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11 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Business Skills

Check out this list of the best resources to help you hone your business skills, from people management and public speaking to accounting and finance.

Seven Ways to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Job

Turn your hobby into a business<p>First off, starting a business is going to take a lot of your time. So, you might as well do something you enjoy. Take …

Small Business

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Howard Schultz About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

4 Cardinal Rules of the Student Resume

Student Resume Rule #1: Keep it to one page<p><i>Photo source: reactiongifs.us</i><p>As a student, it’s easy to feel like you need to overcompensate for lack of …

Here's How to Avoid a Disastrous Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

5 Challenges Your Growing Startup Will Face (and How to Solve Them) | Inc.com

Tech startups are often taught to "move fast and break things". But as a business expands it will inevitably face growing pains.<p>Chat ops app, Slack, has been on an incredible growth trajectory. In just two years it has hit 2.3 million daily active users (20% joined in the last two months), and over …

Business Strategy

What I learnt after spending 7 days in a remote villa with 18 entrepreneurs

I have always regarded traveling as the second best school of learning, growth and introspection in life. The first would be running a venture, and …

Here’s Your Best Chance at Impressing a Tough Investor

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career - Small Business Trends

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, some may be interested in starting a second career as business owners. There are plenty of …

Small Business

This Silicon Valley Startup Had To Change Its Corporate Culture Because Of Terrible Employee Behavior

When David Sacks signed on as the new CEO of Zenefits, a health-insurance brokerage startup, he probably didn’t anticipate that he was essentially signing on to run a frat house. While every new leader likes to institute their own set of rules, Sacks had to do a real overhaul of employee culture, …

15 things successful people don't do in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects — like not starting to save money and neglecting your health — that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are 15 things successful …

10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There’s a rumor that Paul Graham, the founder of the world’s most successful incubator, once invested in …

Here’s how Silicon Valley’s startup guru can instantly tell if you should start a company

With four IPOs and eight startups under his belt, students and budding entrepreneurs frequently seek him out for advice, including what to do with their careers.<p>But one thing Blank has learned from working in Silicon Valley since 1978 : building a startup or becoming a consultant isn't a hard …

Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.

Latest<p>The gaffe-filled media whirlwind of the former New York mayor and federal prosecutor is a case study in how not to represent your client.<p>Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>The 'personality flaws' of millennials can just as easily be seen as …

Tesla Model 3

How should your CEO engage with customers?

You only have to take a look at this infographic to realise how busy a day in the life of the average CEO can be. But in among all the planning …

More Than Half of Adults Think They Have What It Takes to Start Their Own Business

Are you confident you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?<p>You aren't the only one.<p>More than half of working-age adults believe they have the ability to start their own company, according to a new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, which surveyed people working in 60 countries …

There's a new way to track startups that are in serious trouble

Unicorn companies, or those valued at more than $1 billion, have been closely tracked by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune to any venture capital data firm during the past couple of years.<p>Now that the startup ecosystem has entered a perceived downturn — or at least unicorn creation …

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Stanford Dropout Went From Bootstrapping to Closing Fortune 500 Companies

<i>This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To stay up to date with future posts, sign-up here.</i><p>It's not easy to build a business but a certain drive for success and desire to create something that …

You'll Never Become a Successful Entrepreneur Until You Stop Doing These 8 Things | Inc.com

In every situation, every game, every event, you're bound to have winners and losers--and business is no exception. In fact, nine out of 10 startups fail to gain traction and end up closing their doors. It's competitive out there, and if you want to count your startup among the few that survive, …

Business Strategy

How to arrange employee hierarchy in a startup

Well, for a startup, you will need to first draw a data flow from sales to delivery. How are you going to ensure there is a smooth flow from the …

Startups

An investor who lived through the dot-com bust explains how startups can stay alive

As a venture capitalist, I see a lot of data points within the private company marketplace. Every Monday, I sit in a room with my partners and we discuss dozens of companies, both portfolio companies as well as those we are considering for investment. When a market turns, we tend to see the signs …

Kontakt.io, The Beacon Startup And Platform, Locates Further $5M Funding

Beacons — the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a beacon transmitter — have many uses beyond simple proximity-based marketing. These include indoor navigation and points of interest, or more industrial use-cases, such as tracking the …

5 Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s entrepreneur has a wealth of information, connectivity and resources available instantly and immediately via the Internet. This level of access has helped spawn a new renaissance for entrepreneurship, as young and experienced …

This Startup Is Betting On Local, Made-To-Order Furniture—Delivered In A Flash

Opendesk has spent the last two years selling locally manufactured pieces. Now it wants to take on the instant furniture industry.<p>Like many startups, the idea for Opendesk started with a problem. A few years ago, Nick Ierodiaconou, James Arthur, and Joni Steiner—at the time, the architects behind …

Stealth Startup Juno Will Take On Uber By Treating Drivers Better

Could one of Uber’s greatest strengths end up being its greatest weakness?<p>While Uber has grown into a global behemoth by deploying many thousands of independent contractors, many of those drivers aren’t happy. New ride-sharing startup Juno–which has so far only launched in stealth mode in New York …

Startups

Learn about what it takes to start an online business with the help of this coding class

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Thomson Reuters<p>Running a business is not an easy task. Managing a budget, keeping tabs on all incoming and outgoing product and …

Fast-Growing Photo App Everalbum, A Chart-Topper On iOS, Comes To Android

There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them with friends. And there are apps that aim to simply move photos off your phone into the cloud for …

3 Ways to Develop a Successful Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …