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Corporate career to entrepreneur: How to prep for the leap

<b>By Jackie Zimmerman,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p>After two decades in the workforce, Ohio businesswoman Deborah Wasylko found herself faced with the prospect …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Got a million dollar idea but no way to make it …

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How

Thousands of startups around the world finally have access to the world's most powerful startup accelerator.<p>Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners …

Venture Capital

How To Build A Business That Can Run Without You

Fellow founders, small business owners and entrepreneurs — I have a question for you:<p>Do you work for your business, or does your business work for you?<p>If you aren’t sure, ask yourself this:<p>“If I decided to step away from my business for a day…or a week…or even a month, with little to no …

Tim Ferriss

Terrorist Attacks in Britain: A Short History

The attack that killed seven people on Saturday in London was the third act of terrorism in Britain in the past three months. But the country has long struggled against terrorism and political violence within its borders. Here is a brief history of fatal terrorist attacks in Britain in recent years.<p>…

Why Little Alaska Airlines Has the Happiest Customers in the Sky

It practically goes without saying: American airlines have a public-relations crisis on their hands.<p>Almost every week since a passenger was bloodied …

Employee Engagement

Couple loses 175 pounds together: Their 7 lessons for weight-loss success

After losing 175 pounds together, Brian and Erin LeBlanc are enjoying their shrinking bodies and bulging wallets.<p>She’s still a “carboholic,” while he enjoys ice cream, but the Edmonton, Alberta, couple shed weight by eliminating most fast food, focusing on portion sizes and becoming passionate …

7 best airlines for customer service

In the wake of a terrible month for airlines and their reputations, we're remember brighter moments of great customer service in the air. Want your …

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles with mornings, I wanted to let the late risers out there know …

This New Airline Will Take You To Europe For Only $149

If ever there was a word that could trigger a wave of happiness and hope for all, “vacation” just might be it. Just ask Obama.<p>Though, for most of us, …

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Founder of Soundwise. Host of Founders Nextdoor podcast.<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 …

Entrepreneurship

Sorry But Successful People Don't Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Having an idea is so close to nothing that nobody who has actually done anything cares about your idea.<p>Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas, ideas, ideas.<p>Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers …

Entrepreneurship

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Founder & CEO of QuestFusion<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life | Investopedia

Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. Colonel Sanders of KFC fame apparently wasn’t one of them. Although he had a lifelong skill for cooking, he …

Small Business

How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free Tools

With what is available for free, there has never been a better time to bootstrap a startup.<p>Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever for you to create an efficient …

Marketing

5 Outdated Marketing Strategies (and What to Do Instead)

These strategies may have worked back in the day, but today they just make your company and brand look obsolete.<p>What I found most fascinating about <i>Mad Men</i> were Don Draper's "hot" ad concepts, which, in retrospect, seem nostalgic and laughably retro. In the real world, marketing evolves parallel to …

Marketing

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

Personal Finance

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>CEO of Sourcify<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become a Professional Drone Pilot

Opportunities for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots are now wide-open under the new FAA small UAS (sUAS) Part 107 rule, which legalizes and …

7 Unbelievable Tips That Will Make Your Business A Success | Founder's Guide

So, you’ve had that business idea that you think is going to change your life. But do you really know how to make your business a success? Here are …

Success

Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here.<p><b>Imagine a private, global super</b> <b>court that</b> empowers corporations to bend …

'How could our country lie so completely?': meet the North Korean defectors

They send pamphlets and DVDs in balloons over the barbed-wire border. Can these defectors inspire others to make the same dangerous journey to the South?<p>One day, when he was 25 years old, Park Sang-hak was strolling around a huge square in the North Korean port of Wonsan. It is a drab place, with …

This Tool Kit Contains All You Need For A Two-Acre, Off-The-Grid Farm

Farm from a Box generates solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood.<p>While some social enterprises try to solve the problem of food security with cheaper groceries or redistributing wasted food, one startup is taking a different …

Farming

4 things millionaires do differently

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

Self-improvement

27 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000

"Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" career and life coach Deborah Brown-Volkman said. "People want control over their career, and so creating their own business for under $1,000 gives them the ability to test it out, to see what works and what doesn't."<p><b>Related: 63 Businesses to Start for Under</b> …

Small Business

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Small Business

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

Canary Islands