09Oct

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Employees Play Games (Infographic)

Work can be stressful — long hours, long to-do lists, tight deadlines. With all the chaos, it’s on leaders to do what they can to prevent burnout among employees. It’s not an easy task, but there is one simple solution: games. An infographic by Liberty Games shows the health and […]

09Oct

18 Tools That Saved Time and Grew My Business

We’re getting closer to the end of the year. It’s been a very exciting year for me achieving most of the goals that I’ve set so far. And of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of some tools that have provided great shortcuts. The tools shared in […]

09Oct

How to Get Your Company to Transform and Become One With Your Brand Promise

The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s new book The Brand Mapping Strategy. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Creating a brand-centric organization is never a perfectly smooth process. No matter how committed the senior leaders, well-thought-out the strategy or high the degree of […]

09Oct

Are Successful Cold Calls Still Possible in the Digital Age?

Now that everyone has caller ID and most people are weary of telemarketers, the question arises whether cold-calling is still viable in today’s world. Related: How I Made $24,000 in 4 Weeks of Cold Calling As a result, companies are instead focusing on buying and maintaining email lists, and often sending out constant […]

09Oct

Steve Case: Confidence Is Silicon Valley's Most Powerful Advantage

I began my journey with the Rise of the Rest tour, a road trip designed to celebrate entrepreneurship across the U.S., in Omaha, Neb. I soon discovered that despite the struggles, entrepreneurs can succeed anywhere; they just need to know where to look and have confidence in their abilities. When […]

09Oct

The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People (Infographic)

Rise and shine. Don’t hit that snooze button! How you wake up can often dictate how the rest of your day will go. That’s why it’s important to approach every day with a strong and optimistic routine. How do you think the most successful people in the world start their […]

09Oct

3 Steps to Get More Done in Less Time

Recently a friend of mine held a productivity summit with 20 or more experts. The content shared came to more than 20 hours.  When he told me about it my eyes glazed over. He noticed. “What’s the problem? I’ve put together the greatest minds on productivity. This information is incredibly valuable,” […]

06Oct

4 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Writer for Your Blog

It’s no secret that using high quality written blog content can improve your overarching marketing efforts. In fact, 76 percent of B2B content marketers plan to create more content than last year. While creating exceptional written content seems simple in theory, consistent execution is where some content marketers run into […]

06Oct

The 3 Types of Partnerships Startups Need to Form

Starting up a business is never easy, especially when the market is constantly getting more crowded. It is increasingly difficult to find ways for your business stand out, and to forge the necessary relationships to help your business succeed in the early stages. But not all hope is lot. Partnerships […]

06Oct

Why This Founder Only Hires People Who Are 'Better' Than Him

Founded in 2009, Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. In this video, founder and CEO Jim Wong says he is inspired every day by helping professionals with their dreams, goals and careers. Wong explains how his own unique hiring strategy helps him grow his […]

06Oct

4 Reasons to Get Away from Transactional Networking

When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get into a habit of transactional networking (“I’ll do this for you, now you do this for me.”) And that makes sense: You’re always looking out for the best interest of your company, so you only seek out relationships that could have a clear […]

06Oct

Why This Travel CEO Wants His Customers to Take Giant Risks

This story appears in the October 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » As told to Ashlea Halpern by Tom Morgan of The Adventurists. I was studying abroad in the Czech Republic in 2001, majoring in art, which is a degree in how to be unemployed. I had a lot of […]

06Oct

7 Ways a Plus-Size Model and CEO Turns Followers Into Sales

Model and entrepreneur Ashley Alexiss launched her swimwear company Alexiss Swimwear a year ago with the hopes to create clothing that empowers and boosts the confidence of women of all sizes. Oh, and also to make money. So far, she’s found success on both fronts. The company sold more than 2,000 units this year and regularly receives […]

06Oct

5 Steps to Creating Metrics That Matter for Your Company

Times have changed since 1998 when ConsumerAffairs was founded at the start of the dot-com boom. When I acquired the company more than 10 years later in 2010 from serial entrepreneur Jim Hood, there was no dashboard or metrics in place. My management team and I had to build all […]

06Oct

Why True Entrepreneurs View Setbacks As Opportunities

Experiencing success as an entrepreneur is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Once you and your team have been directly responsible for building something that provides value to customers and stakeholders alike, you want to stay in that place forever. And that’s understandable. Related: 4 Ways to Rebuild Your Self-Confidence […]

05Oct

10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property

As a real estate investor, author and podcaster, I’m often asked if it is “too late” to buy real estate. After all, prices have climbed dramatically over the past several years, and many homeowners and investors are worried that they’ve missed their chance.   Related: The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014 My answer […]

05Oct

These Are the 3 Things That Make or Break a Startup City

Entrepreneur is on the road with startup platform Rise of the Rest. Check out Startup Anywhere for stories from the October road trip as well as for insights from thought leaders and community leaders showing there’s an entrepreneurial world outside Silicon Valley. Today, we toured Denver on a bus to see […]

05Oct

5 Counterintuitive Ways to Transform Your Customer Care Experience

The Internet user is an impatient customer. Always plugged in, often through multiple devices and living a large part of their lives online, so they naturally expect uninterrupted service. They have less patience to deal with glitches and problems, expect immediate resolution (or at least an accelerated one) and can […]

05Oct

A Strong Company Culture Is Key for Long-Term Success

Culture is the backbone of any successful business. It consists of a company’s attitudes, beliefs, mission and philosophy. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ivan Misner discusses the importance of fostering a strong organizational culture. Culture permeates all levels of an organization, affecting the way people interact with one another and […]

05Oct

Being a Small Business Can Be a Big Recruiting Advamtage

It’s no secret that small businesses find hiring to be a top HR challenge. In fact, a recent ADP study found that 40 percent of small businesses believe filling an open position is more difficult than expected and 32 percent said it took longer than expected. However, despite the fact […]

05Oct

4 Tips for Crafting the Ideal Sales Letter

The following excerpt is from Craig Simpson’s The Advertising Solution. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes If one of the greatest marketers of his time were to tell you what he considered the essential elements of a sales letter, wouldn’t you listen to what he had to say? Well, that’s exactly […]

05Oct

Build Customer Loyalty by Focusing on Customer Outcomes

A common question I’m asked is: How can you compete with Amazon, which provides excellent customer service and offers the same products at the same prices you do? This is a tough question, and it’s one that more and more businesses are going to have to answer if it is going to survive in […]

05Oct

Brad Feld and Steve Case: Fear Can Paralyze or Propel Us

Entrepreneur is on the road with startup platform Rise of the Rest. Check out Startup Anywhere for stories from the October road trip as well as for insights from thought leaders and community leaders showing there’s an entrepreneurial world outside Silicon Valley. Failure is what all great entrepreneurs have in […]

05Oct

4 Visualization Techniques That Can Propel Your Success

I strongly believe in the power of visualization. We must “see that image” in our mind before we ever venture forth to manifest it. Jim Carrey is one of my favorite examples of this. The famous comedian and actor was once a “wannabe.” I remember seeing a highlight of his […]