Challenges http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/challenges The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Challenges en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235082 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235082 Doug and Polly White Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point. 50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235224 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235224 John Rampton An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch. Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234588 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234588 Karin Hurt No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some. A Leadership Lesson From Eisenhower's Stoic Reversal at D-Day Remember the obstacle or the rival is only as strong as your perception lets it be. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234278 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234278 Ryan Holiday Remember the obstacle or the rival is only as strong as your perception lets it be. How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234295 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234295 Adina Grigore After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it. 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233831 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233831 John Rampton Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared. If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234134 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234134 Laura Entis A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges. Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against. Thu, 08 May 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233700 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233700 Richard Branson Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against. The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.) With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233630 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233630 Ryan Holiday With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough. 3 Essential Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap If you are at a crossroads -- wondering whether to exit a company post -- don't make this big decision unless it's on your terms and for the right reasons. Mon, 05 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233614 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233614 Jesse Sostrin If you are at a crossroads -- wondering whether to exit a company post -- don't make this big decision unless it's on your terms and for the right reasons. Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: 5 Ways to Deal With Hardship Some of history's greatest leaders and inventors not only kept their cool under fire but used calamity to inspire success. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232848 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232848 Ryan Holiday Some of history's greatest leaders and inventors not only kept their cool under fire but used calamity to inspire success. Before You Strike Out on Your Own, Know These 3 Realities Entrepreneurship is a sexy word with lots of promise, but like anything, there are some challenges to this dream. Be prepared! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233423 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233423 Adam Toren Entrepreneurship is a sexy word with lots of promise, but like anything, there are some challenges to this dream. Be prepared! When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233005 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233005 Chip R. Bell If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy. Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack. A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232767 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232767 Bob Herbold A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind. Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232507 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232507 Rebekah Epstein Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points. The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232544 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232544 Andrew Winston Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups. Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232403 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232403 Rocco Sannelli The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process. Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232346 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232346 Derek Lidow With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do. Why a Little Fear in a CEO's Day Can Be a Good Thing Learning new skills and taking on new challenges can strengthen the leader and the organization Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232338 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232338 Les Kollegian Learning new skills and taking on new challenges can strengthen the leader and the organization 4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life As I child, entrepreneur Eric Schiffer was surrounded by great fighters like George Foreman. Here he explains what lessons he learned from these legends and how to apply them to business. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232280 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232280 Eric Schiffer As I child, entrepreneur Eric Schiffer was surrounded by great fighters like George Foreman. Here he explains what lessons he learned from these legends and how to apply them to business.