This Founder of a Marketing Agency Shares His 3 Pillars for Building Successful Teams

Plus, here’s the importance of establishing and maintaining a culture in your company. September 17, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This week on The Rough Cut, Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir sits down with Christoph Becker, founding CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Gyro, during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France.  Becker was a judge at Cannes Lions and is a frequent speaker at leading advertising events like Advertising Week New York & LATAM. Under his leadership, Gyro created the Business Feeling Index, which takes a deep dive into the emotions that drive business-to-business (B2B) decision makers. Ragir and Becker discussed findings from the Business Feeling Index, his three pillars of success for all companies and more. Related: This Marketing Guru Says You Should Focus on a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Read_More Related posts: This Marketing Guru Says You Should Focus on a ‘Coalition of […]

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6 Success Habits to Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Mind

The health of your mental functions will affect the your pursuit of goals. September 16, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy discusses some tips to keep your brain healthy and active. In these cases, Tracy recommends making a special effort to always keep your brain active through certain mental fitness activities. Some of these tips include: Read as much positive material as you can. When taking in this kind of literature, you challenge your mind and change up its normal behavior.  Take time to exercise. Thirty minutes of exercise every week (and as little as 10 minutes) can make a difference — especially in terms of alleviating feelings brought on by stress and boosting self-esteem.  Practice healthy habits. Harmful habits are a drain on your mental health. Whether that is procrastinating or having low self-esteem, these repeated […]

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Strategies for Building a Successful Business

The top businesses do these things. August 29, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many successful businesses do a few simple things right. Here are three according to Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman.  Create a strategic plan. A strategic plan can help you recover from being overwhelmed and remember what your company is working for.  Invest in people. In order to get the most out of your workforce, you must make sure they are engaged and willing to work. Two ways to invest in people include encouraging your friends to read books and inviting them to training sessions.  Implement a coaching culture. This type of work environment is full of helpful feedback offered in a safe space. To hear more tips from Kate Volman, click on the video.  Related: The Importance of Hiring the Very Best Instead of the Most Convenient Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought […]

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7 Strategies to Keep Making Money Under Any Circumstance

These tips can help your business survive hard times. August 22, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s easy to make money when customers are flocking to you, the economy is booming, and everyone is happy. But what happens when that all changes? If you built a sand castle business, it won’t last long. The great entrepreneurs throughout history built empires that could weather a storm, even if it lasted for years. Here’s how they did it, and how you can join their ranks. 1. Keep your business front-and-center A failing economy makes headlines and causes people to stress out and give up. Businesses that survive and even thrive when the going gets tough are run by people who are focused more on the business than the world around them. Yes, you have to pay attention to what’s going on beyond your front doors […]

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How This Wall Street Vet Became a Billion-Dollar Cannabis Success Story

Kevin Murphy won big when he sold his cannabis company, Acreage Holdings, for billions. But he says there’s still plenty of opportunity. August 22, 2019 5 min read This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The average cannabis consumer may not have heard of Kevin Murphy, but they’ve surely seen the headlines he’s made as the CEO of Acreage Holdings, the largest vertically integrated, multistate cannabis company in America. Last year, he got former House Speaker John Boehner to join his board of directors — despite Boehner’s having claimed to be “unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana.” Then Murphy’s company produced a cannabis Super Bowl ad; when CBS rejected it (to nobody’s surprise), Acreage spun the moment into PR gold. And in April, Murphy made headlines again when he sold Acreage to Canopy Growth for $3.4 billion.  It’s been a great run for this […]

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You Don’t Need to Leave Your Hometown to Start a Great Business

Forget Silicon Valley. A growing number of entrepreneurs are returning to their roots to build a business. August 22, 2019 13 min read This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Nobody really wanted to fund us,” recalls Alex Kubicek, a soft-spoken Midwesterner with a shrewd scientific mind.  He’s thinking back to 2013. He was 25 and had already banked dual degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, as well as a master’s in atmospheric science from top-tier UW–Madison. Then he’d created a hyperlocal weather observation company called Understory and landed it in the first-ever cohort of an accelerator in his hometown of Madison, which in turn sent him off on nearly a year’s worth of pitching to Wisconsin-based investors. But nobody put in money. Was his company the problem … or was it the stock of local investors? He decided it […]

