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Financial fact vs. fiction: 3 key takeaways for small businesses

There is a passion about Canadian small-business owners that comes through when they talk about the state of their own financial know-how. Nearly …

Small Business

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How To Travel Like A Billionaire (Even When You're Definitely Not)

For two years, former Procter & Gamble Innovation Leader Dustin Garis lived the dream, traveling around the world from 2002-2004. The trip brought him to 33 countries on five continents – and, amazingly, he did it virtually for free. Here’s how.<p>Garis dreamed of connecting with people around the …

Newly identified ancient Scottish sea monster could probably eat Nessie

Step aside, Nessie. There's a new Scottish sea beast in town.<p>Or, rather, there <i>was</i>. About 170 million years ago.<p>A team of paleontologists has …

Paleontology

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Trains

Archaeology of alcohol: Ancient beer, wine, mead, some made at Dogfish Head.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> New Scientist.<p><i>Resurrecting ancient beers and wines is a subtle alchemy, but Patrick McGovern knows all the</i> …

14 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients | Inc.com

No matter how great of an idea you have, your success as an entrepreneur comes down to securing paying clients. How else can you expect your business to thrive? But, how can you effectively win over clients who are willing to buy into what you're selling? Honing the following 14 skills will put you …

Why Harvard Business School Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

When Lynn Leahy began outselling her male colleagues as a national sales manager for a big corporation—and her bosses decided to cut her commission—she got fed up and left to start a business with a friend. That touched off a long career as serial entrepreneur, where her ventures included a …

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their …

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment

Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that provides grocery delivery services, has raised nearly $210 million in a new round of funding according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.<p>The round, which could increase to $220 million if all allotted shares are …

6 Cash Flow Essentials for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managing cash collections probably wasn’t what drew you to entrepreneurship in the first place, but it’s a crucial part of running a business. At the end of the day, no business can sustain itself without cash -- this is especially true …

A Startup's Guide to Professional Networking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup companies are stressful, yet exciting places to work, and whether you’re the star entrepreneur, a partner or a sales professional trying to generate an initial stream of revenue, professional networking can play a key role in …

7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startups face a major challenge when it comes to public relations. They know buzz needs to be created through PR channels, but they don’t always have the connections or manpower to stir up good press.<p>The right PR can help early-stage …

10 Incentives For Entrepreneurs To Bootstrap Their Startup

<b>Finding investors takes work, time, and money you can ill afford.</b> Entrepreneurs who plan to complete a business plan the first month, find an …

Child Care Showdown: Nannies vs. Day Care

Photo (cc) by familymwr<p>Of all the things parents agonize over, child care has to top the list. It doesn’t matter whether you can’t get back to the …

Parenting

4 Things No One Tells You About 'Entrepreneur-ing' From Home

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running your own business is the American dream. Add “work from home” to the mix and it sounds like paradise, right? There are certainly plenty of upsides to running a successful (emphasis on “successful”) business from home. However, …

Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton<p>Entrepreneurs constantly strive to come up with new ideas, concepts and business practices. One of the best ways to generate profitable new ideas …

How to Find the Purpose of Your Business Plan

<i>In the book,</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain how your business plan will differ</i> …

Moonlighting: 5 tips from entrepreneurs who've been there

It takes a special kind of person to willingly take on the stressors that come with moonlighting. Those passionate enough to launch their startup …