Stian Larssen

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365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

7 Common Mistakes Bosses Make

Avoid these pitfalls if you want to shine as a leader.<p>No matter how good your intentions and no matter how much breadth of experience you possess as an entrepreneur, company owner, executive, or manager, if you're the boss, then you're going to make mistakes. It's a normal part of life--both on and …

How to Dramatically Increase Pageviews on Your Website

Check out five low-cost ways to boost your traffic and visibility on the Web.<p>One of the most perplexing problems when it comes to starting an e-commerce company is: how do you get people to visit your new site? Even when you have trendy graphics and great content, you suddenly enter a vast …

The 5 Most Important Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money.<p>As a parent, however, you can teach your child important financial lessons — and you should.<p>“Look at the mortgage crisis and how many families lost their homes — 3.9 …

How to Trick Yourself into Becoming a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The early bird apparently does get the worm. Christoph Randler, a biology professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany, found that morning people are often more successful than evening people because, as a group, they …

Hung Up

Lead Your Employees Somewhere Positive and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Business owners know more acutely than most people that change is inevitable. It is a fact of life. But not all change is positive, and it becomes difficult to lead employees …

Employment

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

Understanding marginal cost | Seth's Blog

How much does it cost Wikipedia to have one more person read an article? How much does it cost Chanel to produce one more bottle of perfume? How …

5 Things School Won’t Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Being a business major has taught me a lot about the finer workings of a business and has familiarized me with accounting, marketing, and management; …

How to Make Your Team Happier And Grow Your Bottom Line

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business is like conducting an orchestra. You have a collection of individuals, each with their own strengths and talents, playing a variety of instruments that have their own distinct sounds. The result could easily be a …

12 Personal Habits of Successful Marketers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>The marketing experts on Entrepreneur's Team Digital provide answers to your common questions about building an online presence. Got a question? Ask it in our comment section below or on Twitter using #TeamDigital.</b><p><b>In this week's column,</b> …

Marketing

Richard Branson on Taking Risk | Inc.com

"Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them."

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

Just don’t quit Under30CEO. Life gets busy. Really busy. For the past 3 months I have graduated from College, worked as a Marketing Intern at …

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my financial planning career seven years ago, I quickly learned that the people who were financially successful were the ones who dedicated time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing and planning out their finances. …

Personal Finance

6 Money-Saving Travel Secrets

Who doesn’t love a great travel deal?<p>My husband, Cliff, and I are huge travel enthusiasts and we hit the trail whenever we can. I also get a great fiftysomething pleasure by taking one or more of my three nieces on what I call my “Auntie Mame” vacations. We’ve been to Dublin, London, Prague and …

Who Needs A Budget?

There are a number of excuses for ignoring the concept of budgeting for one’s own personal finances. Budgeting has a poor reputation. It’s not fun, it’s time-consuming, it’s depressing.<p>While budgeting can be one of the most important steps for beginning a journey towards financial independence, …

4 Types of Basic Value Propositions

Align your business model to the real reason customers buy from you, rather than somebody else.<p>A "value proposition" is the reason that your customers buy from you rather than somebody else. According to Michael Treacy, co-author of the bestseller "The Discipline of Market Leaders," there are four …

Business Strategy

The 1-3-5 Rule For More Doable To-Do Lists

There are as many theories on keeping to-do lists as there are people who keep them. That said, there are a few rules that should always apply if you ever hope to cross anything off them.<p>The to-do list is necessary part of brain hygiene. And like showers and shaving, if you don’t make them part of …

10 Ways to Recruit the Smartest College Graduates for Your Startup

What is one tip you have to help a new startup recruit this year’s smartest college graduates?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

College & University

The Joy Of Marketing - Ideas For Business Marketing | All Marketing Touches the Clients Directly. Strategic Direct Marketing Execution Tips

The best online marketers follow a well-defined strategy for their marketing efforts. They lay out a strategic blueprint based on the fixed time and …

Big Marketing On A Small Budget?

<i>A View From The Trenches</i><p>Four or five times a year, we get calls from entrepreneurs, inventors mainly, looking for marketing help. As far as I can tell, that’s about average for a small marketing agency.<p>Recently, we heard from a vibrating shoe man, a couple with a terrific new home-schooling program …

On adding a zero | Seth's Blog

What happens if, instead of one sales call a day, you make ten?<p>Or if instead of 3 freelancers working on scaling your work, you have thirty?<p>What …

Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes <i>reading</i> me. I have pitched to friends, family, …

The 80/20 Rule of Analytics Every CMO Should Know

With all the talk about Big Data and Predictive Analytics – both of which involve complex, advanced skills and tools, driving millions of dollars in marketing – it is hard to believe in the power of simple analytics.<p>The truth, however, is that only 20-30% of the decisions really need the use of …

5 Lessons For Mastering Your Mission

Do you know your company’s mission statement? Do your employees? Is your mission statement an accurate reflection of the company as it exists today? Do you even have a mission statement?<p>I am constantly surprised by the number of companies I work with that have mission statements that are impersonal …

30 Terrific Tools for Small Businesses

What are the right products and vendors to use for my business? At Docstoc, we have over 30 million registered members, and our small business owners & operators have always asked us this question. Sometimes we didn’t have the answers, so we built a free service, ExpertCircle to help business …

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Failure is often a great chance to discover one of the many paths to success and Kickstarter is no exception.<p>In February, I set out to launch a Kickstarter campaign for YogoMat, an eco-friendly yoga mat that folds and secures to fit in …

Crowd Funding

How to Make the Most of a First Impression

Time starved entrepreneurs are especially quick to make a decision. In fact, studies show that most people make a judgment on their first impression …