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Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

Brain Science Says This 1 Habit Can Hugely Improve Your Memory

Want something you just learned to stick long-term? Take a break, and then do this.<p>Whether you're memorizing your biz pitch or have just learned 25 new names at a networking event, remembering it all is hard. It's become especially difficult as we sink deeper into the multitasking hole, which …

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I met her, I …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve helped in …

Business Strategy

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

Entrepreneurship

Want to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Stop Asking Everyone Else for Answers

If you are quick to give up and ask someone else when you don't know an answer, you may be sabotaging your own success.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of our primary jobs is to become excellent researchers. The thing about creating something from nothing, about building a business where none existed …

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably …

The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2008, one of my startups, Career Marketplace, was sinking fast.<p>The market had tanked, new business was hard to come by and jobs were drying up. Career Marketplace, an online intermediary for job seekers and job creators, was getting …

Entrepreneurship

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaire Investor Reveals How Entrepreneurs Should Fundraise In A Down Market

According to many experts we are in a market in which it is a little bit more complicated to raise capital for startups. As I describe in my book, <i>The</i> …

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Entrepreneurs Should Always Be Dabbling in Side Businesses. Here's Why.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we first start out in business, we need money, right? Rarely does a new business or 9-to-5 job provide enough of it. One way to make more money is through a side business.<p>Side gigs offer us another way, not as intense as full-blown …

Small Business

How Entrepreneurs Think

How often do you think about the way you think?<p>I remember how busy my thought process was in the earliest days of starting WordStream. At the time, I was bootstrapping my start-up with consulting fees while building the software side of the business. Everything seems urgent, all the time, when …

Do Millennial Entrepreneurs Need A College Education?

Do millennial entrepreneurs need to attend college to succeed? Given the stellar startup careers of non-college graduates like Zuckerberg, Ellison, Disney, Gates, Jobs, Branson and Dell, the answer to this question might surprise you.<p>In sports, outliers generate headlines. Basketball stars LeBrone …

Life After the 9-5: Three Essential Tips to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

When I was leaving my well paid job to set up Welcome BE, some thought I was making a huge mistake.<p>I had been a dedicated corporate workhorse for 14 years, how would I manage without the blinkers that had led me to the heights of "career success"? How would I deal with... <i>freedom</i>?<p><b>Entrepreneurship is</b> …

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs

Cockiness, sheepishness, inexperience, idealism — just to name a few.<p>It's considerably harder to figure out which characteristics <i>attract</i> investors and make them believe in the entrepreneur's business idea.<p>Even David Rose, a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor who's either founded or funded …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books That Will Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.<p>Not everyone is built to be an entrepreneur. It's tough work. It requires an obscene amount of persistence, patience, and drive. It means enduring a lot of "No" just to get to a single "Yes." And it means relying on yourself more than you can …

Entrepreneurship

10 Entrepreneurs Who Started a Wildly Successful Business After 40

Whether it’s Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg, America loves the story of the scrappy, young founder. Lost in that narrative is the fact that many …

Home Depot

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

This 29-Year-Old Entrepreneur Was Rejected by 35 Potential Employers. Now, He's the Co-Founder of a $1 Billion Startup. Here's How.

When Dan Kan was a senior in college, he applied for about 35 jobs, most of them in finance. By the time he graduated in 2009 from Claremont McKenna college, Kan had been rejected from all but two of those jobs.<p>“I remember distinctly when I was graduating that I was going to go into finance. Like, …

Startups

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

5 awkward situations you'll have to navigate as a first-time entrepreneur

<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> …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

Entrepreneurship

Women say virtual reality industry needs to start with awareness of diversity

Virtual reality is about to take off in a big way. Tech advisor Digi-Capital estimates that it could be a $30 billion industry by 2020. But if follows in the footsteps of the video game industry when it comes to the issue of diversity, that could be a disaster.<p>That’s the view of a panel of four …

Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing …

Government

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …