Ryan Carpenter

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10 Great Habits for Working at Home

Working from home is a luxury, and you have to work hard and work smart if you want to make the most of it. Integrate these habits into your at-home work life.<p>Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular option, with employees from secretaries to CEOs utilizing the advantages of a home …

Productivity

Running a Startup: What Life Is Really Like in the Early Days

Expect a lot of worry, a little pay, and a fair share of thrills. An inside look at what to expect in the first few years as a startup founder.<p>Being a serial entrepreneur is like most things--it's easier in some ways, yet more difficult in others.<p>When I start a new company and successfully get it …

Startups

The 6 Secrets of Self-Control

New research shows how anyone can master self-control in six easy steps.<p>What is it about self-control that makes it so difficult to rely on? Self-control is a skill we all possess--yet we tend to give ourselves little credit for it. Self-control is so fleeting for most that when Martin Seligman and …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Biometrics Is Replacing Passwords

The release of the iPhone 5s, with its Touch ID capabilities, has brought biometrics further into the mainstream. Researchers say individually identifiable characteristics such as fingerprints, irises, voices, faces and behaviors will at some point replace overused and insecure passwords such as …

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in Your Field

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging …

Customers

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12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People

Highly successful people are extremely motivated to succeed. Learn their secrets and put them to work for you.<p>Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless …

Motivation

5 Offbeat Ways to Save Money That Are Actually Fun

The holidays are over and it’s time to get started on that new year’s resolution about getting your finances in order and beefing up your savings …

The Secret Weapon of Billionaire CEOs and Other Wildly Successful People

If you've reached a plateau, it might be time to hire a business coach. A business coach can be a valuable asset to any executive and leader.<p>Picture this: You've launched your business, you're turning a profit, and day-to-day operations are humming along. The company is solid, but you've reached a …

Leadership

Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …

Sketchy Snapchat backup services leave users exposed

Third-party services that let Snapchat users back up their photos and videos -- and that Snapchat claims it tried to shut down -- are at the center of the latest Snapchat hack.<p>An enormous, 13-gigabyte library of photos and videos from an estimated 200,000 accounts had been saved through apps and …

5 Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

Good money management is about more than just being able to afford the essentials. It’s about being able to cope with the unexpected and grow your …

10 Huge Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Save Money

Addressing the issue of saving money is the most fundamental, yet neglected aspect of personal finance in the U.S. today.<p>According to a 2012 survey …

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Why Are More People Afraid of Going Broke Than Dying?

Fears vary widely, but there are some constants. Death. Losing a family member. And, it turns out, finances.<p>In a society where money is a pathway to …

The 7 Most Important Steps of Financial Planning

Do you need help with your finances but don’t know anything about the steps of financial planning? To alleviate the confusion, there are 223,400 …

How You Can Identify Highly Motivated Employees

Motivation is often misjudged. It's best to define the work you need done, then find people who are competent and motivated to do this work.<p>Everyone wants to hire motivated people, but few individuals are self-motivated to do every type work for every type of manager in every type of business …

Employment

Why You Need Several Versions of Your Resume

You’ve been fishing for a job for a while and so far, not one bite. Not even a little nibble. But before you beat yourself up, it may not be you — …

How To Create a Killer Sales Message

Your sales message is the core of all you sales and marketing activities. Get it right and everything else will fall into place.<p>I write a lot about sales messages because they're the foundation of business success. An exceptional sales message intrigues investors, attracts talent and wins …

Selling

18 Ways to Send the Right Message With Body Language

Set yourself up for success by using nonverbal communication to your advantage.<p>Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? …

Public Speaking

10 Things Your Parents Forgot to Teach You About Saving Money

Religion, health, political views — many of our beliefs and behaviors today are based on what our parents taught us as kids. Unfortunately, when it …