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Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

The Newbie Challenge: 30 Steps to Get Started in Real Estate

Anyone up for a challenge?<p>Hi all, Liz back with you this week! Most of you would probably agree we live in an “instant gratification” society. If …


4 Reasons You Should Seek Out a Business Coach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you made the leap from being an employee to owning a business. Congratulations, you’ve just entered the ranks of becoming a soon-to-be entrepreneurial failure or a near-term startup success.<p>Of course, the question becomes how do you …


Real Estate Investment Tips for First Timers

New to Real Estate Investing?<p>No Matter- Stick to these tips and tools, and you’ll do just fine…<p>Investing in real estate, as with any investment …

Real Estate

Real Estate Investing Crowdfunding Insights

For the past year, I’ve been working with a leading online real estate investing platform,iFunding. It’s exciting to see how technology and legal …

Is the party over for real estate investing?

Real estate has been one of the best performing assets since President Obama took office.<p>No, we're not talking about regular people's homes. The biggest gains have come from so-called real estate investment trusts -- REITs for short.<p>REITs are companies that own a lot of different properties. Some …


How Facebook and Yahoo Are Spawning Billion-Dollar Startups |

"The aim was to design a solution that not only solved the Inbox Search problem but also provided a system as a storage infrastructure for many problems of the same nature. Hence was born Cassandra," wrote Cassandra inventor Avinash Lakshman in the Facebook post announcing the project.<p>Cassandra …


Online lending startup wants to take on this huge potential market

At a New York City event earlier this year, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that online lenders could capture 70% of the small …


Seven quick tips for starting your company off strong

After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an enterprise ambassador for The Prince's Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven lessons about starting up I have learned along the way.<p><b>1. Don't start out</b> …

Small Business

5 Steps Entrepreneurs Should Take Before Seeking Investment

No matter what your goal is, preparation is the key to success. So, before you seek funding from an investor, there are some specific steps you should take to improve your chances of getting money – plus it will put you in a better position for start-up success. Here are the five top things I’ve …

Venture Capital

The five types of entrepreneur


Famous Failures

57 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.Whether that be a tool to manage your …

Small Business

Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about business is …

Google's secret acquisition could change the way we use our smartphones

Google secretly acquired app streaming start-up Agawi last year, according to a new report from The Information on Thursday.<p>The Information described the acquisition as part of a larger strategy to push customers to use the mobile internet more — and thus lucrative Google services like Search — and …


10 Daily Habits Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs