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Competition launched to find the most inspiring LGBT entrepreneurs

A nonprofit organisation is hoping to highlight LGBT entrepreneurial success stories in order to encourage more to aim high in the business world.<p>The …

From zero to 45 days in a row: how I built a habit of daily exercise

Since releasing my course, <i>Productive Habits</i>, I’ve been focusing on building more new habits. This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new …

13 ways to fix your iPhone or Mac with common household items

But the Apple store can be expensive for repairs, and minor problems can often be solved at home with stuff you already have lying around.<p>Over the past eight years, Apple users have found all sorts of clever hacks to fix your iPhone without going out and buying pricey parts or accessories.<p>Some …

Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While skills and qualifications are important, more companies are looking at candidates' cultural fit to ensure they are hiring the right person for the job. Last June, Gallup found 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged on …

Entrepreneurs, Watch Your Back Side

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The gut-wrenching decisions and night sweats every founder can appreciate are well presented in Ben Horowitz's book, <i>The Hard Thing About Hard Things</i>. He tells his dramatic personal story of leading startups Loudcloud and Opsware through …

4 Tips for Maintaining Balanced Motivation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We entrepreneurs are always on the hunt for our next motivational fix. We attend inspirational seminars, drink six cups of coffee a day and spend hours reading self-­help books, all for the sake of feeling that energizing, motivational …

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When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business has never been more exciting. The startup economy is rich with opportunity, innovation and potential. But at the same time, it is also fraught with high-stakes risks. And while it may be scary to take that leap of …

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Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 5 Things Daily

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a saying that there are only three types of people in the world: those who watch what happened, those who wonder what happened and those who make things happen.<p>Entrepreneurs fall into the last category, of course. They are change …

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In Spring, 2008, I spent my exchange semester studying in Osaka, Japan. Three of my American classmates were looking for summer internships. As I had spent my previous semester in Shanghai making friends with interns who worked at …

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Choosing the Best Office Space for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding the right office space can be one of the biggest challenges for any business, but the problem seems exponentially harder for a young, growing company.<p>Landlords generally prefer five- to seven-year lease terms. That doesn't exactly …

Want to Be Successful? Stick to a Schedule.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There will always be fellow entrepreneurs with more funding, better connections or years of experience. One thing, however, that puts us all on a level playing field: the number of hours in a day. Figuring out how to effectively spend the …

12 Mind-Blowing Facts About Apple That Will Remind You Just How Gigantic The Company Really Is

It defined the smartphone market with the iPhone, then reinvented personal computing with the iPad. Growth was off the charts as consumers bought these products.<p>Then, things changed. Samsung caught up to it with smartphones, and arguably leapt past it by releasing a bunch of phones with bigger …

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US economy grows just 0.1% in last quarter

European markets mixed<p>A host of company results, many beating expectations, gave some support to stock markets but weaker than forecast US GDP took some of the shine off shares. So European markets ended the day in a rather mixed fashion. Here are the closing scores:<p><b>• The FTSE 100 finished up 10.12</b> …

Chancellor George Osborne claims 'Britain is coming back' with best economy for years

Chancellor George Osborne claims 'Britain is coming back'[GETTY]<p>GDP leapt by 0.8 per cent in the first three months, making it the first time there …

My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>The following is the fifth in the series "My Biggest Mistake" in which entrepreneur and marketing expert Mike Templeman chats with fellow founders about their missteps, the lessons they learned and advice they can offer to</i> …

Cybercriminals Give up Targeting iPhones Focusing Entirely on Android

Cybercriminals have all but given up on trying to breach the security of Apple's iPhones, with over 99% of all new mobile malware threats detected in …

Google Has A Radical New Plan To Change Android, Wresting The Platform Away From Samsung

AP<p>Google has a plan to regain control of Android from Samsung, while at the same time, establishing Android as top-tier, premium smartphone platform …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

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Hi cutie! Meeting baby pandas in China

Late last year, I found myself waiting on a bench, waiting for my date. I'd been excited about this meeting for weeks, telling all my friends about it ever since it was confirmed. Really, I'd been waiting for this all my adult life. But what, I suddenly worried, if he doesn't like me? I shuffled …

More scary in-flight announcements

Last week's article on scary in-flight announcements attracted nearly 150 comments from readers, each with their own terrifying tale to tell. Here is a selection of the best:<p>1. "BA flight from Kuala Lumpur on the evening of June 24, 1982, ran into volcanic dust. Captain makes the following …

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Free Wi-Fi networks: the world's most connected cities

When it comes to connectivity, not all cities are created equal. But many are getting wise to the internet addiction of 21st-century travellers. Last year, Germany's national tourist board even launched its own Wi-Fi finder app, Youth HotSpot (Android, iOS; free).<p>And the world's Wi-Fi-friendliest …

What to Do When You Screw Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life can be surprisingly forgiving of screw-ups. I should know. I’ve got a long history of screwing up. Just ask my wife; she’ll tell you stories … um, on second thought, better not get her started.<p>Anyway, I’ve screwed up jobs, …

How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Tipping Point,</i> Malcolm Gladwell discusses the role that "connectors” play in social epidemics. According to Gladwell, connectors aren’t just people who know a lot of people; they’re people with a knack for making friends and …

Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the …

5 Ways to Shrink the Threat of an Employee's Exit to Proprietary Info

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee departures present one of the greatest threats to a company’s proprietary information.<p>Certainly, employees need access to such information to do their jobs. But when they leave a company, they might use it against the firm, …

Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target's subscription services are about to explode, with the retailer making a slew of products -- from tampons to coffee K-cups – available for regular delivery.<p>Yesterday, the retail chain announced that it was increasing Target Subscription services tenfold to include more than 1,500 products. …

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most important goals you set for yourself will take time to achieve. That’s a fact.<p>At some point, though, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to feel frustrated things aren’t moving faster. But, the truth is, hurrying won’t …

Train and Retain: How to Attract and Motivate a Capable Staff

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For small business owners today, it seems harder than ever to find young employees with a solid work ethic who know how to deal with customers.<p>I hear from my clients that the employees they hire are frequently unmotivated or incapable. …