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Forget Your Pass-Through: 5 Reasons Why a C Corporation May Be the Best Structure for Your Business

Pass-through entities are the favored structure for small businesses. But thanks to tax reform, that may have changed.<p>Tax reform is here to stay. Most of the recent talk has centered on "pass-through" entities like S corporations and partnerships. These tend to be the preferred entity structures …

Retirement

The 3 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)

The fewer investors, the better.<p><i>What are the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Todd Belveal, Founder and CEO at Washlava, on Quora:</b><p>…

Venture Capital

Pure Storage and Nvidia introduce AIRI, AI-Ready Infrastructure

AIRI combines Pure Storage's FlashBlade and the Nvidia DGX-1, promising about a 4x improvement in data scientist productivity.<p><i>Video: Samsung's new</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Prepare a Balance Sheet

How to Prepare a Balance Sheet<p>The Most Important Financial Statement for Any Business<p>Updated February 14, 2017<p>One of the important elements of …

14 Android Hacks to Make Your Phone a Better Partner

Here are simple tips and tricks to improve your productivity with your smartphone.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times a day, so it's safe to say that our phones feel like an extension of ourselves. If …

Apps

A ‘Good-Faith’ Argument About Socialism Doesn’t Start By Dismissing Its History

Socialism is perhaps the only ideology that Americans are asked to judge solely based on its “successes.” Considering the massive human suffering …

Political Science

People Are Suing Equifax in Small Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Equifax

28 Free IoT Courses You Can Take Right Now

There’s no denying the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the rise. With the market predicted to reach $1.7 trillion by 2020, I would say now is a pretty …

From prevention to mitigation: How to identify, understand and manage IT security risk

Mark Lachniet, manager of information security services at CDW, explains how targeting our worst security nightmares must involve a shift in strategy.

Health Care Technology

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

SEATTLE — Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.<p>The alliance was a sign of just how frustrated American businesses are with the state of the …

Health Care

This Navy SEAL Says Planning More Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time) | Inc.com

As simple as it may initially sound, honoring Nike's "Just Do It" slogan can actually be a bit more of a challenge than we would like.<p>The three-word trademark stands to be a critical element of the famous shoe and apparel company's brand, beckoning all of Nike's consumers to remove all doubt, bite …

Bestsellers

What Successful Digital Transformations Have in Common

Technological innovations have radically transformed the business landscape in many ways over the last two centuries, from the introduction of steam power to the market conquest of radial-ply tires. Research by McKinsey & Company and the McKinsey Global Institute shows that digitization is having …

Innovation

7 Simple Ways To Make Your Startup Look More Professional

It’s never been easier to start a small business. There are valid arguments for just diving in, and not waiting until you have all the details ironed out. But as the adage goes: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. An unprofessional launch could set you back, and you may find …

Small Business

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

Miserable at Work? 10 Steps to Take Before You Quit | Inc.com

Of all the tough choices in life, whether or not to quit a less than inspiring job can be one of the most agonizing. If your finances are tight, any job can seem better than no job at all. On the other hand, it's hard to throw yourself fully into finding something better when your current gig is …

Leadership

Apple Bets the Future of Augmented Reality Will Be on Your Phone

The AR revolution will come not with a bang but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they're immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised<b>.</b><p>Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that's been infecting some Mac computers for years.<p>FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on …

Spying

5 Secrets to Launching a Great Entrepreneurial Product (While You're Still Employed) | Inc.com

<i>By Kirill Bensonoff, founder and CEO of Unigma and ComputerSupport.com.</i><p>It's tough to launch a great product. I have successfully launched multiple IT-related products and tech-enabled services, but I have also made many mistakes along the way. However, I've learned that by sticking to these five …

Product Management

4 ways that AI is enabling today’s IoT revolution

Long past the buzzword stage, both AI & IoT have surged to the forefront of corporate consciousness. But what do the two acronyms have to do with one another practically?<p><i>For a chance to discuss AI and IoT in person, get your IoT Revolution Symposium ticket</i><p>In a presentation tonight hosted by Western …

Internet of Things

The Ultimate Guide to the Renegade Row

Train Your Entire Upper Body With One Exercise<p>How Do You Judge the Value of an Exercise?<p>When you're trying to evaluate the worth of an exercise, ask …

Workouts

Should You Start a Business? 9 Ways to Know You Won't Be Happy Until You Do | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is hard, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair -- along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are entrepreneurs willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They …

Entrepreneurship

The “Internet of Things” is way more vulnerable than you think—and not just to hackers

Not far from San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno is a quaint middle-class residential suburb, yet underground in San Bruno was a gas pipeline controlled by SCADA software that used the Internet as its communications backbone. On Sept. 9, 2010, a short circuit caused the operations room …

IoT Security: Nearly Half Of Businesses Experience Breaches Because Of Internet Of Things

Nearly half of all companies in the United States that use an Internet of Things (IoT) network have been affected by a security breach that has hurt …

Summers: Automation is the middle class' worst enemy

For Americans, it seems like a terrific jobs market, with an astonishingly low,4.3% unemployment rate. Yet a closer look reveals a middle class …

Economics

When Pivoting Becomes a Pitfall

Whatever your problem was, a pivot done badly has big potential for making it worse.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To survive, we entrepreneurs have to be flexible. We have to respond to customer feedback, competitor movement, changing market conditions, new …

Business Strategy

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation