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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.<p>Even in the biggest, most stable corporations, putting together a small team can be a perilous process fraught with personality clashes, hierarchical imbalances, and conflicting visions.<p>But in a startup, the challenge of …

How to Make Money Blogging: Niche Ideas, Case Studies, and Traffic Strategies

<b>“Hey Low, how can I make money blogging like you?”</b><p>Every now and then I get the “make money online” questions from friends and family.<p>Some wish to …

The Best Way to Sew Leather Is Actually By Hand! Here's How

Not only is it personally gratifying to hand-sew leather, but this manual technique also offers a stronger suture than the traditional lock stitch created by sewing machines.<p>Have you ever wondered how to create or repair leather items without using an industrial sewing machine? Here, we show you …

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5 Personal Branding Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Every entrepreneur will tell you that it takes hard work and persistence to be successful. In addition to loving what you do, continually learning from others and building a great team around you, one of the most important things you can do is build your personal brand and reputation.<p>When it comes …

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What is the best posting time on Facebook? - Sotrender Blog - Social media marketing tools for brands & agencies

Many administrators of commercial Facebook pages are looking for the best time to publish content as if it were some kind of Holy Grail. But <b>there is</b> …

8 Strategies For Startups To Increase Sales On A Budget

In the world of business, you may have the big idea that will revolutionize the world, but your idea is only as valuable as your ability to make …

Surprising Sleep Habits of 5 Highly Successful People

Your mother told you to get eight solid hours every night. She may have been wrong.<p>Sleep isn't just something we spend a lot of time doing. It's also something we spend a lot of time thinking about. Sleep deprivation can cause a variety of problems that can negatively affect your productivity, …

The 30-day trick to make billions

Jay Samit, an internet pioneer and digital media executive, had just jumped ship from Universal to rival EMI Music.<p>The now-defunct British music …

7 Timeless Lessons About Getting Rich From a Book Your Grandparents Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two major books were published in 1926 that rocked our world: <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> and <i>The Richest Man in Babylon</i>.<p>Although "stuffed with fluff," Pooh Bear might have had a larger impact on American pop culture, but it’s <i>The Richest Man in Babylon</i> …

Top 10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs to Learn Personal Finance From

Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental resources.<p>Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental …

5 Predictions for Social Marketing Trends in 2015

It's hard to believe that Facebook was only founded a decade ago. As marketers, it is sometimes hard to remember what our jobs were like before we …

This Simple Practice Could Help Reduce Stress, Increase Focus And Make You More Kind

New York Times reporter David Gelles, who authored an upcoming book called <i>Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out</i>, talked with HuffPost Live at Davos Friday about mindfulness practices,<p>Gelles said practices like meditation and yoga are able to reduce stress, increase …

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5 Numbers That Can Predict the Perfect Time to Sell Your Company

There's a downside to timing the sale of your company on the basis of external factors. An alternative approach may leave you with a lot more money in your pocket.<p>Do you feel a little richer this month?<p>You should. The value of your business just went up.<p>Since 2012, my team at Sellability Score has …

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

The Best Type of Social Network Is a Phone Call Away

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think Facebook is the most powerful social network? Nope. Twitter? No way. LinkedIn? Think again.<p>Let me explain.<p>You probably know that building a network is a critical component of being successful in business. Having the right people -- …

How to Find More Customers Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p><b>June Only: 80/20 Sales & Marketing is $3.99 on Amazon Kindle</b><p>Most people don't realize the vast range of …

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The Rule of 5 for Bloggers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I learned the concept of the Rule of 5 at a seminar, “The Rule of 5 for Leadership,” by John Maxwell. Since then, I've heard the Rule of 5 for just about everything. The Rule of 5 is a list of the five essentials every day for our …

Burned Out? 4 Destinations to Bring Back Your Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations, you did it: You started your own business. As exciting and fulfilling as that is, you’re exhausted. You haven’t slept well in months and those bags under your eyes are becoming scarier by the second. You’re questioning …

20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur you have heard the million reasons not to go into business: It’s too risky, you might go into debt, you’ll probably lose sleep, your social life is kaput, and the list goes on. But even with all these …

The Most Certain Ways to Battle Uncertainty

You might be all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty. As traditional, linear career paths become a thing of the past, and structured, …

Your startup does best when your employees can challenge & disagree with you

Whether you run your own company or work for a great one, it’s important to always challenge the status quo and pursue constant improvement. Never let “that’s just how we’ve always done it” be a phrase that’s allowed in your workplace.<p>At Kogan.com, our internal philosophy is, “There is always a …

Want Your Startup to Do a Better Job? Avoid These 3 Myths.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On <i>Shark Tank</i>, Mark Cuban often says that you have to run a business like there is someone working 24 hours a day to catch you. For many entrepreneurs and small-business owners, this is easy to imagine.<p>Being threatened is part of running a …

How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media

Retailer The Brooklyn Circus has an award-winning social media strategy, despite having only two people dedicated to it.<p>Last week a group of media moguls, business leaders and entertainment starsnamed the best and the brightest on social media at the Shorty Awards in New York City. The award …

Content to Keep Off Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author describes</i> …

5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without

Don't wait for January 1 to roll around before you try to get your organizational habits in gear. Start now with these tips.<p>"The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time."<p>That's what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right.<p>As a wife, daughter, …

6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …