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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014
Productivity

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

Busy doesn't always equal productive. These helpful articles, our most-viewed stories on the hot topic this year, illustrate the difference. Check them out to learn how to stay focused and get more done in the year ahead.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Webmaster
Building a Website

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Webmaster

What you need to know when looking for the right person to design and maintain your website.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How This Stronger-Than-Steel Material Could Change the World
Science

How This Stronger-Than-Steel Material Could Change the World

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.
Jason Ankeny
Is the Best-Selling Video Game Losing Steam?
Video Games

Is the Best-Selling Video Game Losing Steam?

Sales numbers for the latest version of this popular game are down significantly year-over-year. Did investors see this drop coming?
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014
Franchise

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.
Kate Taylor
To Hook Customers, Get Them Invested in Future Rewards
Innovation

To Hook Customers, Get Them Invested in Future Rewards

Keep a customer wanting more from your product.
Winner Announced in National Pitch Room Contest
Sponsor Provided Content

Winner Announced in National Pitch Room Contest

A husband-and-wife team from Pennsylvania wowed the judges in the Sam Adams' Brewing the American Dream Wild Card Pitch Room competition.
Samuel AdamsĀ®
Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps
Customer Service

Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.
Jim Freeze
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What Your Business Can Learn about Leveraging Big Data From Netflix, Eloqua and the 2008 Election
Big Data

What Your Business Can Learn about Leveraging Big Data From Netflix, Eloqua and the 2008 Election

Each of these companies used big data to get closer to its customers -- and to develop a successful strategy, according to LinkedIn's Russell Glass, author of The Big Data-Driven Business.
Russell Glass
How to Bridge the Communications Gender Gap -- From Both Sides
Communications

How to Bridge the Communications Gender Gap -- From Both Sides

When differences crop up between newbies and workplace vets, this can lead to a disconnect in the office. Here's how to gracefully resolve them.
Karen Lachtanski
What's the Big Deal About the 'Combined Campaign' Strategy?
Marketing Strategies

What's the Big Deal About the 'Combined Campaign' Strategy?

Given that 'combined campaigns' has recently been elevated as one of the most sought after buzzwords of 2015, it is in your interest to be updated.
Ivan Guzenko
Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.
Travel Tips

Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.

'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'
Geoff Weiss
'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations
McDonalds

'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations

The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.
Kate Taylor
Should You Always Promote From Within Your Company?
Hiring

Should You Always Promote From Within Your Company?

Here is how to ensure you find the right person for the job.
Paul Spiegelman
Don't Get Stuck in the Software Jam
Managing Technology

Don't Get Stuck in the Software Jam

Local business owners are now hot property in Silicon Valley and countless startups are releasing a slew of cloud-based tools targeted towards the SMBs.
Jason Richelson
100 Engineers Are Trying to Bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream to Life
Elon Musk

100 Engineers Are Trying to Bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream to Life

Thanks to an ambitious think-tank upstart, the bold billionaire's vision for a Jetson-esque 'fifth mode of transport' is inching closer to reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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5 Ways Open Government Data Can Inspire Startup Innovation
Big Data

5 Ways Open Government Data Can Inspire Startup Innovation

The best things in life are often free. And that's the case with scores of public information sets.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
Business Circle

Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life
Decision Making

The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

Tony Robbins shares insights from his just-published book, Money Master the Game, about how a trio of choices frame your outlook and influence your chances at success.
How to Manage Employees Smarter Than You Without Looking Like an Idiot
Managing Employees

How to Manage Employees Smarter Than You Without Looking Like an Idiot

Check out these four ways how it's possible to guide new staffers so that everyone thrives.
Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps
Customer Service

Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.

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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014
Productivity

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

Busy doesn't always equal productive. These helpful articles, our most-viewed stories on the hot topic this year, illustrate the difference. Check them out to learn how to stay focused and get more done in the year ahead.
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014
Franchise

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.
Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps
Customer Service

Avoid These 5 Customer-Care Traps

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.
7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence
Influencers

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.
Don't Let Your Circumstances Paralyze You
Inspiration

Don't Let Your Circumstances Paralyze You

A former Chicago Bear recalls the effect of an unfortunate injury. Consider his advice for how to pull yourself out of a funk and reach your full potential.