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A List of 47 Insanely Useful Resources for Freelancers

The hardest part about being a freelancer is finding the right tools to help you manage your productivity, accounts and content creation. With an enormous amount of resources available for freelancers, it can be exhausting trying to find the right tools for you. It can take a long time to establish …

Infographics

How 4 Retailers Became “Best Places to Work”

HEB, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and QuikTrip all made Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work: Employees’ Choice” list, released in early December. These retailers pay better than many others and that counts for a lot in a low-wage industry like retail. But they also score higher on culture. What is it …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Guide Your Employees Toward Empowered Decisions

Traditional top-down management can create a single point of failure within each department: a middle manager held accountable for his team's projects and products.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a <i>Harvard Business Review</i> analysis released in September, U.S. …

Management

How to Increase Accountability Without Breathing Down People's Necks

One of the toughest balances to achieve within an organization is between building a culture that gives people space while maintaining an environment of accountability.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Strategic …

Management

Here's why we forget things, no matter how hard we try not to

The brain, with its 100 billion neurons, allows us to do amazing things like learn multiple languages, or build things that send people into outer space. Yet despite this astonishing capacity, we routinely can't remember where we put our keys, we forget why we went to the grocery store, and we fail …

The Brain

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

Where to learn critical life-changing skills

Many Library of Congress texts are now available online. Xiquinho Silva / Flickr<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal …

Learning

Starting a Company? Don't Hire a Cheap Lawyer

“Entrepreneurs have been starting companies without reading instruction books since the first Phoenician trader bought his first ship over 5,000 …

Startups

10 Products and Services Startups Need to Succeed

From marketing to sales to project management, there's a product or service for virtually any need.<p>There's never been a better time to launch a startup. With so many innovative tools in the marketplace, it's possible for even the smallest startup to gain access to big time resources. From marketing …

Project Management

106 Ed Tech Startups Disrupting Education

CB Insights:Our map illustrates the following ed tech categories:<b>Broad Online Learning Platforms</b> – Perhaps ed tech’s most visible segment, these …

Education Technology

Listen Carefully for Hints of the Next Global Recession

Economists are good at measuring the past but inconsistent at forecasting future events, particularly recessions. That’s because recessions aren’t caused merely by concrete changes in the markets. Beliefs and stories passed on by thousands of individuals are important factors, maybe even the main …

Economics

The US is 'digging a great big hole'

You often hear me harping on the dangers of too much debt, and I keep my eyes peeled for significant work that backs up my concerns.<p>In my recent <i>Outside the Box</i>, good friend Dr. Lacy Hunt of Hoisington Investment Management gave us more ammunition to take on those who just don't seem to get that the …

Economics

Marketing Hacks for Startups and Small Businesses

Overcome with the limitless world of marketing and not sure where to start? We've outlined 5 quick tips to cut through the clutter for you.

The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming

"This is going to be hard," Limp recalls thinking. "It foretold a magical experience. But it would require a lot of inventions."<p>The reaction was understandable given the lofty goals outlined in the Echo's original plan: It envisioned an intelligent, voice-controlled household appliance that could …

Automation

Top 5 File Sharing Apps for 2016: Best Solutions for Small Businesses

Image source: PhotoDune<p>Still emailing photos between your phone and computer? Tracking down lost USB drives for file transfers? Or worse, relying on a cloud storage device for your business documents that lacks sufficient encryption security? Put an end to the file sharing madness with fast, secure …

Apps

SpaceX Has Successfully Landed Its Rocket On A Drone Ship

Watch the monumental landing here<p>Fifth time's the charm: SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on its drone ship out in the Atlantic Ocean, the first time in history such a landing has ever been achieved.<p>All four previous instances of this landing ended in failure. …

Why Email Marketing Isn't Dead (And How It Can Dramatically Increase Your Revenue)

Some minor tweaks to your email marketing strategy will yield some major results (and happy customers).<p><i>Danny Wong is an entrepreneur, marketer and writer. He is the co-founder of Blank Label, an award-winning custom clothing company in Washington, D.C. To connect, tweet him @dannywong1190.</i><p>The death …

Marketing

11 Absolute Truths of Social Media Marketing

Break these rules and you could lose followers and credibility and hurt your business.<p>As an experienced digital marketer, you already know about the importance of social media marketing. However, even some of the most hardened online marketers are prone to making mistakes on social media every now …

Public Relations

5 Effective Strategies for Startups to Grow Their Email Lists

Email marketing has been dead many times, so many people say. Yet it remains the oldest and most effective technique to speak directly to your …

Marketing

There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service

<i>Originally published:</i> <i>There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service</i><p>FinTech companies around the world have now reached the potential of …

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

Charlie Crowhurst / Stringer / Getty Images<p>You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you’re in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half …

Retirement

The 14 hottest apps of the month

March was a great month for new apps and big updates to apps we already know and love. Here's everything you may have missed:

Apps

MacTrast Deals: Google Guru Bundle – Tame Your Gmail Inbox, Master Google Spreadsheets & More

Google’s great apps are a boon to any business or casual users! Now you can learn how to master Google apps with the Google Guru Bundle. over 27 …

What the Most Successful Startups Have in Common

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Motivational TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

To lead a life that we dream of, we need to learn, explore and then bring certain changes to our lives. TED is an incredible source of learning to …

6 Ways Startups Can Market Their Brands Without Breaking the Bank

During the early days of the Internet, starting a small low investment startup wasn't that hard at all. Few people who did became big names in a matter of months.<p>Now fast forward to these days, where research shows that 543,000 new businesses get started each month somewhere in the world. This …

Startups

Bitcoin Technology Tested In Trial By 40 Big Banks

The technology behind Bitcoin is starting to make progress on Wall Street.<p>Thursday, R3 announces that it has completed a trial in which 40 of its member banks tested five different blockchains to issue, trade and redeem a fixed-income product. The company believes that this is the largest trial on …

Blockchain

Every Business Should Have a Newsletter

Your mailing list can quickly become the most valuable tool in your arsenal, if you use it right.<p>A mailing list can be your most valuable tool. Done right, you can use it to drive leads, get repeat clients and help you become seen as an authority in your field.<p>Most of us spend a ton of time (see: …

Marketing

8 essential books to read before starting your first job in finance

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But your business education does not begin and end in the classroom. Once graduated, there is still a need to stay sharp and prepare …

Self-improvement