The One Thing You Can Do to Build an Engaging Social Media Presence

The secret behind an engaging social media presence does not need to be complicated. July 30, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Alex Wehrley, as interviewed by Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars, explains there are a few select tips you can use to increase your business’s social media engagement. Most of which boil down to being more engaging overall. You can begin by responding to people’s comments on social media. These people are essentially saying that they are interested in your product or service, so try your very best to interact with them. On the other side, you should also look to interact with others’ posts. By offering up a like or a comment to fans, you are instilling goodwill throughout. Finally, consider video as another prong to your social media strategy. Video’s many formats, from native to live to story, offer a terrific way to personalize […]

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Body Language and Plenty of Questions Are the Keys to a Good Impression

The founder of Wondery goes into what it takes to stay memorable. July 23, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this latest video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with an entrepreneur about tips for making a good impression.  Hernan Lopez, the founder of Wondery, speaks how, in order to reach someone, you need to place yourself in the shoes of the person across from you. It’s to be expected when you pitch your project, the person across the table will not always have the time to listen to every aspect of your discussion.  Lopez recommends asking more questions at the beginning of your conversation. That can be the time when people are paying the most attention and you have room to make the best impression. Lopez notes people often like those who ask many questions. People who ask a lot of questions are regarded […]

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For This Entrepreneur, No Mistake Is Not Worth Making

Eventual success shows how mishaps are simply stepping stones. July 16, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, John Suh, the founder of LegalZoom, talks with Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars about how entrepreneurs are just like many people — they want to solve problems. The difference for him and other entrepreneurs is the pain he feels from unsolved problems. If he could give his younger self advice, he would not change a thing. Making mistakes is one of the main learning experiences he would keep. The journey of screwing up helped Suh’s business and Suh himself develop. For Suh, receiving advice is reflective of wanting to change your reality — a move Suh is not interested in making. He believes that every mistake LegalZoom made early on contributed to the company’s current success. It’s an argument for the journey being greater than the destination.  To hear more from […]

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Why Cultivating Your Skills Can Also Cultivate Your Passion

Business Rockstars talks with this CEO about excelling at what you do before you declare it a life purpose. July 2, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Thom Beers. Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America, talks about debunking the idea that if you’re passionate about something, you will be successful at it. The reality is if you’re good at a particular area or skill, then you will start to love it, says Beers. For the CEO, the early years carving out a niche for himself as an actor eventually led to where he is now — continuing his work in entertainment at a media production company.  A mantra Beers has seen some truth in is focusing less on the destination and more on the journey. By keeping this phrase in mind, Beers continues to work on his personal journey and develop his skills and […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire Your Friends

It might sound great at first, but hiring your friends is actually a bad idea. June 25, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Fred Joyal, co-founder of 1-800-Dentist, to talk about the negative consequences of hiring friends to work for you. It’s pretty simple: Odds are, at some point you are either going to have to fire that friend or that friend is going to leave your business. Either way, it’s likely that you’ll lose an employee and a friend at the same time. Joyal recommends that entrepreneurs should protect their private lives and avoid hiring their friends. Click play to hear more about why you shouldn’t hire your friends. Related: How Authenticity and Smart Questions Will Help You Get the Job Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from […]

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How Authenticity and Smart Questions Will Help You Get the Job

Hear what moves you can make to rise above the competition. June 19, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars digs into a few tips on how to really do great things in an interview. In this video, Mike Arce, CEO and founder of Loud Rumor, explains that one of the main signifiers of a standout candidate is when she asks questions. A question about the company’s mission and possible abilities to contribute to it are some great comments to make in order to stand out in a positive way. When candidates have no questions, Arce explains the effect is the candidate is just there for the job and not invested in the company.  For the ideal candidate, Arce considers someone who not only fits the core values of the company but is also honest and able to think on his feet. […]

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Interview Tips to Help You Nail Your Dream Job

Nicole Centeno, founder of Splendid Spoon, shares some of the do’s and don’ts of interviews. May 28, 2018 2 min read In this video from Business Rockstars, the Entrepreneur Network partner talks with Nicole Centeno, the founder of Splendid Spoon, about the dynamics of interviews. She talks about some of the best and worst interview experiences she has encountered. One of the worst for Centeno was when an interviewee was particularly nervous. Centeno urges not feeling intimidated by your interviewer and trying to focus on why you would be the best candidate. On the positive side, Centeno remembers when on interviewee took the time to ask her, as the founder of a startup, why she chose her particular line of business. To Centeno, this question signified that the interviewee wanted to gauge how passionate she was about the business. Passion is a particularly powerful asset for many startups. Finally, Centeno talks about […]

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Why This Founder Leads Like George Washington, Not Napoleon Bonaparte

The choice to take the biggest office has more consequences than you think. May 16, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with the founder of CNET, Halsey Minor. Minor emphasizes what has been important to him throughout his career as a company executive — always “lead from the front,” a phrase derived from the military. Leading from the front came in especially handy as CNET evolved from a content company into a Nasdaq 100 company.  No doubt, the trajectory of CNET taught Minor to consider how his decisions affect others. He emphasizes that everything he chose to celebrate (or refrain from celebrating) inside his company contributed to the culture of the company. He underlines how not having the largest salary or the largest office in a company will not affect your capabilities as a leader at all.  Minor explains […]

