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10 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, …

Call for e-cigarette safety warnings

<b>Safety messages should be displayed on electronic cigarette kits, fire bosses have said following a rise in incidents linked to the devices.</b><p>Figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests show e-cigarettes or related equipment, including chargers, were involved in more than 100 fires in …

Public Health

To 'Vape' Or Inhale E-Cigarette Vapors Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year

"Vape," the word for inhaling and exhaling the vapor of an electronic or e-cigarette, has been chosen as Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year, it …

E-cigarette ban not about health -- Russ Rataczak

This was never about smoking, was it?<p>I have known from the beginning that smoking wasn't the only benefit or privilege that liberalism was after. …

The 4 Things Your Customers Really Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research I read more a decade ago about Delta Airlines showed that among the many things that people want to know about the individuals in business who serve them, four items consistently remain at the top of the list.<p>Customers want to …

128M People Have Watched These 4 Girls Act Like Toy Dolls

They might not be amongst Hollywood's elite, but these four YouTube sensations have a global audience and avid fanbase. But what makes them so …

From Tesla to Dunkin' Donuts, One Firm's Quest to Fine-Tune the World

At a Little Caesars in Salt Lake City, the pizza making process is executed with precision. The employees receive a worksheet each morning that …

Could Saliva Be The Next Great Renewable Resource?

One person’s spit is another person’s fuel supply.<p>When I was 11-years-old, I could hardly finish a sentence without generating a small lake of saliva between my tongue and my plastic retainer. And, like any prepubescent with extreme, corrective mouth gear, I yearned for the day when I’d be able to …

Fuel Cell

6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Targeting an audience on Twitter is critical and no simple task. Fortunately, there are a number of smart tools available that make it easier to connect with your market and build highly curated audience lists. These six steps help you …

“Social Media Doesn’t Sleep”: How This Local Shop Cranked Sales From $63K To $7 Million

From tweeting to photographing models herself to customer service, Diana Harbour is re-defining what it means to be hands-on. Here are the secrets to social selling she’s learned with The Red Dress Boutique.<p>Less than a decade ago Diana Harbour was toiling away in a cubicle, crafting corporate-ese …

Customer Service Matters Much More Than You May Think - Small Business Trends

Customer service is a big “elephant in the room” for so many businesses out there. It’s really not easy to train yourself or your employees with the …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do | Inc.com

If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to delegate and outsource.<p>To get a handle on the time-sucking, productivity-killing tasks …

Outsourcing

4 Things New Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Sales and Marketing

Entrepreneurs are a special breed – they are risk takers, innovators, and problem solvers. They are often enthusiastic, passionate and willing to …

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Company

Over the past few months I have been exploring how the various facets of work are evolving and changing, specifically around behaviors. This started with two articles, the first was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager and the second was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee. …

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

<i>This article has been excerpted from</i> 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 <i>by Entrepreneur Press & Cheryl Kimball (2009).</i><p>Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and …

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether your skill set is in style, science or tech, as an entrepreneur, one of the most important assets we can hone is the ability to shape meaningful, personal connections through the mentor-mentee relationship.<p>The key mentors in my …

The Real Reason Customers Buy From You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you know why your customer just placed that order with you? Do you know why that client just hired you? Think about it. What really made the difference?<p>Was it your great use of technology? Perhaps. You’ve always been a good …

10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands

Do you have a smallish kitchen? Or maybe you’re on the fence about work islands (think they’re too suburban?). Here are a dozen low-commitment, …

Home Improvement

The Key to Success? Relationships.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you ask 10 entrepreneurs to tell you the key to business success, you're likely to get 10 different answers. I'm sure one would say product innovation, and while that's definitely a significant factor, it's not the right answer. And, …

31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

Can you get through this post without calling your contractor?

Living Rooms

Seven Rare Steve Jobs Videos That Show How To “Think Different”

In this video from 1982 (actually, an audio-recording-as-video) Steve Jobs talks to the Academy of Achievement about what makes a person intelligent. …