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5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Meetings and presentations are one of the main requirements of being an entrepreneur. It just comes with the job. You will need to stand in front of future investors, possible business partners or potential clients and convince them that you're the one they need to get with. Even if you went into …

Branding for lean startups: How to brainstorm a simple and strong business name

Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the name “Google” from misspelling a mathematical term that is correctly spelt as “googol”. Googol represents the number “1” followed by one hundred zeros.<p>After misspelling the term (as Google), Larry and Sergey figured it would be a better name for their search …

A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan

A 7-part outline to help you create a winning business plan.<p>While my business coaching company, Maui Mastermind, primarily focuses on helping existing businesses in the $1-25 million sales per year range successfully and increase owner independence, I do get asked about the best way to structure a …

Small Business

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

How to Prevent Your New Business From Becoming a Complete Failure

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Go To Bed With One Startup, Wake Up With Two

I’ve found that since I’ve put myself into entrepreneur mode, I have more ideas. It makes sense for a few reasons. One, I’m constantly on the look out for opportunities, making them easier to spot. Two, I’m working on things I want to be working on, so opportunities that arise align with my …

The Single Best Tip From 6 Successful Entrepreneurs

If you could share one piece of advice, what would it be? Six successful entrepreneurs weigh in.<p>Entrepreneurs tend to reinvent the wheel, but sometimes there's no reason to--especially if that wheel was created from the lessons learned by successful entrepreneurs.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan …

Entrepreneurship

Why it’s rarely a good idea to make a free app (or technology)

Most software is free to use. By most accounts, it’s very difficult to be successful with a paid app on the App Store. Something like 95% of revenues …

Product Management

Here's How You Could Be Jeopardizing Your Own Success

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

12 Time Management Tips Successful People Live By

Take notes.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>While we'd all like to fancy ourselves amazing multi-taskers, that's not always the case. With so much to do and so little time, it's a …

7 Investor Questions Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Answer

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With a fresh start to our year, a new list of aspirational resolutions, and the Consumer and Electronic Show (CES) for inspiration, ambitious entrepreneurs should be excited for 2016. And yet with that unbridled excitement and …

Entrepreneurship

5 New Habits That Will Lead to Ultimate Success

Imagine stumbling into your first meeting of the week, already wishing lunch would come faster. That's no way to start the year. Adopting these new habits will significantly improve the rest of 2016.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for</i> …

personaldevelopment

The best piece of advice Mark Cuban has ever given on how to be successful

So what is the real secret to his success?<p>According to Mark, "It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."<p>That's it. Success is based primarily on working hard — incredibly hard.<p>Whenever I write about how success is often based on outworking other …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm.”<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by …

Self-awareness

5 Time Management Tips for the Stressed Entrepreneur

If running any business is difficult, getting your own up and running can seem like a monumental task! Regardless of how many efficient collaborators you can count on, how much of a hard worker you are, or how supportive your partner is, being an entrepreneur will always feel like you're juggling …

What to do when startup success feels elusive

<i>7 things to analyze before you throw in the towel and give up.</i><p>Building a startup is really hard, especially if you’re a first-time founder. Not only …

Product Management

13 Online Tools Used by Successful Entrepreneurs

Use these tools to make your life easier and more productive.<p>Today's tech-driven entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done. In the current entrepreneurial culture, it is essential that any successful entrepreneur understand and use online tools, apps, programs, interfaces, and systems to increase …

Entrepreneurship

The 8 Traits Of Successful People

In order to turn small achievements into a solid foundation on which to build your life you need to develop the qualities of a successful person.<p>Many people say they want to write a book or run a marathon and some even try. But when faced with the first difficulty -- writer's block, a rejection, an …

3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make

<b>3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make</b><p>Many people dream of quitting the 9 to 5 grind to go into business for themselves. Entrepreneurship success can mean a life filled with freedom and financial independence; a seemingly impossible goal that many of us share. What keeps most people …

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

Strategies: 16 small business resolutions for 2016

Lose weight. Quit smoking. Floss. January’s the traditional time for making new year’s resolutions. But in addition to your personal goals, what do you want to achieve in 2016 for your small business? I’ve come up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business, and since it’s 2016, it …