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You've Been Promoted to Sales Manager; Now What?

Three strategies to handle the hardest promotion in business<p>One of the most difficult career transitions in business is the promotion from star sales executive to sales team manager. In fact, I am willing to bet that there is no step on the corporate career path littered with as many corporate …

Changing Habits And Assessing Our Lives: January’s Top 10 Leadership Stories

We kicked off 2015 with guides to a happier, healthier life–in and outside of the office. Here are the stories you loved most this month.<p>In January, everything seems possible: We can be healthier this year, read more, and get that promotion. This month, we helped you get those goals started–and …

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good …

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.<p>Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. …

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year

Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts on entrepreneurship and leadership are absolute must-reads.<p>Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Living Rooms

10 Books to Read That Will Change The Way You Think Forever

When it comes to getting things done – whether we’re talking about David Allen’s wildly popular methodology or just the act of doing stuff – the …

36 Songs That Will Put You To Sleep

It’s bedtime. You’re in your jammies, teeth brushed, tucked in tight, ready for sleep, but now you’re tossing and turning because you just can’t turn …

[Video] Understanding Your Prospect's 3 Decisions

Did you know that your prospect makes three very distinct decisions in regards to your product or service?

6 Questions to Find Out If You Have a Killer Business Idea

I am a venture capitalist and so I have the privilege of meeting a lot of entrepreneurs, each with their own brave idea of how they will change the …

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

7 Proven Ways Music Makes Your Life Better

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

World's Easiest Way to Follow Through on Your New Year's Resolution

Frame your resolution such that success or failure reflects on you, not your action.<p>Language, as you know, carries a whole lot of power.<p>And there's (at least) one way you can siphon that power to ensure you follow up on your New Year's Resolution.<p>The idea comes courtesy of Britt Peterson, writing …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action

Here is a seven-step technique for developing ideas you can actually use to solve business problems.<p>Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new …

4 Awe-inspring Movies That Will Inspire the Bill Gates out of You

Do you want to find a fun and low-cost hobby? A good hobby is entertaining, fulfilling and will enhance your life. There’re in fact many mental …

16 Amazing Classical Music Compositions That Will Inspire You

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Create Infographics Fast With This Free Online Resource

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Productivity

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often, an idea is best expressed through an infographic. Here at Entrepreneur, it's been a rich year for the medium.<p>From the habits of self-made billionaires and the world's smartest people, to hot startup scenes and the crazy number of …

The Top 25 Entrepreneur Theme Songs

Music has the power to inspire and move us all, sometimes when the energy levels are running a little low and our focus is off we turn to music for …

Music

11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

Q. What is the best business book to buy an entrepreneur on your holiday gift list this year?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

Well, it’s that time again—time to start rolling out the New Year’s resolutions. Some of us will vow to eat less, exercise more, live in the moment, be more grateful. You may even decide to bury the hatchet with the family member who makes you so crazy.<p>But have you made your New Year’s <b>business</b> …

10 Products That Can Help You and Your Business Level Up

Summertime can be a real strain on your wallet. The sun is out, there are people to see, places to be; it’s no wonder you might be short of funds …

Better than New Year's Resolutions, Review Your Whole Life

Gone are the days when we had to learn things the hard way. Experience may be the best teacher but having access to critical information can save …

Entrepreneurship

How to Set Up a Good E-commerce Website in No Time

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

Polishing the Furniture Supply Chain

Faced with mounting logistics challenges, U.S. furniture manufacturers let specialized carriers and white-glove delivery experts handle the heavy …

New tips, trends, and insights from the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, and apps

Trail of the Month<p>INTERVIEW SERIES<p>Tips for Success<p>BLOG SERIES<p>Real Trailblazer Stories to Inspire You<p>Jul 27, 2018 By Laura Woods<p>“Even though I was a …

6 Sales Negotiation Secrets of Professional Buyers

Professional buyers are just that because they know how to negotiate.<p><b>Below are six common techniques buyers use when they are looking to take</b> …

10 Surprising Success Tips from Amazing Sales Guru Tom Hopkins

Need a nudge toward success? Tom Hopkins has been training winners for nearly 40 years. Here are his 10 surefire tips.<p>In a recent column I found myself quoting a man I met nearly 30 years ago. I didn't just use one of his quotes, actually, I found I have been quoting him regularly without even …