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11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Why Mentors Can Be The Making Of Entrepreneurs Like Branson

Advice and support can be just as important as funding in the early stages of starting up in business, which is why a good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. They are sounding boards, voices of reason, and fonts of knowledge; all rolled into one, and can be a lifeline for those new to …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

Entrepreneurship

7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the shortest amount of …

The Dozen Difficult Steps Necessary to Succeed at Entrepreneurship

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a successful business is difficult. There are no two ways around it. You strive to point yourself down the field and head toward the goalposts, avoiding and overcoming all the obstacles that get in your way. This can be …

Entrepreneurship

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

Business Strategy

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

Deltec launches line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes - starting under 100K

A company in Asheville, North Carolina is taking prefabricated home design to a new level with their Renew Collection of affordable net-zero energy …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job

Eventually you will leap... but sometimes it does make sense to look first (if only so you'll know exactly where to leap).<p>I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely …

Small Business

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

Prefab Homes

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Small Business

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing

Use this list to gain the confidence you need to finally start a business in 2016.<p>Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no …

Small Business

6 things that can cost you if you do them yourself

Slide 1 of 8<p>In theory, DIY-ing everything — from oil changes to laundry to taxes — sounds like a smart way to save money. But when you sit down and …

Home Improvement

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Entrepreneurship

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

11 Secrets to Becoming Rich, Successful, and Happy

Can you have it all?<p>Even though we all define "rich" differently--and we should--most of us factor at least some degree of wealth into our equations.<p>Yet we also want to feel successful. You don't have to make a lot of money to be a success.<p>And we <i>definitely</i> want to be happy.<p>Can you have all three? …

personaldevelopment

This Japanese Entrepreneur Made $1 Billion By Putting Recipes Online

<b>ENJOYING A HOMEMADE MEAL</b> in the Land of the Rising Sun? The recipe probably came from Akimitsu Sano. His Japan-based Cookpad.com enables its 58.8 million users to share and find recipes to prepare at home — 2.1 million recipes in all, from traditional regional Japanese specialties like …

Japan

The First Step Toward Getting 'Fight Club Fit' Is Simple, but Incredibly Difficult

In the fourth installment of John Doran's column MEFF, he speaks to Turbonegro frontman Tony Sylvester about the most important thing anyone can do before getting into shape.<p><i>My name is John Doran and I write about music. The young bucks who run VICE's UK website thought it would be amusing to</i> …

Fight Club

10 ways startups can get the most out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked platforms for marketing, and can actually be more successful than other social channels because of the professional environment. LinkedIn users are focused on professional relationships and conversations, meaning chances are your LinkedIn …

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free

Here are the best places I've found to learn a foreign language.<p>Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new …

Language Learning

Tired of the 9 to 5? This is how to start a business for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might think that the hardest part about starting your own business is figuring out what new service or product to offer to the world.<p>But after spending months, or even years, meticulously fine-tuning your unique selling point -- the heavy lifting starts. Building a business takes an …

Small Business

50 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones – they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy …

Entrepreneurship