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Why entrepreneurs shouldn't be on every social network

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Alex Barker, Entrepreneur<p>Social media …

15 Tools to Launch Your Startup + Bonus Tips

You might have an awesome idea, but to convert that idea to an actual product or service that rake in millions is a completely different story. Few …

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Idea Is Brilliant or a Bust

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Fifteen years in the home-improvement business taught Matt Fineberg that no one pulls the trigger on a big-ticket project—such as a new roof or windows—without first getting a handful of estimates.<p>When he began building his …

4 of the Top Reasons Your Startup May Fail | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp, started and sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora</i><p><b>While it is counterintuitive, many start-ups fail because they go after too big of a market.</b><p>Many start-ups try to be 0.1% of a fifty-billion dollar market rather than 50% of a $100 million …

10 Avoidable Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Constantly

Over 600,000 companies go out of business every year in the U.S. alone. Infant Entrepreneur Mortality is a massive problem. Here are 10 avoidable mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make repeatedly:<p>1. They define success = funding<p>2. They do not know the essential techniques of bootstrapping<p>3. They …

7 Reasons Why Starting a Business Can Be Better for You Than Therapy

Let me start this post by being clear that I am not slamming therapy. I have been practicing therapy for over a decade and know that it is a game changer for so many people. This process otherwise known as "the talking cure" has saved countless lives, of that I am sure.<p><b>If you want therapy on</b> …

24 startup ideas that investors are begging to fund

If there is any mystery in what kind of startup ideas are fundable, the good news is there are quite a few ideas that clearly are. Why don't people jump on them right away? These ideas are just as useful as they are challenging. But not impossible.<p>Generally speaking, anything you can create to make …

Here's What Lady Gaga And Nike Have In Common (What Can You Learn?)

<b>Is Your Brand Ready To Build A Community?</b> <br>Wrapping a community around your brand makes perfect marketing sense.<p><i>Here’s the hype:</i> If you gather people who’ve professed an interest in what you do, and corral them into the virtual box of a community—Then marketing changes from a complex, uncontrollable …

What No One Tells You About Being An Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is all I've ever known. After a failed stint at college (it was too slow and all I wanted to do was get out there and make my own way), I started my first business at the age of 18. Back then I don't think I even really knew what an entrepreneur was. It certainly wasn't …

Stop Consuming, Start Acting

More importantly, is the world now a better place, a place where more action is taken and more time is saved, because we’ve got instant access to this hackery?<p><i>“5 mistakes you’re making that are slowing killing your ability to save time!”</i><p>Or, are all of these tips ultimately doing the opposite – …

Inside Warby Parker: How Vision, Mission & Culture Helped Build a Billion Dollar Business

We chatted with Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker's co-founder and CEO, to find out the secrets to their explosive growth. Check out some of his key …

Startups: Don't Make These 3 Financial Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a new business owner, you are faced with huge decisions on a daily basis. Who should you hire? What should your logo look like? Where and how should you incorporate your brand? And the (literally) million-dollar question: What to do …

8 Lessons From Poker That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

After retiring from the professional circuit and underground games in Hollywood, he went to the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business to get his MBA. Following his graduation, he and his two friends Farbod Shoraka and Gregg Weisstein founded BloomNation, an online marketplace similar to …

Election morning briefing: David Cameron pledges five-year 'tax lock'

The big picture<p>Promises, promises: politicians are queuing up today to assure us that they’ll actually do what they say they will should they be in No 10 after polling day.<p>It’s almost as if they’re worried that voters don’t quite believe them.<p>Not content with a policy that rules out increasing …

Tax Preparation

The right way to dissolve your startup

It happens. Maybe you got a great job offer that you’d be crazy to turn down. Or your business partner is getting married and needs to move on. Or, …

Small Business

These 7 Startup Lies Could Destroy Your Business

When it comes to becoming your own boss, there are often some misconceptions floating around. Let’s banish a few of the ones that you might be told …

Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

"Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on its website.<p>"Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer …

7 Things You Need to Know to Build a Business That Lasts | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs often believe that building a company is a full-speed sprint to a short-term goal, mostly because they don't have a long-term vision. This lack of vision could make you one of the eight out of ten entrepreneurs who crash and burn within the first eighteen months. It's not too late to …

10 steps to building a successful business

Building a business is no easy feat. As a two-time entrepreneur, I’ve experienced the ups and downs of building a company and culture. Aside from my …

7 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Be Acquired and What You Can Do About It (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my career as a broker for website sales, I have met only a few entrepreneurs who didn't dream about having their businesses acquired. Among entrepreneurs, that goal seems to be something of a shared dream. But few take any steps to …

Deutsche Bank Q1 earnings fall to $610M, hurt by penalties

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros ($610 million) in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into …