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Run & Grow

5 Steps to Making a Millions or More a Year

The secrets to achieving this seemingly elusive goal are far more systematic than you might think

Want to become a millionaire? Better yet, how about making a million dollars per year? Maybe more? If that's something you're reaching for, join the club. It's a goal sought after by countless souls on the planet. In fact, one study conducted by TD ...

by R.L. Adams  | April 20, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

Alibaba's Billionaire Founder Jack Ma Says Companies Forcing Staff to Work Overtime Are 'Foolish'

He was responding to a debate over the 996 schedule, which means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma again weighed in on the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture on Sunday, this time calling enforced long hours “unsustainable.”Ma’s comment followed his remarks on Thursday that working overtime could be a “huge blessing” ...

by Laurie Chen  | April 19, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

3 Ways To Put Your Customers' Needs First -- And Increase Your Profits in the Process

How to build a brand that thrives when customers succeed

When my company fails to make a sale I feel sick to my stomach, but not for the reasons you might think.No, I’m not some greedy businessman, nor some scammy internet marketer living in my parents' basement. My squirrelly stomach happens because ...

by CJ Forse  | April 18, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

To Succeed, Just Follow This Six-Step Plan

Stuck trying to figure out what's next? Just start moving

This story appears in the April 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »You are six steps away from your goal. So am I. So is everyone. And I mean it! Regardless of our circumstances, career paths, or past accomplishments, we are all six steps away. But here’s the kicker: ...

by Jason Feifer  | April 17, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Steps to Handling a Crisis Like a Boss

I've read countless textbooks about crisis management, but I'm still disappointed at the lack of common sense

It’s wonderful when everything in your business runs smoothly. You know those days -- sales targets get smashed, you win new business and an IT upgrade actually finishes on time. But, we often learn more about ourselves and our businesses in times ...

by Paul Blanchard  | April 16, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Mindfulness Is a Must-Have Mental Skill

Every business leader faces overwhelm, self-doubt and a hundred other unhelpful habits of mind

As leaders in business, there are emotional and mental challenges we experience that our subordinates don’t share or appreciate. Making the common but difficult transition from being an excellent technical operator to becoming a middle or more senior manager, usually involves taking on ...

by Malachi Thompson  | April 15, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Don't Let Your Ego Get in the Way of Success

Keep these four steps in mind when turning your idea into a reality

No matter whether I’m speaking to a new or an established founder, the most common question I hear, across all industries, is this: what differentiates the entrepreneurs who make it from the ones who don’t? Are there specific characteristics or behaviors that ...

by Candace Sjogren  | April 14, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Difficult Conversations Can Jump Start Company Innovation

The autocratic leader is tolerated when survival is at stake but that style won't build a company over the long haul

Harley-Davidson was in trouble in the early eighties. The booming popularity of imported Japanese motorcycles cut Harley’s market share from 75 percent to a flickering 25 percent. To protect the homegrown brand’s viability, CEO Vaughn Beals adopted an authoritarian stance modeled after the ...

by Danielle Sabrina  | April 13, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

"If Someone Doesn't Send a Thank-You Email, Don't Hire Them"

The executive managing editor of Insider Inc. has hired hundreds of people over 10 years

Making someone an offer to join your company is always risky.The truth is, the hiring process can uncover only so much. You're often basing your decision on a small sample of data that you collected during a few hours of speaking with ...

by Jessica Liebman  | April 12, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Paradox: How Idle Time at Work Can Improve Productivity

Regular, pre-planned "microbreaks" can keep you focused and energized, and at the top of your game

Professional sports require incredible stamina. If you’ve ever watched a tennis match, for example, you’ve seen how athletes stay in near-constant motion to maintain their energy and laser focus. Hockey players also go all-out during their brief, on-ice shifts before returning to ...

by Aytekin Tank  | April 11, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

No, Sticky Notes Are Not Your Secret to Success

Enterprises can always do better

Take a walk into any modern, digital-focused business and you’ll no doubt see a rainbow of sticky notes plastered on the walls.They’re a great metaphor for how rapid, agile businesses should work. They allow quick decisions, easy ways to share information, and ...

by Mark McGregor  | April 10, 2019 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Exercise Officially Makes You Happier Than Money, According to Yale and Oxford Research

Certain sports that involve socializing can have more of a positive effect on your mental health than others

It's clear exercise has health benefits both physical and mental -- but what if we could actually prove it was more important to your mental health than your economic status?According to a study carried out by researchers at Yale and Oxford, we may ...

by Ruqayyah Moynihan  | April 09, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

What Are the Duties of a CEO?

Every company has one, but their roles can vary greatly. So, what exactly should you, as CEO, be doing?

A CEO is the highest-ranking executive manager and decision-maker of his or her organization. A company's top executive's duties can be far-reaching and extensive. From deciding on a strategic direction for the company to maintaining awareness of what competitors are doing, CEOs are ...

by Thomas Smale  | April 08, 2019 06:00:00