3 Key Tips for Your Next Job Interview (60-Second Video)

Think up a fresh answer to the age-old ‘weaknesses’ question by choosing something you’ve taken concrete steps to improve. June 17, 2019 1 min read Resume buzzwords — specialized, leadership, synergy and the like — can be seen as vague stand-ins for your real meaning. Instead, focus on powerful action verbs that describe exactly what you accomplished and how. Choose five or six bullet points per job that denote projects you led, deals you brought in or performance metrics.  A job interview starts the moment you walk into the building, and it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re checking in with the receptionist, riding in the elevator or waiting in the lobby. Choosing to be in the present moment (read: not staring at your phone) can set you apart, so take in your surroundings, make conversation with the other people in the room or review handwritten notes.  Think up […]

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States Hold Billions in Unclaimed Funds. Here’s How to Search for Yours. (60-Second Video)

By law, states must hold onto long-forgotten bank accounts, security deposits, IRS refunds and more — adding up to billions in unclaimed property. More often than not, the phrase “free money” is often followed by the word “scam.” But in at least one case, it’s not too good to be true — unclaimed property. By law, states have to hold onto financial accounts that haven’t had contact with the owner in over a year, and the amount at stake is tens of billions of dollars. It’s in the form of long-forgotten bank accounts, store credit, cashiers’ checks, security deposits, IRS refunds and more.  Here’s how to search for your own unclaimed property: Head to both MissingMoney.com and Unclaimed.org to conduct a search for any state you’ve ever lived or worked in. In the search results, you should see the last known address for the money’s rightful owner, the company reporting the funds and sometimes an estimation […]

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5 Most Common Red Flags Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Signing a Commercial Real Estate Lease in New York

It’s exciting to find a home for your business, but here’s what experts say you should know before you sign that commercial real estate lease. June 6, 2019 9 min read “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.”  When Frank Sinatra first sang those words in 1978, we can surmise he was envisioning the city’s iconic skyline, not the nitty-gritty details of commercial tenant contracts. But decades later, the lyrics are true for small business owners renting space in the very buildings that make up that view. New York is shadow-governed by some of the most powerful real estate conglomerates in the country — Vornado Realty Trust, Blackstone Group and Brookfield Asset Management, among others. The existence of these “mega-landlords,” as well as high expenses across the board, often means the odds are stacked against commercial tenants. For one, many […]

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3 Ways to Be a Better Listener (60-Second Video)

Good listeners tend to make better leaders, business partners and investments. Here’s how to amp up your skills. June 5, 2019 1 min read Think of listening as a choice. Research suggests multi-tasking is a myth, and multi-tasking while communicating is no exception. Even checking a text during a conversation can make whoever you’re speaking with feel devalued.  Make sure you’re having a conversation, not giving a speech. Findings from MIT suggest that, no surprise, it’s human nature to favor an engaging conversation over a one-sided one — even from a young age — so ask questions and make it clear how what you’re saying is relevant to the other person.  If you’re famously long-winded, try paring down your word count by thinking about what you’ll say before you speak — or give yourself an overall time limit by asking the other person if they can set aside a certain amount of […]

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At Chief, the Club for Female Executives, High-Powered Women Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling — For Good

Take a peak inside the network’s TriBeCa clubhouse, where female execs from HBO, Amazon and Instagram come together. June 4, 2019 4 min read This story appears in the June 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The statistics are familiar and disheartening: Women in business hold less than 25 percent of all executive positions and less than 5 percent of CEO titles. For the women who do climb the corporate ladder, it can be lonely at the top — but a group called Chief is out to change that. The New York–based private network and club connects high-ranking women across industries, with the goal of fostering community and elevating more women into leadership roles. Chief launched in January with $3 million in funding and 200 founding members from such organizations as HBO, Amazon, Walmart and Instagram. (The waitlist currently exceeds 4,000.) Its flagship offering, the Core program, splits members into groups of […]

