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What It Takes To Build An Innovative Business Model

Apart from having a strong foundation, there are certain traits that an entrepreneur should try to develop, like applying creativity and out-ofthe-box thinking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

The Business of Volunteering Is Business for Millennials

The largest cohort in today's workforce seeks both meaningful employment and employers whose values align with their own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They want to change the world, but they're afraid they may not be able to earn a living. They believe in …

CES 2018: A Story of Innovation

What's really new at CES 2018? This year, CES will be a gathering of professionals from almost every industry. Together they will architect the …

Innovation

Productivity Secrets From Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Wojcicki, And More

From streamlining decision-making to starting work at 4 a.m., this is how the CEOs you admire get so much done.<p>The average CEO works 58 hours a week, putting in 10 to 11 hours per day, plus an extra six hours on the weekend, according to <i>Time</i>. That’s 11 hours more than the average full-time worker. …

10 life-hacking books that will power your way to more creativity

When we think about creative types, our attention often turns to the end result. We focus on how the "creation" changed an industry, disrupted a …

What's on Your Not-to-Do List?

Why eliminating tasks rather than adding more will make you more successful.<p>You can get more done by doing <i>less</i>.<p>So says real estate investor, trainer, and infomercial pioneer Dean Graziosi, a self-taught guru of success and happiness. I spoke to him recently about life, work, and how to eliminate …

10 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming a millionaire requires changing your mindset and implement some changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a millionaire may seem out of your reach, but it's possible with the right attitude and guidance. The fact of the matter is your income can only …

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Eat to lose: The 7 best foods to help you shed pounds

Diets are all about cutting calories, right?<p>Well, maybe not.<p>If you’ve ever tried following a commercial diet, you know counting calories and weighing yourself can derail your goals completely. And while it may seem like restricting your intake of food is the best way to shed pounds, consuming …

Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built

Thirteen years, a thousand employees, $700 million of venture capital, 40 wellness centers. Six million blood tests. Zero revenue. This is how it happened.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite performing more than six million blood tests over the past couple of years, …

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the …

4 Steps to Cultivating an Innovation Mindset in Your Organization

Transforming an organization from innovation-averse to forward-thinking isn't always an easy road to navigate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a marketing consultant, I’m exposed to organizations of all sizes and manners of thinking.<p>Over time, I’ve …

How Mark Zuckerberg's Vision Has Changed Since Facebook Went Public

Based on the contents of an open letter titled 'Building Global Community,' civic engagement is at the top of the CEO's mind.<p>This week, Mark Zuckerberg posted a lengthy open letter on his Facebook page about his vision of the company’s future, in which he explained his intention to build a global …

How 16 Successful Business Leaders Start Their Day (Infographic)

From meditation to kite surfing, learn how these successful entrepreneurs jumpstart their mornings.<p>How you wake up in the morning can dictate how the rest of your day will go. That’s why it’s so important to have a positive and productive morning routine. If you don’t believe that, here’s proof: …

5 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Starbucks and Philz Coffee

These two coffee brands found success by emphasizing customer experience and creating a genuine message.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It wakes us up in the morning. Brings friends together. It's even become its own subculture and a billion-dollar business.<p>I’m talking …

It's OK to Have Questions When Starting a Business

Starting a business can be scary, but don't let the questions and fears stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur, you will probably have many questions when starting a business. You might start with questions such …

Small Business

Here's Why The Shorter The Working Hour, The More Productive You Become

I’ve never believed people are born productive or organized. Being organized and productive is a choice.<p>You choose to keep your stuff organized or …

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Your Work Day

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Productivity is all about efficiency—doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands …

These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change How You Work Forever

According to a recent McKinsey report, today’s workforce spends 61% of their time managing work rather than doing it. That’s insane. We can do better …

Harness The Power Of Preparation For More Focus, Flow And Happiness

Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”<p>In 2017, few of us are worried about how to chop down a tree, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t face challenges. What too many of us overlook is the fact that …

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

10 Ways to Stop Procrastination From Standing in the Way of Your Goals

Use these tips to break through old habits<p>One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goals is you. In the pursuit of success, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get out of your own way. And one of the ways that this can manifest itself is, you guessed it, procrastination.<p>More often than …

5 Big Thinkers on How They Work Smarter

Work smarter, not harder.<p>Getting a handle on your work flow and figuring out how to work smarter can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is achievable. It is doable. Getting more great work done in today's environment takes a mix of innovative tactics and good-old fashioned grit.<p>I recently …

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it …