A Classic Piece of Advice on Being a Good Boss Is Just as Useful Today as It Was When It Was Originally Published in 1974

An effective boss lets employees tackle problems on their own, according to a classic article in the Harvard Business Review. July 23, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider One of the most widely read pieces of management advice published by the Harvard Business Review has to do with a monkey. Specifically, the monkey on your back. If you’re a people manager, you likely have (at least) one on you right now. The monkey is a metaphor for a burden that one of your team members has, ever so subtly, transferred to you. The HBR report was initially published in 1974, by the late William Oncken, Jr., who was chairman of the William Oncken Corporation, and Donald L. Wass, who heads the Dallas-Fort Worth region of The Executive Committee. When HBR republished the article, it noted that it has been one of the publication’s two best-selling reprints ever. […]

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Body Language and Plenty of Questions Are the Keys to a Good Impression

The founder of Wondery goes into what it takes to stay memorable. July 23, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this latest video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with an entrepreneur about tips for making a good impression.  Hernan Lopez, the founder of Wondery, speaks how, in order to reach someone, you need to place yourself in the shoes of the person across from you. It’s to be expected when you pitch your project, the person across the table will not always have the time to listen to every aspect of your discussion.  Lopez recommends asking more questions at the beginning of your conversation. That can be the time when people are paying the most attention and you have room to make the best impression. Lopez notes people often like those who ask many questions. People who ask a lot of questions are regarded […]

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Chick-fil-A Is Taking on Blue Apron in an Unprecedented Move for a Fast-Food Chain

The meal-kit business has been heating up recently as grocery chains start selling them and startups begin to burn out in the face of increased competition. July 23, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Chick-fil-A is making an unprecedented move to dominate its customers’ lives: launching a meal-kit service. On Monday, the chain announced it would begin selling “Mealtime Kits” at 150 restaurants in the Atlanta area in late August, making it the first fast-food chain to offer a meal-kit service. Chick-fil-A’s Crispy Dijon Chicken. Image credit: Chick-fil-A Like more traditional meal kits, such as Blue Apron or Home Chef, the five varieties of kit will include fresh, pre-measured ingredients. However, unlike the typical meal kit, Mealtime Kits can be bought at Chick-fil-A drive-thrus, counters or using the mobile app. Chick-fil-A is selling five types of meal kits, with rotating availability: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Enchiladas, Dijon […]

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The Advice 50 Business Leaders and Celebrities Would Give Their Younger Selves

Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates share their insights. July 23, 2018 1 min read There are many obstacles on the way to success, but fortunately, others have already made it there and could provide insights and advice for the rest of us. AdView compiled a graphic of 50 business leaders and celebrities with the advice they’d share with their younger selves. Check it out below.     Read_more Related posts: Mark Zuckerberg Asked Bill and Melinda Gates and Lin-Manuel Miranda What Advice They’d Give Their Younger Selves What These 5 Billionaires Would Tell Their Younger Selves 20 Leadership Quotes From the World’s Most Influential Leaders Kathleen Griffith’s Best Bite-Sized Pieces of Advice for Women in Business Cannabis Boxes Curated by Celebrities Are Big Business Is Your Business Stagnant? Give These A Try! Romance Your Customers with Some Seriously Practical Business and Marketing Advice Avoid ‘All-or-Nothing’ Advice to Get […]

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My Favorite 11 Platforms for Finding Free Fonts

How important is a font? Surprisingly, fonts can be more valuable than you might believe. Visualize all the places where you see written words on a daily basis. You may not think twice about a font when you see one, but you can always spot a bad font. Choosing the proper font can be tough. You need to make sure it’s clear and legible as well as unique. The fonts you use on the homepage of your website could be different from the font in your blog posts. Your Instagram story’s font will differ from the font of your email marketing campaigns. What do you look for in a font? There are various elements of typography you need to consider besides the font itself. A typeface—font family—is a set of fonts that share similar design elements: width slant italicization weight style ornamentation condensation You’ll also need to consider elements such as […]

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No Office? No Problem. 4 Reasons CEOs Should Sit With Their Teams

Forgoing a corner office creates a more collaborative, innovative workplace. July 23, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The role of CEO has too long been associated with the corner office; a large, private space with a walnut desk says “chief executive” almost as much as the title itself. When I founded Netskope in 2012, I knew what being a CEO meant for the company and culture I wanted to build, and I can tell you it had nothing to do with a corner office (in fact the opposite). Related: Successful Leaders Know They Can Learn From Everyone at Their Company When I think about the role of CEO — or any leader for that matter — one of the first qualities that comes to mind is positive and far-reaching influence. Great CEOs don’t simply tell their teams what to do — they build a […]

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3 Reasons Why Good Ideas Are a Real Threat to Good Writing

