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You Don't Need A Fortune To Start Up A Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At a time where unemployment rates are rising up, oil prices are hitting rock bottom and even the value of gold is plummeting, maybe it’s time to …

Entrepreneurship

Money Isn't What Really Drives Your Business. It's These 3 Things.

Having worked with thousands of small businesses over the past decade, it's become more and more apparent to me that passion, freedom and impact are what really matters when it comes to creating a successful business.<p>The reality of starting a business is that it's really, really difficult to …

I’m in my early 20s, and I’m already rushing through my life

I asked my CEO today, “What can I do to be better?” He responded that it was the fourth time I asked that question in the last month.<p>While he appreciated my efforts to always improve and get better, he told me that I needed to give it time. Whenever I’ve asked him for feedback in the past, he’s …

Silicon Valley

The WordStream Guide to Product Marketing: Making People Want What You Sell

At WordStream, we talk a great deal about how to market your business, but in today’s post, I’ll be talking about how to market your <i>products</i>.Product …

Product Management

How to find your startup’s first customers on social media

Your first customers are your most important ones.<p>They’re there with you from the beginning. They’re the ones that see you at your worst and watch you grow.<p>And that makes them invested. They’ll often become your most loyal and vocal advocates. Because they’ve been there the whole time. Like the …

7 Lies Startup Founders Unknowingly Tell Themselves

Entrepreneurs can convince themselves of some pretty misguided ideas. Here’s how to get past the most common of them.<p>I like to see myself as an honest person–and I am–but I have to admit that I’ve lied to myself many times as a business owner. Startup founders can’t always help it. As long as we …

5 Sucky Things That Happen When You Leave a Big Job to Start Your Own Business–But It’s Still Worth It

We're on the cusp of an entrepreneurial boom. However, there's lots to consider when making the big leap that have nothing to do with money.<p>According to various news reports and studies, the U.S. is on the cusp of an entrepreneurial boom. Where is this coming from? From the very same people who …

Entrepreneurship

9 Reasons To Think Twice Before Starting Your Own Company

Sallie Krawcheck explains why being an entrepreneur has been tougher than working on Wall Street during the last financial crisis.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 business lessons of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I was at a recent Ellevate Network event featuring a pretty prominent …

Yes, it's Okay to Ask for Help When Starting a Business

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

There Are Many Things That Suck About Being an Entrepreneur, But It's Totally Worth It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The startup journey is not all unicorns and schools of greatness. Being a “successful” entrepreneur is probably the hardest goal you’ll strive for in your life.<p>Not so long ago, I left prison with $200 and a fancy pair of Wrangler jeans. …

Entrepreneurship

Five Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>This is probably one of the toughest pieces to write, as it is all about admitting where I went wrong in my startup journey. If you are an …

Entrepreneurship

Goldman Sachs asked 5 entrepreneurs about their 'best mistakes' — here's what they said

The event brings together entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, and Goldman Sachs took the opportunity to talk to a few startup founders and CEOs about their successes and failures.<p>The bank asked the attendees about "the best mistake they ever made on their path to success."<p>They also asked …

Goldman Sachs

Lost Your Keys Again? 8 Tips for Finding Misplaced Objects.

Samuel Johnson wrote, “<b>It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible</b>,” …

This could be why your best employees are leaving

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

How Google handles searches it's never seen before

Most people don’t notice when Google updates its search engine with new algorithms. But in order to help users sift through the billions of sites on the Web (with 822,240 new ones added each day), the company needs to keep improving its capabilities.<p>Bloomberg reports that over the past few months, …