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12 Dark and Sordid Truths That Every New Entrepreneur Will Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do stories of successful entrepreneurs rarely touch upon the dark, sordid and untold rejections that are far more representative of entrepreneurship? Perhaps because stories of misery, depression, anxiety, fear and doubt hardly …

Entrepreneurship

one minute of exercise per day is all you need, say researchers

There are many demands on our time. And even though we know we should do it, it is often very hard to stick to a consistent exercise routine. But not …

What’s your lighthouse goal?

I want you to believe in one crazy fucking dream.<p>When I talk about my goals. I don’t think most people take me seriously. I don’t think they believe …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

Happiness

Improving the Financial Health of Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A 2015 survey of small business owners shows that 76 percent would say that their business is in excellent financial health. Even though three-quarters of businesses could say this, can you? Being an entrepreneur requires a sense of …

Small Business

Learning From Peer Organizations: Nonprofits Must Expand the Definition (Blog)

By Craig ShelleyAttracting transformational philanthropy and leveraging volunteers to scale are just two lessons nonprofits can learn from looking to …

Nonprofits

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Laura Cattano went from working in a restaurant to managing her own business in less than a year and spent "next to nothing" to get started.<p>Her …

7 Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Motivate Millennials

You don't have to reinvent the wheel on good management.<p>It wasn't long ago that the basketball world was resigned to the idea that Stephen Curry would never be any more than a talented shooter whose weaknesses (his small size and oddly turning ankles) would define him. And yet here we are in 2016: …

Where Donald Trump Stands On Small Business Issues

Businessman and presidential hopeful Donald Trump has talked a lot about business over the years but not that much about small business. Yet small …

These 3 components make the difference between a failing startup and mass adoption

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with TiE.</i><p>If there was an entrepreneur formula, its fundamental factors would include a great idea, commitment, a fierce work ethic, and innovative creativity. But to take a startup from an idea to mass adoption, you need something more.<p>“In most cases, …

Entrepreneurship

Redefine Your Goals

After crossing the finish line of a local sprint race last season, I was walking around congratulating fellow racers when one of them asked me about …

Swimming

The Entrepreneurial Benefits of Being Selfless

Businesses often get badmouthed for being selfish and cold. However, if you look at some of today's most successful entrepreneurs - and their businesses - it's clear that this is nothing more than an overly exaggerated cliché. There are plenty of businesses doing the right things - and they often …

The One Word Tom Hanks Says Made Him Successful

The piano scene from <i>Big.</i><p>I was only 10 years old the first time I watched it. In the film, Tom Hanks plays a young boy who makes a wish “to be big,” …

Why Exclusivity Might Be The Best Path For A Startup's Success

For many consumers, exclusivity is often perceived as a bad thing. Restricting access to specific content or to an entire product is a surefire way to generate at least some pushback from outsiders. Having built a product entirely around exclusivity, my company faced all these struggles.<p>But …

5 Ways to Instill Entrepreneurial Values in Your Kids

Parents are always looking for innovative ways to nurture their kids into responsible, successful adults -- and in the age of startups, many of them are taking an entrepreneurial approach.<p>There are many virtues to being an entrepreneur, after all. On a daily basis, you have to utilize creative and …

The Biggest Threat for Startups? Student Loan Debt

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>The Biggest Threat for Startups? Student Loan Debt<p>By Jeff Selingo     Apr 29, 2016<p>Image Credit: Brian A Jackson / …

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.<p>Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent …

James Arthur Ray, Disgraced Self-Help Guru, Still Hopes To 'Enlighten Us'

A new documentary chronicles Ray's comeback efforts.<p>In 2011, James Arthur Ray went to prison wondering what he'd done to deserve it. As he arrived in shackles, inmates familiar with his public downfall hurled expletives and death threats at him. He spent time in solitary confinement and a psych …

Film Festivals

Warren Buffett's Surprising Secret for Success and Happiness

If you think success hinges on a joyless grind at a job that gives you little satisfaction, the Oracle of Omaha has some advice for you.<p>Contrary to what many people think, the key to success is not toiling away at a 9-to-5 job from which you take no pleasure. Take it from Warren Buffett himself: …

14 Hormone-Balancing Drinks + Recipes

Superfood Green Smoothie<p>A super-powerful smoothie, packed with all the good things for a great hormone balance – fibers, saturated fats, essential …

Wellness

4 Steps to Craft a Successful Startup Business Plan

When it comes to entrepreneurship, every startup needs a set of solid plans to execute and succeed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about your …

Entrepreneurs: Investing in your business doesn't cost, in fact, it pays

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story didn’t include one of the parties that contributed to the renovation of the Outback Steakhouse.</i><p>As the Great Recession was coming to a close, Jason Bender and his partners decided that the time was right to bet on their business.<br>As so …

Scientists Create Sperm from Human Skin to Cure Infertility

Around 15% of the world’s couples experience fertility problems and are unable to have children without the donation of sperm or eggs. To help them, …

Life Reimagined

Businesswoman Tricia Lee Talks Bouncing Back From Failure

New and seasoned entrepreneurs will disclose that building a business from the ground up isn’t for the faint of heart.Following the logistics and …

Real Estate

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The Spirituality of Money: Author Q&A with Heather King

Sean Salai, S.J.<i>Heather King</i> <i>is a</i> <i>Catholic writer and ex-lawyer</i> <i>based in Los Angeles. Raised on the coast of New Hampshire, she struggled with</i> …

New Hampshire

3 Signs Your Startup Shouldn't Work With a Marketing Firm in Exchange for Equity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups don’t typically have much money to pay outside marketing firms, but they do have one thing they can offer: a stake in those companies. Over the past 10 years, equity has become a commonly used currency, and it isn’t hard to see …

5 Ways Minimalism Helped Me Build a Profitable Online Business

Right after I got married, I discovered that I couldn't keep the job I had--the job that was going to support my new family.<p>It was the worst thing to happen to us after getting married.<p>After a long and grueling job search, I finally started an online personal development website. And within months, …

Minimalism

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People

What's different about people who have emotional intelligence and those who don't?<p>There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ …