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9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

Why Giving Away Free Content Is a Money-Making Strategy

The online world has forever changed the way we think about - and do - business. Trade secrets, blueprints locked away in a safe, and secret vaults of competitor data have given way to transparency in business, authenticity in social and vulnerability in networking. It stands to reason that the …

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Your Profitability

Brian owned a successful online business with sales of $4 million per year. He was one of the industry leaders in his field and had grown his company from nothing to a niche leader over a ten year period.<p>In the course of our conversation it became clear that Brian was also so close to his business …

How to Create the Perfect Cofounder Agreement with Your Business Partner

You’ve just conceived a brilliant billion dollar startup idea; you’ve defined the perfect value proposition for you company; and you just met the …

6 Leadership Lessons Every Business Owner Must Know (or You'll Undercut Your Team and Lose Your Best Talent) | Inc.com

Most of us who've started our own businesses never had much in the way of formal management training. As a result, we've groped around in the dark, finding our own way to a leadership style that we use in our company.<p>Here are 6 lessons to help you refine your leadership style that will not only …

Easy Team and Project Management with Nutcache — SitePoint

<i>This article was sponsored by Nutcache. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make SitePoint possible.</i><p>Scaling from a sole developer or small team …

Dare to be powerful; transforming business, people and society

<b>By: Leesa Muirhead</b><p>Popular culture would have us believe that some people are born leaders - charismatic, powerful, decisive.<p>The truth is, <i>anyone</i> can become a leader with the right amount of authenticity, and an appreciation of the benefits of failure.<p>Our world needs leaders; those with a strong kind …

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

The Benefits of Connecting With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

<i>By Solomon Thimothy</i><p>The old proverb, "show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are," translates into surrounding yourself with the right people.<p>As a startup founder, surrounding yourself with other like-minded entrepreneurs can have a major impact on your own success and that of your business. …

You don’t need to invest millions to help get an innovative business off the ground

Make an entrepreneur’s day (and possibly her fortune)<p>There are an estimated 150 million businesses currently in the making worldwide, with about 300 …

Venture Capital

My startup failed, and this is what it feels like…

Where it all began…<p>Many startup folk say that failure should be celebrated. “Fail fast, fail early, fail often!” they all chant, trying to put a …

How A 19 Year-Old Founder Turned An Idea Into A $20M/Year Business

Brian Wong on losing his job, networking and building a business by asking questions.<p>It’s 2009.<p>At a dinner party hosted by Kevin Rose, CEO of …

How To Approach The Topic Of Equity Compensation In Your Startup

It’s no secret that part of the allure of working at a startup is the opportunity to build up an equity position in a company with tremendous upside. It’s this ownership mentality that drives startup employees to work harder, longer, and smarter than their corporate counterparts. When everyone is …

Leadership

6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas

It can seem impossible to get the money you need in these conservative times.<p>Financing is always the first big concern for any business leader. Young entrepreneurs have no business background and this is the first time they are trying to start a business. It can seem impossible to get the money you …

When not to quit, according to the founder of an $11 billion startup that took a while to get off the ground

Ben Silbermann is the CEO one of the most valuable private companies in Silicon Valley: Pinterest. But his photo-collection startup wasn't always a rocket ship.<p>In March 2010, four months after launching the company, Pinterest had just a few thousand users. Compare that to Instagram, which had about …

Working for Yourself Is Not Freedom

The myth of the entrepreneurial good life.<p>Talking to some of the founders I’ve met over the past six months, I’ve encountered an overwhelming …

The 3 Best Ways to Grow Your Business Overnight | Inc.com

Growing your company can be tough.<p>A major reason why some entrepreneurs fail isn't their inability to employ the right strategies - it's their distraction from having so many elements of their business to focus on.<p>If a company can focus on just the most important things, their chances of survival …

How to make your mobile gaming marketing campaign burst a success

With 8.5 million daily downloads attributed to the top 200 free U.S. App Store apps, and Google Play seeing twice that many downloads, it’s no wonder that every game developer’s dream is to make it to the top of that list. Unfortunately, the competition is pretty fierce. In 2015 Android recorded …

This Is Warren Buffett's Top Investment Rule

Warren E. Buffett was just 25-years-old in 1956 when his hero, Benjamin Graham, the lauded founder of value investing, decided to retire. While …

Looking for income? These 23 dividend stocks provide it

In this seemingly eternal period of historically low interest rates, stocks have become increasingly popular as income-seeking investors have been …