Snag These Premium Bang & Olufsen Headphones for Nearly Half Off

Bang & Olufsen’s H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones are the premium wireless audio experience you’ve been waiting for. May 19, 2019 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you’re still buying cheap wired headphones from the drugstore, then it’s time to upgrade. Audio quality has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and Bluetooth headphones are quickly becoming the norm. Bang & Olufsen’s H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones are a high-end replacement for your frayed wired headphones. The H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones are designed to look, feel and sound amazing. Plus leather cups envelop your ears in rich, natural sound. They last 19 hours on a single charge, so you can catch up on an […]

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Believe They Are Unstoppable

Josh York, CEO of Gymguyz, talks about his rise from being a broke 20-something to franchising 265 gyms nationwide. Read_More Related posts: A Quick Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Entrepreneurs The Results From Our Survey of 10,000 Entrepreneurs Are In. How Do You Measure Up? How 2 Entrepreneurs Are Helping Brands Make Millions The Growing Influence of Women Entrepreneurs 15 Traits of Unstoppable People Nike Video Featuring Women And Sport In Mexico: Unstoppable Together Nike Video Featuring Women And Sport In Mexico: Unstoppable Together Entrepreneurs Need a Better Calendar App Than the 2 Everybody Uses

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4 Instagram Best Practices for Increasing Sales

Users are shifting from editorial to visual content, which demands a completely new set of best practices for social media marketing. May 18, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Instagram is undoubtedly one of the fastest ways to reach a huge number of specific users and have them familiarize with a brand. Numbers don’t lie. Instagram has more than 1 billion active users and more than 500 million accounts are active every day. Instagram advertising is acquiring more importance both for Facebook and for advertisers. More and more businesses want to advertise on Instagram because of its incredible audience and Facebook is seeing an incredible opportunity to monetize such traffic. Consequently, as technology evolves toward a visual-centric approach, users wanting to obtain as much information as possible but in less time are shifting from editorial to mainly visual content. This creates a completely new set […]

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These Presentation Templates Can Help You Make a Better Impression

ShapeSlide’s 40-in-1 Presentation Bundle makes every presentation a snap. May 18, 2019 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Whether you love them or hate them, slideshows are an integral part of every entrepreneur’s life. They’re a must-do for briefing your team on new projects, convincing investors you’re worth the money and going over quarterly financials. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your schedule is already packed. Creating an eye-catching presentation is tough if you’re not fluent in PowerPoint. ShapeSlide’s 40-in-1 Presentation Bundle gives you the backbone for your best presentations yet. With ShapeSlide, you’ll get more than 4,000 slides and 3,000 icons. It’s a single download instead of a subscription, so you’ll only pay once for enough […]

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How to Calculate Gross Profit

Know whether your business is making money. March 31, 2013 4 min read One of the most important financial concepts you’ll need to learn in running your new business is the computation of gross profit, and the tool you use to maintain gross profit is markup. The gross profit on a product is computed as follows: Sales – Cost of Goods Sold = Gross Profit To understand gross profit, it is important to know the distinction between variable and fixed costs. Variable costs are costs that change based on the amount of product being made — and that are incurred as a direct result of producing the product. They include: Materials used Direct labor Packaging Freight Plant supervisor salaries Utilities for a plant or a warehouse Depreciation expense on production equipment Machinery Fixed costs are generally more static in nature. They include: Office expenses such as supplies, utilities and office telephones […]

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Tesla Stock Falls Hard Despite Elon Musk’s Claim That It Will Eventually Have $500 Billion Market Cap

Plus, Under Armour stock jumps based on an analyst upgrade. May 17, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The report yesterday of a third fatal accident possibly involving the company’s autopilot feature sent Tesla shares plummeting 7.46 percent. CEO Elon Musk recently suggested that autonomous driving vehicles would eventually give Tesla a $500 billion market cap … the company is currently worth $37 billion. An email from Musk to Tesla employees about the need for a “hard-core” cost-cutting effort also shook investor confidence. The stock set a new 52-week low today and MKM Partners analyst JC O’Hara suggested that the shares had no technical support in the market until the $185 level — another 13 percent drop from the current price. The shares are now down 36.6 percent this year. The broader stock market recovered from a poor start to the trading session thanks […]

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What Exactly Is the Biohacking Movement?

