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3 Phrases That Will Get You Noticed

I spend a lot of time helping leaders with succession planning--essentially, helping them develop other leaders.<p>What's interesting is what happens just <i>before</i> the developing begins.<p>Truth is, leaders aren't developed from scratch. What happens instead is that someone is first <i>recognized</i> as a potential …

Leadership

3 Ways to Pitch Your Idea

Whether you're selling a suggestion internally or a new service to a potential customer, these techniques will help.<p>Here at The Build Network, we're big fans of leadership guru Daniel Pink (@DanielPink).<p>Thanks to his blog, we learned about Michael Panalon's book, <i>Instant Influence</i>, and published the …

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day, I presented a webinar to hundreds of entrepreneurs on key organizational changes that boost profits. During the webinar, I asked the following question: Do you have a written list of the top five goals you need to …

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Raising money for your startup is an ongoing concern for first-time (and often, long-time) business owners. The fact is: securing money can be a challenge. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.<p>Another fact: most people simply don't …

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There aren't many natural born leaders. Most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether you learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from personal experience, becoming a more effective leader is …

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Auerbach is a partner at Charles River Ventures, a 42-year-old, early-stage venture firm based in Menlo Park and Cambridge, Mass., where he focuses on mobile technologies. Follow him on Twitter @jgauerbach.</i><p>Research over the past two decades has identified a strong link between …

Be a Rule Breaker

The life of Lilly Pulitzer can teach small business owners the value of catering to a specific market, innovating, and fostering connections.<p>Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, who died Sunday at 81, had a success story as flashy and bright as the dresses she designed for Palm Beach society.<p>Pulitzer …

What Riding an Elephant Taught Me About Leadership

No, really. There's a business lesson here. Blinds.com CEO Jay Steinfeld reflects on a recent trip to Thailand.<p>Ever find your leadership skills tested by something bigger than you?<p>A couple of weeks ago I rode elephants on my honeymoon in Thailand. If this is an experience you have had--and I'm …

How is Your Startup Unique or Different?

In a competitive landscape, a key consideration is standing out from the crowd.<p>For startups, this is important because the barriers to entry are relatively low, while new or innovative ideas can quickly be replicated by agile rivals.<p>It means startups needs to discovery how they are unique and …

4 Steps To Master The 'Art' of Sales

Selling is the most basic and fundamental skill required to be a successful entrepreneur. Although a lot has been said and too much of a big deal has been made about it, I’ve heard from many aspiring entrepreneurs who are scared to death of selling.<p>What they don’t realize is that they’ve been …

How To Not Get Left Behind In Startup Land

In the past two years, I’ve had four different jobs in the startup world. Each position involved taking on new tasks, overcoming new challenges, and working with new people. The ability to adapt, I soon learned, was the most important skill I could develop.<p>Of course, the best thing about those jobs …

Million-Dollar Kids: 6 Crazy-Rich Teen Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

WIRE<p>Million-Dollar Kids: 6 Crazy-Rich Teen Entrepreneurs<p>Success can come at any age. And for this bunch, it came early and it came with an awesome payday. Check out a few of the richest teen entrepreneurs out there.<p>Million-Dollar Kids: 6 Crazy-Rich Teen Entrepreneurs<p>REORDER