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The 6 C's for Entrepreneurial Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a demanding profession. Once you get involved in a business you own a stake in, most of what you do will ultimately have a reflection on your self-image and long-term reputation. Successful entrepreneurs learn how to …

How to Find Time to Build Your Ecommerce Empire While Working a 9 to 5

I know first hand how difficult it is to work a day job and still manage to be a “sidepreneur”. There is a significant lack of time to run an …

Small Business

What Investors Look For When Evaluating Your Pitch: Flat6Labs CEO Ramez M. El-Serafy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At Flat6Labs, we mainly select the startups based on three main criteria:<p><b>1. THE TEAM.</b> This is, by far, the most important element in our decision …

What Investors Look For When Evaluating Your Pitch: Carlos Domingo

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When evaluating any investment there are many things to look for, but I can divide them into the following categories:<p>1. Talent.<p>The first thing I do …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

Startups

30 Startup Lessons

• Rejection, not failure, is the default state of startups (from market, family and investors).<br>• Entrepreneurship is learning to live in a constant state …

4 Startup Legal Considerations

<i>by Startacus Admin</i><p>It’s a subject that can send even the most daring of startup founders fleeing like vampires before garlic…the law!<p>The problem, as …

How do I learn Python from zero to web development?

I am looking into learning Python for web development.<p>Assuming I already have some basic web development experience with Java (JSP/Servlets), I'm …

Python Programming

5 Time Management Tips For Lazy Entrepreneurs

Admit it, building a business is tough.<p>You have a million different things to do, and you must prioritize from a list as long as the Nile.<p>It drives …

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

I know, I know. Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think …

Smart reasons to bring your entrepreneurship to Singapore

Singapore is a modern, high-tech and business-geared society that offers incredible incentives for entrepreneurship

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Improve Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've just started a business, you need sales, right? Trouble is, you may not be sure how to put together a sales approach. And, the truth is, there is no magic formula for sending your sales through the roof. So, stop looking.<p>Also, …

How To Successfully Start Your Own Online Business

Jess Levin of Carats & Cake shares how to make it as a female entrepreneur in the digital age.<p>In the digital age of blogging, online services and budding e-commerce sites, there's an endless sea of opportunity waiting to be discovered on the internet for the next generation of entrepreneurs. When …

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. Doctors earned the most respect; engineers were second-best; business was something you got into if you didn't have the chops to complete a degree.<p>I chose …

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Idea Is Brilliant or a Bust

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Fifteen years in the home-improvement business taught Matt Fineberg that no one pulls the trigger on a big-ticket project—such as a new roof or windows—without first getting a handful of estimates.<p>When he began building his …

Here's a New Way to Deal With Angry Online Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are living in a world of ever-increasing speed where businesses can’t help but become a little more transactional. With so many different ways for clients to reach us today, we have to be watching and listening to what seems like an …

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

The Single Biggest Mistake Of CEOs And Entrepreneurs

Although I mentor CEO’s and entrepreneurs from a vast array of industries, there’s one mistake that I constantly see, no matter what kind of business they run.<p>This mistake is so prevalent, I’d estimate that at least 8 out of 10 business leaders make this error, often at great financial cost.<p>Here it …

Entrepreneurship

8 Successful Online Entrepreneurs You Should Be Following

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There isn’t a single entrepreneur out there that can’t benefit from some extra inspiration and motivation. We can all learn something by following successful individuals. It sparks inspiration and learning from their real-life business …

Spending to Save: A Paradox for First-time Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs start their business with the admirable goal of conserving cash through doing everything themselves. While not burning cash for no good reason is critical to pre-revenue businesses or those looking to bootstrap, it can also lead you to do things you may later regret. The sooner …

Entrepreneurship

5 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask About Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is something we’re all striving for at a basic human level. We need to be safe and fed, which is ultimately a huge driving factor in our desire for money as it provides a level of both of those needs. We also need love and …

Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Leadership Reality Checks | Inc.com

Readers of this column know that I'm a big fan of Guy Kawasaki in general and specifically of his updated classic The Art of the Start 2.0. After reading it twice, there are some parts that are not just useful, but gateways to deep business wisdom.<p>In the chapter on leadership, Guy points out that …

Entrepreneurship

Can you face the six hard truths of entrepreneurship?

It's a common occurrence in the startup world: A critical decision has to be made, one that will affect everything that comes after it, and may determine the fate of the company. It could be a decision whether to let a partner go or invest in a new technology. But the founder won't consider all the …

Tony Robbins Reveals His Secrets for Motivating Your Employees | Inc.com

If you are having trouble rallying your employees around your company's mission and you can't motivate them around a cause, chances are that you might be too focused on your own monetary gain or personal success.<p>Life coach Tony Robbins, who recently sat down with Inc.'s editor-in-chief Eric …

Employment