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20 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say | Inc.com

What separates the best entrepreneurs from the rest? Their mindset. While other people complain and let their negative thoughts get to them, remarkably successful entrepreneurs are steadfast in only thinking and saying things that serve them.<p>If you pay attention, you're likely saying and believing …

Self-improvement

13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & …

Entrepreneurship

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

Hate calling customer service? Let free service Service do it for you

We're living in the service economy, right? Anything you want done but don't want to do yourself, you can hire out. Rides, restaurant deliveries and, now, customer-service calls!<p>New service Service calls companies so you don't have to. It's effectively a personal assistant that handles one of …

Customer Service

Meet The People Making a Full Time Living From Instagram, Kickstarter, and Teespring

I don’t blame people for having excuses for not starting a business. They’re under the illusion that you need a lot of money, a business degree, and …

These daily habits will make you look and feel more confident

Week in, week out we have guys arrive here in Los Angeles for residential boot camps.<p>And while we teach a lot of hard skills, we also emphasize one rather softer skill: practical confidence, the engine that drives everything we teach at The Art of Charm.<p>One fascinating thing I've come to know about …

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his dyslexia helped shape him into an entrepreneur

He had already achieved more success than he ever imagined with his clothing line FUBU, which brought in $350 million in annual revenue at its peak, but he worried that his poor spelling and reading comprehension would suddenly make him appear unintelligent and out of his league.<p>To make matters …

Congratulations, You're Not Crazy, You're an Entrepreneur!

I was once asked this question.<p>"You already do so much, you have a great job, benefits, why on earth would you want to start your own business?" My answer came easy. I want more.<p>Now that may sound a bit greedy but me wanting more in many ways is not based on a vision of how I can grow rich, become …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Wicked Cool MARVEL Phase 2 Movie Art by Matt Ferguson

Dyson Award runner-up Cathal Redmond has invented the Express Dive air tank which can treble the length of time humans can hold their breath underwater<p>As colourful fish were swimming past him off the Greek coast, Cathal Redmond was convinced he had taken some great photos with his first underwater …

Scuba Diving

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Microbiology

How Come A Non-Techie Guy Like Me Can Run A Lead Generation / Marketing — Technology Startup?

There is an unspoken rule — “If you don’t have the skills, you hire one.”<p>Your ultimate motive as a start-up entrepreneur is to get your …

Elite Entrepreneurs Know Who To Treat Like An 8th Grader

Serial entrepreneurs agree that it is best to communicate with investors on an eighth grade level. To illustrate this point, former DoubleClick Founder and current CEO of Graphiq Kevin O’Connor often begins his talks to entrepreneurial students by asking the following question.<p>Select the real …

5 Reasons Why You've Failed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard, and as statistics show, not everyone makes it. Most of us fall somewhere along the spectrum -- at times we succeed, and at other times, we fail. Yet, we’ve all heard of entrepreneurs who experience success time …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …