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25+ Free and Sought-After jQuery Plugins

You're reading 25+ Free and Sought-After jQuery Plugins, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

Entrepreneurship

How a Real Leader Runs a Company Meeting

If your employees dread your meetings, you're doing something wrong. Here's how to make a meeting useful and productive for everyone.<p>Meetings are the most dreaded part of office life. Too often, they feel aimless and unproductive, and can quickly sap employee morale. But it doesn’t have to be that …

Team Building

“Changed the rules”: How this serial entrepreneur turned a $35 blog into a $7 million business

<i>Alborz Fallah was born to be an entrepreneur. The 30-year-old started making money when he was still in primary school by letting American companies</i> …

A Rare (Learned) Talent That Can Benefit You As An Entrepreneur

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>I can start this edition by saying that I have seen this talent, this special something, in people from all walks of life. Being able to …

Entrepreneurship

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

The Four Best Productivity Tricks I Learned At Google

A two-year tenure at Google gave a team of people the productivity skills to start their own venture.<p>When Google acquired the online photo editor Picnik in 2010, CMO Lisa Conquergood and the rest of the Picnik team went, too. They worked on the site until Google narrowed its focus and closed Picnik …

Time Management

5 Financial Ratios Every Entrepreneur Should Know

You don't truly know how well your company is doing until you delve into specific financial stats that reveal the whole picture.<p>Stories about entrepreneurs always focus on their big ideas, but building a successful business is as much about the details as it is about the central concept. Successful …

Small Business

7 things you didn’t know about JavaScript

<i>A few things I’d like to share about JavaScript.</i><p>The WebAPI<p>JavaScript isn’t the same buggy language it was 10 years ago. One proof of this is the …

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Tourism

99 Killer Online Marketing Tools to Streamline Your Efforts

To say that digital marketers have to be jacks-of-all-trades is a considerable understatement. Marketers don’t often get the recognition they deserve …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

3 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

I have worked with some of Silicon Valley's best entrepreneurs and unfortunately some dismal ones too. Because we are all part of the Software Revolution, the Valley attracts the world's most ambitious and gives everyone a chance to build something great. So what determines if you will build what …

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic)

Self-sufficient, highly educated and willing to forgo a salary (for years) are just a few of the traits of this year's crop of Inc. 500 founders.<p>51% of Inc. 500 CEOs said they chose entrepreneurship because it suits their skills and abilities.<p>Recent research by Gallup and Inc. shows that those …

CEOs