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A London startup that lets you get anything delivered raised £20 million to expand in the UK

Over the past few years, a flock of delivery startups have rapidly grown up across the UK, each promising users something slightly different. Deliveroo will bring you food from restaurants, while Jinn delivers even from shops that don't offer delivery.<p>Quiqup's couriers will deliver anything, …

Gust Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Launching a Business

The New York company unveiled a new platform that lets entrepreneurs seamlessly incorporate their businesses and more for $99 per month.<p>David S. Rose, the serial entrepreneur and chairman emeritus of the New York Angels, an angel investment group, has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 120 …

Startups

Ten Things Strong Leaders Do -- That Weak Ones Don't

Dear Liz,<p>My boss “Elaine” hired me in September to manage a technical writing team. I enjoy the job. Elaine is a good leader. Everything is great so far except for one thing.<p>My fellow supervisors don’t like my leadership style. It intimidates them, I guess. I call things the way I see them. What’s …

Career Development

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Stanford University

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Add these seven routines to your night to set yourself up for success.<p>How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Ten 'Leadership' Ideas That Kill Corporate Cultures

We are getting smarter as a species and realizing that leadership is completely different from command-and-control supervision.<p>Supervision is expensive, but leadership is very cheap. When trust flows in an organization, you don’t have to spy on your employees. You don’t have measure every breath …

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most …

Silly mistakes we all are guilty of making during office hours

Mistakes are embarrassing, more often than not. That’s why only a few people like to admit that they make mistakes, especially at work. But, this …

2 Daily Priorities That All Successful Leaders Never Ignore

Great leadership requires stamina, grit, focus, and discipline. Are you doing what you need to be your best?<p>A CEO client is over-extended, has too many priorities to juggle, and is simultaneously hyper-stressed and hyper-exhausted. Actually this describes many of my clients. Does this sound like …

4 Workplace Distractions Lurking in Your Office?

Is your organization a victim of these common but unexpected workplace distractions? Here's what to look for, and how to eliminate them fast.<p>Business leaders, people managers and individual contributors all suffer from the same productivity killers, leaving everyone feeling stressed and overworked. …

What It Really Means To Be A Leader (And What It Takes)

First let's explore what it means to be a leader.<p>A leader is not just someone who manages a big team or a company.<p>When I talk about leadership I'm talking about being the leader of your life first and foremost, then a leader in your career or business.<p>Leadership is also about having brand presence …

Leadership

There Are 6 Types of Entrepreneurs. Which One Are You?

Social scientists test 30,000 entrepreneurs and find most of us fit into one of these six profiles.<p>What type of entrepreneur are you?<p>Hopefully a successful one, amirite? Maybe the billionaire kind.<p>Well, if you're not today, you could be someday! And knowing what type of entrepreneur you are just …

Entrepreneurship

13 habits of the most persuasive people

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like <i>them</i>.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable …

Self-improvement

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

A letter to … My wife, for whom I no longer seem to exist

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You captivated me when we first met. You were fiercely attractive and hugely independent, and you burned brighter than anybody else in the room. I had never encountered a woman like you. I feel it only fair to remind you that I also shone in those days, able to …

Relationships

25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

A great way to step into your leadership power is to start saying things that you haven’t said before. The more aware you can be of your language, the more effective a leader you will be.<p>Too often new leaders are taught to concentrate on schedules, forecasts and milestones. They aren’t always …

Employment

How to Earn Money While You Sleep: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Drop-Ship Side Hustle

Wake up to new orders in your inbox every day without ever handling any inventory.<p>A few years ago, I started an e-commerce store that allowed me to earn extra income in a fairly passive manner. Getting the business off the ground required time and effort, but it didn't cost me any money.<p>And within …

The 5 stages of trust in every relationship

July 17, 2015 by Dave Willis<p>Trust is the foundation of every healthy relationship. We treat trust like it’s a mystical, undefinable concept, but it’s …

Creating Opportunities

10 things to say to your husband when marriage is hard

When your relationship is on unstable ground, it can be hard to know what to say. Every word could be misunderstood and lead to an argument. …

Pancakes

Junior doctors row: Jeremy Hunt wins High Court fight over new contract after legal challenge

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court fight with junior doctors over a staffing contract.<p>Junior doctors had complained that Mr Hunt wrongly imposed the contract on NHS employers.<p>Justice for Health, a group founded by five junior doctors, said Mr Hunt acted beyond the scope of his powers …