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Creating and Keeping a Positive Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When first starting out, most entrepreneurs are so obsessed with perfecting their product or service, they don't have much time to think about company culture. Big mistake. Many founders don't realize the importance of a shared vision or …

Leadership Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, we honor the memory of a visionary leader who changed American culture forever. As many people enjoy this long three-day weekend, take some time to really think about the leadership lessons and the legacy that Dr. King left …

Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People of all ages, backgrounds and traditions respond to great stories. That's the secret behind the enduring power of myths, legends and scriptures. We see ourselves in stories. We empathize with the heroes and enjoy rooting against the …

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich and Successful

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept …

The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>On its face, it seems somehow glib to try to draw practical lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963.<p>This speech transcended speechwriting and speech-giving technique. This …

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to first be a successful leader. After all, motivating and inspiring your team to come in every day and do their best work is arguably the single most important aspect of the …

5 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes us from achieving our dreams.<p>I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears …

How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses must spend money to grow, but ponying up your hard-earned cash without a plan probably won't do your startup any good. To really grow your business this year, you'll need a smart, organized and strategic investment plan.<p>Many …

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Tick

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all have in common? Probably nothing. Or maybe a lot. Honestly, I have no idea. What I do know is that I met one of them and - trust me when I tell you - he is one-of-a-kind. A unicorn. …

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

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 Querzoli</i> …

The Art of Effective Feedback

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In any given office, you're probably going to hear the word "feedback" dozens of times a day. People are "looking forward to your feedback" or promising to "get you feedback asap." We all know that good feedback is essential to …

Delegating is Good. That's Why I Delegated This Headline.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ulysses S. Grant instructed William Sherman to seize Savannah; Nolan Bushnell hired Allan Alcorn to design Pong; Woodstock served as Snoopy's sidekick for years, faithfully performing any task that was asked. The point? Delegating …

5 Tips for Launching a Side Business

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>While some entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to follow their dreams, <i>U.S. News & World</i> Report senior money editor Kimberly Palmer started a side business because she was worried about the stability of her dream job.<p>"I felt a lot of financial stress …

How Building a Community Helped Launch an International Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 12th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons learned to</i> …

Yes, You Can Be Happy While Pushing Yourself to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us, at some point or another, think that we will be happy once we achieve a particular goal.<p><i>I'll be happy after I...</i><p>graduate from college<br>• make a million dollars<br>• get married<br>• lose 40 pounds<br>• get a job<p>...and so on.<p>To be clear, I have been …