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Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Watch out, Wi-Fi systems! Comcast is transforming its Xfinity gateway to a smart digital home platform

Comcast's new cloud-based platform will bring ease of use, whole home Wi-Fi coverage and useful features to its broadband customers.<p>If you're one of those Comcast customers that has purchased your own cable modem and a separate router, or a mesh system like the Google Wifi, I hear you. Comcast's …

Wi-Fi

Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

5 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

The goal of every investor should be to find and invest in great companies -- but not all great companies have what it takes to make you millions. That said, when you find a company with a world-class business model, huge growth opportunities, and shares that trade at a bargain, that could be a …

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 3%

Dividend stocks are favorites for income investors because they not only pay cash to their shareholders but also often boost their payouts over time. But not all dividend stocks are the same. Below, you'll learn more about how <b>Chevron</b> (NYSE: CVX), <b>VF Corp.</b> (NYSE: VFC), and <b>Universal Corp.</b> (NYSE: UVV) …

7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

3 Static Belly Exercises to Tone Your Abs Without Moving a Muscle

When most people think about ab exercises they immediately think about crunches, sit ups, or leg lifts. These are all worthy exercises that can help …

MORGAN STANLEY: These 7 stocks are going up soon

In a new research note, Morgan Stanley experts have listed seven stocks that are going to do better than expected in the next 15-60 days — driven up by 2Q earnings, accelerated growth, or increased efficiency.<p>Read on to find out which stocks Morgan Stanley thinks are going up in value soon, and the …

Investing

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

This Digital Loom is More Than Just a Desktop Fabric Printer—It's the Future of DIY Fashion

An artist is developing a desktop loom to make fabric production hands on.<p>What if, instead of going shopping for new clothes, you can just download fabric patterns and weave clothing from your home computer? That’s one of the possibilities suggested by the open-source desktop, Jacquard loom that …

Textile Industry

The Best GPS Watch Functions that Will Elevate Your Workouts

3G Phone and Messaging Abilities<p><b>Samsung Gear S2 with 3G Connectivity</b><p>There's a common dilemma with technology and running: You want to decompress and …

17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter

Follow these super knowledgeable startup investors for insight and advice.<p>Do you keep a list of venture capitalists on Twitter? You need to add these …

Venture Capital

Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

Small Business

Bees Have Supposedly Been Trained To Make Honey From Cannabis Plants

Nicholas Trainer is many things: an artist, a locksmith, and perhaps most importantly, a beekeeper. Bees are, of course, known for their ability to …

This is the Best Credit Card from Each Bank

It’s Thunderdome, each card issuer’s offerings go in and only one can come out the best at each bank. Here’s my take on the best credit card from …

Personal Finance

A former Keurig executive explained why he left to work at the 'Keurig of Cannabis'

What do the coffee business and the cannabis business have in common?<p>As it turns out, it's more than people might expect.<p>The CannaCloud vaporizer is billed as the "Keurig of Cannabis" — it's a device that heats marijuana to a specific temperature without burning the plant — because it really is …

Cannabis

New Preferred Stock IPOs, May 2016

There were ten new preferred stocks introduced during May 2016 offering an average current yield of 6.1 percent.<p>Those investing in U.S.-traded …

What Does it Cost to Make a Running Shoe?

Fashion companies are often accused of inflating their prices – perhaps none moreso than sneaker brands. After all, how much can it possibly cost to …

IMAX plans to bring virtual reality into theaters

In a move that we should have seen coming, IMAX announced that it'll be rolling out virtual reality experiences in multiplex theaters, malls and similar locations later this year. The news comes on the heels of Google's announcement yesterday that it's building a cinema-quality virtual reality …

The New Rolex Daytona Might Just Be Worth Its 5-Year Waiting List

The Rolex Daytona, the racer’s watch that debuted in 1963, is a grail for many watch lovers. It’s the prize given to winners of the 24 Hours of …

69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, Like, Yesterday

1 /69: Tawdry in the tub<p>1/69 :Tawdry in the tub<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>If you partner isn't a bath person, this position may change their mind.<p>2 /69: Leg up, …

Dropbox

How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup’s success. Not only is it an effective way to build your …

Profit

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Commuting

The 4 things you need to ask your credit card company right now if you're paying off debt

Have a plan to pay off your debt in five years or less.<p>Put your cards on ice (literally) if you're having trouble with overspending.<p>But even the most diligent among us may feel like we're spinning our wheels sometimes when it comes to credit card debt, and the situation isn't helped by the fees and …

Personal Finance

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, …

Real Estate

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Small Business

A former banker outlines 5 crucial facts about interest rates most people don't understand

Whether you're buying a big-ticket item on credit, taking out a loan or applying for a credit card, one little question can strike fear into the heart of even the most savvy of spenders: What will my <i>interest rate</i> be?<p>Whether you've got great credit and qualify for some of the best offers out there …

Personal Finance