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First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things

Greatness doesn't just happen. The best leaders take steps to ensure that when they do something, they do it better than anyone else.<p>You're good. You wouldn't be where you are if you weren't. But you know you're capable of better than good. You're capable of achieving truly great things.<p>Problem is, …

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should

Does an out of the box question help you make better hires? These companies think so.<p>Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what …

Salesforce.com Acquires ExactTarget, Fills Void In Marketing Offerings

Salesforce.com is acquiring marketing software company ExactTarget for $2.5 billion. This is Salesforce.com’s biggest acquisition in its history. It …

Funnier Ways to Say "Sent From My Smartphone"

You’ve received plenty of emails that ended with “sent from my iPhone” or another mobile email signature.<p>Whatever your opinion of these generic …

Which Sole Proprietors Cheat on Taxes?

If you are non-native-English-speaking man who runs a construction or real estate rental business, hires a tax preparer rather than doing his own …

The Mobile Market Will Generate $400 Billion in Sales by 2015

If you sell directly to U.S. customers or provide marketing services to clients who do, pay attention. A recent report says a growing mobile market …

Marketing ROI: Budgeting Your Money Wisely

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started marketing well before the Internet so I have ample experience with marketing strategies whose return on investment is hard to measure. Back then, we still valued analytics, but we learned to make do with reasonable estimates and …

Networking Like a Pro: How to Host a Successful Business Mixer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Establishing your own business sometimes requires getting people to come to "your cave" to learn more about your products and services. Hosting a business mixer is a great way to do this kind of networking.<p>There are many innovative things …

Mari Smith on How Small Businesses Can Use the 80/20 Rule in Facebook

Did you know that your Facebook updates are never going to be seen by 100% of your fans in your newsfeed? Instead, only 2% to 48% will see them. Yet, …

42 Tips For Small Business Event Planning

Memorable events don’t just happen. Organizing and holding an event takes planning. Whether it’s a conference, seminar or a customer appreciation …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

The Micro Business Home Equity Loan Crunch

To obtain the capital they need to finance their business operations, some micro-business owners tap the equity in their homes by drawing on home …

8 Ways to Be Re-Inspired at Work

After a while, some people get complacent or dissatisfied with their company. Here are eight ways to find that magic again.<p>Doing the same thing day in and day out can grow tedious and make you feel stagnant. Often you may feel in a rut. Even entrepreneurs get bored and lose the spark they had with …

Top 10 Inspirational Business Books

These classic books have helped millions discover and achieve their dreams.<p>A while back, I posted the Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time. Today, I'm posting books that are <i>inspirational</i> rather than <i>motivational</i>. Here's the difference: <i>motivational</i> books get you up and running; <i>inspirational</i> books …

The Device That Could Change the Way We Use Computers

Here's how Leap Motion developed its disruptive technology--from a math formula to the shelves of Best Buy.<p>Michael Buckwald and David Holz, a pair of unassuming twentysomethings from Florida, arrived in San Francisco in 2010 with two 30-pound backpacks slung over their shoulders.<p>In the bags was the …

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3 Ways to Start Every Day Better

Great athletes put the odds in their favor by having a routine that helps them start each day right. Why don't you? Here are three tips to do just that.<p>Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start …

Making the Transition to Entrepreneurship: 4 Steps

Starting a business is one thing. Now you need to learn to live like an entrepreneur.<p>So many of the entrepreneurs I work and speak with are women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s with awesome business-building ideas and the intellectual and network capital to make it happen. Some are first-time …

4 Simple Tips for Better Networking

Have a big event coming up? Don't forget these four basic principles of networking.<p>The right connections can be the difference between boom and bust.<p>Entrepreneur Josh Hartwell offers some tips for expanding your network--and your company's potential.<p><b>1. Expand your comfort zone.</b> At work, meet people …

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Google's Must-Learn Secret of Success

If it works for Google (and for Apple), it might work for you.<p>Google just held its annual I/O Developer's Conference, and as my fellow Inc. contributor John Brandon wrote, the company has taken an Apple-like approach to many of its services and products. There is a new sense of unification:<p>Google …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal

The most successful entrepreneurs do more than set goals. They keep those goals front and center--all the time.<p>I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the …

The Real Truth About Sales Process

Sales process is not about how you sell but how the customer buys.<p>Every company needs a sales process, right? Well, sort of. The sales process inside most firms look something like this:<p>Engage customer.<p>Investigate needs.<p>Present a product.<p>Demonstrate the product.<p>Propose a purchase.<p>Negotiate …

Time to Accelerate?

Entrepreneur and investor Jeff Bussgang weighs the pros and cons of hopping on the start-up accelerator bandwagon.<p><i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Jeff Bussgang's blog</i> Seeing Both Sides.<p>Today is Demo Day for Techstars Boston. I love Techstars Demo Days for many reasons, not the …

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism

Criticism hurts for most, but given right, it can inspire both the critic and the critiqued. Here are five tips to make your critique a positive experience.<p>There is nothing pleasant about criticism. Even the best intentioned critique still stings. People like to be right, correct, and accomplished, …

How Your Energy Affects Your Team

When you're the boss, there are going to many times when you've gotta put on your "game face" because your energy affects everyone and everything.<p>Have you ever considered how your energy affects everyone around you? Think about it from the vantage of being the CEO of a company. When you walk in the …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Very few people know their own leadership style -- or strengths and weaknesses, for that matter. But that's a mistake.<p>From leading a company to hiring workers, you necessarily must know what you're good at and what, if anything, you need …

7 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day we hand out a tiny brochure about our businesses without even realizing it. Look at the stacks on your desk, the deck in your drawer or the stash in your wallet. Business cards, in all sizes, shapes and colors, are everywhere. …

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you written yet another to-do list, hoping it would make you more productive? I can imagine you from here: rewriting projects that have been hanging on -- even forwarding an email to yourself to kick it back to the top of your inbox. …