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The Best Way to Invest $1,000

It's hard to make money in the market when you start out with little money, but there are ways to maximize your chance of success.<p>Let's address a …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

I Was a Shy Entrepreneur: Here's What I Wish I Knew

Hindsight is 20/20, and this entrepreneur shares what would've been helpful to know earlier on in his journey.<p><i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out and to put it in a letter to their younger selves. Logan Chierotti started and sold three</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How To Write Clean Organized Code

If there’s one thing you should get into the habit of when you're learning how to code, it’s writing clean and organized code. If you plan on ever …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Stocks are one of the best ways for individuals to build up wealth. Here are three stocks that could help you do it.<p>Investing in stocks has …

4 Simple Questions to Ask Before Getting Excited About Your New Business Idea

Not all business ideas are good ones. Find out the questions you need to ask yourself to ascertain whether your business idea is brilliant or a bust.<p>You've probably come up with at least one seemingly brilliant business idea in your life but then after some sober thought, decided that it wouldn't …

Small Business

AI and Bitcoin Are Driving the Next Big Hedge Fund Wave

Jeffrey Tarrant is a Wall Street guy. He spent the last thirty years investing in new hedge funds. As the founder and CEO of a firm called Protege …

A tiny startup is quietly trying to become the Tesla of buses

Proterra has quietly been working on all-electric buses since 2004. In 2009, it made its first sale: three buses to Foothill Transit in Southern California.<p>Flash forward to 2017 and the startup has raised over $280 million in venture funding, opened its second manufacturing plant, and sold a total …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

How to Become a Millionaire - It's Not out of Reach for Many Americans

Steps to Become a Millionaire<p>For Many Americans It's Not Out Of Reach<p>Updated March 03, 2018<p>If the headline of this article "How To Become a …

What 108 Millionaires Just Taught Me About Money, Success, And Life

Imagine sitting in a room with 108 millionaires and being able to pick their brains for three days.<p>What would you ask them?<p>What would you hope to learn?<p>This is the exact situation I found myself in last weekend, and the event <i>completely changed my life</i>, as I hope the lessons I learned, and …

Self-improvement

Make Sure Your Startup Name Is Legitimate with Viable

The importance of a short, unique, pertinent startup name cannot be understated. After all, it will be the first thing most potential customers see …

The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017

Conferences attract plenty of people who are doing the same thing, and once you accept that, you'll probably discover that going to events for entrepreneurs is one of the most helpful things you can do for your business.<p>I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, …

Entrepreneurship

This Simple Change Will Make You Happier and More Successful. It May Even Help You Live Longer

Business publications rarely talk about it. But this one thing can make all the difference.<p>You may think you have everything you need to start a successful business or build a successful career: Startup money, industry contacts, a great product, a clear vision of where you want to go, and the drive …

Entrepreneurship

30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life - TODAY.com

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>Closed …

Research

9 last-minute Obama moves to stymie Trump's agenda

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the finish line in view, President Barack Obama is entering a sprint. He's scaled up his executive power moves in a bid to solidify some of his legacy items before Donald Trump takes office. Many of his actions won't be easily reversed. Here's a look at what Obama's done since Election …

How to Afford the Life You Want in 2018

January often signals a shift in perspective. After overindulging and overspending during the holiday season, we enter the New Year wanting to shed …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

This Startup Will Sequence Your DNA, So You Can Contribute To Medical Research

Will the opportunity to contribute to disease-ending medical research convince more people to get their DNA sequenced?<p>The price to sequence the human genome has dropped from $100 million in 2001 to just a few thousand dollars today. It’s now cheap enough that some people are starting to get …

Genetics

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

6 Lies You Must Stop Telling Yourself

We all lie to ourselves about certain things: <i>Tonight I'll turn my phone off at a decent hour. Mom really did love that scarf I gave her. The person</i> …

The 19 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

Since millions of Europeans have opened their homes to strangers on the website, we've teamed up with Airbnb to find out the European cities with the cheapest rates.<p>Looking at cities with at least 200 listings, Airbnb found bargains all over the continent in the likes of Slovakia and Poland, as …

5 Simple Ways to Raise Capital for Your Small Business

Small businesses have the advantage of growing organically, but they still need funding to help them find their way.<p>Small businesses don’t …

It's a Revolutionary Time in Brand Building

Six Factors Accelerating the Growth of Brands in the Digital Revolution<p>Years ago, Kevin Plank, the storied founder of UnderArmour, spoke to us about the minimum amount of time it takes to build a brand. It made sense. Intuitively, building a brand, a company recognizable by a large number of …

Innovation

5 Self-Employment Tax Deductions You Should Know About

There are benefits to being self-employed -- including the ability to make your own hours and to come and go as you please. But there are also a number of <i>tax</i> benefits to being self-employed, and knowing which write-offs to claim on your taxes can help put more money back in your pocket. From common …

Millennial Innovators Are About to Leave Big Cities

Datto, a billion-dollar data backup company, was not founded in Silicon Valley.<p>Austin McChord founded the business out of his parents’ basement in …