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Multitasking Is a Myth. Harness the Power of Focus to Achieve Extraordinary Results.
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Multitasking Is a Myth. Harness the Power of Focus to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

Doing a lot of things often results in not getting any one thing done. There is exhilarating clarity in concentrating, without distraction, on a single, major goal.
Smart Design Connects the Dots
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Smart Design Connects the Dots

The best examples allow a consumer to coexist with a product or service in a seamless fashion.
Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders
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Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.
5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit
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5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit

Culture matters. Look for these qualities when taking on a new employee.
Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling
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Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.
Moving From Brain Dead to Awakening Ideas
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Moving From Brain Dead to Awakening Ideas

Have you ever been under the gun to create something new but the ideas just weren't flowing? Here's how to get over the creativity block.
Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats
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Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats

Adam Eskin took over a gym-rat focused food chain and has turned it into a farm-to-table restaurant with nine locations and counting.
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Graduate Programs)
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Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Graduate Programs)

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)
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Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs
Going Virtual: Hiring the Right Team for Remote Work
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Going Virtual: Hiring the Right Team for Remote Work

While allowing employees to work remotely can be a great recruiter tool, managing this type of team can be challenging. Here are a few pointers to make the process easier.
When Employees Live a Company's Core Philosophies, Profits Follow
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When Employees Live a Company's Core Philosophies, Profits Follow

A 'transfer of ideas' must be done with care so each individual understands and appreciates the firm's values.
Finding Clients Who Are Open to Innovation Even in Risk-Averse Markets
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Finding Clients Who Are Open to Innovation Even in Risk-Averse Markets

When the purchasing decision chain is full of doubters, these tips can help you woo more customers.
How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know
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How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

As entrepreneurs, we all know people who could benefit from our professional assistance. Here is how to begin the conversation without sounding too 'salesy.'
5 Decisions Every Entrepreneur Must Face
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5 Decisions Every Entrepreneur Must Face

Business owners should be prepared to face these forks in the road head on if they want to keep moving ahead.
Habits Successful People Skip and Finding the Ideal Client: The Weekly Tips Roundup
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Habits Successful People Skip and Finding the Ideal Client: The Weekly Tips Roundup

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.
The 3 Ways Respecting Your Team Builds Your Business
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The 3 Ways Respecting Your Team Builds Your Business

As leaders do unto employees, so employees do unto customers.
How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model
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How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model

Jessica Banks, the founder of RockPaperRobot, a kinetic furniture business, explains how she has transitioned from artist to entrepreneur.
Data Reveal the 7 Factors for Optimal Employee Retention
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Data Reveal the 7 Factors for Optimal Employee Retention

A far-reaching survey shows that workers who are paid fairly stay with a company that gives them opportunity and respect.
9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch
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9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch

If you want publicity, you have to make it as easy -- and enticing -- as possible for journalists to jump on your story.
The 5 Grad Schools With the Most Opportunities for Mentorship
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The 5 Grad Schools With the Most Opportunities for Mentorship

Connecting with established professionals is a critical step for any entrepreneur looking to get a business off the ground. Here are the schools that offer the largest number of mentorship programs.
Paying for That Employee's Class? Ask for a Mini Proposal First.
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Paying for That Employee's Class? Ask for a Mini Proposal First.

Staff training is key to keeping a workforce in the flow. Design a program to elicit productive coursework.
Sometimes, Keeping the Project Moving Requires You to Gently Tell Clients 'No'
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Sometimes, Keeping the Project Moving Requires You to Gently Tell Clients 'No'

We all love great ideas but to get a product to market on time, and on budget, somebody needs to draw a line at good enough.
The Way to Employees' Hearts May Well Be Through Their Stomachs
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The Way to Employees' Hearts May Well Be Through Their Stomachs

Companies are increasingly focusing on the kitchens as an office gathering places and providing meals or snacks to reward their staffs.
Capitalizing on Fashion Week: How This Tech Accessory Company Made It to the Runway
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Capitalizing on Fashion Week: How This Tech Accessory Company Made It to the Runway

The manufacturer of protective cases for smartphones deployed a thorough partnership strategy to elevate its brand during a pivotal time for trendsetting and branding.
5 Strategies for Growing Your Family Business Happily
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5 Strategies for Growing Your Family Business Happily

What you do to runn a good business with an ordinary partner goes double when you see the staff at every holiday gathering as well as at the office.
5 Quotes About Leverage to Help You Push Your Business Forward
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5 Quotes About Leverage to Help You Push Your Business Forward

Every entrepreneur should be harnessing this tool to get further, faster.
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