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10 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

It's 2015, and it’s no secret that millions of Americans are excited about startup culture in the country and around the world. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the growing landscape of thousands of new lean startups, most intending to disrupt entire industries.<p>Perhaps <i>you</i> want to get in on the …

Self-improvement

Best Foods to Eat for Muscle and Strength

Don’t get distracted by this protein powder propaganda. You can get plenty of muscle-building nutrients by adding the right foods to your diet. These …

5 Great Online Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook<p>I starved my entrepreneurial hunger …

How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies

This is the first in a four-part series on negotiating with Chinese companies.<p>In this post, part one, I describe common negotiating tactics the China lawyers at my firm often see from Chinese companies, and how to counter those tactics. Though my focus will be on service sector licensing deals, the …

China

Despite the Risks, Entrepreneurship Will Always Beat a 9-to-5 Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the many individuals who have ever thought about starting their own business, chances are there was one thing that stopped them: the risks.<p>In my industry especially, I talk often about the risk/reward relationship of entrepreneurship …

Entrepreneurship

Five tax facts you really need to know

There's a reason the Canada Revenue Agency hones in on small businesses and the self-employed when deciding whom to audit: They make plenty of tax-related errors. Here's how to be on top of filing, paying and making nice with the taxman, not just leading up to the next filing deadline, but all year.<p>…

Small Business

Surviving Your First Year As A Small Business Owner

If you are launching a business, you have probably heard the horror stories of business failure after business failure. Listen to some of the naysayers and you’ll start believing that 90% of new businesses are destined to fail. However, the reality is much brighter: according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Small Business

5 Invoicing and Accounting Tools for New Entrepreneurs

From Due to ZenPayroll: You have alternatives to the guy in the thick glasses and bowtie.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups fail for so many reasons. According to business sources, fully 90 percent fail -- a hard and bleak truth of entrepreneurship. As an …

Small Business

The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photos: Getty)</i><p>Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.<p>See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple …

Workouts

The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Inc.com

Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems.<p>I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to do, and I can't imagine any other path in life I would enjoy quite …

Entrepreneurship

Common tax mistakes entrepreneurs make

For small businesses in Canada, the challenge of getting all the paperwork right at tax time is not so small. Entrepreneurs make common mistakes and must pay attention to details to avoid them.<p>Small businesses make up 98 per cent of all businesses in Canada, according to Statistics Canada 2012 …

Small Business

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Entrepreneurship

20 Smart Apps For Enterpreneurs To Use

A list of great apps for entrepreneurs to increase productivity, manage projects effectively and expand your business with ease!

Apps

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

Morning Workout: Motivation and Tips

This news may be easy enough for early birds to swallow, but what if you’re the type of person who has a profound relationship with your snooze button? Here, seven tips to learn how to tackle exercise first thing in the AM—so you can take advantage of a study like this, too.<p><b>Sleep in your gym gear</b> …

The Secret Of Lawyers-Turned-Entrepreneurs?

Lawyers have launched numerous startups—some law-related, some not. But does legal training benefit or, as some have argued, hinder a future entrepreneur? In search of an answer, I interviewed three law school graduates who founded businesses and was surprised by what the members of this admittedly …

Entrepreneurship

The Interval Running Workout to Make Time Fly on the Treadmill

We're sure there are some people who truly enjoy their hour-long runs on the treadmill—and more power to ‘em. But for many of us, just the thought of …

Exercise

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Entrepreneurship

Dubai's A Strange Place But It's The Middle East's Startup Hub

Dubai looks like what would happen if Donald Trump played Minecraft: ever more ridiculous towers bursting forth from the sand, steel and glass everywhere. At night, it feels like the city from ‘Bladerunner’ blessed with better weather.<p>What Dubai doesn’t feel like at first glance is a startup hub. …

5 Foods That Help You Lose Weight

While warmer weather might not seem remotely plausible in most of the country at this present moment, it IS on the way! Pretty soon you’ll no longer …

Nutrition

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business