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8 Types of Insurance You Can't Go Without

Be sure your homeowners policy includes <b>extended dwelling coverage.</b> Extended dwelling coverage adds an extra layer of protection above your policy …

Health Care

Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In</i> Start Your Own Food Truck Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and writer Rich Mintzer explain how you can get started in the mobile food</i> …

The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In</i> Start Your Own Food Truck Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. and writer Rich Mintzer explain how you can get started in the mobile food</i> …

Clever Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Food Business

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In</i> Start Your Own Food Truck Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and writer Rich Mintzer explain how you can get started in the mobile food</i> …

Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business

<i>Editor's note: This article was excerpted from our Food Truck startup guide, available from the Entrepreneur Bookstore.</i><p>Today, a new generation of street-food lovers is lining up at food trucks and food carts like never before. Little do they know that neither food trucks nor food carts are new to …

10 Tips On Getting the Most Out of Business Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings can be time suckers, and if nothing gets accomplished during them, frustration may ensue. Not only does a company waste valuable time and money conducting business meetings that don't produce results but employees will begin to …

Why Your Boss Wants You to Make Friends at Work (Infographic) | Inc.com

Strong office friendships don't just create a more enjoyable work environment. They also pay dividends in the form of higher productivity.<p>Employees with a best friend at work have a higher commitment to quality and are more likely to say they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day, …

Infographics

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork | Inc.com

The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, determine my own success, and avoid answering to a boss. But as a one-man business, I had …

Motivation

Top 5 Sales Mistakes Killing Your Company's Reputation | Inc.com

This example illustrates the number one sales mistake made by sales teams, according to a recent survey conducted by Zogby Analytics. In the study, one third of buyers said that the worst experience with a seller when the buyer had expressed interest to purchase through an online form was getting …

Customer Service

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

Ignore Video and Miss Out on 69 Percent of Mobile Traffic

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, experts have said that video marketing is on the rise, but many companies still haven’t integrated this strategy into their content-marketing mix. Some are convinced it’s not worth the effort, others believe they’ll get lost in …

To Build Your Strongest Team, Don't Hire Your Clones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many developing leaders start out with the goal of making an army of workers and junior leaders who are like the clone armies from the last set of Star War movies – where every soldier looks and acts the same as the leader they were …

3 Things All Health Care Entrepreneurs Need to Know | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs working in health care have likely heard it a hundred times: the industry moves slowly--slow like you wouldn't believe.<p>However, within the past couple of years, investment dollars have been moving quickly--relatively speaking--into digital health startups.<p>"Some are coming in with a …

Digital Health

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Feeling your competition close in on you is stressful, but it also gets your adrenaline pumping. It makes you focus more intently, and ultimately, pushes you to create a better product.<p>“Competition is the greatest thing that can happen in …

10 Traits of the Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

We all have different work methods and ethics. And sometimes our personal and professional traits don't gel with being a small-business owner or entrepreneur. You might have discovered that through some trial and error, but if you really want to be a successful entrepreneur, review the following 10 …

Entrepreneurship

15 Incredible ‘Aha!’ Moments: How Famous Founders and Inventors Got Started (infographic) | Inc.com

How do you come up with new business ideas?<p>If you're like Steve Jobs, Brad Pitt or Brian Chesky, inspiration and those magical "Aha!" moments come from a place everyone can access: everyday life.<p>San Francisco's Funders and Founders took a look at how super successful people have found that one …

Success

The Best (And Worst) Times To Post On Social Media (Infographic)

Different social media sites offer different virtues for your business. Here’s how to optimize each one based on when you post.<p>We get it, managing your business’s social media accounts can be daunting: from tweaking tweet lengths to mastering Facebook tone, to using the right hashtags at the right …

How I Scout Superstar Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Maynard Webb, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Throughout my career, from company man to entrepreneur and investor, the most important aspect of what I do has stayed the same. I realized early on that I’m …

These 28 Quotes Will Inspire You to Lead | Inc.com

Leadership is a learned skill. You can learn how to lead others by examining leaders you admire, by following their examples and listening to their advice. These quotes can help. Study the words and find out more about the leaders who spoke them--and whether they lived up to their own advice. See …

Motivation

7 Solutions for Dealing With Your Most Difficult People | Inc.com

It is essential for leaders--especially entrepreneurs--to know how to deal with difficult people in the workplace.<p>A dissatisfied customer, a gossiping employee, or a know-it-all competitor--disagreeable people are always around somewhere making our own lives tougher. Becoming frustrated, stressed, …

Self-help

5 Creative Ways to Reward Employees and Keep Them Loyal | Inc.com

Customer loyalty is important. So is employee loyalty, for many of the same reasons:<p>Better quality employees or customers add to the value of your business.<br>• Retain either for longer periods of time, and you reduce the need to replace them.<br>• People who feel loyal to you will look out for your interests …

Employee Engagement

2 Post-It Notes to Stick to Your Mirror | Inc.com

A while back, I posted "10 Questions That Make You Successful," which (based on the shares and comments) has helped a lot of people. Since posting that, I've refined those questions into a daily two-minute program that creates lasting happiness and success:<p>Step 1. Set yourself up for success each …

Happiness

Enve Composites Inc. 5000 Company Focuses on the Basics | Inc.com

Sarah Lehman became CEO of a nearly bankrupt carbon fiber bike parts manufacturer in January 2010. The Utah company, then called Edge Composites, had 78 employees, $2.8 million in revenue, high product-development costs, and a trademark dispute in Europe. Faced with a cease-and-desist order, Lehman …

Office Furniture

3 Ways to Build a Happy Staff That Wants to Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most difficult aspects of running a business is building a team that’s on board with your mission, and with each other.<p>Despite the different types of personalities, behavioral styles, personal and business problems people have, …

How to throw away a fortune

Ready to waste money? Here are some surefire strategies.<p><b>Delay saving</b><p>Suppose you work for 40 years, save $250 a month, your investments earn a 5% …

7 things you never knew about billionaires

Slide 1 of 9<p>The number of billionaires in the world has now reached an all-time high, according to a new report from Wealth-X, a research firm …