‘It’s Not the Most Important Measure of Our Success’

‘Steve founded Apple on the belief that the power of human creativity can solve even the biggest challenges.’ August 3, 2018 2 min read Apple made history on Thursday when it became the first company to reach a $1 trillion valuation. CEO Tim Cook wrote the following email (obtained by Buzzfeed) to employees about the milestone. Team, Today Apple passed a significant milestone. At our closing share price of $207.39, the stock market now values Apple at more than $1 trillion. While we have much to be proud of in this achievement, it’s not the most important measure of our success. Financial returns are simply the result of Apple’s innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to our values. It’s you, our team, that makes Apple great and our success is due to your hard work, dedication and passion. I am deeply humbled by what you […]

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How This Investor Blazed a Path to Success in the Cannabis Industry

In the flourishing green space, investor Gregg Smith has a knack for finding the next big thing. July 24, 2018 10 min read It was spring of 2015, and the green rush was on in New York. That state had concluded a long process and awarded the first five medical marijuana licenses to operators. Investor Gregg Smith saw many of his friends and former colleagues scouring the market, looking for any cannabis-related investments, with the most commonly sought-after being licenses to operate dispensaries. “As a prior banker that had probably spent more than 50 percent of my career working on life sciences deals and with fast-growing tech companies, this smelled like the next new big industry,” he tells Entrepreneur.  But while on the surface these looked like surefire bets, Smith believed that most opportunities he saw were significantly overpriced for the risk and earning potential. Plus, he felt like the […]

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The Advice 50 Business Leaders and Celebrities Would Give Their Younger Selves

Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates share their insights. July 23, 2018 1 min read There are many obstacles on the way to success, but fortunately, others have already made it there and could provide insights and advice for the rest of us. AdView compiled a graphic of 50 business leaders and celebrities with the advice they’d share with their younger selves. Check it out below.     Read_more Related posts: Mark Zuckerberg Asked Bill and Melinda Gates and Lin-Manuel Miranda What Advice They’d Give Their Younger Selves Stories of Rejection From 8 of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders Good Work Habits Stick Only When Leaders Step up to the Plate and Help Cannabis Boxes Curated by Celebrities Are Big Business Invest in Your Business by Developing Leaders From Within What Business Leaders Should Learn From Starbucks’ Shut Down Day Female Business Leaders Need to Support One […]

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The Week in Entrepreneur News Quiz — Test Your Smarts!

How plugged in are you? Find out! Read_more Related posts: Facebook Ditches Plan for 2 Separate News Feeds Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 05/18/18 How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers Marketing 101: What is an A/B split test? 5 Affiliate Traffic Sources to Test in 2017 Trends that Mean Good News to Independent Course Creators

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Embrace Your Uniqueness and Customers Will Follow, Says This Luxury Travel Entrepreneur

How the team at Glamping Hub attracted worldwide visitors to their high-end outdoor accommodations platform. July 20, 2018 4 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Ruben Martinez, co-founder of Glamping Hub, the world’s leading platform for unique outdoor accommodations across the globe. [Glamping is camping with a splash of glamour: resort-style amenities, fine cuisine, etc.] We offer glamping experiences in safari tents, shepherd huts, wagons, bell tents, and activities like hiking, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing and so on.  What inspired you to launch it?  In 2014, the trends in travel were changing. People were still going to hotels and theme parks, but an important group with purchasing power — millennials and baby boomers — were […]

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Study Ranks the States With the Most Psychopaths. Do You Live in the Top Ten?

Warning: This information may not have a positive effect on your Zillow estimate. June 22, 2018 1 min read Your daily work commute may convince you that you are surrounded by psychopaths, and according to a research paper written by Ryan Murphy, a research assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, you just might be! It all depends on where you live. Related: How to Avoid Hiring a Psychopath Murphy’s study, Psychopathy by U.S. State, cross-examined levels of what he defines as Big Five personality traits: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness to experience in each state. From this data, he was able to rank each of the 48 contiguous states, as well as the District of Columbia, by its level of psychopathy. (You’ll never guess who scores no. 1!) But don’t get too excited if your home is located at the bottom of the psycho pile, Murphy says his numbers are just estimates.   1. Washington, D.C. 2. Connecticut […]

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Women Entrepreneur’s New Mentor Platform Will Help You Find Success in Business and Life

Women Entrepreneur has an innovative service that allows you to speak directly to experts on how to succeed in business, life and your career. June 13, 2018 3 min read The internet provides a vast sea of knowledge about finding success. There are how-to articles on starting and growing a business, YouTube videos that walk you through setting up a website, Facebook Lives that provide an opportunity to email in a question. But sometimes you need more. Sometimes you need the dedicated, one-on-one attention that you can only get when talking to someone directly. This is where Women Entrepreneur can help. Our new mentor sessions allow women to chat directly with experts who can help propel them forward. Need help with fundraising? We have a mentor for that. Branding? We have you covered. Getting media coverage? We can help. Related: ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Urges ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia, Who Means […]

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The Top 5 Books and Stories You Should Read This Month

Here are five awesome reading recommendations from Entrepreneur magazine’s editor in chief. Read_more Related posts: 10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates 8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read 5 Books and Stories To Help Entrepreneurs Focus On What Matters 27 Books Billionaire Investor Marc Andreessen Recommends You Read This Summer 25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018 Top 5 Summer Reading Books of 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 53 How to build a 6 figure side business by self publishing books 10 Books to Shape Your Business and Personal Development

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These Are the Most Misspelled Words in Every State

Google Trends just released its map of most misspelled words, broken down by state. June 1, 2018 2 min read Karthik Nemmani, this year’s 14-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee — crowned Thursday night after correctly spelling “koinonia” — puts us all to shame. But do you know who puts us even more to shame? Us. That’s the takeaway from the 2018 list from Google Trends of what English words, simple words, really, that Google searchers are misspelling the most — broken down by state. Examples? Beautiful: The word most mispelled by residents of Washington, California, Utah, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Massachussetts Tomorrow: Montana Chaos: South Dakota Hors D’ Oeuvres: Florida Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Georgia Are these America’s most misspelled words? Check out the top ‘how to spell’ searches by state, just in time for the #spellingbee 2018 finals.#dataviz #maps pic.twitter.com/uTb7ynYcv5 — GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May […]

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5 Books and Stories To Help Entrepreneurs Focus On What Matters

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World is a great representation of the social media expert’s career. Most managers and marketers plan for the “big right hook” — the one punch that will blow everyone away. But, Vaynerchuk has always been about consistent hits, and this book helps teach you his philosophy. Feifer says: “Gary’s central point is that you need to provide lots of value to a consumer before making any kind of pitch. I think about that a lot these days as I build relationships with readers and viewers. We must give first, then receive.” Related: 7 Books Most Millionaires Read Before They Turn 30 Read_more Related posts: The Top 5 Books and Stories You Should Read This Month How to Focus on What Matters Most in Business SPI 250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great […]

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Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 2 Ep. 4: Self-Made Self-Care

Entrepreneur’s pitch show, judged by IndyCar race winner Danica Patrick and other prominent investors, provides forward-thinking tips for entrepreneurs just getting their start. May 16, 2018 2 min read Does a product create more problems for its users than it solves? Does it address a need that other products out there don’t? Is it something you’d want to receive as a gift? Or is it just plain boring? These are the types of questions the investor judges on the weekly streaming show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch pose to gauge whether an entrepreneur’s business is viable. Each contestant gets a mere 60 seconds to explain what their product is, the traction it’s gotten and the type of deal they’re seeking. They deliver this pitch from the Entrepreneur Elevator as it climbs to the boardroom floor, and once time is up, the panel deliberates: Should they invite the founder in to discuss, or […]

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Kid News: Bring Your Millennium Falcon to Work Day!

Guest editor Colin Clauss has all the news that really matters. Read_more Related posts: It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! What You Need to Know to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly. Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says Facebook Ditches Plan for 2 Separate News Feeds How to Finally Stop Sexual Harassment at Work SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch, Stock Market Crash, and More… How the Fear of Failure Can Bring You to New Heights — According to Your Brain Elon Musk Says Falcon 9 Second Stage Recovery Requires ‘Giant Party Balloon’ Do Salespeople Make Good Founders? Here’s What They Do (and Don’t) Bring to the Table.

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The Secret Weapon These Startups Are Using to ‘Supercharge’ Their Businesses

Our internet speed and capacity are about to get a major upgrade. May 10, 2018 3 min read The technology that powers the way we work and play is gearing up for a major upgrade. If you’re not already making plans for how to utilize what’s to come, you might consider getting on the bandwagon quick. We’re talking about the upgrade of our mobile network from 4G to 5G. If tech researchers and analysts prove correct, 5G will be 100 times faster. That’s huge. You’ll be able to download HD and 3D movies in seconds, and stream video games with no lag time. In the home, 5G’s capacity means our increasing number of smart home appliances, security cameras, door locks, and other types of internet-connected devices will all be able to utilize the same network at the same time and work faster than ever. Related: What Is 5G? Everything You […]

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Ron Howard Creates a Great Bit of Marketing by Combining ‘Stars Wars’ and ‘Arrested Development’

That’s not a banana stand. May 4, 2018 1 min read Sure, Ron Howard is a great filmmaker (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). But what we really appreciate him for is his hilarious narration on one of the best sitcoms ever, Arrested Development. So it makes sense that the director of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story created a video summarizing Star Wars in the style of Arrested Development, which is not only hilarious but an excellent plug for his new movie. Related: May the Force Be With You: 5 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Enjoy, and May the Fourth be with you! Read_more Related posts: Best Practices for Growing Cash Flow With Zero Business Development 4 Ways Managers Can Support Women’s Leadership Development The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here’s How to Get the Most From Your Investment. You Won’t Believe the Net Worth of These YouTube Stars […]

