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How to Manage Risk When Your Side Hustle Becomes Your Main Hustle | Inc.com

Let's talk about the side hustle.<p>A side hustle is something that you've fallen into that brings in a little extra income. You may absolutely love it or it can be something you don't hate enough to turn away.<p>Some people have a side hustle in which they are employed by someone else part-time or in a …

Small Business

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street

Jury to mull defendant's mental health in Slender Man attack

A jury this week will begin weighing the mental competence of a girl accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please a fictional horror character known as Slender Man.<p>Jury selection begins Monday in Waukesha in the trial to determine 15-year-old Anissa Weier's competency. It could take up to two …

New Study Finds the Best-Performing Headline Phrase (Hint: It's 3 Words) | Inc.com

In a world where 4.9 billion pieces of content are published every day, writing headlines that break-through the clutter and get people to click is a skill that every content marketer needs to master.<p>But advice like "spend lots of time crafting a great headline" can only take you so far. What …

Research

5 Essential Technologies for Small Business Sellers

To prepare your business for sale, consider implementing a few technology solutions that better organize and manage company data and information.<p>Preparation separates winners and the losers in the business-for-sale marketplace. But some sellers start preparing months or even years before they list …

Small Business

When Small Business Gets Organized, The World Will Change -- For The Better

The election is over and we have a new president-elect. When I polled my online audience in October about who they would vote for in the upcoming contest, two-thirds of our respondents said Trump, while 13% chose Clinton. After the election, when I went to the same online network to ask how they …

Small Business

Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know

Credit: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock<p>Starting your own business is a big step, and the legal issues involved can be confusing. Thinking of a business …

Small Business

10 Key Issues In Setting Up An LLC

A limited liability company (LLC) is a popular business structure for startup businesses. LLCs are formed in accordance with state law and have the benefit of providing limited liability protection for the owners. LLCs can also provide for “flow through” tax treatment so that there is not the …

Small Business

3 Things You Must Include In Your Elevator Speech (If You Want to Make a Solid First Impression) | Inc.com

Most people answer with, "I'm a lawyer," 'I'm a plumber," or some other label. It's a perfectly correct answer, but what if you knew that the simple answer you give could make the difference between being remembered and referred or forgotten immediately?<p>You must be prepared with your elevator …

Public Speaking

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated July 11, 2017<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

10 Ways to Market Your Business Online for $500

You won't worry that your budget isn't big enough when you know how to squeeze the most from every buck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet provides unlimited potential in terms of customer reach and opportunity, and while there is some online marketing that …

Marketing

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the odds of success in your favor. Startups run on lean budgets and small teams, and rely on software and applications to lighten the load. These tools are more …

Infographics

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 …

Small Business

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

What’s the best business structure for a first-time founder?

For first-time founders, there’s a lot of new territory to navigate. Pretty quickly, you need to figure out product-market fit, customer acquisition …

How To Build A Website People Don't Want To Leave | Inc.com

With so many different trends springing up in the web design world, sometimes we lose focus on what makes a site successful. I can't tell you how many times I've seen clients overlook the benefits of simplicity for unnecessary features, or even neglecting mobile, which in a lot of cases I recommend …

Marketing
Marketing

How to make money while you sleep

<b>Whether you’re trying to pay off debt, top off your emergency fund or invest more, a little extra monthly income can get you there faster.</b><p>But there …

Personal Finance

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Investing

How To Get 250,000 Real Facebook Followers In Under A Month

Okay, before we get started, I want to differentiate between purchased followers and real followers on Facebook. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of websites that will have their robot and spam account followers go and like your facebook page in just a few hours. And if you do …

Time I

10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

Whether you’re changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often …

11 Mobile Apps That Make Managing Your Online Store Easier

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any of you who run an online business know that there’s never a finish line in that line of work, and that you’re tirelessly on the go every day. Even drop-shipping businesses still require marketing management, new product sourcing, …

Apps

There's a Penny in Circulation Worth $85,000

And it might just be in your pocket.<p>Before you bring that spare change into the bank for a cash exchange, you might want to give your pennies a cursory glance. According to Little Things, there's one circulating—a relic of America's World War II era—worth a whopping $85,000.<p>A penny saved could …

7 Best Online Business Ideas In 2017

Online Business never been so easy. Here are diving directly into the list of the best and most practical ideas that work instantly. Am going to list the ideas in an order that the top one will be the easiest one to implement and execute. But will give low returns. The later ones will take some …

Online

I Use My Personal Brand to Drive Revenue. You Can Too.

Online branding efforts will give you a competitive edge in driving sales, whether you're in a sales role or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have heard the stats: sales reps who use social media as part of their sales techniques outsell 78 percent of their …

Marketing

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide [Examples + Template]

How to Write a Business Plan• Write an executive summary.<br>• Describe your company and business model.<br>• Analyze your market's conditions.<br>• Explain your product …

Small Business

3 Financial Ratios That All Successful Small Business Owners Need to Track | Inc.com

<i>What are the top three financial ratios that small business owners could benefit from tracking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Peter Baskerville, Founded, Owned and Managed Over</b> …

Small Business

Want to Increase Sales? Get to Know the 4 Personality Types of Your Customers | Inc.com

People are are naturally wired at their very core to hear differently, speak differently, and work differently. You can thank their personality types for that.<p>But get this: People are also wired to make purchasing decisionsdifferently for the same reason.<p>I think we're on to something here...and if …

Psychology

6 Things You Need to Include In Your Retail Business Plan

6 Essential Parts of a Retail Business Plan<p>What Goes Into a Business Plan<p>Updated December 08, 2017<p>A business plan for a retail store can be a complex …

Small Business

5 Rookie Branding Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes But Shouldn't

Nearly everybody just trying to keep their startup solvent skimps on branding and all of them would be better off it they didn't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my etiquette business 20 years ago, I hired a college student named Ed to design my logo and …

Small Business