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20 Types of Handmade Items You Can Sell Online - Small Business Trends

Handmade businesses are becoming more and more popular. But before you start a handmade business of your own, you need to come up with some handmade …

10 Success lessons from Mukesh Ambani - "Wealthiest Man in India" for entrepreneurs

Share55<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+11<p>Shares 148<p>Thousands of stories are told about how children inherit wealth from their parents, but not many are told where the …

These Are the Top 10 Best Cities to Launch a Small Business

Where is the best city to start a small business? If you think that you'll only make an impact by heading to San Francisco, New York or Boston, the findings of a recent survey from financial planning platform WalletHub may surprise you.<p>The study examined 1,268 cities around the country and assessed …

Why on Earth Would Anybody Post Business Videos on Snapchat?

Snapchat has what every video media company wants: reach and immediacy. But how can you really make an impact in just 10 seconds?<p>By now if you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I do near daily "Snapstorms" or a collection of short videos (usually < 5 mins in total) with entrepreneur …

How to Start a Business When You Have $100,000 in Student-Loan Debt

More than $100,000 in debt? You still might be able to start your business.<p>Michael Maylahn started working on the idea for Stasis, a low-cost system to monitor vital signs, as a University of Southern California undergrad. He and his co-founder, Dinesh Seemakurty, knew their idea could help …

7 Flaws in Your Business Plan You Need to Fix

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business plan is a blueprint for how your company is going to turn out. Write a solid, detailed business plan, and you’ll have a clear idea of how your first few years of operations will go -- you’ll even be able to use it as a tool …

How to Cope With the 3 Worst Days You'll Face as a Business Owner

Overcoming the darkest times in a small business to thrive.<p>As a small business owner, you're going to have good days and bad days. Some days will be worse than others.<p>Part of coping with the darker days that come with managing your own operation is being primed and ready to handle them when they …

10 Finance Fundamentals To Act On For Success

Success

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Failing a Key Part of Winning

<b>Amazon</b> CEO Jeff Bezos tends to not be much of a talker.<p>That attitude spreads to his company, which generally treats any information it's not legally obligated to release as a state secret. Whether it's the amount of Prime members it has, how many Fire Phones it actually sold, or even less-sensitive …

Jeff Bezos

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Every Entrepreneur Should Do A 'Year In Review': Here's Mine

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect. One great exercise in reflection is to put together a “year in review” that explores all of the ways that your business has changed over the course of the year. I’ve found that it is …

Entrepreneurship

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Your Business Plan Is A Failure Without These 5 Things

It’s easy to rush headlong into a business plan with big dreams, grand visions, and fat profits.<p>If you get carried away with your business plan, however, you might miss the whole point — viability.<p>In fact, you might simply end up with words on a piece of paper and a business that’s crumbling around …

Small Business

Employee Recruitment Strategies: How to Attract (and Retain) Top Talent

If you've ever tried to recruit a new employee for your small business, you know how challenging the process can be. You have to find the right person at the right time, and offer him or her a desirable employment package.<p>Contrary to popular belief, a high salary isn't always the deciding factor …

How to Compete as a New Business

Starting Strong: Secrets to Small Business Success<p>Through working with and researching hundreds of small businesses (startups and solo-entrepreneurs …

6 Questions to Ask Before Designing Your Company's Social Media Presence

In the entrepreneurial world, there's a ton of pressure to be on social media. So many business "experts" demand that entrepreneurs sign up for company profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram--the whole gamut of social media platforms. And social media can be a great way to expand brand …

3 Steps to Getting Repeat Customers for Your Small Business - Small Business Trends

Remember your determined pursuit of that client? How about the love you showed them when they became a bona fide prospect? All those promises; all …

My Goals Are More Important Than My Fears: A Message to Women Entrepreneurs

Dear women entrepreneurs,<p>Once I finally realized that my goals were more important than my fears, everything changed.<p>I'd spent so long people pleasing, so long wearing the persona of introversion and staunch professionalism, and so long playing safe to avoid judgement, that I had been crippling my …

5 Automation Tools to Boost Your Small Business Social Reach - Small Business Trends

There are any number of automated tools you can make use of today to really boost the social reach of your small business.<p>Tools have been developed …

Coworkers Who Follow The Rules May Be The Most Toxic

Why Is This Important?<p>Because any office can become a minefield of horrible people.<p>Long Story Short<p>A Harvard Business School paper sheds light on the characteristics of your office's most toxic employees. They're selfish, but surprisingly they also believe in following the rules and tend to excel …

The Workplace

4 Technology Solutions Every Growing Business Needs to Consider

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every start-up needs an idea. That’s a given. A few other table stakes for growing your business include drive, commitment, smarts and start-up funds.<p>At a minimum there are also basic technology needs such as a mobile device, a data plan, …

A small-business owner who expects to bring in $20 million next year describes how she fights her biggest distractions at work

When you're running a small business, you need to stay focused to succeed.<p>"As a small-business owner, there are so many tasks that need attention, which makes optimizing productivity especially important," says Jennifer Bandier, founder of BANDIER, a luxury athletic-apparel company.<p>BANDIER opened …

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Be Big on Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 9 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as possible. …

Some Like It Hot (and Some Iced): Tips on Start-Up Mentorship and Success From Recon Strategy

<i>I met with Nikhil Bhojwani and Alexander Brown, partners at Recon Strategy, a Boston-based consulting company that specializes on healthcare. At Recon, Mr. Bhojwani and Mr. Brown work with both large healthcare companies on traditional management consulting projects, as well as smaller start-up</i> …

Tiny House Meets Small Business with This Home Office Twist - Small Business Trends

One of the hottest new trends in real estate is making an impact on the business world. Entrepreneurs around the country are turning to tiny houses, …

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers to some of …

Etsy Entrepreneurs Share 7 Secrets to Their Success

<i>By Teddy Nykiel</i><p>It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby - making homemade cheese - and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was …

48 Hours On The Copenhagen Startup Scene: Here's What I Learned

The Nordic States have already raised more than $1bn of VC funding for startups this year and are on course to make it $2bn by the end of the year. More than 200 investments have been made, and the final figure could be close to 280 if current growth trends continue, a 113% increase on the previous …

58 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.<p>Whether that be a tool to manage your …

Small Business