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To Prevent Workplace Burnout, Ask These 3 Questions

Too often we place the blame for burnout on the individual, when the fault lies with the culture they're embedded in. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: PeopleImages | Getty Images Aytekin Tank VIP Contributor Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO, JotForm Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. "On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work." —Marilyn CarlsonThe signs of burnout were all around us. Our team had grown into the double digits, and then suddenly, the culture shifted. In the 13 years years since I'd launched my company JotForm from my New York apartment, our product had reached million...

When To Fire Yourself, or Change Before You Have To

More than 50 percent of founders are replaced by the third round of financing. Here's how to know if you'll be one of them. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: RUNSTUDIO | Getty Images February 24, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Successful founders often have a fierce, singular vision, and an unstoppable determination to will that vision into reality. I've coached many leaders who are programmed to be the smartest person in the room — and often they are. But there are downsides to this sort of zealous personal conviction. Founders' single-minded focus may inspire their company while it's getting off the ground, but as the business ...

Business Idea of the Day: Virtual Ghost Kitchen

Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000Franchises Available? No Online Operation? No THE BRIEF:  With the popularity of food delivery services such as Uber Eats, Seamless, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates, ghost, or virtual, restaurants have sprung up to meet demand. These businesses focus strictly on delivery and takeout, and do not provide areas for dining, keeping overhead lower than a typical restaurant. ASK THE PROS: How much money can you make?  With lower overhead and reduced staff, the earning potential for ghost restaurants will depend on how many orders you fill. And this segment of the industry is growing. According to McKinsey & Company, food delivery accounts for 1 percent of the total food market and 4 percent of food sold through restaurants and fast-food chains. It's expected t...

Yes, February Is the Worst Month. Here Are 8 Ways to Finish it Strong.

Instead of just slogging through, think like the Ancient Romans, and use this week to "purify" your routine. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: MicroStockHub | Getty Images February 24, 2020 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Poor February. Such an awkward, unpopular month. By the time it arrives, life’s grubby fingers have smudged up the New Year’s fresh sheen. It’s frigid outside, and daylight dwindles as fast as the box of chocolates you bought on sale after Valentine’s Day. In a 2005 Gallup survey, 1,000 Americans ranked February as the worst month of the year. Its name is even spelled funny, with that random “r” plunked in there. But ...

Amazon Removing Fake Products ‘Killing’ Coronavirus

Sellers who advertise products claiming to treat or cure the coronavirus will see their listings pulled as Amazon tries reducing misinformation shared on its e-commerce platform. February 24, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC MagAmazon will no longer allow third-party merchants to advertise products claiming to treat or cure the coronavirus, CNBC reports. Misinformation continues to spread on social media, and it appears the same has occurred on one of the world's most popular e-commerce platforms. Now, Amazon's immediate action includes pulling all listings for these products in order to protect consumers.The listings target fearful consumers through deceptive language. Sellers describe their cleansers, surgical face masks, and sprays as capable of 'killing' the coronav...

5 Goal-Setting Journals That Can Help You Stay Productive in 2020

The first step to crushing your goals is putting them down on paper. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: Negative Space February 24, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. It’s pretty likely that you have a business or personal goal you’ve been mulling over for a while now. The secret to making it come to fruition could be as simple as putting pen to paper.  A study at the Dominican University in California found that participants were nearly 42% more likely to achieve their aspiratio...

Creating Social Change Through Sports

Nick Keller, founder and CEO of Benchmark, shares his thoughts on how sports can be used to solve problems big and small. February 23, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Benchmark Founder and CEO Nick Keller sits down to share his thoughts on:Why sports bring together all aspects of society and create opportunities to solve local and global issues [5:37].How sports can promote better mental health for anyone who is willing to be vulnerable [14:19].Why he loves hiring people who are autonomous and restless [20:00].How to take advantage of consumers’ changing preferences for ethical businesses [22:55].Related: A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Maintain Keto on the Road

The keto diet is hard. It's harder when you're traveling. These products can help. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: Andrea Piacquadio February 23, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The keto diet has exploded in popularity recently as it has been shown to deliver great results while it doesn’t ask you to give up too many foods. However, reaching ketosis requires some attention to timing and detail, which can be extremely difficult when you’re on the road for business. Thrive Ma...

The One Gadget Every On-the-Go Entrepreneur Needs on Hand 24/7

Stay connected and fully charged wherever you go, regardless of your device choice. February 23, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Most entrepreneurs spend a lot of their time on the go. It's part of the job description. And that means smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices are made even more essential for staying on top of things. From closing deals on the phone to tracking client data in your CMS, being able to stay connected while going from place to place is crucial. And what keeps those devices running? Power. But with the 5-in-1 FamilyCharger + 52W Power Supply, you can worry ...

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Deals

Check out these businesses that became wildly successful -- despite turning down their 'Shark Tank' offers. Image credit: Eddy Chen | ABC | Getty Images This story originally appeared on GOBankingRatesOn ABC's long-running series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs present their golden idea to a panel of business-savvy individuals. The entrepreneurs' goal is to get at least one of the sharks to fund them, and the shark's goal is to find a potentially good investment and own a piece of the business. Related: The 15 Craziest Things These Billionaires Spend Their Money on Click through to see the Shark Tank businesses that became wildly successful -- despite turning down their offer. 13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down 'Shark Tank' Deals Voyage-Air Guitar Image credit: Brett Ida | Voyage-Air ...

A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship

Toby Cosgrove, former President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, talks about the learning curve of going from the operating room to running hospital operations. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Toby Cosgrove, former president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his thoughts on the challenges of leading a hospital from the viewpoint of a surgeon and how his dyslexia brought him a unique perspective on life and business.Cosgrove and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a variety of topics including how Toby’s wealth of experience in the operating room aided his transition to CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and why he had to re-educate himself on the ins-and-outs of running business operations. The pair converse about how Cosgrove discovered that he has dyslex...

Learn How to Build Your Own iOS and Android Apps From Scratch

Get in on the app boom with this beginner-friendly training. February 22, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Apple grew its mobile presence on the strength of the slogan, "There's an app for that." Almost a decade later, there are two million apps in the App Store and what was once a cheeky, figurative slogan has become practically literal. There are apps for everything, and more and more companies are prioritizing developing apps to better serve their users. As such, app developers are highly in-demand. If you want to take advantage of the app boom and make a hefty paycheck, check out The 2...