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How My Startup Failed -- But I Was Still Successful

In the startup world we often hear the phrase "fail and fail fast." The thing that people don't tell you is that failing hurts.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the startup world we often hear the phrase "fail and fail fast."<p>You see the thing that people don't tell you …

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

The One Lesson That Could Save Your Startup Years of Frustration

Startup myths make entrepreneurs lose precious time, but Howard Love's new book sets out to fix that.<p>The first-time entrepreneur's myth is that your idea is going to grow and grow. That's what most startup founders think. What actually happens is that everything takes longer at the beginning, and …

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Silicon Valley

An entrepreneur who now earns 6 figures shares the career advice he wishes he'd had in his pizza delivery days

Fed up with "trudging through six feet of snow, up six flights of stairs to get a $2 tip," he set his sights on something more, and spent two years learning everything he could about running an online business.<p>"I would read these stories, like '18-year-old kid started an office chair site and makes …

What Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves? Start Here.

This story appears in the August 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Jacques Spitzer was having a great run. He’s the founder of Raindrop Marketing, based in San Diego, which scored triple-digit growth in each of the past four years. And yet, the success worried him. The problem: He had no idea …

How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Simple Questions

Killing procrastination is not just about powering through, but understanding why you are pausing in the first place.<p>For every genius that brings a wonderful idea into the world, there are many others who are waiting for "the right moment" to speak up about their brilliant thought. In fact, we all …

From the expert: How to write a business plan that works

Tom Chalmers sits down with David Bateman, author of “Business Plans That Get Investment,” to talk about the do’s and don’ts …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Time Management

Entrepreneurs: Why Planning Matters And How To Do It Better

While many argue that business plans are no longer needed to start up a company, the very exercise of trying to foresee the future five years from now can be extremely helpful for entrepreneurs. Indeed, research published in the <i>International Small Business Journal</i> demonstrates that engaging in …

Entrepreneurship

Debt vs. Equity Financing: Which Way Should Your Business Go?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your small business needs extra capital. Should you take out a business loan or look for an investor? Figuring out how to finance your business is an important decision that can have big consequences. So which is better? Debt or …

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about the …

Why You Shouldn’t Start a Business Alone

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Starting and running a business is a big responsibility—and an even bigger headache. Between …

Entrepreneurship

Stop These 8 Negative Mindsets That Make Entrepreneurs Miserable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is far from easy. Sleepless nights, constant stress and wearing multiple hats, all are the norm. From the outside looking in, it might appear that it’s all rainbows and sunshine, but ask even the most successful …

How Entrepreneurs Can Get Paid What They're Worth

It's time to get comfortable talking about money.<p>For most people, it's not easy to talk about money.<p>We tend to avoid sharing information about our salary or mortgage payments with our friends. When we first started out in the workforce, the thought of asking an employer for a raise was terrifying. …

4 Things Successful People Don't Do | Inc.com

More than 40 percent of Americans look at people who are self-disciplined enough to entirely avoid indulging in bad habits as exemplary citizens. This makes sense: Good habits lead to successful results--which is why you hear so much talk about habits in the entrepreneurial world.<p>As an …

Success

The On-Demand Economy Hits The Reset Button

The “Uber for X” playbook is dead. How companies are going beyond the hype to try to create real businesses.<p>“What do you think about ‘Lyft for food’?”<p>In 2013, Gagan Biyani was working as what techies like to call a “growth hacker” at the ride-hailing company Lyft—his job was to help launch its …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

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