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Dad quits 9-5 banking job to become a hairdresser - and now he earns £650,000 a year

A brave dad who quit his City job to become a hairdresser, now has an annual turnover of £650,000 a year.<p>David O’Neal ditched the high life to open …

Milton Keynes

This Entrepreneur Is Transforming the Way We Network

He has created Shapr, a completely free app intended to make networking easy.<p>By Shapr<p>When Ludovic Huraux started his first company in 2007, he had no technical skills, no marketing background and no source of funding. He was 25 and leaving a cushy finance job to become a first-time …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Finance

Making Your Data Unreadable to Whoever Steals It Might Be the Only Way to Keep It Safe

Encryption is slowly becoming the gold standard for data security, which is a tacit acknowledgment that there is no keeping hackers out.<p>John Podesta is an accomplished person of the Democrat persuasion who was a senior advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama but, unless you follow …

Security

5 Benefits of Teaching Young Children About Entrepreneurship

Kids taught about business early value money and have a better work ethic.<p>Digital Marketing Strategist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur and have young children, it’s very easy to feel as if you’re involved in a constant war between giving enough …

Entrepreneurship

How College Dropouts Built MVMT, a Watch Empire Worth Millions

Most of the “entrepreneurship” content found online is clickbaity and, quite frankly, worthless. Sure, you might pick up a tip here or there, but the …

Marketing

10 Mistakes Millionaires Never Make Twice

Failures and mistakes are the tuition we pay to learn what they don't teach in school.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To make millions and live a successful life, you have to learn from your mistakes. Yes, it is cliche, but it is significantly …

Self-improvement

'Bloggergate' fiasco leads Dublin hotel to ban bloggers in the most hilarious way possible

An Irish hotel has banned bloggers and other influencers after a 22-year-old YouTuber broke down in tears when she was refused free accomodation.<p>Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer first emailed Charleville Lodge in Dublin to seek a tit for tat arrangement seeking a free five night …

Hospitality

Why You Need a Million-Dollar Pitch Before Your Start a Business

You're not ready to launch your business until you can explain in 20 seconds or less how it helps someone.<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I would argue that you should not try to start a business until you can clearly articulate how you help …

Lose These 12 Bad Habits If You're Serious About Becoming a Millionaire

There are too many barriers on the path to success to tolerate the ones we create ourselves.<p>Success is a mindset. In order to be successful you must commit to planning your life around that one burning goal or desire. Before making that big leap of faith, there are certain things that you need to …

Stop Calling Yourself the 'CEO' and Start Telling People What You Do

Whatever your fancy job title, you are what your company does.<p>President of The Marks Group<p>J D Wetherspoon is well-known in the United Kingdom for its more than 890 pubs, as well as a chain of upscale bars and boutique hotels. The firm, founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, grosses about $2.2 billion a …

A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Staten Island

How to Start a Blog and Make $100,000 a Month Before You're 30

At least, here's how one entrepreneur did it.<p>Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose sits down with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents, a financial blog. Schroeder-Gardner hustled to turn Making Sense of Cents into a …

How Do You Become A Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget To Do This 1 Thing)

Becoming a great salesperson takes practice. Lots of it.<p>Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is …

4 Success Lessons From the Entrepreneur Who Quietly Grew Pinterest Into a $12 Billion Company

Ben Silberman left a safe and lucrative job at Google to start a company. When it failed, he started another one that succeeded big time.<p>When Ben Silbermann, CEO and creator of Pinterest speaks at an event, the audience hangs on his every word. Soft-spoken and introverted, Silbermann launched the …

More College Graduates Are Getting Stuck in the Service Industry as Opportunities Become Scarce

In the weeds As Mandy Smart stands behind the bar, a printer buzzes nearby, informing her that more drink orders are up. The orders come from the …

College & University

Influencer Marketing | How-To Guides, Influencer Platform Reviews Agency Case Studies

A funny thing happened on the way to influencer marketing becoming a big deal. See, the practice of...<p>NeoReach has its origins on the campus of …

Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Manual Bidding on Facebook

Manual bidding allows you to customize the following:<p>How much you want to spend<p>What types of results you want to pay for<p>Whether or not you want to …

Magic Leap's goggles might actually be the VR/AR we've been waiting for

Magic Leap today unveiled its mysterious mixed-reality system. After years of speculation (and billions in funding) the device is set to launch in 2018. If the reports are to be believed, not only do Magic Leap’s new goggles work, but they’re unlike anything seen before.<p>The Magic Leap One will be a …

15 Entrepreneurs Who Didn’t Accomplish Anything By Age 30

Something that surrounds the business world is a sense of urgency. It’s sort of an artificial alarm that gets turned on in our heads by people around …

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet businesses …

These Twins Started a $10 Million Business on Their Kitchen Table (Here's How They Did It)

Dom and Tom Tancredi started a big business on a small, kitchen table. You can too.<p>Can twins, a kitchen table, and unlimited vacations (just one of the many benefits offered to employees) power an idea to a $10 million business? In the case of the company founded by Dominic and Tom Tancredi, the …

Fitch Ratings

27 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets to Staying Focused

Here is how to stay focused in a world filled with distractions.<p>Today, being an entrepreneur can be all encompassing. You are always on, all the time. The danger of living in a world where it is possible to be on call 24/7 is that the majority of your time may be spent fielding phone calls, emails …

How the Daughter of a Maid and a Bus Boy Learned to Navigate the Investment World

Samara Mejia Hernandez is a Latina, venture capitalist and investor. Here's her story.<p>Picture the stereotype of a venture capitalist or investor. Is Samara Mejia Hernandez what you imagined?<p>She's a Latin woman based out of Chicago, who had to fight and claw her way to where she is today, because …

Entrepreneurship

How to Advertise on Facebook: The Complete Guide

Facebook advertising is a big and growing business: companies spent more than $9 billion on Facebook ads in the second quarter of 2017 alone. That’s …

AdWords

Why Young Entrepreneurs Are Better Positioned to Succeed

With less obligations and responsibilities, young entrepreneurs can put more focus and time into their startup.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur. But for those who are, trying while you’re young is ideal. Your …

6 Tips for Transitioning From Idea to Operational Business

Forget Googling startup business stories. Instead, put your trust in the tried-and-true methods other entrepreneurs have used successfully.<p>It takes only a few Google searches to become overwhelmed by the abundance of information available about entrepreneurial startups: Many, many stories exist …

How to Become a Billionaire by Age 40

Founded in 2008 by mostly cash-strapped roommates who perennially struggled with rent, Airbnb evolved into a global brand following a series of …

Entrepreneurs Say This Is the No. 1 Factor in Their Success

Inc. asked successful founders to describe the talents driving their business growth. Where do you fit in?<p>Are you a risk taker or a positive thinker? A salesman or numbers cruncher? <i>Inc.</i> asked the nation's fastest growing, private-company CEOs to take a survey, in which respondents were asked to …

Entrepreneurship