David Tiw

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How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Gig

It will be scary, but also incredibly rewarding.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few people are lucky enough love their 9-to-5s, and more and more people are finding themselves doing something else on the side, either to add to their income or to feed their …

Entrepreneurship

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Self-improvement

I've Raised Close to $2 Million in Crowdfunding Campaigns -- Here Are My Secrets

Follow these seven practical tips to make your campaign a success.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have run three crowdfunding campaigns, all with over 1,000 backers per project, totaling close to $2 million in pledges. One of them raised over $1.2 million …

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9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Why the Truth Is So Important to Your Business

The first side is when we speak the truth and the other side is when others speak the truth to us.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two sides to the truth. The first side is when we speak the truth, and the other side is when others speak the truth to …

Self-improvement

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

The 5 Essential Elements of an Efficient Business No Matter What Your Business Is

People and process are more important to your success than that idea that you're in love with.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some years ago, I had an idea so strong in my mind, I had a dream location and a dream demographic. I was convinced it was a unique …

Small Business

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Lean Startups

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In

A startup isn't a smaller version of a big company, it's a search for a sustainable business model.<p>All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those …

Business Strategy

5 Ways to Know Whether You Have the DNA of an Entrepreneur

Persistent people who seek creative freedom often crave entrepreneurship.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that in today’s society, being an entrepreneur makes you some sort of rockstar. The title itself has an appeal that makes anyone and everyone with …

Entrepreneurship

The One Simple Quote That Has Driven This Serial Entrepreneur to Succeed

The author of 'Think and Grow Rich' and the inventor of the infomercial have this strategy in common.<p>Guest Writer<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever read Napoleon Hill’s famous <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, then you’re familiar with the …

Entrepreneurship

How To Raise An Angel Funding Round

Every tech company knows the struggle to raise funding. Angel investors are inundated with meeting requests from startups and startups I speak to says investors can be difficult to reach. There is a protocol to getting a meeting with an angel investor; it is about finding the right channel to get …

5 Brutal Challenges on the Path to Personal Success

Your biggest obstacle is you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The moment you step off the ledge and actually dive into the world of entrepreneurship is breathtaking. Anxiety, excitement and potential all come together to form a unique mental buzz. But, once the dust …

Here's How You Can Tell if You Are an Entrepreneur at Heart

Being an entrepreneur at heart involves a combination of two key essentials. It's the combination of these two ingredients that makes for an entrepreneurial spirit, no matter your role or title.<p>If you're not already in business for yourself, you might ask yourself from time to time, 'do I have what …

Entrepreneurship

3 Financing Keys for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

As bank assets become more concentrated, entrepreneurs face increasing difficulty in obtaining financing. Here's how to maintain your momentum until you find funds.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By design, MIT's launch of "The Engine" last October gave …

Entrepreneurship

7 Scientific Ways to Stop Complaining and Enjoy a Happier Life

Kill the habit of complaining and watch your life change.<p>Research shows that habitual complaining affects us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Such behavior may cause or worsen stress, sapping our energy and desire to pursue our dreams.<p>Above all that, it just doesn't feel good to complain, or …

Happiness

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Self-help

Meet the 10 Indian startups taking off for the UK tonight

London. Photo credit: Pixabay.Ten startup founders from India are taking off for the UK tonight for a week-long program of networking and mentoring. …

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>And let's face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, …

84 Questions To Ask On A First Date

Modern day dating is tricky. Perhaps, more of a challenge today than ever in history.<p>Why, with so many dating apps making it easier to meet people, has it become increasingly difficult?<p>I believe that because it has become so easy to find, talk to, and meet up with someone, there is little risk …

10 Success lessons from Carlos Slim Helu – “Wealthiest Man in Mexico” for entrepreneurs

Share42<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+18<p>Shares 146<p>“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” Mexico’s richest man …

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.<p>Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to …

Self-improvement

I Started Meditating to Cure My Anxiety. I Never Expected it To Totally Change My Sex Life.

It all started with a panic attack.<p>I’ve been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember. I cried hysterically through a Kindergarten math lesson when I failed to evenly divide three apples between a group of farm animals. Sitting at my desk, I remember erasing and re-calculating, staring at …

10 Success lessons from Bill Gates – “Wealthiest Man in World” for entrepreneurs

Share45<p>Tweet<p>Share70<p>+13<p>Shares 118<p>Bill Gates has accomplished more wealth and success than anyone of our generation. But even more importantly he has …

8 Date Conversation Topics for When You've Run Into an Awkward Silence

Look, getting to know someone can be intimidating, and even when both people are perfectly interesting and the chemistry is there, it's hard to know the right conversation topics to bring up with a stranger. You might be hesitant to ask something <i>too</i> personal when you're just getting to know …

Relationships

9 Tools for Better Internal Communication Among Employees

Whether your team spans countries or rooms, it’s best to keep all communications in a centralized location. Being able to talk to your employees with …

Project Management

How To Start A Business From Scratch

If you had told me at the age of 15, when I was given a video camera for my birthday to film my friends rapping, that my passion for music would …

Small Business

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

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