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How To Know If You Should Accept A Speaking Invitation

The more successful you become the more you’ll be asked to speak at events, but how do you know a good opportunity from a waste of time?<p>There comes a time in your career when people start to recognize you for your expertise. Whether it’s a reputation you’ve carefully crafted over the years or one …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

5 Tips to Chase Your Entrepreneurial Pursuit While Working a Full-Time Job

Real Estate Investor and Co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I heard some pretty terrible advice the other day.<p>The advice came on a business podcast from a successful entrepreneur who had built a company to billion-dollar status. In this …

Entrepreneurship

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Small Business

Success Is Never an Accident. It's a Choice.

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like everyone, I’ve made some pretty dumb decisions in my life. Early in my career I passed on a great job offer to go with a startup that ended up going nowhere. I later went head-to-head with a boss …

Self-improvement
Small Business

This Week's Puzzle Is Impossible. Can You Explain Why?

The solution to this classic puzzle is that it's impossible to solve. But can you explain <i>why</i> it's impossible?<p>Sunday Puzzle #25: Solving The …

Does Getting An MBA Make You A Better Entrepreneur?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Does getting an MBA make someone a better entrepreneur?</i><p><i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp. started and sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora</i><p>The value of an MBA is declining and for most schools, it is negative.<p>In the 1980s, the ROI …

Startups

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do …

Richard Branson

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People

Successful people can manipulate and influence others without their even knowing it.<p><i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Founder of TallSlim Tees, on Quora</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense and all of that. Here are some things I think very few people know and fewer implement.<p><b>1. The worst-to-best …

Self-improvement

10 High Flying Facts About Evel Knievel

People often think of Evel Knievel as a madman because he spent over 25 years performing death defying stunts on the back of a motorcycle, and yet as …

Venture Capital

To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there were some way for you to download decades of my experience in the business world and sort through the individuals who have had great success bringing real products to market, you’d find …

Entrepreneurship

17 Surprising Habits Super Successful People Share (Infographic)

You were probably taught not to do these things. Ignore that bad advice.<p>If you want to be successful in business (and in life), there are a few important rules you need to follow.<p>Never pick a fight.<p>Never purposefully offend anyone.<p>Never make the same mistake twice.<p>Never...<p>Okay, let's just stop …

Self-improvement

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics.<p>If anything, the right keeps gaining and the …