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Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

How To Build An Online Sales Funnel To Grow Your Business

Lately, online marketing and sales funnels have been gaining a lot of traction among entrepreneurs, marketers and salespeople, and they should be — they work like magic. I’m going to show you today why and how you can set up an online marketing funnel for your business.<p><b>Why Marketing …

Marketing

Self-made millionaire: This is the biggest difference between successful and unsuccessful people

Steve Siebold has spent the last 30-plus years interviewing over 1,300 self-made millionaires and billionaires. And during that time, he's noticed …

Self-improvement

Seven Steps To Make Your Business Instagram Account Successful

Instagram is a platform that allows for a lot of creativity and different ways to put your brand forth. It is known that Instagram gets a younger audience, with 59% of users in the 18-29 age range. If you are looking to renew your client base or create brand awareness for a new market, it could be …

Marketing

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, …

Self-improvement

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

Small Business

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

7 Myths About Passive Income You Can't Afford to Believe

All entrepreneurs seek passive income. What only a few know, however, is how to separate fact from fiction.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wouldn't it be great to earn money while you're relaxing on the beach?<p>Few concepts are more appealing than passive …

Small Business

A Guide to the Surprising Side Hustle That Can Help You Build Long-Term Wealth

Ask yourself these questions to build yourself a profitable empire.<p>Some of the wealthiest people I know made their money in real estate.<p>They didn't start out big. They started by buying one small property or project, and then after the first came a second, and so on.<p>I personally didn't start …

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Trump Says He Has ‘Great Health Plans’ Coming Out Within 4 Weeks

President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration would have “great health plans” coming out within four weeks.<p>The president, who has …

Health Care

Scientists are figuring out why fasting helps people live longer — and they say a pill may one day trigger the same benefits

Giving your gut a break now and then can deliver huge health benefits.<p>Calorie restriction, a practice adopted by people from Silicon Valley biohackers to Buddhist monks, has been found to have a long list of positive effects. Periodic fasting can help people ward off diseases like diabetes, high …

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

Elon Musk offers more detail about Tesla’s ridesharing network

On Tesla’s Q1 2018 earnings call today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shed some light on the company’s ambitions to launch an autonomous-vehicle ridesharing network. The short answer is that, from a technical standpoint, Tesla will be ready by the end of next year, Musk said. It’s not yet clear, however, …

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

Get ready to shop the ‘Gram. Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users. It lets you register a debit or credit card as part of a profile, set up a security pin, then start buying things without ever leaving Instagram. Not having to leave for a separate …

I Finally Decided to Buy an Apple Watch, and Why the Series 3 Was Worth the Wait

<i>Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links.</i><p>I am a bit of a technology geek, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I am drawn to …

A major update to the Apple Watch might be coming later this year — here's what we're expecting

Apple will almost definitely be releasing a new Apple Watch this fall, the fifth in its line of best-selling smartwatches.<p>And while we don't know anything for sure about the upcoming watch, reliable sources have provided their best guesses about what's to come — namely, a new design, better battery …

Smartwatches

How A 21-Year-Old USC Entrepreneur Turned A Campus-Wide Issue Into A Healthy, Thriving Business

<b>The Growing Use of Adderall On College Campuses</b><p>Midterms. Final exams. Late night study sessions. These are all common realities of living a college lifestyle. “Pulling all-nighters” has become the new normal across campuses, as students drive to succeed and take advantage of the opportunities that …

Social Media

How much money you actually take home from a $75,000 salary under Trump's new tax law, depending on where you live

Starting in February, many Americans saw a bump in their take-home pay thanks to President Donald Trump's new tax law.<p>The new law changed the 2018 tax brackets and went into effect starting this year.<p>The IRS released new guidelines in January, known as tax-withholding tables, that tell employers …

6 Things Business School Won't Teach You About Entrepreneurship

For MBAs, starting a business can become the scene of the accident, where theory and education collide with facts and reality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business school won’t teach you everything you need to know about starting and running a successful business. I …

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $71,400 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Personal Finance

11 Underrated Business Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, we are always searching for something to give us an edge over the competition. Whether it is having the best employees, finding the best software programs, taking the best online courses, or even living in the best location, we'll do anything if we think it will make a …

Books

The 8 Best Entrepreneur Books to Buy in 2018

Read and learn how jumpstart your business<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>The best entrepreneur books are extremely popular for self-education. Working a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Entrepreneurship

In 1 Sentence, Elon Musk Shares His Single Best Piece of Business and Personal Advice | Inc.com

You can say what you want about Elon Musk, but two things are undeniable. He has a habit of making bold bets, and he isn't shy about sharing equally bold advice/lessons, on everything from accountability to explaining why you've stopped learning at work. (I'm waiting for his press release …

Self-improvement

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Retirement

Coinbase's PayPal Like Plugin Integrates With Shopify, Allowing Two Minutes Set Up For Merchants to Accept Ethereum, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin

Shopify, an e-commerce platform with 500,000 merchants handling $45 billion in yearly volume, has integrated with Coinbase Commerce, allowing for …

Cryptocurrency

Meet the richest people in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, who are worth more than $17 billion combined

The life of a crypto-billionaire is stressful.<p>After unprecedented gains over the past year — driving bitcoin, ether, and Ripple's XRP up 1,300%, 8,000%, and 32,000% — cryptocurrencies have come back down to earth in recent weeks.<p>As of Friday afternoon, bitcoin was down 28% since late January. On …