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I'm an entrepreneur who's hired over 50 freelancers — here are the 6 traits I look for

You post a job, then hope the right person applies. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't.<p>After having the process blow up in my face one too many times, I knew I needed a better process for hiring. It was just costing me too much time and money.<p>Thanks to this six-step process I'm about …

Employment

The Global Wealth Report 2016

<b></b>The 2016 Global Wealth Report has been published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

9 successful entrepreneurs share their biggest regrets

And it's not my only one: We've all made decisions (or failed to make decisions) we wish we could take back. Even the most successful entrepreneurs are no different.<p>I asked nine founders about their biggest regrets in business. And I learned a lot from what they shared. I hope you do, too:<p><i>Regret:</i> …

How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies, Part 3

This is Part Three of a four-part series on How To Negotiate with Chinese Companies. Go here for Part One and here for Part Two. In this post I will discuss yet another common technique Chinese companies use to drive foreigners mad during contract negotiation process to get what they want from the …

Chinese Stock Prices May Be Crazy, But The Economy Will Keep On Truckin', Says Top China Watcher

With the Shanghai index down nearly 20 percent from vertiginous heights reached in mid-May, a lot of people are wondering what next – and not a few are suggesting the Chinese economy is headed off a cliff. Pat Choate begs to differ. “The connection between Chinese stocks and the real economy is …

9 tech founders who are the 'Mark Zuckerberg' of their countries — rich, successful, and younger than 35

And when he rang in his 31st birthday this past May, Zuckerberg's shares of Facebook were worth over $9 billion.<p>Zuckerberg is definitely an outlier here, but there are plenty of young entrepreneurs around the world building tech companies and finding their own success.<p>Here are other young tech …

The tech boom could end in 1 of 3 ways

For the tech industry, these are heady times. But economies and industries usually move in cycles. At some point the party has to end.<p>We polled several tech industry insiders and investors to find out the biggest risks that they see out on the horizon.<p>Here's what they said:<p>1. Something happens that …

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Need A College Degree

A university education is more expensive than ever. Here's why you don't need one.<p>So you consider yourself a budding entrepreneur. At some point, you've probably asked yourself the question:<p>Should I get my degree?<p>You've read the success stories. Steve Jobs dropped out of college after six months. …

What the Uber Employee Ruling Means for the Future of Work

The accountability gap between companies and contract workers may be slowly closing.<p>A California Labor Commissioner has ruled that a former Uber driver was an employee of the ride-hailing behemoth, not an independent contractor, citing multiple examples where the company had acted more like an …

Meet the 13 new European 'unicorn' startups that were valued over $1 billion in the last year

It's a marked increase from a year prior, when just 3 new unicorns were created.<p>And in 2013, when the term "unicorn" was first coined, just four unicorns "were born per year in the last decade" <i>worldwide</i>.<p>Of course, there's still a long way to go to catch up with the US — as Quartz notes, Facebook …

Startups

17 Things to Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Quitting your job to become an entrepreneur will be the best and worst decision you make. Here's why.

These 11 Startups Raised The Most Money Before They Had A Product

Want a clue that the current tech market is a bubble? Look at the funding rounds–and not just for the likes of Uber and Airbnb.<p>Instead, focus on the companies that have yet to reveal, let alone sell, a single product. In the last year we’ve seen seen the three largest funding events ever for such …

Venture Capital

The world’s most expensive housing markets have one thing in common: Chinese buyers

It’s pretty striking.<p>Hong Kong, Vancouver and Sydney are some of the world’s most unaffordable housing markets, according to recent analysis by the OECD. They’ve also been attracting significant inflows of capital from Chinese homebuyers. In Vancouver, politicians and locals have been grumbling …

9 habits everyone should master before turning 30

Your 20s are a time of discovery. You figure out who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.<p>The habits you establish during this time tend to stick and become the foundation of your adult life. Establishing positive ones can be the difference between success and failure.<p>We've sorted …

Little-Known Investment Opportunities You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Small-scale investors are not limited to a handful of familiar options. These days, online platforms offer private individuals the chance to step into the same financial arenas as the biggest global financiers. Here are five attractive investing opportunities for you to explore.<p><b>1. Real Estate</b> …

Mobile first: Right for your business?

It is 2015 and the world is going mobile. If your business has not yet accepted this, you may already be falling behind. The Internet has been a driving force for businesses for the past two decades, and will remain an integral part of it, but to ignore mobile is to lose out on a huge piece of the …

Canadian entrepreneurship on the rise but many firms struggle to grow

John Paul Morgan was working as a field support engineer for Doctors Without Borders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2005 when he got to thinking about access to energy: how cheap and abundant electricity could transform lives.<p>The spark was lit. When he returned to Canada, the …

8 Apps Your Startup Needs Right Now | Inc.com

Startups are known for moving quickly--it's what we love about them. But moving too fast without knowing whether everyone is working on the right things can stall your momentum, or even kill it. You can't just wing it.<p>First, read <i>Do More Faster</i> by David Cohen & Brad Feld. It will change your life. …

Productivity