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Billionaire Richard Branson says the idea for all 400 of Virgin's companies came from the same place

Todd VanSickle/AP<p>Sir Richard Branson, one of the world's most recognizable billionaires, and founder of Virgin Group, has built an empire on the principle of pursuing his frustrations and finding their solutions.<p>For Branson, this quest began at age 16, when he dropped out of school to start his …

How to Stand Out When Your Competitors All Look the Same

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all been there. Standing in the wine aisle, trying to pick out a bottle to bring home for dinner. For the vast majority who don’t know their Petite Sirahs from their Cabernet Francs, the process of elimination might start by looking …

Wellness Tourism: Relaxing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

The latest trend in travel involves relaxing your mind, as well as your body, as resorts offer healthy alternatives to self-indulgent vacations. …

The Ideal Office Floor Plan, According to Science

The open office plan that everybody loves to hate is here to stay. The ideal seating plan still involves sitting almost on top of your co-workers, …

The silver boom is coming

But as we've written before, there is good reason to believe silver prices are headed even higher. Negative interest rates and global economic uncertainty continue to scare markets and investors. Precious metals are great portfolio "insurance" and they have a low correlation to shares.<p>(To find out …

Bunk bed businesses - The hostel for budding entrepreneurs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1253000/1253490_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524708278_007405a60f4df62a925679e54b5009ba<p><b>On a small yet busy lane in central Bangalore is a three-storey white house with a bright orange gate.</b><p>You might not notice the property when you …

Billionaire Venture Capitalist Chris Sacca on the 'Quickest Way to Get Rich'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’d sure like to borrow Chris Sacca’s crystal ball. The former Google exec and <i>Shark Tank</i> guest star has made some incredibly smart money moves, also known as Twitter, Uber, Instagram and Kickstarter, to name a few. He invested in all of …

The secrets of starting a global fashion brand, from the men behind Superdry

It’s highly likely if you revisit photos of yourself from the past decade or so there is at least one of you rocking a bright graphic Superdry t-shirt or lumberjack shirt.<p>But did you know that the brand everyone presumed was some cool import from Japan actually originates from deepest Cheltenham in …

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These 20 Startups Will Run Your Life in 2020

These new companies will change the way technology engages our lives in the next five years.<p>In the startup world, 2020 may as well be the next century.<p>No one knows what will happen over the next decade, but there are a few dozen startups rising ever higher in 2016 that are targeting control of core …

Why Millennial Women Crave Authenticity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The value of the female dollar is rising -- today, women account for a whopping 85 percent of all consumer purchases and female income worldwide totals to over $18 trillion. Millennial women -- those between the ages of 18 and 35 -- …

The 6 Best Advertising Strategies For Small Business

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small business owners need to be realistic about their advertising campaigns. Typically, of course, they'll be looking for effective, low-cost solutions, but typically, too, you can have just one or the other; …

Increase Sales Using Social Media in 3 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur and Comcast recently organized an interactive webinar event addressing how to use social media to increase sales. Watch the recording and learn how to go beyond the likes, comments and shares with your social media strategy …

Inspirational Quotes From 100 Famous Business Leaders (Infographic)

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the long, hard road to starting and growing a business, it can be easy to want to give up. You need support along the way, not just from friends and loved ones, but from people who’ve been down the …

Be Genuinely Confident: 8 Traits the Most Self-Assured People Share | Inc.com

Most of us aren't born feeling extremely confident. For us, confidence is often situational. In some situations we feel self assured -- in others, not so much.<p>Luckily, confidence is something that can be not only built but learned. Actions inform attitudes; the way we behave can, over time, change …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

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Your Creative Calendar: 99 Things To Do, See, And Hear In April

Swing with Baloo in the live-action Jungle Book, jam out to Junk with M83, and get some election-year levity from Veep.<p>Winter is not coming for a while, but its most famous prognosticator, <i>Game of Thrones,</i> is indeed coming back soon and welcoming us into full-throttle springtime. It won’t be alone …

How to Choose the Best Credit Card for Your Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although the number of firms affected by the credit crunch continues to drop, one-third of small firms still struggle to access necessary financing. In fact, nearly one in five small firms can’t meet an increase in demand due to the …

3 Happiness Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent People

<b>1. Work Your Left Cortex</b><p>The more we understand and are able to manage our feelings, the more we're able to understand ourselves and deal with others. …

How Most Startups Totally Ruin Their First Interactions With Customers

Here are four ways to avoid making promises you can’t keep to customers you don’t want.<p>The first interaction with a customer is hard, and sometimes pretty terrifying. You’ve got about six seconds to pique your customer’s interest, and to prove you understand something substantial about them. Six …

The Simplest Way to Improve Your Call to Action Using A/B Testing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason entrepreneurs love testing so much is that reflects how the Digital Age makes it easier than ever to be an effective marketer: You no longer have to make your best guess at what will resonate with and convert customers; you can …

9 Musicians Who Refused to Let "Weird Al" Yankovic Parody Their Songs

For the past 40 years, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been churning out hit songs by putting his own, spoofy twist on other chart-toppers to come up with …

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The Mental Trick That Drives Angelina Jolie, Kobe Bryant and Emma Watson To Success

A mindfulness studio opens in New York proving this global trend is fast gaining popularity.<p>Are you spending all your time worrying about the future?<br>• Do you constantly obsess over events that occurred in the past?<br>• How much time do you spend living in the present moment?<p>Mindfulness is a popular …

Not a Morning Person? Neither Was This Entrepreneur Until He Tried It -- Lessons from This Week's Headlines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Keep that chin up.</b> The next time someone tells you to stay positive, don’t blow it off. It could improve your health and performance, according to this article.<p><b>Early birds get the worm.</b> Hate the mornings? So did this entrepreneur until he …

15 Ways Millionaires Manage Their Money That Make Them Richer

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money. They have a …

Donald Trump's butler for almost 30 years shares his demanding boss' surprising habits

Donald Trump's butler has seen it all.<p>From the times that Ivanka Trump, the owner's daughter, ordered the gardeners off the grounds so she could swim in the pool naked, to the day the historic library was turned into a bar.<p>From the happy day Trump married Melania Knauss at the Florida estate, with …

4 Reasons You Need a New Credit Card for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A business credit card is a must-have resource for any business owner. Aside from being a convenient source of capital, business credit cards can also help you build business credit and rack up valuable rewards.<p>The message? If you’ve been …

The Best Exercise For Your Age

Any kind of exercise is a step in the right direction, but some workouts can be more beneficial than others at different points in your life.

How I Successfully Run Two Startups

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …