Business & Success

By Tina Magondo | Inspiration . Entrepreneurship . Success

You Can Create A 6-Figure Business With These 8 Simple Steps

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs to figure out once they start a business is how to make money. Not just a few hundred every now and then, but a six-figure revenue consistently.<p>I recently spoke to Jenn Scalia who’s been able to do just that. She’s an online visibility coach and …

Marketing

5 simple ways to get mentally strong

New Year's resolutions aren't particularly effective—in fact, most people give them up by mid-January. The reason resolutions fail is because people set big goals to change their lives without working on the mental strength they'll need to succeed.<p>So this year, as the resolution you set on December …

A look inside the daily routine of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who starts working the minute he wakes up and falls asleep to 'Law & Order'

<b>• Billionaire investor Mark Cuban leads a busy life, between starring in "Shark Tank," owning the Dallas Mavericks, and spending time with his family.</b><p><b>• He works hard throughout the day, often clocking in first thing in the morning.</b><p><b>• But he still leaves enough time to exercise, get enough sleep, and</b> …

According to This Employment Study, The Top Reason for People Switching Jobs in 2018 Will Make You Laugh

According to a Korn Ferry poll of nearly 5,000 professionals, people are switching jobs, but it's not for the reason you think, like more money.<p>In a weak job market, it's common for employees to stay put and not switch jobs for obvious reasons. That is no longer the case.<p>According to a Bloomberg …

Employee Engagement

A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Recruiting Rock Stars: Shun Mediocrity to Identify Your A-Team

It's make or break to hire the best when you're bootstrapping. Here's how.<p><i>Jeff Hyman is an author, serial entrepreneur and founder of</i> <i>Strong Suit</i><i>, an executive recruiting company. As the founder of multiple companies, Jeff knows the critical role recruiting plays in a company's trajectory of</i> …

rockstars

12 Ways to Automate Your Business and Boost Efficiency

With the right systems, you can maximize efficiency and profits.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too often, repetition, waste, and unnecessary bureaucracy slow down business. Members of The Oracles share their systems to streamline your business to run like a …

Entrepreneurship

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

We love to say “timing is everything” but often we sure as heck don’t act like it. (Bookstores have an entire “how to” section but not a “when to” …

Time Management

Is your Business Model ready for investment?

The Investment Readiness Level<p>You have used the Business Model Canvas to layout your new business idea. But, is it ready? How comfortable do you feel …

Product Management

You Can Motivate Your Employees Without Creating a Hyper-Competitive Culture

Creating work atmospheres where people choose to engage and do their best work for the right reasons will lead to sustainable success.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, major companies -- from the flashiest tech startups to centuries-old legacy banks -- …

Employee Engagement

Sheryl Sandberg Says These 9 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Best of all, those words can be applied to almost any situation.<p>If you're playing the "Who has the most impressive résumé?" game, Sheryl Sandberg is hard to beat. Facebook. Google. The U.S. Treasury Department. McKinsey & Company. The World Bank.<p>Clearly, she knows how to build and grow a career -- …

Sheryl Sandberg

Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 Resolution Reveals an Essential Truth About Entrepreneurship

The Facebook co-founder's challenge to himself shows that even for the most successful among us, growing a business is never simple.<p>3 min read<p>If you’re doing it right, entrepreneurship will never get easier, no matter what you accomplish. There will always be new challenges to tackle. Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg

Daniel Pink Says This 1 Thing Is Most Important for Success and Happiness

According to bestselling author Daniel Pink, timing really is everything, and when is often more important than what.<p>There's an old saying that we're all very familiar with: timing is <i>everything</i>. In his new book, <i>When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</i>, bestselling author Daniel Pink explains …

Time Management

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

Procrastination

Oil's Dream to Grow in Plastics Dims as Coke Turns to Plants

Companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry’s ambition to increase the supply of raw …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

How to be more confident in 2018, according to self-help experts

When it comes to raising confidence levels, there’s a lot of mixed messages out there.<p>Today’s self-esteem boosting jargon reads more like a …

5 Powerful Lessons Learned from Apple's Recent Battery Performance Apology

The power of a genuine apology.<p>When your business has an issue impacting your trustworthiness with consumers, the sooner you address the issue, the better your chances of negating damage. That's exactly what Apple did on December 28, 2017, when they addressed a problematic perception issue …

Customers

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Time Management

This Is How the World's Most Successful People Get It All Done

Productivity is a tricky skill to master, especially in a world where cat videos, mildly funny memes and scrolling Instagram sneak so easily into our …

Time Management

6 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Die In 2018

Digital marketing is not as fickle as it used to be, but it still has its moments. In 2018, there are already clear changes coming, and that means …

Marketing

What Your Daily Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

From what you eat in the morning to how often you wash the sheets you sleep in.<p>Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? …

Wellness

You can enroll in over 55,000 online classes for $10.99 each during Udemy's New Year's sale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the fundamentals of drawing under your belt, you'll be better equipped to draw human figures and faces, realistic light and shadow, …

10-Plus Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay Well

You may have more work-from-home options than you think -- many of which can pay surprisingly well.<p>Is it better to work from home or at an office? A …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

Why You Should Not Set Goals For 2018, And Do This Instead

Here is why you will most likely miss your goals for the new years, and what you should do to meet them.<p>As 2017 ends, you start setting your goals for 2018. Your goals are typically set as outcomes, such as "lose 50 pounds," "make $100,000 in paid speeches," "save $25,000," and the like. And it …

Motivation

Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through cyberdefenses. The following are some significant threats …

Cybersecurity

Bitcoin’s share of the crypto universe is the lowest it has ever been

Bitcoin’s share of the $628 billion cryptoasset universe has fallen to its lowest ever. While the price of the original and most popular digital coin has stumbled in recent weeks, the market value of others like ethereum and ripple has appreciated steadily, setting consecutive records, according to …

Cryptocurrency