Tony Gonzales

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The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

10 Online Careers You Can Start Today With Basically No Money

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and …

Why Becoming Purpose Driven Is The Path To Success in the 21st Century

"A culture of purpose guides behavior, influences strategy, transcends leaders-and endures." - Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO<p>The bigger purpose is a clear definition of why the company exists. When we explore this with companies, we always find a deeper reason that very often is <i>not</i> communicated …

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

5 years of studying rich people taught me they have a set of unwavering beliefs that the rest of us don't

In my five-year Rich Habits study of 233 rich people and 128 poor people (you can see the criteria for each on my website), I discovered that your beliefs dictate your circumstances in life. Those who are wealthy have different beliefs than those who are poor or stuck in the middle class.<p>We adopt …

Want to Be a Millionaire? Here Are 11 Things You Should Do Now | Inc.com

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people.<p>That applies to 20-somethings.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up 11 pieces of …

Self-improvement

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep | Inc.com

Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion for their business plans and personal life goals. Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so you can wake up ready to …

Success

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

The app that lets you trade stocks without paying any fees just fixed a big thing it was missing

On Tuesday, Robinhood is rolling out Robinhood Instant, a free upgrade that makes trading with the app faster.<p>Robinhood Instant introduces two crucial features.<p>The first is immediate access to funds, which means you can instantly reinvest any money you make. You used to have to wait three days …

Early Stage Investing For Entrepreneurs And Individual Investors Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive

Alan Patricof Contributor<p>Alan Patricof is the founder and managing director of Greycroft Partners.<p>On Friday, December 18, Congress passed the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes), a sweeping $1 trillion bill which, as part of an 887-page omnibus, would prove challenging for even the most …

11 signs that you shouldn’t launch a startup

Many people believe that they can create and launch a successful startup online. They think that they can magically make money just like Mark Zuckerberg did with Facebook.<p>They see the Internet — websites, social media sites and mobile apps — as a place where all they have to do is stake their claim …

Self-improvement

A 10-year study of executives reveals the trickiest, most impactful trait of successful leaders

Good decision-making skills, an understanding of one’s entire company, and a knowledge of the broader industry are all decent qualities for business leaders to have. But there’s another characteristic that can help make the difference between being a good CEO and being a great one.<p>It’s a knack for …

Leadership

In Defense of Learning Code the Hard Way

At least relatively speaking.<p>It's the new year, which means many of us are making resolutions to be better, healthier, less-bad, or just generally more valuable human beings.<p>One popular resolution is (again) learning to code. With an ever-multiplying field of e-learning websites, web dev bootcamps, …

The Painful Truth About Starting a Business

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

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Stock Markets

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

How Wall Street hijacks your money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Robert C.S. “Bobby” Monks, author of “Uninvested: How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money & …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

The Tardigrade Genome Has Been Sequenced, And It's Even Weirder Than We Thought

What the...<p>Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade, AKA the water bear, for the first time. And their results suggest that this …

How to Build a Compelling Marketing Plan for Your Startup | Inc.com

This 3-part series is intended to illuminate what goes into developing a superior business plan-one worth funding. I hope that you enjoyed Part I of the series last week. In this installment, we will examine the <b>Marketing and Sales Section</b> of the typical business plan.<p>The <b>Marketing and Sales Section</b> …

3 Pitches That Will Have Investors Begging You to Take Their Money | Inc.com

Phin Barnes recalls how, when his VC firm First Round Capital was deciding whether to back the meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron, founder Matt Salzberg's eyes lit up as he nerded out on logistics details. When Greycroft Partners led a $30 million round for Thrive Market, an online …

Apple's CEO On Encryption: "You Can't Have A Back Door That's Only For The Good Guys"

There’s a burning debate – bordering on a battle – between the U.S. government and technology companies over encryption.<p>The government asserts that encryption – when it is so strong that the police can not eavesdrop on communications in their efforts to catch and prosecute criminals – is a bad …

Privacy

More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S. than entering: Pew | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering it according to a report released on Thursday, at a time when some Republicans, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, have taken a hard line on illegal immigration.<p>People hoping to reach the U.S. ride atop the …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

I'm Going to Tell You About the Most Successful Person I Know

Lets call him "Pat". That's not his name, but close. I don't want to embarrass him, although I am 99.99% sure he won't be embarrassed even if I mention him.<p>I met him in 1999. He was the number two guy at the largest investment bank in the world. He wanted to invest in my next company. Here's what …