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Are You a REAL Entrepreneur?

Just calling yourself an entrepreneur doesn't mean you actually are one. See if these four traits describe you to find out if the label really fits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can</i> …

lockpicking hacks

In 1978, Tim Jenkin was a man living on borrowed time, and he knew it. A white South African in his late 20s, he had been born into the apartheid …

Saudi Arabia downgraded after budget surplus turns negative

The oil crash is crushing Saudi Arabia's budget.<p>Standard & Poor's downgraded Saudi Arabia's credit rating on Friday.<p>The dramatic plunge in oil prices over the past 18 months has caused a "pronounced negative swing" in Saudi Arabia's financial picture, S&P warned.<p>The oil-rich kingdom has gone from a …

Oil

Pikesville Rye Whiskey enters a market with skyrocketing sales

<b>The bottle:</b> Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey, $49.99<p><b>The back story:</b> Forget the bourbon boom. The real sharp sippers have moved on to rye whiskey, a …

French hackers figure out how to activate Siri without talking

These hackers aren't ventriloquists, but they might have figured out something even cooler.<p>Researchers at the ANSSI, a French governmental agency …

Tech Trends

How One Brand is Disrupting the $63 Billion Makeup Industry

Photographer: Tuvy Lemberg<p>Some say it all started with Warby Parker, the now famous company that first created the direct to consumer online approach for the eyewear industry. Shopping skeptics said people would never buy certain things online because they needed to test the products in person. …

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start Blogging

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think blogging is waste of time. Here’s why you’d be wrong.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur–or an aspiring one–you may think blogging is the last thing you’ve got time for. And you might be right. After all, there’s no immediate business value to be drawn from writing …

20 Smart Ways to Generate More Leads for Your Business

Forget about your product for a second.<p>You can jazz it up, tie it in a pretty little bow and offer it at the best price – <i>But none of this …

Marketing

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Success

7 Toxic People to Avoid When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won't understand why you're working so hard, especially when you're not making much money to start.<p>They also won't …

How Not to Name Your Startup, and What You Can Learn from My Mistake | Inc.com

Just over a year ago our team made a last minute pivot from a prior venture onto a new idea -- an anonymous matchmaking platform for passive job seekers -- those already employed but open to exploring the right opportunities.<p>Almost instantly, it was clear that people loved the name as much as the …

Wall Street

How does it feel to be a ‘grey entrepreneur’?

Pulling into Old Street underground station in London I can with great accuracy predict who will head for the doors of the train. Not that clean-shaven man in the three-piece business suit; nor that Armani-ed woman who’s probably heading for a City skyscraper. No, Old Street (ironically, given the …

Mark Zuckerberg

How A Small Business Improved Results By Showing Clients The Offer At The Right Time

Travis Timmons and his colleagues at Fitness Matters will tell you there is nothing so practical as a good theory. …Theory? …<i>What?</i> … Huh? …Wait!<p>Here is the real world challenge they faced:<p>Travis and his colleagues wanted to be able to explain to clients and to potential clients the full suite of …

Small Business

3 Rules For Starting A Business With A Friend

Seth Sarelson and Jonathan Treiber met on move-in day as freshmen at Cornell University. They lived in the same dormitory and became fast friends. Both were jazz buffs who collected vinyl records, both enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and both even earned degrees in economics. The two often kicked …

Entrepreneurship

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ISPs

How to Use Visual Maps for a Balanced Content Marketing Strategy

Many people prefer to read visually. Yet when it comes to how we display information in our companies, we tend to be stuck on text and …

Marketing

6 Things No One Tells You (But Really Should) About Starting a Company

There are two types of people in this world: those who want to know and those who’d rather not know. <b>This post is for the people who want to …

It is not a typo. OnePlus 2 is called the 2016 Flagship Killer and will offer Android M features today

The OnePlus 2 is one of the most anticipated smart phones for 2015. The original OnePlus One had disrupted the industry, offering high-specs at …

How Can A Small Business Owner Or Entrepreneur Determine If Advice Is Good Advice?

Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters is given advice all the time –and he rejects most of it because it doesn’t pass the test of the 4 lenses that he learned from studying the teachings of W. Edwards Deming.<p>What about you? Are you getting advice that really is reliable and useful, or are you getting …

Entrepreneurship

Best Advice I Ever Got: Put People First | Inc.com

<i>Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO-International, a California- and Beijing-based intellectual property management company that focuses on the exploitation and management of the intangible assets regarding in situ regeneration in applied medical and health promotion systems (human body regenerative</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Back to the basics: 10 expert tips for your startup's website

A website is a startup's opportunity to distinguish itself from its competitors while also promoting its value and offerings to current and potential …

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service these days.<p>But what if you could get something more abstract--a quick hit of creative …

Creativity

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

6 Ridiculous Things You Should Never Do in a Meeting With Investors | Inc.com

If you're an entrepreneur, especially one seeking VC funding, you may not be the sort of restrained, proper person who always follows the rules. That's fine. But some entrepreneurs take individuality a little too far, according to Will Hsu, co-managing partner of the seed-stage VC firm Mucker …

Entrepreneurship

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

15 Differences Between Employees and Entrepreneurs

These 15 key differences between employees and entrepreneurs can help you decide whether entrepreneurship or employment is right for you.

Entrepreneurship

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Things to Know When Making a Web Application in 2015

Over the past year I've been working on building my first serious web application from scratch. The experience has taught me a lot that I didn't know …