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The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

The cofounder of $1.3 billion startup Robinhood explains a 'logical fallacy' in investing

When Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev founded their online brokerage, Robinhood, in 2013, they did so with the intention to give ordinary people a platform with which they could tap into the wealth of Wall Street.<p>Hence the company's name, an homage to the English folk hero who stole from the rich to …

5 Secrets to Keeping Your 9-5 Job While Growing Your Side Hustle

Keep your steady paycheck, build a little side income and after awhile you're making real money.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, settling into a traditional 9-to-5 job means no longer having time to focus on their true passions. For others, …

Small Business

Why You Can't Make a Great Product Unless You Love the Day-to-Day Work

Nobody sees all the work you put into making something great, but that's the most important part.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your audience might like your Instagram photo or Facebook post. You might even inspire them to try to follow in your footsteps. …

Entrepreneurship

Attention All Millennials: You Need This Advice to Be Successful

Three ways young entrepreneurs can earn trust in the workplace and pave the way for your own success.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past few years, I have hired, trained, managed and, in some instances, terminated millennial employees. I have seen …

Entrepreneurship

How to turn an idea into a dream job – by people who have done it

Three entrepreneurs tell how – starting from scratch – they created their successful businesses<p><b>What was your idea?</b><br>When I was in my final year at Brighton, a girlfriend and I decided to cycle across the UK for charity. At first I was worried about city riding. I was doing the final year of a product …

Entrepreneurship

Don’t make these 20 common money mistakes

<b>Nobody’s perfect. But making mistakes when it comes to building credit, paying off debt, investing or saving your money can cost you big …

Personal Finance

5 Secrets to Launching a Great Entrepreneurial Product (While You're Still Employed)

Following these five steps can help you launch a great product while still holding down a day job.<p><i>By Kirill Bensonoff, founder and CEO of Unigma and ComputerSupport.com.</i><p>It's tough to launch a great product. I have successfully launched multiple IT-related products and tech-enabled services, but I …

Product Management

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

Startups

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and it’s possible to overdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is “how do I get a VC to back my startup?” These founders aren’t worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects …

Startups

Startup Vs. Part-Time Job: Two Side Giggers Share How They Make It Work

Unemployment for college grads is at a low 2.5% and starting salaries are at a high $50,000, but sometimes, that’s not enough to make ends meet and have a sense of purpose. Enter the side hustle.<p>Forty-four percent of 25 to 34 year olds have a job outside of their 9-to-5, as compared to just 22% of …

Are You $100,000 Short of Launching Your Business? This Is What You Need to Do

Get ready: These action items will alleviate all of your startup money worries.<p>Whether you're starting a digitally-based business or opening up a storefront retail space, startup costs are commonplace for all entrepreneurs alike. Some can sneak away with a "started in my garage with nothing but my …

Personal Finance

Is Your Startup Dying? This Could Be Your Last Chance for a Comeback

Don't just let your startup die if you don't want to continue to work on it. Here's what you can do and even make money off it.<p>Startups die for many reasons, not just for the lack of product/market fit. You could run out of cash, be terrible at marketing, unable to scale sales, bad at hiring, or …

Startups

How A Failed Sprinkler System Idea Turned Into A Wildly Successful SaaS Company

"Is this a good idea?"<p>As a young, hungry entrepreneur, I love watching interviews and learning from other entrepreneurs who are a bit farther along in the process. Hearing their stories helps remind me that the road is long, obstacles are inevitable, and sometimes the strangest ideas end up being …

Entrepreneurship

"What My Failed Start-up Taught Me"

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>India saw around 350 start-up casualties in 2016 and 2015 and collectively a few billion dollars were flushed out. Some of the entrepreneurs are …

Startups

The Best Entrepreneurial Lessons Don't Cost $10,000

Some masterminds may try to charge you thousands for a single session. Is their knowledge really worth that much?<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I built my business, the question of how much to charge for my services was an unexpected hurdle. I knew I …

Entrepreneurship

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of …

Entrepreneurship

How One Man Made $70,000 Selling Books on the Side of the Road

Workers at the nearby Foot Locker laughed while Jahmal Cole made bank.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This week, Entrepreneur Network partner C1 Revolution features Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, who shares his story of living in Chicago …

Business Strategy

Urban Living: This Indian Startup Is Reinventing The Idea Of Roommates For Millennials

With rents soaring and a lack of decent accommodation, young people in India’s cities are increasingly moving in with roommates. The number of 18- to 35-year olds — students and working professionals — living with roommates has doubled in the past few years.<p>Young people starting out in their …

Athletepreneur: Turning Passion For Hiking Into a Business

Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the Grand Teton National Park, enjoying a weekend unplugged from the world, and the bear from The Revenant …

This Startup Just Raised $14 Million for an Idea Investors Once Called 'Insane' and 'Stupid'

In a world of cloud this and cloud that, Sapho's founders know large companies still love their on-premise software.<p>"The cloud" became a business-world trend when Salesforce launched in 1999, and its popularity has been growing ever since. The ensuing years have seen more and more internal business …

Financial Services

30 Successful Founders Share Their Top Productivity Tips

Gain mastery over your time.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>We all wish we had more hours in the day. We may feel unmoored by not being able to finish everything on our plates, but it’s important to remember that everyone experiences this, even the …

Time Management

From Prototype to Production: 3 Things You Need To Know

Plan not only for launch, but for the life of the product.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that creating new hardware products is hard. From idea, to proof-of-concept, to functional prototype, to public launch, to production and ongoing support, …

Product Management

7 Reasons Startups Fail--and How to Avoid Them

The odds that an unfunded startup will ultimately be worth at least $1 billion are very low. But if you can avoid the most common causes of failure, your odds of success will rise.<p>I estimate that all but one in five million unfunded startups end up being worth at least $1 billion. For every 1,000 …

startups

PlanGrid's Playbook for Startups to Crack Big, Established Industries

As a construction engineer, part of Tracy Young's job was to check over 800 rooms in a hospital to make sure they were being built correctly. This …

From $0 to Millionaire: How 6 Entrepreneurs Went Broke, Then Became Successful

When they hit rock bottom, they turned disaster and persistence into millions.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—have …

Entrepreneurship

Hear from the YouTube star who launched her own beauty startup

Ever curious about the business world, the precocious troupe at <b>Temple University’s</b> <b>Entrepreneurial Student Association</b> (ESA) is organizing an event on …

12 Quotes From Google's Larry Page on Drive, Success, Creativity and Hard Work

To get you inspired, here are some wise words from the Google co-founder.<p>Looking for a little inspiration? Look no further than Google’s Larry Page, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all-time.<p>Now the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Page is the brains behind today’s most-used …

Motivation

10 Steps to Building an App People Will Love

Invaluable advice from a millennial app guru.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This is a guest post by Evan Luthra, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and</i> speaker <i>at conferences and universities around the world. Connect with him on Instagram and Snapchat.</i><p>I …

Entrepreneurship