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7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs

Founder and CEO of The Kini Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published July 14, 2015.</i><p>Habits form our lives. They provide a framework on which we build professional success and personal happiness. As a society, we’re fascinated with the habits …

50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> theme song. “Take a look, …

8 Easy Tricks to Be More Present

I've spent just enough time living in the present to know that Deepak Chopra speaks the truth when he says:<p>Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to doif you stay in the present moment.<p>But knowing something and doing it are not the same, are they? My motivation for improving this …

Meditation

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s one thing to have a business idea. It’s quite another to act on it.<p>Just ask Lori Greiner. Long before her days as a bonafide startup guru, the Shark Tank star would often come up with a product idea, not pursue it, and kick herself …

The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, each of us is different and unique. The one common element we all share is the desire to create freedom in our “work” and life through entrepreneurship. We live in a time ripe with opportunities to create businesses that …

5 Reasons Why Startups Should Use Explainer Videos

Visual forms of communication is what our brains are hardwired to recognize. We are quick to visuals, motions and as we skim through pages of …

10 Behaviors of Genuine People

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to look for people who are genuine. After all, nobody wants to work or hang out with a phony. On the flipside, that goes for …

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh division of Apple.<p>Over the course of several years, and then watching him for another two …

9 Habits of Persuasive Business Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The art of persuasion is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs.<p>It can help you land new clients, hire the best employees and form new business relationships. Persuasive people are likeable and influential because they put the needs of others …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic …

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

VP of Product Strategy at Harmon.ie<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is all about efficiency -- doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of …

Productivity

The 5 Commandments of Running a Successful Business With Your Spouse

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur comes with a unique set of challenges but running your business jointly with your spouse can take that to a whole different level. Can this be a successful venture both personally and professionally? Absolutely. But …

3 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take Vacation Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a very strong and common tendency for entrepreneurs to put in 18-hour days when starting a company, setting an ambitious pace with little thought given to rest. Even with a talented team in place, many entrepreneurs can feel …

Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People come to me almost daily with product ideas they want to bring to market. Every one of these potential clients is sure their idea has never been done before. Very often, however, I can do a quick internet search that brings their …

6 Timeless Strategies That Drive Successful Entrepreneurship

Adhere to these key principles to build a high-growth company amid changing circumstances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s ever changing business climate, an entrepreneur can easily become overwhelmed. It’s vital, though, to stay focused on your goals for the …

A 9-Step Framework for Creating a Morning Ritual

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rituals are the secret to productivity and working more effectively. After all there's a certain magic to them.<p>They can put the various minutiae of your life on autopilot, so that you can use your brainpower to focus on what’s important: …

Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s sort of interesting how much time everyone spends reading and writing about the habits of really successful people when I can tell you the one thing that sets them apart in one little phrase: They’re not slackers.<p>And the sad truth, …

Starting a Million-Dollar Business With $1,000 | Inc.com

By August 2011, my first company had gone down in flames. We had a great team, raised over a million dollars, and built some incredible technology. There was only one little problem. We started talking with customers <i>after</i> we'd built the product. Cue atomic fireball video. Oops.<p>Being a stubborn …

Selling

Understanding a Business Valuation

This story originally appeared on Sageworks<p>It has come to our attention that many accountants, entrepreneurs and other professionals are interested in expanding their firm by adding a business valuation practice, however there isn’t much existing easy-to-understand literature on what exactly a …

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land yourself in …

9 Traits That Will Lead You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every budding entrepreneur wants to know: Do I have what it takes to make it? Is success a matter of being in the right place at the right time? How big of a role does luck really play? What about connections? Do I need an Ivy League …

To Solve Big Problems, Assume Everything Is Wrong and Ask Dumb Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What does it take for a computer hacker to solve a CAPTCHA (those garbly letters on website forms that make you prove you’re a human)? Apparently, just a little bit of porn.<p>When CAPTCHAs became popular in the early 2000s, they created a …

10 Surprisingly Counterintuitive Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

Who doesn't want to be happier? That's why I've written about what happy people do more often, some of the habits of remarkably happy people, things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, simple daily habits of exceptionally happy people... yep, I'm into the happiness thing.<p>So I was delighted …

Happiness

4 Keys to Shedding the Attitudes Keeping You Stuck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to all of us: We become comfortable in how we think, how we lead and how we behave and react to things, and then we end up stuck in our ways.<p>Even when things are not working as well as they could or should, or if others …

5 Surprising Habits of the World's Wealthiest People | Inc.com

We tend to think of the world's super rich as super successful, disciplined people who work harder and have greater opportunities than the average person.<p>Though money isn't always a measure of success, you can't deny that those who have amassed billions have experienced great successes in their …

Self-improvement

7 Lessons Learned From the World's Richest People | Inc.com

If you want to know the "trade secrets" from billionaires around the globe, simply listen or--should you ever get the chance--ask. Many are happy to share the lessons they've learned, the risks they took, and the mistakes they made. Actually digesting that information can help you better angle …

Bill Gates

How to Memorize a Speech (Infographic) | Inc.com

Some people make public speaking look all too easy--they look and sound completely comfortable, delivering talks without any notes. Chances are, however, that even these speakers weren't necessarily born to shine in the spotlight. They're likely using a really good memorization trick--which you can …

Public Speaking

How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are Is A Lie

Insights from the time-diaries collected from Americans over the past 11 years show we’re shifting in our priorities.<p>If you can’t catch a breath during the frantic daily grind, don’t blame it on not having any free time.<p>Americans actually have more leisure time, are less rushed, less stressed, and …

Practice These 5 Things to Communicate More Clearly | Inc.com

The winner in every business competition is always whoever communicates the most clearly. Whether you're dealing with employees, bosses, colleagues, or customers, your ability to get what you want hinges on how well you talk and write.<p>With that in mind, here are five basic rules that apply to …

Leadership