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6 common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Small Business

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Banishing The Bosses Brings Out Zappos' Hidden Entrepreneurs

Encouraging employees to come up with new ideas and ways of thinking can broaden business scope and boost performance. Taking it a stage further and allowing staff to manage themselves can uncover a wealth of latent entrepreneurial talent. Doing away with managers altogether, and letting people run …

This Billionaire’s Secret to Running a Successful Business

As the chief executive and sole owner of Landry’s Inc., the restaurant corporation that includes Morton’s, Golden Nugget Hotel and Casinos, …

TSA paid IBM $47,400 for an app that only pointed right or left

The United States government paid tens of thousands of dollars to IBM to create software so simple, it could have been created by nearly any …

Apple takes your privacy seriously — even when you’re dead

Apple has made a big show of just how seriously it takes your privacy — but it’s not just criminals and government spying agencies whose hands it wants to keep off your devices.<p>According to a recent news story, Apple insisted that a Canadian widow sought a court order to retrieve her deceased …

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding

Sometimes The Grass Really Is Greener On The Other Side - Six Major Things I Think iOS Does Better Than Android

Article Contents<p>I've used Android as my main mobile platform for almost six years now. My first smartphone was a Motorola CLIQ XT that I bought back …

Android Phones

Scientists have registered a constellation shaped like a lightning bolt in honour of David Bowie and his out-of-this-world talent<p>David Bowie has been given his own constellation, consisting of seven stars that shine in the shape of the lightning bolt.<p>Belgian astronomers announced the registration …

David Bowie

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land, tip over, and explode

SpaceX's latest attempt to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the ocean failed again tonight, but it was a close call — an issue with one of the rocket's leg-locking mechanisms caused it to tip over after landing, bringing the test to a fiery end. Elon Musk just posted a dramatic video …

The Best Entrepreneurs Have This One Quality In Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

What it’s like to switch to Android after using only iPhones for 6 years

It’s always fascinating to read what happens when someone switches mobile platforms after being a longtime devotee to a rival platform. One longtime …

What Are the Best and Worst States for Entrepreneurs? The Answers May Surprise You | Inc.com

You're thinking about starting a business. Where should you go? To find the answer to this question, the folks at the personal finance site GOBankingRates have carefully examined all 50 states, considering a number of factors that include opportunities for start-ups, business climate, business …

Small Business

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

Shoes

Before Dr. Seuss was famous he drew these sad, racist ads ... and then totally changed his mind

Most people know Seuss books as harmless, imaginative fun for kids. But Seuss's early work did have a darker, racist side — before he eventually changed his views and abandoned his prejudices.<p>Dr. Seuss' political leanings are well known — the writer was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the …

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Watch these hikers narrowly escape serious injury after a suspension bridge collapses in NZ

These French tourists were hiking through New Zealand's Hawke Bay region, on the Lake Waikaremoana Track, having completed a four day walk over 43km, …

The 6 worst money mistakes couples make

Discussing your personal finances, spending patterns, and financial plan with your partner is crucial.<p>"Dealing with financial matters is something any couple can do, but you've got to do the job yourselves, or it just won't get done," writes David Bach in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"If …

People are already doing amazing things in the new 'Star Wars' game

You don't need a special download code, you just need the ambition to go to the digital storefront on your favorite gaming platform and download the beta.<p>It's a quick download, and you'll be glad you did.<p>Why's that? Because it's <i>incredible</i>.<p>As we wrote yesterday, if you like Star Wars even remotely, …

Elon Musk: 'If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple'

For many, being the most valuable company in the world and all, Apple is one of the most coveted places to work. To Elon Musk, however, it's a …

Tesla

5 top headphones for 76% off

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10 things every Android user should try

Don’t settle with merely accessing your apps, calls and text messages. There’s a reason why you chose Android over the competition! That tiny computer you carry around can do so much, but its true essence is usually hidden and not too advertised. Want to unlock your Android device’s full potential? …

Craziest plane landings of all time - top five

Aeroplanes have always been known as the safest mode of transport - until viral videos began to capture sharp, stomach-churning landings which could make even the most frequent flyer think twice about travelling.<p>In the video above, The Telegraph has collated some of the most unconventional landings …

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

This startup just raised $12 million to build you a sleek app in seconds — and help you make money from it

"It was intense," she says, and draining to start a company at such a young age. And if she were to plunge back into those sleepless nights, she would need something she was truly passionate about. So she waited.<p>But a decade later, Keating has found that spark — and her new company, DWNLD, just …

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

21 amazing forgotten curse words we need to bring back

SWEARING IS ONE OF MANKIND’S FAVORITE pasttimes. It has never gone out of style, even if some words have come and gone. People’s favorite swear and …

10 Simple Habits That Make Afternoons as Productive as Mornings | Inc.com

Our society is collectively obsessed with morning routines.<p>What is just as important, but often neglected, is how we manage what happens in the middle of the day.<p>When we wake up, our minds are clear, our bodies are rested. High willpower gives us the energy to take on the day.<p>The problem is that no …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Become a Better Mountain Biker with these Tips from Emily Batty

Ride faster in the mud, around corners, and over obstacles with pointers from the Canadian pro<p>Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) has been racing for 17 years, during which time she has become one of Canada’s best pro mountain bikers. This summer, she won the Pan American Games cross country mountain …