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15 Websites That Make Your Time Spent On The Internet Productive

• <b>www.vocabulary.com</b> – The quickest, most intelligent and fun way to improve your vocabulary.• <b><br>www.coursera.org</b> – Coursera is an education company that …

Nonprofits

13 Highly Useful Free Programs and Websites That Any LifeHacker Must Try

There’s plenty of <b>useful free computer programs and websites</b> that a lot of people don’t know about. Hopefully, after reading this post, your time …

Productivity

Frugal Innovation: six tips for doing better with less

The disruptive rise of the global startup movement and the power of the digital GAFA giants (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) are causing traditional …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

For those of you lucky enough to be in the northern hemisphere, spring has arrived. The snow may have receded, but there’s an avalanche of cool new gear hitting the shelves.<p>We’ve picked out a few items worthy of your consideration, from big brands to unknown upstarts. This time we’re taking a …

Motorcycles

Become a Better Entrepreneur by Subscribing to These 5 Newsletters

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All email newsletters claim to deliver a wealth of information directly to your inbox, but the majority fall short on this claim, as they just send out advertisements disguised to look like content.<p>Wouldn’t it …

Marketing

Industry Supplier ZF Gives Us Its Take on Lightweight Suspensions, Eight-Plus-Speed Transmissions

These days, it’s almost impossible to write about a new car without using “ZF” somewhere in the text. It’s not for our lack of proper noun skills, but for the overwhelming fact that ZF–short for Zahnradfabrik, or literally “gear factory”—has its 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission in nearly …

Engineering

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here's a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year. I've had the pleasure of reading eight of them so far. If the other …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer some tips to help you determine if being a</i> …

Small Business

The Difference Between Successful and Very Successful People

<i>LinkedIn Influencer, Greg McKeown, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing: travelling, business updates, career changes and his children’s …

My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ryan Mcdonald, Flickr Creative Commons<p>While the rest of the tech world focuses on things like Apple’s upcoming …

The Secret to Business Success That Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Marketing is vital, but it won't accomplish much without a system for keeping your products and services relevant. This expert can show you how.<p>We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing …

Innovation

5 Ways to Break Free of the Innovation Myth

Busting the alluring lie that a good idea is all it takes to be more innovative.<p>Peter Drucker used to say, "Good intentions don't move mountains; Bulldozers do!" I'd like to modify that by swapping the word "ideas" for "intentions." Anathema! Ideas are the mother's milk of innovation, right? Not so …

Innovation

Seek Your Strategy for 2015 on a Vision Quest

Right about this time each year, business begins to slow down just enough for entrepreneurs to raise their heads above the water and take a deep breath. Now is the time to reflect, while simultaneously looking forward, in order to lay the foundation for a strong start in the new year.<p>Instead of …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spend less. Save more. Eat less. Exercise more. You know the drill. 2015 is almost upon us and it’s clean-slate time again. Time to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually keep this …

Motivation

A Funny Acronym Reveals the 4 Keys to Gaining a Mentor

Entrepreneurs > Mentors<p>Next Article<p>You Don't Have To Go It Alone: How to Find a Mentor as a Freelancer<p>Next Article<p>Alex Banayan • Guest Writer<p>Author and Venture Capital Associate<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s something we all want: A successful mentor who can …

Self-improvement

What You Can Learn From 8 Kids Already Making a Million Dollars

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no age limit when it comes to being a millionaire these days, and a handful of kids have struck it rich well before they can legally vote. They’re small business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs. I …

Entrepreneurship

Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 5 Things Daily

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a saying that there are only three types of people in the world: those who watch what happened, those who wonder what happened and those who make things happen.<p>Entrepreneurs fall into the last …

Tavis Smiley

TNW's Apps of the Year: Our Favorite Apps of 2014

<i>In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>Earlier this week, we rounded up the best iOS and Android apps that launched in 2014. Some of our staff favorites may not have been released within the past 12 months, but they’re apps we …

Lithium, the Salton Sea and a startup that’s trying to change the game

Advertisement<p>49 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom.<p>Just south of the Salton Sea — the salty, shrinking 350-square-mile lake …

The 3 Biggest Startup-Targeted Scams to Avoid

Defend yourself from the vultures who seek to prey upon young companies.<p>It's pretty messed up when you think about it. Here you are, a struggling entrepreneur trying to create something new. You're working ridiculous hours, not getting paid much, and are constantly stressed. As if things couldn't …

Business Strategy

Surprising salaries for jobs you’d never imagine

Growing up, your parents may have encouraged you to become a doctor or lawyer, careers that elicited prestige and, quite often, were equated with very high pay. But it turns out that your childhood dreams of becoming a carpenter or a crane operator may have served you equally well—or …

Employment

The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin …

South America

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement