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Barbara Corcoran to female entrepreneurs: Hike up your skirts

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran has some pretty outrageous advice for female founders in business dealings.<p>"I wear bright colors, yank up my skirt + get attention," she tweeted on Tuesday.<p>She said in the tweet that she finds that being a woman running a business in a man's world is a "huge …

5 Habits Of Creative Entrepreneurs

The fear of not having enough to show for our efforts holds us back from creating anything at all.<p>First things first: There’s really no such thing as un-creative entrepreneurship. Building a company means putting something new into the world and bringing dormant ideas to life. It’s a nonstop …

5 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Needs

As I'm sure you're all aware (aka tired of hearing about it) -- I'm self-employed and loving it. Being my own boss has been both super fulfilling and super stressful, and I'm still learning how to keep it all balanced. Sometimes it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day and I'm …

Tragedy Drove This Entrepreneur To Start Beyond Curious, A Digital Agency That Helps Big Companies Innovate Like Startups

In 2011, three years after suffering a profound personal loss, Nikki Barua, 41, started her Los Angeles digital agency, Beyond Curious. Her 45 staffers help big companies do market research, and then design and build mobile apps and websites aimed at selling new products, from cameras to cars. In …

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You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

17 of the Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

There is something communal about podcasts.<p>In an ever-competitive marketplace, entrepreneurship podcasts (like the ones below) bring individuals together and create a community of people pursuing their dreams.<p>This list of the best podcasts for entrepreneurs is chalk full of people who have walked …

6 Myths About Launching a Successful Online Business

It seems as if everyone wants to start an online business these days. Unfortunately, too many aspiring entrepreneurs expect the process to be easy, hands off, and streamlined. If you hear anyone say that starting an online business is any of these, it’s time to tune out and move on. These people …

The Ugly Reality of Being a Female Entrepreneur

<i>“It’s so nice when a housewife has an idea.”</i><p>That was the first eye-opening comment I heard when I was trying to raise funding for my company. It was …

How I Launched A Successful Startup Without Quitting My Day Job

Successfully moonlighting as an entrepreneur is all about time, money, and motivation.<p>Three months after starting my first job out of college, I began to work on a startup on the side—and I haven’t stopped since. For three years, it was a juggling act: I would keep plugging away at my business …

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The …

Randi Zuckerberg wants to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality

You’ve got the genius business idea. So why is there still a part of you that’s terrified to break free of your reliable 9-to-5?<p>Randi Zuckerberg is …

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who taught that our highest good comes from confining ourselves to social roles. Nor were they placid wise men preaching harmonious coexistence with the natural …

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