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8 Ways to Save on a Gym Membership

It’s January, and for many that means making a renewed commitment to improving health and fitness. For fitness clubs, it's also the time of year when …

Personal Finance

Tax Benefits And Strategies: Health Insurance For The Self-Employed

With the deadline for enrolling in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace looming, I’ve heard from many of my self-employed clients and friends that are facing huge rate increases this year and others who are choosing to go without insurance because the penalty is less than …

Retirement

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kirsten Green.

Starting a business is not for everyone.<p>"Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart," says Kirsten Green. "It takes guts, determination and confidence to believe in your unique ideas and a tremendous amount of self-awareness."<p>As the founder of San Francisco-based VC firm Forerunner …

Startups

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

Care.com CEO says it's about evolutions, not revolutions

Sheila Marcelo on what she learned, who she admires, and what she regrets.<p>FORTUNE — In 2006, Sheila Marcelo struggled to take care of two young …

5 Money Tips for Entrepreneurs from LearnVest's Founder | Inc.com

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel took a lot of risks on her way to building an online financial planning start-up recently valued at $100 million. She dropped out of Harvard Business School at the height of the financial crisis, motivated by a passion for a simple, disruptive idea: to turn …

Personal Finance

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

Birchbox founders and co-CEO's Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp are revolutionizing how you shop -- and help you discover your favorite quality beauty products by delivering samples right to your door, for just $10 a month.<p>The duo came up with the concept while attending Harvard business school. …

Entrepreneurship

Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can't go anywhere today in the tech industry without hearing that women entrepreneurs face challenges. From Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller <i>Lean In</i> to the continued discussion of how women continue to be outnumbered and underpaid compared …

Entrepreneurship

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

How I Became A Digital Native: Six Tips From A Top Digital Entrepreneur

Digital entrepreneur <b>Shaa Wasmund</b> is founder and CEO of Smarta, a site that supports entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses. Smarta was launched in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s leading resources for small businesses, offering help with everything from the first stages of start-up to …

This Inspiring Woman Redefines Success

Zainab Salbi is probably one of the top five women in the world who we're completely in awe of — both for her tireless work advocating for women and …

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake knows a thing or two about taking risks -- and finding success. She's had a hand in some of the most innovative internet ventures of the last decade. She co-founded pioneering image-sharing service Flickr (under Yahoo's umbrella since 2005) and recommendation and mapping platform …

Entrepreneurship

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Never Take No For An Answer Again

When her company was in startup mode, Catherine Tabor was a young, female entrepreneur who faced being shut down over and over again. How did she respond? With confidence in her vision and never taking no for an answer.<p>When I created my company, Sparkfly, I was in my mid-twenties, and I had no idea …

Entrepreneurship

3 lessons behind a startup's $1 billion valuation

. FORTUNE — Eventbrite president Julia Hartz is on a roll. Less than one year after raising $60 million to expand the startup she founded with her …

This CEO is out for blood

<i>[Author’s note: On December 17, 2015, I published a protracted correction to this article here.]</i><p>In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old …