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How One Couple Renovated an Old House on a Tiny Budget

Americans have long had a love affair with the notion of restoring old houses to what they once were. It’s a process that gets romanticized in many a movie (<i>The Notebook</i>, anyone?) and fuels the entire HGTV empire. Watching these portrayals and then trying to do a renovation is kind of like shopping …

6 Health Hacks to Eat Better as an Entrepreneur

We’re all aware that eating healthy is important. But, why doesn’t the ability to enjoy a juicy cheeseburger after clocking in more than 15 hours of …

Nutrition

How to Start a Great Business at Any Age

You dream about it.<p>Starting your own business.<p>On your long commute or when you struggle through another meeting, it's on your mind. Like a little flicker of flame ready to burst into a full-on fire.<p>You know you can find more purpose and meaning in your work. Maybe you even have an idea for your new …

3 Things to Learn From the Ultimate Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got a great idea. It won’t make you a millionaire overnight, but you’ve done your research and there isn’t anyone out there doing it right. You start talking to a few friends, tap all your savings and get a little money …

Entrepreneurship

How to get a cheap airfare, according to a guy who sets the prices for American Airlines

Getting a cheap airline fare has become an art form, with websites that predict spikes in prices to the day, and theories abounding online about when exactly is the perfect time to buy. But all that strategizing masks the simpler truth, just revealed by an airline insider: The cheapest fares are on …

Flying

Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature

Tokyo-based <b></b><b>Naoi Architecture & Design Office</b> created the <b>Hut in Tsujido</b> to seamlessly integrate this family residence with its natural surroundings. …

11 Tips from Chefs for Cooking Perfect Eggs

Eggs are readily available, relatively cheap, and full of healthy protein and amino acids. Although it may seem easy and straightforward to cook …

Are Successful People Gifted or Do They Just Work Hard?

American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. We test our kids to determine if they're gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. We search for prodigies and follow them as celebrities. We search our successful entrepreneurial …

9 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, "everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says self-made millionaire Steve Siebold.<p>Is wealth in the cards …

The Secret All Entrepreneurs Are Hiding

Some of the biggest and best-known tech startups are totally dysfunctional.<p><i>In his acclaimed book Disrupted (Hachette Books, 2016) former Newsweek editor Dan Lyons discusses his experience as an employee at HubSpot, a software marketing company. In the following edited excerpt, he discusses his</i> …

Startups

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Start as Consultants

I've co-authored this article with my friend Sam Ovens of Ovens Enterprises after a conversation we had about how we both got our entrepreneurial start in consulting. We soon realized this was a conversation we should share with other aspiring entrepreneurs who are trying to find an entrance into …

CEOs reveal what it was like to get fired from a high-powered job

One of the most devastating things that can happen to anyone, even an optimist, is to lose one's job. The hit to the paycheck hurts enough but for some people, especially folks in high positions, it's the hit to the ego that hurts the most. People stop talking to you. You become less "relevant." …

From Uber driver to venture capitalist

<i>How did you get into venture capital? And why did you decide on that versus another startup?</i><p>These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, just like my fellow VC colleagues did for me, I thought it might be more impactful …

How to Start a Freelance Business and Keep Your Day Job: 10 Steps

A comprehensive guide to starting a successful side business before you make your startup dream a full-time reality.<p>You want to start a business. You need to start a business. But you're not quite ready to quit your job and take the plunge.<p>Don't feel bad--here's one reason you should feel that …

Small Business

Is Change In The Wind For Women Entrepreneurs Raising Capital?

Sometimes, it seems as if as much as things change for women entrepreneurs, they are standing still. That paradox couldn’t be more true than when discussing high-growth women entrepreneurs and their ability to raise capital. That is the #1 challenge women face when starting and growing their …

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that ever existed.”<p>In other …

Entrepreneurship

Four Nosy Questions You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Ask in Your Job Interview

If you prepare for interviews as thoroughly as I think you do, you’ve probably got a (long) list of questions to ask. But you probably also worry …

A Startup's Guide to Price Matching

From an entrepreneurial point of view, it's important to recognize the significance of pricing strategy when launching a startup or growing a business.<p>Throughout the history of commerce, consumers have always been price sensitive. It's prices that often determine which vendor a customer selects. …

Business Strategy

5 Benefits of Starting a Small Side Business

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

7 Productive Things You Can Do During Your Idle Times

The most productive people aren’t more effective because they have more time during the day, but because they make every minute count.<p>Throughout the …

How This Guy Grew 6 Million Dollar Companies Before Turning 35

Here are David Cummings' 4 controversial moves to making million dollar companies<p>94% of companies never hit $1 million in revenue in a year. Those that cross the million dollar mark are doing something that the others aren't.<p>Building million dollar companies from scratch<p>If anyone knows how to …

Venture Capital

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

10 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Busy People

Making sure you have a great, healthy breakfast every morning is essential to start your day in the right way. The first meal of the day will set you …

9 New Skills That Could Make You More Attractive to Employers

When you get to the bottom of your resume, you don’t want to have to list “word processing” as your only skill. And while you <i>could</i> call yourself a …

Mukesh Bansal: The eternal entrepreneur

After building India's biggest online fashion retail brand, Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal is ready for his next inningsâe”and he has a few surprises …

An Online Tutorial Will Teach You How to Count Cards

In the world of blackjack, a little math goes a long way. Card counting, however much casinos try to prevent it, is a relatively easy way to up your …

How Two Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Took a Side Business from $100k to $3M in Revenue in Three Years

Have you heard of Crossfit? It's a strength and conditioning system that was started in 2000 and has become extremely popular in the fitness …

eCommerce

How to Start an Online Business

The job market is tougher than ever, but starting your own business online has never been easier. Here's how to get a good idea off the ground.<p><b>Alex Andon wasn't thrilled</b> to lose his biotech job in May 2008. But unlike most of the 2.6 million others laid off that year, he knew exactly what to do …

How to Make Your iPad a Second Screen: Video

You can make your iPad a second screen of your home Wi-Fi. Here's how.<p><b>If you own an iPad</b>, you're halfway to having a second screen for your laptop or desktop computer. The other half of the equation is to get a screen extension app, such as MaxiVista (Windows) or Air Display (Mac or Windows). Both …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Ways Startups Can Reduce Their Expenses in 2016

In order to realize profit, generate revenues, and stay efficient, startups need to learn how to manage their expenses.