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25 Insightful Quotes From 25 Legendary CEOs

Co-founder of Hostt<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's been three years since I made the leap from successful accountant to entrepreneur. Before making the jump I read quotes from successful leaders to motivate myself. Here are some of the quotes that inspired me then …

Leadership

Here Are 3 Ways to Take Your Team From Good to Great

CEO of Sonian<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a cohesive and inspired team is one of the hardest things to do as a leader, but it’s also one of the most important. You can recruit the best and brightest from Ivy League schools and mandate that all employees have …

Leadership

5 Attributes the Modern Marketer Must Possess

Marketers, who were once tasked with just building awareness for companies, have evolved into brand ambassadors with a new boss: customers. Scrutiny or success of a campaign is determined and delivered by customers tweeting, blogging and voting with their dollars. Gone are the days of calling a …

4 Crucial Steps for Creating a Profitable Online Business

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating an online business has never been easier. With the right combination of software and a great business idea, you can start up a venture quickly. However, …

Small Business

4 Ways You Can Make More Money While Working Less

Vice President at The ONE Thing, Founder of The Mentee Podcast, Entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you one of those people who are convinced they have to put in more hours to make more money? That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with …

Entrepreneurship

Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You

See if you can figure out what these five quotes have in common:<p><i>"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."</i> - Albert Einstein<p><i>“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”</i> - Wayne Gretzky<p><i>“Success usually comes to those who are too busy</i> …

5 Practices to Gain More Time and Master Productivity

Women's Empowerment Expert, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SHE Summit Global Conference (Oct 6-7 in NYC - SHESummit.com)<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats and our days are filled with endless to-dos. As we often work solo or with small …

Time Management

The Question You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every morning, when we are given the privilege to wake up and embark on a new day, we are also given the opportunity to grow as individuals. One of the most …

Motivation

7 Strategies the Wealthy Follow to Get Richer

Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rich are getting richer as the median household income in this country not only fails to rise, but has stagnated. There are people that are making less than $44,000 a year and struggling to live.<p>Grit …

Self-improvement

The True Meaning of 'Entrepreneur'

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t need me to tell you that leadership and entrepreneurship are all the rage these days. It sort of makes sense since they go hand in hand: Entrepreneurs start businesses and leaders run them, …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur Launched 52 Businesses in One Year. Here's How He Survived.

Former Staff Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Calling it the most transformative experience of his entrepreneurial life, 29-year-old Colin Grussing has officially made good on a dizzying vow: to build a new business every week for one year.<p>Entitled 52businesses, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business

In order to achieve success, you need to adopt the habits that will drive you to the top. Successful people strongly believe in something and are driven to manifest it. Their path is so strong that it keeps them true to their ideas and principles, despite the inevitable times of adversity and …

6 Ways to Make Sure Every Meeting Is a Productive One

Senior Director of Marketing Communications at SAP<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good friend of mine once said, “Time is the most valuable commodity in life because it is the one thing you cannot buy more of.” Too bad this adage doesn't hold true at all …

Time Management

3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires

Small Business Engagement Officer, QuickBooks<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I co-founded my company, I knew I wanted to be an employer. While our core mission is to change the way women get their prenatal vitamins, we have always looked forward to building a great …

Small Business

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence, Your Most Valuable Business Asset

I live in Maine, and if you haven’t heard, we recently got more snow in 10 days than we did all last winter. That’s alright by me because this year I’m confident I’m prepared for it.<p>Living out in the country, I knew losing power was a possibility back when we moved here, but having never lost power …

The Top 4 Reasons to File Taxes Early

Tax season happens every year like clockwork, but when April rolls around a lot of people are left scrambling.<p>According to the IRS, about 20 percent of taxpayers wait until a week before the deadline to file their taxes.<p>Here are some reasons that taxpayers should start the process of filing early …

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Founder of Alampi & Associates<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decades ago during the industrial revolution, leaders of companies settled on a management style that involved relating to their employees that I call, "Park your brain at the door."<p>These managers apparently …

Employee Engagement

The 4 Stories Entrepreneurs Need to Tell

Communications Strategist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, we hear it all the time: You need to use stories to engage your audience.<p>But how do you make sure you and your company tells the stories that connect and engage with your audience? Well, it …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Use Mobile to Skyrocket Sales

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It natural that salespeople would implement mobile practices into their sales strategy, yet only 40 percent of salespeople are currently taking advantage of mobile solutions. The benefits are substantial, ranging from efficiency …

Marketing

The 4 S's of All Startups

Entrepreneur, Startup Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business schools love acronyms and formulas. There are the "four P's of marketing" (sometimes as many as seven) and the three Cs of business.<p>There is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats …

Entrepreneurship

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes from not …

Entrepreneurship

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either.<p>So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren’t …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on …

Self-improvement

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

Marketing Analyst<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true …

Entrepreneurship

How to Not Waste Your Windfall of Time

If you win the lottery, what will you do with your winnings?<p>That’s a mind game that almost everyone plays at one time or another. If you’re anything like a lot of lottery winners, you’ll probably end up broke.<p>Let’s face it. People are not geared to handle windfalls. Actors, pop stars and athletes …

How Your Friends Influence Your Success

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. There’s a saying that goes something like: You become the average of the six people that you spend the most time with.<p>If you look at your professional company -- …

Entrepreneurship

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when optimally harnessed, they can serve as powerful productivity …

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, across its network of sites, “Over 409 million people view …

Learning to Adapt Is the Key to Success

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans evolved as social animals with “safety in numbers” as a core survival instinct. That’s why cultural conformity is such a powerful force. It takes courage to go up against societal norms, challenge …

Leadership

The Simple Secret to Making an Instant Connection With Everyone You Meet

<i>“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” - Diogenes Laërtius</i><p>Two months ago, I was in Munich missing a plane for Paris.<p>Arriving minutes before the gate would close on me, panicking inside, I tried to remain calm while explaining the situation to a …

Self-improvement