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6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Real Estate

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …


The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You)

If you're skeptical that this is too touchy-feely for a business setting, the research doesn't lie.<p>Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share53<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 92<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

China’s Factory Brands: Clones or Clever Business?

Some Chinese factories are producing own-label products that bear a strong resemblance to the products they make for global luxury companies.<p><b>HONG</b> …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Where to learn critical life-changing skills

Many Library of Congress texts are now available online. Xiquinho Silva / Flickr<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal …


James Caan: 'I’ve had many failures throughout my career'

James Caan can empathise with the budding entrepreneurs who come to Start-up Loans - the government funded advice, loans and mentoring scheme he …

Small Business
Small Business