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Week in Review 5/1: What You Might Have Missed

You may not be able to spend all day scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you are, you probably should be doing some work. But …

Fitness

5 Killer Moves for Yoga-Ready Abs

<i>Looking to build a solid core? Check out this professionally programmed core training plan from our friends at Cody that'll give you the strength to</i> …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? Wrong! Turns out you can burn serious calories and work every muscle from head to toe with this fat-blasting circuit from Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and …

How To Get An MBA For Free Online

Online courses could be the solution. While taking classes on your own wouldn't give you the career advancement or networking opportunities that come with traditional enrollment, classes on Coursera and other platforms can closely approximate the core curriculum of a top-notch MBA program.<p>Using the …

Online Education

Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness

Having studied under Positive Psychology pioneer Dr. Martin Seligman, and having read a great deal on the art-science of happiness and the role of optimism in well-being, I was at first incredulous of a book with the no doubt intentionally semi-scandalous title of <b>The Antidote: Happiness for People</b> …

A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

<i>In his book,</i> The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business<i>, author David Weber offers step-by-step advice on developing, starting and operating a successful food truck business. In this edited excerpt, Weber details some of the challenges inherent in running a mobile</i> …

Call for Judges! Small Business Book Awards - Small Business Trends

On February 11, 2014 we will be kicking off the 6th Annual Small Business Book Awards – and we can’t wait!<p>The Small Business Book Awards recognize …

How Understanding Your Customers Can Help You Create Copy That Sells

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>No matter how good your product is, if you can't convey its value to potential customers, they'll never experience what you've created.<p>That's why sales pages are so important. With the right copy, you can give visitors a clear understanding of what …

Marketing

Setting Boundaries To Be a Better Leader

CEO and Founder, A Real Change International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes less than two seconds to send a tweet and just a few quick minutes to send an email. Our digital world has not only caused our output at work to increase and become easier, with so many …

Small Business

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs all face those moments when we have to stand up in front of a group of potential investors, customers, or other supporters and make a pitch to …

Public Speaking

WhatsApp Messaging Service Reaches 400 Million Active Users

If you need an inexpensive way to keep in touch with partners, clients or anyone else in your professional life, consider this. One of the largest …

WordStream Improves Its Free AdWords Benchmark Tool For Small Business Advertisers - Small Business Trends

“There are roughly 3 million advertisers on Google, and 99% are small businesses,” says Larry Kim, the founder of WordStream.<p>And too many small …

Managing Sales Leads Infographic: Offline Versus Online

It almost doesn’t matter what type of industry you are in today – sales leads typically derive from two very important but vastly different sources. …

Business Card Do's and Don'ts

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We may be in the Digital Age, but there's something about having a physical business card that continues to be useful, particularly when networking and …

Small Business

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: When an entrepreneur has a small team and very little resources, how does he show effective traction?</b><i><br>-Parth Mishra</i><p><b>A:</b> First off, good to see that you are thinking along the lines of demonstrating some traction. There is real value in …

Entrepreneurship

The Easy Way You Can Stop Procrastinating and Stick to Good Habits -- Now

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and is making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.<p>I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life. It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier …

How Great Entrepreneurs Got Started

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 20 years ago, after speaking at a conference in beautiful Pebble Beach, Calif., I happened to catch the keynote by a little-known entrepreneur from Japan, Masayoshi Son. I was struck by Son's bold …

Entrepreneurship

Yummy Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe With Parmesan, Nutmeg and Sage

I'm always looking for recipes that put fall and winter flavors like butternut squash to work in vegetarian fare. A thoughtful pasta recipe like this one is a great way to turn meatless meals into a main course. If you're looking for festive fare that satisfies both vegetarians and your …