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(Infographic) Why Word-of-Mouth Marketing Matters

Here's why it's important to get people chatting about your brand

From social media to banner ads and SEO, there are a number of ways companies market their goods and services. However, the most trusted source is usually from a person’s friends, family or colleague.When people hear about something from someone they trust, they’ll instinctively trust ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 18, 2018 02:00:00
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How to Hone a Razor-Sharp Entrepreneurial Mindset

Discover how you can manage your emotions in a way that drives your business forward

The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBoundOne of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is the emotional roller coaster they ride every day when launching, growing and running a business.You know exactly what I mean. You wake up in ...

by Scott Duffy  | August 20, 2018 12:00:00
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Want to Build a High-Performance Team? Start with Trust

Without trust, your "team" isn't really a team at all

Right from the start, we thought if we could create the category of B2B ecommerce, Ariba could be a rocket ship. But, one quarter, early on, some big deals got delayed, and our team started getting anxious. Instead of working together to ...

by Keith Krach  | August 17, 2018 12:00:00
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10 Critical Pieces to Gain Momentum in Business (and Life)

Take charge of your business (and life) today before it takes charge of you

At the start of 2017 I thought I'd finally "figured it out"... but by the time summer came, I slipped into depression.It's strange, because I built a stable, sustainable and scalable seven-figure business ($300,000 per month).Yet I hated it. I dreaded waking up ...

by Scott Oldford  | July 16, 2018 06:00:00
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3 Branding Success Secrets Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Beyoncé

Take notes

It’s been an exciting few months for Beyoncé fans. In April, the music superstar became the first black woman to headline at Coachella. The performance over two weekends was considered to be masterclass, and “Beychella” was so meticulously documented as to have ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 26, 2018 12:00:00
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Does Your Team Love Coming to Work? Follow These 7 Strategies to Make Sure

A good product or service is wonderful, but great talent is your life force

You've taken the plunge and started a business. You've never done anything so exciting -- or difficult -- but customers are rolling in, and the business is starting to grow.You're now building out what's arguably the most important asset you'll ever have: ...

by Jaleh Bisharat  | June 21, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you

Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly important and useful, from helping you ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 05, 2018 02:00:00
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3 Hard Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make

When it comes to business, patching your problems just won't cut it

There's a lot of pressure for small-business owners to be masters of every aspect of their business. This is especially true when you're first starting out and are often a one-person shop. A recent survey by The UPS Store found that one of the biggest barriers ...

by Michelle Van Slyke  | May 14, 2018 06:00:00
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Don't Study the Competition. Study Winners in Other Industries

Studying the competition leads to failure

You shouldn't pay any attention to your competition. I don't. I work withentrepreneurs who are generating seven, eight and even nine figures with their businesses and none of them focus on the competition either. They are aware of the competition, but they aren't worried ...

by Bedros Keuilian  | May 04, 2018 02:00:00
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Why You Need to Always Be Questioning Yourself

We should always be asking: Why am I doing this? And can I do it better?

I want to tell you about the time I admitted I didn’t know what I was doing. When I realized I wasn’t the right man for the job, and I started asking uncomfortable questions about my role here at Entrepreneur -- questions my peers might scold me ...

by Jason Feifer  | April 04, 2018 02:00:00
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Are You Guilty of Having the Goldilocks Syndrome?

Trying to be all things to all people is not your smartest move. Here's what you should do instead

When we talk about the "Goldilocks Syndrome," we're referring of course to the familiar fairy tale in which the little girl Goldilocks breaks into the home of the three bears and decides that one bowl of porridge is too hot, another too cold ...

by Doug and Polly White  | April 01, 2018 02:00:00
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The 3 Tasks All Entrepreneurs Must Give Up Immediately

Learning how to delegate is the only, repeat 'only,' way to scale your business

When I started my first real company, Single Grain, I was a one-man shop. I did everything that needed doing, whether that meant hiring virtual assistants to help with SEO, or carrying out the administrative work needed to support them.As my company grew, I ...

by Sujan Patel  | March 07, 2018 12:00:00
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How to Stand Out: Make Yourself Equal and Then Make Yourself Different

Knowing what makes you different gives you a competitive advantage that cannot be matched

Standing out is one of the toughest things to do in a crowded market. You are too busy chasing your dream job and wanting to do your passion project for a living that you forget to make money. How do we go about it?Make yourself ...

by David Meltzer  | March 03, 2018 02:00:00
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