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14 Free Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

These apps and digital tools help reduce the time a solopreneur has to spend on mundane tasks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are in a class by themselves. Given all the typical pressure of an entrepreneur that they're under, and the fact that …

Small Business

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Immune System

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

Startups

Here's How to Tell If Your 'Impossible' Idea Will Really Work, According to a Billionaire Entrepreneur

From the nicotine patch to the DeltaWing race car, Don Panoz never does what's expected.<p>You have what you think is a brilliant new idea for a product, company, book, or other project. You've shown it to a bunch of experts, and they've all told you the same thing: It'll never work. Are they smarter …

High Blood Pressure

Here's why your dollar bills are worth something

To say that the value of money is on account of the government or on account of social convention is to say very little. In fact, what experts are saying is that money has value because it is accepted, and why is it accepted? … Because it is accepted!<p>Demand for a good arises from its perceived …

A CNC-Milled Coffee Table, a DIY Modular Concrete Kitchen Backsplash, a Homemade Lumber Mill, Display Cases & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Concrete Backsplash and Dish Rack</b><p>Wow! Ben Uyeda uses Legos to cast a modular concrete backsplash/dish rack …

Woodworking

How to DIY Your Own Tabletop Blacksmithing Forge

Why buy a forge?<p>Having your own forge can add a lot to your metalworking capabilities. There are two notable problems: size and cost. That's why making a compact forge relatively cheaply would seem to be the ideal choice. Here's how to do it.<p>This is an old-school forge, which means it can lead to …

The Secret To Success That All Top Entrepreneurs Know

Visuals are everywhere you look, both online and in the material world. When you incorporate visuals in your marketing campaigns you can expect better results compared to just the plain texts.<p>How visual marketing leverages the natural power of the brain<p>Many centuries ago, communication between …

Infographics

DIY Instructables tutorial turns your 3D printer into a 500MW laser cutter for $40

Nov 27, 2016 | By Andre<p>As you may already know, the ability to manufacture complex physical goods using affordable digital fabrication tools has …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Richard Branson Says Being an Entrepreneur Helped Save His Life

An exclusive interview with Sir Richard about a surprising benefit of entrepreneurship, how adventures helped build a brand, and the documentary 'Don't Look Down'<p>While hopefully you will never find yourself in a life-or-death situation, if you ever do, just know that an entrepreneurial background …

British Airways

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

How to Make a Mirror That Tells You the Weather

Build a cool mirror that tells the time and the weather while you look at your reflection.<p>Normal mirrors are pretty great, but we live in the future now and so everything needs to be Wi-Fi-compatible. If you've got a boring normal mirror, it's time to turn it into a cool smart mirror that can tell …

Small-business owners need to make these tax moves now

You still have time to significantly reduce your 2016 business income tax bill. Here’s a digest of the best year-end tax-saving moves to consider.<p><b>Buy</b> …

Retirement

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

This Gang Member-Turned-Millionaire Entrepreneur Just Shared Some Brilliant Business Advice

Ryan Blair's new book, 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star,' aims to share 'lessons from the business school of hard knocks.'<p>At the age of 39, Ryan Blair has an impressive list of accomplishments that includes becoming a multimillionaire CEO and venture capitalist, as well as a best-selling author.<p>But those …

Entrepreneurship

10 Popular Celebrities You Never Knew Were Also Startup Investors

As mentioned in INC, the investment paid off as Vita Coco received US$421.1 million in global retail sales last year, according to a report by The …

3 Mindset Shifts that Will Take You From Nothing to Massive Success

These mindset hacks will help to leverage your problems into success.<p>It might seem like a daunting task to go from,"I have nothing," to, "I'm successful." It might even seem impossible.<p>But I am here to tell you that it is not impossible.<p>Countless entrepreneurs have gone from literally having …

Motivation

I've been helping the ultra-rich protect their wealth for years, and here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

I spent years as a wealth advisor. Now, I run a firm that helps the ultra-rich protect their wealth. Here are my best pieces of money advice:<p>1. Be mindful of the tax consequences on any investments you make.<p>We cannot escape taxes, as they impact not only our earnings but also our investments. The …

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Science Fiction

Robert Herjavec's 3 Lessons for Small-Business Growth

The 'Shark Tank' investor talks about what you can learn from his new online series, 'Small Business Revolution on Main Street.'<p>Starting and running any business means hard work and a daily fight against the daunting odds of failure. For businesses in small towns that lack the talent pool and …

Small Business

How a gold miner turned a $1 million investment into $3 billion

When Rob McEwen bought the Red Lake Mine back in 1989, he was told that the half-a-century-old Ontario gold source was near the end of its life. …

Business (Canada)

An affordable little prefab home that could be perfect for you

Summer is fast approaching South Africa, and we all know what that means: lighter clothing, picnics and barbeques with friends, and lazy summer …

Prefab Homes

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

A Syrian refugee balances life in Germany with chaos at home

SAARBRUECKEN, Germany (AP) — At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate.<p>But here in Germany, it's the law, you only cross when the walk light is green.<p>"I don't want to get into the …

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

A Picture-Perfect Lincoln-Log Home

This cabin is straight from the picture books. Built by <i>Woody-Holzhaus</i> and <i>Kontio</i> architects, this Lincoln-log-like home is nestled in a forest not far …