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10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Warby Parker

5 Incredibly Simple Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Empower Their People

How less work--not more--will help you become a better leader.<p>As a parent, one thing I've learned is the importance of empowerment. Unless you want your kids to rely on you forever--and worse yet, never move out--you have to give them the tools they need to survive and then let go. In my …

This Startup Pitch Deck Landed $65M And a $865M Valuation

Raising a round of financing is one of the toughest things an early stage company will need to face at some point. Fundraising is actually getting …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

Seven habits of highly frugal people

Frugal people who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don't succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to …

Personal Finance

16 Eye-Popping Statistics You Need to Know About Visual Content Marketing

Visual content marketing is one big trend you need to embrace. And for good reason.<p>One marketing trend that’s impossible to ignore is the growing …

Here's My Exact Strategy for Turning $15,000 Into $200,000 Every Month

Here are the 6 steps I used to transform my business, including my exact numbers and specific hacks.<p><b>This is a guest post from Russ Ruffino, founder of Clients on Demand. To sign up for the latest webinar on how to implement the problem-first approach in your business, view his free webinar.</b><p>Let me …

6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know them. By name. By reputation. They are the living legends, the household names, the superstars. They are the entrepreneurs who have succeeded against all odds and beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. How did they make it? What …

Entrepreneurship

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life

You might be surprised at the little things that make a big difference when it comes to getting ahead in business and life.<p>While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do …

Employment

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Startups

China’s college students embrace stock trading, thanks to money from mom and dad

While many of his peers get their sense of achievement from online video games, Li Shengyao, a 21-year-old sophomore at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, gets it from playing the stock market. He describes himself as a short-term trader who “can’t stop my fingers from making orders.”<p>…

How to Invest in Great Companies Like Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett didn’t become the world’s fourth richest person by accident — he is one of the most strategic and calculated investors of our time, …

IMPROVING THINKING SKILLS AND ABILITY

When working with clients it often emerges that the quality of their thinking is causing blocks to desired progress. Our focus then switches to …

Use These Social-Media Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Your Productivity (Infographic)

Between, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google + and YouTube, it can be a full-time job to stay on top of all of your friend’s status updates, videos and tweets. And then there’s work! You have got to be flying to keep up with all of that reading and typing each day. And for some, even dealing with a …

How to Find Your Next Marketing Rock Star (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you look to grow your business and score more sales, your desired success rides heavily on the skill of your marketers. Whether you rely on a full-time employee or a part-time contractor, you need the right person with the right set of …

Marketing

Starting A Business? You Need These 3 Basics.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The decision to start a business is exciting, but don’t get caught up in the fairytale. If you want your business to succeed for the long-term, have these three essential elements in place.<p><b>1. Enough capital for six months.</b> The time it …

Small Business

7 Popular Goal-Setting Strategies That Will Help You Achieve Great Things on Social Media

Setting social media goals is hard.<p>“How cool would it be to drive 300 sign-ups a month from Facebook Ads?”<p>This is how I tend to go about setting …

7 Ways to Set Your Twitter Feed on Fire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter has become an essential tool for entrepreneurs. A 2010 study done by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies showed that 67 percent of some 1,000 adults surveyed were more likely to buy from a company whose …

Social Media

Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People come to me almost daily with product ideas they want to bring to market. Every one of these potential clients is sure their idea has never been done before. Very often, however, I can do a quick internet search that brings their …

Entrepreneurship

50 Top Entrepreneurs Share Their Founding Visions

One Reddit user compiled a wealth of advice into one cohesive video.<p>Tim Finnigan, entrepreneur and founder of the book review site BlockShelf, shared a video on Reddit featuring 50 entrepreneurs telling how they came up with the founding idea for their companies.<p>Among the video's star-studded cast …

7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."<br>-- <b></b>Robert G. Allen <b></b><p>At …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My brother-in-law recently asked me a question that I tend to get often: “Tell me if you think this is a good business idea…”<p>“Stop right there,” I said.<p>He was shocked (but not surprised) that I interrupted him. But I had to. I needed him …

Small Business

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer some tips to help you determine if being a</i> …

Small Business

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that …

Entrepreneurship