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After tallying the votes this year, our readers found the most value in stories that were inspiring, while also shepherding them through the challenges of running a business. From cold-calling strategies to tips for being happier and stress-free, business leaders shared invaluable advice, and often their personal experiences, with our readers.
Here is a countdown of Entrepreneur's most helpful stories of 2012.
10: 12 Powerfully Inspiring Quotes From Zig
The famous salesman is gone, but the message to which he dedicated his life will continue to
have an impact.
9: 5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your
From unflattering photos to leaving commentators hanging, here's how you could be damaging your reputation on social media and not even know it.
8: 7 Effective Ways to Promote Free
Free shipping can help get customers to buy and boost the size of their orders. Here's how to make sure they're aware of your offer.
7: 6 Simple Solutions for Getting Rid of
Quick tips for easing stress in your day-to-day interactions.
6: 5 Ways You Can Be
Happier at Work Right Now
A handy guide to improving your mood and performance.
5: Secrets to Cold Calling
Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win.
4: Mistakes to Avoid
When Starting a Business From Home
Owners of home-based businesses often fail to establish proper boundaries between their work and personal lives. Here's how to get it right the first time.
3: 7 Key Habits of
How to focus, follow-up and other tips to develop and nurture valuable business relationships.
2: 12 Surprising Signs
You Could Be an Entrepreneur
The traits and circumstances many people might consider a liability may actually just be the perfect entrepreneurial fuel. Here's why.
1: Scary Online Security
Mistakes to Avoid
Tips for protecting your sensitive information from hackers.
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