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Survey Points to Challenges Entrepreneurs Face When Using Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is a priority investment among entrepreneurs, according to a new survey released yesterday by Manta, an online small-business community. Of the more than 1,200 small-business owners surveyed, while only 5 percent say they …

Small Business

From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a dozen entrepreneurs made <i>Time</i> magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which was released today. From 25-year-old Roya Mahboob, who operates a 25-employee information-technology consulting firm, to …

Michael Kors

Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wedding planning is a popular entry point for aspiring solo entrepreneurs to break into the industry, since a planner doesn't need much more than some expertise, business cards and a website to get started in this lucrative slice of the …

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At Science, we are fortunate enough to meet hundreds of entrepreneurs each year. And as you might imagine, we sit through a lot of early-stage pitches -- some good, most…horrible. There's no doubt that confidence is often key -- but maybe …

Entrepreneurship

How Your To-Do List Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your businesses because you didn't want to work for someone else. At some point, reality sunk in. Your new boss works you to the bone and makes you feel guilty if you're not working 24/7. You …

Time Management