Ahh, the elusive “good idea.” Writers spend a large amount of time thinking about them and looking for them. It’s an undeniable part of the creative process. So why would I consider them such a pervasive threat to good writing? The answer is simple. Good ideas are just part of what it takes to produce the kind of writing that provokes interest from an audience. And quite often they lack substance. A good idea might be confusing when it’s translated into words. Or it might not be useful for other people. Or it’s not actually an accurate representation of your beliefs. Let’s look at three scenarios where good ideas can stifle your best work. Scenario #1: Good ideas can produce too much excitement This is definitely my editor side talking, but I’m not into “excitement.” It’s too entangled in expectations for my taste. And it can cause an otherwise smart […]

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How To Retire In Next 100 Days As A Super Affiliate

People are always asking me what’s the best products to promote online? My answer has always been the same. When looking for an affiliate program to promote, you should always… Promote Products That Pays You Over and Over Again One of the best affiliate program that pay recurring commissions is ClickFunnels. They give you 40% of the customers bill for life. Not only do you get paid over and over again, but the customers you referred are yours for life. Anything they buy in the future, you will make money on. To help their affiliates, ClickFunnels has a 100 Day Super Affiliate Challenge. If you accept the challenge, they will guide to step by step on how to become a ClickFunnels super affiliate and retire in the next 100 days.  Go Here To Sign Up for The Challenge The challenge is free to join and all the training is free as well. I […]

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How Jeff The420Chef Baked His Way to Culinary Success

He began his journey cooking for a friend suffering from cancer, now he’s the Rachel Ray of reefer. July 23, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this ongoing series, we share advice, tips, and insights from successful cannabis entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) What inspired you to become a cannabis chef? I grew up in Los Angeles and have always loved cooking and baking. I have also been a cannabis enthusiast since the age of 16. When I was 19, I moved to New York and spent over 25 years doing fashion marketing. But that all changed in 2012 when I started cooking and baking for a friend’s mother who was suffering from cancer. When I saw that it was really helping her, I focused on improving the experience by figuring […]

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The Power of Innovation

Here’s how you can be more innovative in every area of your life. July 22, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes A business is very similar to any personal relationships you have in life. They follow a lot of the same rules if you want them to be successful. Whether you’re working on the next Amazon, courting someone new or trying to build a relationship with your child, you need to be innovative. Innovation is all about assessing a situation; see what’s working and what’s not, and sometimes you need an outsider’s view to see the problem areas. Most importantly, innovation comes from listening, and really hearing out your clients and your loved ones.  These are important lessons I’ve learned while growing my own business and that’s why I thought it would be great to bring you an episode of “Coffee Conversations” with my good friend (and […]

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Why I’m Returning The 2018 7K MacBook Pro

I’m sad to report that I decided to return my top of the line 2018 MacBook Pro. The performance gain over last year’s model should have been much higher but it was only modest because of thermal throttling problems. On the bright side, I have $7K to spend on something else now. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: 2018 Affiliate Summit East Meet Market 2018 7K MacBook Pro Unboxing How I Got Neil Patel To Buy Me a MacBook Air 10 Qualities That Returning Caregivers Bring to the Workplace My May 2018 MOBE Income Report My February 2018 MOBE Income Report Win A Networking Plus Pass To Affiliate Summit East 2018 My April 2018 MOBE Income Report

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A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you’re not using Instagram Stories, you’re missing out on a major marketing opportunity. July 22, 2018 2 min read Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out on a major opportunity on the platform: Instagram Stories. With Stories, you can show a behind-the-scenes look at your brand while developing its personality and building authentic relationships with your followers. Related: 3 Ways to Build Your Brand Identity Using Content Marketing If you’re still wondering: What’s the point? There are nearly 250 million active daily users of Stories, and 33 percent of the most popular Stories are from businesses. Not only that, but 20 percent of Stories posted by businesses result in direct messages. While it might sound daunting at first, you’ll never know until you try. To help you get […]

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Financial Services Affiliate Programs – High Paying Affiliate Programs

4) Prosper Affiliate Commission: $100-$150 for borrower leads Affiliate Signup: Click Here Website: See Below* *Yes: As you may have guessed, the link above is my two-tier affiliate link. There are a few of these links on this site to pay me a small commission and allow me to keep this site free instead of a monthly membership site. Using my two-tier affiliate link will not affect the amount of commission paid to you with this or any other program. My commissions are paid out of the vendor’s cut, not yours. Affiliate Description: Prosper is America’s first peer-to-peer marketplace, with more than 2 million members and over $1,000,000,000 in funded loans. Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests between $2,000 and $35,000 and individual lenders invest as little as $25 in each loan listing […]

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4 Strategies to Use When Marketing to Millennials

Follow these four strategies to reach individuals in this tech-savvy, cause-oriented generation. July 21, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Consumer stereotypes would have you believe that millennials are cheap, fickle customers who only make purchases online. If your goal is to market to them, you’re better off not buying into these myths. Pew Research Center considers millennials the generation born between 1981 and 1996. They’re highly educated — almost 50 percent have either attended or are currently attending a higher-education institution. Millennials are also an extremely tech-savvy generation, having grown up during the advent of household computers and the internet. Related: How Growing Up With the Internet Made Millennials Different The reality is that millennials are willing to spend money, and in areas such as eating out, they outspend other generations by a fair margin. However, because of the sheer number of products available to them, […]

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Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

By following these suggestions, people in transition will not only speed up the job search process but also increase their chances of landing a job exponentially. July 21, 2018 3 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog In the current job market, it’s not unusual for people to be looking for jobs over many months. It’s a very competitive market, and job openings are few. This situation is amplified by the herd mentality whereby people deploy the job search strategies commonly used in the past. For example, asking people about their target companies elicits, in most cases, the names of large and very well-known companies. This means that all of those people are competing for the same few openings. Yet there are lots of jobs in the untapped arena called the hidden job market. Related: The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Prepare for a Job […]

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How This Freelance Approach Can Produce Full-Time Results

Companies are exploring a workforce model with 10 percent full-time workers and 90 percent freelancers. July 21, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Not that long ago, people viewed freelancers as the people that carried out menial outsourced responsibilities. If companies had a low-skilled, repetitive task such as data entry or phone support that no full-timer wanted, they’d delegate it to a freelancer. But the growing number of highly skilled talent choosing to freelance shows that it’s not just mundane tasks that they’re choosing to take on. In fact, 40 percent of the 1,267 American adults polled in December by NPR and Marist do freelance work in addition to their regular jobs; an additional study, a joint venture conducted by Harvard University’s Lawrence Katz and Princeton University’s Alan Krueger, found that 60 percent of the jobs created in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015 were of the freelance, […]

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3 Tips for Thriving Among Industry Giants

Stand out with your startup in a world of giants. July 21, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Startups have never had it easy. Big businesses hate disruption, and when a new company starts doing things differently, established players do everything they can to steal the ideas and squash the competition. PepsiCo, for example, has mechanized the process. Through its partnership with Black Swan Data, PepsiCo hopes to identify trends before they become, well, trendy and beat would-be disruptors to the punch in an effort to compete with its smaller competitors. This is because, as PepsiCo leaders suggest, smaller businesses are better able to keep up with trends. Fortunately, startups don’t have to let big players such as PepsiCo steal their advantages without a fight. The biggest companies have the deepest pockets and the most service lines, so small companies must focus on niches, becoming industry […]

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Why You Need to Make Money Online (Even If It’s Not Full-Time)

Let me start by saying this. At a fundamental level, it doesn’t really matter if you want to be a professional blogger, web developer, affiliate marketer, freelance writer or anything else. If you want to grow your online business to the point where it can fully replace the income you’re receiving from your day job, then you need to quit your day job. It is only when your online business becomes your sole professional focus that you can grow it to its full potential. And yes, it’s true that not everyone is going to succeed. Sometimes through no direct fault of their own, nothing works out. Or maybe they give up too easily. Or maybe they didn’t have the right business strategy for the current market. It could be any number of things. But you also can’t wait for all your ducks to get in a row before you decide […]

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The Financial Advice Millennials and Gen Zers Want to Know (Infographic)

Having a grasp on your financials is tricky, but it’s crucial if you want to be successful. And that starts with getting the right advice. July 21, 2018 2 min read Whether it’s saving for retirement or paying off credit card debt, money management can be a challenge. Of course, different people have different concerns — and that often comes with age. While a 60-something baby boomer might be organizing their savings for retirement, your 20-something millennial might be focused on paying off student loans. Related: 8 Financial Tips for Entrepreneurs Launching a Startup In a recent study, financial intelligence company Comet surveyed more than 1,000 people to uncover the top financial concerns of various age groups, as well as the financial advice millennials and gen Zers want to know and what they hear instead. Overall, saving for retirement was the top concern across all age groups, with saving for an emergency and […]

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The New ‘This Is Your Brain On Cannabis’ Ad Is Rad

A PSA that aims to take the stigma out of using legal marijuana. July 20, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re old enough, you may remember the classic anti-drug PSA, “This is Your Brain On Drugs” from the 80s. The ad, sponsored by Drug-Free America, featured a man picking up and egg and saying, “This is your brain.” He then points to a frying pan and says, “This is your brain.” Cracking the egg into the pan and watching it fry, he concludes, “This is your brain on drugs.” Now, a cannabis-focused creative ad agency, Artisans on Fire, has done a clever parody of the concept to help fight the stigma against legal cannabis.  According to a press release, they “hope this video (made pro bono just like the original PSAs) would serve as a simple, direct, and effective approach to highlighting some […]

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