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These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Personal Finance
Startups

Four Ways To Give Your Customers Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At their essence, consumers are always looking for value. When they see value, the chances of them making a purchase increase dramatically. Just …

Entrepreneurship

Cash-strapped startups are turning to a funding tactic used by oil and gas companies in the 1900s

Software-as-service companies have a great business model. Instead of one-off payments for software, these companies charge subscriptions, monthly or annual payments for delivering software through the browser. It gives them a predictable, ongoing stream of payments with plenty of room for …

Startups

The 38 Books by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs that Will Transform Your Business and Career

Over the course of history there have been hundreds of thousands, if not millions of wildly successful entrepreneurs. The stories of these enormous …

How A Near-Fatal Car Crash Inspired An Italian Entrepreneur's Mind-Boosting Business Idea

Fatalists believe that things happen for a reason, even terrible things. Giorgio Pautrie is inclined to agree with that, because in spite of almost losing his life in an horrific road traffic accident, the experience marked the start of his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.<p>Six years ago Pautrie …

Profit

Scientists Uncover A New Material That Could Transform Solar Power Use

Using solar power to produce energy is no new subject, but even though it has been around now for quite some time, there are still massive …

Why your startup needs a partner NOW!

Startups do not need to partner with other startups, rather, agreements with MNCs and government agencies can be mutually beneficial

Here Is Why Google Is Buying a Crazy Amount of Clean Energy

Google just closed on a deal to buy a significant amount of clean energy from two new wind farms that will be built in Norway and Sweden to help …

Renewable Energy

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

The Sleep Hack Neuroscience Says Gives Your Brain Optimal Rest | Inc.com

Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public health concern. Those who don't get …

Neuroscience

How to Convince People to Invest In Your Startup

Recently, I rode the Amtrak across America, visiting 12 cities coast to coast. In each city, I met dozens of entrepreneurs — credible, legit …

Crowd Funding

Five Lessons From Some Of Today's Hottest, Billion-Dollar Startups

What makes the billion dollar startups so unique? The answer is distribution. They either create a whole new market, like Uber and Airbnb did with the sharing economy, or they massively disrupt existing markets, such as healthcare and finance. Here are five companies that made it into the “billion …

New Jersey

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that doesn’t …

Small Business

Forget 'Shark Tank': Why Buying a Small Business Is Better Than Starting One

Reality shows glamorize startups, but for most entrepreneurs, the smarter move is to buy an existing business and grow it into something bigger and better.<p>Reality shows like Shark Tank glamorize startups. But the reality of starting a new business is a different story. For most entrepreneurs, the …

Small Business

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

How PayPal Plans to Get Back on Top in Digital Payments

<b>By Leena Rao</b><p>June 6, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT<p><i>After a lost decade, the newly independent company is making big investments again.</i><p>During the gloomy spring of …

FinTech
Entrepreneurship

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Kicks A Hornet’s Nest By Attacking Liberals Who Deny Science

When it comes to science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is there to defend its good name no matter who is attacking. That’s why things got a little testy on Real Time on Friday after Tyson opened up about liberals who deny science, namely the anti-vaccine group and those who tout alternative …

Father and His Tiny Astronaut Son Explore Earth Together in Adorable Photo Project

We tell kids that the sky’s the limit when it comes to exploring the world’s possibilities, but we tend to forget to embrace that wisdom in our own lives, as we get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of adulthood. Photographer Aaron Sheldon has revived a starry-eyed, childlike curiosity …

Cute
Bollywood

How subscription video on-demand services like Netflix are contributing to the demise of pay

BI Intelligence<p>The way viewers are watching TV is rapidly evolving.<p>Every year, more viewers are ditching their expensive pay-TV subscriptions and opting instead for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video, as well as premium services from HBO and Showtime. …

Televisions

5 Life Hacks People Tell Me Have Changed Their Lives Or The Way They Work

Curating the C_NCENTRATE newsletter every week used to take about two hours but now, thanks to the smart group of people it attracts (and a slew of other smarter cookies that regularly send me great things to read), it takes about 30 minutes. Some of the most popular links are the ones regarding …

Self-improvement

Here's Facebook's bold plan for the next decade

"Today we're going to do something a little different," <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the audience at its annual F8 developers conference. "We're going to walk through our roadmap for the next 10 years."<p>In the span of less than thirty minutes the CEO outlined his plans for the next …

Social Media

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Black Holes

On-Demand Interior Design Anyone Can Afford | Inc.com

Meet Bobby. He just graduated from college and moved into his first real adult apartment. The problem is, his neon beer signs and thrift store furniture hurt the professional image he's trying to create for himself. Bobby would like to hire someone to design the apartment for him, but knows he …

Outdoor Spaces