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First-time Startup Owners in 2018: 5 Must-Have Startup Kits That Nobody Tells You About

These startup kits cannot be purchased externally.<p><b>Writing skills</b>: Believe it or not, sharp writing skills coupled with good oratory skills are big assets while you start-off with your first entrepreneurial venture. As a founder of a business/company, it is important that you master the skill of …

Writing

Why Your Business Beliefs Are More Important Than Your Business Plan

Your business plan will change. Your business beliefs should lead you to long-term success.<p>6 min read<p>Do not spend more time working on your business plan than you do actually working on your business. A business plan is important, and you should take the time to make one. Just know that your …

Entrepreneurship

When Should Entrepreneurs Write Their Business Plans?

It pays to plan. Entrepreneurs who write business plans are more likely to succeed, according to our research, described in an earlier piece for Harvard Business Review. But while this might tempt some entrepreneurs to make writing a plan their very first task, our subsequent study shows that …

Entrepreneurship

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people …

Plants

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

This Is How Accelerators and Incubators Build Consumer Businesses

In the last several years, the origin stories of consumer and retail-related businesses have changed. In our mergers and acquisitions business at Triangle Capital we used to hear founders tell us: “I worked for someone else and I asked myself —why should they get the benefit of my labor? I know how …

Startups

How to Grow Truffles in 7 Easy Steps and Make a Big Profit

Have you ever heard of a truffle?<p>They are very popular in European countries but are considered a delicacy among those that are very well off …

Gardening

Top 10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification

Living and working in places rife with air contaminants and lacking decent ventilation can cause “sick building syndrome,” which can cause headaches, …

Plants

10 Fruits And Vegetables You Can Grow In A Tiny Apartment

Want to grow your own food but don’t have any land to speak of? Renting doesn’t have to mean forgoing garden-to-table produce or that delightful …

Gardening

The $13 Gardening Tool Expert Gardeners Swear By

With the rise of potted plants and indoor or window gardens, inhabitants of small spaces across the globe are discovering (or re-discovering) the …

Gardening

3 Steps to Transform Your Idea Into Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneur is not just a dreamer, he is a doer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><b>Matthew Toren</b> serial entrepreneur, mentor, Investor and award winning Author of Small Business BIG …

Entrepreneurship

18 Of The Fastest Growing Veggies You Can Harvest In No Time

Gardening may be a game of patience, but some veggies grow like crazy.This article is the real deal for everyone who needs instant produce. Can you …

Gardening

CONFIRMED: iZettle to go public in 2018

iZettle CEO and co-founder Jacob de Geer.iZettle<p><b>Swedish fintech company iZettle says it intends to go public on Nasdaq Stockholm during 2018.</b><p><b>A flotation will see the company surpass $1 billion in market cap.</b><p><b>iZettle offers card readers and sales tools for hundreds of thousands of businesses in</b> …

Latin America

This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America's Urban Ag Capital

Who knew that the Windy City has become so green? As Co.Exist reported, Chicago is quietly becoming the country's urban agriculture capital with 821 …

Urban Agriculture

Rebooting the Dream

Why Do The Same Thing?<p>Stop me if you've heard this one, "My dream business is to do the same job I did in the corporate world but get paid less, have no benefits, and work harder than ever before."<p>I know, I know, nobody <i>ever</i> said that, but if that's the case, why do so many small business owners do …

Business Strategy

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

Your Complete Guide On How To Stop Killing All Your Houseplants

Life<p>by Alyss Bowen | 02 02 2018<p>Live little plant babies, live.<p>Houseplants are basically the bane of millennial existence. We love them, we treat them …

Plants

Everything You Need to Start a Low-Maintenance Windowsill Herb Garden

There's nothing better than adding fresh basil to your pizza or topping off a mojito with a sprig of homegrown mint. Make this the year you finally …

Gardening

Which? Gardening magazine launches a new Facebook group

<b>Whether you’re new to gardening or already have green fingers, the new Which? Gardening Facebook group offers a great place to chat about your …

Gardening

Three Things You Can Do To Start Your Side Hustle This Weekend

What’s your weekend saying?<p>Are you planning to sleep in and lay low? Maybe some speed dating and brunching? Planning to try a new wine and catch up …

Entrepreneurship

Is Entrepreneurship Getting Harder? 5 Ways to Be Successful in the Digital Age

You need more than passion and dreams to reach entrepreneurial success.<p>Entrepreneurs aren't a dime a dozen anymore. According to The Wall Street Journal's research, the number of entrepreneurs is the lowest it's been since before Y2K. It seems that for every Mark Zuckerberg or Brian Acton, …

Entrepreneurship

Houseplants are all the rage among millennials, but are they an urban renter’s cry for help?

Millennials have been accused of killing almost every industry there is, but there may be one that 25-35 year olds are actually propping …

Houseplants

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Customers

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Get the Word Out About Their Small Businesses

Publicity for Good founder Heather DeSantis shares her most disruptive strategies.<p>Getting the word out about your business can be tough, particularly if you don't know how to effectively reach out and then keep the momentum going once you get some coverage. So how can you make the most of the …

Entrepreneurship

Bringing More Plants into Your Home Is Now Unbelievably Easy, Thanks to Urban Outfitters

Creating the ultimate indoor garden, especially if you don’t have the luxury of a backyard, can be a daunting task. From what plants to pick, to the …

Wall Art

How To Create A 1 Page Business Plan In 20 Minutes

Use A Lean Canvas Template<p>Before product/market fit there is problem/solution fit. Some of the first steps many failed startups neglected to follow …

Product Management

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

Startups, Stop Doing Press Releases

Prioritizing press releases is a waste of time, and platforms like Product Hunt can maximize your launch exposure.<p>For years, startups have found themselves obsessed with the infamous press release. For a time, these releases could prove quite impactful. It was a powerful tool to broadcast company …

Product Management

What Differentiates a Business From a Brand

You need to constantly prioritize your clients' needs to distinguish yourself.<p>By <i>Alexander Westgarth, CEO and Founder of Westgarth Wines</i><p>Every business has the potential to be a brand, but not every business will realize its potential. The reason is simple: Too many want too much and do too little to …

Business Strategy