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(Infographic) 19 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Writing

These quick fixes can elevate your communication skills to the next level

Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing skills, whether you’re composing emails or creating presentations.By honing business writing, entrepreneurs can boost ...

by Emily Conklin  | October 25, 2017 08:00:00
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5 writing tactics for making more business

Sharpen your marketing approach to connect with readers in a meaningful way

Are you molding someone’s belief to serve your own self-interest?The question puzzles entrepreneurs. Once they start evaluating their marketing approach on ethical grounds, as well they should, they understand their messages must fall clearly on the side of persuasion, not manipulation. It all comes down to intention. Problems arise when ...

by Yatin Khulbe  | November 12, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Learn to write, for God's sake

Now more than ever, your reputation is based mostly on what and how you write.

In our politically correct culture, words speak louder than actions. I can’t tell you just how screwed up I think that is, but, like it or not, it is the new normal. And for purposes of this post and this post only, ...

by Steve Tobak  | March 14, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Find your niche in 60 minutes or less with these 4 questions

Take time to ask yourself these questions before you start your entrepreneurial career.

Creating a value proposition that investors and customers are likely to buy into isn’t easy. After all, you need to distinguish your brand from the thousands of other startups competing against you every day.With consumers today being equipped with more knowledge than ...

by Jeff Boss  | September 15, 2015 10:00:00
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6 remarkably simple steps to becoming a real problem-solver

Improve your problem solving skills in six easy steps.

I would argue the most significant problem we face today is too many people who find problems. They are called "problem identifiers," or complainers.Unfortunately, I see this all day, in conversations online, among friends in coffee shops and even casually by someone on the phone. These ...

by Peter Gasca  | August 26, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Stop thinking and start doing: The power of practicing more

Here are three reasons why you should prioritize active practice over passive learning.

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on.It can be easy to assume that the ...

by James Clear  | July 21, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

9 things true thought leaders always do

These are the nine things that true thought leaders always do.

Thought leadership is a form of influence and marketing. In today’s growth-hacking startup culture, thought leaders are more respected and recognized than ever before.Entrepreneurs are movers, shakers, innovators, disrupters and creators. They don’t follow the beaten path; they blaze their own trail. ...

by Neil Patel  | July 16, 2015 08:00:00
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33 tips to help you ace a media interview (Infographic)

Here is a 33-point checklist to help you prepare for a media interview.

You have your company up and running and you want to get the word out. Doing press interviews are a great way to get your product or service in front of a new audience and tell your story.For some people, talking to ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 11, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

13 highly useful skills you can learn in a minute

You will never look at these skills the same way ever again.

Everyone loves a good life hack, especially if it's super quick to pick up.While one minute may not seem like a lot of time to master a useful skill, you'd be surprised just how much you can actually accomplish in 60 seconds ...

by Rachel Gillett  | July 01, 2015 04:00:00
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20 lists every entrepreneur should create

Here are examples of to-do lists that are custom-fit for entrepreneurs who aim to succeed.

There’s one extremely critical skill that I never seem to hear anyone talking about: list management.This skill may not sound sexy, but there is absolutely no way an entrepreneur can succeed without obsessively maintaining updated lists of all resources and projects that will ...

by Andrew Cohen  | June 30, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

The 17 skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur

These must-have skills can make you successful in entrepreneurship.

There’s a question that haunts every would-be entrepreneur—and many actual entrepreneurs—every day: “How do I know if I have what it takes?” Yes, the Internet is full of ideas, tips, tricks and even awesome quotes. But do you actually have the skills? Find ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 23, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

Learning these skills can take you beyond being successful.

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader ...

by Rachel Gillett  | June 19, 2015 07:00:00
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4 must-have charateristics for entrepreneurs

To be successful as an entrepreneur, you must possess these four characteristics.

Martin Zwilling, an angel investor and startup mentor in Phoenix, recalls an event he attended where recently laid-off workers were inquiring about entrepreneurship. When they started going around the room making introductions, he could tell within a few seconds who had a ...

by Vanessa Richardson  | June 19, 2015 02:00:00