Tony Perrotta

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How to Write a Killer 'About Me' Page

Your “About Me” page is one of the single most powerful ways to define your brand, stand out from your competition, and make potential clients feel …

Marketing

7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services | Salon.com

Apps

The Brooklyn Home Store That Lets You Shop Like an Interior Designer

The aesthete behind acclaimed design firm Chango & Co. has launched a boutique filled with everything you need to achieve the modern farmhouse look<p>The internet is filled with expert advice on how to think like a designer and secret sources for the best furnishings and accessories. But when you get …

Design

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

Epic: Happiness and Success: The Five Elements of Happiness

What does happiness means to you? Ever wonder why you are not feeling happy? Are you happy with your life? And what can you do about it if not? Learn …

A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham

Secret GPS trackers show how sham e-waste recyclers profit by dumping America’s toxic garbage on developing nations.<p>Until recently, I had never really thought about what happens to my old electronics. I took them to a community e-waste recycling drive, or dropped my old phone in a box somewhere, …

Your Old Smartphone May Finally Be Recycled In A Smarter Way

Instead of shredding gadgets and melting materials, a Hong Kong company uses tools to carefully separate parts so they can be reused.<p>When Apple announced that it collected 2,204 pounds of gold from old electronics through its recycling programs in 2015, headlines speculated that the company made …

5 Small Changes That Will Make You a Much Better Communicator

Your success depends on your communication skills. Here's how to hone them.<p>Could you be more effective at communication? For most of us, the answer is yes. And business leaders in particular need stellar communications skills to be effective. "Some of the problems we continue to encounter as …

Public Speaking

Six Ways to Blow Up Your Business With Facebook Ads

Ever since Facebook first emerged in the market over 10 years ago, this social media platform has completely changed the way that people today communicate with one another. However, despite being the most popular social media network in the world, Facebook is also one of the most <i>under-utilized</i> …

E-waste recycling surpasses 2015 target

As part of the Electronic Waste Law, the overall goal for 2015 was for 20 percent of the total weight of electronic equipment sold annually by …

From latest gizmo to toxic waste: the dark side of the worldwide electronics obsession

Our thirst for the latest gadgets has created a vast empire of electronic waste, writes Ian Williams. The EU alone produces some 9 million tonnes of …

The One Regret Everyone Has After Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 LinkedIn Mistakes That You Can Fix in 5 Minutes!

Are you ready to enhance your digital footprint as a professional?<p>LinkedIn is the best tool for individuals who want to maximize their career impact.<p>Since LinkedIn is the #1 business social networking tool, it's important that you put the energy and effort into spending your time wisely on LinkedIn.<p>…

10 Blazing Fast Tracks to Help You Burn Off That Winter Chill

Turn up the tempo—and your temperature—with quick hits from Zedd, Sara Bareilles, and more<p>If you've ever exercised outdoors in winter, you've likely …

Sara Bareilles

Every Entrepreneur Should Do A 'Year In Review': Here's Mine

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect. One great exercise in reflection is to put together a “year in review” that explores all of the ways that your business has changed over the course of the year. I’ve found that it is …

Entrepreneurship

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

9 affordable video marketing strategies for startups in 2016

Launching a startup is a great feeling. You get an idea and then you rear it like your own baby and nurture it into reality through hard work and …

Social Media

Old TVs overwhelm Chicagoland thrift stores, recycling centers

As Chicago-area shoppers buy big screen TVs for the holidays, one dilemma remains: what to do with the old ones.<p>In 2012, an Illinois law took effect prohibiting residents from throwing televisions in the trash. But places that used to take them are either cutting back or no longer accepting them. …

Televisions

Solar Plane Set for 5-day “Earhart Leg” of Epic Flight

Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific<p>Wedged into the tiny cockpit of the Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered entirely by sunlight, a Swiss adventurer will soon begin an unprecedented journey across the Pacific Ocean.<p>André Borschberg will take off from a runway in …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Small Business

How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day

October 17, 2016<p>Share<p>Spending under half an hour a day managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user …

Social Media

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

Need a New Website or Logo? Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no denying that appearance matters. Everything about a company’s logo or website is chosen for a specific impact; promotional materials are discussed and planned for months.<p>While some design strategies are timeless, …

Trends

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

“Why would someone expend the effort, risk damaging the environment, and possibly harm themselves to refine metals from scrap?”

Using risky methods, amateur recyclers aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in pursuit of the prize — gold<p>The life of a discarded smartphone does not end when its owner gets a shiny new replacement. Many people cast the old model aside, sending the bundle of metal, battery acid, and plastic to a …

What You Need to Know About SEO Going Into 2015

<i>Sujan Patel is the VP of Marketing at thisCLICKS, the makers of</i> <i>When I Work –</i> <i>an employee scheduling software solution for small businesses.</i><p>Any good marketer or business owner trying to leverage the Web to connect with more prospective customers knows that SEO is always changing. As the new year …

We're destroying the planet in ways that are even worse than global warming

Global Warming

10 Things We’ve Learned About Social Media in 2014

One of the best ways I’ve found to learn new things on social media is to try new things. We experiment, we make mistakes. We succeed, and we fail. …

Social Media

What's essential for a social media strategy? Information.

<i>Social media platforms help you understand your prospects and convert them into loyal customers.</i><p>Get social to be successful<p>Social media are one of …

Social Media