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23 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only thing I used to know about Confucius was that he gave great quotes. If it weren't for my brief Wikipedia search this morning, that's all I ever would have known.<p>But his name is still discussed and revered thousands of years after …

Motivation

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …

Healthy Eating

The Biggest Mistake Work-Life Integrators Always Make

Forget work-life balance. Integration is the new normal. But this is the mistake to avoid.<p>I'm not a big fan of integrating work into your life if it compromises your life. That's why relationships go south, why kids get the shaft and feel isolated, why there is so much stress and digital overload …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

Don't Make These 5 Social Media Branding Mistakes - Small Business Trends

Now more than ever, social media is providing businesses with the platform, exposure and increasingly visual opportunity to create, promote and …

4 Truths About Managing Younger Workers

They're not going to stop looking at their phones, for one thing. Here's what else you need to know about your youngest employees.<p>There's no shortage of opinions regarding the merits and demerits of Millennials as employees. Whether you resent their disdain for rules or appreciate their desire to …

The 3 Things Everyone Should Know In Your Company

Want to get everyone on your team aligned? Teach them basic sales skills.<p>Companies that are aligned around the importance of sales are the strongest. In all organizations, there are times where anyone on the team can help in the sales process. When you teach everyone in your company basic sales, …

Business Strategy

Videos Your Small Business Must Have in the Coming Year

Video is so important. Unfortunately, there are many business owners who feel that video is not for them or they simply haven’t taken the time to …

Ditch Advertising, Craft Real Stories to Create Marketing "Fizz"

Ted Wright had an incredible idea for a word of mouth marketing campaign to capitalize on Delta Airline’s advantage as an employer with strong …

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses - Small Business Trends

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. …

The Infographic Resume: Pros, Cons and How-To - Small Business Trends

Pictures are not only worth a thousand words, they can also help you get a job. Visual content is more appealing to look at and can illustrate …

12 Rules for the New Economy - Small Business Trends

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking at a holiday event. Instead of one of my usual (but awesome) presentations, I wrote some thoughts on a …

2015: Montblanc Just Got Smarter

Montblanc starts the New Year with a smart move: just two hours into 2015, the brand unveiled the new Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch line.<p>Mind you, since Jerome Lambert (previously CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre) took over the helm of Montblanc in late 2013, we have seen many great …

Designer Christmas cards 2014

Here is a selection of our favourite Christmas cards, movies and gifs we've received this year, including this tiny skier racing down a balustrade …

Thanksgiving recipes: The Food section’s 2014 collection

Two Thanksgiving issues. Almost 30 recipes. Here is our complete listing for your perusal and inspiration.<p>Mushroom and Stout Potpies With Sweet Potato Crusts<p>Turkey Breast Stuffed With Pears, Fennel and Hazelnuts<p>Fifteen-Layer Potato Gratin<p>Pam Ginsberg’s Roast Turkey au Jus<p>Whole Roasted Cauliflower …

Resumes Are Messing Up Hiring

While we are surrounded by a wave of new disruptive technologies and apps, HR still hasn’t improved how it evaluates the prospective workforce. Traditional hiring processes that revolve around CVs are no longer sufficient – they don’t pinpoint the right qualities demanded of leaders today, and …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Particular Architects build themselves a reconfigurable studio

Fold-down desks and mobile workstations allow Australian firm Particular Architects to regularly reconfigure the layout of their studio space in …

Shigeru Ban redesigns interiors for iron-clad New York apartment block

<b>News:</b> a New York developer has revealed first images of an apartment block redevelopment underway in Manhattan with interiors designed by this year's …

What do Teenagers do Saturday Nights? Find Out

What you learn from this teen panel Thursday night may surprise you.<p>You may be surprised to learn what your children's friends -- and your own kids …

TED Talk: How Public Spaces Make Cities Work / Amanda Burden

Amanda Burden, former animal behaviorist turned New York’s chief city planner, has discovered what makes cities desirable: great public spaces. …

Are You a High-Performer--or Just an Overachiever?

There's a difference. A big difference. High-performers grow a business into what it needs to be.<p>Overachievers make for worrisome business leaders, and they’re doubly dangerous as CEOs. Why? Because their desire to <i>achieve</i> blinds them from the vital need to <i>perform</i>.<p>'Achieve' comes from an old French …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Dunes Bowl by Alessandro Isola

Alessandro Isola has used 3D printing to create the Dunes Bowl.<p>From the designer<p>By taking simple everyday objects such as bowls and serving trays the …

Do You Have the Right People on Your Bus?

Identifying the team players who aren't contributing the quantity or quality that they should is both uncomfortable and unpleasant. But it's also essential to your company's growth.<p>Noted author and strategist Jim Collins popularized the idea that before leaders can move their companies in the right …

5 Ways to Build a Truly Resilient Company

You'd be amazed at just how strong your company can be if you embrace a few simple leadership practices.<p>Although it sounds paradoxical, with the economy improving now is a great time to prepare your company for the inevitable bumps (or worse) that it's bound to encounter at some point. By being …

Forget Steve Jobs. Model This Entrepreneur Instead

Steve Jobs succeeded at a real cost. Here's another entrepreneur you can emulate to achieve your dreams without causing so much pain.<p>By now it seems everyone has read Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Steve Jobs. Though the book is masterfully written and its subject was certainly …

How to Use Infographics to Communicate With Your Customers

When you need to convey dense data or an important message, your best bet may be to create an easy-to-digest visual.<p>Do you have a complicated message packed with dense data, an enlightening set of facts, or a powerful message you want to communicate with your customers? If you're not using them …