The NBA Championship is More Than Just Hoops. (It’s Marketing, Sales, and Jobs)

NBA Hoops

If you think the NBA Championship is just another bunch of basketball games, think again. Now you may be asking yourself what basketball has to with marketing and sales? Or maybe you’re not, because you have the necessary business acumen to get that this isn’t just business, or even just big business…but major league huge…

8 Reasons How a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful

If you do not have a powerful and visible personal brand you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in almost every aspect of your professional, business and personal life. Personal branding has become a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business, get a better job, get noticed by the press, take their career to…

How to Know When It’s Time to Fire a Toxic Client

When to fire a client

Last Friday, I briefly hated my job again. I was brought back to a dark place I hadn't been in my career for a long time. I had what was by far my most awkward business meeting in years. During the session, I started feeling anxious, my blood pressure rose sky high, and I began to have flashbacks to…

How to Model Your Startup After the Most Successful Companies of Our Generation

Current attitudes aren't too kind towards the old American way of doing business. In recent strategies, companies have been more involved with taking actionable approaches to the outward functions of their business and not so much the inward audits of how their company works. If you're looking to create a brand that runs productively and effectively, most…

How Gen Z Entrepreneurs are Crushing the Barriers to Entry

Gen Z

You can learn a lot of things by flipping burgers that you aren't going to learn anywhere else in the world. It's a great exercise in patience, and you'll learn the nuts and bolts of food safety that your parents don't teach you at home. But there's a growing trend among Gen Zers to skip these early life…

How to Write Content That Converts Likes on Social Media Into Sales

Content Marketing

How do we make more sales? Companies around the world ask themselves this most basic yet fundamental question almost every day. Consumers are greater informed, and they have more choices on how to spend their money than ever. Getting them to buy your product or service takes some serious skill. To get them to buy, you need to…

10 Power Tips to Becoming a Thought Leader

Thought leader tips

I get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, and Linkedin messages and emails asking, “How do I get published there?” I also get asked how I got to…

What You Need to Know to Create a Best-selling Book

Best selling book

Five years ago, I decided that it was time to write my first book. It was the story of how a single dad of five led his kids, his business and himself from disaster to success. At that time, I hadn't written even a single word on the topic. Writing a book seemed like an…

How to Present Your Personal Brand So That People Remember You

For me, not having a personal brand meant several years of working at jobs I hated. In my previous career, working at large companies, I always felt like I was just a number whose voice didn't matter. I had no influence and my social media network was pathetic. That all changed four years ago. I completed an…

4 Global Instagram Power Users Share Their Top Tips

Instagram

The very first Instagram photo was taken by its founder, Kevin Systron in Mexico in 2010. I find it fitting that it was of a dog. We all know pets, especially dogs, are a big hit on Instagram. And as most things seem to go on the Internet nowadays, bra-less women are the latest Instagram rage. However, Instagram…

How to Deal With Social Media Trolls

Are you familiar with this term? We’re seeing evidence of them everywhere on social media, which is a shame. As a verb, troll can mean “to post inflammatory or irrelevant material on an electronic forum to provoke responses; as a noun, it can mean “a person who posts such material.” But no matter what the…

How This Entrepreneur Built a Happy Life and Successful Business in the Islands

St John

Buy a ticket to St John, go to the beach, have a drink, get a tan, fall in love, start a band, open a business, and never return. That's the path entrepreneur Jared Warren took after college. Most people have no idea what to do next after graduating from college. So they seek the advice…