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Women Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic About Their Businesses and the U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Women are a force to be reckoned with in American business, owning more than 12.2 million businesses across the country, employing over 14.8 million …

Women Entrepreneurs

What It Takes To Disrupt A Massive Industry

It’s extremely rare to find wholly new business opportunities. For the most part, entrepreneurs need to attack existing markets.<p>Yet this is far from easy. Let’s face it, incumbents are getting much better at dealing with disruptive threats.<p>“When you are starting a new venture, count on having to …

Entrepreneurship

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Success

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

This Woman Bought Her Own Island Paradise. No Men Allowed.

The superhero Wonder Woman hailed from Themyscira, a mythical island nation where women reign supreme. A wonder-woman entrepreneur named Kristina Roth is making the concept a reality: She just opened a real-life private island getaway where only women are allowed.<p>Called SuperShe, this island off …

Farm-to-table

This Negotiating Strategy Is Painfully Awkward, But It May Get You More Money

Silences may seem awkward, but you can use them to your advantage.<p><b>Awkward silences can work to your benefit in salary negotiations, according to Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy."</b>• <b><br>Too many people make the mistake of talking too much -- and sabotaging their own chances of success -- when they're</b> …

4 Side Hustles That Pack A Career Punch

Many of us have held a second job at some point in our careers. While you may think that working a side hustle signals you’re having a hard time making ends meet, I believe just the opposite: the gig on the side can be the place to meet all kinds of positive ends, especially when you’re young and …

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire

People with a deep passion for their work are motivated to work hard. That's when they start to make serious money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, most people would love to be a millionaire...in theory. But in practice, few are actually willing to do what it takes …

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

Don’t Fail When Your Startup Fails

StartupStockPhotos / PixabayThe commonly cited statistic says that more than fifty percent of businesses fail within the first year. Companies fail …

5 Marketing Trends To Pay Attention To In 2019

At each of my last three keynote addresses, I was asked this simple question: “What do you think is going to happen with marketing next year?” There are a lot of marketing speakers and sales speakers already shouting out the trends for 2019. It’s still only summer, but people are already trying to …

Trends

She Was a Caterer. Now She's a Budtender.

What does a budtender do, and how do you become one?<p>Budtender. It's a clever term but what are their job responsibilities exactly? And what skills do you need to be successful? To find out, we caught up with Mallory Drew, a top-selling budtender for Lightshade, a high-end marijuana dispensary with …

These 3 Nutrient-Dense Foods Should "Rule Your Diet"

Without a doubt, a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is better than one loaded with processed foods, but it's important to note that not all …

Is the Keto Diet Bad For Your Heart? Here's What Cardiologists Say on the Matter

The keto diet has exploded in popularity over the last few years as a means to slim down quickly without giving up bacon, cheese, or red meat. But the diet, which is high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb, is controversial, especially among the medical and dietitian community.<p>With so much fat OK …

Nutrition

Is Stevia Safer or Healthier Than Artificial Sweeteners?

Stevia is a plant-based sweetener—but is it bad for you? A nutritionist has the verdict on this controversial ingredient.<p>The rainbow of sugar …

Eat More Lentils To Help Stop Diabetes By Bringing Glucose Levels Down By 35 Percent, New Study Finds

Canadian scientists have found that eating more lentils can have surprising and important health benefits by helping the body keep blood sugar levels …

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

8 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar and Can Save Your Life

It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can …

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Protein

How to Memorize More and Faster Than Other People

People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize. As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

The One Carb You Should Avoid Because It Slows Down Your Metabolism In The Morning

It’s ok to eat carbs for breakfast. In fact they’re a great source of fiber and protein. Carbs give you energy and keeps your metabolism on the fat …

Nutrition

5 Free Online Machine Learning Courses

Demand for machine learning professionals is growing faster than for any other job. Check out our short list of free online machine learning courses.

How An IPO Really Works

IPO fever is definitely back in the tech world. Some of the recent deals include DocuSign, Smartsheet, Pivotal Software, Zuora, Dropbox and Zscaler.<p>Yet the IPO process is often mysterious and misunderstood. So to get a sense of how things really work, I had a chance to talk to Howard Lerman, who is …

Entrepreneurship

Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

The company has released much-needed guidelines on its approach on AI research<p>Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The …

The 6 most nutrient-dense foods that should rule your diet

Preventing common diseases (like cancer and heart disease) and promoting health and longevity is as simple as regular trips to the farmers’ market, …

The experience economy will be a ‘massive business,’ according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Chesky’s vision? To be a “global travel community.”<p>Most people think of Airbnb as a real estate rental business, but that’s wrong, says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.<p>“I think the key that makes Airbnb is the fact that we’re a community, not just a series of commodities,” said Chesky, speaking onstage at …

Hospitality

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

<i>“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work</i> One of the most important ways to end the …

The 6 best blockchain jobs of the future

Use of the blockchain is growing, and businesses will need skilled professionals to gain a competitive edge.<p>While blockchain adoption remains slow, …

Blockchain

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …