Could Stress Be the Reason You Feel Like Crap?

Read on to find out what this clinical psychologist and former CEO has to say about the effects of stress on your ability to perform and think like a boss. August 21, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Dr. Nadine Greiner’s book Stress-Less Leadership. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound The effects of stress can be vast and come in many different flavors. They can be grouped into four primary buckets: cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral effects. Cognitive aspects of stress Stress can take a heavy toll on your mental processes. In extreme circumstances, there’s a clear link between chronic stress and a greater incidence of psychiatric disorders. Stress has also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s even been shown to reduce the size of the […]

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Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 4 Episode 12: ‘I’m a Failed Entrepreneur’

This episode features several rejected pitches and resilient founders. August 21, 2019 2 min read Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch invites ambitious entrepreneurs to step into the Entrepreneur Elevator, then gives them just 60 seconds to pique the judges’ interest. It’s a high-pressure, fast-paced environment in which startup founders need to race against the clock while maintaining their composure to make a clear, deliberate pitch that covers at least three essential components: Defining the company Making the request Specifying what the investment money will be used for The investors watch the pitch through a video livestream while the elevator ascends to the boardroom floor. Once the 60 seconds are up, the group votes on whether to open the doors or send the founder back down and pass on investing. Related: Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 4 Episode 11: ‘It’s Time to Get Rich!’ This episode highlights a wide variety of entrepreneurs and products, from […]

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20 Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents

Herb farms are one of the fastest-growing industries. Medicinal herbs, herbal teas, culinary herbs, and herbs for candles and aromatherapy are just the tip of the iceberg. A solid working knowledge of growing herbs is essential. Flowers used to scent potpourri, soap, candles and fragrant concoctions require just a few square feet of growing space. Most of your product preparation can easily take place in an average-size kitchen equipped with no more than a shelf, stove and counter work space. Becoming a gardening teacher is a creative way to make money from your green thumb. Offer gardening seminars in your backyard, community colleges, recreation centers and local nurseries. Offer a class each month on a different aspect of gardening, including planning flower beds, learning about perennials, preparing the soil, creating an English garden, bulb planting, and the like. Growing orchids can be a lucrative business if you are willing to […]

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The Brilliantly Sneaky Trick You Must Learn

Are your readers doing what you want them to do? Are they signing up for your email newsletter, registering for your membership site, or downloading your ebook? If not, you need to learn a master craftsman’s copywriting secret. This technique acts like a remote control to get your readers to take action. Press this “magic button” and you’ll see your results improve dramatically. The secret, masters-only technique to compelling your readers to act is to … Ask them. Annoyed? Think I’m pulling your leg? There’s nothing magical or tricky to getting someone to do something just by asking them, right? That’s completely obvious. And most copy doesn’t do it. Which is why most copy gets weak results. Persuasive writing needs a strong call to action The advice to “always ask them” has been turned into a heroic-sounding marketing term called the call to action, as if trumpets were sounding and […]

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Federal-Licensed Researcher Sues Government Over “Sub-Par” Research Cannabis

Scientists in the U.S. are still limited to one source to get weed for research, but an Arizona researcher wants the court to force a change. August 20, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cannabis companies may burn the midnight oil developing better strains of weed for consumers, but the federal government still forces researchers to use marijuana that is far below the standards of cannabis sold in dispensaries. Very, very far below. Scientists have argued that the weed is so bad it calls to question whether they can reach scientifically valid conclusions using it for studies – especially since the research weed is genetically closer to hemp than cannabis. A scientist in Arizona has decided to force the issue by suing the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to change current rules and allow scientists to use cannabis from other sources than the federal government, […]

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2 Great Traits for All Young Professionals

August 20, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the fifth episode of season two of The Rough Cut, Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir talks with Mary Kate McGrath, Chief Content Officer of Gallery Media Group, the media arm of Gary Vaynerchuck’s holding company VaynerX. Gallery Media Group owns brands such as PureWow and One37pm. It also manages a network of podcasts, influencer and instagram accounts.  Ragir and McGrath talked about why all young professionals need to be curious and passionate to succeed, and also something what she watches for in every interview. Related: Ketchum’s First Female CEO Talks Diversity in Upper Management Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education 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 […]

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9 Ways to Handle Job-Related Stress From Dawn to Dusk

It’s all in a day’s work. August 20, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. All evidence points to the fact that workplace stress is an epidemic, and it’s only continuing to worsen. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 29 and 40 percent of Americans are disproprotionately stressed at work. The effects of that stress are far-reaching and differ in severity. Some health consequences are relatively benign, such as colds and flus, while others, like heart disease and meabolic syndrome, can be much more serious. Unfortunately, it’s an almost impossible task to find a low-stress job. It’s much more realistic to make lifestyle changes and adopt effective coping mechanisms. Here are nine stress-management techniques for you to try. 1. Start your day off right. As a busy executive or employee, mornings can be a flurry of activity. Many […]

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FAQ, HowTo, and Q&A: Using New Schema Types to Create Interactive Rich Results

Structured data (Schema markup) is a powerful tool SEOs can use to efficiently deliver the most important information on our webpages to search engines. When applied effectively across all relevant entities, Schema markup provides significant opportunities to improve a website’s SEO performance by helping search engines to better understand its content. While Schema.org is continuously expanding and refining its documentation, Google updates its list of supported features that are eligible to be displayed as rich organic results far less frequently. When they happen, these updates are exciting because they give marketers new ways to affect how their organic listings appear in Google’s search results. To make things even more interesting, some of this year’s new Schema types offer the unique opportunity for marketers to use Schema to drive clicks to more than one page on their site through just one organic listing. Three new Schema types worth focusing on are […]

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The Social Media Strategy That Scored Big Wins for Athletic Greens

Brands need modern marketing approaches to connect with modern audiences. Learn how Athletic Greens meets that challenge. August 20, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur or busy professional, you can’t show up as the best version of yourself if you have poor eating habits. However, you sometimes have to decide between showing up as the best possible version of yourself and showing up on time. We all know how important it is to include vegetables and fruits in our diet, but it can be challenging to do so with such a demanding schedule.  This is a problem Athletic Greens aims to solves. The powdered “green” drink consists of 75 different whole foods and other ingredients to boost your health, nourish the digestive tract, and protect the body from damaging free radicals. Although there are many products on the market that offer supplementation of fruits and […]

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How to Break Bad Habits and Make Better Ones

Don’t fall into old routines that hold you back. August 20, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Unfortunately, many of our daily habits can be destructive to our lives. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner discusses how to break out from these limiting habits.  Some common habits Canfield has observed includes showing up late to meetings, not returning phone calls on time, not allowing enough time for travel and working too many hours without breaks or exercise.  Here are a few stepping stones to uproot your bad habits: Clearly identify them. This step can be difficult, since the results of many habits are not evident until a certain time has passed. Identify what your new patterns should be.   Write down the benefits of setting these new habits.  Set clear deadlines for when you want to complete these habits.  Click the video to hear more about breaking […]

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3 Things to Double-Check Before You Hit Send on That Email

These details may seem like common sense, but they’re often easily overlooked when sending out marketing emails. August 20, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re so proud of this email. The design is outstanding, and the copy is so convincing, it would convert the Dalai Lama himself. So, why wait? You hit “Send” and watch your open rate updating by the minute. People are loving it. One of your subscribers even replies to congratulate you. Oh, wait… they’re writing to let you know your main link is broken. Has this ever happened to you? It’s happened to us at ZeroBounce with one of our weekly newsletters. You probably see other organizations failing to double-check basic components of their emails before hitting the “send” button. We all need reminders so we can avoid mistakes and improve our outcome. Hence, here are the things you […]

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How These Teen Sisters Make $20 Million a Year on Bath Bombs

Da Bomb Bath started as a hobby when Caroline and Isabel Bercaw were in middle school. Six years later, their products are sold nationwide. August 20, 2019 6 min read This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Caroline and Isabel Bercaw were once obsessed with bath bombs. This was back in their middle school days, when their peers were equally obsessed with the bombs — powdery, fist-size balls that, when dropped in a tub, release an eruption of fragrance and color and fizz. And because the Bercaw sisters were student athletes, they’d spend a lot of time soaking after practice to soothe their sore muscles. Which meant even more time with bath bombs. And that led to a giant mess. “A lot of times the bath bombs would stain our tub, or even our skin, which was kind of scary for us,” says Caroline, now […]

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Jazzercise Still Thrives After 50 Years… and Its Startup Fee Is Only $1,250

The workout franchise is still growing, still evolving and still dancing. August 20, 2019 13 min read This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » It is 9:45 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in Oceanside, Calif., and the crown jewel of the Jazzercise class schedule is hitting its stride. It’s called Dance Mixx, and it’s taught by Shanna Missett Nelson, the daughter of Jazzercise’s founder and CEO. Nelson says that Jazzercise prides itself on having “a little sprinkle of everybody in class,” and the more than 60 women who gather in this studio next to a Buffalo Wild Wings indeed represent a little bit of everybody. There’s one in the front row with hair dyed neon red, another near the windows dancing in her sandals, a lanky 18-year-old in sleek, forest-­green leggings, and a group of 40-somethings who call themselves the Mom Squad, who whoop and […]

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A Gift from Nantucket UPS Store Builds Fanocracy

Yesterday I needed to find a notary. On Nantucket Island. During the busiest month of the year at this popular summer vacation destination. Ugh. I dreaded the thought of traffic and dealing with the unpleasant task. However, my experience at the Nantucket UPS Store was a perfect illustration of one of the principles of fanocracy: I was given a gift with absolutely nothing expected in return.   Related posts: How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans So, You Waited ‘Til the Last Minute? 15 Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Entrepreneur. What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of? How to Earn Passive Income With an Amazon Affiliate Store Inside Barneys Posh Cannabis Store How to Bring True Diversity to Your Marketing by Eliminating Tokenism What is Fanocracy? SPI 245: How Sol Orwell Builds Successful Businesses by Solving His Own Problems

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How a Woodworking Hobby Helps This Entrepreneur Be a Better Businessman

Patrick Robinson, CEO of Paskho, finds problem-solving inspiration in the art of building. August 20, 2019 3 min read This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » As the founder of travel-clothing company Paskho, I travel a lot for work. You name the far-flung city, I’ve been there. I encounter a lot of long, sleepless nights in hotel rooms, but instead of using that extra time to pore over new clothing concepts or designs, I’m online, buying woodworking tools.  My passion for woodworking started when I was young. Growing up in Fullerton, Calif., I liked building those wood-and-glue model airplanes, boats, and homes. I worked really hard to adapt them to make them into whatever my imagination came up with, not just what the instructions told me to do.  My dad noticed that I had a knack for problem solving and started asking me to help […]

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Fresh Features & Functionalities: A Six Month Look back at What’s New in Moz Pro

If you’re anything like me, you might be wondering how the heck it’s already August — where did the first half of the year go?  As we move into the last months of 2019, it’s a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this year. And here at Moz, we’ve been hard at work getting a bunch of cool features out the door. We’ve made these improvements with you in mind, to help your day-to-day workflows and make your experience in our tools easier and more efficient. Ready for a quick look back at the new functionalities we’ve rolled out? Let’s do it! Not a Moz Pro user yet? Start a free trial today! Domain Authority 2.0 Gauging the strength of a website can be a complicated task. Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) metric has served the SEO industry for years as one such method of measurement. In March, […]

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Inbound Marketing: Do you care about the quality of your brand’s content?

If I had to break down the world of content marketing into two groups, it would be these: Those who care about the quality of their content And those who don’t Ouch. Seeing those words in writing, my statement is a little harsh. So let me try to rephrase: Those who only see content as a means to an end And those who view content as an (often free) product that should have value in and of itself To further refine this split, we could say there are two content marketing approaches we can simply label: Of course, every piece of content offers some level of value. You need a certain level of consistent production for even the most high-quality content. And there are shades of gray between the two extremes. That said, I’ve noticed more and more of a focus on the “high quantity/means-to-an-end” approach as the content marketing […]

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Facebook and Libra are Preparing to Shakeup the E-commerce World

Libra would allow even the unbanked to shop online. August 20, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Chances are, if you’re a merchant and you’re selling goods via Facebook, you’ve heard about Libra. Libra is one of the hottest topics around the globe right now, with everyone from politicians to the general public discussing its incredible potential. If all goes as planned and Facebook manages to get Libra off the ground, businesses and merchants will have an incredibly powerful tool at their disposal to help increase sales and boost their bottom line. Let’s meet Libra. For the uninitiated, let’s get into Libra and explore exactly what it is and how it can help entrepreneurs supercharge their Facebook stores. Libra is going to be a digital currency that’s backed by financial assets and U.S. Treasury securities, meaning that it won’t be volatile like other digital currencies. […]

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Bootstrapping Your Way to a Sellable Business with Laura Roeder of MeetEdgar (FS333)

Who are your online business heroes? Which businesses are doing this entrepreneurial thing brilliantly? Someone we look up to a lot is Laura Roeder, founder and CEO of MeetEdgar. Today we will be doing an inspirational deep dive on her path and philosophy behind bootstrapping her business and growing online! There are so many ways to build the company that you have always wanted! Hearing from someone who has worked in this space and managed to achieve many of their own goals in their own unique and tailored way, can be such an affirming message for everyone out there pushing. In this episode we talk about the benefits of bootstrapping your startup. We discuss finding your own way through money and hiring instead of relying solely on venture capital. Laura shares insight about how to keep in mind the idea of building a sellable business while creating something you believe […]

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This Company Is Changing the Real Estate Investment Game

DiversifyFund lets you invest in real estate for as little as $500. August 20, 2019 2 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. They say the best investment on earth is earth, but more often than not, only the 1 percent — or anyone who has the capability to cough up millions — gets to have the chance to grow a profit through real estate. But a company called DiversyFund has devised a way to lower the barrier and allow everyone who previously had no access to investing in real estate to create a diversified portfolio of real estate assets. For as little as $500, you can invest in DiversyFund’s commercial real estate investment trust (REIT), which is composed […]

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