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Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

Launching a Website? Here Are 5 Common Intellectual Property Pitfalls to Avoid.

Don't fall into these trademark and copyright traps.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Receiving a cease-and-desist letter or, worse, having a complaint filed against you in court, is never a welcome occurrence. Multiple resources must be diverted away from your …

Small Business

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

TED Talks

The 7 Cheapest Franchises on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List

Seven inexpensive franchises you can buy for less than $5,000.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>Starting a business isn't cheap. You have to worry about all sorts of costs, from finding a location and hiring employees to more mundane things like buying supplies and paying …

Entrepreneurship

A 10-Year Study Says This Is the Quickest Way to Become a CEO (No, It Doesn't Involve Backstabbing)

It doesn't involve going to the best schools, either.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm not sure why people want to become CEOs.<p>You never get a moment's rest. You have to deal with so much nonsense.<p>There is, I suppose, the ego …

Business Strategy

Filmmakers Turn to Unity's Game Engine

Movie-making is an expensive endeavor, especially those that rely on special effects, but Unity Technologies' newest platform could help change that.<p>The company's Unite Austin developer conference in October attracted a few Hollywood types, including South African director Neill Blomkamp. Best …

Why Game Developers May Be Interested in the Blockchain

Startup Game Protocol is looking to be a decentralized gaming economy for up-and-coming video game developers.<p>Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) continue to sprout up, especially in the gaming industry. The implication is that there is a strong demand for such offerings based on the plethora of them out …

Blockchain

Activision has a plan to make you want to pay for in-game items

Activision received a new patent for a system that encourages gamers to buy in-game items, by leveraging its matchmaking system. The matchmaking …

2 Stocks Your Children Will Brag About Someday

Here's why these two businesses are wonderful buy-and-hold candidates.<p>While few and far between, some businesses are so strong that they can create …

Rend: An Online Fantasy Survival Game From Original WoW Devs

Rend: An Online Fantasy Survival Game From Original WoW Devs<p>/ September 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM / Gaming, Gaming Previews<p>I don’t like survival games; in …

2D Game Development Engine 'GameMaker Studio 2' Debuts on macOS

YoYo Games launched GameMaker Studio 2 on macOS this week, bringing the popular multiplatform 2D game development engine to the Mac for the first time. To date, the GameMaker Studio family of products has been downloaded more than 10 million times since 2012 and currently has 200,000 monthly active …

Game Development

2 Video-Game Stocks to Consider for the Long Run

A focus on mobile games could help these two companies grow.<p>Investors have been upbeat about video game stocks in recent months, and the massive …

'Blood, Sweat, And Pixels': For Designers Of Video Games, It's Always Crunch Time

Success is dull; failure is fascinating.<p>Stories of marvelous achievement may earn our admiration, but they tend to follow the same trajectory, hitting all the same pious stations of the cross along the way: hard work, determination, never giving up, blind luck. There's a performative virtuousness …

A game dev guide to rapid prototyping for fun and profit

"Today I'm going to share some of the stuff that I've personally found to be effective to get started prototyping, and avoid some of the very, very …

Make your own game with CoderDojo’s new book

The first official CoderDojo book, <i>CoderDojo Nano: Build Your Own Website</i>, was a resounding success: thousands of copies have been bought by aspiring …

Stand among the most influential icons in the 'Civilization' board game

There’s something about playing a board game based off a well-loved franchise, and video game adaptations are no different. From Fantasy Flight Games …

Met Museum releases 375,000 images for free, unrestricted use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's entire collection of public domain art is now available under the Creative Commons Zero license. You can download any one of the more than 375,000 high-resolution images of famous artworks and use it however your heart desires.<p>The Met's Open Access policy allows …

Museums

10 Lessons Building a Rockstar Development Team as a Non-Technical Co-Founder

Hiring developers can be intimidating when you know nothing about web development.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest questions that haunt startup entrepreneurs relates to hiring staff for roles in areas that they have little or no knowledge of. …

Employment

3 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Company

Market shifts, unforeseen circumstances, and running out of money are some of the most common excuses we hear when a startup sputters and fails to …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Self-improvement

7 Money Lessons I Would Give To My 20-Year-Old Self

In present day I’m a successful financial advisor and entrepreneur. Based on some of the boneheaded money decisions I made in my 20′s it’s a miracle I can say that.<p>I’ve definitely learned from many of those mistakes, but if I had the chance to hop in a DeLorean and go back in time, here’s 7 money …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job

Eventually you will leap... but sometimes it does make sense to look first (if only so you'll know exactly where to leap).<p>I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely …

Small Business

How to Become a Highly Paid Freelancer While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

It might sound hard, but it's definitely possible--especially if you take the right steps.<p>Want to dip your toes in the entrepreneurial waters by freelancing while keeping your full-time job? You're not alone--countless other people do too.<p>But how?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

Employment

You Don't Need A Fortune To Start Up A Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At a time where unemployment rates are rising up, oil prices are hitting rock bottom and even the value of gold is plummeting, maybe it’s …

Entrepreneurship

6 ways entrepreneurs are different from everyone else

So just what does it take to be an entrepreneur? It turns out that the skillset required to be an entrepreneur is similar to most business skillsets — it requires excellent analytic capacities as well as an understanding of how organizations and economies work.<p>But the most important thing is the …

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employee Engagement

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …