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A look inside the daily routine of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who starts working the minute he wakes up and falls asleep to 'Law & Order'

<b>• Billionaire investor Mark Cuban leads a busy life, between starring in "Shark Tank," owning the Dallas Mavericks, and spending time with his family.</b><p><b>• He works hard throughout the day, often clocking in first thing in the morning.</b><p><b>• But he still leaves enough time to exercise, get enough sleep, and</b> …

Mark Cuban

Microsoft 365 Business Is About to Disrupt a Whole Lot of SMB Apps

Microsoft 365 Business could become the only platform your small business needs to run daily operations. Generally available starting today in the US, UK, and Canada, Microsoft's new holistic cloud solution for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) combines full versions of Windows 10 Pro and Office …

When Silicon Valley startups want to sell ads they head to the South of France

Glamorous Cannes is now a routine stop on the road to IPO.<p>Why did almost everyone in the media world spend the last week in Cannes, France?<p>Well, for starters, because everyone in the media world — or at least the people who get to expense trips to Cannes, France — enjoys glad-handing, …

Silicon Valley

Step-by-Step You Can Turn Your Ecommerce Side Hustle Into a Real Company

You'll need the right mix of data, people and planning to quickly scale your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The nature of work is evolving. To make a living and build a successful career for yourself, you no longer need to work a traditional 9-to-5 job, commute …

An ICO is Kickstarter & AngelList for great technical founders — at 100x the scale

I’ve been a big fan of Kickstarter and Indiegogo for years. They were great ways to help artists fund projects and for entrepreneurs to launch …

Robinhood's plan to open financial markets to the masses

While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading. Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the …

If Gary Vaynerchuk Were Starting Over Again, This is the 1 Thing He Would Spend His Marketing Dollars On

Wondering which social media strategy is right for your business? Gary Vaynerchuk says the decision should be simple.<p>In his keynote at AdExchanger's Industry Preview, Gary Vaynerchuk (marketing mogul and entrepreneur), had this to say:<p>"If you're a practitioner, if you really had to sell to survive, …

8 Digital Marketing Stats That Got Our Attention This Week

It was another intriguing week in online marketing data points, with even more eyebrow-raising mobile numbers than usual. Check out the eight that we …

10 tips for running a successful analytics project outside of IT

Big data and analytics projects don't necessarily need to be run by IT. Here are some tips on coordinating with IT while maintaining …

How to redesign your professional social media presence

In this incredibly informative video, graphic designer and YouTuber Karen Kavett shares her process for redesigning a client’s personal online brand. …

4 Key Things Small Businesses Should Do to Remain Search Optimized at All Times

With various tactics for quick SEO success, it's important that businesses stay focused on what works in the long-run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When launching a new business, many entrepreneurs might recognize SEO as something they should do, but never quite get …

How To Develop An Effective Marketing Strategy

In business, some entrepreneurs view success in its most basal format. All they want is the ability to earn a living while working for themselves. For others, success takes on far more grandiose terms. It involves the erection of colossal empires that spans the globe with droves of customers and …

Marketing

5 VC Clauses Entrepreneurs Should Never Ever Accept

Most venture capitalists love presenting astonishingly complex term sheets. They’re in the business of making money and negotiate term sheets for a living. They’re well versed with the potential outcomes of the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship and minimise their downside risk as much as …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

5 Fundamental Principles to Create Stunning Facebook Ads

Did you know that red is so attention-grabbing because of the implications it had to our hunter-gather ancestors?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook is the unrivaled king of social media advertising. How could it not be? In terms of features, insights and …

The New Rules of Employee Performance Management

Are you up to date on the new performance management approach?<p>When I say the words "Performance management," what's your first reaction?<p>Maybe you immediately flash back to uncomfortable annual reviews you've had - ones where you sat, pensively, opposite an intimidating boss who was trying to …

3 Overlooked Strategies That Will Increase Your Revenue

Operating and scaling an online business is no easy task. While there are plenty of sales and marketing guides that will point you in the right direction, many of them preach the same practices. Here are three overlooked and guaranteed strategies you can use that will increase your</b> …

One Thing All Digital Marketers Must Do This Year (or You've Failed)

Without this number, you'll have no idea if you even have a viable business model.<p>In business, one of the most important questions you can answer is: how much does it cost to acquire one customer? That metric is called cost per acquisition (CPA).<p>It's important because it's the number that tells you …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Ralph Lauren

5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Automation may affect half of jobs. Here are five areas to develop to keep yourself employed.<p>With everything from how we collaborate to the technology we use undergoing enormous transformation, many believe that the future of work will look very different in 10 years.<p>By some estimates, roughly half …

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

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

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Personality

The Hardest Part of Starting a Business

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

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

Success

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Five Things I Learned About the Future of Solar Power and the Electricity Grid

More on:<p>Technology and Innovation<p>Energy and Climate Policy<p>Renewable Energy<p>Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, the Energy …

RPR Mobile Expands On-The-Go Property Data

The app combines all the search features of the desktop RPR with smartphone tools—GPS, camera, text messaging, and voice recording, says RPR Vice …

It will take a village to close a mortgage in 2015

<b>The broken process</b><p>The amount of time and effort it takes to close a mortgage is incredible. Many participants in the process work overtime, sometimes …