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Growth Doesn't Just Happen--You Need a Plan. Here Are 4 Ways to Succeed, According to an Expert

It's okay to take leaps if you know where you're jumping next.<p>Buzzwords don't become so overnight. While at a later point they can get overused they are always rooted in something initially or interminably relevant.<p>So when you hear the term "transformation" now what do you think? Is it how your …

Business Strategy

The Digital Marketing Handbook

Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781599186214<p>$21.99<p>Additional Links:<p>What’s Your Website’s ROI?<p>Written to help marketers—from the Fortune 1000 to small business owners and solopreneurs—turn their websites from cost centers to profit centers, <i>The Digital Marketing Handbook</i> by legendary copywriting pioneer and …

Marketing

12 Of The Best Business Audiobooks for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Both of my parents and one of my stepparents are entrepreneurs. My father worked at a Fortune 500 company until I graduated high school, and he’s …

Oprah Winfrey

3 Communication Hacks That Will Make Everyone Want to Work With You

In order to get people to understand you, you just need to get to the point.<p><i>What's your favorite life hack? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anna Pickard, Creative Director, Voice</b> …

Hacking

3 Ways to Be Super Productive Starting Right Now

Having the right tech and working more productively helps streamline operations, saving time and boosting your bottom line.<p>By Entrepreneur Partner Studio Staff<p>Everyone wants to get more done in a given day. If you own your own business, productivity helps you take it to the next level.<p>Productivity …

Time Management

The Most Successful People Learn How to Focus on the Positive

When you believe positive things will happen, you find a way to make this vision a reality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Adapted from</i> Firestarters: How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators Can Inspire You to Ignite Your Own Life<i>, published by Prometheus Books.</i><p>"When …

Success

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

Marketing

16 Key Issues In Negotiating An Employment Severance Package

In an uncertain economy, almost any employee or executive will at some point face having his or her employment terminated. If you are terminated, you want to be able to negotiate a reasonable severance package, especially if you have an existing employment agreement.<p>There are a number of key legal …

The Workplace

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Self-help

How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

LinkedIn is an incredible tool for job seekers.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>If you're in transition and looking for a new job or you're contemplating changing jobs, there's nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient and effective on LinkedIn. Being listed on …

Employment

4 Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

CommentsView the discussion thread. It’s no question that the modern entrepreneur community has become fascinated with wealth consciousness and money …

Self-improvement

How productive are you?

Here’s a new test to find out.<p>By Kara Baskin | April 10, 2018<p>Why It Matters<p>How could you better manage your time? A few minutes with the Pozen …

MIT Sloan

Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You're Born With

Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Silver-tongued orators are like world-class magicians. They float onto the stage with enviable swagger. They use choice material, and their compelling …

Public Speaking

4 steps to help you wake up, engage, and create the job of your dreams

Are you getting the kind of results you want at work? If you’re like many professionals, the answer is no. Perhaps you’re stalled mid-way up the …

Self-improvement

Ditch the gym with these seven home workout essentials

Going to the gym can be a chore.<p>Not only is it easy to avoid committing to, it can also be expensive.<p>So why not work out at home?<p>We’ve found seven …

Exercise

10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel

Cool charts for allImage by ThinkstockHave you noticed that people groan when you pop open a spreadsheet to share your brilliant data insights? Maybe …

Data Visualization

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

How to Get Your First 10,000 Followers on Instagram (a Real Story and Strategy) | Inc.com

I started like everybody else on Instagram: with no followers. In the brief span of just 50 weeks, I accumulated more than 14,000 followers.<p>I don't want to brag. I want to teach you how to do the same thing.<p>As a result, I now get about 15 to 30 leads a month from Instagram for digital marketing …

Marketing

A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

Shares 2.0K<p>We all know that social media success doesn’t happen by accident. It’s planned for.<p>But without a roadmap, it’s tough to know what you’re …

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …

Motivation

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of …

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

Self-improvement

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to help.<p>Read on for …

Motivation

How To Be Your Own Accountability Partner

Instead of waiting for someone else to help you reach your goals, ask yourself these questions to take matters into your own hands.<p>Procrastination, blame, and downright laziness. It’s easy to put off tasks and responsibilities, but if you want to be successful, you need accountability. A lot has …

Procrastination

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

Self-improvement

Zen philosophy reveals 4 ways to stop caring what other people think of you

<i>“When you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful.” – Caroline Myss</i><p>Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do you feel the need to …