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Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

7 Quick Ways to Make Money Investing $1,000

A thousand bucks is not a lot of money but it is enough, if you're shrewd, to make a lot of money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're sitting on at least $1000 and it's scratching an itch in your pocket, consider investing it rather than spending it on something …

6 Ways to Invest Your Time Like a World-Class Leader

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation: What Your Small Business Needs to Know

We delve into what these two practices are, how they differ from each other, and their importance to your organization.<p>PCMag reviews products …

8 Proven Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

You don't need an enormous amount of capital to find and execute lucrative deals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate has produced more wealth than any other industry in the history of time. However, people still remain skeptical about entering into the fray. …

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

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3 Ways to Make Yourself Stronger at the Broken Places

Resilience doesn't help you avoid life's hardships; it's a technique to profit from them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The longer you live, the more likely it is you will have had to deal with trauma, loss and other setbacks that can leave you wondering if your dream …

4 Habits of Highly Successful Business People

Success has infinite manifestations but the same foundation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs and business people are found in every trade in life and dominate many different industries. But if you take those differences away you will soon …

The Podcasts That Podcast Hosts Actually Listen to and Recommend | Inc.com

Want to learn new skills or gain insights from industry experts, but have limited space in your schedule? Listen to a podcast. Podcasts are one of the most flexible ways to consume content, and you don't need a lot of extra time. You can listen to them on your daily commute, while you're cooking …

Self-improvement

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

After almost 10 years as a financial planner, I've found the best way to keep track of my money is still a simple spreadsheet

But in order to reach your goals, you have to control the chaos. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your financial progress is to monitor your net worth: everything you own minus everything you owe.<p>Think of it like taking a photo of yourself every day for years— eventually, you'll be able to …

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

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Before You Buy That Stock, Make Sure It Passes These Simple Tests

Updated July 28, 2017<p>When you’re buying individual stocks instead of investing in mutual funds or ETFs, you’re going up against some stiff …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

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How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

From CNET Magazine: You can have craft beer on tap at home without paying a fortune.<p>If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are …

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After interviewing 50 of Wall Street's best investors, Tony Robbins determined 3 investing steps every 20-something must take

Tony Robbins, the performance coach best known for his high-energy seminars, has over the past few years dedicated himself to spreading personal-finance literacy.<p>He's conducted interviews with 50 of the top investors in the US, including Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, Vanguard founder …

People lie to you about success all the time — and once you realize it, you can never go back

And it is FASCINATING.<p>Once you recognize these lies, you can never go back.<p>For example, let's take an interview of a big-name CEO. Someone asks, "What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?"<p>His answer: "My number 1 piece of advice to people is to discover their calling."<p>Now …

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CrossFit-Inspired Challenges: The dumbbell complex workout to torch every muscle

Think you know what it's like to really push yourself? Think again.<p>Take on a <i>real</i> full-body burn with this muscle-torching dumbbell complex challenge. …

Millennials: Read These Three Books (Before You Quit) | Inc.com

Millennials. I am one of them. Love us or hate us. We are going to be around for a while.<p>There are countless articles that talk about how to understand Millennials to effectively work with us.<p>As a Millennial, I was raised in a rapidly, evolving technological era. So, I do see things a bit …

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Predicting Success is Impossible, Here's How to Create Ideas that Work | Inc.com

<i>How do you decide which business ideas are worth executing & what does that process look like? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, author, entrepreneur, podcaster, wall</b> …

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2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life | Inc.com

A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as Socrates began wading through the water, first at ankle, then knee, then waist, and …

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How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the …

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

Dubai's crazy rotating wind-powered skyscraper is actually being built

The modern world is full of unique, eye-catching buildings – but an upcoming Dubai skyscraper is about to put a new spin on the field of …

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10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who …

The Books, Podcasts and TED Talks You Need to Stay Committed to Your Goals

If you're feeling discouraged, these resources will help keep you going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s 2017 and you’re probably staring a list of hefty resolutions. Good job. You’ve got some goals set up that you want to achieve. But here comes the hard part: …