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The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …

30 Underrated Health Startups to Watch in 2015

Source: Thinkstock<p>Almost everyone has heard of names like Jawbone, FitBit, MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper. But health startups go far beyond the …

Digital Health

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2018]

<i>This article is part of both our</i> <i>Business Startup Guide</i> <i>and our</i> <i>Business Planning Guide</i><i>—curated lists of our articles that will get you up and running</i> …

Small Business

The 8 Happiest Moments for Any Entrepreneur

For some of us, being an entrepreneur is the greatest job on the planet. Here are 8 things that make us incredibly happy.<p>We're entrepreneurs for a reason. First and foremost, because it's the only thing we can imagine ourselves doing. There is really no other option on the planet that could make us …

Presidential Debate

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas. Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas<p>In 2015, one thing is clear, startups …

Adopting The Lean Startup Approach

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most startups fail to take off. The traditional method of starting a business has been to come up with a business plan, get investors to …

EnergySolutions

Meet The Woman Who Combined Neuroscience Tech And Mindfulness

Ariel Garten combined her background as a therapist and fashion designer to make Muse, the brainwave-reading wearable, a success.<p>Ariel Garten has turned a knack for connecting the dots between things that seem to have nothing in common into a successful startup.<p>A burgeoning interest in science led …

Doctor on Demand wants you to skip the ER visit for a video chat on your phone

Nobody plans to get sick, but nabbing a doctor’s appointment on short notice is nearly impossible. Many people end up languishing in the Emergency …

Do you have what it takes to become a startup CEO?

The strange thing is that once you've been a CEO even one time the market will see always see you as a CEO but nobody really wants to give a new-comer chance.<p>Of course you could start your own company. For many people that's the right answer. As I talked about in "Is it Time to Learn or Time to …

Three Strategies Successful Entrepreneurs Use for Business Success

These days many people from all walks of life are getting interested in leaving their jobs and pursuing their business dreams. If you have the will …

12 Signs You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>If you were pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? <i>Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic?</i> Sure, those apply. But <i>insecure</i> and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

A Proven Approach for Thinking Differently

If you are about to try something new--like thinking differently--it helps to have a role model. We have one for you: The world's best entrepreneurs.<p>If you spend even 10 minutes watching the talking heads on cable, or reading the op-eds on Sunday in your favorite paper, you realize those …

Entrepreneurship

How to Get Your First $1 Million in Sales

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Tyler Bosmeny is the co-founder and CEO of Clever, which is a fast growing company in the education space. He recently gave a talk at Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class at Stanford University describing how startups can get their first …

Customers

Save Money by Building a Virtual Team for your Startup

Cash flow is critical as you start up a business. Hiring employees may be expensive: there are payroll and salary costs, yet you also will be concerned with paying staff consistently as you lack confidence in future funds.<p>Cash flow is critical as you start up a business. Hiring employees may be …

Small Business

5 Worst Pieces of Advice That New Entrepreneurs Receive

Entrepreneurial advice is easy to come by, but it's not always sound.<p>Every entrepreneur or hopeful entrepreneur will know that people love to give advice when it comes to opening your own business. Some people have success stories they want to share or failure stories that they feel they need to …

Entrepreneurship

Is Innovation More About People or Process?

What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked a great many people, and he says they tend to be pretty much split on it 50/50.<p>This astonished Catmull. Fresh off eight blockbuster …

Innovation

The secret ingredient in successful innovation

How should would-be entrepreneurs scout for innovation opportunities? The key lies in finding industries with 'friction' and 'information assymetry' …

Inventing “civilization 2.0”

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — …

USC engineering students find success in startup lab

What is the next big idea for a business? The race is on to find it and bring it to the marketplace and USC's Viterbi School of Engineering is …

Want Your Kid to Be Successful? Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Says You Should Do This.

3 min read<p>Back off, helicopter parents. If you want your kid to grow up to be a successful entrepreneur -- or to realize her career dreams at all, whatever they are -- the best thing you can do is “take the pressure off,” <i>Shark Tank</i> star Barbara Corcoran says.<p>“Ignore what they don’t do well,” the …

Entrepreneurship

Busy or Productive: Why Words Matter to Entrepreneurs

During a recent coaching conversation, a client began the appointment with this statement: "I've been busy!" For most entrepreneurs, that generally means we've been running around like a "chicken with our head cut off" (as my Grandma would say) but not getting much accomplished. Yet, when we probed …

How Smart Entrepreneurs Make Innovation Look Easy

Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to come up with all the real innovations, while the majority of business leaders seem stuck in the rut of linear thinking? I have always wondered if innovation required some rare gene mutation, or whether I might be missing a simple …

Innovation

This food currency is helping entrepreneurs get their up and running

Credibles are a food currency helping entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground<p>For entrepreneurs looking to fund their new food businesses, …

entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing These 10 Things, Right Now

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. It's really hard. There isn't a playbook, instructional manual, video or biography that can possibly provide you with enough information to make it easy.<p>While the difficulty is just part of the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Habits of Truly Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The startup question bank: 40 key questions for founders

Making a pitch and telling the ‘startup story’ is an integral part of life for all entrepreneurs. Attracting employees, customers, partners and …

Startups

50 LA tech startups to watch in 2015

Investors significantly increased their bets on LA digital technology companies in 2014, funding over 250 startups and buying up 80. According to our …

Startups

The ROI of Employee Engagement In Hospitals

How does employee engagement drive results for healthcare systems? What is the hard return-on-investment (ROI) of engagement for hospitals?<p>“Without employee engagement, you’re never going to get the kind of ultimate patient experience you’re hoping for.” –Mike Packnett, CEO, Parkview Health<p>Hospital …

Employee Engagement

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

<i>“In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other</i> …