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6 Insufferably Bad Work Habits and How to Treat Them (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every office has them, those men and women who just can't seem to get work done on time. There are various causes for their lack of productivity: some are chronic procrastinators, others get distracted by aggressive multitasking and a few …

A startup that raised $250,000 on ’Shark Tank’ just made over $120,000 on Kickstarter in one week

The producer had come across Power Practical's 2012 Kickstarter project called, "PowerPot," and wanted his team to pitch the product on the show.<p>"We were like, 'Holy hell, are you serious?" Light told us. "We were kind of skeptical that we would make it through and actually air because the …

3 simple habits for building long-term wealth

We receive emails from readers every day.<p>We can't respond to all of them, of course… but we think about them a lot.<p>Recently, we got two particularly interesting emails. One was from a woman who felt she had been badly handled in a divorce and now struggles to stay afloat financially.<p>Another came …

Paula Long sold her last startup for $1.4 billion, but insists it's better to go public

Long sold the first company she co-founded, EqualLogic, to Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008 — more than what Facebook paid for Instagram.<p>Even with such a large exit that garnered her company a real "unicorn" status, Long told Business Insider that her preference is actually a company going public.<p>"You …

CEO of $50 billion Salesforce shared his epic founding story to inspire a small business owner

But it took many years for Benioff to get to where he is now. When Salesforce first launched in 1999, he and his three cofounders worked out of a small apartment in San Francisco.<p>So people always ask him for advice on starting a new business. And whenever they do, Benioff likes to share his own …

Make More Sales by Tracking your Leads

Most businesses have very little idea where their leads and sales come from, simply taking the natural highs and lows in their stride and continuing …

Recipe for success: turn your kitchen table creation into a lucrative business

It’s the Great British Bake Off time, hurrah. Much as summer is my favourite season, enjoying Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge tasty treats definitely makes autumn more palatable.<p>It’s refreshing, in this world of celebrity chefs, to see amateur baking contestants showing their considerable …

Small Business

10 Characteristics of a Highly Successful Entrepreneur

If you want to run a successful athletic coaching business, you should begin the process by understanding the mental, psychological and behavioral …

Slow and Steady? 4 Smart Ways to Maintain Business Growth

Credit: Giorgio1978/Shutterstock<p>When entrepreneurs launch their businesses, they often think rapid growth and record-breaking sales numbers equate to …

12 Ways to Quickly Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Being a successful entrepreneur doesn’t just happen to someone. People work hard, learn the ins-and-outs of their business, and apply the methods …

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11 components that make up a good business plan

Investors want to back ventures with strong teams that address a large market, so how to write a business plan that reflects that?

7 Good Book Suggestions (Fall 2015 Edition)

Here’s the honest truth…<p>There are <i>many</i> books to read—especially if you have a wide range of interests (like I do). So sometimes it’s hard to get good …

Is Taking Your Business Public Worth the Risk? | Inc.com

It doesn't sound like the start of a crisis. Last year, HomeAway co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples decided that his company needed to spend more money on marketing. It had been a few years since the online vacation-home-rental marketplace, which became publicly traded in 2011, had forcefully …

7 Ways to Avoid Failure as an Entrepreneur

What can you do to avoid failure as an entrepreneur?<p>The risk of starting a business leads most people to quit before giving their million-dollar idea …

Entrepreneurship

More than 75% of cos are investing or planning to invest in Big Data by 2017

Investment in big data continues to increase in 2015, but not as rapidly as in previous years. More than three-quarters of companies are investing or …

Social Media: Developing the Right Strategy for Your Business

Social media is such a huge influence in the world today that businesses absolutely have to embrace it as a tool by which to market themselves, and …

10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business dreams are fun, but they don’t change the world or make you any money if you can’t turn them into a reality. Many aspiring entrepreneurs are stuck in the idea stage, and only a few have the discipline and the insight to move on …

Who Should You Hire First at Your Startup? 6 Entrepreneurs Weigh In

<b>1. Someone With Past Success</b><p>It’s often thought that, if you hire college students or interns to grow your business, you will end up saving money. …