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Why 2016 Will Be a Great Year to Start a Business

Has starting a small business and becoming an entrepreneur long been on your bucket list? It may be time to upgrade that goal to “New Year’s …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

VMware scoops up hot email startup Boxer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Boxer via Twitter<p>While VMware parent company EMC has generated plenty of attention with its massive $67 <b>b</b>illion merger …

Vmware

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

<i>Certain daily habits can add up over time to help your business grow.</i><p>Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively over the course of months …

What No One Tells You About Seeking A Mentor for Your Startup

Co-founder and CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I launched my first startup while I was still in college, 16 years back. It shut up shop soon after.<p>I launched my second venture in 2004 and my third, in 2007. Both also shut down within one year of launch.<p>I could blame …

Entrepreneurship

The Shark Tank Guide to Surviving the Treacherous Waters of Entrepreneurship

For starters, consider the slim odds of landing a spot on the Emmy-winning ABC show. Last year, 45,000 entrepreneurs applied for an audience with …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

You May Be A Potential Entrepreneur If You Have These 15 Habits

Ever thought about whether you had it in you to be an entrepreneur? If you have most of these 15 habits, you probably are.

Entrepreneurship

10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

Small Business

The head of Silicon Valley's most intense startup factory shares how founders can double their chance of success

A lot of founders get so caught up in the startup lifestyle that they forget to build their product. It's a lesson that applies to all startups, Y Combinator or otherwise.<p>During the three months of the Y Combinator program, Altman writes, the companies grow nicely. Y Combinator has fostered …

YCombinator

3 Signs You're Better Off Abandoning Your Idea

President and CEO of the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, Pa<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Choosing entrepreneurship takes courage, guts and conviction. But, even the most successful entrepreneurs can hit a point when their conviction gets in the way. …

Entrepreneurship

4 research-backed signs you're meant to be an entrepreneur

So what are the qualities of individuals whose entrepreneurial ambitions survive the transition to adulthood?<p>To find out, researchers at Tufts and Stanford universities spent three years studying more than 5,000 college-age students to pinpoint the traits and behaviors of aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Entrepreneurship

3 Product Principles Our Startup Learned From Material Design

This morning I’m pleased to announce the release of our Material Design Android app. I’m even more excited to announce that Dashlane is now featured …

5 Tips for Keeping Your Day Job While Launching Your Own Business

In an ideal world, you have at least a year’s salary saved up and you can quit your day job in order to focus 100 percent on your entrepreneurial venture. Unfortunately, that’s just not feasible for many entrepreneurs who end up being successful.<p>Maybe you have a family to take care of, massive …

4 Business Tips for App Startups

We live in an age where those with entrepreneurial minds are enabled and empowered to put everything on the line to create a vision. This is no easy …

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

At age 15 I started a clothing company with a friend's scanner and sold T-shirts to my peers at school. I parlayed that money and started a mobile detailing business.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember.<p>I've had service-based businesses and product-based businesses. I've built …

5 Time Management Tips For Lazy Entrepreneurs

Admit it, building a business is tough.<p>You have a million different things to do, and you must prioritize from a list as long as the Nile.<p>It drives …

Hey, entrepreneurs: Get a job

Most young entrepreneurs today want to bypass the whole employment thing and go straight to being the boss. Like their heroes — Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, et al — they imagine they can change the world without any on-the-job training.<p>The reality, of course, is that 99.99 percent of …

Silicon Valley

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

Entrepreneurship

The Six Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Anyone Ever Gave Me

When you are starting your own business, there is no shortage of advice and opinions flowing your way. Mention that you’re striking out on your own, and everyone — from your brother-in-law to the person sitting next to you on the plane — has some kind of input or anecdote on how to run your …

Forget MVP, Startups Need To Create Minimum 'Lovable' Products

<i>Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer at Liberio. This article first appeared on Heyimcat.com</i><p>I knew there was an increasing problem with the culture in the design/startup community when individuals started introducing their products by talking about how quickly they’ve built them, rather than how …

Product Management