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I Was Ripped Off by Someone I Thought Was a Friend. Here's What I Learned.

If I had dug a little deeper, I would have seen the truth.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first met Chris, I felt a real kinship. He was accomplished, had a strong following and had the successes that I had been struggling to achieve. Not only did he …

How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, …

Tired of Seeing Your Productivity Slip After Lunch? Use These 3 Rituals to Finish The Day Strong

Beating the afternoon slump doesn't equate to chugging shots of espresso. Instead, it's using these 3 habits.<p>Your morning is operating according to plan. You're motivated, productive, and feel optimistic about the events of your life and business. It's time for lunch and afterward is when the tide …

Why rituals have a purpose and how to benefit from them

People who perform at the highest levels put themselves through extreme rituals. Just look at the three-time Olympic gold ice skating duo Tessa …

How To Create A 1 Page Business Plan In 20 Minutes

Use A Lean Canvas Template<p>Before product/market fit there is problem/solution fit. Some of the first steps many failed startups neglected to follow …

Serious Entrepreneurs Have 2 Goals: Passive Income and Multiple Revenue Streams

The biggest difference between a job and a business is that a business keeps making money for you when you're off the clock.<p>4 min read<p>The phrase “passive income” has been so overused that it may provoke somewhat negative feelings. You’ve probably seen Facebook ads portraying the “laptop” lifestyle …

How To Build Your Own Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Advice From The Front Lines

Angie and Colin Raja, a married couple from Queens, N.Y., share a love of CrossFit and boxing. But Angie found that much of the gear available to her was drab. When Colin challenged her to come up with gloves that she would like to use, the Rajas found themselves working on an exciting project: …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

Unless You Can Handle These 4 Basics You Aren't Ready for a Side Hustle

Daydreaming after work about making extra money is pleasant. Building a business after working your day job isn't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's easy to see why many people quit building their business on the side while working full time.<p>There are many things that …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

She Was Told 'No' 100 Times. Now This 30-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.

Melanie Perkins, the co-founder and CEO of popular design platform Canva, and her team are constantly chasing big goals.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their</i> …

9 Financial Moves You’ll Always Regret

Like buying a house you can't afford.<p>We all do dumb stuff with our money, especially when we’re young. Most of the time, we make mistakes that won’t …

How to Bootstrap Your Small Business from the Ground Up

The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Bootstrapping<p>Updated March 10, 2018<p>If you want to start a business with very little start-up capital or grow …

Small Business

I'm a financial planner, and these are the 4 factors that will determine your financial success

Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.<p>To simplify the process, here are four factors that have the biggest impact on your probability of success.<p>1. How long you work affects your retirement income<p>This is one of the …

The 8 Best Entrepreneur Books to Buy in 2018

Read and learn how jumpstart your business<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>The best entrepreneur books are extremely popular for self-education. Working a …

Entrepreneurship

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Handy

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Retirement

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

How Smart Leaders Handle Employee Turnover

Turnover is a part of any organization. How you handle it will make all the difference.<p>"John I have bad news, and I wanted you to be the first to know. I have been offered a new job that I just can't refuse."<p>It hurt and I was disappointed. Not only was he a super talented professional but he added …

Betterment Tested Three Performance Management Systems So You Don't Have To

Last year, Betterment rolled out the perfect performance management system. "Finally," Founder and CEO Jon Stein thought to himself. "We have it all …

Product Management

Just because most startups fail doesn't mean yours will

In the age of startups, having a good idea will only get you so far. You need to raise money, market your business, and attract customers, which is …

Startups

Shark Tank Deep Dive: 15 Skills to Learn and Use for Entrepreneurs and Startups

Explore the Working Parts to Running a BusinessShark Tank will be running two encore episodes tonight with the Super Bowl also taking place this …

3 Pragmatic Tips for Startups Making Those Critical Initial Hires

One survey found that the third leading cause of failure by startups studied was that they hadn't built the right team from the beginning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly every business is guilty of making a less-than-stellar hiring decision at one point or …

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily | Inc.com

Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if you're coming home complaining to your spouse about work almost daily, and you're beginning to feel physical symptoms of …

The Workplace

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who …

8 Places to Get the Money to Start Your Own Business

Sources of Business Start Up Money<p>Where to Get the Money to Start a Business<p>Updated November 07, 2016<p>So you've got a killer business idea and want to …