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Your Salespeople Should Tell Great Customer Stories—Not Just Rattle Off Features

The last person that your customers want to speak with is one of your salespeople. That's the conclusion of a recent Gartner survey in which …

3 Reasons You Should Let Yourself Get Distracted

Sometimes a good diversion is exactly what you need to get back on track.<p>Sir Isaac Newton wasn’t in his laboratory when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. If you believe the fable, he was relaxing in the countryside, and whether or not an apple fell on his head what matters is that he …

7 Things Insanely Rich Founders Want You to Know About Startups | Inc.com

Learning from the mistakes and successes of others can seriously cut the learning curve and give your startup a leg up on the competition.<p>These seven young millionaire and billionaire founders have been through the school of hard knocks and emerged as victors in huge ways. Take their lead and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Writing a Book Can Help Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With self-publishing becoming easier, more and more entrepreneurs are able to reap the rewards of writing about their business. Putting pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – can instantly give you credibility, position you as an expert …

How To Clear Your Mind And Your Inbox And Actually Take A Vacation

Paid vacation time is one of the most prized forms of professional compensation. So why are we so bad at taking advantage of it?<p>A Glassdoor survey taken earlier this year demonstrated that Americans only take 25% of their allotted paid vacation time, and well over half work while they’re away. It’s …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Ask The Experts: How Can I Tell My Micromanaging Boss To Back Off?

A boss who hovers will drive most people crazy, but before you confront your overbearing manager, make sure you aren’t part of the problem.<p>You’re an adult. You don’t need a babysitter. But telling your micromanaging boss to leave you alone and let you get your work done is never going to be an easy …

How To Design A Better Office For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Could a “palette of place” give workers control and choice over where and how they work? One company goes deep into work space.<p>Ask workers what bugs them most about the office, and chances are they’ll tell you they can’t concentrate or focus on their work.<p>At Steelcase, we regularly survey workers …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only technical and programming chops that prospective hires should be showcasing.<p>“The most sought-after …

6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Targeting an audience on Twitter is critical and no simple task. Fortunately, there are a number of smart tools available that make it easier to connect with your market and build highly curated audience lists. These six steps help you …

How To (Really) Get The Word Out About Your Startup

By Nate Kontny6 minute Read<p>Have you ever asked, “How do I get people other than my mom to visit my site?” I have. I’ve asked it a lot.<p>Most books on …

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The growing pool of crowdfunding platforms is getting a Shark.<p>Kevin Harrington, one of the original investor “sharks” on the ABC reality television show Shark Tank, is launching a crowdfunding platform targeting the same niche as his As …

5 Small Ways to Use Big Data to Majorly Improve Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Big Mac is a sandwich. Sure, it's big, but when you get a Big Mac, you know what it is and you know what to do with it: Eat it.<p>Big data is not as nice. You might not be quite sure what it is. You more than likely have no idea what to …

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

How can you get anything done when your “tasks” turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it’s all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.<p>We all know multitasking is inefficient. A classic 2007 study of Microsoft workers found that when they responded to email …

Beyond Web Analytics: 5 Types of Online Data You Should Be Tracking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When business owners talk about analytics, they often are referring to web analytics. They talk about setting up tools such as Google Analytics or Adobe's SiteCatalyst to track page views, test variables and gauge their website's …

7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of my main business mantras is "Know Your Numbers," and because numbers are the language of business, it is numbers that will ultimately determine your success.<p>Business is literally a numbers game, but what numbers should you …

5 Ways to Control Your Email Inbox

As charges continue to swirl around hedge fund SAC Capital, Steve Cohen has put forward a novel defense: He couldn't possibly have acted on a trading tip emailed to him because he is so swamped with emails, he ignores most of them. In fact, Cohen alleges he reads just 11 percent of the 1,000 emails …

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a case that small-business owners have been trying to make for years -- shopping at small, local businesses boosts the economy. According to data compiled by business management software firm Sage, if just 10 percent of annual …

How to Own the Room in Any Presentation

Have you ever “owned a room?” I don’t mean in terms of actual real estate, but rather in terms of mental real estate?<p>If you have, you’ll never forget …

Getting Things Done When You Have Too Much To Do - Small Business Trends

Productivity consultant David Allen – of “Getting Things Done” fame – says to be more productive and creative, you need to clear out your head.<p>Allen, …

Become a Better Blogger and Writer in 7 Easy Steps

If you don’t create it, there’s nothing to be found. And you do want to be found right?<p>This is a follow up from The Emergence and Explosion of Blogs, …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

Freelancer.com Expands Contests To Let You Find Writers and More

Freelancer.com, a site for outsourcing projects, allows businesses to post contests to get freelancers to compete for design projects. And now, it’s …

What is the Anchor Tag and When Should You Use it?

Many small businesses are finally beginning to master using the anchor tag (a clickable link that takes you directly to a specific area of a page). …

7 Free Tools to Find Twitter Influencers Who Interact with You

Twitter was the first social media network that made influencers more reachable. It has never been easier to pitch to someone who can make an impact …

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