Entrepreneur: Latest from Steve Tobak http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMT How to Win the Game of Life To win at poker, consistently make the right bets on the right cards. Winning in business -- and in life -- is exactly the same. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235782 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235782 To win at poker, consistently make the right bets on the right cards. Winning in business -- and in life -- is exactly the same. Great CEOs Don't Whine … or Coddle If you want to lead a successful company, you need to teach by example and focus on the best traits, not the worst. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235667 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235667 If you want to lead a successful company, you need to teach by example and focus on the best traits, not the worst. Why Your Startup Will Fail: You. The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235608 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235608 The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own. How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235475 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235475 The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart. How Successful People Make Their Own Luck When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235400 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235400 When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born. Should Gay CEOs Come Out of the Closet? Why, in this day and age, are CEOs reluctant to go on the record as being gay? Should they be? Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235327 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235327 Why, in this day and age, are CEOs reluctant to go on the record as being gay? Should they be? Want to Be a Better Manager? Get a Dog. There are a lot of analogies between the canine world and our own workplaces. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235249 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235249 There are a lot of analogies between the canine world and our own workplaces. 5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends Personal and business relationships are unpredictable. When you combine the two, you get unpredictable squared. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235194 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235194 Personal and business relationships are unpredictable. When you combine the two, you get unpredictable squared. Why Financial Security Ruins People Sting knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: self-reliance, personal accountability and feeling that you have nothing to lose. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235109 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235109 Sting knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: self-reliance, personal accountability and feeling that you have nothing to lose. Why Things Always Go Wrong This is what happens when Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle meet the Seven Deadly Sins. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235002 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235002 This is what happens when Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle meet the Seven Deadly Sins. 10 Things Real Leaders Do Leaders lead. Followers follow. It’s not complicated. You're either one or the other. Which are you? Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234885 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234885 Leaders lead. Followers follow. It’s not complicated. You're either one or the other. Which are you? How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234774 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234774 Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either. Never Turn Down a Paying Customer Being selective about your business and your clients is great advice...if you don't mind being broke and miserable. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234614 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234614 Being selective about your business and your clients is great advice...if you don't mind being broke and miserable. How to Know When to Change Direction There's something to be said for stick-with-it-ness, but most entrepreneurs stick with flawed ideas and plans way longer than they should. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234507 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234507 There's something to be said for stick-with-it-ness, but most entrepreneurs stick with flawed ideas and plans way longer than they should. How an Entrepreneur Should Never Behave The ouster of RadiumOne's founding CEO Gurbaksh Chahal provides a dramatic example of how a business leader can let success go to his head. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234424 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234424 The ouster of RadiumOne's founding CEO Gurbaksh Chahal provides a dramatic example of how a business leader can let success go to his head. How to Feel More Engaged and Connected When you spend most of your time in an office in front of a computer, it's easy to feel isolated. These strategies will help. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234313 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234313 When you spend most of your time in an office in front of a computer, it's easy to feel isolated. These strategies will help. Leadership Lessons From the Trenches of Silicon Valley Real world lessons in leadership behavior from America's high-tech startup mecca and beyond. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234223 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234223 Real world lessons in leadership behavior from America's high-tech startup mecca and beyond. The Best Professional Development Advice Ever No doubt you are looking for inspiration. Chances are, you are looking in the wrong place. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234075 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234075 No doubt you are looking for inspiration. Chances are, you are looking in the wrong place. Why People Don't Follow Their Dreams My father's example taught me a lot about stepping out of your comfort zone. Here is what I've learned. Tue, 20 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233928 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233928 My father's example taught me a lot about stepping out of your comfort zone. Here is what I've learned. Should You Join LinkedIn's Expanded Influencer Platform? Under most circumstance, you would never work for free. So why is being an Influencer so important? Wed, 14 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233827 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233827 Under most circumstance, you would never work for free. So why is being an Influencer so important? The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed Popular wisdom says if you don't quit your job right now, you'll end up miserable and poor. Don't drink the Kool-Aid. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233712 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233712 Popular wisdom says if you don't quit your job right now, you'll end up miserable and poor. Don't drink the Kool-Aid. Leadership Is All About Balance When things don't go as planned, you have to have the courage to look in the mirror and face what you see. Tue, 06 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233613 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233613 When things don't go as planned, you have to have the courage to look in the mirror and face what you see. What to Do When You Screw Up We all occasionally shoot ourselves in the foot, but some of us are our own worst enemy. No worries: This six-step program will fix you right up. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233407 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233407 We all occasionally shoot ourselves in the foot, but some of us are our own worst enemy. No worries: This six-step program will fix you right up. The Truth About Multitasking, Once and For All Multitasking is a key skill you need to succeed. But don't confuse it with just being distracted. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233327 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233327 Multitasking is a key skill you need to succeed. But don't confuse it with just being distracted. How to Gain Personal Freedom and Control We all want freedom to do what we want, how we want, when we want. Here's how to achieve that lofty dream. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233259 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233259 We all want freedom to do what we want, how we want, when we want. Here's how to achieve that lofty dream. How to Deal With Jerks Life is too short to deal with jerks. But sometimes you have to. Here's a game plan. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233162 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233162 Life is too short to deal with jerks. But sometimes you have to. Here's a game plan. Note to Self: Be Aware You might think you know yourself pretty well, but when it comes to what really matters, chances are you don't. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233033 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233033 You might think you know yourself pretty well, but when it comes to what really matters, chances are you don't. Trust Your Own Focus Group of One What distinguishes the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern era? Their absolute faith in themselves. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232954 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232954 What distinguishes the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern era? Their absolute faith in themselves. The No BS Rule If you want to be successful and happy, be yourself -- don't fall victim to the likability trap. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232875 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232875 If you want to be successful and happy, be yourself -- don't fall victim to the likability trap. 7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss How to manage up, get ahead and not self destruct. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232773 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232773 How to manage up, get ahead and not self destruct.