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How to Build a Social Media Marketing Strategy for Your Business

With hundreds of active social networks, it can be tough to know where you should start when it comes to marketing a business or building an online …

3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Strategy Sucks

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

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Why Startups Fail, According to 13 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Are you sabotaging your entrepreneurial efforts? See what these millionaire founders have to say.<p>Launching your startup may well be the most exhilarating, rewarding, and terrifying experience of your lifetime. I remember that roller coaster well--there were a lot of sleepless nights in WordStream's …

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Collectible Japanese Performance Cars: Nihon Ahead of the Curve

If a Japanese super GT like the 2015 Nissan GT-R posted elsewhere in this section seems too uncultured and unrefined, lacking in thoroughbred bloodlines, ponder this. Last August in Monterey, a 1972 Datsun (Nissan) Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R, known colloquially as <i>Hakosuka</i> (pronounced Hak-OH-skaa and …

Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

<i>This post originally appeared on the 15five blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Running a company can often feel like caring for a newborn child. There is a natural and healthy fear that arises that if you are not eternally vigilant then something bad will happen.<p>With a baby, this is …

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility

If you avoid these common errors, you'll be more believable and command more respect.<p>Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here …

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Why I Took My Kids' Toys Away | What to Do with Too Many Toys

LOVE YOUR LIFE!<p><b>Ready to face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you LOVE? Listen to the Do It Scared® Podcast with Ruth Soukup on</b> …

7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Work Day

Don't be fooled: you have the power to have a great day. Following these steps will give you a little help.<p>Not every work day can be perfect--life just doesn't roll that way. But you do have a tremendous amount of control over the quality of your 9 to 5. It's just a matter of being intentional.<p>Here …

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5 of the Most Famous Growth Hacks of All Time

<i>Jon Yongfook is a serial entrepreneur based in Asia. He started and sold a popular recipe portal, and now runs a virtual assistant software company. He mentors young startups at Singapore Management University and True Incube Thailand, a 500 Startups Partner.</i><p>Startups are a special breed of …

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q. I'm set to launch my first social network startup at the end of February. However, to gain some initial interest, I need to market the site in an inexpensive way. What are some different, low cost ways I can do so?</b> <i><br>-Matt</i> …

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3 Valuable Data Resources That Provide Exponential Growth

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Numbers do not lie, and when used correctly they can help an online marketing campaign grow quickly and profitably. Every online marketing campaign has an analytic goal related to growing the revenue and profit for a …

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Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small-business owner wearing many hats and managing the day to day of business it is important to take a step back, look at the big picture and continuously work on your business rather than in your business. Seems like the …

Small Business

Three Questions to Consider Before Deciding Where to Locate Your Start-Up

About twice a month I get the opportunity to sit in on Seed and Series A stage startup pitches in Washington DC. However, the unfortunate truth is that those talented founders I see aren’t generally in the right city to build their businesses. In the first article in this series, I showed some …

The natural weakness of programmers as entrepreneurs

<i>Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine & Smart Bear Software.</i><p>You’re a builder, a creator — whether a back-end programmer, a Linux hacker, a Javascript ninja, a UX magician, a designer. You make stuff.<p>That’s great of course, because in a new startup everyone needs to be either making stuff or …

Why Failure Is the Best Friend of Creative Innovation

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In her recent TEDTalk, Alexa Meade describes how she followed her creative instincts away from an office job and into an investigation of shadows, space and light in her parent's basement. This curiosity led her to enact a variety of absurd …

Why Failing Can Be Good

Your business is a flop.<p>These words are every entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. These words can be replaced with:<p>Your business is bankrupt.<p>You’ve …

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few. There are a lot of popular myths about business creativity, yet none of them have much scientific evidence. A new study based on …

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How to Eliminate Habits Holding You Back From Success

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans love routine. When it comes to achieving measurable goals, this means we tend to do what we’ve always done, how we’ve always done it, in the same order as always.<p>This also goes for our habits when working in teams. You’ve …

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5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. For example, people who frequently use personal pronouns like "I" and "me" in small group interactions may be more viewed as more insecure than people who use more inclusive …

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How to Master the 4 Big Social-Media Platforms

Most people think of social media as distribution and use the same messaging on every platform. That's not fully exploiting the tools.<p>Think of how you act with your friends versus how you act with your clients. You behave differently based on your environment. Social media is the same thing. Every …

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We Are Working Less And Sleeping Less Due To The Internet

We are working less and sleeping less, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.<p>According to the study conducted by Scott Wallsten of the Technology PolicyInstitute, we spend sixteen fewer seconds working for every minute we spend online. Similarly, we spend seven fewer …

So Many Business Ideas, Not Enough Time?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: I am at Penn State and have a lot of different business ideas but don't know how to choose one. How would advise I narrow down my selection? Also, can you provide me with guidance on the first step I need to take in order to</b> …

Small Business

Photographer Dad Takes Super Fun & Creative Photos of His Girls

Jason Lee, photographer and father, has taken a photo series of his adorable girls Kristin and Kayla in a variety of silly and creative situations. …

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You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

10 Sex Tips for Every Spot On Your Body

Your top erogenous zones—and what your partner should do with each one

12 Things Happy People Do Differently -- And Why I Started Doing Them

A lot of people have midlife crises. Me, I had a quarter-life crisis a few years ago, when I turned 24. There was no impulse purchase involving a red Mustang or electric guitar, but as my iPhone alarm woke me up bright and early for work one morning in my two-bedroom NYC apartment, I pondered, "Do …

6 Ways to Ruin Your Day

The road between just a bad day and an all-out miserable day is short--especially if you make any of these things habits.<p>Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."<p>Will your day be productive and positive or dreary and depressing? It's up to you. …

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Turn Customers Into Advocates: 3 Steps | Inc.com

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