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Serial Entrepreneurs vs. LifeStyle Businesses | Inc.com

Have you ever heard the phrase "lifestyle businesses" in venture capital circles? It has a condescending undertone--those are little companies that might not grow 100 x, so they're not interested in them. The entrepreneurs who hang out in these circles are often referred to and revered as "serial …

Entrepreneurship

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

5 Essentials to Becoming a Millionaire Before You're 30

There are so many people today who think that their twenties are a time where they must struggle financially. However, this doesn’t have to be true. …

The 25 Best Books for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

AmazonThis collection of New Yorker stories by John Brooks became Bill Gates' all-time favorite business book after Warren Buffett recommended it to him in 1991.<p>Gates says of the book:<p>"Business Adventures" is as much about the strengths and weaknesses of leaders in challenging circumstances as it …

Books

8 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money In My Twenties

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10 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 10 Years

Avoid these bad moves.<p>Life is full of financial decisions, some simple, some complex, but all with the potential to make a real impact on your life. …

5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

If you're just beginning to invest in real estate, you'll find that there's a lot to learn. Real estate investing is more complicated than investing in stocks because of the financial, legal, and extensive due diligence requirements involved. That's why it's a good idea to give yourself a solid …

How a woman who went from $12 in her bank account to millionaire status learned to stop sabotaging her success

After a humble childhood, she found herself a single parent with a mere $12 in her bank account at age 27. She needed government assistance to survive.<p>Today, her net worth exceeds $1 million, thanks largely to the success of her company, Motivating the Masses, which offers business coaching and …

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

Amazon reports 20% sales growth: Prime, Prime Video and Prime Music all booming

Amazon released its fourth quarter earnings yesterday and the report painted a very nice picture for the company. Amazon’s Q4, 2015 earnings increased by 22% over the same quarter in 2014 and yearly sales increased by 20% for the calendar year. Amazon Prime enjoyed a 51% growth rate, Prime Video …

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11 Things Divorce Experts Wish You Knew Before You Got Married

These tips could save your relationship — or at least help you bounce back if it's ending.<p>1 Prenups aren't really necessary.<p>In fact, they can cause …

Divorce

10 Things Highly-Successful People Never Do

"No amount of experimentation can prove me right. One experiment can prove me wrong." -- Albert Einstein.<p>There are no surefire ways to become successful. but there are definitely some "success killers," you should avoid at all costs.<p>Use the process of inversion to get what you want. Here's how …

15 small business ideas you can actually make happen

We ask every one of our interviewees to offer up one large or small business idea that we can give away to our awesome readers (yup, you). Here are …

Building a business: Why you should get married to your problem, not your solution

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Study: What Separates Successful Entrepreneurs From Those Who Fail

Many people starting a brand new business wonder if they’ve got the right stuff to succeed. Recent research by Xero, a provider of cloud-based accounting software used widely by the self-employed, suggests that the habits, practices and experiences that pave the way to entrepreneurial staying power …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again

A struggle between factions is taking place, according to a report by The Information, which matches what several sources have told Business Insider.<p>On the one side are top executives who want to grow the company's revenues by landing big enterprise contracts, with all the suit-and-tie salesforce …

10 Tools That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Automate Their Business

Being an entrepreneur is challenging enough without the extra menial day-to-day tasks.<p>The good news is, nowadays entrepreneurs can automate a lot of their responsibilities, giving you more time to dedicate to growing your company. You'll be able to focus on the things that matter most. A number of …

Etsy entrepreneurs share 7 secrets to their success

It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby — making homemade cheese — and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was humble: Earn …

The 5 Biggest Psychological Hurdles of Entrepreneurship

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>As an entrepreneur, you’ll face plenty of logistical hurdles. Quitting your day job, getting …

Here's What to Do if You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel

Or have a giant wedding, or any other majorly expensive goal!<p>We make a ton of small financial decisions every day. Do you buy a $10 salad for lunch or brown-bag it? Should you move out on your own or get a roommate? Your little decisions will be smarter (and stress you out less) if you set some …

10 Reasons Why You're Not Rich

In January 2016, the multi-state Powerball lottery game reached a record high jackpot of $1.5 billion. If you’re reading this article right now, odds …

Personal Finance

The 'Invisible' Truck That You Can See Right Through

If you’ve ever driven behind a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road, you may be familiar with the feelings of frustration and terror when trying to …

The CEO of $2.2 billion pizza chain Papa John's shares his 5 'unexpected ingredients' for startup success

In high school, he worked at a pizza and sub shop in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he first fell in love with making pizza. He got through college by working at a place called Greek's Pizzeria and even considered dropping out of Ball State University to open a franchise, but his …

Top traits of startup founders, according to tech’s most unlikely venture capitalist

In 1992, I was homeless in Silicon Valley.<p>Well, not exactly homeless. I was working in a yogurt shop and had somehow convinced the owner of the shop …

5 Best Entrepreneur Tools to Increase Productivity

Entrepreneurship

Using the Winning Habits of Top Athletes to Fuel Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may not think competitive athletes have anything in common with entrepreneurs, but it turns out the same strategies top athletes use to win are the same strategies used to win in business. Dr. Jason Selk helped the St. Louis Cardinals …

3 Things Every Successful Entrepreneur Knows By Heart

All successful entrepreneurs display imagination, vision and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, though, they know the difference between the three. This is because they go through each of these consecutive stages in order to achieve success. They experience the bliss of imagination, the wonder of …

Entrepreneurship

Google's CEO is 14,400 times richer than you

According to company filings revealed recently, current Google CEO Sundar Pichai received $199 million worth of shares when he took over the role last October. That’s quite the incentive to perform, and reportedly makes him the best paid CEO in the US.<p>Overall, this takes his net wealth to $650 …

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5 Ways to Avoid Money Secrets

Financial infidelity can involve hiding bank accounts or credit card bills from your significant other.<p>When it comes to love and money, the prospects …