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7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Money

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

North Carolina consumers could see $5B coal-ash cleanup bill

A string of decisions by North Carolina regulators means electricity consumers could be seeing a multibillion-dollar bill to clean up mountains of waste Duke Energy created by spending decades burning coal to produce power.<p>State utilities regulators late last month decided that both North Carolina …

North Carolina

Top Stocks Set to Disrupt the Diabetes Market

Revolutionary new drugs and medical devices could make these companies smart additions to your portfolio.<p>More than 84 million Americans have …

Diabetes

The Broken Windows Theory Of Customer Service And Customer Experience Improvement

When a company sets out to revamp its customer experience, it tends to focus right away on the extreme events, the big, rare customer service catastrophes: mass blow-ups online and so forth. But I actually tend to discourage them, as their customer experience consultant, from going there first. …

Customer Experience

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

Why Building Relationships Is the Marketing Secret No One's Talking About

Customers, influencers and competitors should all be part of your network. You read that right: even competitors.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love technology. I mean, in today’s world, who doesn’t? It makes our jobs easier, it connects us to more people …

Marketing

5 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is the Opposite of Toxic

Daniel Lubetzky, Kind founder and CEO, is a model example for leading human-centered workplaces that thrive.<p>A growing body of research on employee motivation affirms the need for companies to create more human workplaces that lead to positive experiences.<p>And the responsibility falls on senior …

Employee Engagement

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Leadership

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

How to Gain an Edge in the Ecommerce Marketplace

Eric Siu offers some quick and straightforward tips on making more sales online.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu recommends a few tips to increase your ecommerce sales with these simple steps.<p>Make sure your …

5 Genius Insights to Start a Lucrative Side Hustle

Top entrepreneurs share how their first side hustles made them successful today.<p>Acorns grow into oak trees. Many successful entrepreneurs started …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Profit

A Big Overlooked Risk in Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

You might reduce your exposure to poor returns on investments, but you're increasing this other important risk factor.<p>There are plenty of arguments …

How to Change Your 'Poverty Mentality' About Money

When it comes to money, we’re all working from a few negative scripts that can hinder our finances. And while going off-script is hard, it is …

Science Says Kindness Can Make You a Better Leader. Here Are 3 Reasons Why

How you impact people depends on how you treat them.<p>We live in a world with a lot of disagreement. And, in my opinion, that's okay. Varying, even opposing, perceptions and ideas often lead us to the greatest results--both in life, and at work. However, I recently witnessed a small dispute between a …

Leadership

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook didn't notify FTC of leak: 'We considered it a closed case'

Mark Zuckerberg testified Facebook did not notify the Federal Trade Commission about the Cambridge Analytica data leak years ago because the social …

Social Media

This Simple (but Powerful) Exercise Can Make You a Better Thinker

I think better while in motion, and I'm not the only one.<p><i>Which habit you've adopted has done the most to improve your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Samantha Radocchia,</b> …

San Francisco

10 of the best European music festivals you’ve never heard of

Masked Ball<b>,</b> Cornwall<p><b>Vibe</b> Non-stop party<b><br>Headliners</b> Fort Romeau, Horse Meat Disco, Optimo<br>A slew of chic, boutique, dance music-orientated festivals have joined the UK circuit over the past few years. Houghton, Farr, Gottwood and Field Maneuvers are among those that have made an impression but one …

Angels and Demons Top Sites in Rome and the Vatican

<i>Angels and Demons</i>, the movie based on the book by Dan Brown, is set in Rome and the Vatican. Here are top places you'll see in the movie. You can …