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7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing Now and Next Year

What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Homeowners might be wondering this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. Or, you might be …

Personal Finance

3 Conversation Starters to Convert Prospects Into Customers

To start a sales relationship off right, you have to offer value out of the gate, but just as important is attempting to understand a prospect's challenges. Without these essential exchanges, you're just pitching into the wind.<p>Sales Strategist and Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> …

Customers

13 Must

Books are special because they have the power to help us change so many aspects of our lives, their pages full of inspiration. Thanks to the stories …

8 Key Disciplines Every Business Owner Needs for Success | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are people who dream up new ideas, and then commercialize them into new businesses. Most people believe that the hard part is coming up with the idea, and the easy part is turning it into a business.<p>Yet, in my experience as a mentor to entrepreneurs, the majority of failures I see are …

Small Business

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

How to find and finance bank-owned properties

Home prices are still rising — they’re currently averaging just below all-time highs set in 2006, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Combine that with slim housing inventory in many markets, and you may believe you’ve missed the opportunity to buy your first, or your next, home.<p>But …

Real Estate

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Goal Setting

14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List | Inc.com

Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a page out of the stories of …

Ralph Lauren

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

Public Relations

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, …

Self-improvement

Nine low-cost marketing ideas for your small business

<i>This blog post was first published on 23 January 2015 and was last updated on 18 November 2016.</i><p>On a tight budget to promote your business? Here are …

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Co-founder and Partner of SWARM, Digital Agency<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some …

Entrepreneurship

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

Books

Opinion: Why a 30-year home mortgage may leave you house poor

Don’t take any aspect of home finance lightly, especially if you are a first-time buyer.<p>Many people in the U.S. assume when buying a home that a …

Personal Finance

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People | Inc.com

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 a good part of last year interviewing the most successful people I know. These were ordinary people who've achieved extraordinary success. I …

Success

7 YouTube Channels Every Entrepreneur Should Subscribe To

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you’re constantly learning. In fact, that’s probably true for most of us these …

Entrepreneurship

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship