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How to Find the Right Consulting Firm to Grow Your Business

Expert opinions and guidance can help your business soar -- but before you invest, be sure you know what you're looking for.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: We'd like to hire a consulting firm to help our business grow, but we've been burned in the past. …

Business Strategy

Richard Branson on the Importance of Taking Meaningful Risks

According to the billionaire, it is important to ask yourself, 'What can I do to make a real difference?'<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Richard Branson is known as an adventurer, a billionaire and a prolific entrepreneur with an ever-expanding brand, …

Entrepreneurship

8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

The only measure of an entrepreneur that really matters is how much they get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is effectiveness essential for success? Because, in each and every decision-making process, effectiveness plays a central role. Effectiveness comes down …

Entrepreneurship

Coaching: The Best-Kept Secret to Growing as an Entrepreneur

A good coach can turn raw talent into refined expertise and refined talent into renowned success. But how do we bridge "the coaching gap"?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes, a change at the top can be the difference between a perennial loser and a surprise …

Entrepreneurship

Five Measures Small Businesses Can Take to Protect Against Cyberattacks

With cyber threats on the rise, it's more important than ever for small businesses to educate themselves on security best practices.<p>Now more than ever, small business owners are continually reminded of the importance of protecting their data. Whether a large corporation or a small to medium size …

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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Why Your 20s Is the Perfect Time to Start a Business

This is the only period in your life that you have time to lose.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before I decided to leave college to start my first business, I went to my Uncle Todd for advice. He wasn’t an entrepreneur, but he played tight end for the Oakland Raiders …

Entrepreneurship

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Best and Worst Advice They've Received

Entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering their consumers shared with Jessica Abo some of the best and worst advice they've heard.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The women behind Away luggage, iFundWomen.com, nicepipes, Caravan Stylist Studio and Face Chairs share the best …

Entrepreneurship

German cities ready themselves for climate change

Brutal heat and flooded streets have marked the summer of 2017 in Germany. What steps are German cities taking to brace for the increasing …

Water-smart farming: how hydroponics and drip irrigation are feeding Australia | Future of farming

How energy-smart technology is allowing fresh vegetables to be grown in arid, isolated communities. Our Future of farming series is looking at the people, places and innovations in sustainable agribusiness in Australia<p>• Food security: the gene banks future-proofing Australian agriculture<br>• The …

Biodynamic farming is on the rise – but how effective is this alternative agricultural practice?

National retailers like Whole Foods are stocking more biodynamic brands, but horticultural critics continue to question biodynamic’s unconventional methods<p>When John Chester, a filmmaker from California, quit his job to become a farmer, he didn’t do it out of a desire to “feed the world”. Instead, …