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If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

50 Jobs, Gigs and Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

If your dream is to work from home, and you don't know where to start, this list has something for you. Guaranteed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ah, working from home. If you're sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you're stuck 9-to-5, Monday through …

Employment

Sell your old iPad to us for a special Black Friday trade-in

If you’re ready to upgrade your iPad this holiday season, make sure you sell your old iPad to us first. <i>Cult of Mac’s</i> Apple gear buyback program can get you more for your outdated and even busted devices than companies like Gazelle, Walmart, Best Buy and even Apple.<p>We’re also offering a special …

The 20 best smart home devices you can snag at a discount on Black Friday

Smart gadgets for the home now have the power to raise or lower a room's temperature, unlock front doors and even adjust light bulbs so that one can obtain the perfect amount of moonlighting in a room.<p>This tech craze shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, this year's massive crop of gadgets and …

Thanksgiving store hours 2016: What time is Walmart open?

Walmart throws down the gauntlet with their Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales. Here’s what you need to know about store hours and when the sales …

The best Cyber Monday gaming deals 2017

It might not <i>technically</i> be Cyber Monday anymore, but that hasn't stopped some retailers from extending what should be a day of deals to a whole week. …

PS4 Pro

Check Out Apple's Black Friday 2016 Deals

While Apple took a hiatus from offering Black Friday discounts in 2015, the company just posted a teaser that indicates shoppers should see some Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple products. The company has put up a simple web page that says "Friday can't come fast enough" and says to come back for …

Amazon has 7 different Vizio sound bars and speakers on sale for Black Friday

Vizio burst onto the scene in the United States mainly because of its high-quality TVs that we available at a fraction of the price of similar sets …

Black Friday PlayStation Events Starts Today

Sony has today started its Black Friday PlayStation event allowing PlayStation gamers to start purchasing and downloading the discounted games and …

Grand Theft Auto

All of the 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Fitness Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here to give you all the fitness deals you can dream of. If you're ready for a post-Thanksgiving tone-up session, …

How To Survive Black Friday

Some of the year's deepest discounts can be found in day-after Thanksgiving sales, along with large crowds and hectic environments. With tips from the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, which provides property and casualty insurance, we've rounded up nine ways to stay safe and shop smart this …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Startups

The most common marketing mistake startups make

I’ve seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish new posts, edit copy, upload images, etc.), then they have been set up to fail.<p>This mistake is most often made …

3 ways to turn your best customers into your best salespeople

• 84 percent of consumers say they either completely or somewhat trust recommendations from family, colleagues, and friends about products – making these recommendations the information source ranked highest for trustworthiness.<p>88 percent of people trust online reviews written by other consumers as …

Customers

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

The 7 Best Cities For Entrepreneurs

Between the affordable cost of living and the support and resources available in each community, these seven cities are the top places to start up.<p>A. Detroit, Michigan<p>This is a bit of a biased answer, but the resurgence of Detroit makes it one of the best cities for entrepreneurs. Opportunities …

5 Books That Will Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.<p>Not everyone is built to be an entrepreneur. It's tough work. It requires an obscene amount of persistence, patience, and drive. It means enduring a lot of "No" just to get to a single "Yes." And it means relying on yourself more than you can …

Entrepreneurship

How to Raise Capital as a Solo Founder

<i>I've played a role in founding three startups, but I'd never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million.</i><p>Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an …

Venture Capital

12 Dark and Sordid Truths That Every New Entrepreneur Will Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do stories of successful entrepreneurs rarely touch upon the dark, sordid and untold rejections that are far more representative of entrepreneurship? Perhaps because stories of misery, depression, anxiety, fear and doubt hardly …

Entrepreneurship

7 essential steps to help you build a winning startup strategy

You have a great idea for a business and are rightly excited to get going. There is so much to do that you can hardly sleep at night. You are thinking of all the plans and steps that you must complete, like securing financing, setting up a website, hiring your first employees… the list goes on and …

5 signs you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur

You have an epic idea. Now what? The real challenge for any entrepreneur is not getting started. It is staying in business. Yes, you can be …

3 disastrous HR mistakes your startup should avoid at all costs

The first few years of any startup are generally characterized by long hours, cramped workspaces, shoestring budgets, and skeleton teams.<p>In a scene closely resembling a beehive, individuals and divisions scramble around each other, totally focused on their individual goals and deadlines.<p>Have you …

27 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Laura Cattano went from working in a restaurant to managing her own business in less than a year and spent "next to nothing" to get started.<p>Her biggest initial startup costs? Replacing an old computer and spending about $400 to create an LLC. Since then, …

Small Business

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …