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What All Great Business Ideas Share

There's no magic formula for a great business idea. However, the ones that get traction do share certain characteristics. In a recent hangout moderated by Entrepreneur.com editorial director Ray Hennessey, we asked a roundtable of experts in business innovation about what all great business ideas …

Entrepreneurship

The People Growing Rich In Sales Share These 5 Entrepreneurial Qualities

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seems that sales has gotten a bad rap over the past few years, and today it seems young people want nothing to do with it. Salespeople are characterized as overly zealous and manipulative middle-aged men, the used-car salesman if you will.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Greg Willerer may not seem like your average entrepreneur. The once full-time school teacher quit his job to follow his passion for farming in the most unlikely of places. Located not far from Downtown Detroit, Willerer launched his urban …

Urban Agriculture

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Perhaps best coined be TED speaker sensation Simon Sinek, “Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do.”<p>Indeed, while talking about storytelling for businesses, the question I get asked most often is: …

Marketing

5 Moves Small Retailers Must Make to Compete With Big Box Stores

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For retailers and small and medium sized business (SMB) owners, the winter holiday months are the last lap in a long race to finish out the year on a high note. Leading up to the holiday rush, independent retailers and SMBs must prepare …

Small Business

3 Tips for Building Your Brand by Giving Away Images

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building up a solid resource of free images online is a great way to create an effective digital asset that will keep driving traffic and references to your site.<p>Here are a few actionable tips and examples on how to use your own images to …

Marketing

Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton<p>Entrepreneurs constantly strive to come up with new ideas, concepts and business practices. One of the best ways to generate profitable new ideas …

Apple Store

Want to Start Building Momentum for 2015? Start Your Resolutions Now.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each year, more than 100 million people in the U.S. make New Year's resolutions right before midnight on the eve of the new year. And each year, more than 88 million people quit before the finish line. Sixty percent of these …

Entrepreneurship