28Sep

17 Tricks To Get More Things Done During the Work Day

Sometimes, we wish there were more hours in the day. Unfortunately, we can’t control time. What we can control is our productivity. Being cautious with how we spend our time is vital to getting more done during the day. Waking up earlier, meditating, creating daily to-do lists — there are […]

28Sep

Join Us at the Entrepreneur 360™ Conference on November 16

We’re counting down the weeks to our annual Entrepreneur 360 Conference, a full-day event bringing together independent thinkers, company leaders, and industry innovators. This year’s event will take place in Long Beach, Calif. on November 16. Tickets for this event are limited; however, you can secure yours at the early-bird […]

28Sep

Do This After Mastering the Basics of Your Industry

On this episode of REI360, Entrepreneur Network partners Chris Haddon and Jason Balin discuss the importance of both learning basic skills and excelling at those skills consistently. From marketing to real estate, every industry has its own set of basics, and a lot of people who do well in their industries focus […]

27Sep

5 Simple, Low-Budget Growth Hacks to Increase App Downloads

Are you looking for simple strategies that can lead to thousands — if not millions — of downloads? Are you looking for out-of-the-box app marketing ideas to help your app get discovered? Getting downloads for your app is a tough task. But here are five simple growth hacks to help you increase […]

27Sep

5 Essential Tips for Networking in Real Estate

Learning how to network effectively is a must if you work in real estate. After all, networking is fundamental to the success of any real estate business. When I consider this fact, always I’m surprised by the number of developers and realtors who don’t take advantage of incredible networking opportunities […]

27Sep

Use SEO to Create a Strategic Advantage for Your Website

Anyone can build a boat, but without the right plans, proper tools, and focused maintenance, it will sink. The same goes for websites. There are over 1 billion websites online, however, many have been sunk, abandoned, and left wallowing in the digital depths due to a lack of strategy informing […]

27Sep

What Happened to the Human Side of Your Recruiting?

A negative candidate experience can be costly because job-seekers are prone to share how they feel about their experience with others. CareerArc’s 2016 State of the Candidate Experience survey found that nearly 60 percent of its 826 respondents said they had had a poor candidate experience, and 72 percent had shared that […]

27Sep

The Better Skills Test: How to Determine If You Should Price or Proposition Simplify Your Business

The following excerpt is from Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood’s book Simplify. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes In order to succeed as a simplifier, your firm needs to have the right skill set for your market, but it must also be better at simplifying in that way than any current […]

27Sep

The No. 1 Reason Your Online Business Isn't Making Money

We live in an interesting time. Today, 3 billion people log onto the internet each day, and that number is growing by 8 percent every year. You can learn how to do pretty much anything through blogs, websites, podcasts and videos. This has created a tremendous opportunity to get exposure […]

27Sep

The No. 1 Reason Your Online Business Isn't Making Money

We live in an interesting time. Today, 3 billion people log onto the internet each day, and that number is growing by 8 percent every year. You can learn how to do pretty much anything through blogs, websites, podcasts and videos. This has created a tremendous opportunity to get exposure […]

26Sep

11 Simple Questions to Improve Your SaaS Customer's Onboarding

“The reality is, you’ll never retain all of your customers, and some of those reasons you can’t control.” That solid advice comes from former ConversionXL editor Tommy Walker. Even if you improve free trial signups, you won’t save them all — and you will waste a lot of time trying. Because the fact […]

26Sep

Business Challenges Are When Your Team Builds Muscle and Confidence

When I was younger, I used to read about the wildly successful companies featured in popular business magazines, such as “Entrepreneur,” with a great deal of jealousy. I thought, these companies are so successful, every day there must be like paradise. No struggles, stress or challenges on the horizon. These […]

26Sep

4 Things You Can Do To Make Data Work For You

The owner of my favorite local floral shop has unlocked one of the secrets of driving repeat sales by tapping into valuable customer data — but she doesn’t think about it that way. “I’m not using data, I’m just caring about my customers and being smart about it,” Joan shared with […]

26Sep

Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things

This story appears in the September 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Kari Granger, an executive and leadership coach in Evergreen, Colo., learned a few things about team building during her 12 years at the Air Force Academy and in the Air Force, followed by stints in corporate America. Here […]

26Sep

Struggling With Your First Sale? Follow These 3 Tips.

Entrepreneurs don’t always want to be known as salespeople. They often prefer innovators, leaders and builders. But the truth is, selling is one of the most important skillsets for founders and CEOs and deliberately developing those talents is critical to starting and running a business. Everything revolves around selling – […]

26Sep

Why You Can Never Give Up Hope

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison What would you try if you knew you were eventually going to succeed? Not that it would be easy or just happen without effort. But that you would […]

26Sep

How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere

Around the world, entrepreneurs are dealing with the same problem. In cities like Chicago, Barcelona, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney, they’re trying to harness the power of the innovation economy by building ecosystems of technologists, investors, industry insiders and more. But for many of these entrepreneurs, building an innovation […]

23Sep

How Do You Solve the Discount Conundrum in B2B Sales?

Research has shown that it takes the average SaaS startup nearly 11 months of a year-long contract to pay off the associated acquisition costs. In this light, can B2B companies really afford to offer discounts, even if they think that move might help them close more deals? Related: The Danger of Frequent […]

23Sep

5 Ways to Create a Culture That Aligns With Your Brand

The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s new book The Brand Mapping Strategy. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Just as creating a personal brand has become a key component in managing individual careers, building a brand-centric business — from startups to Fortune 500 — has […]

23Sep

If, Like Many Others, You're Hesitating About Going Public, Scale This Way Instead.

The American business trend of building out to an eventual IPO (initial public offering) is changing: Companies such as Uber, which Fortune ranked No. 1 of the 25 most important private companies, are opting to remain private — and for good reason: When you’ve worked hard to create a successful business, the pride you have […]

23Sep

5 Huge Mistakes That Have Cost Me Millions

At this point in my career, there is no denying that life is pretty good. I’m a multi-millionaire, able to travel around the world, all while doing what I love. I am so proud of where my career has taken me and the accomplishments that I’ve made along the way. […]

23Sep

How to Turn Negative Experiences Around and Thrive

When we experience failure, tragedy, or hardship, I believe we all struggle with envisioning the absolute worst outcome. When I got injured in my very first game in the NFL, I was completely broken and defeated in that moment, but I made it even worse because I chose to feel […]

23Sep

7 Habits of a Self-Made Millennial Millionaire

Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, and innovators have been defined by their routines and habits. There are many people who say that the way you start the day is what defines your success. For millennia, those who have made a consistent effort to contribute change to the world […]

23Sep

Want to Stay Ahead of the Competition? Get Virtual.

When “Pokémon GO” launched this summer, it got people talking — and not just about gym takeovers and Pikachus. The game’s popularity signaled the growing power of augmented and virtual reality (VR). VR, in particular, is a hot tech trend right now, but it’s been in development for some time. […]