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: How to Focus on What Matters Most in Business Stories of Rejection From 8 of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders Even Through Humble Beginnings, Persistence Wins Over All, […]

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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: Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch, Stock Market Crash, and More… Elon Musk Says Falcon 9 Second Stage Recovery Requires ‘Giant Party Balloon’ People Buy From People: Five examples of how to bring the humanity back to marketing Trends that Mean Good News to Independent Course Creators Have You Made a Big Mistake? Here’s Why That’s Good News for Your Company. Facebook Ditches Plan for 2 Separate News Feeds Exciting News about Let Go (expanded edition) and a Video Contest!

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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: You Won’t Believe the Net Worth of These YouTube Stars Google Creates an AI That Sounds Human and Ford Suspends F-150 Production. 3 Things to Know Today. The Product Marketing Strategies of Best Selling Toys Can Make You Money (Sooner Than You Think!) | Friendly Service Makes For Great Marketing Diva Marketing […]

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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 10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress (Infographic) No One Is Safe From the Data Breach Epidemic (Infographic) Is Work-Life Balance Even Possible? (Infographic) […]

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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? How This Entrepreneur Saved a Damaged Brand (Remember About.com?) This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to […]

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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? How This Entrepreneur Saved a Damaged Brand (Remember About.com?) This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to […]

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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? How This Entrepreneur Saved a Damaged Brand (Remember About.com?) This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to […]

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Elon Musk Just Deleted His Facebook Account

The #deletefacebook movement just got a very powerful backer. March 23, 2018 1 min read Techcrunch reports that Elon Musk has deleted his Facebook account, as well as the official accounts of Tesla and SpaceX. Before the deletions, the SpaceX and Tesla pages had over 2.6 million likes and follows, according to Techcrunch’s story. The move seems to have been egged on by Twitter user @sedarsprofile: I didn’t realize there was one. Will do. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018 This is the highest-profile leader to join the #deletefacebook movement that is building in force. Asked earlier this week by The New York Times about the movement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replied in part, “I don’t think we’ve seen a meaningful number of people act on that, but, you know, it’s not good. I think it’s a clear signal that this is a major trust issue for people, and I […]

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This Snack Bar Says It Has as Much Caffeine as a Cup of Coffee. Here’s How it Made Us Feel.

The first edition of Try-Day Friday focuses on Verb Bar. March 16, 2018 1 min read In this regular video series, Try-Day Friday, the staff of Entrepreneur is filmed trying different products, including food, gadgets and products. A snack that has a bunch of caffeine in it? Sounds good, right? That’s the selling point of Verb Bar, an energy bar made with 100 mg of caffeine from green tea, or the equivalent to one cup of coffee. But how does it taste? And more importantly, how does it make you feel? The staff of Entrepreneur was filmed trying Verb Bar for the first time. Check out their reactions in the video above. 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? SPI 204: Snack on This—How Sean Kelly Built SnackNation (and the Bigger Meaning Behind It) Did the […]

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Our Favorite Photos From the Wild, Tech-Filled SXSW 2018

Dating app Bumble also had a pop-up at SXSW, which allowed visitors to walk through real-life manifestations of the app’s three platforms: Bumble Bizz, Bumble BFF and Bumble Date. It was the app’s biggest customer-facing activation to date, according to Adweek.  Speakers at the space, including Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe, actress Gina Rodriguez, singer Keke Palmer, political commentator Sally Kohn and others, shared the goal of educating and empowering women and inspiring meaningful connections. Read_more Related posts: Our Favorite Photos From the Wild, Tech-Filled SXSW 2018 New Google OS Has Tools to Help With Your Tech Addiction ‘No’ Is My Favorite Word How to Take and Edit Photos Without Hiring a Professional The Top 15 Apps to Edit Your Instagram Photos and Videos Like a Pro ‘No’ Is My Favorite Word 27 Founders Reveal Their Favorite Tool to Keep Them Organized 57 Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Entrepreneur Success Quotes

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Our Favorite Photos From the Wild, Tech-Filled SXSW 2018

Dating app Bumble also had a pop-up at SXSW, which allowed visitors to walk through real-life manifestations of the app’s three platforms: Bumble Bizz, Bumble BFF and Bumble Date. It was the app’s biggest customer-facing activation to date, according to Adweek.  Speakers at the space, including Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe, actress Gina Rodriguez, singer Keke Palmer, political commentator Sally Kohn and others, shared the goal of educating and empowering women and inspiring meaningful connections. Read_more Related posts: Our Favorite Photos From the Wild, Tech-Filled SXSW 2018 My Favorite Time-Saving Social Media Marketing Tools How Come Every Tech Panel Is Always a Tech ‘Manel?’ ‘No’ Is My Favorite Word How to Take and Edit Photos Without Hiring a Professional The Top 15 Apps to Edit Your Instagram Photos and Videos Like a Pro ‘No’ Is My Favorite Word 27 Founders Reveal Their Favorite Tool to Keep Them Organized

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Learn This Navy SEAL’s Plan to Survive an Active Shooter Attack

This article was originally published October 4, 2017 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. Now as founder and CEO of Hurricane Media (whose subscription Crate Club focuses on being prepared), Webb regularly shares insights he gained serving our country that can be applied to business and everyday life. In light of recent violent tragedies, Webb reached out to us to share safety advice that sadly we all need to keep at the top of mind. Entrepreneurs frequently travel to unfamiliar cities and are often in places with large crowds. Webb’s years of training and serving in dangerous parts of the world helped form this simple framework to increase your chances of staying safe. “If you love your family and friends then you need to share this with them, it could save their lives,” Webb told […]

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