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When Millionaires Make Mistakes

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Like most notable entrepreneurs, our Young Millionaires were not instant successes- all have weathered their share of misfires, failures and utter flops. But they learned valuable lessons along the way.<p>Passion is</b> …


How I Funded My Startup by Working for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For early-stage startups, capital is king: No business can launch without ample time and money. However, as someone who hates the idea of ceding control of my business, raising capital was a personal struggle for me.<p>So, last January, when …


12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past …

Online Education

5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you scour the Internet looking for tips on entrepreneurship, you can read forever. Unfortunately, a <i>lot</i> of the advice is of mixed quality and comes from people who haven’t necessarily succeeded at anything. To me, the “who” behind the …


9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …


7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

TED Talks

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job |

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Small Business

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …


What Programming Language Should I Learn First