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Why You Need to Invest Like an 85-Year-Old Grandmother | Inc.com

My wife and I got a wonderful offer the other day.<p>A friend of ours, someone who has built a half-dozen successful companies in his career, wanted to give us a chance to invest in his next venture.<p>Because I signed an NDA, I can't give you too many details. But I can say this. It is extremely clever; …

Investing

4 Things Steve Jobs Taught Me About Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>He’s been deemed “the greatest marketer of all time.” There are countless stories of his outbursts and his stubbornness, but also of his iconic innovation, his inspirational personality (for some) and his revolutionary methods in …

What I Learned From Interviewing 163 Entrepreneurs About Failure

<i>This post is co-authored by Dorie Clark and Matthew Turner.</i><p>We always hear about the success stories. Mark Zuckerberg launching in his dorm room. The WhatsApp guys selling for $19 billion. Uber disrupting the taxi industry, and pretty soon everything else. But along the way, even the most successful …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do Today To Prepare For Retirement

Some entrepreneurs say they’ll work forever. Yet there comes a <b></b>point when most business owners want to retire and transfer their ownership in order to enjoy everything they’ve worked so hard to obtain.<p>Though entrepreneurs may feel anxious about stepping away from a lifelong business, careful …

Retirement

The 4 S's of All Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business schools love acronyms and formulas. There are the "four P's of marketing" (sometimes as many as seven) and the three Cs of business.<p>There is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis <b></b>(or SWOT thinking) and more …

7 Tips for Preventing a Business Meltdown

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs struggle to stay in business amid intense competition.<p>Here are seven suggestions for increasing your chances of sustaining a successful business:<p>1. Keep abreast of the competition.<p>Don't assume anything about the …

Small Business

To Boost Your Business Treat Employees as Well as Your Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How well are employees treated in your small business? Are employees treated as well as your customers are treated?<p>And, are <i>all</i> employees treated well, or are <i>some</i> employees treated better than others?<p>When employees are consistently treated …

Five Things Your Resume Must Convey In 10 Seconds

If you pitch your resume into Black Hole recruiting sites, you’ll be resting your job-search hopes on a keyword-searching algorithm. That’s why I don’t recommend that approach to job-seekers, no matter how closely a job-seeker’s resume matches the posted job spec.<p>I recommend that you reach out to …

Employment

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

How to Be a Healthier and Happier Entrepreneur in 2015

Nothing could be more exciting than following your dreams and launching your own business. Yet all too often, that initial excitement is dampened by the realities of running a company. It takes hard work, and with too many long days and late nights, entrepreneurs become tense, burnt out, and …

The 15 Best Movies You Probably Didn't See This Year

The best movies aren't always the ones that are highly publicized.<p>Our friends over at crowdsourced rankings website Ranker came out with a list of the best movies you may not have seen this year. Check out these 15 movies and you'll be a film buff in no time.<p>Benedict Cumberbatch stars as British …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

17 Tactics For Reading People's Body Language

According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55% of the message you convey comes from your body language.<p>That's why studying body language has such a long history.<p>None other than Charles Darwin wrote the first academic investigation into body language, his "The Expression of the Emotions in Man …

10 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Here are 10 things you should stop doing right now:<p><b>1. Impulsive web browsing:</b> Since most of us work with access to the internet, it's easy to get side-tracked looking up the answer to a random question that just popped into your head.<p>That's why Quora user Suresh Rathinam recommends writing down …

Words Of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished. This is an admirable trait not many people …

4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs | Inc.com

It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff, a management consultant and author of <i>The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind</i>.<p>"These …

Small Business

Here's The Surprising Question One CEO Asks At The Start Of Every Job Interview

But Robert Reid, CEO of the financial management software company Intacct, likes to flip things around by asking candidates what they want to talk about to start the interview.<p>In an interview with The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Reid explains that asking someone the question, "What do you want to …

Parcel delivery company City Link enters administration over Christmas

Troubled Coventry-based company had suffered years of ‘substantial losses’, with future of 2,727 workers now uncertain<p>Parcel delivery company City Link, which employs 2,727 workers, has gone into administration.<p>The Coventry-based company, which is owned by investment firm Better Capital, called in …