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These 10 Bad Habits Are Standing in the Way of Your Success

If you’re struggling to achieve success, see if you are falling into these common traps. July 1, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy explains that, while many people believe the only path to success is hard work, there are many other unforeseen components. For instance, many successful people are pros at not only advcing their goals, but they are also able to identify which behaviors are setting them back.  Here are some examples of these behaviors: Making empty promises. By not coming through on a promise you made, it will affect your personal and company’s image. Blaming others. When you divert criticism from yourself, you are saying that other people are the reason you are not successful, when in fact, true success is dependent on yourself and your own habits. Waiting for the right moment. Telling yourself you’re just waiting for the […]

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How This Healthcare Startup Founder Moves His Business Forward

As a business owner, one of your main duties is knowing when to cut-out limitations. June 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Rob LaHayne, the founder of TouchCare, which focuses on helping employees better understand their insurance plans. LaHayne describes TouchCare as a healthcare concierge business.  LaHayne notes that he learned quickly that as the head of a business you may need to shut down operations. As difficult as that can be, it is part of the responsibilities of an entrepreneur. He also discusses some of the difficulties associated with eliminating bad actors in his business, then breaks down the necessity of addressing problems early and not allowing them to ferment over time.  LaHayne stresses that entrepreneurs should take the time to delineate between your work and home lives. LaHayne is a father, and he and his spouse always prioritize their young child when a […]

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These 2 Habits Help Successful People Meet Their Goals

Achieving success is never guaranteed, but these habits can improve your chances. June 24, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Netwokr partner Brian Tracy shares a few things successful people do differently, starting with creating good habits. Tracy notes that many people often don’t know how to work harder, when they only need to adjust their focus. Concentration and discipline can give you a sense of control about your goals and increase your self-esteem. If the task you’re concentrating on is important to you, and you complete the task, you will feel an incredible feeling of reward afterwards.  Click play to hear more.  Related: How to Make the Most Helpful Connections While Networking  Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio […]

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How a Bill Gates Prediction Helped This Entrepreneur’s Company Blossom

This tech entrepreneur discusses how he kept his business afloat with some patience and good timing. June 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ian Collins, a co-founder of Canadian tech company Wysdom.ai.  The company started in 1995. Collins recalls the initial months when the company felt incredibly green, and he remembers the team essentially figuring things out on the fly. There was an early point where the company’s finances became incredibly tight, and it appeared the business would not be able to stay afloat for more than the following payroll.  The fouder eventually went to a convention where Bill Gates spoke, during which the billionaire described “wireless [as] the future.” Wireless technology was was highly in-line with Wysdom.ai’s mission, and these words from a tech visionary helped save the company.  The experience showed Collins not to throw in the towel too early — […]

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The Number One Reason Women Entrepreneurs Should Look to Support Each Other

The CEO of this fertility coverage company explains how integral a network of female cohorts can be. June 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Tammy Sun, the CEO of Carrot Fertility. Sun shares that one of the most important responsiblities she feels as a female entrepreneur is to discuss the universality of her company’s message. Sun describes Carrot as more than a female health company or a technology company, but insead a business that applies to many groups of people. Sun’s advice to young entrepreneurs is to concentrate on building a network with other female founders. In Sun’s experience, women love to support each other and build each other up. Since it can be difficult for female founders to nail down capital from investors and financial partners, it is even more important for female founders to […]

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6 Ways to Launch a Business

What’s the best way to tell the world that your company exists and is open for business? Six entrepreneurs share their strategies and stories. June 7, 2019 3 min read This story appears in the June 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 1. Target influencers. “After years designing graphic tees for large retailers, I decided to strike out on my own. I produced a small run of shirts and proposed a trade with local fashion bloggers: If they’d serve as the models for my T-shirt website, I’d provide my professional photography services to their blogs for free. It worked wonders! They’d often post about my brand and recommend me to other bloggers, too.” — Danielle Nagel, founder, Dazey LA  2. Test your concept. “We launched Floyd in 2014 on Kickstarter with a set of table legs — customers could turn virtually any surface into a table. We wanted to solve a problem around […]

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4 Steps to Take Your Marketing Efforts to the Next Level

