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25Nov

25 Leadership Lessons Your Business Can't Live Without

When it comes to running a business, you may find yourself learning about skills you never thought you would need. One of those skills is leadership. The reality is that running a business de facto puts you in a leadership position, even if right now your only employee is you. This […]

25Nov

3 Lessons to Learn From the Marriott-Starwood Merger

We’ve just passed the one-year anniversary of Marriott and Starwood Hotel’s merger announcement — and the happy couple is settling in just fine, having completed the $13 billion acquisition in September of this year. Related: Sheraton-Owner Starwood Accepts Higher Takeover Offer From Marriott Though the announcement sounds a bit like marketing spin, […]

25Nov

4 Ways to Sell Like the Rock Star Entrepreneurs

There’s more to entrepreneurship than just starting a business. The world’s best entrepreneurs have a powerful mindset that sets them apart from the rest. Whether you’re new at sales, or you’re a seasoned salesperson, there’s a lot you can learn about selling from today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Adapting an entrepreneurial […]

25Nov

How to Score Public Speaking Events to Grow Your Business

Public speaking is one of the most important skills a business owner can master, yet nearly three quarters of people suffer from speaking anxiety. Whether you are speaking to just one person or in front of a crowd of thousands, this opportunity to share your message and connect with your […]

25Nov

Can Your Product Fit into a Gift Box? Here's a New Holiday Sales Idea.

As a micro-entrepreneur, you’ve probably decked the halls of your brick-and-mortar boutique with twinkling lights and other hallmarks of the holiday season. Your ecommerce site? Aglow with sparkling sales and discounts to woo in buyers for the big Christmas rush.  But, wait. There’s an additional channel to consider that might lead to still more […]

25Nov

5 Predictions to Guide Your Marketing Plan in 2017

There’s never been a better time to be a trep. That’s because the ability to sell and create brand awareness never has been more robust. At the same time, this is the worst time for entrepreneurial marketers to sell products and services. Consumers are more fickle-minded and more distracted than ever […]

24Nov

The Key to Meaningful Productivity: Being Receptive

We all want to be more productive and fulfilled in our day-to-day. Even the words that we use to describe productive people and actions are filled with aspiration: ship, create, code, get things done, make things happen. A quick search of Google for the phrase “increasing productivity” returns nearly half […]

23Nov

How To Improve Your Focus to Increase Your Effectiveness and Results

Too many companies and entrepreneurs underperform because of a lack of focus, or worse, because they are focused on the wrong things. Related: How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain When you focus on the wrong things, it doesn’t matter how good a job you do, you’re not going to be […]

23Nov

WeWork Co-Founder: How to Overcome Fear of Failure

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Bryan Elliott discusses failure and perspective with WeWork co-founder and chief creative officer Miguel McKelvey.  McKelvey explains how for some people, failure is a finish line, but for others it is a point from which to spring forward. Sometimes failure is a low point, […]

23Nov

How to Run a Victory Lap That Amplifies Your Media Coverage

Sports stars are not known for being modest winners. From bus-top trophy parades, back flips, cartwheels and laps of victory, when they come out trumps, they are not shy about celebrating it. So after all of the hard work you have put in, why wouldn’t you do the same when […]

23Nov

All Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 4 Qualities

What are the qualities of an effective entrepreneur? In a recent study, professional services firm EY and the Harvard Business Review teamed up to look back at 30 years of entrepreneurship and 9,200 winners of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year program to identify the common characteristics that successful business owners […]

23Nov

A Little Gratitude Can Go a Long Way

Each Thanksgiving, I’m reminded to take a moment to offer gratitude for all the blessings I received over the past year. It’s nice to reflect on my own achievements, but I find it more fulfilling to open my thoughts to all the ways other people have helped me throughout the […]

23Nov

Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It

Everyone is obsessed with success these days. The demand for any kind of insight into how entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk got to where they are – or were, in the case of Jobs – is insatiable. Unfortunately, it’s all a complete waste of time. Neither […]

23Nov

I Chose to Become a Homeless Entrepreneur. Here's Why.

You’ve probably heard about people who make a radical lifestyle choice relating to their living abode. Remember that Google employee who retrofitted a box truck into an apartment? Or the Silicon Valley product designer who lived in his Honda Civic for four months? Related: You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, […]

23Nov

7 Great Habits Of The Most Successful People

Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire. Successful people are where they are today because of their habits.  Habits determine 95% of a person’s behavior. Everything that you are today, […]

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 […]