23Nov

Make the Most of This Time of Year

We are winding down yet another year, and to be honest these last few weeks are always my favorite time of the year. We can start to reflect back on how the year progressed, and also start to think forward to what we want to do differently next year. It’s […]

23Nov

4 Joyless Ways to Biohack Your Way to Higher Productivity

At Silicon Valley startup Nootrobox, Monday evening signals the start of the company-wide 40-hour fast. That’s right — Nootrobox employees eat nothing between Monday evening and Wednesday around noon. You might think not eating for nearly two days would just mean cranky, hungry employees, but CEO Geoffrey Woo insists the […]

22Nov

How To Add Wellness Coaching to Your Personal Training Business

The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Start Your Own Personal Training Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Professional coaching has existed for more than 20 years, and until recently, coaches concentrated on life, corporate and executive coaching. But now health and wellness coach training programs are appearing, […]

22Nov

When Your Goal Is Talent Retention, These Ingredients Make up the Only 'Recipe' You Need

Talent retention is difficult for most employers; in fact, a lot of them don’t even have a retention plan. Marlin Hawk’s Talent Retention and Poaching study from October 2016 found that fully 41 percent of the 400 HR professionals surveyed didn’t have formal retention strategies in place. Related: 4 Smart Ways […]

22Nov

10 Tips for Creating Effective Business Videos

The following excerpt is from Wendy Keller’s book Ultimate Guide to Platform Building. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes If you’ve decided you want to create a video to promote your business, you need to ask yourself a few questions before you get started: Will […]

22Nov

10 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Stupid

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. We throw them around in meetings, e-mails and important documents (such as resumes and client proposals), and they land, like fingernails across a chalkboard, on everyone who has to hear or read them. No matter how talented you […]

22Nov

How Licensing-'in' a Brand Can Wildly Grow Your Product Business

For many years, I licensed out my ideas for new products to companies that were better equipped to bring them to market. When I came up with an idea I thought was good, I’d show it to companies that marketed similar products. If they liked the idea, they would pay […]

22Nov

4 Ways to Build Trust and Help Manage Your Team

Managers in the workplace have multiple roles to play and continuously evolving responsibilities. They must instill a high-performance mindset in their employees while creating a culture the foundation of which promotes teamwork and competitiveness for the betterment of a healthier whole. Additionally, managers must touch the business and stay active; they […]

22Nov

Richard Branson: To Be Successful, Take the Stairs

Although Richard Branson admits to being a big fan of the elevator pitch, he thinks it’s also important to take the stairs — literally. Related: Watch Richard Branson’s Mannequin Challenge Video The outgoing Virgin founder believes that taking the stairs whenever you can is a great way to exercise, especially if […]

22Nov

25 Things to Begin Now so Your Business Thrives in 2017

As 2016 winds down, it’s time to start planning for 2017. For business owners this means getting financially prepared for the new year by following 25 ways in order to keep your business up-and-running for the long haul. 1. Revisit your business plan. If you’re already a business owner then […]

22Nov

How Meal-Kit Companies Prepped for Thousands of Thanksgiving Meals This Week

Those without the time to plan or shop for their daily dinners have found a friend in the  $1.5 billion meal kit industry. Massive boxes of ingredients with step-by-step instructions help both the busy and the inexperienced get home-cooked food on the table every night. But can these companies also […]

21Nov

How to Get Past What's Holding You Back So You Can Achieve Success

On this episode of SpartanUp! podcast, Entrepreneur Network partner Joe De Sena meets with “man whisperer” Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz to discuss how to get past what’s holding you back so you can achieve success.  So what is a “man-whisperer”? Mammarella-D’Cruz works with men going through changes and tough times and trains them to […]

21Nov

Barbara Corcoran's Best Business Advice

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Bryan Elliott asks Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran for her best business advice. Starting a business is difficult. To Corcoran, it’s always easier to start from nothing — that way, you have no expectations. You’ve got nothing to lose. As a busy entrepreneur, Corcoran admits […]

21Nov

Why Flex-Hours Will Save Your Millennial Workforce

“I had to leave,” she said. Dianne, a tech-savvy marketer in Albuquerque, just accepted a flex-hours position at a software company. The decision to quit her current job wasn’t even a question. “They offered me more money and more flexibility,” Diane said. “Now I don’t have to pretend like I’m […]

21Nov

How to Make $1 Million This Year the 'Easy' Way

Some goals seem damn near impossible until we sit down and literally break down how they can be accomplished. You have to take apart each component part, understand it, then reverse engineer it into your life. Making money is no different. Bar some outliers, you don’t just “become” a millionaire. […]

21Nov

5 Powerful Ways to Give Thanks to Your People

This article originally published November 6, 2014. There’s no better time of year than the approaching holiday season for company owners to roll up their sleeves and spread gratitude to the people who have contributed to the business all year long: the amazing employees who embody the culture, vision and soul […]

21Nov

Listen to Your Customers, Stay Focused, Profit

You lose focus. Whatever your job or whatever project you’re working on, as time passes you start forgetting why you’re doing it. You keep your eyes on your work and stop wondering if what you’re doing actually helps your team and company to move forward. The best way to combat […]

21Nov

12 Tips to Retain More Information

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David shares 12 basic things that you can do to improve your memory. To start, think of the information that you remember and ask yourself why you remember that specific information. Whether you’ve got a knack for presidential quotes or mathematical formulas, we […]

19Nov

7 Ways a Journal Can Help Your Career

Keeping a journal might seem like a holdover from your bygone days of tea parties and sleepovers, but this remnant from childhood is anything but childish. Keeping a journal, even if you’re only jotting down a few words or sentences every day, can be an invaluable way to organize your […]

19Nov

Solar Energy Has Big Apple Potential But New York Real Estate Entrepreneurs Haven't Seen the Light

I love New York. I can walk outside, look up and get a lesson in history just from looking at its buildings. Not only is it the birthplace of the American dream, its skyline is an icon of industry, capitalism and our intention to always go bigger and do better. […]

19Nov

Confidence Is the Game-Changer for Winning Big

Until this September, I had never been to a global athletic event before. When I was offered the opportunity to be in Rio and to experience the Olympics up close and personal, I jumped at the chance. Now I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the amazing events and the […]

19Nov

How This Blogger Turned Her Passion Into a Full-time Job

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jen Hacker of Toast Meets Jam talks with Nicolette Mason to discuss blogging, success and branding.  In 2009, Mason started a blog while she attended college as a passion. Blogging was not only a way for Mason to share her thoughts, but it led to interesting opportunities and conversations. Once […]

19Nov

5 Steps to Build Your Global Ecommerce Site

Is your company ready to go global with ecommerce? Maybe it should be. Opportunities to sell globally are substantial and growing. While ecommerce retail sales in the United States are rising — expected to reach $523 billion in the next five years — that number is growing even more rapidly worldwide. Globally, business-to-consumer […]

19Nov

5 Steps to Build Your Global Ecommerce Site

Is your company ready to go global with ecommerce? Maybe it should be. Opportunities to sell globally are substantial and growing. While ecommerce retail sales in the United States are rising — expected to reach $523 billion in the next five years — that number is growing even more rapidly worldwide. Globally, business-to-consumer […]