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How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.<p>When it comes to determining the optimal frequency for posting on social media, even the industry giants can't seem to be able to come to a consensus. One publication …

Social Media

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

Writing

The Best Affordable Fishing Rods for Less-Than-Expert Fishers

When you’re just starting out, fishing seems like an easy enough hobby to pick up. You don’t need a <i>ton</i> of equipment, and the one thing you need the …

Fishing

Microsoft is now more valuable than Alphabet — by about $10 billion

When Google first passed Microsoft in terms of stock market value six years ago, it looked like the companies were headed in opposite directions.<p>But …

Stock Markets

Howard Schultz, architect of modern Starbucks, to step down as executive chairman

Howard Schultz is stepping down from his role as executive chairman of Starbucks, effective June 26, according to a memo sent to employees …

Howard Schultz

HISTORY OF IDEAS - The Renaissance

YouTube

Zynga splashes $250 million on Gram Games acquisition

But Frank Gibeau tells GamesIndustry.biz recovering firm is “not on a buying spree”, pips Merge Dragons as new “forever franchise”

Zynga

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

How To Write 1000 Words In An Hour

When writing this article, I had one goal — type 1000 quality words in 1 hour.A few weeks ago, I got the rare opportunity to have a 20-minute phone …

Dr. Oz Makes Millions Even Though He's Been Called A 'Charlatan' (And You Should Follow His Lead)

You’re a dedicated professional who has spent years honing your craft. Even now, you take great pains to study all the newest developments in your field and always check your sources to make sure the advice you give is sound. So when a “charlatan” like Dr. Oz continues to rake in the big bucks …

Oprah Winfrey

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

SoftBank is selling its entire Flipkart stake to Walmart

SoftBank Group said on Wednesday it is selling its roughly 20 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart.<p>Walmart said earlier this …

How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

Your opinion could be your most powerful tool.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"What if this plane goes down?"<p>Marcus A. Murphy sat down in his seat, anticipating a relaxing, yet productive flight on his way to San Francisco. Suddenly, the conversation in the …

Pitch, Perfect - Film Independent

The ability to pitch your project to potential investors and collaborators is an essential skill that all filmmakers should perfect – and it’s a …

This social media hack could help cash-strapped entrepreneurs compete with big brands

If you dream of becoming the next Jeff Bezos, or simply fancy yourself as a side-hustler, but worry you lack the cash; fret not — it needn't cost you …

Startups

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

How Best To Position Your Company To Rank Well on Google

We can talk about playing the Google game, but we all know it’s more serious than that. Google rankings matter … a lot. And while Google will never reveal all of its secret algorithm, those of us in the know can help you stay on top of best Google practices both now and in the future. For over 18 …

SEO

In Leadership, Introversion Is Underrated -- and Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Share How They Use It to Their Advantage.

Some of the world's most powerful leaders in business have thrived despite their not being born outgoing, chatty or comfortable in large groups.<p>4 min read<p>What do leaders like Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett have in common? Aside from being multibillionaires, media savvy and extremely …

Distrust of Silicon Valley's Elite Has Opened the Door for Disruptive Entrepreneurs

Three key things to keep in mind for entrepreneurs who are ready to seize this opportunity.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur in the world of tech, the last year should have made one thing very clear -- the giants of Silicon Valley are …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Consulting Services

Do people often ask for your professional advice? It's time to start charging for your consulting sessions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about different strategies regarding B2B selling and inbound …

7 Tips To Becoming A Keynote Speaker People Can't Wait To Hear

For a lot of people, there’s nothing more terrifying than public speaking. Even though people often say I look like I feel very comfortable on stage, I still get very nervous before I speak to a large group.<p>That’s because there are so many things to think about when you get in front of a group of …

Public Speaking

How to name your company, according to the go-to gurus of startup branding

Don’t be literal. Think about feelings. Tag lines are useless.<p>To create an effective brand in the startup age, you sometimes have to challenge established rules of corporate marketing.<p>That was the key takeaway from a talk given by Emily Heyward and Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, two strategists at the …

5 Unconventional Ways To Make Your Coaching Business Explode

Everyone doing business in the 21st century is engaged in at least some sort of coaching (and if they aren’t, they should be). With offshore outsourcers and machine learning algorithms getting better and better at handling complex tasks, providing personal guidance has become a prerequisite for …

Reality TV

The One Odd Trait Most Successful People Have That Is Often Confused For A Weakness

Pain moves us. Comfort keeps us still.<p>This is why people color their hair or move to Costa Rica right after a breakup. It’s why people find the courage to start their own businesses only after they’ve been let go or burned by their old job. It is also why people find it so hard to initiate change …

Self-improvement

How Curiosity Propelled the Entrepreneur Behind Justin's to Grow a $100 Million Brand

Justin Gold kept asking himself questions, which led to the founding of his business, new product ideas and finally a $286 million acquisition.<p>9 min read<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur.com <i>News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it</i> …

How 'Willy Wonka' Inspired This Woman Entrepreneur to Build a Candy Store for Grown-Ups

With ingredients like champagne and green juice, these aren't your average gummy bears.<p>Inspired by the classic film <i>Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory</i>, Rosie O'Neill launched luxury candy boutique Sugarfina in 2012 with her boyfriend at the time, Josh Resnick. Since then, their relationship <i>and</i> …

Branding Your Business On a Budget

Every business needs to have an identity, so that customers know and remember what the business is about. The process of creating and communicating …

3 Branding Secrets for Ecommerce Success on Amazon

Going the extra mile is essential when building your ecommerce brand.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you purchased something from Amazon? If you are anything like me and most Americans, it probably wasn’t very long ago. In fact, in …

ICO? Bitcoin? Blockchain? A guide to digital currency

Perhaps you've seen the term ICO, or initial coin offering, pop up recently in your business news. It's a whole new system of money being traded in the digital world, helping startups grow. They've raised nearly $2 billion, according to some estimates. But they're also under scrutiny because …