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The No. 1 Secret of Successful Entrepreneurs

Pathdoc/Adobe.com<p>The number one mistake that most new entrepreneurs in the service industry make is to offer a huge array of services from the start - the whole kit and caboodle. In an online space ruled by SEO (search engine optimization) and keywords, conveying what you do in very specific terms …

The 5 Decisions That Will Change Your Life Forever as an Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur is a huge deal. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. But because the choice to transform into a business owner has been so heavily glamorized over the past decade, many people feel surprised and …

Entrepreneurship

27 Totally Hilarious Family Photos

#SquadGoals

An ‘outback’ like no other on Earth

Its national parks encompass awe-inspiring glaciers and sawtooth peaks, granite massifs and verdant forests. South America’s trademark camelids – the …

South America

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

Big Utility Companies Are Finding That Small, Local Solutions Might Be The Energy Future

Can big energy move to small, scalable projects that don’t require a massive grid?<p>Last month in Rio de Janeiro, I spoke at a conference of the nonprofit Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP), which may be the most disruptive and subversive organization you’ve probably never heard of. …

7 life lessons I have learnt from Jim Rohn which greatly improved my life

Learning from a mentor like Jim Rohn is one of the best ways to put you firmly on the track to success. Get inspired, follow your dreams and take …

The 4 Resources Millennial Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed

Optimism in entrepreneurship is up among millennials, with 18% starting companies in 2014, up from 14% in 2013 according to a recent global report. Even greater is the number of millennials who now identify themselves as entrepreneurial—a full 70% say they’d reject traditional business to become …

3 Questions That Reveal Your Entrepreneurial DNA

There's no genetic test for entrepreneurism but these three questions come pretty close.<p><b>"...being an entrepreneur isn't just something you do; it's something you are."</b><p>You can't just take a blood sample and determine if someone has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Still, I'm convinced from decades of …

Entrepreneurship

Do Potential Customers Really Want Your Product? Here's a Way to Find Out.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When startups begin their tenure in our Small Business Innovation Program, we typically give them a “Sprint Kit.” Included is a set of exercises from the popular Design Sprint framework, which takes a critical look at a …

Product Management

How I validated my startup idea

You’ve been working on a cool idea for the past few months. You have made significant progress in building your first prototype.<p>However, you are …

Product Management

8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

What is the value of motherhood?

My young cousin just earned a Vanderbilt Masters degree in Accountancy and Valuation. He’s off to Wall Street to seek his fortune.<p>A Masters in Valuation. Revolutionary.<p>I’m deep in that season of the year when my time and attention (like any involved parent’s) are profoundly splintered and – face it …

Solar Women Summer Series: Bringing Solar to Rural Communities

We’re excited to feature Neha Misra, Chief Collaboration Officer & Co-Founder of Solar Sister in our <i>Solar Women Summer Series</i>, powered by …

Entrepreneurship

UN Says We Can End Extreme Poverty, Hunger, Global Warming and Gender Bias By 2030

At the outset of the current millennium, the United Nations led an effort to set a group of goals to be achieved by 2015.<p>UN Secretary-General reported in 2014, that “the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. …

UN hails cooperatives as vehicle to make sustainable development a reality for all

“Inequality is a fundamental obstacle to development, depriving people of basic services and opportunities to build better lives for themselves and …

Sustainability

Women Are Waving the Entrepreneurial Flag and Boosting Economic Growth

The number of women launching high-growth businesses is a bottomline indicator of America's future economic health.<p>"<i>Being an entrepreneur was always inside me. The will to create and take chances - that won't ever end. Today I know I will always be an entrepreneur because it feels too good than</i> …

Entrepreneurship

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

Elon Musk's must-read list exhibits his well-known and deep interest in science, as well as the personalities behind it.<p>In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. …

Peter Thiel

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

<b>By Leigh Gallagher</b><p>Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership …

Financing The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

As the sun begins to set on the United Nations’ 15-year Millennium Development Goals, the international development community is rallying around a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) to be decided at this year’s UN General Assembly, as well as a financial framework that will guide how …

How the Next Five Years Will Revolutionize Business

Earlier in the year, I spent some time with Jason Ankeny. He was, at the time, writing an article for Entrepreneur on “the next five years” of …

4 Lessons That Nonprofits Can Teach Entrepreneurs

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nonprofits are often perceived as being less businesslike and bottom-line driven than their for-profit counterparts. But in reality, there’s no better model for learning how to cultivate passionate and loyal “customers.” …

Nonprofits

How to Start and Run a Fast-Growing Business From 2,000 Miles Away

Could you start and run a successful company from 2,000 miles away? Could you do it three times? Could you do it while having three kids and still have a life? Lyric Turner did it, because she knows one thing we all need to know.<p>In 2009 Lyric Turner left Washington, D.C., to move to Denver with her …

Profit

The Hillary Clinton of investing

She was once known as the wife of a very powerful man. Now she's a heavyweight in her own right, making a big play on her own. Sound familiar? It's the story of more than a few women, but this time we're talking about one you probably haven't heard of: Joanne Wilson, the investor every startup …

What is the role of social enterprise in international development? – live chat

Join a panel of experts online on Wednesday 24 June, 1-2pm BST, to discuss how social enterprise and traditional development can work together<p>While NGOs face the challenges of budget cuts, compassion fatigue and criticisms of a lack of real impact, the idea that social enterprise could fill the …

10 Must-Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs & Startup Founders

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>If you’re at the helm of a startup and are looking for everything from tips to successfully launch a social media …