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Why the Market Meltdown Shouldn't Scare You Off Stocks

The advantage is with you, not the house<p>If you’re someone who’s wary of investing in the stock market, or at the very least are distrustful of the …

5 Steps to Determine Your Ideal Niche Business Even in an Unfamiliar Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my husband and I ventured into the medical device industry, we had only business degrees and a desire to live out the American dream.<p>Still, we prevailed in not only a foreign country, but also a foreign market.<p>As an entrepreneur, you …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs

Getting a business up and running is the opposite of the typical 9-to-5 job. There's no time to fully clock out, founders work endlessly and having to be a Jack-of-all-trades means maintaining focus can be difficult.<p>Having just wrapped up their three-month stint working out of Techstars' New York …

Time Management

This gaming company is worth $1 billion, and you've probably never heard of it

Have you heard of Razer?<p>Most people that aren’t avid gamers haven’t—but they should. Investors now value the Carlsbad, Calif. video game accessories …

Here's the first chapter of the business book that Bill Gates says is 'the best' he's ever read

<i>He had never heard of the book. But today it remains the best business book he's ever read.</i><p><i>Gates says he likes the book for its deep insights into the fundamentals of business.</i><p><i>Check it out for yourself. Start reading chapter one, which covers the stock market crash of 1962, below:</i><p>The stock market — …

Stock Markets

Small Business Boot Camp: How to Identify Your Target Market and Create Customer Personas

<i>This is the eighth installment of the #SellMore Small Business Boot Camp series, in which we have already discussed how to find a product niche, how</i> …

Everyone is talking about how Microsoft Office 365 is suddenly beating Google Apps

Now, all of a sudden, sources all over the tech industry are noticing that Office 365 is everywhere.<p>And it's all because of one thing: Microsoft is telling customers to move their email to Microsoft's cloud instead of buying another Exchange server and hosting email in their own data centers, says …

Apps

10 Key Steps To Expanding Your Business Globally

“Going global” is defined as the worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. The concept of globalization can be traced back as far as the Roman Empire. More recently, the concept was popularized by Thomas L. Friedman in his book <i>The World Is Flat,</i> in which …

5 Startup Tips No One Bothered To Share With You–Until Now

If you could get advice from a time-traveling entrepreneur from the future, this is what he might say.<p>Starting a business is one of the most exciting career choices you can make. There’s nothing quite like watching something you’ve built from the ground-up grow into a successful organization that …

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Oil

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014

Every entrepreneur should read these groundbreaking books on how to market yourself, your product, and your company.<p>My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, …

How To Change Your Habits With The Help Of One Clever Marketing Trick

We made our goals that much easier to accomplish with this particularly cunning and easy-to-implement trick.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>We all have goals, whether they’re lofty plans like getting a promotion or …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Want truly breakthrough ideas? You need to look to a true genius for inspiration.<p>If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly …

Tony Robbins's Incredibly Simple Secret to Wealth

Life coach and entrepreneur gives his advice for achieving long-term financial success.<p><i>In his book</i> MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2014), entrepreneur and author Tony Robbins talks about how to win the game of wealth. In the following edited excerpt, he</i> …

Stumped on a Startup Idea? Check Out These 4 Resources

If you're looking for your next startup idea, look at these 4 resources for not just the idea but an execution plan, a co-founder, funding and even a ready product.<p>While the best way to discover startup ideas is to find a solution to a problem that you personally face or with a subject that …

List of freely available Programming Books

<b>You may also like to see:</b><p><b>Design Patterns : Singleton Pattern</b>• <b><br>Design Patterns : Decorator Design Pattern - Decorating Objects</b><p>Here I listed freely …

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6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months

A woman you don’t know tells you that she’s going to run a marathon of 7-minute miles. She’s never run a long distance race before. Would you bet on …

Great Businesses Don’t Start With a Plan

You want to start a business. So you need a plan, right? No. Not really.<p>As part of the research for a book I’m co-authoring — <i>Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck</i>, due out in August from HBR Press — my colleagues and I interviewed and surveyed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs around the globe to better …

Elements of a Successful Innovation Roadmap

Whether your innovation challenge is product, process or business model oriented, business problems all benefit from a methodological analysis to …

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Scott McNealy gives billion-dollar advice to Japanese startups

Last week, at a closed meeting in Tokyo, Sun Microsystems co-founder and Silicon Valley billionaire Scott McNealy offered advice to a group of Itochu …

Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs will agree that there is a lot more to building a successful business than having a great idea. Really, your big idea is just the first step — it's simply choosing which mountain you are going to climb. Profitable …

Entrepreneurship

3 Simple Steps to Becoming an Expert in Anything

Up your value to your organization--and yourself--by becoming in expert in the subject of your choice.<p>A great way to become more valuable in your current job--or to make a major career change--is to become an expert. The good news is that it is never too late to become an expert by either …

5 Tips on Building a Mobile Business from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

The social network wants to power the future of mobile app development. Here's how it plans to tackle the tricky technical challenges of building a successful app.<p>Twitter hosted its first mobile developers' conference, Twitter Flight, in San Francisco this week. To kick off the sessions, Twitter …

Social Media