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5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ―Dr. Stephen Covey<p>Having a “why” and purpose for …

Self-improvement

Want Your Own Chatbot? Don't Move Forward Without Taking These 3 Steps

The buzz died down, but chatbots are still an amazing tool.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, tech enthusiasts, innovators and entrepreneurs have painted a bright future for chatbot technology. But the road to mass adoption hasn't been without its …

Chatbots

Don't Just Create Content and Then Sit Back. Promote It! Here's How.

Social media, retargeting and participation in forums should all be part of your promotion plan.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re finished crafting an engaging blog post for your readers, you may be disappointed to see that no one is reading it. It …

Marketing

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Blockchain to Get Ahead in Their Industry

From art dealing to gemstone trading, innovative leaders are using blockchain technology to revolutionize industries across the map -- inside and outside the cryptocurrency universe.<p>When you think of blockchain, you think of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You think of the end of banking as we …

Blockchain

How to Smash Mental Barriers and Reach the Level of Success You Crave

If you believe a positive outcome is possible, you're more likely to take steps to achieve that outcome.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this interview, Emily Richett takes us inside Funnel Hacking Live, Clickfunnels’s annual business conference, to talk …

Business Development

How A Fine Artist Built A Million-Dollar, One-Person Business That's True To Her Vision

Iris Scott, 34, makes her living finger painting. That might sound like nice work if someone else is paying your bills, but the Brooklyn artist—known for her impressionistic paintings of the natural world in psychedelic colors—is fully self-supporting. She broke $500,000 in revenue last year and …

Social Media

Why Trump’s Montana rally was scarier than normal

Without question, President Trump’s Catskills roast of a Montana rally on July 5 was a gasp-worthy disaster. Still, it was, as we used to say as kids, just more of the “same old, same old.” An hour-long rant that mixed the greatest hits from his racist and xenophobic campaign for the White House …

Donald Trump

The Single Biggest Reason Why U.S. Marijuana Sales Likely Will Skyrocket

Is a $22 billion or greater marijuana market on the way for the U.S.?<p>There are more U.S. states that allow some form of legalized marijuana than …

Cannabis

4 Promising Cryptocurrencies to Invest in for 2018

From the creator of Javascript, to the former co-founder of Ethereum, these cryptocurrencies have solid teams and big ambitions.<p>1. Cardano …

Cryptocurrency

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

His Quest To Create The Perfect Hammock Led To A Million-Dollar, One-Man Business

Working in the home construction business just before the Great Recession, Wes Johnson, now 44, spotted an opportunity for an exciting side gig that tapped into his passion for the outdoors.<p>Noticing a growing number of rugged hammocks popping up on the college campuses around him, Johnson, based in …

Business Strategy

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat others better, improve physical …

Happiness

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Energy-Boosting Tips

Extra hours, late nights, and weekend work sessions are all a part of the entrepreneurial journey. But if you let work drain your energy, you're doing your business, family, and friends a disservice.<p>Whether balancing a side-hustle or juggling work and family, every self-employed person and business …

Productivity

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

An explosion is coming

Eight years ago, when Congress was about to pass Obamacare, John A. Boehner, leader of a powerless Republican congressional minority, gave a passionate, prescient speech on the House floor.<p>“This is the People’s House, and the moment a majority forgets this, it starts writing itself a ticket to …

Mitch McConnell

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

Online Education

3 Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy After Canada's Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

The Canadian recreational marijuana market is now set to explode. And these three stocks could, too.<p>Canada now stands as the first major economic …

Cannabis

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Analytics

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

So You Want to Read Comedic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

The Tales of Pell<p><i>Iron Druid Chronicles</i> author Kevin Hearne and <i>Star Wars: Phasma</i> author Delilah S. Dawson’s <i>Kill the Farm Boy</i> is a take-no-prisoners …

Books

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

7 Ways to Identify Real, Money-Making Business Opportunities

Terrified of going "all in" on a potentially poor-performing business idea? This list can help.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is on the rise, with over 550,000 people going into business for themselves each month in the United States alone. …

Small Business

10 Iron-Rich Foods For More Energy and Stamina

If you find yourself feeling sluggish or tired, mentally or physically, you may be suffering from an iron deficiency, known as anemia. Though meat …

Nutrition

26 Zero-Prep Slow Cooker Dinners

There's something about slow cooker recipes that call for cooking before you even get to the slow cooker that's just... frustrating. Sometimes, when …

Cooking

When It Comes to Growing a Massive YouTube Audience, This Entrepreneur Explains Why You Shouldn't Focus on Making a Video Every Day

Wong Fu Productions co-founder and filmmaker Philip Wang says there is value in taking time away from the day-to-day grind to make something you're proud of.<p>8 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of</i> …

University of California

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with an unpredictable …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

This Digital Marketing Course Will Teach You How to Grow Your Business

Go beyond social media basics to gain a full spectrum of marketing skills, from creative development to analytics.<p>If you want your business to take …