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Looking For A New Business Idea? Forbes Readers Offer 3 That Are Free For the Taking

I asked and you answered, thank you.<p>In a recent post, I offered three business ideas that I made up out of whole cloth that I think have commercial viability. And I said I would be more than happy for you to develop and keep them for your own.<p>In case you missed them, they were:<p>1. <b>Non-itchy casts.</b> As …

6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no <i>natural</i> connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which …

5 Tips For Launching A New Business

<i>Bonus: Trade Not Aid–</i><p><b>By</b> <b>Grace Hightower De Niro</b><p>Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda was started with the mission of helping the farmers of Rwanda to built sustainable businesses for themselves by creating a demand for their product. Thanks to emphasis placed on environmental care, ethical business …

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

<i>Man is a mystery. If you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out do not say that you’ve wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man. -</i> Fyodor Dostoevsky<p>Columbia Business School recently published my book <i>Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s</i> …

10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I've Ever Received

When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold.<p>But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those tips are better—and more applicable to your business—than others.<p>So, to …

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Memorable

Leaders that strive to be significant seek to create the greatest impact and influence. These are the types of leaders that we value the most; inspired by their courage and resiliency, we seek to emulate them. They are the most respected. Leaders that are self-aware, are clear about their identity …

How To Turn Your Last $100 Into $100M

Why would anyone in their right mind leave the stability of a salary, full benefits, normal hours and maybe even a membership at a gym or the jelly-of-the-month club for the life of an entrepreneur? I’ll tell you why: to make an impact, to do something incredible and to have a chance at creating …

How To Build Your Startup Team From Scratch

In June, 2013 I moved to Hong Kong where I’m opening a new office for my online marketing firm, MWI. I have the luxury of being able to get work done for clients by utilizing our core fulfillment team in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as other team members spread around the globe, but the goal is to …

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff built Honest Tea from scratch into a $100 million enterprise.<p>In my recent article on Forbes, you get a few lessons and a compelling story of their journey.<p>But wait, because there’s one more thing. In fact, 10 more.<p>Goldman and Nalebuff share 10 must-follow rules on …

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM).<p>This monthly mini-conference – which sells out in minutes – fills an 860-seat auditorium and a secondary viewing site in New York City. A live feed is also available so entrepreneurs around …

How To Start A Business AND Stay In College

<i>The following guest post is by</i> <i>Elaine Chen,</i> <i>a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management</i> <i>and an entrepreneur in residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.</i><p>This is the story of Nate, John, Chris and Tyler, who started a company while attending MIT and decided to stay in school …

How To Pitch Successfully From Rapper-Turned-Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler

“I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry,” says Jesse Itzler, rapper turned cofounder of private plane rental Marquis Jet. “The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.”<p>Indeed, there was nothing cautious about Itzler’s 1991 <i>Billboard 100</i> hit “Shake It Like A …

How To Simplify Every Part Of Your Life: When In Doubt, Tell The Truth

It was not exactly a New Year’s Resolution, more like deciding to finally do something about things that had been bothering me for some time.<p>An increasing number of situations were getting out of control in my microbusiness: Deals I had negotiated were suddenly falling apart; work that I thought …

How To Be A Super-Achiever: The 10 Qualities That Matter

<b>This is an update of a story by Jenna Goudreau.</b><p>What do actor Alec Baldwin, game-show champion Ken Jennings and baseball icon Yogi Berra have in common?<p>That’s what husband-and-wife duo Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield set out to discover. For their book <i>The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What</i> …

What CEOs Of The Fastest-Growing Midsized Companies Worry About (Hint: It's Not Their Markets)

The midsized companies I know that grow solidly year after year share a number of traits. But one is more important than all the others: Their CEOs don’t believe they’re at the mercy of their markets. Though market issues are not entirely irrelevant to them, they don’t fixate night and day on their …

Why Every Company Needs A Robust Business Continuity Program

As corporate officers and executives, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our customers and shareholders to ensure that our business will withstand any type of disruption—whether it’s a natural disaster, a technical failure, or an interruption like a transportation strike, chemical spill or civil …

8 Steps For Successful Entrepreneurs

Starting a business involves financial risks as well as rewards. And running a business means balancing multiple priorities—from delivering products and services to building revenue to maintaining customer and employee relationships.<p>“As busy as they are running their company, business owners have …

8 Resources Every New Startup Person Should Use

I’m regularly asked “What should I read if I want to start my own business?” or “I’m leaving the corporate world and I’m thinking about founding a startup — what should I do?”<p>Today I’m celebrating my two year anniversary of leaving the corporate world behind. At Plated.com we recently raised our …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

Johnny Manziel lauds Russell Wilson

Johnny Manziel realizes that his height -- or lack thereof -- could become a point of concern for NFL executives as the draft combine approaches.<p>But …

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Boston Celtics Reportedly Want Two 1st-Round Picks in Any Rajon Rondo Trade

NBA teams targeting Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo via trade moving forward may have to cut their losses, because the C’s reportedly want two first-round picks in return if he’s to be dealt prior to the Feb. 20 trade deadline.<p>According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, “The asking price if …

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown: Pro Bowl Draft was 'a little off'

If the NFL decides to hold a Pro Bowl Draft after the 2014 season, the league may want to tweak a few things. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown thinks …

Richie Incognito returns to Twitter

After Richie Incognito deleted his Twitter account Friday in the wake of an independent investigator's report on the Miami Dolphins locker room …

Top Takeaways from LeBron James' Interview with NBA TV's Steve Smith

The NBA found a way to make the most boring day of the season interesting.<p>With no games<i>—</i>and no All-Star events<i>—</i>on the slate for Monday, NBA TV aired LeBron James' candid interview with Steve Smith, which gave an in-depth look at the NBA's greatest superstar from an angle that most of us have never …

NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves interested in Andre Miller, per report

The exiled veteran point guard could find a new home soon.<p>Andre Miller hasn't played for the Denver Nuggets since Dec. 30, but the veteran point guard is still drawing interest ahead of the trade deadline. The Timberwolves are looking at Miller if guard J.J Barea is also moved, according to ESPN's …