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10 Success lessons from Reid Hoffman - “Co-Founder of LinkedIn” for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share30<p>+14<p>Shares 57<p>Microsoft announced its plan to acquire LinkedIn this year for $26.2 Billion, making it by far the biggest acquisition …

Entrepreneurship

The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Small Business

6 Brain Science Surprises About Being Creative | Inc.com

Most of us are always looking for ways to be more creative. Creativity is the basis of innovation, doing new things, breaking ground, and going places you've never been. There's plenty of advice available, but it comes with the presumption that we have a clear view of creativity.<p>According to …

Creativity

America’s 25 richest companies control more than half of all corporate cash

You know the old adage “the rich get richer while the poor get poorer”? This recently became a reality for American companies.<p>Twenty-five …

The 4 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In reality, there are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur. Hard work and drive are always necessary for entrepreneurial success, but your personal improvement leading up to …

Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs

Every month, nearly 20% of the country gets a Social Security check. What if that number were 100%? What if the government gave everyone an income?<p>That’s the premise behind universal basic income (UBI), an idea with a long and surprisingly mainstream history. Its popularity last peaked in the 1970s …

Income Inequality

Marketing's New Mantra: Location, Location, Location

As a recent Forbes Insights report, “Location: A Strategic Marketing Imperative,” sponsored by xAd, points out, location-based mobile advertising is fast becoming a strategic imperative in today’s data-driven, highly competitive landscape.
It’s easy to understand why. Mobile is quickly surpassing …

Customer Experience

The Best-Kept Secret for Funding a Startup

You'll never guess this resource that has been right in front of you this whole time.<p>What do you think of when you hear credit union? Some of you may think of 1960, grandparents or limited, closed-associations. Some of you may even be asking whether credit unions even exist anymore. During the …

Sure, let's get excited about innovation – but only if it makes our lives better

By promoting an innovation nation, governments can inadvertently encourage bad innovation. Amazon may have reshaped the retail industry but it’s hardly a workforce model we’d want in Australia<p>As the business cases of Yahoo!, Blockbuster and Borders all illustrate, even the best-prepared CEO can …

Innovation

A VC's Tips on Raising Money for Your Startup

Use these seven tips to better position yourself, and your startup, for success.<p>As an entrepreneur, I was once in the middle of pitching to an investor when he asked me the question: “What do you want to get out of this?” I started to repeat the financial figures that I had prepared, but he …

How I Built a Billion-Dollar Company

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

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> …

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

A year investing in European startups: Here’s what I’ve learned

Last year, I moved to Europe to work in a growth stage venture capital fund. Having invested in tech companies in India and the US before, I expected the European tech ecosystem to be much smaller in comparison. However, the last year has been eye-opening. The European tech industry has more scale …

Carsharing

The Silicon Valley of Transylvania

Bryan Martin Contributor<p>Bryan Martin is chairman and CTO of 8x8.<p>Romania has long been a hotbed for tech companies outsourcing contact centers, software development and even research and development. Now, Romania is growing its own entrepreneurial culture.<p>The online database Romanian Startups lists …

How to Avoid Burnout: 5 Ways Successful People Stay Sharp, Productive, and Healthy

Running your own business is an all-encompassing pursuit. You need to wear many hats, and it’s easy to end up working far more than you would as an …

Success

5 Things to Do When Your Side Business Isn't an Overnight Success

If you're like me, or any of my clients, when you first got the idea to go into business for yourself, I bet it felt like a mixture of exciting and also a little scary at that same time, right?<p>And you probably felt a pretty big pull to make this exciting, scary thing work no matter what.... nothing …

The Secret To Productivity? Maximizing Your Downtime in 3 Simple Ways | Inc.com

When we talk about productivity, we always talk about the "getting it done" side of things. We talk about To Do lists and "productivity hacks" and how to sacrifice sleep for the betterment of the project.<p>My theory?<p>Productivity has more to do with what you DON'T do.<p>Too often, people focus on how to …

Time Management

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup<p>Are you one of those entrepreneurs who are thinking to start a new …

10 legal mistakes made by startups

Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding …

Recommended Reading for Startup Founders, Part I

I frequently receive requests for recommendations on quality reading material for startup founders. Over the years I’ve put together a list of books …

Startups

A serial entrepreneur shares his 10 years of entrepreneurship experience in 8 minutes

My earliest recollection of dabbling in something remotely entrepreneurial was when I was 15. I’d picked up programming for about 2 years by then, …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

How This Entrepreneur Built a Successful Sales-Course Empire from Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than two decades ago, entrepreneur Mike Bundrant became a certified neurolinguistic programming (NLP) instructor. NLP, if you don't know, is a model for interpersonal communication designed to influence and change unwanted behaviors. …

This Is the Future of Work and What It Means for Your Career

In my 20s, I was an investment banker; in my 30s, a research analyst; in my 40s, I managed and led large, complex businesses; and now that I’ve …

The 5 Best Ways To Spark Creativity

Ever wonder why some ideas come to us unbidden, out of the blue? Yet at other times we struggle to find the perfect word or come up with a more …

Creativity