Businesses owners and entrepreneurs have a story to tell and must think strategically in order to tell it.

Tell a story.

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Rey‘s parentage is one of the biggest mysteries of the new Star Wars trilogy.

Fans have speculated furiously about Rey’s family tree, hoping for some kind of answer in The Last Jedi.

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An interesting little point being made about the wealth of some of those in the past, the implication of which is that Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and the like simply aren't rich enough to be considered truly wealthy by those historical standards. This is obviously a contentious point and economists have tied themselves in knots over the years trying to work out how we can compare incomes, wealth, in fact even just basic lifestyles, over centuries and millennia.

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Many people ask me about startup investing and how to get started.

Based on his AngelList profile, Calacanis’ investments includes: Tumblr, Cozy, Thumbtack, Rapportive, Uber, Chartbeat, Groundcrew, Evernote,, Nimble, Crossfader, Signpost, Calm, many many more.

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If you don't have an answer when people ask about your five-year plan, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy wants to change that.

By writing down your answers, you'll have a target you can reach, not just some vague feeling of whether you're headed in the right direction, which can make all the difference in the world.

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Today’s customers want to interact with brands in a way that is easy and convenient.

Customers can easily find the answers to their questions by using a conversational style instead of having to type or search for an answer, but they also have the value-added human service if that better meets their needs.

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During a recent webcast I gave on the economy and the markets, someone pointed out that I sounded pretty optimistic.

My monthly economic and market risk updates have a similar structure, providing the most recent month’s data and thinking about what might happen in the next month.

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Look for leaders with forward-facing curiosity.

Smart people become dimwits when leaders ask why-questions.

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What Do You Sell? [0.15]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 7:33 a.m. by Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. » Blog @ [source]

In this part of the Proactive Prospecting Summer series, we look at improving how we communicate early in the call.

You can drill down on this exercise, and make it more specific to your business by exploring the on-demand version of the Proactive Prospecting Program on Sales Gravy University.

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My Secret Key to a Happy Life [0.22]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 6:09 p.m. by Thrilling Heroics @ [source]

I was recently asked to write a chapter for my good friend John Bardos’ ebook Change Your Life. I highly recommend any ambitious young person in the world today develop a regular gratitude practice as part of your daily rituals – write your answers in some kind of journal, or keep an ongoing note on your computer — but start the day with 3 things you’re thankful for, and end your day with 3 amazing things that happened for you.

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Ranking near the top of the SERPs for short-tail keywords in competitive business verticals can be extremely difficult.

After a year and change of writing, optimizing, re-writing, and re-optimizing the content — all while building links — we weren't getting any movement with our organic rankings.

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Keeping your sales pipeline healthy reduces the worry for businesses that they are not receiving enough income. The visitor experience is vital for companies to gain custom, loyalty and repeat business, all aspects that help fill the sales pipeline.

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Unfortunately, this article may cause your executive suite some indigestion. You may find that despite your best efforts to automate and organize your big data, you’re still not consuming analytics seamlessly.

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5 Tips for Great Customer Service [0.10]

Posted on July 17, 2017, 3 p.m. by @ [source]

Every business that has clients, whether those clients are corporate businesses or members of the general public, should aspire to provide great customer service. Sad to say, not every business achieves this target.

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What keeps your real estate investors engaged?

This realm is commonly known as “impact investing,” and according to Deloitte, it stands to become a $1 trillion industry by 2020.

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Unfortunately, despite the proliferation of video in the way consumers buy (B2B and B2C), more often than not “video” is a marketing conversation.

Which is also why every sales department, right now, should be in the midst of developing a culture of video within each and every person in the department.

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The answer is a resounding yes.

Blogging isn’t just a good idea – it’s almost a requirement in order to be competitive in a saturated niche.

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Today’s search engines are one of the primary paths to content experiences on the web.

What if, however, the end result could be reached earlier, circumventing today’s path?

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How to Conduct Not-to-Miss Podcast Interviews [0.20]

Posted on July 10, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

When I started Hack the Entrepreneur, I had never conducted a single interview before.

Prepare a guide and signposts for your conversation, but not a strict direction for every single step in the discussion.

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There’s no easy answer. If you work for a new enterprise that has built an IT infrastructure from scratch within the last few years, it’s easy: cloud is the ultimate enabler.

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