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5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Books

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

Self-improvement

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Tim Ferriss

How to Run Your Startup Like Richard Branson

Branson's formula to success is simpler than you may think.<p><i>Kristopher B. Jones is a prominent internet entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, and best-selling author. Kris is the founder and former President and CEO of Pepperjam (sold to eBay), managing partner of KBJ Capital (13 companies), and</i> …

How to build a corporate innovation lab that works

If your company has decided to set up an innovation outpost (see our last post on how to make that decision), how do you actually do it? How do you staff it? What should the team in the outpost be doing day-to-day? In what order?<p>Here’s a step-by-step guide that will answer all of those …

Innovation

Five Business Predictions For 2016

The year ahead may turn out to be the most challenging one for middle-market companies since the 2008 to 2010 recession.<p>The U.S. economy has continued to exhibit remarkable resilience despite the many economic and political challenges that threatened to derail it in 2015: the looming presidential …

Sustainability

Why You Should Quit While You're Ahead

This story appears in the January 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Welcome to the hardest decision you’ll ever make as an entrepreneur. While it’s tempting to stick with a run of financial success for as long as possible, it’s important to understand what you might leave on the table if you …

Entrepreneurship

6 Reasons Why Bigger Is Not Better In Your Startup

Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function will make the solution more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing and less usable to all. Focus is the art of …