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3 Ways to Overhaul Your Email Habits (60-Second Video)

Feel like you’re drowning in a flood of email? Here’s how to cut down on email stress and increase productivity. May 30, 2019 1 min read Stop checking your email in realtime. Commit to opening your inbox no more than three times a day: at the beginning, middle and end. You’ll need to turn off badge icons and notifications on your phone to make this work.  Set inbox filters. Most large email clients allow you to sort your email however you want by setting inbox rules for which types of messages — or which senders — go into each section. For example, you can create an “Urgent” folder for messages from your business partner, investors and large clients.   Try to eliminate all unnecessary back-and-forth on email. Before you respond to a message, ask yourself what you can do to create the least amount of future emails on the chain. That […]

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This Woman Entrepreneur Liquidated Her 401(k) to Co-Found Her Company. Now, It’s Bringing in $100 Million.

Trina Spear co-founded FIGS to reinvent scrubs for medical professionals. Here’s how she did it. May 28, 2019 7 min read One Monday morning in June 2012, Trina Spear booked a transnational flight with four days’ notice and no regrets. Hours earlier, she’d spoken to Heather Hasson for the first time over the phone about Hasson’s business idea, born from her quest to help a friend find more flattering work clothes. Companies like Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike were focused on athletes, argued Hasson, but no one was catering to medical professionals. That’s why Hasson created FIGS, a direct-to-consumer line of fitted, flattering and comfortable scrubs. A mutual friend had tipped off Spear, who worked on Wall Street at the time, about Hasson’s vision for FIGS. The Los Angeles-based company was still in its early stages, and Spear wanted to have a hand in its growth. After coordinating on Spear’s flight […]

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3 Tips for Hitting Your Growth Goals This Year (60-Second Video)

Get specific with a timeline, concrete numbers and a clear list of exactly what you want to accomplish. May 24, 2019 2 min read Get specific. It’s important to lay out a timeline, concrete numbers and specifics on exactly what you want to accomplish. For example, nailing down how much funding you need to reach your goal — and what exactly you plan to do with every dollar — will help you get organized, visualize your company’s future and convincingly sell your idea, whether you’re chatting with VCs on the West Coast or acquaintances at a networking happy hour.  Practice clearly and concisely explaining what your business is about and what it does in a way that anyone can understand. Try it in front of a mirror, with an older relative and with a child. When you speak to a potential connection, it’s important that they not only understand you but […]

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Ship Built With World Trade Center Steel Docks in Manhattan for 31st Annual Fleet Week

Starting Thursday, ship tours of the USS New York will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pier 88. May 22, 2019 2 min read “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.”  That’s the motto of the USS New York, one of three U.S. Navy assault ships dedicated to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But the words are more than a tribute — they’re also a history of the ship itself, built with close to eight tons of steel salvaged from World Trade Center wreckage. That strength and sacrifice likely inspired the more than 1,000 shipyard workers who opted to keep working on the USS New York even after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  “No matter how many times you attack us, we always come back,” Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said at the USS New York’s commissioning in 2009. “America always comes back. That’s what […]

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3 Tips for Pitching Investors Your Big Idea (60-Second Video)

The more you say, the more fodder there is for doubt, so be clear and concise with your pitch and your answers. May 22, 2019 1 min read Investors generally want to put money behind people just as much as their ideas. They often look for a confident, strategic leader who knows exactly what they’re aiming to accomplish and what they need to do to make it happen. Nail down the specifics of the market for your product or service, how far the business can feasibly go (be optimistic), the steps you’ll take to get it there and why you and your team are the best people to make it happen. Avoid over-explaining or over-answering questions. The more you say, the more fodder there is for doubt, so be clear and concise with your pitch and your answers.  Sit down with your company’s financial statements and projections and have someone clarify every […]

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3 Stress-Busting Relaxation Exercises You Can Do Anywhere (60-Second Video)

3 Stress-Busting Relaxation Exercises You Can Do Anywhere (60-Second Video) There are no Videos in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue. There are no Articles in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue. There are no Podcasts in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue. You’re not following any authors. Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors. 3 Things To Know Try the “4-7-8” method, a tense-and-release exercise or simply practicing gratitude. May 17, 2019 2 min read Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing, developed a method called the 4-7-8 exercise to boost oxygen and slow down the heart rate. Here’s how it works: With your lips […]

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The Top TED Talks of 2019 So Far — and What You Can Learn From Them

May 13, 2019 11 min read “Ideas worth spreading.” That’s TED’s tagline, and the organization — originally launched as a convergence of the technology, entertainment and design industries — has done its best to stick to that mission since 1984. Talks cover everything from how to recover from activism burnout to quantum computing explained in 10 minutes. Every second, 17 people watch a TED Talk, on average, and the organization’s videos have garnered well over one-billion views. If you’re looking for a spark of inspiration, here are six of the most compelling talks of 2019 so far, with key takeaways. 3 Psychological Tricks to Help You Save Money (Wendy De La Rosa) There’s a reason saving more money ranks in the top five New Year’s resolutions each January: We all want to do it, but it’s easier said — or written down on a resolution list — than done. Behavioral […]

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Booking a Flight? Here Are 3 Ways to Save. (60-Second Video)

Booking a Flight? Here Are 3 Ways to Save. (60-Second Video) There are no Videos in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue. There are no Articles in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue. There are no Podcasts in your queue. Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue. You’re not following any authors. Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors. 3 Things To Know There is such a thing as booking too early — you probably won’t find deals if you try to book more than 150 days before takeoff. May 7, 2019 2 min read Subscribe to deal newsletters like Scott’s Cheap Flights, Secret Flying, and HolidayPirates. Experts we’ve talked to say […]

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Former NFL Star Jason Avant Has a New Career — In Trampoline Parks

The athlete found a second act as a Launch Trampoline Park franchisee. April 30, 2019 4 min read This story appears in the April 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Jason Avant has always been in the entertainment business. The former NFL receiver is an athlete by trade, but the business of football, he says, is about making sure fans have fun and providing them with an escape from reality. “That’s what football is,” Avant says.  Football is, in fact, what provided Avant with his own escape from reality decades ago. He grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where both drugs and violence were prevalent. When Avant discovered football, he found something much more worthy of his energy — and he also found his way out. He played college football at the University of Michigan before signing with the NFL, where he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the […]

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Deepak Chopra on Motivation, Meditation and Finding Peace in the Information Age (Podcast)

Technology can be a hindrance to mindfulness, but Chopra has identified ways to help make the two work in tandem. April 25, 2019 1 min read We’re smack-dab in the middle of the Information Age, and it can feel like a flood where we’re barely staying above water. On this episode of How Success Happens, spiritual guru and bestselling author Deepak Chopra shares his advice for finding peace in a constant stream of data and how to decide which information we allow to affect us. He also details his morning routine, habit-building strategies and how entrepreneurs facing obstacles can tap into long-term motivation. The episode concludes with a guided meditation led by Chopra. Read_More Related posts: 5 Meditation Apps to Help You Find Your Peace 5 Meditation Apps to Help You Find Your Peace 5 Meditation Apps to Help You Find Your Peace Does Meditation Make You More Productive? These […]

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She Won $1 Million for Her Big Idea at WeWork’s Global Pitch Competition. Here’s How — and Her Top Pitching Strategy. (Podcast)

