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The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful businesses, you can always use the advice of people who have "been there, done that.'’ What better …

Battles Over Net Metering Cloud the Future of Rooftop Solar - MIT Technology Review

Solar power installer SolarCity, the country’s largest provider of rooftop panels, has exited the Nevada market in the wake of the state’s rollback …

Solar Power

How to Really Do 100 Push Ups in One Set

Is that even possible? 100 push ups in one set seems like a feat for a muscle machine not a regular guy as fit as he may be. You may have stumbled …

Workouts

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Workouts

19th century fort converted into hotel

The view from No Man's Land FortAnna Kunst<p>Some people dream of getting married in a castle. For everyone else, there's No Man's Land Fort off the coast of southern England.<p>It's not a castle – but it's definitely unique.<p>It's a Victorian-era sea fort that's been completely renovated by AmaZing Venues …

Future of cruising? Gianluca Santosuosso's MORPHotel | CNN Travel

(CNN) — London architect Gianluca Santosuosso's floating hotel concept, MORPHotel, could easily be mistaken as something from J.J. Abrams' new "Star Wars" -- its spine-like design and self-sustaining ecosystem is certainly futuristic.<p>The vessel, which spans about a half a mile in length, features …

Swimming Pools

Entrepreneurs turn billion dollar seafood waste into profitable products

Since he started working on commercial fishing and crabbing boats as a teenager, Craig Kasberg loved being out at sea. Yet he was bothered by the amount of fish waste he saw being dumped back on to the ocean floor.<p>“The seafood industry is behind the times when it comes to byproduct utilisation,” …

Sustainability

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016 | Inc.com

As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've got you covered.<p>Our most-watched videos in 2015 feature some of the biggest names in business describing the secrets they've …

Entrepreneurship

Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California's clean-energy law

California's aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don't count.<p>If a home or business has a rooftop solar system, most of the wattage isn't included in the ambitious requirement to generate half of the state's …

Solar Power

11 Ways to Add a Little Shine to Your Kitchen

I love the new trend of gold in the kitchen, because it takes the kitchen from a purely utilitarian space to something special, something worth being …

Kitchens

Is this the future of the Internet of Things?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with SAP Community Network.</i><p>Imagine that your home security system lets you know when your kids get home …

Internet of Things

Don't Let Bad Credit Keep You From Starting a Business

<i>By Benjamin Pimentel</i><p>You have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge.<p>But there's a problem: money. You don't have any. Neither do you have savings nor potential investors to tap. And your credit is in such bad shape that a loan from …

Making a to-do list that does the business

Forget gadgets and gizmos, if there was a competition for the most useful organisational tool for small businesses, I’d nominate the simple to-do list. They help capture the ideas that float around our minds when we’re trying to focus on something else. Once written down on a list, ideas no longer …

Time Management

You Must Blend These 5 Ingredients Perfectly for Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stepping into an entrepreneurial position is stressful in a number of ways, but most of the little stresses route back to the biggest one—the worry of whether or not your startup will succeed. The threat of failure is what drives …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand (Infographic) | Inc.com

Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by companies trying to build a brand people can't resist.<p>One critical element in brand building (not the only one, of course but one of the most important) is design.<p>As noted by <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, the convergence of brand and …

Graphic Design

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

The startup's name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states are contenders and the company says to expect an announcement within weeks.<p>Headquartered in a low-profile office just south of …

British green tech millionaire: The Tory government is rigging the energy markets

Dale Vince, the boss of the world's first green energy company Ecotricity, told Business Insider exactly why he is not only not surprised that the Conservative-led government decided pull out of one of the most burgeoning developing sectors for Britain and the rest of the world but also how the …

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Web Design

4 Steps for Creating a Successful New Brand

Building a new brand is a daunting task. After all, branding defines the core message and values of your organization, product or service, and it …

Curious grad found solution to a construction headache in nature

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>For 15 years, Mike Riehm's Toronto-based Envirobond Products Corp. has been providing landscape contractors and homeowners with environmentally friendly alternatives to asphalt for paving and pathways. In …

23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business

The inherently dry subjects of business development, marketing, P+L reports, taxes, and insurance are less likely to feed the intellect of the …

Small Business

How to get the right kind of people to join your company?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to grab attention of potential investors, customers, and employees. The reason for this is quite simple; there …

This Wooden Bench Bends to Your Weight

Beauty and comfort via simple but effective design.<p>Wood has many admirable qualities as a craft material: its sturdiness and durability, the patina it gains over time, ease of cleaning, and the beauty and luster of a well-developed grain. However, comfort is oftentimes not one of these qualities …

Furniture

5 Variables Make It Tough to Be the Next Uber of Whatever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since Uber raised a large round of funding, hundreds, if not thousands of new business ideas are launching around the world to be the next, "Uber for X." Many of these companies, however, have failed to think about the implications …

Morocco's New Solar Plant Will Cover an Area Larger Than Its Capital City

Next month, the first phase of a new solar plant will open in Morocco—and when it’s finished, it will cover an area even larger than the country’s …