Allie Bates

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Startups Anonymous: What Selling Drugs Taught Me About Business -- Part II

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

Real Estate

Sibling Rivalry: Opposing Body Group Workouts

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Owen Harrison <b><br>Height:</b> 5'10" <b><br>Weight:</b> 183 lbs (83 kg)<p><b>Name:</b> Lewis Harrison <b><br>Height:</b> 5'10" <b><br>Weight:</b> 183 lbs (83 kg)<p><b>Profession:</b> Personal …

Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Even if writing …

The 8 Common Painting Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

At the foundation of a great many DIY projects and crafty makeovers is one unifying medium: paint. It's the fastest way to transform rooms, furniture, lamps, planters, and so much more. While the whole process is quite simple, it's also surprisingly easy to muck up your paint project with a few …

Home Improvement
Marketing

16 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

By Donny Gamble<p>Venture capitalists, academics, psychologists and economists alike have long wondered what are the secrets of successful …

Entrepreneurship
Real Estate

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make You an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is crucial.<p>Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your morning routine can set you up for massive success the whole …

5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014

Whether you read a book a week or only a few a year, these five beauties, have to be at the top of your reading list.<p>Checkout <b>The 5 Must Read Personal</b> …

10 New Rules of Lean Eating

Our expert nutritionist shares his advice for melting fat faster—and easier—than ever

Fear, Not Greed Drives $18 Billion Oil Industry Mega Deal

The collapse in oil prices has hammered energy stocks, but it isn’t slowing large merger and acquisition activity among companies that are building the infrastructure to serve North American shale drillers.<p>Pipeline giants Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners said on Monday they will …

Oil & Gas Industry

11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day

By getting to the heart of what makes some leaders truly great, you can become pretty remarkable yourself.<p>Remarkable leaders are admired--and followed. Learning how a great leader thinks is essential to learning how to become a great leader.<p><b>1. What's happening in the world today?</b><p>The best leaders …

Self-improvement

Being Yourself – The Entrepreneur’s Unfair Advantage to Conquer Big Name Brands

Strategies startups, specifically crowdfunded creators, can use to create awesome unfair advantages against big via businesses and better connect with customers via personality and passion.<p>Building a business, be professional...or so conventional wisdom dictates.<p>But what happens when the world's …

Entrepreneurship

Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success

Co-founder and CEO, Infusionsoft<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than 10 years ago I founded my then “small” business that today has more than 600 employees and tens of thousands of customers around the globe. I talk to small-business owners every day, and while …

Small Business

365 Days, $10 Million, 3 Rounds, 2 Companies, All With 5 Magic Slides

<i>Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Socialcast founder Tim Young detailing how he raised 3 rounds totaling $10M in VC money in a year’s time with a 5-slide deck. This was originally published at “Knowledge Is Social.”</i><p>“I have a short five-slide deck to share that provides a solid …

5 Incredible People Who Went From Broke to Billionaire

How Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos and others embody the American Dream<p>Creativity and ambition breed hope in the hearts and minds of entrepreneurs across America. These five incredible people embody the American dream. Though they came from humble beginnings, they now rank among the wealthiest and most …

Howard Schultz

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Break Into the Drug Industry

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At first glance, it’s easy to assume that there isn’t much of a place for new entrepreneurs in the drug development industry. Big pharmaceutical companies are already heavily entrenched in the space, and the characteristically …

Entrepreneurship

The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This Entrepreneur.com "Best Read'' was originally posted Jan. 22, 2015.</i><p>What defines an <i>Elite Performer</i> isn't how they show up when everything is going well. It’s the way they deliver …

Time Management

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on small businesses and their owners.<p>Most successful entrepreneurs follow comparable patterns and share similar basic characteristics. Hundreds of …

Success Will Never Come to Entrepreneurs Who Do These 10 Things

Whether we are talking about a football game, an election or an entrepreneurial journey, one thing is certain -- there are going to be winners and there are going to be losers.<p>Want to stack the odds of being a successful entrepreneur in your favor? You can start by taking note of the following 10 …

23 Tips For Success From Richard Branson

"Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don'ts of starting a business I often wonder how different my life and career might have been," he writes in his book, "Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School."<p>We've compiled some of the best tips …

Entrepreneurship

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George Bernard Shaw

Empire State of Mind: The First 3 Episodes See Plot Lines From News & Rumors Surrounding Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Lupe Fiasco & More

Television’s first great hour-long musical drama of 2015, <i>Empire</i>, has become a water cooler conversation initiator after making its debut earlier this …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Never Too Early: How The Music Industry Breeds Its Own

While the trajectory of Ryan’s career may ring out as a benchmark of success for people trying to make it in the music industry, the fact that he …

The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a cheap way to try it for nearly 15 years, however, …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How One Man’s Hustler’s Spirit Led to Silicon Valley Boss Moves

The audience sat rapt listening to Dwight L. Peters, the founder of crowdfunding startup <b>BackersHub,</b> share about his journey to become a tech …

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Happiness. Success. Motivation. Influence. Inspiration.<p><b>Groundbreaking Practical Self-Help, Mentoring, Coaching, Personal Success, Business Guide</b><p>We all …