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3 disastrous HR mistakes your startup should avoid at all costs

The first few years of any startup are generally characterized by long hours, cramped workspaces, shoestring budgets, and skeleton teams.<p>In a scene closely resembling a beehive, individuals and divisions scramble around each other, totally focused on their individual goals and deadlines.<p>In the …

Human Resources

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Employment

The World's 10 Places 'On the Rise'

0:09:48<p>▶<p>0:00:00 /0:09:48<p>Pop-out player<p>Earlier this month, we <b>introduced</b> you the top American destinations ‘on the rise.’ The expression ‘on the rise’ …

Argentina

Don’t Take Money from VCs Until You’ve Asked 4 Questions

In the race to get the check in hand, most entrepreneurs don’t do in-depth due diligence — or any due diligence — on the venture capital (VC) firms they pitch. Founding teams eager to raise capital to grow their companies enter into long-term partnerships with VC firms they don’t know well. It’s a …

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2015

The biggest risk all of you face as you try to make it in the business world is that you buy into the massive hype of the entrepreneurial craze and …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

9 successful people share the smartest thing they've ever done with their money

"Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves," writes T. Harv Eker in "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "They see other successful people as models to learn from. They say to themselves, 'If they can do it, I can do it.'"<p>Business Insider asked several …

Tony Robbins

These 20 photos show what breakfast looks like around the world

In European countries like Spain, France, and Italy, the first meal of the day is a quick piece of bread or pastry and strong coffee. Meanwhile in Korea, breakfast is a sweeping event that crowds the table just as much as dinner.<p>Below, we take a look at some classic breakfast choices from around …

Breakfast

10 Entrepreneurship Realities You'd Better Learn Early

Entrepreneurship has changed a lot in the past two decades. Access to information and resources is greater than ever thanks to the advances of the Internet, and a culture of startup favoritism has encouraged young creative thinkers to follow their projects more than ever before. In many ways, we …

Google tracks everything you do. Here's how to delete it

It's no secret that Google knows a lot about you. A large part of the search giant's business model is based around advertising – and for this to be …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

Self-improvement

This Instagram Account Offers a New Perspective on China

LightBox Newsletter<p>Sign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>When Kevin Frayer moved to China two years ago, the freelance …

Price Points: Six Steps To Valuing A Tech Startup

In truth, we care about valuation, but we care more about execution. We love backing entrepreneurs that can demonstrate real passion, desire, ambition, experience and domain expertise that give us the belief that they can build large and successful ventures.

Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where

Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles. From sorting through hand-painted batiks at a local market to purring over designer duds in air-conditioned malls, shopaholics are sure …

After 5 startups, here is Kevin Rose’s top advice for founders

Five questions for Kevin Rose<p>Kevin Rose is the co-founder of North Technologies. He was also a general partner at Google Ventures and the founder of …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them)

A large part of achieving your professional goals is learning new skills, new techniques, new information. All of this is knowledge that you can then …

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Spring Time in Tokyo

Tokyo

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Public Relations

5 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Business

Get these weak-minded excuses out of the way and you'll soon have the courage to start your dream business.<p>In my experience, there are two types of people in this world 1) those who have started their own businesses, and 2) those who want to start their own business but keep finding excuses to put …

Small Business

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride away.<p><i>The</i> …

5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015

Forget the sweeping resolutions to “be healthier,” here are some habits changes you can make and really hold on to in 2015.<p>What’s better than a New Year’s resolution? How about real, lasting change in your daily habits?<p>At <i>Fast Company</i>, we want to help readers boost their productivity, hone their …

Man Utd v Liverpool: Is this really the biggest game in English football?

Jonathan Liew investigates: This Sunday's match at Old Trafford will be billed as the biggest fixture in the game, but do the statistics back this up?<p>Ah, <b>Manchester United</b> v <b>Liverpool</b>. Or, as Gary Neville dubbed it on Monday night, the Dog and Duck versus the Red Lion. United and Liverpool may both …

The Difference Between PPI Vs. DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

DPI. Dots per inch. That’s how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. That’s how many points of light live on an inch of screen. Simple enough, right? But what the heck happens when you want to translate your 1-inch, 72DPI logo to a 27-inch iMac …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

AOL

I Heart My City: Mimi’s Brooklyn

Researcher and artist <b>Mimi Onuoha</b> was living in Brooklyn…right before she found out she had been selected as one of five Fulbright-National Geographic digital storytelling fellows. She’s since hopped the pond to London to explore how technology and culture influence and affect each other, but she’ll …

Travel