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9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back.<p>If you’re striving for …

Entrepreneurship

Here's a look at the social media universe

<i>Today's infographic comes from Brian Solis and JESS3, and it visualizes the massive social media universe of 2017. Make sure to view the full-size version of the graphic for the best experience.</i><p>It's hard to believe that social media has emerged as such an expansive ecosystem in just the last 10 …

How Competitive Analysis Can Transform Your Social Marketing Plan

It’s hard to motivate yourself to run competitive analysis when you’re just trying to keep your head above water as a social marketer, but investing …

Marketing

Social Analytic Tools

Socialmention<p>Real-time social media search and analysis.<br>Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated …

5 Books for the Entrepreneurial Soul

Reading books is a cheap and effective way to become a better entrepreneur. Here are some titles you may want to check out.<p>Long before I ever took the plunge into entrepreneurship, folks were always telling me to start my own business - but I was too chicken. No one in my family is an entrepreneur, …

10 entrepreneurs share their top ideas for creating passive income

Passive income is all about creating systems that run on autopilot and deposit recurring income into your bank account with relatively low effort once established. It sounds like a dream, but there are more viable ideas for building passive income than ever.<p>Many high-performing entrepreneurs have …

15 Research Tools and Resources For Presentations

Creating great presentations is hard work. It takes creative content, an enticing title, beautiful slides, and effective promotion. Perhaps most importantly, the success of your efforts will also be determined by the value of the information provided on your slides.<p>It can be difficult to find …

Infographics

MSF hospital bombing 'violates international law'

A US airstrike that killed up to 20 aid workers and patients in a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan constitutes a “grave violation of international law”, the charity’s president has said.<p>MSF hospital: US condemned over 'horrific bombing' in Afghanistan<p>Read more<p>The bombardment, …

Afghanistan

How people succeed in high pressure jobs without working 80-hour weeks

In the US, it’s a common expectation that workers be committed to their job above all else. It’s called the “ideal worker image,”and whether they admit it or not, companies reward people who embrace it. Boston University professor Erin Reid conducted in-depth interviews with employees about that …

The Workplace

The 25 highest-paying jobs with the most openings right now

And which fields are still hiring like mad?<p>Those are the questions that job-hunting site Glassdoor set out to answer when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs in high demand.

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Four Millionaires Who Failed Miserably -- At First

Sometimes you have to lose it all to really learn the tough lessons. There are some millionaires and billionaires who’ve been on a financial rollercoaster, but take what they learned during the hard times to come back stronger than ever. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur, an heir, lucked …

How A Founder Turned Half His Team Into Millionaires During A $100 Million Sale (Even Though Their Stock Hadn't Vested)

Wiley Cerilli dropped in and out of college five times and never graduated. His first Manhattan apartment was modest with a blow-up mattress for a bed that frequently popped when he'd lie on it.<p>Now, he's 34 and a multimillionaire. In 2012, he sold his 2-year-old company, SinglePlatform, for $100 …

A Surprising Way to Jump-Start Entrepreneurship

Thank the Net<p>Food Stamp Entrepreneurs: How Public Assistance Enables Business Bootstrapping<p>Working Knowledge<p>You don’t often hear economists tout assistance programs for moderate-income families as spurs to entrepreneurship, but Gareth Olds of Harvard Business School found that government-funded …

That Defining Moment That Comes Once In An Entrepreneur's Life - Will You Be Ready For Yours?

As entrepreneurs, we wonder if that moment will ever arrive when we finally know that all our hard work and sacrifice was worth it. This moment is something beyond merely making or losing a lot of money, gaining a title, or improving an SEO ranking.<p>We’ve all heard the saying that there are two …

13 Tips To Become A More Persuasive Interviewer

<b>1.</b> Be Approachable and Likable. People want to work with those whom they like. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is come across as rigid or overly demanding. Go with the flow.<p>The person liking you is one significant piece of the puzzle.<p><b>2.</b> Take an interest in both the company and person. When …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Why India Will Soon Outpace China

On the face of it, the title of this article will seem absurd to many. While China’s economic growth has slowed, it’s still running at a brisk 7.4% annual rate. Moreover, the Chinese government seems to be successfully slowing credit in order to rein in a burgeoning debt issue. And it’s …

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

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> …

Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized

Facebook just announced it’s buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It’s one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001.<p>It means that WhatsApp, which raised a comparatively measly $8 million since its …

What Would Happen If You improved Everything by 1%: The Science of Marginal Gains

In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance …

The Most Important Skill They Don't Teach You At Harvard (Or Anywhere Else)

You and I face problems.<p>Sometimes we know what to do. Most times we don’t and need input from others.<p>But to maximize this input to produce real-world results it takes a new skill not taught in most business schools.<p>Call it a ‘strategic conversation’ and according to Lisa Kay Solomon, entrepreneurs …

Yellen is going to talk the markets up to new highs

What’s easier than creating money out of thin air? Yellen’s ‘unconventional policy tool.’<p>Janet Yellen regards “mere words” as one of her …

The Standard’s Politically Incorrect New Ad Campaign

The Standard hotels fancy themselves the kinds of places that encourage the unexpected; the zag, if you will. Hotel staff, however, may not take kindly to guests engaging in the departures from convention on show in the brand’s latest ad campaign.<p>The campaign promoting The Standard’s five locations …

Why we can 'see' the house that looks like Hitler

From seeing shapes in clouds to hearing Bing Crosby in a blizzard of static, we're all prone to finding things that aren't there. And there's a name for it: apophenia<p>The Latvian psychologist Konstantins Raudive spent the summer of 1965 trying to contact the dead. Every day, with careful precision, …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

Bitcoin

The Last Backpack You’ll Ever Have To Buy?

That’s the promise of the Better Backpack, a pared-down canvas bag designed to last.<p>I went through several backpacks as a kid. Between school, friends’ houses, soccer practice, and your average foolishness, they were invariably torn, beaten up, and in need of replacing by the start of the next …

Who Should You Tip -- and How Much?

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Terry Ward, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Tipping really shouldn't be so hard. The service was good, you leave a token of your appreciation, and everyone is happy. Not so fast. This is one of the most difficult aspects of travel to navigate, since you have to …

Hospitality