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Shooting death of Joe McKnight was a 'road rage' incident, sheriff says

The shooting death of former USC star and NFL player Joe McKnight in a New Orleans suburb was a "road rage" incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case.<p>McKnight was shot Thursday afternoon in Terrytown, …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

11 Helpful Tools for Every Step of Building a Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You cannot build a mobile app in isolation using just the native developer kit. Building an app requires that you have the right tools to deliver efficiently on every aspect of its life cycle.<p>Developing your first app can be a daunting …

Apps

4 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads

Are you advertising on Facebook?<p>Do you want to create better Facebook ads?<p>In this article you’ll <b>discover four things to help you build a more</b> …

5 Bootstrapped Startup Tips to Survive the First Year

<i>Brian Casel is a designer and founder of a few bootstrapped startups. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam.</i><p>Bootstrapping a startup is no easy task. …

7 Devastating Startup Mistakes to Avoid

Don't let your business end as just another sad statistic. Avoid these common start up mistakes and join the ranks of winners.<p>The number of new businesses launched each year is steadily growing, yet the five-year survival rate is dismal. With 12 years of coaching entrepreneurs under my belt, I can …

8 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Planning World Domination

So whether your goal is a successful hometown business or world domination, here are a few tips from some young entrepreneurs who are lighting up the business world.<p>With shows like <i>Shark Tank</i> and all the focus in the media on entrepreneurship, young, vibrant, and charismatic entrepreneurs have …

A Top-Notch Tool for Market Timing

The debate over whether it is possible to time the stock market has been going on for years and will likely continue into the foreseeable future. One of the difficulties in assessing the merits of market timing is that some of the analysis that goes into the determination is subjective rather than …

Tucker Hill Pumpkinville

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The 15 Best-Paying Jobs For Young Professionals

Two months ago, the class of 2014 left the gates of their beloved alma maters. Fortunately for them, there are some great-paying jobs they can pursue.<p>With help from Payscale, the creator of the world's largest database of individual compensation profiles, containing more than 40 million today, …

Employment

These Are The Six Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

"I learned a lot from these books, and I hope you enjoy them," he says in a video about the selections.<p>Here's what made the cut:<p><b>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks</b><p>This is Gates' favorite business book of all-time. Although the collection of 12 "New Yorker" articles has been out-of-print since …

‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Totally Derailed An Omaha Morning Show

Naming Your Business? Read this First.

The first thing to think about when naming your business might surprise you. It’s your company’s story.<p>Don’t worry about something hip or impressive, or even something that will work for your domain name, advises Melanie Spring, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based marketing company Sisarina. She …

Marketing

4 Things Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Starting a business is always risky, and success is never guaranteed. Yet, entrepreneurs thrive every day. Although there is no one-size-fits-all …

Growth Hacking: Marketing For Startups

The term “growth hacker” was first introduced in a blog post by Sean Ellis in 2010. He summarized a growth hacker as “a person whose true north is growth”, and is disciplined in prioritizing and testing marketing ideas, and religiously analyzing such results to see which tactics worked the best and …

Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For everything in life, you need a plan, right?<p>The same can be said for business. Every business, whether a startup or a full-fledged, profitable organization, needs a business plan. To know where you are going, you have to know where you …

Small Business

Here's What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask Why You're Leaving Your Current Job

This may seem like an easy interview question. You probably have 100 reasons for wanting to pursue a new role — and can easily defend each one. But career expert Lynn Taylor says your response to this query can be an absolute deal breaker.<p>"This question, or any variation of it, is extremely …

Employment

12 (Mostly Free) Web Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of the infiniteresources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than <i>free</i>. So in light of Independence Day and the sense of freedom it exudes, below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:<p>1. <b>1M/1M</b> …

Entrepreneurship

8 Surging Startup Industries to Watch

The forecast is looking sunny for hungry entrepreneurs who want to get an idea off the ground.<p>According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business …

7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

Writing your very first resume can be a daunting process. And it doesn't help to know that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for …

Employment

We've Crossed The Tipping Point; Most Americans Now Receive Government Benefits

Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October.<p>Currently, around …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …