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Starting A Company To Make An Impact? Your Time May Be Spent Elsewhere, Study Says

You’ve just had your business idea and you want to make a change in your community or industry. As an entrepreneur, that’s an invigorating feeling. But what if you knew that your time would be spent elsewhere? Many young entrepreneurs often waste time on tasks outside of their role as a leader, but …

Entrepreneurship

7 Roles Every Startup Founder Must Learn to Play - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

An entrepreneur needs to be a jack of all trades to become an expert of one. Adaptability is essential. You rarely stumble upon a formula that works …

Entrepreneurship

10 must-read biographies of brightest entrepreneurs

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share34<p>+11<p>Shares 61<p>Books are a terrific source of inspiration, a distillation of years of wisdom, a constant friend, a flight of the …

Entrepreneurship

How Design Startup Canva Used Social Proof To Get Valued At $345M

Decision making is a social exercise. This may seem counterintuitive for those that identify with independent rationality, but our brains are hardwired to seek cues and indicators from our environment. We look to the actions of other people as a way of evaluating the most appropriate behavior for …

Marketing

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Time Management

6 Life-Hacking Apps for Digital Nomads - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Digital Nomads rely heavily on technology nowadays. Not only to earn a living, but also to stay organized and productive. The easiest and most …

Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

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

Entrepreneurship

5 Things the Most Successful Entrepreneurs All Have in Common | Inc.com

What do Spanx founder Sara Blakely, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Dell's founder Michael Dell all have in common? Besides running their own powerhouse companies, they were also all winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award--in 2002, 1994, and 1989, respectively.<p>It's an award the …

Entrepreneurship

Chasing China: What the U.S. and China are Doing Differently in Edtech - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Within the past few years, the US educational system has undoubtedly been scrutinized. Technological advancements have changed the overall landscape …

10 Success lessons from Benjamin Franklin – “America's Founding Father” for entrepreneurs

Share67<p>Tweet<p>Share188<p>+18<p>Shares 263<p>Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America (USA). A famous polymath, Franklin …

Motivation

4 factors that will make chatbots more personal in business - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Chatbots are artificially intelligent platforms that interact and communicate with customers on behalf of a business entity. They are making a …

If You're Not Serious About a Business Plan, You're Not Serious About Business - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

The debate around the relevance of business plans is one that continues to divide opinion. Although conventional wisdom suggests a business plan has …

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Israeli Tech Founders - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

I've spent the majority of my adult life working closely with tech startups as an investor and advisor. These companies typically have been led by …

Entrepreneurship

7 Deals That Will Help You Run a Small Business - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Getting your business off the ground and taking it online is filled with technical problems and knowledge gaps that are difficult to bridge when you …

Scrap To Strap: This Startup Is Right Choice For Our Environment - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

It is often said that inspirations lead to great innovations. And this is exactly what happened with Jay Rege and Jothsna when they stumbled upon an …

The One Thing That Will Drive Your Company to Success

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

15 Things Amazingly Productive People Do Differently

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

Time Management

7 Actionable Steps to Craft a Lean Business Model

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having big dreams -- like running your own business or turning your idea into a company that can change the world -- is pretty ambitious. And it's only possible if you build your startup on top of a solid business model.<p>Let’s face the …

Small Business

More Startups Would Be Successful if They Learned How to Do This

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

Entrepreneurship

How This 26-Year-Old Founder Raised $9 Million

<i>This piece originally appeared on brunchwork.</i><p>Hustle. That’s what Liz Wessel, the 26 year-old founder and CEO of WayUp, attributes her rapid success …

Startups

7 Ways to Make Search Results For Your Brand Name Exactly How You Want Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most search-engine optimizers focus on purely organic results, based around keywords related to your brand or industry. For example, if you’re a marketing agency, you probably spend time optimizing for phrases like “online marketing …

SEO

Why New Food Stamp Regulations Are Bad News For Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is facing opposition from Congress regarding new food stamp regulations.<p>The USDA wants retailers that participate …

Regulation

'Shark Tank' Star Lori Greiner's 5 Major Rules for Becoming a Successful Inventor

The prolific inventor and multimillionaire investor shares her secrets to success.<p>I had the opportunity to interview prolific inventor and multimillionaire investor Lori Greiner. You probably know her from the wildly popular ABC show <i>Shark Tank</i>. But what you probably don't know about her is that …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ted Talks For Creatives

It's Important to Stay Motivated as a Creative Staying motivated and on top of the game as a Creative Entrepreneur can take a toll sometimes. That is …

Stock Markets

Interest rate swap 1 | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy

Record $330bn invested in renewable energy

Cape Town - A record $330bn has been invested in renewable energy after the crash of oil and gas prices, according to Michael Liebreich, chairperson …

11 Amazing Lessons for Success From an Entrepreneur Who Hit It Big at 36 | Inc.com

At 21, newly back from working with the poor in Ecuador, Bryan Johnson had already decided to become an entrepreneur and not an employee. His goal was to retire young with enough money to make the world a better place. By 36, he had done just that.<p>In an onstage interview last week with <i>Inc.</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity