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GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Startup CEOs All Have These 13 Characteristics in Common | Inc.com

Running a startup is hard.<p>But the ones that do well usually have a great CEO.<p>We went through Quora to find out what the best startup CEOs do to stand out from the rest.<p>They are good at both hiring AND firing.<p>"Whenever you find a really great CEO you find someone who has a knack for hiring. That …

Leadership

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2015

The biggest risk all of you face as you try to make it in the business world is that you buy into the massive hype of the entrepreneurial craze and …

Startups

The 1 Thing the Best CEOs All Do | Inc.com

CEOs are willing to jump in on almost any issue. They may not always be "experts" in the area, but they aren't afraid to speak their mind and jump in.<p>Call it micro-management. Call it over-caring. It doesn't matter, entrepreneurial CEOs will work a level or two below their pay grade.<p>When they hire …

Leadership

12 Habits You Can Immediately Adopt to Create Explosive Growth | Inc.com

January may well be the month of good intentions for leaders everywhere. Whether it is going to the gym more, improving your sleep or perhaps a far fetch goal you have repeatedly stated on December 31 that has always dissipated by the end of January.<p>Instead of following a similar futile pattern for …

Sabbaticals

When All You Want for Christmas Is A Good Venture Capitalist

In the words of Pitbull, “Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money twice.” When you’re shopping for a VC, you might want to take Pitbull at least a little seriously, because he seems to know what he’s talking about. If you think VCs are just a source of money, you’re sorely …

Venture Capital

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 …

Startups

How to Leave a Job Gracefully

“No one knows how classy you are until you quit,” says Dan Smith, the COO of NYC-based executive search firm Raines International. The moment of …

Employment

Theo Osborne's fund wants to turn crowdfunders into venture capitalists

With its new portal, Force Over Mass wants to create a new class of investors and eventually build a secondary market for trading in early-stage companies<p>A fund co-founded by the Chancellor's brother Theo Osborne will launch a new platform in January designed to bridge the "untouched" gap between …

From Surviving to Thriving: 4 Ways to Overcome the Mental Toll of Startup Life | Inc.com

<i>Andrew Thomas is co-founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell, a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer with a video doorbell that lets users answer their door from a smartphone. SkyBell has raised millions in funding to date, was named a 2014 CES Innovations Award</i> …

Mental Health

This is How the Most Successful Leaders Make Tough Decisions

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Self-improvement

The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

E-commerce will rapidly reshape the entire economic model of retail, spelling the end of wholesale, argues Doug Stephens, founder of Retail</b> …

eCommerce

The Best Entrepreneurs Have This One Quality In Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Here's What Ex-Googlers Know (That You Don't) | Inc.com

Google churns out great products, but that's not the only thing the tech company is continually creating. It's also an entrepreneur factory. Ex-Googlers have gone on to found plenty of successful startups. When top VC firm First Round Capital examined its data to determine which founders are most …

Startups

Why America's Future Looks Brighter Than You Think

It’s late September, and the markets are cascading lower. But something else is going on as well. Everywhere I look, whether it’s on TV, online, or on the streets of Manhattan, there’s an underlying mood of discontent.<p>Fast forward to mid-October, I’m attending a small business gathering, and the …

Natural Gas

How To Extract More Than Capital From Your VCs

The relationship between VCs and their portfolio companies has changed significantly over the past five or so years. In many ways it is still the same, in that VCs provide capital, then take a significant equity stake and often a board seat.<p>However, as the funding process has become more …

Venture Capital

One of Silicon Valley's top investors just eviscerated the 'subprime unicorn' boom in tech

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times published late on Friday, Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says that many startups recently valued at $1 billion (£650 million) or above "seem the flimsiest of edifices."<p>When Moritz talks, people sit up and listen. The "Welsh wizard" is one of the …

Venture Capital

Startups are complaining that they're 'only' able to raise $1 million seed rounds

If you're just starting your startup, you don't need a ton of money to do it.<p>That's the advice Y Combinator president Sam Altman gave today in a mini-tweetstorm.<p>Today, founders don't get excited if they can "only" raise a million-dollar seed round of funding, but Altman says that you should be …

Startups

7 Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Kept Their Day Jobs While Starting Their Businesses

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Keeping your day job while starting a business has its advantages. Aside from the steady income and free coffee, reliable full-time work helps you flesh out your résumé and portfolio and extend your professional network. Even …

Small Business

17 Mark Cuban Quotes on What it Takes to Run a Business | Inc.com

Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoofor almost $6 billion.<p>Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for …

Business Strategy

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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Leadership

5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>Startup life conjures images of warm, innovative workspaces, community game areas, catered gourmet lunches, laid-back dress codes and generally positive working atmospheres. Perhaps it's this glamorization of the entrepreneurial lifestyle that draws so many …

Entrepreneurship

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Self-improvement

What every entrepreneur should learn from the slow death of Google+

Tech giant Google (GOOG) quietly announced this week that users would no longer need a Google+ account to log into YouTube and eventually other …

Real Estate

What are unconventional ways to get an entry-level job at a venture capital firm?

<i>Answer by Crystal Huang, VC at GGV Capital, on Quora.</i><p>Speaking as a VC who interviews for our own entry-level roles, I don’t think your current pitch …

Venture Capital

Why I won’t run another startup

Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This is one, a note to my future self: <i>Don’t call your projects ‘startups’.</i> It’s a semantic trick, but a really important one. Here’s …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs

Founder and CEO of The Kini Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published July 14, 2015.</i><p>Habits form our lives. They provide a framework on which we build professional success and personal happiness. As a society, we’re fascinated with the habits …

Entrepreneurship