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51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

12 Things Successful People Never Reveal About Themselves at Work

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a …

Success

Steve Jobs’s And Elon Musk’s Counterintuitive Leadership Traits

History’s best leaders have mastered these traits.<p>A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, “It was incredible,” and “I’d never work there again.”<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, …

Leadership

Warren Buffett Toasts The World's Two Greatest Philanthropists, Bill And Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates have given away over $29 billion, more money than anyone in the history of humanity. But the way in which they have given away that money—turning philanthropy into their fulltime professions—is equally unprecedented, their close friend Warren Buffett told a packed room of 200 …

Why Startups Fail, According to 13 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Are you sabotaging your entrepreneurial efforts? See what these millionaire founders have to say.<p>Launching your startup may well be the most exhilarating, rewarding, and terrifying experience of your lifetime. I remember that roller coaster well--there were a lot of sleepless nights in WordStream's …

startupsfail

The Web Design Trends Dominating 2015 and How WordPress Stacks Up

Web design has come a long way since the under construction GIFs and marquee scrolling of the GeoCities days. Back then, we could not have imagined …

Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend

It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about …

Armed Robbery

Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

"There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country."<p>That's the beginning of an op-ed by the head of the world's most valuable company, in one of the most influential newspapers in the US. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who seven months ago announced to the world he was gay, penned a …

Silicon Valley

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health.<p>They are:<p>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks<p>A collection of John Brooks' writings for the New Yorker published in …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

If You Act Like A Leader You Will Think Like A Leader

The move from individual contributor to first-time ‘leader of people’ is one of the most daunting career moves for many employees. It doesn’t matter what line of business you’re in either. When you’re asked to lead — when you’re given your first opportunity to become a leader of people — it can …

Time I

We Are Instant Number Crunchers

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural. They may seem more like a tool that you have learn how to use, like Excel or a nail gun. And it’s certainly true that numbers pop in the archaeological record just a few thousand …

Mathematics

Why Disney Is Betting $1 Billion on Wearables

The Magic Band tailors a guest's user experience and eliminates the need to carry cash<p>In the future, you don't carry cash or credit cards, and you don't wait in line. Instead, a magical piece of wearable tech is your everything.<p>There's a gadget that's already testing this vision of tomorrow, and …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …