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This Smart Skin-Scanning App Could Save Your Life

You can do a lot of amazing things with a smartphone. Fetch a cab. Deposit a check. Identify a leaf (watch out for poison ivy!). Find love. Now you can do something with your trusty handset that isn’t just cool, it could save your life: You can detect skin cancer, hopefully early enough to stop the …

How Much -- and How Fast -- Should You Invest in Growth Opportunities?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies that have grown to midsize distinction (revenues between $10 million and $1 billion) have the luxury of free cash flow -- a welcome change from the resource-starved startup days. While this cash flow brings the opportunity to …

Small Business

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It’s important that you get it right the first time.<p>Here are some of the biggest naming mistakes I’ve seen entrepreneurs make and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Their Debt

We've all those months (and years) when we just can't seem to spend less money than we make. Debt can be hard to get a handle on, but there's much you can do to make it go away.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're bound to encounter some ups and downs when it comes to your cash flow. Starting a new business …

Why Great Leaders Are More Risk Averse Than You Think

Are you a risk taker? It may not be such a good thing.<p>McDonald's founder Ray Kroc once said, "If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business." With respect to Mr. Kroc, having this mentality will harm your ability to lead your company when you get to a certain point. When …

3 Simple Ways to Run Lean

Increasing your runway is something you should always be thinking about. Here are easy ways to start.<p>Runway is one of the scariest topics for entrepreneurs. Once you reach the point where your company is going to be out of money, you'll think about all the expenses you could have cut. One of the …

About to Lose It? Try These 18 Unusual Stress Busters Right Now

You don't have to be a victim of the stress you feel. Take charge of it now.<p>If you are on the verge of losing it due to stress, chances are you are probably experiencing such things as lack of concentration, frequent colds, nervous habits, nausea, poor judgment, unexplained aches and pains--and …

High Blood Pressure

Wealthy Americans Are Giving Less Of Their Incomes To Charity, While Poor Are Donating More

In the wake of the Great Recession, the richest Americans are donating less to charity, while the poorest are giving more, according to a new study.<p>In a report released today, the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that Americans who earned at least $200,000 gave nearly 5% less to charity in 2012 than …

Is IRS A Smidgen Corrupt? Ask Lois Lerner, NetJets, Buffett & 150 Million Taxpayers

The IRS audits, sends bills, imposes penalties, files liens and levies. Yet incredibly, most of the money the IRS collects is self-assessed. We all fill out tax returns and <i>voluntarily</i> send in money. How much we believe in the system is critical to making it work.<p>Sure, part of the reason we comply …