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This Entrepreneur Wants to End the Stigma of Men’s Health Products

Green Lumber CEO Brett Hales is hoping a sense of humor and an all-natural supplement can help guys alleviate issues in the bedroom. May 3, 2018 4 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what is your business? I’m Brett Hales, CEO of Green Lumber. We deliver plant-based all-natural male arousal supplements directly to customers’ front doors in discreet packages. Our goal is to remove the social stigma around men’s health products. Green Lumber is a confident, relaxed and humorous brand, so our customers and their partners can feel comfortable knowing that if anyone finds out, the only laugh will be over our branding and packaging. Green Lumber’s logo leaves nothing to the imagination! What inspired Green Lumber’s creation? Often, professional success goes hand-in-hand […]

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This Infographic Shows How Entrepreneurs Think, Sleep, Eat and Start a Business

See how your life compares with today’s entrepreneur. April 11, 2018 1 min read Every day, Entrepreneur polls its 3 million Twitter followers on topics ranging from sleep habits to leadership style to opinions on breaking news and business trends. Our goal is to create a 360-degree look at what it means to be an entrepreneur today. (Take part in future polls here.) Related: Need a Business Idea? Here are 55 The world of entrepreneurship has changed immensely during the past few years, fueled by new tools and access to information and support systems. How do you fit into it? Take a look at the below stats and find out. Image Credit: Entrepreneur Read_more Related posts: Invest In Sleep: How Scrimping On Sleep Could Kill Your Business The Surprising Sleep Routines of 6 Uber-Successful Historical Figures The Top Challenges Faced by Women in Business in 2018 (Infographic) A Small-Business Guide […]

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Watch This 12-Year-Old Boy Solve 3 Rubik’s Cubes While Juggling Them

April 10, 2018 2 min read Can you juggle? Can you solve a Rubik’s cube? Can you solve three Rubik’s cubes at once — while juggling? A 12-year-old Chinese boy named Que Jianyu is one of an elite few individuals who occupy the center of that Venn diagram, after he successfully performed the stunt on a reality show called Dream of China late last year. Chinese news site Shanghaiist posted a video of Que’s five-minute, six-second demonstration on its Facebook page on April 10.  On the show, a couple of Guinness World Records judges were present to acknowledge Que’s obscure feat: He broke the record for fastest time recorded juggling and solving three Rubik’s cubes. Related: 5 Lessons From Kid Entrepreneurs Making More Money Than You Mind you, this was not Que’s first world record. Five years ago, at age 7, he became the youngest person to solve a 3-by-3 Rubik’s […]

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3 Simple Things Every Successful Pitch Needs

‘Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch’ judge Brandon Webb shares the vital ingredients to a winning pitch. April 9, 2018 1 min read As a former U.S. Navy SEAL and head sniper instructor, Brandon Webb helped train Chris Kyle and some of the most elite snipers in SEAL history. Since leaving the SEALs, Webb founded and serves as CEO of Hurricane Media and its subscription box service Crate Club. Recently, Webb was a judge for Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch‘s New York City event, where inventors and founders had 60 seconds to try to win a spot on the new season. Watch the above video to get Webb’s specific insights into the vital ingredients for a successful pitch, whether you’re on a TV show or in a boardroom. “As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that sometimes you only get one chance at a big opportunity,” Webb says. “You’d better use it wisely!” Be sure to like our Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch page to get […]

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Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand?

Drinkers tout its health benefits, such as improved digestion and arthritis and cancer prevention. But what did we think? March 30, 2018 1 min read Kombucha is one of the latest buzzy health drinks making its rounds. The fermented drink features live cultures (think: yogurt). Drinkers tout its health benefits, such as improved digestion and arthritis and cancer prevention. But what did the staff at Entrepreneur think of the fizzy drink? We put Humm Kombucha to the test in our latest Try-Day Friday video. Related: This Snack Bar Says It Has as Much Caffeine as a Cup of Coffee. Here’s How it Made Us Feel. Read_more Related posts: Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand? Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand? An Army Scientist Is Working on a Formula for Optimal Caffeine Intake How This Entrepreneur Saved a Damaged Brand (Remember […]

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Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand?

Drinkers tout its health benefits, such as improved digestion and arthritis and cancer prevention. But what did we think? March 30, 2018 1 min read Kombucha is one of the latest buzzy health drinks making its rounds. The fermented drink features live cultures (think: yogurt). Drinkers tout its health benefits, such as improved digestion and arthritis and cancer prevention. But what did the staff at Entrepreneur think of the fizzy drink? We put Humm Kombucha to the test in our latest Try-Day Friday video. Related: This Snack Bar Says It Has as Much Caffeine as a Cup of Coffee. Here’s How it Made Us Feel. Read_more Related posts: Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand? Did the Staff at Entrepreneur Feel the Vibes of This Kombucha Brand? An Army Scientist Is Working on a Formula for Optimal Caffeine Intake With Schultz Out, Starbucks Must Consider These 5 […]

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