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6 Tools That Will Help You Build a Website With Minimal Skills

It's easy to build a dot-com website for you or your clients with these drag-and-drop website platforms.<p>Sometimes, your clients need to build a website to begin their online presence, but they simply don't have the budget to hire a web design company. You can suggest ideas, but it's not within your …

Web Design

Online Teaching is the New Blogging

<i>A.J. O’Connell is an author, teacher and journalist with 10 years of experience covering education and culture for local newspapers. This article is excerpted from “The Blogging Entrepreneurs Using Online Classes To Engage Audiences” on the SkilledUp blog.</i><p>These days, new services make almost as …

Decal makers enjoyed massive sales spike following Apple’s ‘Stickers’ ad

Apple did sticker and decal makers a massive favour with its recent “Stickers” ad for MacBook Air, showing the myriad ways users choose to customize their ultra-thin Apple notebooks.<p>That is backed up by figures, unearthed by website <i>Macstories</i>, which discovered that sticker-makers did, in fact, …

Zara faces an H&M attack on upmarket fast fashion, amid drop in profits

<b>The numbers:</b> Not so hot. Inditex’s profits fell 7.3% to €406 million ($550 million) in the first quarter—the sharpest drop since 2009. Sales grew by 4.3% to €3.75 billion. Still, investors didn’t seem too disappointed and shares rose.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> One third of the company’s sales are generated …

Clothing

3 Smart Hiring Lessons From Hillary Clinton's New Book

Business leaders often train young stars by giving them so-called "stretch" assignments. Hillary Clinton has arguably done the opposite, giving stretch assignments to highly credentialed leaders.<p>You have young stars in your organization, frontline or midlevel employees who are already informal …

Leadership

15 Great No-Cost Ways to Supercharge Your Employees

You don't need to spend a bunch of cash to motivate employees to do great things. Just apply some simple but effective leadership practices.<p>Many bosses think that the best and perhaps the <i>only</i> way to get their employees motivated to do a better job is to pay them more, in the form of higher …

Employment

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

VIP Contributor<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of …

Personal Finance

32 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Management Tips

And at small companies, where every single employee needs to pull their weight to move the business along, it can feel like nailing Jell-O to a wall and then trying to balance a cat on it.<p>There is a special art to leading a staff. Here, we've put together a dream team of tips, advice, …

In Retail, Brand Expertise Equals Leadership

Somewhere, some time, you’ve likely bought something with the help of a knowledgeable, experienced, passionate person who got you so excited about your purchase that you couldn’t wait to experience it. Maybe it was the dream camera to express your artistic vision. Or the running shoes to achieve …

Michael Dell's Rules for Winning Startups

All great entrepreneurs share these three attributes. What about you?<p>People ask me all the time, "How can I become a successful entrepreneur?" And I have to be honest: It's one of my least favorite questions, because if you’re waiting for someone else's advice to become an entrepreneur, chances are …

Entrepreneurship