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Doodling to Help New Entrepreneurs Avoid Mistakes

Mistakes are a curious thing. I try to avoid mistakes, yet recognize that some of the best learning comes through mistakes and failures. It is said …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

How to Think Like Steve Jobs, Innovate Like Elon Musk, and Act Like Bill Gates | Inc.com

A wall-mounted battery that can power your entire house? An electric car that can drive three times as far as its competitors? A train that runs on air pressure?<p>These are just a few of the ideas Elon Musk has invented or promised. The brilliant innovator runs multiple companies and always seems to …

An Atlantic City Casino That Claims It Can Extend Your Life

A little baccarat, a little blood transfusion<p>Last month, real estate tycoon Glenn Straub bought the Atlantic City casino formerly known as Revel for $82 million. Among the amenities he's adding to the property are futuristic medical facilities that offer a slew of medical treatments which Straub …

Real Estate

The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Inc.com

Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems.<p>I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to do, and I can't imagine any other path in life I would enjoy quite …

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current executive in residence at General Catalyst) also contributing.<p>This round brings the total raised to $19.4 …

US announces $20 mn police body camera program

The program is part of a general push by American police agencies to outfit officers with cameras to provide clear recordings of arrests, and is part of a proposal by President Barack Obama last year to invest $75 million to purchase 50,000 body cameras.<p>The move comes amid growing calls for …

Watch Oak Ridge National Lab 3D-Print a Replica Shelby Cobra

We’re not sure how this flew under our radar, but at this year’s Detroit auto show in January, the Department of Energy showed off an electric vehicle it had 3D-printed out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. It was inspired by the iconic Shelby Cobra, but its construction technique—and some …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Entrepreneurial Hotbeds: Where Are They? | Inc.com

Boris Wertz knows a thing or two about what it takes to launch--and scale--a new business.<p>The Vancouver, Canada-based entrepreneur turned founding partner of version one ventures is known by advice-seeking and funding-hungry entrepreneurs as one of the leading angel investors in North America, with …

The Strongest Entrepreneurs Do These 8 Things Every Day

While a great business plan, marketing strategy and team are essential components of a winning company, the best entrepreneurs are masters of their inner beings as well, according to health and spiritual expert Ron Williams (also an entrepreneur).<p>A master fitness trainer, bodybuilder (he’s …

Entrepreneurship

How to invest your cash if you're convinced the stock market is about to tank

This has raised the hackles of some commenters, with stock market blogger Jesse Felder observing "File this under 'things you don't see at the bottom.'"<p>Meanwhile, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed that over half of investors are worried that stocks and bonds are overvalued right …

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

20 Smart Apps For Enterpreneurs To Use

A list of great apps for entrepreneurs to increase productivity, manage projects effectively and expand your business with ease!

Hey, entrepreneurs: Get a job

Most young entrepreneurs today want to bypass the whole employment thing and go straight to being the boss. Like their heroes — Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, et al — they imagine they can change the world without any on-the-job training.<p>The reality, of course, is that 99.99 percent of …

IBM: 'Dyre Wolf' Cyber Gang Stole More Than $1 Million from Businesses

IBM says it has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by an Eastern European gang of cybercriminals who used a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls to steal more than $1 million from large and medium-sized U.S. companies. The scheme, which IBM security researchers have dubbed "The …

Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 4 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years while I was working as an executive at a Fortune 500 company, I dreamed of starting my own company and being my own boss. After years of anticipation, I took action and founded a startup. I love my life as a startup entrepreneur.<p>…

5 Smart Ways to Take the Loneliness Out of Being a Solopreneur | Inc.com

Start your own business, and you're likely to get all sorts of warnings. People will tell you how hard it is for a new business to survive, or that you're giving up stability. They may worry about your 401(k). But chances are, no one will warn you about one of the toughest parts of …

Confidence Tips

Confidence is having full trust and belief in yourself, and your abilities. Why is it so important? It helps you succeed in all aspects of life, from dating to business.<p>I’m a 21-year-old entrepreneur. I’m still in my final year at Queen’s University. I’m the founder and CEO of Scent Trunk and …

Self-improvement

Business Planning Makes You More Successful, and We’ve Got the Science to Prove It

Should you spend some time developing a plan for your business, or just dive in and start, figuring things out as you go? There has been plenty of …

4 Research Tips That Will Make Your Idea Really Profitable

Developing a product to sell online? You may be wasting your time. To make serious money do a little research first. Here's how.<p>Have you reached that turning point yet? You know, that moment when you finally admit that you're tired of the client search and working day and night to serve them …

10 Design Resources You Could Never Think Were Free

Whether you are designing your own site or you are a professional website designer, you are always looking for a way to make your site sleeker, …