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42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

These 9 Make-Ahead Brunch Foods Will Make You Feel Like a Weekend Wizard

It’s Saturday morning—or Sunday, whatever—and your alarm goes off. You promised friends they could come over for brunch, and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you’re a bit hazy. <i>Why did I do that? Can’t I just sleep a little bit more? Do I really have to wake up and cook?</i><p>Cue …

17 Easy Stir Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get Rid Of Fat Fast

Sometimes weight loss reaches a plateau. DO NOT give up! All of the hard work is paying off. You’re eating healthy and working out consistently. This …

Wellness

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Entrepreneurs Solve Problems Differently Than Other Professionals. Really! Here Are the 6 Ways.

Entrepreneurs stay calm. They adapt. They work from the general to the specific. And more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Problem-solving is one of the most important aspects of entrepreneurship. As both the founder of your organization and the leader of your team, …

Six Fundamental Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Walt Disney

His success is all the more amazing when you learn how many times Walt Disney failed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows Walt Disney. Almost everyone has been to a Disney park somewhere, seen a Disney movie (live action or a cartoon) or knows some Disney …

Two Critical Things No One Tells You About Becoming An Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Today, being an entrepreneur is a pretty hip thing to be. We hear stories with regularity about disruptive innovators, kidpreneurs making millions before they can drive a car, and humble stay at home parents leveraging their brilliant ideas to bring hoards of cash rolling in.<p>The sheer preponderance …

10 Rules that successful people follow religiously to stay ahead of the crowd

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share10<p>+1<p>Shares 20<p>Self-motivation and self-introspection are the two greatest factors influencing the mental makeup of an individual. …

5 Things You Need to Do When Bootstrapping Your Startup

Finance your own business and keep 100 percent<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm a major advocate of bootstrapping -- I believe the lessons learned along the way are priceless, and owing 100 percent of your business is well worth the struggles and challenges. With that …

Why Should You Move to Cloud-Based Technology?

Tumisu / PixabayThe time has now come for companies to move their data from physical storage facilities to an online platform. Cloud computing gives …

Everything You Need to Know About Finding Your Perfect Co-Founder

We’re raised from small children to think about who we would like to marry and spend the rest of our lives with.But no one prepares you for the …

4 Reliable Signs Someone Is About to Waste Your Time

When someone's first interaction with you is about them and something they want, run the other way as fast as you can.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This internet and information age that we're living in has created some exciting opportunities. Today, we have access to …

How a 9-Year-Old Taught This Super Successful Entrepreneur About Taking Risks

After receiving a letter from a young fan asking to invest in his multi-billion dollar company, the founder and CEO of KIND learned to always ask for what you want.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s</i> <i>“20 Questions”</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of</i> …

If You're Trying to Raise Money, Doing Any of These 9 Things May Scare off Investors

Avoid these mistakes and funding could be yours.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most new and existing businesses can benefit from outside funding. With such funding, they can grow faster, launch new initiatives, gain competitive advantage and make better long-term …

Become a Millionaire With These 7 Habits

These seven habits will help you earn a lot of money and achieve financial independence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>You must …

10 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Never Do | Inc.com

You don't have to be a genius to be a smart entrepreneur; you just have to make smart choices. It's the overly-impulsive entrepreneur who suffers the consequences of poor choices; the individual who doesn't take the time to look at the big picture.<p>Do you identify with any of these behaviors? When …

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most entrepreneurs …

The 4-Step Solution to Overcoming Any Fear

Are you anxious about something related to your business? Brian Tracy's method can help you stay more relaxed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is stressful. You have to manage a million different things, from funding to marketing to creating a great …

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two …

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Small Business

Leave your ego at the door, create a firm direction, then just do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting my business career was tough. I made a lot of mistakes, but I don’t regret those mistakes. They were important learning experiences for me, but I wish I had …

How much money you need to earn to be in the top 1% at every age

As the country's richest get even richer and the share of people below the poverty line increases, America's middle class has been gradually disappearing. A recent analysis from economists Thomas Picketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman cited by the University of Chicago's Booth School of …

Tips that pay off: 5 August goals to make you richer by September

Feeling broke? Between sweet weekend escapes, rooftop bars, lobster rolls and endless expensive indulgences that define the ideal summer, the …

No one wants to buy Trump's Caribbean estate, which just got a $11 million price chop

Le Château des Palmiers was previously listed for $28 million with Sotheby's International Realty. The price was lowered by more than $11 million about a month ago, the Washington Post reported. It's now listed for $16.9 million.<p>It's a walled estate across nearly five acres, with both a main house …

How to Leave a Positive Impression on Everyone You Meet

With the hustle and bustle of life, making a lasting and positive first impression goes a long way. You never know what may come of meeting someone. …

Why Your Startup is Going to Fail (And How You Can Prevent That)

In 2006, I created my first successful startup, Crazy Egg.Since then, I have founded or co-founded several other companies, including KISSmetrics, …

Are You Selling Something Nobody Wants to Buy?

If you've made changes to your messaging, targeting and timing, still without results, you may need to tell yourself some hard truths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good go-to-market strategy involves testing product-market fit and validating your idea with a minimum …

This desk chair has helped me become a lot more productive at home

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon When I moved into my apartment early last year I decided to start with the essentials and buy things as I needed them.<p>It was a good …