Here’s the Secret to Absorbing Key Ideas from Stacks of Business Books Every Year

Save nearly half off a one-year subscription. April 5, 2020 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. It’s important for entrepreneurs to stay abreast of the trends, topics, and ideas being shared in the world of business. How else can you keep up with the evolving world around you? Of course, that also means you have to devote time to read. But with a business to run, a family to cater to, and all of your other personal obligations, it can be hard to find time to read. Fortunately, Soundview Executive Book Summaries® exists. Each year, 1,200 business books hit the bookshelf. Soundview aims to source out the truly great ones and extract the best, most compelling […]

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Stay Sharp While Social Distancing with This Deal on Rosetta Stone, Microbooks, and More

Just because you’re in isolation doesn’t mean it can’t be productive. March 30, 2020 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. Much of the world is fully engaged in social distancing due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19. For many, it’s still business as usual, just with more Zoom calls. But nonetheless, it’s bound to get a little boring from time to time with little to no social calendar. So, why not use any extra time you have productively to learn something new or expand your knowledge? The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle will let you do just that and then some. This bundle includes lifetime subscriptions to three top apps: Rosetta Stone, 12min Microbooks, and […]

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10 Skills You Can Master During Isolation

Get back to work with some new skills under your belt. March 24, 2020 4 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. Much of the American workforce is now working from home due to self-isolation. Most of that group will feel complacent, as they’re being just productive enough to get by. But you’re not “most of the American workforce,” you’re an entrepreneur, and it’s in your DNA to go above and beyond. That said, why not use this time to learn some new skills that can help you start climbing the career ladder when you return? Here are 10 of the top in-demand skills worth your time. 1. Excel Image credit: Lex Photography Microsoft Excel is one of […]

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Get Smarter This Presidents Day With 10 Deals on Online Courses and Bootcamps

Score huge savings on valuable online training. February 17, 2020 4 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. Presidents Day weekend traditionally brings on a slew of sales both online and in stores. As an entrepreneur, however, you’re too thrifty to fall for a shoe sale. Instead, spend your hard-earned money on something better: self-improvement. The web is loaded with great resources to learn new and valuable skills and we’ve rounded up some of the best deals available today. The Ultimate Shopify & Ecommerce Expert Bundle Image credit: Entrepreneur Store We all know that e-commerce is a lucrative industry, and that Shopify powers a significant piece of the e-commerce pie. This comprehensive bundle will show you how to […]

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20 Skills to Learn Now and Hit the Ground Running in 2020

If you want to make a change in your professional life, take advantage of the time off this holiday season by learning a new skill. November 20, 2019 7 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. No, it’s not your imagination. Millennials change jobs, and even change industries, significantly more than the generations prior. According to a LinkedIn study, the number of companies that people work for in the five years post-college graduation has nearly doubled over the past 20 years. In other words, if you’re looking for a change, you’re not the exception, you’re the rule. Of course, one primary reason for changing jobs may simply be discovering a better one. The world is flattening and the […]

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World’s Top-Selling Language App Babbel Is Offering 25 Percent Off Subscriptions

Grab a special deal on the world’s top-selling language service. November 19, 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. Learning a new language can serve you well in both your professional and personal life. Research has shown that learning a new language can improve your cognitive function and can open up more business opportunities. Not to mention, it’s much easier to travel the world when you speak the language of the place you’re visiting. Babbel is the world’s #1 top-grossing language learning app because they focus on conversational training, rather than superfluous vocabulary. With Babbel, you can learn how to communicate in any of 14 different languages without getting bogged down by the training you don’t […]

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Learn a New Language in 30 Days With This App

The Babbel Language Learning program will have you speaking like a native in no time. August 16, 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. Encountering a new business connection who speaks a different language can knock the wind out of your sails, but you can meet them on common ground if you learn the language first. Babbel Language Learning is a top-reviewed app that will help you become semi-fluent in just 30 days. More than 100 expert linguists came together to create Babbel. You’ll choose from the app’s 14 languages, then practice for 10-15 minute daily sessions that you can easily fit into your schedule. The lessons cover practical topics, like travel, family, business, and food […]

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10 Ways to Strengthen Your Entrepreneurial Mind

Think about your vision every day. Read. Listen. Go to events. The world wants to make you smarter. Let it. June 6, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires learning that goes beyond how to just run numbers and manage finances. As someone who has been an entrepreneur for more than a decade, I can tell you that while these elements certainly play a role, actually doing something significant with your particular business’s numbers requires creativity, leadership ability and gumption. Related: Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More These skills are obviously far less concrete than the ones you need for mathematics; nor are they learned the same way. Instead, strengthening an entrepreneurial mind requires lessons learned both inside and outside the classroom. So here are a few ways you can seek those lessons out: Listen to experienced mentors. […]

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What It Takes to Build a Media and Marketing Company Worth Millions

Brian Cristiano speaks with Peter Voogd about the ups and downs of seeing his business through to success. January 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Peter Voogd, sits down with Brian Cristiano to talk how to build yourself a successful marketing and media company. Voogd asks Cristiano about the habit of entrepreneurs to think of successful entrepreneurs as those who are very intentional, very serious about their business and undergo a lot of research. Brian Cristiano talks about how he started his media company. The entrepreneur talks about how, a few years into his business, he began looking into office spaces and hiring a team of employees. Unfortunately, Cristiano admits, he was not prepared for what these responsibilities actually looked like.  Cristiano underscores how — if you feel you have a handle of 75 percent of the information — […]

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Watching YouTube Tutorials Probably Won’t Make You an Expert — But Doing This Might

Research finds we overestimate our own abilities after watching how-to videos. May 23, 2018 2 min read The ready availability of online video tutorials means anyone can learn how to do anything. Right? Actually, maybe not. According to new research described in Harvard Business Review, merely watching someone do something can lead to an overinflated sense of one’s abilities to match that skill. Related: The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster In a series of experiments, the researchers tasked participants with watching videos of experts performing different skills — from moonwalking to completing a computer game — then asked how well the participants thought they could do the skill. The participants all greatly overestimated their own abilities to perform, especially when they watched the video multiple times. When starting your business, you’re likely doing a lot of the heavy lifting yourself, and may not be able to hire an expert to […]

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