Tailor each marketing experience to your customers so they don’t need to guess about your product’s value. June 3, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Brian Tracy discusses you can take to improve your marketing efforts. In order to beat your competition and achieve your goals, you should follow these steps: Create utility. Change your pricing.  Adjust your marketing to your customers’ reality. Offer your customers true value. Click play to hear more. Related: You Can Teach Yourself to Become More Courageous in Your Daily Life. Here’s How. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from […]

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Here’s How This Entrepreneur Manages Her Team of One

Robyn Young works with a freelance team when she needs design help, but mostly relies on her own talents to build her business. May 20, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Robyn Young, the founder of branding agency company Robyn Young & Co. Click the video to hear more from Business Rockstars and Robyn Young.  Related: Why Your Employees Should Support You and Challenge You at the Same Time Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices. Click here to become a part […]

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Here’s How This Former Architect Started an Ice Cream Company

The founder of Coolhaus ice cream talks about how she got into the sweet business. May 13, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Business Rockstars talks with Natasha Case about transitioning from architecture to running an ice cream company, Coolhaus. Case never expected herself to work in ice cream, especially after focusing on architecture throughout school and her early life.  However, Case discovered a new side of herself as an entrepreneur. Click play to learn more about that journey, Coolhaus and Business Rockstars. Related: Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in […]

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What Should Your Company Do When Its Funds Are Dwindling?

This founder says you should start thinking of creative compromises. May 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ali Asaria, CEO and founder of Tulip, a company that specializes in building apps.  The founder talks about how he traveled across the country and approached a list of 60 investors to raise money for his business. However, it became clear that Asaria was going to come up short on his targets — in fact, he wouldn’t even be able to pay employee salaries. However, that failure helped lead him to a creative compromise with his engineering team, which eventually helped him create Tulip. That experience taught Asaria that a company is a sum of its parts, and that if its individual members are willing to work as a tribe, the company can become a much larger success.  Click the video to hear more […]

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Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First

This female founder encourages everyone at her business to seek out a therapist if they need it. May 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with Lindsay Nahmiache, the co-founder of Jive PR + Digital. Nahmiache points out that business owners become the business. Thus, as a business owner, you should take care to nurture yourself and take care of yourself, because how you are eventually becomes the business.  Nahmiache also offers some advice to young, female entrepreneurs. Nahmiache says they should look after themselves and rid themselves of toxicity so they can dream up their most ambitious ideas. Click the video to hear more from Business Rockstars and Lindsay Nahmiache.  Related: Here’s What This Lifestyle Blogger Considers the Biggest Benefit of Being Her Own Boss Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs […]

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How Laughter Can Improve Your Business and Your Personal Life

An ability to laugh at yourself can help cut tension and lower stress. May 7, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield says that laughter is a great tool to respond to trying life events. It can help you cope and cut tension in healthier ways than getting defensive or becoming overly self-critical.  Canfield says that research shows laughter can also boost your immune system and help you retain information over time — essential for people who see themselves as life-long learners.  Click the video to hear more from Jack Canfield.  Related: How to Help Friends Who Struggle With Self-Confidence Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. […]

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What Are the Traits of a Good Negotiator?

The difference between an effective negotiator and an ineffective one comes down to a few tactics. Read_More Related posts: The 5 Worst Traits a Business Leader Can Have (Infographic) The MOST Important Key Traits for a Productive Employee 12 Entrepreneurial Traits That Will Tempt You to Quit Your Job Immediately Habits and Traits of Millionaires with Jaime Tardy – SPI TV, Ep. 41 The 5 Essential Traits to Look for Successful People Often Share These 2 Traits The 2 Key Traits That Guide This Startup’s Decisions The MOST Important Key Traits for a Productive Employee

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What Is Your Entrepreneurial Kryptonite?

Find out what’s holding you back from business success by making these two changes to the way you run your business. May 2, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound What comic book character best describes the entrepreneur? I think it would be Superman. Entrepreneurs are the heroes of business. They start companies, execute tirelessly, and are on call 24 hours a day. In the early stages, they put their stamp on everything, assuming responsibility for all decisions. They’re the driving force behind all that gets done. But just as in the Superman comics, there’s one thing that can knock the entrepreneur down. No, it’s not kryptonite — it’s the failure to delegate. If you want to grow your business and maximize its […]

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