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Australia Is Giving Away Free Flights to the Outback

If you’re going to sit through the long flight to Australia, why not see all that the country has to offer?<p>There’s plenty to visit, from Sydney to …

10 life-hacking books that will power your way to more creativity

When we think about creative types, our attention often turns to the end result. We focus on how the "creation" changed an industry, disrupted a …

Creativity

7 Critical Skills All Sales Superstars Possess in Today's Market

Being talkative and persuasive are often treated as must-have skills for salespeople, but in fact, you don't even need them anymore.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we compliment salespeople, we often say things like: “He has the gift of gab” or “She is so …

Selling

My 8 Favorite Tools for Driving Business Growth

Supercharge your digital marketing with these 8 tools. After all, who has the time to do all those tasks without help?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve spent over a dozen years in digital marketing learning to split my attention across multiple businesses, …

Marketing

RANKED: The 24 best countries in the world

The media organisation — notable for its influential US university rankings — evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, from economic influence to citizenship and quality of life.<p>By surveying more than 21,000 business leaders, informed elites, and general citizens, the aim of the "2017 …

8 things you must remember when doing business in China

China is sometimes seen as a very mysterious country. It’s proved to be a remarkable economic success for the past 30 years, growing into the world’s second largest economy after the US and the biggest trading partner for most Asian economies.<p>No doubt, that China is a huge, expanding and a very …

7 Deadly Fears Entrepreneurs Must Overcome to be Successful

How to recognize and conquer your fears, keep motivated, and stay focused on the future.<p>Starting from scratch can be both exciting and frightening for entrepreneurs.<p>This is true whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or you've recently quit your job to start up a new company.<p>Right now your future …

Entrepreneurship

What This Founder Learned at a Farmstand Helped Her Bra Startup

Heidi Zak, the founder and CEO of lingerie company ThirdLove, shares lessons learned.<p>10 min read<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success</i> …

Entrepreneurship

10 Bad reasons to become an entrepreneur

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share20<p>+12<p>Shares 34<p>Every entrepreneur needs to be honest about their strengths and weaknesses, and realistic about their reasons for …

9 ways to sell on social media

Struggling to bring your fans and followers to your online store? Why not bring your online store to them instead?Selling on social media is not a …

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

Small Business

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business

Have you ever wondered what role luck plays in business success, and what you can do to improve your own luck? Here are some tips.<p>Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After …

Self-improvement

10 Success lessons from Brian Chesky – “Airbnb Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+11<p>Shares 81<p>Growing up, Brian Chesky never envisioned himself as an entrepreneur. Instead, the Airbnb co-founder came up with the …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 93 Percent of Successful Entrepreneurs Say This Is the Key

I asked 118 successful founders for their best advice, and 110 told me basically the same thing.<p>Parents want the best for our kids. Near the top of the list? Financial security and freedom.<p>Since research shows that the only way to accumulate great wealth in America is through entrepreneurship, I …

Entrepreneurship

How to prevent type 2 diabetes: Six useful steps

Type 2 diabetes is a serious but common disease that can harm many organs of the body.<p>Currently, 40 percent of people in the United States are …

What the world’s top investors read every morning

Every morning, the top venture capital investors in the world wake up, drink a fresh cup of coffee, or Soylent, and mine these blogs and newsletters …

Venture Capital

9 business cards for graphic designers you’ll want to keep

Much of the work of graphic designers today exists only in pixel form. But that doesn’t mean the appeal of print design has gone away; quite the …

7 Ways To Fund Your Startup Business | Articles | Chief Strategy Officer

At a recent small business event, one of the most common topics of conversation amongst budding entrepreneurs was the best way to fund their …

Small Business

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Business, Politics, and Tech

Turn endless commutes and long waits in line into some of your most productive--and enjoyable--time by listening to these finely tuned podcasts on six need-to-know subjects.<p>Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro …

personalgrowth

10 Success lessons from Amancio Ortega – “Wealthiest Man in Europe” for entrepreneurs

Share27<p>Tweet<p>Share36<p>+14<p>Shares 67<p>With a net worth in excess of $66 billion, Amancio Ortega is the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in …

10 Ways for Small Businesses to Dominate Local Markets

There are several ways small businesses can better position themselves to compete in the local market.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26, 2016) is an American shopping holiday that aims to promote shopping at local businesses. …

Small Business

Small Business: The Best (And Free) Customer Service Strategy You're Not Using

Small businesses, now 28 million strong across America, face challenges exacerbated during the holiday season: seasonal hiring, tight labor markets, discount pricing, social media strategy, and small business Saturday marketing promotions.<p>Often these issues take precedence over customer service. …

Customer Experience

How to Make Your Website a Top Search Result (Without Writing Anything New)

Seven tips for turning private junk into click-worthy public gold.<p>One person's trash is another person's treasure. Many small businesses store internal documents on their private servers and never imagine they might be useful and interesting to the outside world.<p>But they very well might be. Let's …

Social Media

Need a Money Makeover? 8 Must-Read Personal Finance Books

Lay the groundwork for a profitable 2017 with a little end-of-the-year reading.<p>Just about nobody would say 2016 has been smooth sailing. Between a divisive election, the loss of a host of cultural icons, and seemingly endless international turmoil, it seems like this year has been determined to …

Personal Finance

10 Success lessons from Richard Branson – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share51<p>Tweet<p>Share273<p>+15<p>Shares 329<p>Richard Branson went from being a dyslexic kid who performed badly in school to a British business magnate with a …

Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Small LGBTQ-Inclusive Cities

Major cities like New York and San Francisco are known for being LGBTQ-friendly, but there are many smaller cities across U.S. that are highly rated in terms of inclusivity. In its 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) examined 506 cities across the country and rated …

7 Ways to Save Your Business Thousands of Dollars Each Month

Keeping expenses down makes you a lot calmer when thinking how to boost revenue.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every small business owner worries about money. Sometimes that means cutting corners where you shouldn’t, or not paying yourself what you …

Small Business