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This Founder Says You Should Never ‘Work’ — Only Pursue Your Hobby

American Rag CIE founder Mark Werts says he just has fun at his job. May 14, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with the founder of American Rag Cie, Mark Werts, about working in the import and export business, his experience traveling among multiple countries and all the lessons he’s learned along the way. Werts talks about how his personal experience enjoying the process has made achieving his company’s goals much easier. Although, that’s not to say everything was smooth sailing from the beginning. The CEO admits to failing at many of his early jobs, but that he eventually was able to use his unique skills in language to launch himself into international business. From traveling internationally so often, and seeing how information flows so freely, Werts views the world as full of different solutions. He shares how problems solved in one country […]

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Why This Entrepreneur Knew He Was Meant to Start His Own Business

Robert Mondavi, Jr., co-founder of Michael Mondavi Estate, also offers his definition of an entrepreneur. May 7, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this newest video from Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars, Robert Mondavi Jr., co-founder of Michael Mondavi Estate, shares his perspective on what it means to be an entrepreneur. To the now established business owner, an entrepreneur is someone who is able to pinpoint his passion and share it with a wider market.  Perhaps you’re also wondering if you’re up to becoming an entrepreneur. In Mondavi’s case, his first business began in high school and from there he grew his expertise to dive into three businesses throughout his career. Taking it back further into his past, Mondavi also passes along some helpful advice to his teenage self: Try being a litle calmer and find his a sense of discipline. Mondavi admits that his wild-child […]

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Check Out This Beautiful and Versatile Office and Get Inspired for Your Next Workspace

Take a tour of the Boon + Gable office. April 11, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with Gilman Tolle, co-founder of Boon + Gable, who shows off the company’s office space and explains the intentions behind different aspects of the space. If you’re considering building your first workspace, or if you’re ready to move into something new, check out the beautiful space Boon + Gable uses and get inspired by the open space, versatile design and homey feel. Click play to learn more. Related: What’s the Best Way to Follow Up After an Interview? 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 […]

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Why Good Mentors Don’t Tell You What to Do

Here’s what a good mentor should do instead. April 2, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Pernille Lopez, former CEO of IKEA North America, who explains the importance of having a mentor and describes her relationship with her own mentor. Importantly, Lopez says that her mentor doesn’t tell her what to do. Instead, he listens to her, then asks important and relevant questions that help bring out the best in her. That way, he is guiding her, but he isn’t trying to run the company through her, and that makes a big difference. Click play to learn more. Related: There’s No Such Thing as Good Luck 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 […]

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The Biggest Mistake People Make About CMOs

March 26, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Anna Fieler, CMO of Popsugar, who describes the chief marketing officer position and her personal experiences in the role. Many CMOs focus primarily on data and statistics, but Fieler explains that she really enjoys meeting with consumers to get anecdotal evidence, too. Sometimes, data can be difficult to parse — for example, is a 55 percent approval rating of a product good or bad? — but when you actually sit down with customers, you can sometimes get a more holistic review and learn where you can improve. Click play to learn more about what it’s like to be a CMO. Related: This Man Was Dead for 4 Minutes Before Being Revived. Then, He Created One of the Most Beloved Foundations in America. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video […]

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I Used to Work 14-Hour Days for ‘Call of Duty.’ Now, I Only Do What I Want.

Jennifer Puno tells her story. March 12, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video with Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars, user experience and visual designer Jennifer Puno explains how she used to work for Activision and video game franchise Call of Duty, and how 12- to 14-hour days sapped her physical and emotional energy until she no longer wanted to have conversations with many of her colleagues. Now, as an entrepreneur, Puno is able to work for herself and experiment with the things she is passionate about. She’s also able to meet people who are more like her and who can help her through difficult times. Click play to hear more about Puno’s story and what it’s like to be a female entrepreneur. Related: Want to Open Your Own Store? Make Absolutely Sure You Nail This Crucial Aspect. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network […]

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This Entrepreneur Never Thought She Would Run a Business. Here’s How She Got Comfortable in That Role.

Here’s what you can learn from Eden Sassoon’s success. March 5, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Eden Sassoon didn’t think she would become a business leader when she was younger. She thought she would get married and become a housewife. However, she has become a successful entrepreneur, and in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Sassoon to ask her rapid-fire questions about her view on entrepreneurship, what she would tell her younger self and more. Click play to learn more about entrepreneurship and Eden Sassoon. Related: The 3 Attributes of Every Successful Marketing Campaign 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 […]

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What's the Biggest Challenge of Starting a Restaurant?

Are you ready to start a high-risk business like a restaurant? source_link Related posts: $10K Challenge Update #11 Build Your Own Brand 5-Day Challenge Begins Today! Join the 3-day Email Marketing Challenge! – SPI TV Ep. 58 Build Your Own Brand 5-Day Challenge Begins Next Week! $10K Challenge Update #9 SPI 295: 35 Quick Life Lessons from 35 Years of Life—Plus a Pencils of Promise Birthday Challenge! The SmoKING Rib BBQ Restaurant 5 Restaurant Franchises That Will Cost You at Least $1 Million

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