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21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBA | Inc.com

If you're determined to get a job that requires an MBA, by all means spend the time and money to get one. However, if you want to know more about business than 99.9 percent of your colleagues, you can spend a day watching these TED Talks.<p>Motivation<p>1. Why we do what we do<p>Tony Robbins discusses the …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Ultimate Startup Marketing Checklist

I’ve put together a simple list of the essentials you need to know to grow your startup.<p>I have read tons of guides and articles about startup …

The 3 Keys To Startup Success

<b>How Do You Make Your Startup A Success?</b> <i>By Neville Gaunt CEO Mind Fit</i><p>For the most part <b>Mind Fit</b> as a company works with larger organisations that have …

Startups

3 Tools You Need to Spur Explosive Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the <i>2015 State of Small Business Report</i>, nearly half of the 1,088 business owners and executives surveyed said their confidence in the economy had increased since the same time last year. Furthermore, 57 percent anticipated …

Small Business

6 Funding Strategies to Start a Business When You're Low on Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I unexpectedly lost my job at CBS News five years ago, I decided to start my own business. With a few dollars saved and a 401(k), I hunkered down, hung out my shingle, and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, LLC, was born.<p>With a new …

Small Business

10 Ideas for Maximizing Your Business Online - Small Business Trends

Your company needs some kind of online presence if you want to succeed in today’s business world. Whether it’s a blog, social media or some other …

Small Business

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Investing

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret To Getting Investors To Back Your Vision, Even If You're An Unknown Startup Founder

<i>By Nathalie Lussier</i><p>There’s no better time to be an entrepreneur than right now. Not only is there a low barrier to entry for the business world, startups now have access to what is estimated as a trillion dollar pool of capital. But apart from crowdfunding portals that make money more accessible, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Personality 'Flaws' That Are Entrepreneurial Gold

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone is cut out for the corporate grind and nine to five, and yet it’s a system that the majority of Americans find themselves in. Square pegs smashed into round holes? Check. Having your 30 minute lunch be the highlight of your …

Entrepreneurship

6 things being an entrepreneur teaches you

Whether you have taken or planning to take the crazy plunge of entrepreneurship, here are some refreshing reasons on what being an entrepreneur …

7 Critical Questions to Contemplate Before You Become an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more …

Entrepreneurship

23 Surprising Facts About Being an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it does open up the amazing opportunity to run with your ideas and see if they will actually work. It is a way to bring your passion to life as you help make people's lives better. It is your avenue to severing the ties of a 9-to-5 …

Business Strategy

Where Will You Find Your Next Great Idea?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While I love seeing my own ideas take off, I’m even more excited by the prospect of helping develop a universal formula for success. I see the value that entrepreneurship has in our world. It pushes technology forward, challenging us as …

Entrepreneurship

60 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is Amazing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to start a business. Some have known from day one that they wanted to work for themselves and others come up with ideas while working for someone else and decide to take …

Entrepreneurship

6 Steps to a Successful Product Launch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful launch begins with great timing. You might feel a sense of urgency to introduce your service, but rushing could spell disaster. When necessary, temporarily postponing your launch can mean the difference between failure and …

Product Management

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up community is massive and supportive. It's 100% true that living in a hotbed of creativity and …

Entrepreneurship

Top 15 Websites Every Small Business Owner Must Know in 2015

Recommended for You<p>It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business with no employees, or a large company. It is important that you always stay on …

Small Business

8 Things Smart Leaders Can Do to Inspire Innovation | Inc.com

Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources, which asked more than 2,000 CFOs at organizations of all sizes how …

Employment

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015

These eight sectors are hotbeds of opportunity for entrepreneurs with the foresight and motivation to take advantage.<p>The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market …

Peter Thiel

5 Ways to Get to Know the Customer of Tomorrow

A company is only as successful as its ability to appeal to customers, and that means it's critical for small business owners to know what their target consumers are thinking about, talking about, and the values that guide their purchasing decisions. But consumer attitudes change quickly, and it …

Customers

How to Create Multiple Streams of Income

“Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he …

Tony Robbins

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

4 Financial Habits of Highly Successful People

Farnoosh Torabi shares some of what she's learned in reporting for her new podcast.<p>Stephen Covey, author of the wildly successful book <i>7 Habits of</i> …

Self-improvement

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

AP News Archive

Black Friday 2014: More than £1m to be spent every three minutes as Amazon pledges 40pc discounts

Black Friday to be biggest ever online shopping day in Britain with consumers spending more than £6,000 every second<p>British shoppers will spend more than £1m every three minutes on Black Friday this year as consumers take advantage of widespread discounts.<p>A report by Visa Europe has forecast that …

eCommerce

What You Need To Know About Facebook's New Privacy Policy Update

Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new policy is 70 percent shorter than the old one.<p>Many of the changes are cosmetic, designed to make the policy easier to digest. Still, it helps to …

Privacy