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7 signs it's time to quit your job to become an entrepreneur

Usually, it's because we find that simply working a job just isn't enough. We need to challenge ourselves, to test our ideas and to take control. Working for someone else just can't satisfy that kind of personal drive.<p><b>Related: 6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own …

How The Founders of FRAME Denim Built a Multimillion-Dollar Brand With One Pair of Jeans

In 2012, the founders of FRAME Denim launched their premium denim company with the intent of creating a brand on the back of a single pair of jeans. Through a well-thought-out strategy coupled with a superior product, FRAME has evolved into a thriving multimillion dollar business. The young company …

7 Costly startup traps that entrepreneurs should not fall for

Share17<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+14<p>Shares 28<p>All new business ideas at most of the times come from people who are working full time, possibly raising a family and …

Entrepreneurship

4 Personal Cornerstones of Successful Entrepreneurship

Habits rule us, guiding us through life. Instituting helpful ones puts us on an upward trajectory, even when we're on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A “successful business” will hold a different meaning for each entrepreneur reading this. What makes it a …

Top 5 Startup Ideas You Can Launch for Less Than $10,000 - OLBlog

Entrepreneurs are, by definition, bold people who are willing totake risks to achieve something great. No matter how bold you may be,there are always …

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …

Branding for lean startups: How to brainstorm a simple and strong business name

Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the name “Google” from misspelling a mathematical term that is correctly spelt as “googol”. Googol represents the number “1” followed by one hundred zeros.<p>After misspelling the term (as Google), Larry and Sergey figured it would be a better name for their search …

3 Updates Your Ecommerce Business Plan Needs Now

This post originally appeared on the Do It Better blog.<p>Business models are a crucial part of any company's success. The standard format of business models have changed over the past few years, from lengthy, detailed documents to concise, informative presentations.<p>This downsizing of business models …

The 2 Glaring Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When It Comes to Taxes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when it comes to taxes?</b><p><b>A:</b> Often entrepreneurs make their biggest tax mistakes before they are even up and running by overcomplicating their initial business setup.<p>And unfortunately, once …

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

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The 31 unhealthiest, unhappiest, poorest, and most unsafe countries on Earth

Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about money, but the Legatum Institute thinks there is more to it than that.<p>It takes into account 89 different variables, ranging from indicators like a country's unemployment rate to asking citizens about how much political freedom they feel they have.<p>The data …

Italian entrepreneur leaves fortune to workers in his will

The late founder of the Italian Enoplastic factory Piero Macchi has handed down thousands of euros to each of the workers in his plant, local media …

A 23-year-old entrepreneur on 'Shark Tank' just convinced Robert Herjavec to invest $100,000 in gross-looking fruits and veggies

Evan Lutz, on the other hand, took pride in showing off some of the ugliest inventory he could find.<p>The 23-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, is the cofounder and CEO of Hungry Harvest, a business built on selling "ugly" — but perfectly edible — produce that would otherwise get discarded. For every …

Assad supporters taunt starving Syrians in Madaya with pictures of food

Social media users troll residents of a town surviving on little more than a diet of boiled leaves and waiting desperately for aid<p>After years of war, barrel bombs and chemical weapons, supporters of Bashar al-Assad have still managed to find a new low.<p>Fans of the Syrian leader are using social …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make

<b>3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make</b><p>Many people dream of quitting the 9 to 5 grind to go into business for themselves. Entrepreneurship success can mean a life filled with freedom and financial independence; a seemingly impossible goal that many of us share. What keeps most people …

This isn’t a successful entrepreneurs story of making millions.

They say it can take 5 years to be an overnight success. Well, 20 years later I can tell you that some overnight successes take longer than others.<p>I …

Get a live course in digital marketing & social media for just $29

To rise above the noise of the web and build a brand requires a dedicated skillset. The most effective techniques are taught in the Digital Marketing and Social Media Bootcamp, which includes two live courses working toward an accredited diploma.<p>Rather than spending money on advertizing, these two …

Speck Pocket VR for Galaxy S6 combines a great case and collapsible Google Cardboard viewer

Speck is one of the best-known smartphone case manufacturers. Its products normally combine practicality and durability with attractive designs in a way not many other companies manage. Its Candyshell Grip case is one of the most recognizable around, thanks to the grippy, (usually) brightly colored …

Don't Punish Entrepreneurs Because They're Richer Than You

It’s difficult to talk openly about income inequality without raising the ire of the Internet, a fact that Paul Graham, co-founder of Y-Combinator, …

3 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your mindset affects what you believe is possible, and that will dictate what actions you take in your life and business. Your thoughts will either help or hurt your business. The way you think is one of your most valuable assets as an …

Here are 10 useful tips on how to write from the man considered 'the father of advertising'

His work — which included famous taglines such as "Only Dove is one-quarter moisturizing cream," "At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock," and "The man in the Hathaway shirt" — is still an inspiration to advertising executives today.<p>He also wrote …

Mad Men

You Are Your Biggest Obstacle in Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if I told you that the number-one thing standing in your way to launching and / or expanding your business was something you can control 100 percent? What if I also told you that the moment you conquer it, your whole life and …