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An Interview With the Legendary Designers Behind the World’s Most Iconic Company Logos

“60 Years of Logos: Chermayeff and Geismar” is a wonderful film by Dress Code for their client AIGA that tells the story of the legendary founders of …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Entrepreneurship

From Andy Warhol to Zao Wou-Ki, Here Are the 100 Most-Searched Artists on artnet

Market<p>Amid the expected names are several that will surprise you.<p>,<p>Who are the most-searched artists on artnet’s Price Database?<p>Every day, thousands …

Warhol’s obscene legacy

The worship of money and celebrity is his legacy and art’s tragedy<p>As everyone who stands up when a lady enters the room knows, the once sacrosanct rules of civility throughout the West have all but disappeared. The deterioration in manners has been accelerated by the coming of the devil’s device, …

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

Silicon Valley finally understands the essential role of design. Products look better than ever, interfaces feel intuitive, and companies are hiring …

Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now

Learn how he used to it focus PayPal, Tesla, and Tesla Energy.<p>Imagine Elon Musk, globally revered as one of the greatest living entrepreneurs, sits down with you. What's the one creative skill he'd suggest you learn to be the best founder you can be? Chances are, it's how to ask the right …

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Investing

The Complete, Actionable Guide to Marketing Personas

I am writing this post to Dan, Mary, Steven, and Rachel—one of whom is likely you.<p>You see, Dan, Mary, Steven, and Rachel are personas, created with a …

Marketing

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the …

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How Melanie Duncan Built Multiple Seven-Figure Businesses

Entrepreneur Network partner Kelsey Humphreys chats with Melanie Duncan about success and her tips for online entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Melanie Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who, along with her business partner and husband, Devin, has been …

Entrepreneurship

4 Simple Steps for Creating a Social Editorial Calendar

There’s no possible way that you can spend every waking moment managing your brand’s social media presence—at least not without suffering from some …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

4 Top Pharmaceutical Stocks for 2018 | Investopedia

Pharmaceutical stocks often reward investors with dividends and growth, but they have risks. Drugs can fail to win the approval of the Food and Drug …

Millionaire to Broke: 8 Tips I've Learned About Managing My Money Better

If you have a $10,000 credit card bill with an 18 percent interest rate, and you make only the minimum payment of 2 percent, it's going to take you 40 years to pay off that credit card.<p>When I was younger, and my career was starting to take off, money management wasn't a priority. Things were going …

How To Rank Number One On Google

Every business and website owner dreams of ranking number one on Google. The reasons are clear: reaching that top spot (or even one of the top three spots) would mean increased traffic to your site, visibility and the potential for sales to catapult your business ahead of the …

Home Improvement

A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content - A Pamela Wilson Series

<i>This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System.</i><p>Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you …

Writing

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Artificial Intelligence Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The other day I sat in a coffee shop across from a student who was studying a complex math problem. The equation took up the entire page, and he sat there staring at it for quite awhile. After I thought about how glad I am to not be in school anymore, I started thinking …

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.<p>One day in June 1906, Pablo Picasso arrived in the ancient Catalan village of Gosol, high in the Pyrenees. A friend had tipped him off about this …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

The 11 Best Books for Product Managers

Being a great product manager is hard.<p>Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product …

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

How to Be Interesting When Everything Has Already Been Said

Knowing how to tell your story makes all the difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who's been writing for any length of time knows the feeling -- that goose bump-filled rush of epiphany as you realize the idea you just had is just out of this world. "No way …

Entrepreneurship

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

8 Success lessons from Carl Icahn – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share11<p>+11<p>Shares 17<p>Carl Icahn is the billionaire owner of Icahn Capital Management. At 80 yeas old, he is worth $17 billion and is one of …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

If You Have An Idea For A Startup It's Time To Stop Tinkering

The bulk of our work at The Value Builder System is helping entrepreneurs with between $1 million and $20 million in annual sales build their value, but occasionally I get asked for feedback from a would-be entrepreneur with a new business idea.<p>These requests usually follow a similar pattern: …