Chloe Alpert, CEO of Medinas Health, shares her pitch tips on this episode of ‘How Success Happens.’ April 25, 2019 1 min read In January, Medinas Health CEO Chloe Alpert won $1 million at the WeWork Creator Global Finals. Her big idea? A data-driven marketplace that aims to help healthcare organizations resell and purchase medical equipment and supplies. (By some estimates, the U.S. healthcare system wastes about $765 billion a year.) On this episode of How Success Happens, Alpert shares her strategy for a winning pitch, how to surround yourself with a team that complements your strengths and weaknesses and how to disrupt a relatively traditional industry.  Read_More Related posts: The 10 Things You Should Cover in Every Investment Pitch (Infographic) Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 2 Ep. 4: Self-Made Self-Care 3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch How to Pitch Your Business, Product or Idea to Industry Experts This Lyft […]

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There’s a Massive Gender Gap in AI, but Tech Education Programs for Young Girls Aim to Close It

Iridescent, a tech education nonprofit, teaches women and girls about AI, tech entrepreneurship and more. So far, it’s trained more than 114,000 people from 115 countries. April 22, 2019 10 min read Tara Chklovski had the weight of her family on her shoulders. Growing up in India in what she calls a lower-middle-class family, it was difficult not to notice the poverty around her — especially the pivotal role chance plays in determining the family someone is born into, as well as their access to education, healthcare and opportunity. Chklovski’s parents encouraged her to pursue a subject that intrinsically advanced the world, hoping it would also advance their family’s situation. “That is definitely the mantra of the times in India,” says Chklovski. “The lower middle class has this drive to get a degree in engineering or medicine or technology so you can lift your family out of poverty.”   She came […]

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Allbirds’ San Francisco HQ Celebrates the Past But Looks to the Future

The historic building has been given a fresh makeover by the eco-conscious footwear brand. April 15, 2019 4 min read This story appears in the April 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Allbirds may be only three years old, but the San Francisco–based footwear brand is all about the future — at the company and beyond. The eco-conscious company uses 90 percent recycled packaging, which has cut down on waste by a third since its introduction in 2017. Allbirds’ signature material is merino wool, a sustainable option produced year-round by the namesake sheep breed. And the company recently partnered with nonprofit Soles4Souls to distribute lightly used shoes to those in need around the world. That forward-thinking mindset extends to the company’s headquarters itself, located in the Jackson Square Historic District on a street that managed to survive the San Francisco Fire of 1851. Inside, as employees brainstorm new designs, products, […]

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‘Influencer Fraud’ Costs Companies Millions of Dollars. An AI-Powered Tool Can Now Show Who Paid to Boost Their Engagement.

The influencer marketing industry is projected to be worth $5 to $10 billion by 2020, but research shows up to 24 percent of influencers have falsely manipulated their engagement numbers. April 4, 2019 8 min read Jess (not her real name) is a U.K.-based fashion influencer with 230,000 Instagram followers. She worked with 22 different brands in 2018 and charged $1,000 per post. Those brands didn’t realize that 96 percent of Jess’s engagement is fake, the result of a bot farm she allegedly paid for engagement: $2 for every 1,000 likes, comments or shares. That means that each company Jess worked with likely wasted up to $960.  It’s called “influencer fraud,” a practice spawned after the digitalization of influencer marketing — the latter of which has, in one iteration or another, been around for hundreds of years. Prominent online personalities purchase fake engagement via bots — pieces of software designed […]

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3 Body Language Secrets for Success

Project confidence, cash and calm with these three body language tips. April 1, 2019 1 min read Stand — and sit — tall. Four or five inches in height could translate to a salary increase of 9 to 15 percent, according to research published in 2015. Though you can’t make yourself taller, you can avoid slouching to take advantage of your full height.  To be perceived as a calm, assertive leader, prioritize open-handed gestures at mid-height. Body language experts say these movements suggest honesty, credibility and confidence. Identify your nervous habits — like twirling your hair, wagging your foot or fidgeting — and break them. If you’re not sure about yours, enlist your peers to point them out.  For more tips, check out Entrepreneur‘s article on body language secrets to success.  Read_More Related posts: How to Display the Ideal Body Language When Networking Tips for Mastering Body Language and Confidence Body Language […]

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