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5 Beliefs That Keep You Broke

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The subject of money is a big topic for a lot of people. Thoughts of “How am I going to pay my mortgage?” “Will I ever get out of debt?” “Will I ever be able to retire?” stream through our mind.<p>As we ponder, worry, or even stress about …

Personal Finance

Writing a Business Proposal? 3 Steps to 'Yes'

Make sure you do these three things when you write any business proposal.<p>I've said this before, but it's still the best sports analogy around: You should approach most business projects like you are approaching the tee on a golf course. Here's why.<p>Anyone who plays the game knows it is all about …

Gig Economy

3 Simple Steps to Finding Your First Customer

Does the very thought of selling make you sweat? Best read ahead or your startup will go nowhere.<p>No customer--no business. It's that simple. When dreaming of launching your company you will have a certain customer in mind. Your first question, who is my customer? Your next question, where do I find …

Selling

How to get past the fear of choosing the wrong business idea (FS154)

Small Business

Faster is Better - Why taking the risk to launch a business is worth it

For startups one of the first challenges to overcome is risk. Transforming an idea into a viable product or service involves weighing up financial …

Do You Have What It Takes to 'Quit Your Day Job'? Randi Zuckerberg Can Tell You

Looking for advice on launching your own start-up? You couldn't hope for a better mentor than Randi Zuckerberg.<p>As the tech mogul behind Zuckerberg Media and Dot Complicated, Zuckerberg is a virtual encyclopedia of entrepreneurial expertise. She's smart, she's savvy, and best of all, she's not above …

25 Things to Do to on an Airplane to Boost Your Career Success

While you might be concerned about the loss of productivity due to travel, your business trips can actually serve as a great time to check in on your career and make some progress.<p>In 2016, Americans are expected to go on more than 480 million business trips. That's a lot of time spent away from the …

Work-life Balance

Top 6 Skills Worth Investing In Your Life & Career

Do you know enough skills? There are thousands of skills that you can develop in your lifetime, and the more you develop, the better quality of life …

The 21 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Products fail all the time but these product launch disasters belong in the record books.<p>In the past, I've documented corporate branding disasters, rebranding disasters and epic fails in global branding. So when Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd sent me a clever infographic of product flops, I couldn't …

Google Glass

5 Strategies for Avoiding the Most Common Franchisee Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When people want to start their own business, franchising is an enticing option. It offers many of the perks of entrepreneurship, plus the safety net of operating a business based on proven concepts and systems. However, too many …

Small Business

The Quick & Dirty Guide to Content Repurposing

**This is a guest post by Bailey Richert from BaileyRichert.com**<p>Creating exhaustive, compelling and, above all, helpful content for your clients and …

Leadership Is Learned From Experience, Mentoring and Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Committees don’t create successful startups. A single visionary entrepreneur almost always is the initial implementer of an innovative new venture, but that lone entrepreneur doesn’t have the bandwidth to grow the business alone. He or …

Leadership

4 Behavioral Styles to Know When Networking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever walked into a room full of people and thought, “How do I get business from this group?” I am sure you have. As entrepreneurs we walk into rooms full of people all the time and we recognize these as ideal opportunities for …

Networking

The Entrepreneur 101

The Powerful Benefits of Referrals You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed | Small Business Marketing Resources | GKIC.com http://ow.ly/10rmZn

How to Avoid the 3 Mistakes That Cost Young Entrepreneurs Credibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Age is just a number -- but, then again, so is your annual revenue. Being a young entrepreneur is both a blessing and a curse. Unlike corporate America, we can take risks and iterate our businesses in real-time to figure out where profit …

Entrepreneurship

What Advice Entrepreneurs Really Want (and Don't Ignore)

Entrepreneurs have abundant energy, drive, ambition, ideas and sweat. What they lack is time.<p>That's why they only have time for the advice they want.<p>At the recent Accelerate Your Business event <i>Entrepreneur</i> held in partnership with Microsoft in Denver, it became clear that their interests rest under …

Entrepreneurship

Try This 15-Minute Morning Routine For a Successful Day

Are you tired of starting your day in a bad mood? Try this quick 15 minute exercise when you wake up.<p>A great start is the key to completing any task well. Daily, we tend to overlook the most important great start which is waking up and starting the day. Many of us immediately grab our computers to …

Motivation

The Entrepreneur 101

Recently Self-Employed? Do These 5 Things In The First Week http://ow.ly/3dj6Hn

4 Business Podcasts for Every Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Inspired by Dan Norris over at The 7 Day Startup, he recently put out a list of his favorite podcasts for entrepreneurs. A few of these are favorites of mine, so I figured I'd build off his list and add some of my personal favorites as well.<p>Podcast. YouTube show. Blog. Snapchat. Everything Gary …

Marketing