These shifts in mindset, diet and lifestyle can help maximize your performance. May 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The biohacking movement has picked up speed as people who have been unable to get answers from their doctors seek to biohack their way out of stress, fatigue, illness and depression. These people are called biohackers. Entrepreneurs are flocking to the movement so they can get the physical and mental edge required to run a successful business without the threat of burnout. In episode one of season two of Becoming Unstoppable, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel explores this movement and speaks with the key influencers who are driving it.  You’ll hear from the godfather of the biohacking movement, Dave Asprey, author Dr. Joseph Mercola, Tim Gray and more.  Want to become unstoppable in business and in life? Take this 60-second quiz now to find out what’s really holding […]

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Own Your Life Story to Find Happiness and Be a Better Leader

How FranklinCovey’s executive vice president of thought leadership is helping people transform their lives through self-reflection. May 17, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a renowned thinker in the leadership and personal performance space, Scott Miller is able to connect and help others due to this simple fact: he knows what it’s like to fail. Miller was demoted from his first leadership position after only three weeks in the role at FranklinCovey. Fortunately, for him and the company, they kept him around. Now entering his twenty-third year with the company, Scott serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership. He is also the host of FranklinCovey On Leadership With Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and thought leaders that is distributed to more than five million business leaders worldwide. Miller is also the host […]

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House of Saka Aims to Redefine Luxury With Cannabis-Infused Wine

May 17, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the many exciting cannabis industry developments in recent years has been the rise of infused beverages. According to a report by Zenith Global, the cannabis-infused beverage market is expected to grow to $1.4 billion by 2024. Recognizing the lucrative potential of the market, existing beverage companies are investing billions of dollars into the cannabis industry. By far the largest investment has been made by Constellation Brands, the distributor of Corona beer. Hoping to corner the market, Constellation has pledged to invest roughly $4 billion into Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC), one of the world’s biggest cannabis companies. Infused beverages offered little in the way of refreshment when first introduced to the market, often tasting more like cannabis than the drink it was meant to recreate. However, as the cannabis industry has matured, so has its infused products. Now […]

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Entrepreneur and Actor Ryan Devlin Shares His Approach to Happiness and Fatherhood

Jessica Abo sits down with Ryan Devlin, co-founder of This Saves Lives, to talk about business and fatherhood. May 17, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After spending a few minutes with Ryan Devlin, you’ll quickly learn how passionate he is about leaving the world a better place than how he found it. On a trip to Liberia with fellow actor Todd Grinnell, Devlin got a glimpse of how severe childhood malnutrition is around the world. Together, he and Grinnell decided to tackle the issue by creating a snack food company that actually helps others. They asked their friends Kristen Bell and Ravi Patel to come on board and their social impact company was born.  Devlin says it’s been incredibly meaningful to see This Saves Lives grow over the years, both in impact and products. But what struck me most about our conversation is how happiness […]

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Sam Bakhtiar’s Secret to Making Life Interesting and Keeping Your Brain Young

Most of us stop doing this when we become adults. May 17, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Dr. Sam Bakhtiar, CEO and co-founder of The Camp Transformation Centers and CEO of One Percent Nutrition. It was condensed by The Oracles. What was a defining moment early in your life?Sam Bakhtiar: One of the most defining moments of my life was when my mom and I moved from Iran to the U.S. when I was 11 years old. We arrived with only $500 and one piece of luggage. With no family, no friends, no money, and no resources, we had to develop a “make it happen, no matter what” attitude. We learned how to make things happen from thin air. What is one of your proudest […]

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Will the ‘Game of Thrones’ Heir Still Be a Winner When it Comes to Taxes?

Chances are, the Westeros Revenue Service (WRS) has its eye on that dagger, Catspaw, for gift taxes; and what with all the deaths that have occurred, don’t get us started on estate taxes. May 17, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When you’re a tax pro, watching Game of Thrones comes with some occupational hazards. Where most viewers see drama, betrayal and the epic rise and fall of legendary kingdoms, we tax folks tend to see … tax issues. So, with this Sunday’s episode the final one remaining in the landmark HBO series, I found myself with a few tax questions and considerations for those lucky characters who have survived (so far) those lethal power games. Related: Did Starbucks Make a Cameo on ‘Game of Thrones’? One thing I’m certain of: Whoever sits upon the Iron Throne when the final credits roll had better have a good […]

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Competition Is Getting Fierce in the White-Hot Oat Milk Space

First, there was Oatly. Now, established players and startups alike have their own oat milk products. May 17, 2019 2 min read Oat milk is a trend three decades in the making. Oatly, an independent Swedish company, came up with a patented process to turn oats into a beverage that could replace milk in the 1990s. But it wasn’t until the past few years, when the brand underwent a redesign and targeted coffee shops in New York, that consumers took note of the oat. Oatly spread to shops and retailers across the country, and became so popular last year that there were shortages that temporarily drove prices up. Related: Impossible Foods Raises Another $300 Million to Boost Production of its Bleeding Plant-Based Burger That’s unlikely to happen again, as competition has heated up in the oat milk space. Major industry players, including HP Hood (under the brand Planet Oat), Quaker […]

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This Entrepreneur Says He Spends as Much as $200K a Month on Building His Brand

Andrew Medal connects with Billy Gene in San Diego to talk all things digital marketing. May 17, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Billy Gene is an online marketing influencer and educator. Through his online courses and Facebook live-streams, he teaches important entrepreneurial skills that schools often miss. Gene says he spends up to $200,000 a month on his personal brand leveraging unique video content and ads on billboards, podcasts, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Related: This Tattoo Artist Fell in Love With the Art When He Was 16. Here’s How He Made a Career Out of It. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in […]

