup and a small business?</i><p><i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Product Manager</i> …

Startups

The Importance of Setting Client Expectations in 3 Steps

If both parties aren't perfectly clear about the deliverables, process, timeline, and shared responsibilities, you're basically jumping out a window and hoping it's not the 47th floor.<p>Many years ago, a woman emailed to ask if I could build her new website. She had heard about my work through a …

UX Design

7 Things Millennials Really Want (and Don’t Want) Right Now

If you're in the business of selling to Millennials, then it's a good idea to know what they want -- and don't want.<p>Millennials (anyone born between 1980 and 2000) are today making their mark in a big way. The United States now has more Millennials (92 million) than Baby Boomers (77 million) or …

Goldman Sachs

4 Magic Phrases That Unlock Brilliant Product Ideas

Would you like to know what customers want before they do? These simple phrases will give you a clue.<p>Ever wonder what your customers really want? How could you tweak your product or sales pitch to get them to buy in big volumes? And could you come up with a new idea for a product or service that …

Business Strategy