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To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week

Is it possible for an entire company to work a four-day week, grow revenue by 120% per year and do millions of dollars in yearly sales?<p>Yes.<p>At Treehouse, the online school I founded in 2010, we figured out how.<p>We work a 4-day week, and in just 32 hours per week, here’s what we’ve been fortunate to …

Employment

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

From thousands of miles away, Silicon Valley can feel like a magic box: normal people enter and out pop billionaires. But the startup ecosystem is much like the Wizard of Oz, where, when you pull back the green curtain, there stands a man.<p>There’s actually a fairly systematic process behind the …

Startups

Avvo, The Online Legal Advice Marketplace, Lands $37.5M Led By Tech-Focused Hedge Fund Coatue

Avvo, the Seattle startup that runs an online marketplace for people seeking legal advice, has raised $37.5 million in new funding.<p>The round, which counts as Avvo’s Series D, was led by Coatue Management, the New York hedge fund that has become known in recent years for heading up big investments …

Rdio Acquires India’s Troubled Music Streaming Startup Dhingana To Push For Global Expansion

India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana, which announced it’s shutting down in February this year, is being acquired by Rdio. While Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing catalog of over 1 million songs in 42 languages through this acquisition, the latter will find a new home and hope …

The 3 Worst Communication Mistakes Professionals Make

When it comes to communicating effectively, however, many professionals fall into common communication traps that undermine their authority and obscure their message. In the March issue of More magazine, Dee Soder, founder of executive advisory firm the CEO Perspective Group, details three top …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

10 Weird Things That Destroy Your Immunity

Nix these bad habits, and the cold and flu will be no match against your immune system

What Should You Do With the World’s Most Powerful Laser? Study Proteins, Naturally

Forget about making James Bond wince or shooting down drones, scientists have found a much more appropriate use for the world’s most powerful laser — …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Another Reason Not to Snub a Co-founder

Partner splits in a startup can get ugly and expensive. But they also might have serious consequences for your patent protection.<p>Partnerships are a difficult business structure. Not only can you have differences that may be difficult to resolve when all the partners have equal ownership, but a …

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like everyone is using crowdfunding to kick off their new business venture, be it a new coffee shop, grocery store or gadget. But there’s been significant debate about just how useful crowdfunding really is. For every successful …

Entrepreneurship

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

When Saying “No” Can Help Your Business

It may seem counterintuitive, but businesses looking to evolve should evaluate, ask questions, and not be afraid to say “no.”<p>We’ve all heard the saying, “The customer is always right.” Except when they’re not. Or when you’re trying to move away from a particular area and focus your efforts …

Harvard

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i> <i>and was previously a staff reporter for Forbes and Dow Jones VentureWire. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>As a founder, Kristian Segerstrale has had two successful outcomes. …

5 Ways Social Media Can Destroy Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media has arguably become the most powerful media platform. It allows brands and businesses to directly reach their customers anytime and anywhere. It has helped small businesses grow larger faster than before.<p>Social media has also …

Social Media

7 Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In a special webcast on April 28, 2015, 5 p.m. EST, Grant Cardone will show you how to make millions of dollars for your business using the phone. Register now for this webcast and you could earn gifts for participating.</i><p>First, understand …

Entrepreneurship

Flappy Bird Developer says he will remove game from App Store Tomorrow

We’ve some bad news for Flappy Bird fans.<p>Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, the unexpected smash hit, that is breaking records for its …

How Fitbit Survived As A Hardware Startup

From a spate of wearables startups to Google's recent $3 billion acquisition of thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest, Silicon Valley has rediscovered the virtues of actually making stuff.<p>But it’s still not easy, least of all for consumer products. Fitbit, the pioneering maker of health and fitness …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Krista Donaldson: The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Muscle