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A ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur who won $250,000 realized previous contestants were doomed by the same type of question

In the nine years "Shark Tank" has been on the air, we've seen hundreds of hopeful entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in front of a panel of celebrity investors, only for a fraction of them to actually land a coveted business deal.<p>But before they get an offer from the likes of Mark Cuban, Barbara …

Entrepreneurship

A Cell Tower REIT That Is Simply 'Indispensable'

In a <i>Forbes</i> article last week, I explained that “I’m the father to five kids and this means I pay AT&T (NYSE:T) a healthy amount each month so that …

Investing

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.<p>In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said …

Mental Health

5 Desserts That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

The occasional yummy dessert, enjoyed in moderation, makes meals 100 times more delightful. But if you’re trying to lose weight or have healthy …

This One Simple Thing Is Absolutely Necessary To Be An Expert

As someone who is constantly looking for ways to turn expertise into profit I write quite a bit about what it means to be an expert and, more importantly, to be recognized as such so that you can charge what you know you are worth instead of begrudgingly settling for winning business simply by …

Marketing

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Project Management

Billionaire Ray Dalio says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio is no stranger to success — he's the founder of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, which manages …

Bridgewater Associates

Morgan Stanley Warns Investors: The Best Times May Be Near an End

Investors need to prepare for downside as the end of the economic cycle is near and U.S. markets are priced for best-case scenarios, Morgan Stanley …

Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers

‘You’re a walking honey pot’<p>Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty. Like many YouTube personalities in the vein of motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, he brands himself as a self-starter-made-good who now wants to …

Internet

Run More Effective Meetings With These 9 Questions

The average executive spends 23 hours of their week in meetings, and 71 percent say these meetings are unproductive and inefficient. Make better use of your time, and your team members’, by reframing your approach. Our eight questions below will help you.<p>Earlier in our series on good questions, we …

Management

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Entrepreneurship

Who’s the boss? Why strong leaders are ‘servants’

The best way to get your team to have your back is to win their hearts and minds. The road to that for leaders is to ‘Serve.’<p>The primary role of a …

Leadership

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

Work from Home

Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women with No Start-Up Costs

For budding female entrepreneurs who have little or no cash to start a business, things don't come as easily as they do for their male peers. Banks, …

Small Business

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

Education Technology

Need to Negotiate? Here's the Best Way to Advocate for Yourself for Maximum Impact.

Cathryn Lavery started two businesses, one of which was funded successfully on Kickstarter.<p>7 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

Month-by-month guide to setting goals for the rest of ’18

A new year offers a clean slate to refocus, redefine, and recreate your professional footprint. But when it comes to far-fetched resolutions that …

The 25 most influential books ever written about business

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Warren Buffett — arguably the most skilled investor of our time — said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success, because "that's how …

Schedule a Personal Inventory Day Each Month

Just as important as setting New Year’s resolutions is figuring out how we reach them, and not getting so bogged down in work that we forget to take …

10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that?<p>The secret to getting more done is to make things automatic. …

Productivity

Ricardo Montilla

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet

You don't necessarily need a virtual assistant to offload all your work. Instead, try these five apps to boost your productivity and focus in the new year.<p>In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and …

Productivity

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Success

Keyword Rankings Are Meaningless: Learn How to Grade Your SEO

Measure organic success with relevant metrics.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many business owners and managers, you probably test the effectiveness of your SEO campaign by Googling the keywords you think are most important to see if you show up on the …

Google Search

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website

Every startup wants the formula for success. Google just provided it for free.<p>Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with …

Startups

10 Tips To Get Rich By Your 30th Birthday

Someone recently asked me how to get rich quick and frankly, I was stumped. Money isn’t my motivator — at least, not anymore. When I first started out, I had the same dream as many new entrepreneurs: to be a millionaire as fast possible. But over the years, I realized that using money as a sole …

Entrepreneurship

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful

Need some hacks to grow your business? Start here.<p>If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. …

Entrepreneurship