Use This Popular Tool to Maximize Productivity During Employee Downtime

What if there was a way for business leaders to recoup lost time, to stem the steady flow of dollars in lost productivity? December 5, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Have you ever considered the real cost of employee downtime? For organizations with a large number of remote employees such as sales reps, field service agents and even commuters, thousands of expensive hours are wasted every month behind a windshield. Related: 5 Podcasts That Are a Must for a Productive Workday Using simple math, a salesperson at a large global technology company may spend conservatively eight hours per month in transit. Extrapolate that to a team of 5,000 reps and that’s 480,000 hours of downtime per year. If the average annual cost of those employees is $100,000, the business loses millions worth of productivity every month! (And that doesn’t even account for the effect […]

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Million-Dollar Opportunities for eSports Players, Parents and Entrepreneurs

On this episode of The Playbook podcast, Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder and CEO of Splyce, discusses the rapid growth of eSports, and the best ways to make a career in the industry. November 24, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You might not fully understand eSports, but the fast-growing industry is providing a wealth of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder and CEO of the eSports giant Splyce, talks about the widespread appeal of eSports competitions, as well as how to find a role in the field.  Related: Find more episodes of The Playbook podcast here. Listen in as host Dave Meltzer and Strenczewilk talk about the expansion of Splyce and the similarities between traditional sports and eSports. Marty also discusses what qualities are necessary to set yourself apart as an eSports athlete and how parents can support their kids in the pursuit of video […]

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This Hilarious Bingo Card That Collects Every Podcast Cliché Has Gone Viral

November 8, 2018 2 min read Here at Entrepreneur, we love a good podcast. In fact, we produce several of our own! That said, practitioners of the form — including us — do have a tendancy to be somewhat formulaic at times, resorting to clichéd language and production techniques. Twitter user Alex Sujong Laughlin noticed this and created a “Podcast Bingo” card that quickly went viral. i made this bc i’m an asshole pic.twitter.com/7YHMHeQN4Y — Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs) November 5, 2018 Yeah. Hits a bit close to home. Related: The Habits of the World’s Smartest People (Infographic) With the Twitter community being what it is, several users jumped in with suggestions for additional items to add, and Mashable collected some of the best: I don’t see “Opening is a bunch of clips/one liners from movies” — Jizz Johnson (@jizzjohnson68) November 6, 2018 ZipRecruiter’s powerful matching algorithm… — casey john leonard (@Casey_J_Leonard) November 6, […]

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25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify’s Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin’s new book, ‘Lost and Founder’? Here are resources you need to know about. June 8, 2018 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according to information gathered by Insurance Quotes. Therefore, as an entrepreneur, you face a steep uphill battle that will test your business acumen, patience and motivation. To help you along the difficult path of building a successful business, here are 25 podcasts, books and resources created by some of our preeminent business minds. Use them to help you build a business that will last generations. Related: 5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today Podcasts 1. MFCEO Project Podcast. Andy Frisella built a $175 million empire from the ground up. By embracing the mindset of a warrior, he was able to weather the […]

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A Powerful Key to Prolific and Potent Writing

I’ve always found the goal of meeting a word count to be a bit silly. Some messages can be clearly communicated in 200 words and others need 2,000 words. But if you use 2,000 words when 200 words would perfectly suffice, your writing will likely feel excessive or even self-indulgent. That’s why I consider the ability to self-edit one of the most valuable skills a writer can develop. However, writers have to gain momentum to fuel their careers. They need to publish content regularly in order to make the best choices for their work going forward. So, how do we marry these two ideas — precise communication and writing practice? I call it the balance of The Prolific and The Potent. 5 steps to prolific and potent writing The five-step process is ridiculously simple: Write a lot. Edit your text into a cohesive presentation (and save the parts you cut […]

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