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Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss

Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.<p>Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have …

11 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Want to get more productive? Fast Company asked amazing female entrepreneurs–like Rachel Sklar, Whitney Johnson, Cindy Gallop, Leandra Medine, and Stacy London–to share their favorite apps.<p>When I saw this piece on apps entrepreneurs can’t live without, I was delighted.<p><b>Our Previous Story</b>: <i><br>10</i> …

The Journey of Trust: Who to Trust and Why

One major problem that young entrepreneurs and business owners face is knowing who to trust as they build business relationships. Within the past ten …

Businesses Find Benefits in Going Green

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Incentives to go green have moved way beyond lowering utility bills.<p>"Cost savings are evolving into revenue generation," says Lauren Kelley Koopman, a director for PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions practice. "Sustainability is next-generation …

Sustainability

Connecting With Customers: How to Market to Their Emotions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the seventh in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Small Business

The Mom Test - a book by Rob Fitzpatrick

If you aren't sure about how to ask the "right" questions to ascertain whether there is real customer pain, the best book on the subject is called …

Entrepreneurship

How to Turn Your Customers into Company Evangelists

Ever wonder how companies like Apple are able to get its customers to advertise for them? That company has some of the most enthusiastic users on the …

Customers

The Magic of To-Do Lists

Why do people always think that success is only for the “chosen” ones? Shouldn’t all of us be great achievers?<p>The answer is that we should. However, …

Time Management

Build A Company That Attracts The Next Steve Jobs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 45-city community in 20-countries, uniting the global startup world together through educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>On Steve Jobs’ first day at Atari in 1973, he walked into the founder/CEO Nolan Bushnell’s office …

How to Get Out of a Rut: 19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

<i>This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of</i> …

7 Irreplaceable Lessons of Running a Business Old School

As people progress, things are bound to change. We live in a fast technology-based world, where you don’t have to meet a client to fulfill a …

Just Lost a Big Sale? Ask These 5 Questions to Find Out Why

Your company just lost out on a big deal. Now what? Don't waste your time complaining. Here are five questions to ask to help you come out on top next time.<p>I recently spoke with a CEO who participated in a very big sales presentation, only to come in second to a competitor. As a courtesy, she was …

3 Places to Get a Crash Course in Entrepreneurship

Do you have some holes in your expertise? These classes will get you up to speed and back to work.<p>Though no classroom can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, you’re not completely on your own.<p>A new breed of start-up-focused schools, taught by entrepreneurs, has emerged …

The No. 1 Way Customers Find Your Website

Social media may get loads of attention from marketers--but it's not the biggest bang for your buck. Here's where you should be putting your money.<p>Effective marketing starts with knowing how customers find you, whether in traditional ways or online. Among other things, that means knowing how people …

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

Truly great entrepreneurs aren't satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness.<p>Everyone has a so-called "comfort zone." You know what I'm talking about: that mental space you live in where there are boundaries and you feel a sense of emotional security with your work …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously

You'd like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here's how to make it happen.<p>Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make …

Lessons from Paula Deen: How What You Say Can Damage Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We say people should live their lives as they so choose, as long as no one gets hurt along the way. Be who you want to be at all times and stay sincere. I would hold the same character trait in high regard when it comes to brands. Being …

Paula Deen

"Either you will be a global company, or you won't be a company"

Our PandoMonthly with Fred Wilson was one of our most popular so far, and it was brought to you by Smartling -- a company that makes it possible to …

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

How To Pick And Stick To Career Goals

Nadine Katz, senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, teaches a course on leadership. One of the themes she covers: how to pick and stick to career …

I'm Planning To Start My Own Business, Why Bother With A College Degree?

I’ve heard this question in a number of forms, and there are more than a few articles dedicated to the subject of how valuable a college degree is for someone planning to start their own business. In full disclosure, I have two degrees, a B.S. in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University and …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

The era of “regular” jobs is coming to an end. The Entrepreneurial Midset infographic from oDesk warns us of the changing mindset of workers. They …

How to Sell a Product: 5 Ways to Sell Itself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. American families, on average, buy the same 150 products over and over again, which make up 85 percent of their household needs, according to research out of Harvard Business School. So how can you get people to …

Customers