Dominique Madden

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The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

50 Jobs, Gigs and Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

If your dream is to work from home, and you don't know where to start, this list has something for you. Guaranteed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ah, working from home. If you're sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you're stuck 9-to-5, Monday through …

Employment

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy mansions, helicopters, private jets, and "baller" lifestyles. Sound like a movie—or the dream of every 16-year-old teenage male? Think …

Social Media

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Startups

Buying your first home? Consider a duplex…

The best first home may be a multi-unit home, because having tenants pays off.<p>Duplexes — a single building with separate units and entrances — are …

Real Estate

This Healthcare REIT Has A 7.8% Yield And 17 Straight Quarters Of Dividend Growth

<i>This post was written by</i> <i>Bob Ciura</i> <i>on December 21, 2016, for Sure Dividend.</i><p>A sky-high dividend yield can sometimes be a sign of trouble. There is a …

Top 7 TED Talks to Develop Your Growth Mindset and Double Your Productivity

The ways in which we think about learning, intelligence, and our abilities has a direct and significant effect on our learning progress and our …

What 29 Top Entrepreneurs Are Doing Differently in 2017 (and You Should Too)

Marketing masters and entrepreneurs share their New Year's resolutions for their businesses.<p>The end of the year is always a time for reflection for me, and I know the same is true for many entrepreneurs. As we share our achievements and challenges with family over the holidays and wait for our …

Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

6 Cities That Have Transformed Their Highways Into Urban Parks

Building a highway in a city is often thought of as a solution to traffic congestion. However, the induced demand theory has shown that when drivers …

A leading procrastination expert reveals which personality types tend to put stuff off

If you're impulsive, disorganized, or consider yourself a perfectionist, Pychyl says you might not be knocking out tasks in a timely fashion.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor at Carleton University. He has been studying procrastination for the better part of two decades, which makes him perhaps the …

Procrastination

Preparing Your Social Media Strategy for 2017

It’s never too early to start working on your social media strategy for next year (or next week or next month).Recently, Buffer released their annual …

Social Media

10 Success lessons from Amancio Ortega – “Wealthiest Man in Europe” for entrepreneurs

Share27<p>Tweet<p>Share36<p>+14<p>Shares 67<p>With a net worth in excess of $66 billion, Amancio Ortega is the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in …

The Surprising Secret Shared by Elite Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Here's the unvarnished truth about what it takes to be a high-level, ultra-successful entrepreneur or business owner.<p>It was not the answer I expected, but I have no doubt it would have made my parents smile.<p>I'd just emerged from an incredible 48 hours spent inside a hotel meeting room with some of …

Entrepreneurship

7 Top Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Let’s face facts. No matter how much we try to conserve energy and burn cleaner fuels, at the end of the day, the planet consumes a lot of energy. …

4 things that will guarantee you get a mortgage

There are four things mortgage lenders look at when deciding whether to grant you financing, and having a balance of each will score you better terms and make the process go smoother. Take a look.<p><b>1. Steady income</b><p>A consistent income that is poised to continue into the future is what lenders crave. …

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How to Create a Business Plan Step by Step<p><i>by Jerry Anderson</i><p>A business plan is a road map that helps navigate a company to success. It describes all …

A Startup Transforming Shipping Containers Into Tiny Affordable Housing

Wanona Satcher wants to turn unused shipping containers into mini-affordable housing units—and she’s forming a nonprofit and for-profit to do so.<p>Satcher’s plan is for her one-year-old nonprofit, called Rejuve, to upcycle and repurpose some of the more than 760,000 shipping containers sitting idly …

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How to Invest In Real Estate without Having to Buy Houses

Image credit<p>Real estate is a very lucrative asset classes and should be a component of every well-diversified investment portfolio. Real estate investments offer capital gains and investment income while having a low correlation with the traditional asset classes stocks and bonds. That makes real …

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

With Home Prices Soaring, Should We Worry About Bubble 2.0?

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Motley Fool.<p>If you own a home and you've visited real estate information websites Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, or …

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Duplex

When my husband and I—aspiring landlords that we are—found out we could get an FHA loan to cover the purchase of a duplex, triplex, or fourplex, we …

Real Estate

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Startups

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to …

Time Management

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

New Homeowners, The Down Payment Isn't the Biggest Expense You'll Face

Prepare yourself for the onslaught of bills to come.<p>More than 60% of Americans own their homes, and while there are certain benefits to ownership, …