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5 Best Online Businesses to Start in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Internet is making it easier for people who didn’t think it was possible to open their own business with the distinct possibility of doing so. In …

Small Business

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

7 secrets of entrepreneurs who turned side gigs into baller full-time jobs

Matthew Cummings' glass company went viral at an awkward time: while he was in the middle of managing a pop-up shop at a brewery event. "Etsy’s app …

Entrepreneurship

Answer These 7 Questions Before Starting Your Side Business

Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you sure you can build a successful side business? It's smart to start thinking along these lines while …

Entrepreneurship

The Age of Modern Warfare

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>Historians love anniversaries, and this year we’re having a lot of them. In an earlier column I looked back exactly 100 years to April 1917, when Lenin made his famous journey from Zurich to Petrograd. This laid the foundation for a distinctive …

History

20 Simple And Creative Ways to Earn Money

We could all use some extra cash. Whether it’s to pay off your debts faster, save up for a vacation, or buy yourself that new gadget you’ve been …

Be proactive and avoid startup failure

Founders and investors agree on one point: a high percentage of startups fail. How can they turn this around and address this problem?<p>Assembling a …

Startups
Entrepreneurship

Want to Come Up With Brilliant Ideas? Do This 1 Thing First | Inc.com

There's no single magic formula for generating brilliant ideas. But there is a magic formula for increasing the odds it will happen. And the key is building a culture that stimulates people's intrinsic motivation in the work they're doing. Without intrinsic motivation, and a culture that supports …

Creativity
Startups

How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Trash Into Profit (Literally)

Embracing the circular economy can bring business success and appeal to customers -- and maybe even save the world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago, I spent days with my toes in the Pacific Ocean watching whales breach with their babies beside them. I …

Sustainability

The Fundamentals to Building a Successful eCommerce Business From Scratch

Building a successful eCommerce business is like running a marathon. You have to start preparing beforehand so that you don’t run out of fuel mid way.<p>…

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

101 Ways to Make an Extra $500 a Month While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

Whether you want to pay off your credit card debt or save money for your dream vacation, we could all use a little extra cash.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Whether you want to pay off your credit card debt or save money for your dream vacation, we could all use a little extra cash. Of …

Personal Finance
Marketing

3 Things To Do Before Starting Your First Ecommerce Business | Inc.com

There's no shortage of information available on how to start an online business.<p>A quick Google search reveals millions of articles, videos and books on the topic. Things get even more detailed when it comes to ecommerce businesses. Conversion rate this, SEO that, taxes here, order fulfillment …

eCommerce

Epic: Get Rich Slow: Start Now, Start Small to Achieve Real Wealth

Many investors hate the idea of getting rich slowly in the stock market. I know this to be true because it happened to me when I just started out …

11 mental habits to give up if you want to succeed

When we aim to become happy and have a successful outlook, we often focus on getting to the next station in life.<p>Happiness is seemingly always "someday" in the near-distant future — like once we finally land that promotion or find the right partner.<p>I'm a huge proponent of setting new aspirational …

Self-improvement

The One Habit of Self-Made Millionaires

Master the trait that separates the millionaires from the middle class.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more time Lewis Schiff spent speaking about the seven behaviors of highly successful entrepreneurs from his book <i>Business Brilliant</i>, the more he became struck with …

Self-improvement

Building a startup? Build an audience, first.

A few days ago I received an email from someone asking for advice on how to find a technical co-founder for his startup idea. My feedback:<p><b>Build an</b> …

Product Hunt

3 Reasons You Should Consider Starting Your Own Business

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

Entrepreneurship

The Success Is In The Details When Starting Your Own Business

There are plenty of entrepreneurs that will tell you that the success is in the details when trying to make a business profitable. For working …

Small Business

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that information might be …

eCommerce

The Secret to Starting a Business Is Managing the Changes

Going in a new direction requires adjustments. The key is doing what needs to be done at your pace.<p>But things can get hard. We face challenges that run the risk of derailing us. I've certainly experienced that in my own business, especially considering that my entire marketing structure is based on …

Entrepreneurship

Three Ways To Attract Success Into Your Life With Little Effort

Throughout the centuries, thought leaders have alluded to the possibility that success, just like any other thing, can be attracted into one’s life simply by thinking and doing. In her timeless 1940 novel, <i>The Secret Door to Success</i>, new thought author and metaphysical writer Florence Scovel Shinn …

Motivation

Why 2017 Is The Year To Make The Entrepreneurial Leap

There has never been a better time to start a business than now.<p>The abundance of tools and resources available for entrepreneurs has skyrocketed in …

This Entrepreneur Teaches Millennials How to Quit Their Jobs and Start Their Lives

Daniel DiPiazza's new book is a commonsense approach to the business of having a great life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that starting a business has become trendy. Everybody on social media seems to be talking about …

Entrepreneurship

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Entrepreneurship