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8 New Self-help Books That Actually Help

1<p>If you want to be better with money<p><b>Read:</b> <i>The Index Card</i> by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack<p>A financial journalist and a college professor team up to …

Self-improvement

10 Free Marketing Tools For Small Business

Buying software is easy when you’re a big company – you can make providers fight for your contract. They tailor services to your needs, cut prices …

Infographics

Four Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Read in 2016

With a new year upon us, there is no better time than the present to start actually abiding by that New Year's resolution to start reading more. If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you may feel like you simply don't have time to read for fun, but it is very important that you do what you can to …

How Hubris Messed With Chipotle

Anyone tempted to buy shares of Chipotle, following the stock’s 45% decline from its 2015 all-time high, should take a deep breath.<p>Given all the …

E.coli

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

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

Startups

11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon | Inc.com

Some people quit a job to earn more money elsewhere. Some quit their jobsfor a better opportunity.<p>And some quit a job to start their own business, which to me is the best reason of all. (Keep in mind there are compelling reasons to hang on to your full-time job as long as you can while you get your …

Motivation

4 Startup Truths Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know

The road to success is a long and winding one, but that doesn't mean you won't be grateful for the journey.<p><i>Nina Ojeda is the founder of The Avenue West, a go-to-market and market expansion agency that works at the intersection of design, technology, social impact and lifestyle. With a strong focus</i> …

Entrepreneurship

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …

These 10 marketing truths will flip your brand

Traditionally, companies created brands and then attracted customers, who, if they came in sufficient numbers and remained loyal, sustained the company. But smart companies these days flip that approach, according to bestselling marketing author Marty Neumeier. They create customers, not brands. …

I’m a financial planner, and here are the 11 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

As a financial planner who specializes in working with Gen X and Gen Y clients, I've come to learn a few basic facts about money.<p>I'll share those with you today in hopes that it provides you some insight to what, from a professional standpoint, you can do to be smarter with your money.

Personal Finance

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

How to pay off a huge debt in five years

Whether it’s from a credit card, a mortgage or student loan, most people are burdened with a lot of debt. But it’s possible to pay off a large loan quickly – if you plan ahead.<p>Phil DeGisi finished business school laden with debt — $150,000, to be exact. He's not alone. Many students who borrow to …

Personal Finance

This top-rated class for aspiring web developers is now just $19

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Chris Jagers/FlickrThere has never been a better time to start a career in web development. The industry is growing swiftly and as we …

Programming

The Small Business Guide to Creating a Perfect Logo

Your logo is not just a picture; it's your brand's identity. Used in virtually all marketing materials, from your website and business cards to advertisements and social media, it plays a prominent role not only in people remembering your brand, but how they perceive the value of it.<p>If you want to …

Graphic Design

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Much like riding a bike, the fastest way to learn any language is to learn by doing. Here's 7 ways to learn any language in days.

Language Learning

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Small Business

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

Breathtaking Photos of America from the U.S. Department of Interior's Carefully Curated Instagram

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. From the adorable bear cubs of Delaware's Water Gap National Recreation Area to Maine's Acadia National Park and New Mexico's glistening white sands, it seems that this …

National Parks

5 Things Small Business Owners Need To Do This Second | Inc.com

Running a large company must be annoying, but running a smaller one often makes you miss the trees or the forest depending on the day. You're going up against people that have actual <i>physical humans</i> to take the load off of them. As you probably don't have that level of flexibility or cashflow, you …

Small Business

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Happiness

Understanding Cash Flow Is Critical

The real poverty of typical families is found neither in their low income nor in costly essential expenses but rather in not understanding their own cash flow.<p>Regardless of income level, overspending causes poverty. Saving and budgeting produces wealth.<p>A person may be making millions and live on a …

Retirement

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Early Entrepreneurs Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re starting a business, it is rare that you’ll ever feel sure about your actions. In fact, many times you’ll make a decision feeling absolutely clueless. One of the benefits of entrepreneurship is that while no two companies are …

Entrepreneurship

Easing Into Entrepreneurship: Starting Something on the Side | Inc.com

<i>This is for all the</i> Inc. <b></b><i>readers who are employed by someone else and have at least toyed with the idea of starting a business of their own.</i><p>I can write until the cows come home that becoming an entrepreneur is less scary than you think, if you go about starting a company as the most successful …

Entrepreneurship

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance