Jared Cook

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How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

Budget Travel

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

10 Ways To Improve Your Face-To-Face Sales Pitches

The dreaded sales pitch – like a job interview, only more terrifying. Whether you are just starting up, and your first time is on the horizon, or …

How to Build a Business Plan For Your Personal Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the sixth in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>If you were marketing a big brand for a …

Entrepreneurship

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Entrepreneurship

Breaking 5 Bad Content Marketing Habits That Need To Be Stopped

Because marketers have more in common with Walter White than they might realize.<p>As a marketing leader, how do you break the bad habit of providing ho-hum content and hosting events that look like your competitors’?<p>Let’s turn to television for some answers. For the past five seasons in the U.S., …

Marketing

3 Steps to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often you get to the end of the day and think, “I was busy all day, but what did I accomplish?”<p>Goals give us more than just a target to aim for -- they help us change our behavior today. Do you get the work that is most important to you …

Time Management

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit -- or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.<p>This means it's particularly …

Entrepreneurship

Vacation Rentals Startups Are Hot, But How Real Is the Market?

Get ready for the next glut of travel startups: The allure of the vacation rental market is calling.<p>If you search AngelList for vacation rental …

Hawaiian Airlines To Start Selling Hotel Rooms and Car Rentals To Boost Revenues

Hawaiian Airlines expects to double its revenue from selling hotel rooms and rental cars over the next few years, part of a wide-ranging strategy to …

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nihilist. Religious denier. Reformed romantic.<p>Inspiration for entrepreneurs?<p>Turns out, you can learn a lot about running a business from Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher and philologist who turned Romantic thinking on its head. …

Entrepreneurship

How a Couple Managed to Make It Work as Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After my husband, Gaston, and I decided to launch a business together, I realized all those myths about working as a couple were for the most part false. Yes, it can be challenging, but like our personal relationship, being business …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Didn't Know About Business in Modern China

Asia has a reputation for being a difficult place to do business: That there are meetings upon meetings. That prices are some sacred topic only to be discussed in hushed tones. That people say the opposite of what they mean. That things move slowly and decisions take years.<p>Toss everything you …

Time I

3 Web Design Building Blocks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're a small-business owner and you probably need a digital presence. Typically that means you need a website, though increasingly, some businesses can function digitally with just a Facebook page.<p>The biggest problem you're going to …

Web Design

What’s the formula for a kickass travel guide?

Tour guides — I don’t remember a lot of them. Why? Because they sucked. They were boring, they were greedy, they couldn’t give me the knowledge I …

Painful, Embarrassing Shit I've Done Trying To Make Money Online

When I began writing at Rich20Something, I felt like a small child lost in the woods.<p>First, let’s get something straight: A lot of other bloggers or …

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This | Inc.com

What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or improvements on how everyday products and services are delivered. Being innovative helps, but it's not the deciding factor.<p>How about access …

Entrepreneurship

29 travel writer problems

<i>Read: 10 steps to surviving your first press trip</i><p><i>Read: Your top 20 bucket list trips</i><p><i>Read: Travel writing tips</i><p><i>Read: World’s wackiest wifi</i> …

4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s …

Why Hire an MBA When You Can Rent One?

Linio, an e-commerce startup based in Mexico City, couldn’t afford Bain or McKinsey when it needed help pricing new products ranging from vintage …

Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

That’s all the time you need to get to yes. Really.<p>“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” –Johnny Depp<p>And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence.<p>Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, …

Entrepreneurship

15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

<b>QUESTION:</b> WHAT IS ONE BASELINE TECH SKILL SHOULD ALL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON BEFORE STARTING UP?<p>KNOW HOW TO WIREFRAME<p><i>“Being able to</i> …

Why Parallelism is The Way to Find What You Should Focus On

<i>This post was originally published on the Makeshift blog.</i><p>A few years ago I was stuck. I’d stopped enjoying what I was working on, and I needed a change. I had several ideas that I thought could be good web businesses, and I’d prototyped a few of them.<p>I was invited to speak at an event, and on the …

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creativity is critical to entrepreneurship, whether you’re a veteran tycoon stuck in a rut, an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing your big idea, or a thriving small business owner seeking solutions to an operational challenge. Sure, lightning …

Creativity

Be Willing to Suffer for Success 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>Success doesn't come easily to most people, not even to talented entrepreneurs who are willing to work hard. "Doing something you love will make you work harder at it, but that …

Entrepreneurship

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17 New Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible To Employers

You've accomplished things in 2013. You've got things you want to accomplish in 2014.<p>A good place to start is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is constantly adding new features to help you get the most out of it, not just for job hunting but also for other kinds of professional development.<p>If your profile is …

Employment