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Emprender, un camino de obstáculos pero también de satisfacciones

El boom experimentado en los últimos años en el ámbito del emprendimiento en España es fruto de la necesidad, se trata de una clara reacción a la …

5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's instinctive for driven professionals, especially entrepreneurs, to work 'round the clock, making little time for themselves. These ambitious types swear off the New Age folks who spew rhetoric about work-life balance, …

Work-life Balance

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do you want to build a mobile app? Do you want to ride the wave of other entrepreneurs, or did you come across a problem that you feel you can resolve? The answer to this question will determine whether your app will be …

Apps

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

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 …

Are We Sending The Wrong Message To Small Business?

You gotta walk the walk if you’re gonna talk the talk.<p>Washington does a lot of talking about the importance of small business. They like to point to how small business makes up 70 percent of the workforce and accounts for two out of every three new jobs. And they’re right. Small business is an …

10 Power Tips For CEOs To Kick Start 2014

A lot of businesses experience the January doldrums during the first few weeks of the year. Not only do sales slow down after an active holiday season, but most employees are still in vacation mode, which diminishes productivity levels. To address these issues in my company, I take small but …

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 …

An Essential Book for Founders and CEOs: In Search of Excellence

Widely regarded as one of the top management books of all time, “<b>In Search of Excellence</b>” is also one of the books that’s influenced me the most. I originally read it as a student, and enjoyed reading it again recently. I was impressed how relevant it is today, even 35 years after most of the …

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 …

The Future Of Pebble Smartwatches: Interview With CEO Eric Migicovsky

The amazing success of the Pebble e-ink screen smartwatch campaign from 2012 was a moment of glory for the company’s founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky. Raising over $10,000,000 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, it not only gave Migicovsky the money he had searched in vain to raise from more …

The Cities With The Best Public Transportation In The U.S.

In most of the U.S., public transportation is pretty dismal. That’s the overall message from Walk Score’s new rankings of the best U.S. cities for public transit.<p>Upon first glance, the rankings don’t seem too surprising. New York City comes in first, as it always should. Boston is the second …

Can This Children’s Book Help Make The Internet A Better Place?

With Hello Ruby, Linda Liukas is trying to inspire a new generation of young women armed with the technological knowledge to build awesome new tools.<p>Like many people with grand ideas, Linda Liukas talks fast. It’s as if her bubbling inspiration and enthusiasm is searching for an escape hatch. And …

Journalists From Where The Internet Doesn’t Reach, Telling Stories No One Else Has

Radar trains local journalists in regions where Western reporters don’t go unless there’s a disaster, and has them file stories via text, with the hopes that the news might get some stories–and perspective–it usually ignores.<p>Reporting can sometimes feel like a hit-and-run. Go in, get the story, get …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

How To Keep Your Cool In Heated Situations

Sometimes it’s tough to diffuse an angry boss or contentious colleague without stepping into the emotional muck ourselves. Here are some simple strategies to keep the egg off your face.<p>We’ve all witnessed this. A wince-worthy moment when someone (our boss, colleague, family member) opens their …

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

Every minute counts! Three productivity experts offer six ideas for hacking your habits for maximum productivity.<p>From shortcuts and life hacks to proven productivity methods, we’re all looking to save time and get more done. If you want to be even more successful, it’s time to tap into your super …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

4 Ways Your Mobile Marketing Needs To Change This Year

Google’s search technology is changing the way customers get information, and online marketers need to keep up.<p>With the launch of Hummingbird, Google’s new search algorithm, In 2013, the company proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it hasn’t forgotten the all-important base of it’s business–its …

100 People Transforming The American Economy For Good

What do Al Gore, Elon Musk, and Melinda Gates have in common? They’re all on part of the Purpose Economy 100, a list of people transforming the American economy for the better.<p>The late American author Jane Jacobs and entrepreneur Elon Musk make a funny pair.<p>Jacobs, who passed away eight years ago, …

This Vending Machine Sells Fresh Salads Instead Of Junk Food

Chicago’s Garvey Food Court has a McDonald’s, a Dunkin Donuts and a vending machine that sells kale.<p>At the Garvey Food Court in downtown Chicago–a somewhat bleak place that Yelp reviewers call “sketchy” and even “scary”–there’s plenty of typical fast food fare. Dunkin Donuts, Popeyes, McDonalds, …

The Best Super Bowl Spots Ever, By Genre

Kids, celebrities, groin kicks. They’re all part of the time-tested Super Bowl recipe. Here’s a breakdown of the 10 most common ad genres of the big game and the best spots in each.<p>As we’ve already learned, the Super Bowl may be the last bastion of massive collective viewing on live television. To …

Rethinking Our Cities To Fight Obesity

Using urban planning to help fight obesity by putting people on a design-based diet that changes how they live and move.<p>Design can be preventive medicine. While the growth of girth–childhood obesity nearly tripling over the past 30 years–has numerous culprits, much of America’s built environment …

How To De-Urgent Your Life

Our latest advice column taps 37signals co-founder David Hansson for tips on staying punctual, without losing your head.<p>One common misconception about design is that it’s all about finding solutions to problems, as if they were math equations. But the best design thinking always starts by asking …

Engineering An End To Food Waste With Smarter Logistics For Our Leftovers

This startup is working out the most efficient way possible to pickup leftover food from restaurants and deliver it to charities in need. It’s like Fresh Direct for unused food.<p>Every year, tens of billions of pounds of perfectly edible food are thrown out by restaurants, groceries, catering …