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How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide | Inc.com

Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some entrepreneurs succeed without writing a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a …

Small Business

43 Best Napoleon Hill Quotes to Inspire Success in Life and Business | Inc.com

Napoleon Hill started his career teaching courses on selling and advertising, basing his classes on the premise that a positive attitude, relentless personal development, and consistent hard work were the keys to success -- and getting rich.<p>For the next 40-plus years, Hill wrote ten books that have …

Motivation

The fashion for agile management is spreading

AGILITY is such a modish word in modern management theory that it can seem as if the ideal corporate executive would be a combination of Spider-Man …

Project Management

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

How Using Remote Employees and Contract Workers Can Grow Your Business | Inc.com

<i>By Ben Walker, the CEO for Transcription Outsourcing, LLC.</i><p>Virtual jobs are becoming more popular by the minute. The freelance economy is flourishing and people are itching to find ways to work remotely for their industries. Businesses are hiring more independent contractors (ICs) versus in-house …

Small Business

It Is Time We Acknowledged Loneliness In Entrepreneurs And Did Something About It

Research has shown that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. It is, however, mostly ignored and rarely discussed.<p>Loneliness can make the world feel a little bit devoid of color and bleak at times. Not solitude, but loneliness. That feeling of being alone, craving human company, conversation …

Mental Health

The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term “innovation” is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Private equity firms place hundreds of little bets on these startups, hoping one produces a windfall that covers the rest. These …

Innovation

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Self-improvement

Jeff Bezos keeps this inspiring quote on his fridge

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, thanks to Amazon's growing success — most recently the e-commerce giant's billion-dollar acquisition …

Jeff Bezos

Burn the Business Plan! is a Book about Turning Entrepreneurial Vision Into Practical Solution - Small Business Trends

Does author Carl Schramm truly believe entrepreneurs should “Burn The Business Plan” as the provocative title of his book suggests? If you were to …

Entrepreneurship

Everyone Is Getting Lonelier. Here's How Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Reverse the Trend.

People of all ages increasingly experience isolation.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Call it a health crisis, an epidemic or something else entirely, but the facts remain the same: Loneliness is a sweeping problem. The great irony of this widespread alienation …

Entrepreneurship

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

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Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

Entrepreneurship

10 Remarkable Things Elon Musk Is Working On to Make People's Lives Better

Everyone's fixated on the Model 3, but Musk has lots of irons in the fire, some with huge profit potential--and the lessons for other entrerpeneurs abound.<p>Most Tesla-watchers <b></b>insist that Elon Musk has bet everything on Model 3, and that delays in meeting production goals for the mass-market electric …

Tesla

5 unconventional things I did to grow my business

When someone says they're a life coach, they probably fall into one of two boxes. They're either leveraged and running an online, scalable component to their business, or they're struggling to find 1:1 clients (hey — it's hard out there).<p>Like most industries, there's a lot of noise in the coaching …

An Entrepreneur's Letter To His Son

As a father, I’ve taken to writing letters to my son in an attempt to document the lessons I’ve learned throughout my time as an entrepreneur.<p>So far, I’ve kept all of these private, but given the state of the world and some of my experiences as of late I thought it would be appropriate to share …

Self-improvement

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneurs Succeed by Showing up Every Day and Earning It

There are no shortcuts but there is always work that needs to be done.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea of entrepreneurship is beautiful. You wake up each day believing you’re in control of your life and can spend that day doing whatever you want. All …

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

How to develop a business case for your project

Before any project gets off the ground, you will need to be able to develop a sound business case to present to decision makers. Here's everything …

If You Have One of These 3 Uncommon Traits, You're Built to Be an Entrepreneur

Forget taking risks or being competitive. Here's how to know if you're born to be an entrepreneur.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. When others see problems, we see opportunities. When we're explicitly told <i>not</i> to do something, we often pursue it. And when we succeed, we relish in knowing that it …

Entrepreneurship

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Here Are the Personal Mission Statements of Musk, Branson, and Oprah (Plus 7 Questions to Write Your Own)

Your heroes know that a personal mission statement can clarify goals and guide decision making.<p>You know why your business needs a mission statement--writing one clarifies your value and purpose, and having one helps to both communicate that information to others and guide day-to-day decision …

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How to Position Your Business for a Strategic Acquisition

Start early, and don't limit who you will sell to.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past year, I've had multiple competitors approach me to acquire one of the businesses that I own.<p>Being approached by competitors -- or anyone for that matter -- is always …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur's Handbook: Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your New Business

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 13, 2018</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Whether you're imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the "HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook" is your …

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to entrepreneurship, few things are certain, but one thing you can always count on is that you’re going to hear the …