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From an outsider’s perspective, an entrepreneur’s life can seem very glamorous, but it’s actually a lot of hard work. Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been opened, allowing the everyday dreamer to view a world that hasn’t always been accessible. However, the image of entrepreneurship that we see isn’t a full representation of…

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You might think you’re a great multitasker, but you’re not. There’s no such thing. When I was younger, I, like many young entrepreneurs, prided myself on being a master at multitasking. I thought I needed to be a strong multitasker to optimize efficiency and productivity at every moment. And I thought that everyone who was successful got to where they were by being great multitaskers….

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“Asking if a company has ever had a bad review online is like asking if someone’s ever been on a bad date,” said one president. Here’s the problem, and it happens a lot: Job-seekers find an opening and immediately research the employer. They visit the company website, along with LinkedIn and Glassdoor. And that’s when they spot it: the negative employee review. Bad reviews can…

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The brains behind the hit meme Instagram, @girlwithnojob, shares how she reached social media success. In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success. Ever wonder where those funny viral memes come from? Claudia Oshry can stake a claim on some of them. Oshry is the brains behind one of today’s most popular meme…

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Here are six reasons not having a side hustle is harming you One in three Americans now makes money independently from a 9-5 paycheck. Why? Because there’s no such thing as job security anymore. And many of us have more to offer than our cubicle positions allow. Plus, in 2017, there’s never been an easier or better time to be an entrepreneur. As a former side hustler…

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Employees who eat together stay together. So, why not make family-style meals your next workplace initiative? When Sarah Nelson started working at Staylisted, a digital marketing agency in Phoenix, Ariz., she needed a while to adjust. A naturally shy person, she often felt uncomfortable and left out. And these feelings were only magnified when it came to dealing with her boss. “My boss seemed like ….

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Dozens of cities around the nation have everything Silicon Valley does, except the crushing costs. Tech entrepreneurs are the cool kids on the block. Whereas young people once aspired to be rockstars or astronauts, today they dream of being startup founders, flush with venture capital and working out of sleek, open-plan offices in San Francisco’s trendy SoMA district or New York’s bustling Flatiron neighborhood. Every…

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The ability to translate between languages quickly and inexpensively opens vast new possibilities. Behind-the-scenes technology is not usually the sexy stuff that makes big headlines. Unless you are the IT guy in the back room, this kind of difficult-to-explain stuff is not the leading topic of discussion at your dinner party. Neural Machine Translation (NMT) is different. Few things on the horizon currently have as much importance or…

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Ever compared yourself, as an entrepreneur, to the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés? Maybe you should start. In my work as an executive coach, and in the sales training I do, I encourage clients to play Texas Hold ‘Em poker. I do this for one simple reason: The game is more about reading people than reading cards. You read people and bet on yourself. Sounds a lot like entrepreneurship, doesn’t it? The most…

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Business leaders need to use this core mentality to foster growth. In the 1920s, the Hawthorne Works in Chicago commissioned a study to test the productivity of its workers on the factory floor. Would the employees work differently in more or less light? The answer? They became productive in more light . . . and less light. Productivity, it seemed, had nothing to do with the amount…

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