Geoffrey Francis

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She Built Her Startup With No Money or Team. How the CEO of Piazza Did It.

Pooja Sankar gave new meaning to the word 'scrappy' as she built her online question-and-answer forum.<p>// Senior Editor<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a</i> …

Women in Tech

How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, :"How can …

Income Tax

Why It's Never Too Late to Start a Business

It takes courage to become an entrepreneur later in life, but it's worth it.<p>1 min read<p>Years into his career and nearing 40, with a stable family life and established career, Steve Lesnik left his job to start a company. Although KemperLesnik faced challenges such as losing a large client early on, …

Thought Leadership

15 Companies Where Half the Employees Make $100,000 or More

Lucky them.<p>Considering a career move and worrying about your wallet? Fret no more. Thanks to a new federal rule, you can now know for sure how much …

Stranger Things

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

The Truth About Men and Sex

Over my career as a sex therapist, I have had the opportunity to sit with thousands of men as they've discussed their sexual feelings, sex lives, and …

Relationships

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

How To: Hack Open Hotel, Airplane & Coffee Shop Wi-Fi with MAC Address Spoofing

After finding and monitoring nearby wireless access points and devices connected to them, hackers can use this information to bypass some types of …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Business Lunch or Dinner Etiquette in China

Nov<p>Doing business in China is all about relationships and therefore you’ll often need to attend a business lunch or dinner with your supplier. Read …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new features or improve on features that already exist within …

Marketing

Yi Home Cameras are just $20 right now on Amazon

There are hundreds of different home security cameras on Amazon and plenty of them are great options. There’s one in particular that we have our eye …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

This Miracle Recipe Will Heal Your Back, Joints and Legs Pain in Just 7 Days!

This recipe is an very old one made by a military doctor. This is a recipe which will keep all your bones functioning without any problems. It works …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

The Massive Personal Branding Mistake I Discovered From Studying 16,000 LinkedIn Profiles | Inc.com

I had no idea I was connected to such virtual greatness over on LinkedIn.<p>Having recently spent a few days sorting through and organizing my 16,753 LinkedIn connections, I discovered I was connected to 115 "Masters," 35 "Gurus," 15 "Ninjas," 5 "Geniuses," 3 "Rock Stars" and even a pair of …

Internet Marketing

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. …

Software

Why Ending Remote Work in the Name of Collaboration Is B.S. | Inc.com

The debate over remote work rages on. At the heart of the issue is collaboration and, by extension, creativity, and innovation.<p>How well can teammates <i>really</i> work together when they're not in the same building? Don't we need that intense level of interaction to spark new ideas? Surely, teams are more …

Remote Working

35 Birthday Wishes for Daughters and Sons - Birthday Messages, Greetings & Quotes for Sons & Daughters

<i>This is an excerpt from the full collections of</i> birthday wishes for son <i>and</i> birthday wishes for daughter<i>.</i><p>Who is more special than our sons and daughters? And what day could be more important than their birthday? Thinking back to the day they were born, when they first entered the world helpless and …

Why You Need to Start an AI Company As Soon As Possible | Inc.com

A report about how much Silicon Valley companies are paying AI engineers caught my eye this morning. For anyone with a doctorate in AI or even a little experience in the field, companies are willing to pay as much as $300,000 per year up to $500,000 per year. The report suggested that folks with …

Bots

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free

According to Javelin Strategy & Research<b>,</b> identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion …

Learn From the Partner Who Got His Startup Client 6 Figures Under 60 Days | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you have a dream of running a company that is both successful and helpful to everyone it impacts. You log the long hours, and you put everything you have inside of you into your business. For some, this process works, but most people don't have the knowhow or the fortitude to …

Marketing Strategy

Introducing Verity Mapper, Turning any Drone into an Accurate Mapping System

Creating reliable, accurate mapping and inspection products from UAVs has it’s challenges with many pain points on the path to efficiently achieving …

Drones

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement