Robbin Lee

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New Year's resolution: Start investing

Are you in the 1%? Congratulations! This article isn't for you. For everyone else, make a New Year's resolution to get into the 50% club.<p>About half of Americans own stocks. They understand the secret to getting wealthy and financially healthy.<p>The U.S. stock market has been on steroids. It's gained …


5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …


4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …


15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.


Famous Failures Who Will Inspire You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Sylvester Stallone, J.K. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Jay Z have in common?<p>Believe it or not, they were all failures or struggling amid hardscrabble circumstances before they became famous and hit it big. Reflect back over your …

J. K. Rowling

Master Any Skill With These 3 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone can do some things well, but to become a master at a skill is quite different.<p>There have been entire books and coaching courses devoted to mastery. Think of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book, <i>Outliers</i>, where among other factors, …


How to Do Market Research--The Basics

Is your business a product in search of a customer? Use these tips to create a product or service customers will clamor for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing research can give a business a picture of what kinds of new products and services may bring a profit. …

Small Business

Social Media is Great, But Don't Forget Old School Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're only marketing your brand online, you're missing out on a sizable chunk of potential customers.<p>A recent Pew study found that 73 percent of surveyed people 18 years of age and older use social media. But entrepreneurs and …

Public Relations

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

Small Business

Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Politicians tell a lot of stories in their campaign speeches, and there's a not-so-secret reason why: if you convey your message through a dynamic story or metaphor, it has a better chance of resonating with your audience than if you were …

Public Speaking

How to Take Consumers From 'What's That?' to 'I'll Try It'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an age when every product promises to be “buzzworthy” or “innovative,” it can be difficult to elevate your brand above the noise and clutter. Here are five best practices for successfully marketing a product that truly stands out from …


10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done and was by far the most productive person you knew? Why can't you be that person?<p>Here are 10 …