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9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

Los Angeles

How, Even As an Introvert, I Still Learned to Close Sales

A follow-up email and a smile on your face -- even one that your prospect can't see -- can help nail that sale.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written about famous introverted entrepreneurs and about how introverts possess skills that naturally …

Public Speaking

Burger King Makes a 240 Percent Profit When You Say "Yes" to This Quick Question

This brilliant pricing scheme extorts huge margins while simultaneously increasing customer loyalty.<p>McDonald's was sued this week because they charge customers for the cheese on a Quarter Pounder, whether they want it or not. Silly as that sounds, it's a big deal for McDonald's because, in fast …

Burger King

12 books you should read before starting a business

If you want to start a business, you'll need advice on where to start, what pitfalls to anticipate, and how best to spend your time and money to get your idea off the ground.<p>While you may be tempted to spring for classes, seminars, and training sessions, books are the most accessible and affordable …

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit

Whether you're self-funded or not, there's plenty to learn from a bootstrapper.<p>9 min read<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

How Curiosity Propelled the Entrepreneur Behind Justin's to Grow a $100 Million Brand

Justin Gold kept asking himself questions, which led to the founding of his business, new product ideas and finally a $286 million acquisition.<p>9 min read<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur.com <i>News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it</i> …

How Spartan Race Founder Joe De Sena Built the Biggest Brand in Obstacle Racing

I talked to Joe De Sena about becoming the category leader in obstacle racing, and how building the brand was way harder than finishing a Spartan race.<p>Even if you're not into fitness, you've heard of Spartan Race. Spartan events feature natural and manmade obstacles specifically designed to test …

Meet the American Entrepreneurs Who Are Brewing Japanese Sake in Brooklyn

Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan opened the doors of Brooklyn Kura this year.<p>1 min read<p>Sake is a rice wine that's been brewed in its native Japan for centuries. Now it's also being brewed out of an industrial loft in Brooklyn, N.Y.<p>Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan co-founded Brooklyn Kuraafter the …

A Financial Planner Interviewed 233 Rich People About Their Habits. Here's What You Can Learn

It turns out the wealthy really do think different.<p>Do rich people think differently from everyone else? It turns out the answer is yes. But the good news is that anyone can learn their mental habits. If you do, it will be good for your bank account and your career. You may even wind up wealthy …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform

Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which involves a mobile app consumers use to connect with Washé’s network of around …

How To Build Your Own Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Advice From The Front Lines

Angie and Colin Raja, a married couple from Queens, N.Y., share a love of CrossFit and boxing. But Angie found that much of the gear available to her was drab. When Colin challenged her to come up with gloves that she would like to use, the Rajas found themselves working on an exciting project: …

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.<p>The internet is chock-full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.<p>That's …

Productivity

'Follow Your Passion' Is Bad Advice

"American culture is obsessed with the idea that we need to find our "passion" in order to be happy and successful. But there's a problem: "It's an astonishingly bad piece of advice," says best-selling author Cal Newport. We have no pre-existing passion. Instead, passion is found by first building …

5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today

These five podcasts are hosted by entrepreneurs who can help you build your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, it is crucial to keep learning. Entrepreneurship is all about solving problems with creative …

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

How I went from earning $100 per hour to over $1,000 per hour working for myself

Whatever your industry or job title — coach, consultant, or employee — earning $1,000 per hour might seem like a dream that's totally beyond your reach. Well, it doesn't have to be.<p>In the early days of my coaching and consulting business, I charged as little as I could — for all kinds of reasons — …

One Startup's Strategy for Making $2 Million in 2 Years: Start by Hanging Around the Facebook Lobby

What do you do when you have no track record?<p>What's the best way to build a successful B2B business when you're first starting out and have no track record? Start with small companies and easy "wins" and then work your way up to the big leagues, right? Jeremy Parker and Josh Orbach, co-founders of …

Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader

Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.<p>"I really admired all the great tech companies and even as a little kid, I admired the tech …

Leadership

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

The cofounder of a $2 billion startup says 90% of his job is answering 3 questions

As the COO of Flatiron Health, Zach Weinberg oversees product development and recruiting efforts at one of the hottest startups in the healthcare industry.<p>Weinberg and Flatiron CEO Nat Turner founded the company, which makes software for cancer treatment centers, in 2012 and made a deal with Swiss …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 millionaires, with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>One of the many revelations of the study was that the life you have is a reflection of the foundation you've built during your adult years.<p>If you work hard and …