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6 inspirational podcasts that will help you achieve your goals in a healthy and practical way

I’m always on the hunt for a new podcast to add to my feed, which is usually full of serialized crime shows, historical podcasts, daily news briefs …

Self-improvement

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

5 Ways To Grow Your Side Podcast Into A Six-Figure Business

At first glance, podcasting may not seem like the most enticing (or lucrative) side hustle idea.<p>After all, it clearly requires a fair amount of work and the right recording equipment just to get your podcast up and running. That combination of time and financial investment can be a lot to handle …

Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

MBA

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to …

First-time Startup Owners in 2018: 5 Must-Have Startup Kits That Nobody Tells You About

These startup kits cannot be purchased externally.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Now, with unconventional being the buzzword, adding an element of unconventionality into the …

Startups

4 Top Small Business Dashboards That Will Help You Succeed

As an SME, you need all the help you can get. The resources available to you are never enough, and time is limited, so you need to be able to make …

Why Paying Attention to Feedback is Necessarry For Every Startup

By Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove. Originally published on Quora.<p>In some companies, performance reviews and annual evaluations fill …

4 Huge Expenses That Can Bankrupt Unprepared Startups

A new business is often just one lawsuit away from disaster.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a startup takes courage -- and cash. About one-third of new businesses fail within their first two years, and about 50 percent of new businesses are no longer around …

Small Business

If You Have One of These 3 Uncommon Traits, You're Built to Be an Entrepreneur

Forget taking risks or being competitive. Here's how to know if you're born to be an entrepreneur.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. When others see problems, we see opportunities. When we're explicitly told <i>not</i> to do something, we often pursue it. And when we succeed, we relish in knowing that it …

How to Use the Rule of 78 in Business and Sales

Using the Rule of 78 in Business and Sales<p>Updated June 01, 2018<p>Whether you’re a novice or a serial entrepreneur, most small business owners welcome …

Early Stage Startups Are Struggling, While VC Investment Dollars Are At All Time High

It’s a mixed bag for startups and funding this year, according to the Q1 2018 PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree™ Report. Since the beginning of the year, the US has seen more than $21B in funding across more than 1,200 deals. Although deals were up since the end of 2017, the money was divided among fewer …

Entrepreneur claims to have created the world’s first indestructible pantyhose

When she was about 10 years old, Katherine Homuth recalls her grandmother – frustrated by a snag in her nylons – telling her: “Someone in our family needs to reinvent pantyhose.”<p>Ms. Homuth, now 27, just “brushed it off” at the time, but the idea continued to percolate in her brain even as she …

5 Things Founders Often Overlook That Can Kill Their Startup

A bad idea, gross mismanagement, or a poor work ethic can kill a startup before it’s even out the gate. But there are other things founders often overlook that can kill their businesses—or severely hamper it—a little later down the road.<p>The problem with these things is that they become either …

I raised $2 million in a seed round — and it did not go the way I was told it would

A couple of days ago, I closed a little over $2M in a seed funding round for Seed&Spark. I'm supposed to send a press release to, like, Techcrunch or something with the headline, "SEED&SPARK RAISES $2.X MILLION TO ACCELERATE THE DIVERSIFICATION OF ENTERTAINMENT," which, if I'm gonna be honest, is …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

5 Income Streams Every Lifestyle Business Can Generate

Making what you know available in different ways results in you getting paid by more people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Smart entrepreneurs understand the power and importance of having multiple revenue streams. Building your business around one major client or way …

Small Business

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Employment

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

She was too short to play Goofy. Then she invented Spanx. Now she's a billionaire

Redefining failure<p>When Sara Blakely sold fax machines door-to-door, she got used to hearing "no."<p>"I knew that 'no' was just a part of the process," the Spanx founder told CNNMoney. "You have to hear 'no' so many times before you actually can get to a 'yes.'"<p>Before Forbes named her the youngest …

Entrepreneurship

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About

Does the thought of public speaking make you break out into a cold sweat? These tips will help you ditch the fear and connect with your audience. ​<p>If you Google "public speaking tips," you'll find a plethora of articles on the subject. Some are helpful, but others ... not so much. So, how do you …

10 digital tools to grow your Instagram following

Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much …

Social Media

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

Billionaires

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

12 Online Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using in 2018

Here are 12 online marketing tactics where you should be allocating your marketing budget this year.<p>The internet has changed business marketing forever, allowing companies to reach a large group of potential customers with a relatively small amount of money. But with so many platforms available, it …

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …