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The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Overdue taxes? You could lose your U.S. passport

When you owe the IRS tens of thousands of dollars in past-due taxes, you can expect to owe big penalties and interest.<p>And soon you could even lose your U.S. passport.<p>Lawmakers are in the final stages of negotiation over a bill to provide funding for U.S. highways and transit programs. One provision …

Finance

SleeterCon Shares Small Business and Accounting Info this Week - Small Business Trends

With over 70 sessions and an extensive Expo Hall containing more than 90 exhibitors, SleeterCon is one conference that offers broadly focused …

How To Withdraw Over $100k From Your 401(k) Tax-Free During Retirement

Do you know how your retirement accounts will be taxed at retirement? If not, you might want to get up to speed with the IRS tax code (or work with an advisor who is) otherwise you may be missing out on some significant tax savings. Let’s start with the basics of how different sources of retirement …

Useful Facts That Help To Develop Your Critical Thinking

Many of us are not how we could be. We are generally less. We’ve got great capacity. But the majority of it can be dormant; most is …

Optimal office design is worth the investment

Most executives would agree that successful businesses are the result of great people. What many fail to realize is that great people need the right environments to thrive.<p>Today, some of the most competitive organizations are comprised of diverse talent: abstract creative thinkers, data-driven …

Samsung Goes To War With Apple, Again

Ah, the old rivalry. Samsung Vs Apple, iOS Vs TouchWiz, deluded hipsters (according to Samsung) vs everyone else.<p>Having recently watched the <i>It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia</i> episode: ‘The Gang Reignites The Rivalry’ – inspired – Samsung decided to, well, reignite the old rivalry with some new …

What 14% Unemployment Means for the Class of 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – The Class of 2015 is glad the unemployment rate is lower, but young Americans still don't necessarily like their odds for …

Demographics

7 Funding Options for Accelerating Startup Growth

Here are my 7 Funding Options for Accelerating Startup Growth that I've used to help grow my startup!<p>There are so many ways to fund your startup, and I've tried almost all of them. The major hindrance to starting up a small business is funding. Most entrepreneurs don't realize that there are more …

Startups

This is the Most Important Site For Entrepreneurs Today

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new business is just getting people to know it exists. This site has changed that.<p>If you're an entrepreneur and haven't heard of Product Hunt yet, it's time you get out from behind your desk and take notice of what's happening in the world.<p>I'd argue that …

Product Hunt

Focus on Winning Either Hearts or Minds

We’ve all heard the axiom that to persuade others effectively, we have to win both the hearts and minds of our audience. For people who are naturally persuasive (or overwhelmingly charismatic) this comes naturally. The rest of us have to cultivate the ability to persuade others. All too often …

Management

Effective Lead Generation Through B2B Market Research and Social Automation Tools

The B2B marketplace is heating up. Amazon is even becoming a major player, with its Amazon Business service, formerly known as AmazonSupply. If you have a marketplace for prospective customers, the best way to profit is by effectively targeting your sales approach so you are talking to the right …

8 Processes Define A Business Rather Than A Hobby

As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations. I recognize that entrepreneurs tend to substitute vision and passion for formal processes, but no discipline or process in building something new is a sure way to …

Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

One goal of developing emotional intelligence is to better understand the people around you. This can help you to interact with them more effectively and to understand what they want. It can also help you understand people’s motivations, which even they themselves might have trouble …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Tips for Finding and Hiring a Top Developer

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The savvy entrepreneur knows an A-plus team is the difference between successfully launching a product and staring down the cold, hard barrel of failure. Hiring developers can be one of the most daunting tasks when it comes to …

Employment

Big Data: The Management Revolution

Artwork: Tamar Cohen, Happy Motoring, 2010, silk screen on vintage road map, 26″ x 18″<p><i>“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”</i><p>There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker, and it explains why the recent explosion of digital data is so …

Finding a second career may be easier than you think

Your chances of finding a new career in later life – one that pays you more and brings you more satisfaction – could be better than you think.<p>That’s …

Career Development

6 Marketing Moves Small Businesses Can Borrow From Big Companies

<i>By Robert Sofia</i><p>Established businesses have one obvious advantage over their younger counterparts: Deep pockets.<p>Fortunately, what today’s small business lacks in budget can be made up for with strategy and a few carefully chosen tools. Here are six smart marketing ideas gleaned from my experience …

Small Business

10 Ways to Be the Person People Like to Work With

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Raw talent, education or experience, and competency are no longer enough to thrive in today’s competitive economy. Nor is it enough to have the right product or service at the right time to court a client and land the …

Communication Skills

How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to …

Success

7 Ways For Your Startup To Dominate In Sales

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the greatest entrepreneurs to come out of Australia, <b>Andrew Morello</b>. Andrew has a Tony Robbins, …

To Benefit From Big Data, Resist The Three False Promises

Big data solution providers make big promises. Just plug your data into our solution, they say, and we’ll deliver a stream of insights that allow you to improve marketing productivity, customer experience quality and service operations efficiency. It’s like the initial euphoria of the CRM …

13 Podcasts for Growing Your Business

Podcast pro John Lee Dumas shares his insights on the shows you should be listening to.<p>As podcasts rise in popularity, it's hard to know which ones to spend your precious time with. There are literally hundreds of thousands of business podcasts you can access from your phone at any given moment. I …

Self-improvement

5 Steps You Must Take Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you bored in your job, unchallenged by your work and have an idea for a great new business you just can’t get past your boss’s door? Maybe it’s time to walk out the door and go it alone.<p>Starting your own business can reap …

Entrepreneurship

Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

If you’re a reader of TechCrunch (which, at least right now, you are), then you might be interested to know that about the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM.<p>Each Tuesday at 6pm ET (3pm PT), John Biggs and I go live on Sirius XM Insight 121 for one hour to discuss the latest in tech news and …

Startups

5 Steps to Create and Test Your First Infoproduct for Less Than $20

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t have to spend money to make money. In fact, as an entrepreneur your burn rate should be nice and lean.<p>The magic of a lean startup is praised throughout the entrepreneurial community, but you may feel like it’s more of …

Marketing

7 Expert Tips to Protect Your Online Reputation | SEJ

When someone searches for your personal name, brand, or business online what will they find?<p>What they should find is your website, blog, and main …

What's Your Company's 'Voice'? Here's How to Figure It Out.

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>One of the biggest branding mistakes companies make is not paying enough attention to their tone of voice.<p>“Voice” is one of those concepts that may sound …

Marketing

This nonprofit organization is on a mission toexpand opportunities for women and business and creating more inclusive workplaces. It hosts a wealth of research and an insight blog called Catalyzing. The group has offices on several continents and more than 700 members.

Find the Career Coach Who’s Right for You

When you’re in the midst of a mid-career crisis or professional reinvention, the right career coach can be a lifesaver, helping you identify potential future directions and the path to reach them. But how do you find the right one? As an unregulated industry, anyone can hang a shingle and declare …

Employment