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Savvy Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Waste Time: The One Page Business Plan

Business-Plan<p><i>Often, I hear from entrepreneurs who want to write a business plan and can’t figure out what they need from what they don’t. It can</i> …

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

Italian Food

5 Topics for…Burning Man

Only a few days left until the gates open for Burning Man, a week-long, free-spirited event in the Nevada desert. This year, 70,000 people are expected to frolick on the playa, a harsh white plain where participants endure heat and dust storms for the sake of community, camaraderie, hedonism, art, …

Where the Boom in Women-Led Startups Is Really Coming From | Inc.com

Women are starting companies at a faster rate than men, as they have been for years. But you know who's really rocking it? Women of color.<p>At least that's what preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in its Survey of Business Owners, shows. In 2012, women owned about 9.9 million U.S. …

Women of Color

5 Steps to Take Before Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While some professionals have managed to start work on a side business while maintaining their integrity in a nine-to-five job, such a setup has little potential for long-term success. Whether you’ve come up with a new idea or you’re …

Entrepreneurship

Rod Drury: 10 tips to make it as an entrepreneur

Here at Xero we’re lucky to be led by globe-trotting serial entrepreneur, Rod Drury. Like many entrepreneurs, Rod began his career doing something …

Business Strategy

A handful of dangerous new legal drugs has public health experts worried

Because these drugs are new and have not been rigorously tested, their effects may be erratic and unpredictable.<p>Some forms of these drugs, including flakka, have already been linked with several episodes of violent, dangerous, and even life-threatening behavior.<p>Since these drugs are not monitored, …

Consciousness

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Agriculture

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

Real Estate

Advice From 8 Hectic 'Mompreneurs' About Work and Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past decade, more and more women have been stepping up and joining the female entrepreneur force. Many of which also carry the title of mom, which has created the slang word mompreneur. This describes women who juggle running their …

Entrepreneurship

Once an Unhappy 9-to-5er, This Entrepreneur Found a Happy and Lucrative Solution

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Johnny FD was 27 years old and living in California, earning about $50,000 a year working in business-to-business sales.<p>"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to …

Thailand

Why I Retired as an Entrepreneur When I Was 26 Years Old | Inc.com

When I was 25 years old, my father and I purchased a bar-restaurant. At that age, it was a dream come true. I mean, what twentysomething doesn't want to own a bar?<p>At least, that's what I thought at the time.<p>It turned out to be a total grind and not nearly as fun as I had hoped.<p>I was there first …

Serve the People

Entrepreneurs Should Aim to Improve This One Ability to Gain a Huge Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were asked in September 2005 at the University of Nebraska what superpower they would love to have, Gates answered: "Being able to read super fast -- that'd be nice."<p>Buffett added, amused, "I probably …

Self-improvement

Start Your Own Business With These 10 Tools And Resources

Starting a small business is a challenge, but it can be less challenging when you are using the right tools. Luckily, there are several tools and …

Needed: Naïve People with Stupid Ideas: An interview with Intellecap co-founder and director Vineet Rai

When Intellecap was founded in 2002, few people would have predicted that it would become a social business and investing powerhouse, with over 600 …

East Africa

Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-coma

Android has more than one video-related security hole on its hands at the moment. Trend Micro has found a flaw that uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in apps or websites to crash Android's "mediaserver" service, effectively turning the target device into a paperweight. It'll not only render …

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Says Married Entrepreneurs Must Do This or Risk Divorce

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Busy entrepreneurs: Treat your marriage like a business or it will fail. So what if it’s not the sexiest approach? It’s practical and it works, says <i>Shark Tank</i> star Kevin O’Leary. (They don’t call him “Mr. Wonderful” for nothing, …

Entrepreneurship

Galaxy S6 fails to bring back Samsung's mojo

The Korean company reported its seventh straight profit decline in the second quarter and will cut pricing for the Galaxy S6 to attract more buyers.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S6 was supposed to turn its fortunes around. Instead, the company reported its seventh straight profit decline and will be cutting the …

Profit

Whole Foods sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging

Whole Foods Market Inc. says its sales are hurting from bad publicity over its overcharging of customers in New York City.<p>The grocery chain known for its organic offerings noted that sales growth slowed sharply in the last two weeks of the quarter that ended July 5. That was after New York City …

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain

“One day I woke up and realized I didn’t have a life.”<p>That’s how neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki begins her new book, <i>Healthy Brain</i>, <i>Happy Life</i>. Then, with …

Startups

How I Overcame My Heroin Addiction And Reclaimed My Freedom Through Psychedelic Plants

Here is the story of how I used iboga and ayahuasca to save myself.<p>I can say with complete conviction that ibogaine and ayahuasca saved my life. …

How to teach your kids about money

It's an interesting topic for me to ponder because it's something I'm trying to figure out on my own, as well. I have a 16 month old daughter who's growing up way too fast. I'm constantly worried about dropping the ball by not teaching her the right things or completely messing up as a parent. So …

Kids

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

4 Things Doctors Aren't Telling New Moms (But Should)

Becoming a parent is both an exciting and scary time, especially for first-time moms. While we’d love for every mom to reach her due date feeling as …

Pregnancy

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

Entrepreneurship

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Venture Capital