Why Your Startup Needs an Advisory Board

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Never be the smartest person in the room. If you are, then you’re in the wrong room. That’s one piece of advice I would give to all entrepreneurs. As a founder, the talent you hire at your startup is crucial. While difficult to attract and retain any … Read more

Writing a Book? Start Amplifying Your Personal Brand Now.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most nonfiction authors will tell you that it’s incredibly difficult to make money selling a book. However, the benefits to their personal brand and their business are worth it. The challenge with writing a book without having an established personal brand is that your book can be … Read more

Struggling to Come Up With Creative Ideas? Try Doing This.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For as long as I can remember, I’ve picked olives with my family in my native country of Turkey. Normally in late fall, we’ll gather as a group and start working in a sea of ‚Äč‚Äčolive trees. This task involves using our bodies and our powers of … Read more

If You Want Your Pitches to Improve, Use These 3 Simple Tips

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When starting or running a business, most people will tell you that a high-quality pitch to investors or potential partners will sell your venture itself. The investors, partners and potential clients will line up if you’re skilled with language and can tell a unique, captivating story and … Read more

Know the Costs of Being a Founder Before Taking the Plunge

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I’ve started two companies, raised over a quarter of a billion dollars, and each venture was successfully exited. From the outside, it may look like founders who have pulled this off had an elegant and perfectly-executed plan, but I can tell you that being a founder feels … Read more

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing or Scaling a Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business is an exciting prospect for any entrepreneur. It’s something you dream about and hope for because it means you’ve had a measure of success. It means the idea you’ve committed yourself to for years is meaningful and brings value to your customers. With growth … Read more

What Skills Does Elon Musk Have and Why Is He So Successful?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We can rattle off Elon Musk’s accomplishments in our sleep: co-founder of monetary giant PayPal; founder of Tesla Motors, the electric car company that is changing the world; and founder of Space X, which is focused on space exploration and space travel, and has even sent NASA … Read more