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5 Must-Know Lessons About the Small Business World

Common sense strategies will grow your tribe, if you're consistent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last five years there have been some really hard lessons I’ve had to learn. Some were painful, some cost me money, some set me back from reaching my goals, but …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Great Leaders Cultivate Wisdom In The Workplace

Throughout my life, my father would often remind me: “If you enrich your mind with meaningful knowledge each day, it will grow stronger – if you put it to the test, it will grow wiser.” Wisdom guides our thinking, attitude and overall mindset. It pushes us to break through boundaries, and to see …

Leadership

3 Things Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Work-Life Balance

Raising children while building a company is easier when we remember these three things.<p>I am currently working in an airport restaurant while waiting for my flight home. The sound of a phone ringing nearby invades my focus, and I realize the woman at the table next to me is starting a FaceTime …

Women Entrepreneurs

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

How to Achieve Amazing Compost at Home

Composting doesn't have to be daunting.<p>Not too long ago, Staten Island was home to a landfill two and half times the size of Central Park—it was so …

Composting

4 Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate If You're Not Donald Trump

No, you don't have to be The Donald to make good money investing in real estate -- but if you're not throwing around billions of dollars, don't expect to blazon your name on any high-rises, either.<p>Aside from the malls, office buildings, or ultraluxe residences preferred by the 1% of the 1%, there …

Whiskey Business brings 115 whiskeys, 14 flavors of fries to Wicker Park

With a name like Whiskey Business (think about it for a second), a drink called the Milli Vanilli, condiments tucked into metal Ninja Turtles lunchboxes and "Wannabe" playing on the sound system, it's pretty obvious what Wicker Park's newest bar is going for: a nice, square push of my generation's …

Spice Girls

8 Ways to Small Business Financing

Everything begins with an incredible thought, a thought that has most likely been on your mind for quite a while. You have the item sorted out, how …

Small Business

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the</i> Nation <i>magazine</i>.]<p>Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting …

Middle-class

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

The 5 Best American Road Trips

1 of 5<p>Route 66, Chicago To Santa Monica<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Big Sky Country, Montana and Wyoming<p>3 of 5<p>California State Route 1 (Pacific Coast …

Road Trips

20 Tricks for Getting Rich

It's okay to take strategic risks, but try to eliminate unnecessary spending.<p>When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: …

Retirement

Five Rules Every Job-Seeker Needs To Break

If you are job-hunting you already know how robotic and horrible the job-search process has become. Job ads command you to sit in front of your computer filling out screen after screen of details about your past jobs and your education.<p>After you’ve invested 90 minutes filling out online screens …

Employment

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Entrepreneurship

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Readers are leaders. By reading these 20 books before you are 30, you will be ready for a lifetime of learning, applying and growing as a person.

9 Important Money Tips That Will Help Your Company Grow

At the start of every year, it's important to be thinking about your next strategy to raise the capital needed to reach your startup's growth goals.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the</i> …

Venture Capital

Why My Goal Is To Make Myself Less Essential To My Company

I have a new annual review for myself, and it’s one question long.<p>“Have I made myself <i>less</i> essential to the building and maintaining of my company this year?”<p>Not what you were expecting? As surprising as it may seem initially, I believe it’s a question that every entrepreneur should ask themselves …

Entrepreneurship

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

Why Lamb Sirloin Roast is the Best Cut You’re Not Cooking

Totally delicious, incredibly tender and simple to prepare, this sirloin roast is a great quick supper.<p>The lamb sirloin roast is the new darling of …

Cooking

Are You Ready To Be A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Enter the world of a lifestyle entrepreneur. The lifestyle entrepreneur has built their business around their ideal lifestyle. Lifestyles may vary, but it is for that person to choose which niche is right for them.<p>Are you ready to be a lifestyle entrepreneur? The benefits of lifestyle …

Entrepreneurship

Meet Fifteen Of The Brightest College Entrepreneurs And Their Innovative Startups

We are hearing a ton of buzz from CES about the latest and greatest innovative products from some of the world’s top companies everything from the world’s first human flying drone, to refrigerators where you can buy groceries from fridge. All of these ideas had to start somewhere and today we are …

College & University

The National Eater 38: Where to Eat in 2016

by , January 13, 2016<p>When I set out last year to compile the first-ever National 38 list, a roundup of the restaurants that shaped and defined American dining, I faced a thrilling — if daunting — task. This year's job was no less ambitious: Just as the 38 lists on Eater's city-specific sites grow …

New Orleans

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

Leadership

Totally Tangy Baked French Fries Recipe

"Southwestern flavors blend with spicy mustard for a zippy alternative to deep-fried fries. Feel free to increase the cayenne, red pepper, and chili …

Seafood

11 Easy Ways to Be More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

What top researchers discovered when they re-ran the numbers on income inequality

SAN FRANCISCO - The world's most famous inequality researchers unveiled a new way of adding up the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else on Tuesday.<p>The findings by economists Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman and Thomas Piketty, which are preliminary, were hotly anticipated ever since …

Economics

17 Ways to Make More Money in 2016

There are concrete ways you can begin to improve your economic outlook starting now.<p>Look at the most popular New Year's resolutions. In addition to spending time with family, living life to the fullest, and getting healthy, people want to stop being broke. It's understandable -- and also one of the …

Intellectual Property

2016 US presidential election: what happens when … and how

It may seem like the campaign has been going on for an age – it has – but election year has only just begun. Here are the key dates for your calendar<p>After a seemingly endless parade of campaign announcements and abandonments, debates and stump speeches – not to forget weekly controversies born from …

Government