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The 3 New Tax Law Deductions You Probably Missed This Tax Season

Entrepreneurs can “save way more money and pay way less taxes” in 2019. But first they have to understand the new deductions. May 17, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) impacted returns for the first time this year, bringing considerable change and causing mass confusion among taxpayers and tax preparers alike.The TCJA is the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986. One of its biggest changes was to increase deductions, primarily for business owners and investors. Unfortunately, due to a lack of education by CEOs/founders, investors and tax preparers, many entrepreneurs failed to take full advantage of the new tax law benefits, as a result. Related: Finally, the Feds Are Cutting Startups Some Slack: Why the New Tax Law Is a Game-Changer As I traveled the country this past year speaking to thousands of entrepreneurs and investors about the tax law’s new […]

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Thinking of Starting a Remote Business? Think Very Carefully.

A remote-business lifestyle can be extremely liberating, but the hazards can sneak up on you. May 17, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Being able to work remotely, from anywhere in the world, is one of the strangest phenomena that’s come about in recent years. The rise of the internet and cheap video-call software, plus messaging apps, has created a clique of people who roam the world while working. These so-called “digital nomads” may be freelance contractors or even location-independent CEOs with their own companies, running them remotely, complete with a remote workforce. Related: 5 Tips for Surviving as a Digital Nomad But before you dive into the traveling-CEO lifestyle yourself, bear in mind the points below. Ask yourself if a remote lifestyle will benefit your business the most and what is your top priority: your lifestyle or your business’ optimum performance? 1. No going back As […]

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How This HR Technology Executive and Champion for Disadvantaged Teens Through Her Disruptive Actions

Brenda Reid left one business to channel her inner entrepreneur and lead the global HR technology landscape at PwC. May 17, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this article, we reconnect with the incredible Brenda Reid who provided us with a profile of a disrupter who works inside large corporate technology-intensive companies, in the pursit of driving cultural and business transformation and allowing talent to thrive. The entire operation is no easy taask, as leading hange from a cost center is nearly impossible. An example of a “Wonder Woman Next Door,” Brenda shows us that driving true transformation from a cost center is not only possible, it’s necessary. It’s been a year since Disrupters introduced you. What have you been up to since the book hit the shelves? As Disrupters hit the shelves, I had just lost my dad and found myself in a well of physical and […]

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6 Ways to Identify Profitable Products and Make Money With Your Online Store

Here are some powerful tactics to build and grow a successful online shopping business. May 17, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Though running your own ecommerce business can be an exciting entrepreneurial adventure, there is no denying that many online stores fail to make any kind of profit. After only a short time, they are out of business, closed up for good. While there are many factors that can cause an ecommerce store to fail, one of the biggest problems entrepreneurs face is the inability to recognize and leverage a profitable product niche. However, by conducting a thorough analysis of the current marketplace, you can find an area where you can make a lasting impression. 1. Solve a meaningful problem. As with any other business idea, a successful ecommerce product can get its beginnings when you try to solve an actual, meaningful problem. […]

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Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat — Source of Multimillion-Dollar Empire — Dies at Age 7

Grumpy Cat, real name Tarder Sauce, gained global fame in 2012 when photos of her went viral. May 17, 2019 1 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Grumpy Cat, the adorably grouchy-looking meme machine kitty, has passed away. The family of the dearly departed cat said she suffered complications from a urinary tract infection. She died on Tuesday at the age of seven. Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97 — Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019 Her world-famous expression was the result of a birth defect, and Grumpy’s owners parlayed her popularity into a multimillion-dollar empire, with merchandise, books and a Lifetime movie. As you might expect, tributes flooded in following the news of her passing. goodbye grumpy cat pic.twitter.com/2LmoYXM1Rr — shitty watercolour (@SWatercolour) May 17, 2019 Hope they meet in heaven #RIPGrumpyCat pic.twitter.com/qdPlt7poGb — Greeshma Megha M.S (@GreeshmaMegha) May 17, 2019 Thank you, Grumpy Cat, for understanding @OscarTheGrouch like no […]

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One Company’s Quest to be the 23andMe of Cannabis

Can your genes influence how you respond to cannabis? Len May, co-founder of Endocanna, is banking on it. This week on the Green Entrepreneur podcast, we speak to Len May, CEO and Co-Founder of Endocanna Health. The company makes a DNA kit that analyzes how your genetics may affect your experience with cannabis. Think of it as a 23andMe for cannabis, but instead of finding out if you’re part Neanderthal, you’re learning what cannabinoid ratios and terpenes may best ease your anxiety or improve your sleep. May talks about how he came up with the idea for Endocanna, the market for a product like this, and where he sees it going in the future. Related: Green Entrepreneur’s New Podcast Will Make You Smarter About the Cannabis Business Let’s start with like the elevator pitch for Endocanna. The elevator pitch is that we look at ourselves as sort of the GPS for […]

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