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How To Avoid Being Overwhelmed And Exhausted

As entrepreneurs, your business is incredibly important to you, and there is no official “off” switch. You get to decide when you are working and when you are not. In some ways, this is a double-edged sword. Brigid Schulte, an award-winning journalist and New York Times author of <i>Overwhelmed: Work,</i> …

FedEx 4Q profit rises on growth in ground shipping

DALLAS (AP) — The boom in online shopping may be hurting some store-based retailers, but it is doing wonders for FedEx Corp.<p>The package-delivery …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who make it beyond their first few “lean and mean” years learn to let the rewards of freedom trump the anxiety of “what if I fail?” They acquire a devotion to the rhythm of riding their vision, unshackled from the slavery of …

The new hot startup model is being an exceptional middleman

Many new and valuable startups don’t really make anything. Instead of cutting out middlemen, they’ve become them, connecting people with specific genres of services or merchants.<p>Successful examples of this include transportation providers Uber and Lyft, and travel rental startup Airbnb. They have …

Startups

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This month I acquired a new mentor and she’s not my usual type. She has very little traditional industry experience and limited hindsight I can leverage. She has never excelled at a formal education environment but perhaps that's because …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

When It Comes To Businesses, How Big Is Small?

<i>First in a series about small businesses in America.</i><p>Small businesses are celebrated and exalted as the hard-working, most deserving members of the political economy. They get tax breaks, and they're touted as the engines of job creation.<p>But a basic question: What <i>is</i> a small business? It turns out …

Small Businesses: Big Concerns And High Hopes

Safe to say, Americans love small business. Or at least the Idea of Small Business.<p>President Obama once told owners: "What you share is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tireless work ethic and a simple hope for something better that lies at the heart of the American ideal. Businesses like yours are the …

Move over Best Buy: Staples wants to be your shop for the connected home

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Staples<p>Staples (s spls), the office supply company that also happens to be the second largest online retailer in the …

Is Choosing Corning Over Facebook Corny?

Clearly, most investors would have been better off in passive ETF strategies, and plenty of money has flowed in that direction. The rise of exchange traded funds has vacuumed up a lot of money that heretofore might have flowed into actively managed domestic equity mutual funds, which the chart …

Verizon wants you to replace your landline phone with an LTE-powered box

Verizon's taking another step toward doing away with landlines. It's already begun replacing landlines with routers connected by its wireless network as a way to quickly restore service after a storm, but those routers hadn't been made widely available. Now however, Verizon is beginning to sell one …

PC or TV? No Need to Keep Asking.

Another entry from the “convergence isn’t coming, it’s here” file: Americans have stopped viewing their televisions and their computers as equally …

Televisions

Amazon Announces The Kindle HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets With High-Res Screens, 2GHz Processors

Amazon has upped the Fire tablet ante with two new HDX models in 7- and 8.9-inch sizes with brand-new, high-resolution screens and running an updated Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at 2GHz. Both models have adaptive screens that change brightness according to the ambient light and a special …