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5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. …

The Real Way to Create a Remarkably Successful Startup

A startup might not be the easiest route to get rich quick after all.<p>For many, startups have been the hot, new trend. It's not hard to see why.<p>Startups, when done right, are an easy route to success. Who wouldn't want to work closely with a group of peers? Who wouldn't want to develop a new idea …

Startups

6 Tips For Avoiding Financial Disaster When Starting a Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business could be the ticket to the personal autonomy and financial independence you’ve always wanted. If it doesn’t work out as planned, though, it may feel more like a nightmare--particularly if it’s made a …

Small Business

Do You Have the Guts to Make a Wrong Decision?

Success will not wait for you to gather information, so being able to make decisions that sometimes only present imperfect information is a defining characteristic of a true leader.<p>Whether you are running your own company or preparing to launch a new product, you'll need to make hundreds of …

Product Management

8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate Job

Sure, a corporate gig might (initially) pay more than a startup and come with cushy benefits, but there are real, career-defining reasons to heed the siren song of a startup.<p>You’ve graduated from college, diploma in hand (or in the mail), and you have a couple of job offers on the table. Other than …

Business Development

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

10 Effective Strategies for Boosting Your Efficiency and Productivity

<i>Image Credit:</i> Pixabay.<p>Whether you're in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we've all got 24 hours to work with. Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours. While every entrepreneur would love to keep the sun from setting and adding hours to their day, …

10 Productivity Tips For Procrastinators

Are you procrastinating by reading this piece? If so, great, read on.<p>These are 10 tips on how be productive even if you’re prone to procrastination. All of us put things off sometimes, so there’s room to become more productive once we know how to deal with this. Why do we put things off? What is …

It's Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication on Everything. Here’s How.

If you don’t already have two-step authentication enabled on your all your accounts, you really <i>need</i> to turn it on for anything sensitive. Here’s …

You've Just Been Promoted. Now's the Time to Really Start Innovating

Whether you just got moved up to the C-suite or hired by a new company as an innovation officer, here's how to shake up the old ways of doing business.<p>Perhaps your big idea just got you a new executive title at your company. Or maybe you got poached by a fast-moving competitor. Either way, the …

Innovation

7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking initiative is essentially assuming the risk of a possible failure. When doing so, you put yourself out there and things don’t always go as planned. But the alternative is choosing to be inactive.<p>If you're a leader, it's …

Employment

3 Reliable Sources of Shareable Content No Matter How Boring Your Business Is

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating content is the foundation of online marketing. There's no way around that. Content ranks in search results, content spreads on social media, content attracts links and content conversions.<p>We are quickly moving away from …

Marketing

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, James Caan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It doesn’t matter whether you are just starting out on your career or if you have years of experience behind you - making sure you have the right …

Self-improvement

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Time Management

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Cars<p>One (possibly delusional) man’s argument for the nexus of high fashion and long cars.<p>By Jon Wilde8 hours agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits …

Red Carpet

7 Tech Projects That Could Revolutionize Your Daily Life

Smartphones, Wi-Fi and wearables can only go so far. Sometimes the problems of day-to-day life don't have a tech solution.<p>Well, until now. Many …

A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dag Kittlaus is co-founder and CEO of Viv, which attempts to simplify the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Siri.</i><p>You can call it a Virtual Personal Assistant, an Intelligent Agent, an Intelligent Interface or whatever …

11 Commandments of Outstanding Client Service

Building deep client relationships is challenging. Follow these 11 commandments of client service and you'll build enduring and trusting relationships with them every time.<p>If you're looking to run a successful business that takes great care of its clients, there are 11 commandments of client …

Selling

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Marketing 101: The Art of Storytelling

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Market Like You Mean It<i>, marketing expert Al Lautenslager explains how you can engage your customers, create brand believers and gain fans for everything you sell. In this edited excerpt, the author discuss the importance of</i> …

Marketing

Increase Customer Acquisition by 400 Percent with Storytelling, Part 1

Consumer behavior has changed dramatically. We now have more interests than ever due to mobile and the social Web, and you can be engaged and exposed to your areas of interest whenever you want, and to whatever depth. It's virtually impossible to keep up with the sheer volume of content being …

Marketing

2 Most Important Pieces of Presentations: Have a Take and Don't Suck

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your name has been called. An idea needs a champion and the organization has turned to you to deliver the hard-hitting message. It’s true -- you are not an experienced public speaker and you have some serious misgivings about …

Public Speaking

Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with our community manager in the Netherlands, and …

Project Management

Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Think making millions will bring you happiness?<p>Think again.<p>After selling his company for $15 million, living like a rock star and then spending it frivolously as fast as one can imagine, our next guest hit rock bottom and was contemplating …

Death Row

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

4 Ways to Help Your Employees Make Your Company Great

If you want your company to be great, try these ways to let your employees help you on the journey.<p>Who does your business depend on? You, of course. Entrepreneurs will always have the greatest interest in their success and, ultimately, they are the ones who have to make smart decisions. But …

Employment

5 Things Your Business Must Stop Doing to Be Successful

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have put in lots of time and resources into your current business but you will still not see the kind of results you expect if you don't take time to measure and stick to works best for you. There are no guarantees in …

Business Strategy

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …