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The 17 Skills Required to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a question that haunts every would-be entrepreneur – and many actual entrepreneurs – every day: “How do I know if I have what it takes?” Yes, the Internet is full of ideas, tips, tricks and even awesome quotes. But do you actually …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Are marriages stronger when one spouse is dominant?

Researchers claim married couples are more likely to have a stable relationship when either the husband or wife asserts dominance<p>Having a dominant spouse in a marriage may give the partnership greater stability and lead to more children, researchers claim.<p>A study found that relationships where …

Domestic Violence

3 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take Vacation Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a very strong and common tendency for entrepreneurs to put in 18-hour days when starting a company, setting an ambitious pace with little thought given to rest. Even with a talented team in place, many entrepreneurs can feel …

Outperform Your Competition With 3 Small Daily Adjustments

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs tend to thrive in environments of healthy competition. Without challenges, there is no growth, so it’s within the hotbed of competition that many entrepreneurs truly find their stride and earn their stripes.<p>We all have 24 …

Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse

Do a quick Google search of “work-life balance” and over 260 million results will flood your screen. But the current conversation often treats “work” and “life” as separate and, all too often, in tension. We make annual resolutions, detailed daily plans, and to-do lists, but we do so as individuals …

4 Pointers for Getting the Most Out of Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll make this short since we have limited time.<p>Don’t you wish people said that as they started meetings? Have you been in meetings and wondered why you were there -- what you were actually solving or agreeing to or why the group was …

Don't Be the Cheapest, Be the Best

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often, founders are worried about how they price their product compared to their competitors. They will find out what everyone else is charging and price their product towards the bottom end of the price range. Their reasons for doing …

Be a Truth-Teller: Advice for Better Mentoring

As a small business owner, you forge strong bonds with your staff and serve as their teachers, whether you realize it or not. Foster better, more honest relationships with those team members with these great tips from our recent panel on small business mentoring.<p><b>Be respectful.</b> Maria …

Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than 10 years ago I founded my then “small” business that today has more than 600 employees and tens of thousands of customers around the globe. I talk to small-business owners every day, and while they all come from different …

Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once you have poured your blood, sweat and tears into a business, the last thing you want is for your company name or logo to be hijacked by another business.<p>A trademark protects the word, symbol, design or combination associated with …

3 Ways Two Little Words Will Transform Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A simple “thank you,” delivered with sincere appreciation and gratitude, has the power to transform almost any aspect of your business. Because businesses are made up of people serving other people, and people have a universal need to …

With This Exercise, Talk Your Way to Your Best Self

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re not being perceived the way you’d like, consider this: Do your words match the person you think you are?<p>They don’t always. Your ideas might be bold – intriguing even – but before voicing those ideas, you’ve sanded off their …

Paint by Numbers. Harness the Power of Data Visualization.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The spreadsheet is an object of obsession for data analysts and quantitative thinkers. But for business leaders, sorting through countless rows and columns of raw data isn’t ideal because their time is precious.<p>When you’re given …

3 Short Books to Read to Maximize Your Productivity and Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s nearly February and you're wondering where on earth January went, you may be already teetering on the edge of reneging on their New Year’s resolutions.<p>If your resolution was to up the ante in scanning business books to improve …

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make You an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is crucial.<p>Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your …

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

Every few months I boot up my Google machine and search for "wireless earbuds." I have great over-the-ear headphones that I love, but there are just too many times when I need something more portable. That forces me to deal with problems like durability and fit, and the fact that the wires on every …

You're Wrong About Voicemail

My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We'd repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: <i>Stop leaving me</i> …

Voice Mail

IRL: The Polaroid Cube is a tiny camera that leaves you wanting more

Gone are the days when you had to carry a hefty camera to capture life's best moments. For the most part, we have smartphone makers to thank for that, aided by steady improvements to imaging sensors. At the same time, though, a number of other manufacturers have made it their mission to build …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Cigars, Rum and Credit Cards: What Is in U.S.-Cuba Agreement?

By<p>Reid J. Epstein<p>Reid J. Epstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@reidepstein<p>reid.epstein@wsj.com<p>Video: What Cuba Policy Changes Mean for You<p>How is President Barack Obama doing this?<p>The White House announced the changes to Cuba policy as new rules to be posted by the Treasury and Commerce …

Space-based solar power: the energy of the future?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.<p>The concept has been around since the 1940s when science fiction writer Isaac Asimov …

Polaroid's camera prints pics and posts to Instagram

When I look at my bare beige apartment walls, I lament the passing of personal cameras and Polaroids. If I want real life copies of my precious …

No charges for Bill Cosby in Playboy case

Los Angeles prosecutors say there will be no criminal charges against Bill Cosby relating to a 1974 Playboy mansion incident involving accuser Judy Huth.<p>An investigation was opened after Huth, who is suing Cosby for sexual battery, met with Los Angeles police detectives earlier this month.<p>She says …

Holograms you can touch, via sound waves

University of Bristol researchers used sound waves to create a hologram you can "touch."<p>High-frequency sound waves from a speaker array hit your hand …

A Detachable Wheel That Makes Your Bike Electric Is About To Hit The Market

Quickly change up the front wheel of your bike, and all of a sudden, you can zoom up hills and across town without breaking a sweat.<p>At a cost of about $2,000 to $4,000, electric bikes are an investment that most people aren’t willing to make. Sales doubled between 2012 and 2013, but they still …

The new experimental Sony launches the Qrio Smart Lock

From the group that brought you the FES e-paper watch<p>In the midst of a crisis, Sony has decided to crowdfund a little more security. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a campaign for its Qrio Smart Lock, a device it says is the smallest of its kind, allowing users to open their doors with …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

YouTube finally lets you make GIFs without leaving YouTube

<i>This story was updated at 11:52 a.m. ET to include comments from YouTube and PBS.</i><p>Without any fanfare, YouTube has introduced a built-in GIF creation …