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'Roots' grows deeper in new version of slavery epic on History

Almost four decades after its premiere, "Roots" still stands as an elite landmark in TV history. The saga of author Alex Haley tracing his ancestral roots to a young African boy kidnapped and sold into slavery was a phenomenon when it first aired on ABC in 1977, gripping a nation with its brutal …

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9 Mindset Shifts That'll Take You From Struggling Entrepreneur to Empire-builder

<i>Photo Credit: Michelle Warner</i><p>10 years in the online world, 6-plus years as an entrepreneur and several 7-figure businesses (both as CEO and high level advisor) later have taught me a few things about the mindset needed to build successful online businesses.<p>It's also taught me that while the …

Why Small Businesses Should Use Facebook Advertising

When it comes to marketing, there are two things we know for sure.<p>1: You have to do it.<p>2: It costs money. Sometimes lots of money.<p>Now, that cost might not matter so much if you're, say, Coca-Cola who brings in little over $40 billion annually.<p>But if you're one of the 27 million small businesses …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the startup dream.<p><b>Why do you think Silicon Valley culture encourages startups over small …

Small Business

Screen Printing: The Most Complete Guide

The water was blue like turquoise and so clear that she could see her feet shuffling on the white sand. Just when she thought nothing could ruin her …

From the Tank to the Bank: 5 Small Business Trends You Need to Know Right Now

I recently had the opportunity to interview Daymond John, from the hit television show, Shark Tank and Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking at Capital One about business trends for 2016. There are several opportunities that stand out this year for entrepreneurs to capitalize and grow their …

What Your Logo’s Color Says About Your Company (Infographic)

Understanding the science behind color could increase the effectiveness of your company’s branding methods.<p>When it comes to identifying your brand, your logo is probably the first thing your customers will think of.<p>While honing the narrative and message behind your logo should of course be your …

10 Bad Habits Every Entrepreneur Must Eliminate to be Successful

There’s actually way more than 10 bad habits most of us could stand to rid ourselves of before embarking on our new lives as an entrepreneur.<p>But …

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The beach life is the best life on Roatan Island in Honduras

"Ba-na-na dough-nut! Ba-na-na dough-nut!" Every afternoon, Milton's singsong call drifted down the beach and started me drooling.<p>A tub of warm, sugar-sprinkled banana doughnuts, freshly made from scratch, was tucked under an arm of this genial man with a Santa Claus beard and funky tropical …

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9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing<p>Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great …

Success

8 Crucial Entrepreneurial Skills You Won’t Learn in School

You won't pick up these skills in a classroom, but you can't run a business without them.<p>Entrepreneurship may be a major in some business schools but there are many things you just can't learn in the classroom.<p>Here are eight skills you'll need to possess when becoming a business owner in the real …

Breather CEO: These Ideas Build the Best Businesses

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

10 Hot Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016

Trulia’s Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin compiled his list of 10 hot real estate markets to watch in …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

The Dream Weaver: 8 Common Dreams and What They Mean

In honor of the Rubin Museum's annual Dream-Over this weekend, psychologist Dr. William Braun decodes some of our everyday dreams.<p>Imagine arriving at a museum in pajamas and fuzzy slippers to spend an entire night under a piece of art. At the Rubin's annual event tomorrow, that dream becomes a …

Your Personality Could Be the Reason Your Business Is Failing

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

The One Regret Everyone Has After 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> …

Good CEOs aren’t busy

<i>How to grow from a 5 person company to a 500 person company.</i><p><i>“Once you build out your executive team you’ll have so much time on your hands you won’t</i> …

20 Young Entrepreneurs You Need to Know in 2016 | Inc.com

You don't need decades of experience to launch a company.<p>In fact, Millennial entrepreneurs are making a huge impact in various industries, including tech, consumer finance, fashion, and retail.<p>On Monday, <i>Forbes</i> published its fifth annual list of the most influential people under the age of 30, …

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3 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your mindset affects what you believe is possible, and that will dictate what actions you take in your life and business. Your thoughts will either help or hurt your business. The way you think is one of your most valuable assets as an …

21 Simple Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are often defined by the size of our ambitions, but the best way to make a big impact is to start small steps. How many times have you set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for yourself and, somehow, got lost along the way? I know I have, and the only times I reached my farthest goals were …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs, Here's Why It’s Time to Stop Being so Hard on Yourself

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

Self Improvement Tips in Houston | Self Improvement Tips

“When you truly love yourself, you don’t have enemies. They may hate you but you’re too big to hate them back.” — Tony Gaskins. When you love …

6 Signs You Are Not Ready for Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite all the beautiful pictures on Instagram, <i>not</i> everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship can lead to a life of freedom, and benefit the people a business serves. Or, it can be a nightmare if someone isn’t cut out for …