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21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

8 Invaluable Business Lessons Learned From 8 Years Of Running My Own Business

If you've ever want to run your own business but have been too worried to take the leap, I was too. Here are eight of the most important things I've learned in my eight years running my own thing.<p>I started my business eight years ago. I told my wife that we'd make this a year by year thing fully …

10 Things to Know Before You Sign a Partnership Agreement

Legally, you can still create a general partnership agreement with a handshake, but it's not smart. Like any relationship, partnerships are fraught …

Why the Secret to Keeping Your Best Employees Is Treating Them Like Owners

Employees leave, it's part of the game. What are you learning from their exit?<p>It doesn't matter if you sell software or soft drinks, without dedicated employees, your company will not realize it's true potential. Your greatest resource walks out on two feet, everyday. And sometimes they don't come …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

This curated column is authored by author, professor and speaker,The post How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking appeared first …

5 Secrets to Keeping Your 9-5 Job While Growing Your Side Hustle

Keep your steady paycheck, build a little side income and after awhile you're making real money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, settling into a traditional 9-to-5 job means no longer having time to focus on their true passions. For others, that 9-to-5 …

15 Tips to Build and Manage a Team Successfully

A business’ success is strongly dependant on its team. A weak, unmotivated team can slow the business down and prevent it from reaching its full …

Some of Your Millennial Employees Could Make Great Leaders. Here Are 3 Ways to Identify Them

Every generation has great leaders, including your Millennial employees.<p>There's no denying that Millennials are the future of the workforce.<p>But managing each new generation brings its own challenges, none more so than the current crop, who feel unfairly stereotyped by the negative traits often …

4 Necessary Steps to Land Your First Client

As citizens of the year 2017, we have plenty of inexpensive resources that help us build credibility, stay organized, and get the word out about our business.<p><i>How does a new business get its first client? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

4 Ways to Know It's Time to Make the Leap and Start Your Own Business

Don't feel like the life you want is too far from reach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fifty-one percent of Americans are interested in being self-employed, however most don’t start their own business, largely out of fear of what would happen if they don’t succeed. I …

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold the …

12 important lessons for building a business in your first year

The first year is always the hardest.<p>The first year of trying to get back into shape. The first year of learning a language. The first year of learning a new skill.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>For us, it was the first year of launching our company. While this wasn’t my first time starting a new …

Business Strategy

20 minute workout: How to burn fat and build muscle in under half an hour

This is a great quick workout for improving your fitness and getting a little more toned and defined when you’re strapped for time, or if you just …

Exercise

5 types of rest every creative should adopt

There’s a pervasive idea out there that life and creativity are a zero-sum game. Indulge one, destroy the other. Or, as designer Stefan Sagmeister once wrote in a mural of coins across a plaza in Amsterdam: “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.” But as anyone who has ever experienced …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader

Top tech investors share the best podcasts for becoming a better leader.<p>"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're …

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His Secret for Amazon's Success (and Yours as Well)

This one concept captures beautifully all of the trials, tribulations, and magic of the entrepreneurial spirit.<p>Every so often you come across a concept so elegant in its simplicity that you can't help but be drawn to it because of how easily it reduces even the most complex set of ideas into …

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

With some things in life, like exceptional leadership traits, you can't just "fake it till you make it."<p>Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world</i> …

Employment

Today's Workout 28: The 4-move circuit for massive pecs

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Whether at the beach or in the bedroom, every guy wants to look great shirtless. The secret to a bigger chest, …

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders

Do you possess this crucial leadership quality? If not, here's how to get it.<p>Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which …

How to Make $1,828 From Every Blog Post You Publish

Earning money from your blog can seem like an uphill battle. It can be particularly disheartening if you’re brand new to it and playing “catch up” …

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

Debt Management

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> …

Understanding Project Management and Tips for Success

Project management is one of the most critical components of a successful business. It affects revenues and liabilities, and it ultimately interacts …

Passive Income Resources: Inspiring Examples of Making Money Online

Updated November 20, 2016<p>We here on the Entrepreneurs site love the idea of "passive income," that is, setting up a business that will make you …

Logotype vs Logomark

What’s the Difference?<p>In the field of logo design, you will find that most logos consist of lettering, often called a logotype design, and a symbol …

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Side Hustle

Without adequate planning, your new side gig can be more of a headache than extra income.<p>Side hustles are gaining a lot of momentum with people who have the entrepreneurial spirit but can't or don't want to quit their day job. Bills, student loans and other responsibilities often are the cause for …