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11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

Self-improvement

A 29-year-old explains why he chose to take a $100,000 pay cut to start his own business

He was living the life he says people expect you to live when you're earning six figures, in a nice apartment with top-of-the-line appliances and comforts.<p>But something didn't feel right. "I was making great money, but I realized I was spending way too much on stuff that wasn't improving the …

Entrepreneurship

How to make more money while working less

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive with or without them.<p><i>Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management</i><p>In an episode of my podcast, The Mentee, I spoke with Keefe Duterte, who …

Entrepreneurship

How Two Entrepreneurs Found A Way To Sell Sustainable Luxury In India, For Less

What began as a simple ode to the old-world leisurely lifestyle that India once boasted, two female entrepreneurs have turned into an enterprise that is testament to the power of the country’s e-commerce market, when they decided to dip their toes into the business of selling sustainable …

Sustainability

Start-up culture is corrupting our youth and killing real entrepreneurship

A whole generation is being trained to sell their companies as quickly as possible - rather than doing any actual work to nurture them<p>Imagine the sort of person that runs a start-up. How would you describe them? Probably using words such as "young", "ambitious", "innovative". They probably embody …

Survival skills: Business models for startups and large companies

A world's expert explains the essential elements you need to develop a profitable and successful business. Required reading for every …

Innovation

3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During my decades as a well-compensated network television producer, I paid all my bills on time and spent money on my share of luxuries, including pricey vacations, restaurants, fitness trainers and fancy health clubs. Oh, those were the …

Personal Finance

10 Inspiring Books That Will Motivate Your Vision

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Motivation

6 Things No One Tells You (But Really Should) About Starting a Company

There are two types of people in this world: those who want to know and those who’d rather not know. <b>This post is for the people who want to …

9 Things I Learned from Working In Venture Capital Firm For 6 Months

In January, I participated in the Chicago Booth Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab, where I had the opportunity to work with the great team at</b> …

Venture Capital

Do What You Love And The Money Will Surely Follow, Right? No, Not Right

When I was locked in my unhappy corporate career, I dreamed for years of getting out and doing something I was deeply passionate about that felt meaningful and purposeful. But figuring out how to do that on my own seemed impossible. Trying to identify natural talents that I loved to use and then …

Entrepreneurship

The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common

It's a common phenomenon for those who are setting out without a safety net to build a business, write a book or movie script, or to invent a new product.<p>What entrepreneurial-minded people have most of all — above inspiration, focus, skills, financing, brilliant ideas, etc. — is that they never …

Entrepreneurship

15 of Our Favorite, Kickass Productivity Tips For Busy Entrepreneurs

Everyone has struggled with remaining productive, have you googled productivity tips?!?!<p>Let's just say that we all need help in the productivity department from time to time, but there are so many awesome tips out there sometimes it can be challenging to narrow it all down to the best of the best. …

34 Educational Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

When you’re ready to launch a startup, the name of the game is research. You need to tap every resource you can to learn the ins and outs of …

Small Business

The hidden costs of starting your own business

Whatever your reasons for becoming your own boss, just remember the old saying that it takes money to make money, and that's never been truer than when you're starting your own business. It sounds romantic to think of yourself going from rags to riches, but most businesses need to start off with a …

Small Business

How Can A Small Business Owner Or Entrepreneur Determine If Advice Is Good Advice?

Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters is given advice all the time –and he rejects most of it because it doesn’t pass the test of the 4 lenses that he learned from studying the teachings of W. Edwards Deming.<p>What about you? Are you getting advice that really is reliable and useful, or are you getting …

Small Business

The 4 Resources Millennial Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed

Optimism in entrepreneurship is up among millennials, with 18% starting companies in 2014, up from 14% in 2013 according to a recent global report. Even greater is the number of millennials who now identify themselves as entrepreneurial—a full 70% say they’d reject traditional business to become …

Entrepreneurship