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What No One Ever Tells You About Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is filled with many hidden obstacles that make it difficult to be fully prepared when you start your business.<p><i>Jeremy Choi, an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member from Toronto, is the CEO of</i> <i>WPUP Inc.</i><i>, a personal WordPress concierge service that focuses on providing peace of mind</i> …

Steel rebar forms storage system at Toronto kitchen showroom by DesignAgency

Canadian studio DesignAgency has used steel reinforcing bars to create a shelving system within a kitchen appliance showroom in Toronto (+ slideshow).<p>…

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a beautiful new calendar app from Moleskine that's as elegant as their notebooks, a fun new game that's addicting but doesn't require much time, and a new app from Google that everyone is …

Apps

The big drone companies are investing millions to create a swarm of new drone startups

DJI and Airware are handing out cash to bolster the industry around themselves<p>Three weeks ago, DJI became the most valuable consumer drone company on earth when the venture capital firm Accel invested $75 million in the company. Today the partnership between the two parties deepens, with the …

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Must Be Strong Personal Leaders - Launch & Hustle

I’ve been an entrepreneur for a few years now and have gotten to know several other successful entrepreneurs in that time. I’ve noticed a few …

Banker quit her job to try building a beauty ecommerce empire in Pakistan

The global market for beauty products is worth a staggering US$426 billion. MAC sells one lipstick and one eyeshadow every two seconds, and retail …

Hand-sanitizing startup challenges hospitals’ ban on ads

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>When Reg Littlefield first displayed his Germgo hand-sanitizer stations at a Toronto hospital trade show in 2010, he got a cool reception.<p>"Everybody liked them, but they didn't have the money [to buy]," …

This Test Tells You If You’re Really Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur

At least that’s the aim of Clearer Thinking, a nonprofit that develops decision-making tools.<p>This spring, as college graduates march down the aisles in their caps and gowns, most won’t be dreaming of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 company; they’re more likely to be hatching plans to …

Entrepreneurship

Starting A Business Based On Doing What You Love - Four Steps To Follow

This blog is a continuation of the series of profiles I’ve done on entrepreneurs. The purpose of this series is to provide examples of how people have formed their own businesses, with various degrees of success, in completely different fields with completely different sets of circumstances that …

5 Marketing Tips For The Entrepreneur Without Marketing Experience

Gresham Harkless, Jr., the Blogger-in-Chief at CEO Blog Nation, gives some advice to new entrepreneurs who are wondering about how to market their brand. He says, “I use several methods to market my business – all the methods I’ve chosen to adopt are ones that work for me and my personality.<p>When …

Marketing

How to Find Time to Build Your Ecommerce Empire While Working a 9 to 5

I know first hand how difficult it is to work a day job and still manage to be a “sidepreneur”. There is a significant lack of time to run an …

Small Business

DeliveryTen: A Startup where On-Time Deliveries Make All the Difference

They say necessity is the mother of invention. In today’s world however, one can easily modify this age-old quote to say that it’s not necessity but …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

What psychology tells us about student achievement — and how it is ignored

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Modern school reform has focused primarily on “accountability” measures — or, how to hold students, teachers, principals, schools and districts “accountable” for higher standardized-test scores, but, unfortunately has failed to look at many of the real problems children …

IQ

10 Life Goals That Aren't Nearly As Awesome As You'd Think

Whether it’s to score the winning touchdown of the Super Bowl or summit Mount Everest, most of us dream of one day doing something totally amazing. …

Merck Cancer Drug Shines Against Skin, Lung Cancer

Merck’s immune-boosting cancer drug, Keytruda, bested the standard of care in advanced melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, and showed promising results in non-small cell lung cancer.<p>Based on these data, Merck says it has filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration for Keytruda to be …

Free and fun online tools for creating infographics

In this article we’ll introduce you free online tools for creating infographics. Create your own infographic. Try these tools to display business …

Why You Should Reconsider Your Hatred of Transit Transfers, in 2 Infographics

A brief lesson on how bus and rail connections save time.<p>A classic public transit lesson from Jarrett Walker is getting some renewed attention at CityMetric, and deservedly so. Walker uses two infographics to explain why people should reconsider their hatred of making bus or train transfers. In …

Top Ten Weird Things That Happen When Living Alone

I’ve lived alone for over two years now. And it has its ups and downs, total freedom to do whatever you want and nobody to complain or nag you about …

Top Ten: Best Bistro Tables

Small space living calls for bistro tables, but they're great for homes with a little more space, too. Whether you'd like a little spot for tea time, …

Furniture

How to start a conversation with strangers at a networking event

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to socialize with colleagues, customers and potential clients is at networking events. Corporate gatherings, conferences, happy hours and cocktail parties provide an opportunity for you to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances.<p>However, if you …

8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

<b></b>8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, AnytimeIf there’s one skill that will catapult you in work, love and life, it’s the ability to walk up to …

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background

The doctor is in. The senator is out.<p>Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, complete with a little rebranding. Paul's Twitter handle had previously been “@SenRandPaul.” That old profile is gone. Now, his handle …

Health Care

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

Amazon Dash Button: Finally, an Internet of Things device that is actually useful

The Internet of Things has attracted a lot of attention and generated considerable column inches; and yet, despite all the attention, has remained …

Five Uncommon Internal Innovation Examples

For the past few weeks I have been exploring some themes around innovation (in this post for why failure is a competitive advantage and in this post that talks about how to turn failure into a competitive advantage) and I wanted to continue on that track by highlighting a few examples of companies …