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, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence' Self-awareness is a very good thing in life, but it's all too easy to mistake what lies on the surface for the genuine feelings buried deep below. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237459 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237459 Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook Remember when everyone said Tim Cook would change Apple after Steve Jobs? He did. For the better. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237287 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237287 The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know All the advice you need to know boils down to these ideas to help you differentiate and beat the competition. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237172 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237172 Learning to Adapt Is the Key to Success Conforming may help you survive, but learning to adapt is the way to thrive in a complex, chaotic and ever-changing world. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237089 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237089 The Secret to Outstanding Customer Service Customer service comes down to answering two very simple questions. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236993 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236993 So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice. Blogging has become the world's most crowded and competitive non-profession. The vast majority make peanuts and have close to zero market share. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236876 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236876 It Takes 3 to Run a Business It may sound mystical, but 3 is a magic number when it comes to your team. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236735 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236735 How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way Studies on the best paying careers are all over the map. Turns out there are lots of ways to achieve financial security. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236663 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236663 10 Pitfalls of Being Your Own Boss Some things to consider before you jump to the other side -- you know, the one where the grass is always greener. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236583 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236583 Win or Lose, Competition Always Makes You Stronger Competition builds winners, leaders, innovators and success stories. Without it, none of us would be here. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236470 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236470 Neurotic? It's a Good Thing. Some of the most brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs are anything but normal. After all, passion and obsession are two sides of the same coin. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236380 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236380 What Makes a Great Boss? Managing is an art form. True leadership takes even more hard work. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236207 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236207 Want to Be Happy? Quit Trying to Be So Happy. It’s one thing to see the glass as half-full. It's quite another to insist on seeing water in an empty glass. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236160 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236160 The Right Way to Network Looking purely at the mechanics of how we communicate in the real world, it's easy to see why it doesn't work so well in the virtual one. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236017 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236017 Want to Impress? Don't Do This. You may think people like and understand you, and want to help your business. You're dead wrong. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235975 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235975 Why Generations Clash at Work Don't just blame the Millennials. The struggle between the status quo and young up-and-comers is ageless, and important. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235830 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235830 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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