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The 4 real reasons startups fail

On Thursday, I wrote about Why You Should Never Work at a Startup. In that article, I explained why working at a startup may not be the best idea for …

How to Create a Game Plan for Your Goals

Want to reach your goals? Start with small changes.<p>We all have objectives we want to hit. This includes our personal goals and our goals for our companies. Unfortunately, most of us never draw up a roadmap for how we are going to reach our targets. When we look at why this is, it usually comes from …

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Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.<p>TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier …

TED Talks

Your LinkedIn Photo Might Be Why You Aren’t Getting Hired

Recruiters spend a lot of time looking at your face, before they even meet you. Your social media profile photos could put you out of the running for a job, before they even reach your resume.<p>Goofy poses and cluttered backgrounds are out, but what about the photo’s size and lighting? Ryan Galloway, …

Employment

A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

Apparently, navel-gazing about how much time you’re spending on your phone is a thing now. We’ve already seen iOS apps like Moment and Check appear to shame you into self-restraint by alerting you to how many minutes you spend staring at your little screen every day, or how many times per day you …

6 Apps to Help Reclaim Your Personal Life

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While there’s an app for most things in life, there’s not a specific app for quality time with family and friends – something entrepreneurs desperately need.<p>To solve this problem, often founders – and everyone else – turn to …

Apps

How to Tell If Your Startup's Burn Rate Is OK

Has the chatter about burn rates got you worried your company is spending too much money? Mattermark co-founder Danielle Morrill offers a self checkup.<p>The startup community has been in a tizzy recently about burn rates. Venture capitalist Bill Gurley kicked off the frenzy with a WSJ piece on the …

Startups

10 Apps to Save You Time, Money and Energy on Your Next Business Trip

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With TripAdvisor reporting that 128 million people downloaded its various mobile apps in the second quarter at a rate of 28 downloads a minute, travelers seem to be relying more on mobile devices to plan, book, guide and …

Apps

8 Affordable Conversion Rate Optimization Tools To Try

<i>Paul Rogers works as Digital Marketing Manager for The Inviqa Group and is also the founder of MageSEO.</i><p>Conversion rate optimization (CRO) has remained a hot topic over the last few years, and more companies are starting to allocate larger proportions of their budget to optimize their websites for …

Why You Should Buy an Espresso Machine for the Office

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.</i><p>You're …

1 Easy Tool to Help You Stay Focused and Motivated

Your success depends on your ability to keep yourself motivated.<p>According to Merriam-Webster, motivation is a force or influence that causes someone to do something. The question is, what motivates you? If you work for someone else, is it pressure from a boss? If you're in business for yourself, is …

Motivation

Google's Larry Page Has 6 Things He Wants You to Know

It starts with the fact that he does not think you are dreaming big enough.<p>The recently published <i>How Google Works</i> (Grand Central, $30) is worth your time, but not for the reasons authors Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg had hoped.<p>Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, who used to be company CEO, …

Entrepreneurship

9 New Business Books to Read in October

Want to stay ahead of the curve? Check out these books on innovation, the value of inexperience, Warren Buffett, and more.<p>Looking for your next inspiring read? Here are nine new books coming out next month that will help broaden your thinking and bring you--and your business--new ideas to</b> …

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5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Employment

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

Entrepreneurship

Improve Your Productivity in 5 Simple Steps

We all wish that we could be more productive but many of us lack the knowledge of how to do so. Here are five simple ways to increase your daily productivity.<p>One of the best things that you can do in order to make your business better as a whole is to increase your productivity. When your business …

Time Management

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

7 Crucial Things to Know Before You Start a Business

Lessons learned are great -- and also painful. Here are some mistakes you'll definitely want to avoid when you start your company.<p>Making mistakes is a great way to learn. Unfortunately, it isn't fun to actually make those mistakes.<p>It's way more fun to make as few mistakes as you possibly can.<p>That's …

Business Strategy

5 Reasons Merchants Should Start Accepting Bitcoin Now

6 min read<p>An estimated 80,000 businesses already accept Bitcoin today, and not just as a marketing gimmick. Why not yours?<p>Forward-thinking merchants of all sizes around the world are glomming onto the hot Bitcoin payments trend, many of them to cut costs and boost their bottom line, says Adam …

Bitcoin

Breather Raises $6M To Help City Dwellers Find Private “Breathing Rooms”

Breather, a startup that helps users find private rooms nearby, on-demand, is announcing that it has raised a $6.5 million Series A.<p>The idea of helping people find empty desks or offices spaces isn’t new, but co-founder and CEO Julien Smith was emphatic that Breather isn’t an office sharing startup.<p>…

With a large Series B, Frank & Oak hammers home that the era of men's ecommerce has arrived

If there were any doubt that the era of men’s ecommerce is upon us, it’s time to lay that argument to rest. It’s not just that male-focused startups …

Steve Blank: Why Founders Should Learn How To Code

Coding, he says, is the backbone of any mobile startup.<p>"<i>By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist</i>."<p>--Book of Five Rings<p>A startup is not just about the idea, it's about <i>testing and then</i> <i>implementing</i> the idea.<p>A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.<p>I …

Product Management

When Do You Know You Have the Right Job?

If salary is your only deciding factor you will ultimately make a bad decision.<p>Each one of us has been there. It's that feeling that I might rather be hit by a truck than go to work today. The project is not inspiring, the client does not get it, or your boss has no interest in helping you manage …

Employment

8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major …

Small Business

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Time Management

FedEx's $250 Million Business Lesson You Can Learn For Free

Avoid the mistake that could cost FedEx hundreds of millions.<p>FedEx is a great company. Fabulous concept, terrific brand, reliable service. But you can be great and still make big mistakes. And it looks like FedEx made a whopper in an area many businesses would find of interest.<p>We're talking about …

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9 Powerful Habits for Getting Important Things Done

With a bit of effort, you can build the habits and the willpower to take care of your pressing tasks much more effectively.<p>We all know that sinking feeling. A deadline is drawing closer and you haven't even started yet. You begin to panic and a dull nausea sets in. There is nothing worse than …

Time Management

15 Instant Productivity Hacks You Need to Know

Here's a collection of tricks you can start experimenting with (and seeing results from) immediately.<p>Like thousands of professionals all over the country, you're trying your best to stay organized, keep your appointments, and still churn out the countless hours of work you need to keep pushing your …

Productivity

5 Rookie Hiring Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

The right HR person at the right time is priceless<p>Twenty-five years ago, I attended a dinner party for the department leaders of a top international conglomerate when the host made a joke about Human Resources stating that HR means "Helps Rarely." Everyone laughed and nodded; so did I. For years …

Leadership

Want Office on your iPad or Android tablet? Try Microsoft’s new Remote Desktop app for iOS

Until Microsoft(s msft) releases a touch-optimized version of Office for iPad(s aapl), the next best solution might be the new Remote Desktop app for …