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Sir Richard Branson's Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don't Be Afraid Of Fear

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Small businesses have a lot to thank legendary racing driver Mario Andretti for, as this should be the mantra of all budding entrepreneurs.<p>It is normal for entrepreneurs to feel out of control and worry that the rug could be pulled …

6 Top Productivity Trends for Business Owners

<i>This is part of the Increased Productivity series where tips on productivity, brain training, and business success are shared.</i><p>If you're a business owner, you know that productivity is one of the keys to making your business grow. If you're not running a productive business, chances are you're …

Time Management

Sound Drop Could Be Our Next Generation Headphones

Headphones are one of greatest inventions that change dramatically the way we listen our music. However, rapid trend has raised a question: what …

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

Entrepreneurship

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Slide Show: 13 Tips From Top Marketing Execs

As part of our CMO Interview series, we often ask marketing leaders to share their words of wisdom with the industry.<p>From WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, …

Using Google Analytics to determine if your content is generating leads - WP Premium Support

Shares 38<p>As a content marketer I’m regularly looking at my stats to work out what content is doing well. In this article I’ll go through 2 useful …

Want to relive your frat party days? Sign up for a weekend at this 'adult summer camp' in Connecticut

The answer is Connecticut's Club Getaway, a summer camp for adults, one of many in the US. Those looking to relive their childhood memories (or experience this rite of passage for the first time) can pay more than $500 for a weekend of summertime traditions and friendship-making.<p>Club Getaway is now …

Summer Camp

New York hipsters are being encouraged to move to Detroit

There's one in SoHo, another at the Ace Hotel in Midtown, and the other two billboards are in Bushwick. One example reads, "Detroit: Just west of Bushwick" while another says, "Detroit: Be left alone" below a rainbow.<p>"I think Detroit is a compelling place for people to be moving," explained Philip …

Manhattan

Startups Anonymous: What Selling Drugs Taught Me About Business -- Part II

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

Life's a beach! TripAdvisor releases list of 10 best islands in the world

We're no longer in the depths of winter, but if spring hasn't yet sprung like you've been hoping it would, just feast your eyes on this: TripAdvisor has released its list of Travelers' Choice Top 10 islands for 2015. Brace yourself for sun, sand, surf and a sudden desire to go buy a plane</b> …

Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz

It’s like Techstars, but for cannabis.<p>“At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance.”<p>That’s not typically part of the opening spiel when welcoming a roomful of budding entrepreneurs to your business boot camp, but then Micah Tapman is not running your typical startup …

Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6’s power management features in new promo video

Earlier today, Samsung took to its official YouTube channel in order to share a new promotional video for its recently-launched Galaxy S6 and S6 …

12 drool-worthy brunch dishes you need to try in NYC

If there's any meal New Yorkers feel particularly passionate about, it's brunch. It's a weekend unwind, a hangover cure (thank heavens for Bloody …

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The Best Android Phone Of All Time

There has been something very surprising about the levels of interest I’ve seen with the S6 and S6 Edge, namely that the interest seems to be focused now, as the phone goes on sale, on the S6 instead of the Edge.<p>This is the reverse of what I noticed when I published my initial hands-on reviews of …

3 ways to market like a millennial

The marketing world is changing, and millennials are stepping up to help brand managers embrace it.<p>A recent millennial marketers study by Adobe …

14 books by mega-successful CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.

CEOs

U.S. Equities, Oil And Gold Hammered After Upbeat Jobs Report

Good economic news is bad news for U.S. equities, at least in Friday trading: the U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, 55,000 more than analysts were expecting, but the interest-rate implications of this strong report sent the markets into a tizzy in Friday trading, with all three equity …

Rhode Island Considers Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed.<p>“Marijuana prohibition is an ineffective and wasteful policy, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer," state Sen. Joshua Miller (D), sponsor of …

Warren Buffett's Two Tips on Building Successful Businesses - Pass Them Along

CEO Warren Buffett’s recipe for business and life success is revealed in Berkshire Hathaway’s 2014 annual report released last weekend. It’s simple:<p><b>Culture + Leadership + Trust = Wealth</b><p>This formula shows how Berkshire’s unique culture and leadership has established a foundation of trust on which …

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

A Social Media Guide for Startups and Entrepreneurs

How startups can leverage the power of social media.<p>Over the past few years, an interesting transformation has occurred in the business world. Social media has become less of an optional marketing opportunity and more of a priority. In fact, platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become integral …

14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015, and which ones have tons of job openings?<p>Those are the questions the job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs that are in high demand.<p>And naturally, that list was dominated by tech …

Employment

The Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Is Heeeeeeere - PAPER

The <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 5 trailer debuted last night at IMAX theaters across the country (pause for deep eye roll, even if you're a ride-or-die <i>GOT</i> fan), and, as these things go, someone put a cellphone recording on YouTube. The quality's not spectacular, but that's OK, you've still got lots of …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

National Parks