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8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Strength

Editor’s Note: Wanha from Reddit, shares his advice on what it takes to increase mental toughness.<p>I’ve always been fascinated with mental toughness …

Self-improvement

How To Evaluate The Rate Of Return On Rental Property

Shares 384<p>Being a landlord is a great way to build your wealth and increase your net worth. In fact, Money magazine listed becoming a landlord as one …

Finance

Tips For The Prospective Landlord

Investing in rental real estate looks like a great idea on paper. You just buy a place in a nice area, find tenants and let the cash roll in – right? …

Real Estate

Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

Looking to purchase and profit from a residential rental property? From the first decision to get into the landlord biz to actually buying a …

Want to Successfully Scale Your Startup? Master the Mundane.

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Michael Hershfield, COO at Kitchensurfing, and Ben Sesser, Director of Strategy and Development at Sailthru.</i> …

Eating a Burger or Driving a Car: Which Harms Planet More?

Up to 93 million cows and counting—find out how our reliance on industrial feedlots is affecting the environment.<p>They provide us with beef and milk, the gel coating for pills, soap, ice cream, baseballs, and printing ink. But our dependence on cattle, especially the beef we consume in larger …

The Hidden World of Bootstrapping Only Entrepreneurs Understand | Inc.com

Just like every superhero has an origin story, so does every entrepreneur.<p>But instead of tales of radioactive spiders and escaping from exploding planets, entrepreneurs talk about kitchen "offices," maxed-out credit cards, and realizing Peter is tapped out and can no longer be robbed to pay …

Entrepreneurship

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Entrepreneurship

Spotify, a music streaming service going for broke

Since US pop empress Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from the service, Spotify has regularly trumpeted its self-reported payout (1.8 billion euros) to the music industry over the past seven years.<p>The money has turned music executives from sceptics into believers in a model -- based on free music …

Profit

8 cause-based marketing trends to look for in 2015

2014 seemed like the year of fundraising through storytelling — and we definitely witnessed some killer campaigns.<p>Now that 2015 is in full swing, we …

Business Strategy

James Dyson On Five Things To Know Before You Start Your Business

Entrepreneurship

Why the garage startup is quickly becoming a thing of the past

Traditional tales of teenagers inventing gadgets in basements or undergraduates launching companies in dorm rooms are fading into history. The era of the garage startup is waning, for good reason.<p>First, entrepreneurs are generally a sociable bunch who like interacting while transacting. Gaining …

Startups
College & University

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work …

Entrepreneurship

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Cleaning Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This article was excerpted from our Cleaning Service start-up guide, available from Entrepreneur Bookstore.</i><p>If it can get dirty, chances are someone will be willing to pay you to clean it.<p>And that's why few industries can …

Small Business

India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S.

India is about to start construction on what will be the world’s largest solar plant. As part of a redoubled effort to ramp up renewable energy …

Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When Shannon Lelli realized how much a college degree …

Entrepreneurship

30 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

How To Fall In Love Again With Your Career

There are few things more depressing than being stuck in a job you no longer love. We have a holiday celebrating romantic love, but why not one celebrating career love? Especially considering that many of us spend upwards of 25 percent of our waking hours on the job.<p>Ten years ago I took the leap …

Entrepreneurship

Sell or rent home when relocating?

When homeowners suddenly have to relocate, they face the dilemma of whether to sell their home or keep it as an investment property. The recent …

Value Investments by Their Potential Income, Not Intrinsic Worth

How you think about your investments will determine what you invest in. Rather than investing in something that you think has inherent "value", ask …

Investing

How Young People Can Get Rich Slowly

<i>At least that's the message of William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, who recently published the short ebook "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly."</i><p><i>It clearly resonates. The book, available for free on his website and for 99 cents on</i> …

Retirement

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