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And now, 12 of the best quotes from the Comey hearing

Lordy, seagull, priest — what a day it's been.<p>On Thursday former FBI Director James Comey took the hot seat to testify to the Senate Intelligence …

Donald Trump

When in Rome... https://t.co/QnW7bl4IRg

Lord Young: 'Small business is stronger than ever'

A 1971 report on small firms said the sector was dying - that couldn't be further from the truth<p>It is now four years since the Prime Minister first asked me to report on Small Firms.<p>Up until then there had been only one report, the Bolton Report in 1971, and its conclusions - that the sector was in …

Female entrepreneurs more likely to prize work-life balance, report suggests

More than three times as many Canadian women than men cite work-family balance as their prime motivation to become entrepreneurs. In a recent study …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret Behind Making Your Day Job Work for Your Startup | Inc.com

Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough without combining it with full-time …

Intellectual Property

Sexism and Success for Women Entrepreneurs

<b>Are these the Best of Times or the Worst of Times for women entrepreneurs?</b><p>“Savagely misogynistic” is how a recent cover story about Silicon Valley described the venture capital climate on the West Coast, complete with a cartoon image of a woman whose skirt was being lifted by a phallic cursor gone …

Women Entrepreneurs

Nine low-cost marketing ideas for your small business

On a tight budget to promote your business?<br>Here are some creative, low-cost marketing ideas that won’t break the bank.First, get some basics …

Small Business

6 Bad Entrepreneur Habits to Kick in 2015 | Inc.com

New Year's resolutions change and evolve as the year moves along. As people try to transition away from old habits and replace them with new ones, they need proper expectations. These transitions don't happen overnight. Many experts recommend setting smaller goals as part of a regular pattern in …

Entrepreneurship

How to Solve a Problem In 3 Steps -- Define It, Redefine It, Repeat

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses often follow a define-plan-execute method of problem solving: spend time up front rigorously defining a problem, develop a solution plan, and execute.<p>This sounds simple enough, but businesses large and small inevitably spend …

Agile Development

3 Ways To Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to put you into massive debt or require you to take on investors (which is really just another word for debt!). Yes, there may be venture capital available, but I’m a firm believer in bootstrapping if at all possible.<p>Why? For one thing, I …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Tools for Starting a Business in 2015 | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs, that can mean kicking off their first business, which has become a lot easier than it was even a few years ago thanks to a herd of startups that exist to take care of the worst parts of it. Here're the ones we've found that work.<p><b>Behalf</b><p>If you're running a business with …

Small Business

5 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid | Inc.com

Research on the causes of entrepreneurial failure is often confusing and contradictory, but most investors and successful entrepreneurs agree that five common mistakes are potentially fatal:<p><b>Poor hiring.</b> In young and fragile companies every hire is crucially important, yet also potentially …

Entrepreneurship

Lacking Capital, Talent or Connections? That's Just the Fear Talking.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my colleagues and I launched our business, we were quickly reminded of how easy it is to fail.<p>We were trying to launch a remote-server-admin service, and though our idea originally attracted a lot of attention, working on the project …

Entrepreneurship

4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising technology is a growing industry, full of exciting changes and new opportunities for startups. But with the potential for success comes challenges burgeoning ad-tech companies will need to overcome to make a name for …

Startups

How to Survive Every Entrepreneur's Worst Nightmare

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has had the nightmare: A disaster strikes or an emergency comes up that demands your immediate attention, forcing you to step away from your business for a while. How would your team handle you not being there?<p>When I …

Google Docs

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …

Entrepreneurship

5 Startup Tips No One Bothered To Share With You–Until Now

If you could get advice from a time-traveling entrepreneur from the future, this is what he might say.<p>Starting a business is one of the most exciting career choices you can make. There’s nothing quite like watching something you’ve built from the ground-up grow into a successful organization that …

Business Strategy

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Time Management

Why every company needs a minimum viable product

All businesses strive to create value – they just don't always know where that value lies.<p>A minimum viable product (MVP) is the most basic level at which a product can enter the market. It's an experiment to determine if the execution of an idea has enough marginal utility to make or improve …

Product Management

TDT’s Top 12 Things Successful People Do Differently – By: Dr. Matt Lindsay

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

Self-improvement

8 Women Tell Work-Life Balance to Go to Hell in 2015

I'm sitting across from my girlfriend right now. Makeup? F*ck it: it's a Saturday; her fiancée's out of town and I just don't feel like it. In other words, we've swapped sweats for spandex, and then switched back again... and our hats? Let's get real: They're the best option when one hasn't washed …

Work-life Balance

Ranking of Countries for Work-Life Balance

The United States is a pretty terrible country for work-life balance, according to a report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and …

Work-life Balance

5 Ways to Create a Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and More Successful Business Owner<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated April 06, 2017<p>Small business owners are known to have …

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

There is no such thing as work/life balance. There used to be. At the beginning of my career, I could escape and remain disconnected from the office for whole hours at a time. Today, our personal lives are so intertwined with work that it is hard to separate. Everywhere we go we are tied into work. …

Work-life Balance

The Simple Calendar Strategy to Achieve Work-Life Balance in 2015

For many of us, another new year means another new calendar; however, if you’re like a majority of all U.S. full-time workers, you’ll start several …

Time Management

5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered “always on” jobs, how do people achieve and maintain …

Work-life Balance

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

Entrepreneurship

To Endure as an Entrepreneur Prepare to Exceed Your Pain Threshold

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The first lesson for every entrepreneur is know your rock bottom. Know your threshold for pain.<p>Years ago I was watching the HBO show “The Wire.” In this particular episode, a woman speaking at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting about her …

Entrepreneurship

Five ways to stay focused at work

As the owner and CEO of a successful business, I'm constantly pulled in many directions. Our salespeople need information, a client calls with an issue or I'm due downtown for an industry meeting. To keep on top of it all – and stay sane – I've developed 5 daily habits that help keep me one step …

Small Business