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8 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It never ceases to amaze me how much time people waste searching endlessly for magic shortcuts to entrepreneurial success and fulfillment when the only real path is staring them right in the face: real entrepreneurs who start real …

3 Ways to Optimize Your Startup's Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a wealth gap among startups that mirrors the rest of society. While the top 1 percent of startups mint money, everybody else is fighting a desperate battle to survive.<p>To put it simply, there are the <i>rich</i> startups and the <i>dirt poor</i> …

4 Lessons This Family Learned From a Lifetime Growing Their Franchise Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bill and Donna Kyle celebrated 50 years of marriage this year, along with 42 years owning and operating multiple McDonald's restaurants throughout the Magic Valley in Idaho. Both of their sons, Darren and Ryan, are McDonald's franchisees, …

The 5 Tools for Starting a Business in 2015

Though New Year's resolutions tend to err on the side of weight loss, they're always about new starts.<p>For many entrepreneurs, that can mean kicking off their first business, which has become a lot easier than it was even a few years ago thanks to a herd of startups that exist to take care of the …

The 3 Things You Need to Accelerate Your Growth

To grow quickly, you need a job with these three criteria.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I accelerate my personal growth?</i><p><i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, LiveRamp CEO, Started & sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora:</i><p>Most smart people out of college grow an average of …

Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Small Business Advice

The best small business advice comes from your peers. Here are the best tried-and-tested approaches from successful Australian …

5 College Degrees That Prepare You for Small-Business Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think you need an MBA in order to be a successful entrepreneur? Think again. There are many aspects to founding a successful business, and a foundation based on “business” (which is highly subjective) is just one of them. In fact, almost …

Entrepreneurs Must Always Have Answers for These 5 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can conduct business from the sleekest office and develop groundbreaking ideas each day, but if you can’t speak intelligently about your industry or startup, your company likely won’t get the respect it deserves.<p>Like politicians, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have frequent opportunities to doubt themselves, their plans, ideas and abilities. Perhaps you’ve occasionally asked yourself, "Am I really cut out for this job?” or “Am I on the right track?”<p>In 1998, I was laid off from a …

Meet the 20 Business Owners Who Just Won $150,000 and a Trip to Google

Running a business is hardly glamorous. Except, of course, when it is.<p>This week, Chase announced the winners of its Mission Main Street Grants program, an annual contest recognizing small businesses. The 20 businesses chosen this year will each receive a $150,000 grant and a visit to sponsor …

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6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one is born equipped with the skills to start and run a business. It takes hundreds of misses and trials in order to get to somewhere close to the initial idea that you have envisioned. Understanding the “why” of your idea is necessary …

This House May Be Small, But You Have To See To Believe How Luxurious It Is Inside | Architecture & Design

Outside – Front View<p>Living Room<p>Stairway to the Loft<p>Includes ample storage space (every step is a drawer/cabinet) and an electric fireplace.<p>A Sleeping …

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8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray hair to that, but they don’t sound as cool.<p>He …

18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successfully building a startup can feel like the sort of thing that requires planets aligning. Screwing up a startup, however, is incredibly simple.<p>Some entrepreneurs try to do it all on their own. Some don’t get along with their …

The Best Entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Heads and Open Their Ears

It’s not showy. It’s not grandiose. It’s not loud or expensive or complicated.<p>The secret to becoming a winning entrepreneur is to listen to what everyone is telling you.<p>A common mistake among entrepreneurs is that they’re “so proud of their product and they believe in its function so much that they …

3 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Acquire New Ones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s ultra-competitive technology startup market, new customers are hard to come by and can often cost a premium. This makes cost-effective customer acquisition and retention strategies crucial to a new company’s success. But what …

5 Things My Dogs Taught Me About Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My wife and I have three amazing dogs, Fenway, Lady and Stella.<p>Along with the sheer joy our dogs have given us over the years, they also possess several qualities that every leader could learn from.<p>In my role as a leader at Porch.com, a …

9 Factors That Helped Me Make My First $1M in Profits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of reaching his or her first million dollars in profit. I was no different when I started my first business with only …

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Truly Inspirational Leaders Can Dodge Raindrops

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago I was in Florida at Disney’s Epcot center when it started to rain. My family and I took shelter under a horseshoe-shaped pavilion.<p>After a while we needed something -- I can’t remember what -- from the other side of the …

You Have the P.O.W.E.R. to Start a Business While Working Your Day Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column is part of a series formed from a partnership between Entrepreneur and NFL Players Inc. Click here to see the other columns.</i><p>I believe anyone can accomplish great things. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from, if you …

5 Big Company Branding Strategies Any Business Can Utilize

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Robert Kiyosaki, “If you are not a brand, you are a commodity.” So why is it that so few small-business owners invest in building their brands?<p>Sure, you’ve got other demands on your time. Brand building may seem relatively …

How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur’s two greatest teachers are often history and adversity.<p>In the early 1900s, the city Enterprise, Ala., was thriving, but its economy was almost completely dependent on cotton crops. In 1916 an infestation of boll weevils …

For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the 21st century, the best companies will define themselves by how well they engage their employees to produce more innovative products and services.<p>Command-and-control style leadership will be replaced by systems that intelligently …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Hiring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every hiring manager is familiar with the temptation to hire too fast. You know you should take the time to find the perfect person for the job but you also need to fill that role and get help immediately. That’s when it’s all too easy to …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Picking Your Social-Media Profile Photo

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Profile avatars grace the profiles and pages of countless social media networks and are constantly interpreted by others - whether we want it or not. According to Psychology Today, minimalistic changes in headshots of the same person, …

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee absences carry a heavy cost for many employers. In fact, 75 percent of HR professionals say employee absences have a large impact on revenue and productivity, according to a study last April by Kronos and the Society for Human …

3 Tweaks in Thinking That Turn a Goal Set Into a Goal Achieved

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With their robust sound systems, bright paint and can-do slogans, fitness centers brim with the hope of delivering a new you. But the desire to improve health and wellness has a lot more to do with what happens each moment and day, long …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on small businesses and their owners.<p>Most successful entrepreneurs follow comparable …