Aaron Jackson

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If You Want To Make A Lot Of Money, There's Really Just One Industry To Go Into

We recently discussed what kids entering college should consider majoring in given the state of the jobs market.<p>We may have made this unnecessarily complicated, because a chart we posted this morning shows the answer is really a no-brainer. There's really only one industry in which you're …

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Anatomy Of A Business Breakthrough, In 3 Steps

For every size business, there is a thirst and at times a significant or even urgent need for a breakthrough. So how do entrepreneurs “will” a breakthrough to happen? Today I interviewed serial entrepreneur Patrick Gentempo, in New Jersey, who sold his largest prior business (a diagnostics …

Why Things Always Go Wrong

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Probably the most insightful adage I learned growing up was Murphy’s Law: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong.<p>The Peter Principle, which says that everyone eventually rises to the level of his own …

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Time Management

7 Tips to Guide Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Consultant, Owner and CEO of PilmerPR<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world needs new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create jobs, lift the standard of living, usher new technology into society, and keep competition alive in the marketplace. Starting a …

Entrepreneurship

Star Investor Shares 15 Unconventional Lessons For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, Shana Fisher, managing partner of High Line Venture Partners, spoke to a crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs at Y Combinator's Startup School in New York City.<p>Fisher is highly renowned as one of the earliest investors in companies including Pinterest, ShopHers, Makerbot, Vine, and …

Entrepreneurship

Brutal Lessons From 4 Failed Startups

Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With thousands of startups worldwide building new products, it’s no wonder 75 percent of them fail. It’s actually a good thing because startup birth and death helps the ecosystem overall. …

Entrepreneurship

20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Writer and Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur you have heard the million reasons not to go into business: It’s too risky, you might go into debt, you’ll probably lose sleep, your social life is kaput, and the list goes on. But even …

Entrepreneurship

3 Signs You're Destined To 'Make It Big'

Curious to know if you're one of them?<p>Here are three signs you're on the fast track to success, according to Coombs:<p><b>1. You're (just a little) cocky.</b><p>If you want to achieve success and make it big, you've got to have confidence in yourself and your abilities, Coombs explains. "Without confidence, you …

Employment

You Can Get Paid For Reducing How Much Energy You Use

And with Internet-connected devices, you won’t even know it’s happening.<p>When the electric grid can’t meet demand–perhaps because you’ve been running the A/C too long, or a wind farm isn’t performing fully–managers turn to “peaker” stations. A peaker station is a back-up power plant that can be …

Renewable Energy

MARK CUBAN: 'The Student Loan Bubble Is Going To Burst'

Mark Cuban thinks colleges are going to go out of business.<p>In a clip on Inc.com, Cuban talks about the student loan bubble, which he says will burst and end badly for colleges.<p>The end of the student loan bubble, Cuban says, will be like the housing bubble, where tuition collapses the way the price …

6 Tips For Finding the Right Developer

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building websites or any core software product requires the right developer. It is a challenge finding the person or building the team you are confident and comfortable working with. Here are some tips.<p><b>1. Have a technical</b> …

Employment

Are You Really Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

CEO and co-founder of Exabeam<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While quitting a job you hate is easy, walking away from a career you love to pursue your own endeavor can be difficult. But for many aspiring entrepreneurs, the desire to do something on their own and be in …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Get On The Career Fast Track

Don’t put off these simple steps to jump-start your career.<p>Getting to the next level in your career sometimes seems like a marathon. It can take two or three or more years to advance even one level.<p>This is why so many of us operate in our daily jobs without a winning strategy. It’s actually much …

21 Really Inspiring Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Life isn't always easy. For those times when you need a boost, here are words guaranteed to inspire.<p>No one said that being in business was easy. Whether you own the business, lead it, or work to keep it running from day to day, there are sometimes as many downs as there are ups. Though there's no …

Motivation