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There are 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were 20 years ago, but the reason why is troubling

Every day in the US, women start about 849 new businesses.<p>And over the past 20 years, the number of women-owned firms has increased 114%.<p>You could herald these developments as signs that the world of American entrepreneurship is, finally, becoming more open to women. But the statistics obscure a …

Entrepreneurship

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

10 Light & Easy Chicken Breast Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

Seeing as chicken breast is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have on hand for dinner, it's no surprise it's something we all turn to no …

Cooking

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

What's the Perfect Age to Start Your Career? It's Not What You Think, According to a Stanford Psychologist

Working full-time from our early 20s to our mid-60s isn't such a great idea after all.<p>How old were you when you started working full-time? Chances are it was sometime in your early 20s. Or maybe your late 20s if, say, you went to medical school. But that's all wrong, according to psychologist Laura …

Meet the Women Taking Over the MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 List

Women outnumber men for the first time in the list's nearly 20-year history.<p>The gatekeepers to innovation may question whether someone named Jennifer or Patricia can be inventors--a study out of the Yale School of Management found that men were more likely to see their patent applications approved …

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

What Small Business Owners Can Learn From a Survey of 500 Entrepreneurial Moms

A 2018 survey by Vistaprint reveals just how hard it is for entrepreneurs to cultivate balance between business and home life.<p>Entrepreneurs often call their small business their "baby" because of how they've nurtured the company and given it so much love and attention over the years. But, a recent …

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it was quite …

Innovation

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

Social Media

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

How to build a brand with purpose, according to 5 entrepreneurs who just won big money doing so

It’s no longer good enough to be in business for yourself alone — if it ever was in the first place.<p>Corporate social responsibility is more important than it’s ever been, and consumers — especially younger consumers— are much more cognizant of a corporation’s purpose than they’ve ever been. But …

P&G's Pritchard: Seize back control of data, reinvent marketing and stop 'annoying the hell out of people'

"We were annoying the hell out of people," the FMCG giant's chief brand officer Pritchard (<i>pictured</i>) disclosed this morning at Viva Tech in …

5 Difficult Decisions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Make At Launch

Starting a business is hard, and you absolutely need to get this right at launch.<p>It was an experience I will never forget. Right before the dotcom bubble, I had an opportunity to visit Webvan, a sweetheart of Silicon Valley at the time. Webvan was a hot grocery delivery startup, and many thought it …

How to Start a Business: A Complete Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs

Everyone wants more visitors, more qualified leads, and more revenue. But starting a business isn’t one of those "if you build it, they will come" …

Three Steps To Fix A Broken Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?<p><b>What Makes A Workplace Culture Exceptional?</b><p>According to Gallup, “The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a <i>culture</i> <i></i>of engagement in …

Employee Engagement

What Daughters Learn When Mom Is the Boss of the Family Business

A global survey from EY found that family businesses excel at advancing women.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A well-run company may be the best Mother's Day gift of all for women who follow their mothers into family-business leadership roles. After all, their mothers …

Family Business

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Why Siemens is putting AI in charge of its revamped content strategy

Siemens wants to turn its digital communications platform into one that’s as important to consumers as Facebook, and it’s starting by getting …

Managing martech relationships: Partnerships and agility in marketing

In under a decade, we’ve seen the martech space explode in size, from just 150 solutions in 2011 to more than 6,800 as of this year. In this next …

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Crafting brands: shaping the stories behind beverage marketing

<i>Continuing a series focused on industry craft, Fine partner and chief strategist Josh Kelly looks at how a craft mindset has come to define the</i> …

Boomers vs. Millennials

Capital Acumen Issue 33<p>These two giant generations often collide, creating sparks — and investment opportunities<p>BY IAN PRIOR, U.S. Trust<p>Getty Images<p>It may not be as grueling as an Ali vs. Frazier or Mayweather vs. Pacquiao slugfest, yet the face-off between baby boomers and millennials, two …

The Unexpected Habit That Benjamin Franklin and Charles Darwin Had In Common

Your ticket to a more creative lifestyle? A boring routine.<p>If your job requires you to think creatively, you probably already know that there ways you can boost your creativity like brainstorming activities and exercising. Perhaps you've tried a few in search of the perfect one. The truth is, it …

Creativity

MIT predicts 10 breakthrough technologies of 2018

The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months, including smarter …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence