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Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing 'Entrepreneurship'?

We talk a lot about how innovations happened, but rarely discuss how you actually produce one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out …

Become a Master of Negotiation With These 4 Powerful Tricks | Inc.com

Negotiation in daily life and business is a competitive game. In order to win, you need to have the right actions and strategies. If you don't, you could end up losing deals, customers, and profits. Use the powerful and sneaky tricks outlined below to make more lucrative deals for your business and …

Self-help

When And How You Should Ask For A Raise: The Dos And Don'ts

It can be the most daunting of all discussions, even if you have a great relationship with your boss. For some reason, you don’t have a problem standing your ground when it comes to your opinions about a project. You don’t have a problem setting boundaries. But, when it comes to asking for a raise, …

Employment

How To Win An Argument (By Those Who Argue For A Living)

In this 24/7 world of juggling work, life and relationships, losing our cool once in a while has become standard. Here, Lizzie Pook reveals how 
to …

What happened inside the shooter's suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel

<b>(CNN) —</b> When retiree Stephen Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last Thursday, nothing appeared unusual.<p>Paddock had booked room 32135, described by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as one large suite with uninterrupted …

Las Vegas

GoFundMe for Las Vegas victims passes $8 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> A GoFundMe account raising funds for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas had collected nearly $8.4 million as of early Wednesday morning.<p>The GoFundMe page was created by Steve Sisolak, the Clark County Commission chair from Las Vegas, who started the fund-raiser off with a …

Las Vegas

From Bartender to Inventor: How to Turn Your Day Job Into Passive Income

Ever question why bartenders pour beer into pitchers at an angle when they don't have to? Inventor David Fedewa made money off that one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Late one night in 2010, at a drinking hole in his Michigan hometown, Lansing, David Fedewa remembers, …

3 Phrases You Should Never Say When Compromising | Inc.com

Have you heard that reaching a compromise just means that everybody's unhappy? In some cases, that's true. In fact, many conflict resolution experts claim that compromise should be the very last resort.<p>But, let's face it -- in the office, sometimes you just need to meet in the middle. If you're …

Self-help

5 Tips on Negotiating for Anything You Want

A few smart moves exponentially increase your chances of success, regardless of who it involves convincing.<p>Negotiation isn't just about making a better sale or hammering out the best terms of a deal. People skilled in arguing for what they want can achieve higher levels of success in all realms of …

How to See Through These 3 Hardball Negotiation Tactics

In my new book Negotiating the Impossible, I offer numerous principles and tactics for negotiating effectively when things get ugly — especially when you don’t have sufficient “money or muscle” to use as leverage. This could be a deadlocked deal, an escalating conflict, or any situation where there …

13 Negotiating Techniques That Never Fail

Here are negotiation techniques that have led to several multimillion-dollar deals.<p>You're sitting in a conference staring at the face of the other party. You want one thing. They want something entirely different. And as you're both on the verge of flipping over the table, it occurs to you that …

5 Infallible Tips on Negotiating for Anything You Want | Inc.com

You may not think of yourself as a negotiator, but in truth reaching agreements with people is a skill that can translate into having peaceful relationships and getting the things in life that you really want and need. Whether professionally or personally, it's a skill everyone should master. …

RPGs

9 Steve Case Quotes to Help Launch Every Entrepreneur's Career

Check out these insights from the former CEO and co-founder of AOL.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Former CEO and the co-founder of the disruptive America Online, Steve Case’s contributions to the tech world are expansive. And even since his departure from AOL in 2003, …

Want to Create Products That Customers Really Need? Start By Solving Your Own Problems First | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs naturally take different paths. Some nurture an idea for years before they start a small business. Others spot an opportunity and seize it instantly.<p>And some stumble into a profession, over time become obsessed with the idea that technology should be easier to use... and help build a …

Business Strategy

3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Motivation to Accomplish Anything, According to Science | Inc.com

Many of us struggle with motivation. Whether it's a personal or business failure, it's hard to bounce back from tough obstacles that zapped our mental and physical well-being.<p>Generating motivation comes easy to some and to others such as myself, it often times feels as if I'm on a wild goose chase. …

Motivation

Six Fundamental Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Walt Disney

His success is all the more amazing when you learn how many times Walt Disney failed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows Walt Disney. Almost everyone has been to a Disney park somewhere, seen a Disney movie (live action or a cartoon) or knows some Disney …

Achieving Success Can Be Boiled Down To These 5 Basic Things | Inc.com

A lot of people ask me how to achieve success. Not because I'm so successful but because I talk to a lot of people who are extremely successful.<p>While it's true there are a thousand different ways to achieve success, there are really 5 basic things you need to produce winning results.<p><b>1. You need to</b> …

Motivation

15 Businesses You Can Start for $10,000 or Less

Review these best business ideas for entrepreneurs on a budget.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Starting a business can be intimidating. Finding the right idea, dealing with the financials and getting it up and running successfully add up to more than a standard full-time gig. Simply …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say | Inc.com

There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the competition--because what ends up happening …

Customer Service

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

17 Note-Taking Tips That'll Make Everyone In Class Want To Copy You

Yes, this means you have to go to class.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Productivity

This Is the Single Best Cure for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About

In the frenzied, never-ending search for more sleep, you can’t say people aren’t getting creative. There are beanie-like sleep caps that claim to bring down brain activity, magnetized pillows to align the biological clock, and body creams that “rub out” insomnia, such as the pale purple Sleepy …

The Brain

He Went From Dead Broke to Millionaire Because He Just Wouldn't Stop Trying

The negotiating and business secrets of Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery's 'Fast N' Loud' and 'Garage Rehab.'<p>What’s tattooed, goateed and can be seen in more than 200 countries? Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Discovery’s <i>Fast N’ Loud.</i><p>Now in its fifth season, <i>Fast N’ Loud</i> …

As Stephen King's 'It' Breaks Box Office Records, Here's How the Author Stays Productive | Inc.com

Moviegoers flocked to the theaters this weekend to see Stephen King's <i>It</i>, giving it the third biggest box office opening of the year, according to Warner Bros.<p><i>It</i>, which follows a demonic clown who terrorizes children in a fictional Maine town, took in $117.2 million between Friday and Sunday. Andrés …

Stephen King

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you feel like you can't get on top of your email?<p>How do …

Networking

10 Money-Making Side Hustles Jobs You Can Start for Free or Cheaply

Thanks to technology, what used to be hobbies are now opportunities to make extra income.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technological advancements have changed several aspects of modern society. For instance, having a side job is not a new concept. Thanks to …

Psychologists find the key to a thriving life

Recent research published in the journal <i>European Psychologist</i> reviews the literature available on the concept of human thriving and outlines key …