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What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time

Follow these four steps to make your side hustle a success.<p>Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a …

Small Business

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start …

Small Business

This Founder Used a Classic Project Management Technique to Engineer Her Week--And It Worked

Here's what happens when you tie passion to purpose.<p>Most entrepreneurs are made when they face a challenge and then vow to work relentlessly to get to a solution. Vicki Mayo, founder and CEO of the Touchpoint Solution, is no different.<p>Mayo developed a device called Touchpoint to calm her …

Project Management

10 Tips To Get Rich By Your 30th Birthday

Someone recently asked me how to get rich quick and frankly, I was stumped. Money isn’t my motivator — at least, not anymore. When I first started out, I had the same dream as many new entrepreneurs: to be a millionaire as fast possible. But over the years, I realized that using money as a sole …

Entrepreneurship

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re</i> …

Entrepreneurship

After This 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Received a Condescending Message, She Responded in an Amazing and Inspiring Way

CandiDate founder and CEO Amber Wanner shares how she rises above the naysayers.<p>5 min read<p>When you’re a young founder, you always run the risk, no matter how passionate or prepared you are, of being underestimated. So how do you rise above it, and maintain your sense of self and your conviction …

Entrepreneurship

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>7 min read<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have …

Project Management

6 Successful Dealmakers Share Their Top Tips on Raising Capital

Entrepreneurship

6 entrepreneurs share strategies for staying relentlessly persistent

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you've never done it before. "Maybe this isn't for me," you think after the 10th hot lead says, "I'll pass."<p>These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for …

Everything You Need to Know About Finding Your Perfect Co-Founder

We’re raised from small children to think about who we would like to marry and spend the rest of our lives with.But no one prepares you for the …

Facebook and Goldman alums who raised nearly $2 million for their startup say there's a problem with the go-to advice for entrepreneurs

By the time they started men's skincare company Oars+Alps, Laura Lisowski Cox and Mia Saini Duchnowski had held a range of jobs between them.<p>Duchnowski, who holds degrees from both MIT and Harvard Business School, began her career doing research for NASA. She then spent two years as a financial …

Startups

Why You Need to Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst, and Learn to Love Chaos

You need to know what you don't know, but better yet, you should love what you don't know.<p>Best practices are best practices for a reason: They provide clear direction, clear guidelines, and clear steps to take. Best practices don't just ensure that the right things get done the right way; they also …

Management

10 Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs In Their Spare Time

These jobs that have low startup costs and are part-time are perfect for the young business person getting started.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is about finding cost-efficient solutions to problems that may get in the way of your success. …

Small Business

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine …

Entrepreneurship

This platform lets you invest in companies—and make money as soon as they do

While working in venture capital, Catherine Yushina and Grace Leung Shing noticed one kind of company that kept getting rejected: the stable, …

Startups

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

Leadership

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Need More than Funding. They Need a Community

Sometimes entrepreneurs need something more valuable than someone else's money.<p>With the exception of my Uncle Steve, I was well into my 20s before I ever knew an entrepreneur personally. And Uncle Steve's litany of troubles with the IRS--and tendency to borrow money for smokes from my dad--weren't …

Entrepreneurship