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What You Can Learn From This Successful Entrepreneur's Journey

Focus on exploiting market gaps and solving real customer problems<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Entrepreneurship is not an easy journey. There are setbacks and challenges all along …

How To Tell If You Are A Bad Boss

Kim Scott knows how to make billions of dollars and run good sales teams for companies like Dropbox, Twitter, Google, Apple and other Silicon Valley dotcoms – it’s how she got her nickname ‘High Priestess of the Long Tail’. Scott now adds NYT/WSJ bestseller to her list of accolades with ‘Radical …

7 Signs That You're Not Busy; You're Just 'Busy Bragging'

We all need to look a little deeper and learn more about our work-related habits -- especially those of us who are caught up on our favorite TV shows.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you found yourself complaining about how busy you are, possibly to a spouse, friend …

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship Nobody Wants to Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself you're …

10 Things to Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the old one.<p>We all feel stuck at one time or another--in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn't make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose …

What do Women Entrepreneurs Need to Build Successful Careers?

To encourage women entrepreneurship at the grass root level, it is imperative that women adopt a "lean-in" style of methodology<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Women entrepreneurship has …

Women Entrepreneurs

If Time Is Money, Are You Spending Yours Wisely?

It's not how many hour you spend, but how you spend your hours that counts.<p>There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Do you have any idea how many of your minutes are spent actually contributing to your income? More importantly, do you have any idea how many of those minutes are contributing to the impact …

How should I prepare financially to launch my own business?

<i>I'm considering starting up a personal business. How should I prepare financially? —Anonymous</i><p>Being your own boss is the dream for many Americans.<p>But it's not as simple as quitting your job and then pow! Instant entrepreneurial success. Instead, it takes time. And, of course, it takes money.<p>Here are …

If You Want a Successful Company Culture, Don't Copy Someone Else's

To be successful, stop reading books by successful people, because their story won't be your story.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While "good artists copy but great artists steal" was popularized by the late Steve Jobs, when it comes to the culture of your company, …

Success

Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and Win in Life

If you are pursuing your passion in life, there will always be people out there who hate you for it.Video: Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and …

7 Things That Make a Difference At Work

The way we work is changing so significantly that our minds can’t keep up. Constant change is widespread, and workers are tasked with high demand while having low control over their environment. What’s the effect on the organization? A workforce with anxiety, burnout, sky-high stress, turnover and …

Noel Clarke, Jamal Edwards And Secret Cinema Founder Fabien Riggall Confirmed For 'Esquire Self-Made'

Join Esquire for a one-day summit on success<p>"The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."<p>No one put it better than Steve Jobs, and this is your chance to find the motivation you need to be the next change agent in an ever-adapting world.<p>Esquire …

9 Things I Learned About Entrepreneurship Only After Becoming an Entrepreneur

You can work really hard at maintaining a work-life balance, but many business owners don't ever truly stop working.<p><i>By Justin Zastrow, CEO of Smart Armor.</i><p>There are many things I've come to learn as an entrepreneur. Simply put, it's not for the weak. I remember a younger and more naive version of …

5 Ways To Establish A Personal Brand On The Internet

Odds are, you already Googled everyone from your Tinder date to your prospective employer. But did you ever stop to think that they probably Google YOU as well? Tinder aside, 93% of employers said they will search for your social media profiles during the interview process. What does your online …

Employment

Do Good Entrepreneurs Make Good CEOs?

Larry Ellison did it. Jeff Bezos is still doing it. But not all entrepreneurs can step up to day-to-day leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millions of entrepreneurs start their businesses with a picture-perfect dream and a checklist: Launch the business, direct the …

Entrepreneurship

How to start a business – eight first steps

Women Mean Business banner<p>On International Women’s Day, business owners offer aspiring female entrepreneurs some tips on where to start when starting-up.<p>1. Start with some market research<p>“When you have an amazing business idea, it’s oh-so-easy to dive<br>head first into building it,” says Pip Jamieson, …

Small Business

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Personal Finance

This Entrepreneur is Accessorizing the Millennial

The entrepreneur has recently received an investment of $650,000 from the Singapore-based Lion Rock Capital<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It takes a moment to realize where your passion …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways Your Online Side Gig Can Earn Customers’ Trust

Building trust with customers can be challenging – that’s especially true online, and it’s especially true if you are trying to launch a new venture that doesn’t have an existing track record of success. If you’re trying to get your Internet-based side venture off the ground, how can you build …

14 Mistakes Preventing You From Licensing Your Ideas

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you must be willing to fail -- over and over and over again. If you're failing, you're learning.<p>Over the years, I've made a lot of mistakes. Naturally: I'm an entrepreneur.<p>To succeed as an entrepreneur, you must be willing to fail -- over and over and over again. It's …

This Futuristic Startup Could Disrupt The Dairy Industry

Berkeley-based startup Perfect Day just announced the completion of their $24.7 million dollar Series A round, making another strong statement for the cellular agriculture industry. While most of the other prominent cellular ag startups are focusing on meat (Memphis Meats, Super Meat, Mosa Meats), …

I started a business with my husband — here are 4 things to know before working with your spouse

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, in response to the question, "What are your thoughts on going into business with your partner (gf/bf, husband/wife, etc)?"</i><p>Five years ago, my husband Dave and I founded our company, ThirdLove. And people ask me all the time, "Don't you get sick …

Entrepreneurship

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Wellness

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps

Want to make side money? Follow these 5 stages to monetize your startup idea.<p>In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the …

Entrepreneurship

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Ikea's Billionaire Founder

Ingvar Kamprad, the world's eighth richest person, died at 91 on Jan. 27.<p>Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of DIY affordable (and relationship testing) furniture maker and Swedish food purveyor Ikea, died on Jan. 27 at the age of 91.<p>Having been in business for more than seven decades and with a …

3 Simple Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

In 1911, two teams of explorers set out to be the first to make it to the south pole. One team, led by Roald Amundsen reached their goal. The other team, led by Robert Scott, did not. In fact, Scott’s entire team perished just 11 miles short of their next resupply.<p>Three practices defined Amundsen’s …

Financial Services

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Self-improvement

There Are 7 Types of Near-Death Experiences, According to Science

Depending on your beliefs, the experience of death hovers over our lives like an unknowable but inevitable void.<p>Aside from the well-cited …