Harry Jean Baptiste

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Aphria to Invest in New Cannabis Investment Fund

<b>Green Acre Capital Fund to Invest Exclusively in the Legal Cannabis Industry</b><p>TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Green Acre Capital (“GAC”) is pleased to …

Venture Capital

Busting 5 Myths About Small-Business Lending

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like your mother and your high school history teacher likely told you over and over again, you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.<p>With the growing accessibility of information freely available online, modern entrepreneurs …

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

Here are the best cities to find a job in 2015

Unemployment is down to 5.5% nationally. It’s good news for job hunters, but it may have some benefits for all in the workforce. Wages seem to be on …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

50 Cent is the Lehman Brothers of hip-hop

Lehman Brothers and 50 Cent have something else in common, too: There were questions about whether they were really broke even though they both filed for bankruptcy.<p>The rapper's bankruptcy filing came at an interesting time. In the last 12 months, 50 Cent lost a pair of lawsuits that could cost him …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

How to Become an Original Thinker and Fascinate People With Your Fresh Ideas

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation — Herman Melville<p>*Yawn*<p>Do you have trouble interesting people in you?<p>You want to …

15 Keys To Being Happy And Successful

The key to life is happiness. The key to happiness varies from person to person, but here are a few things that might just work for you…1.) Do what …

Happiness

10 Powerful Habits of Ultra Successful People

This excellent infographic is a brilliant way to get you into the right frame of mind to achieve all the goals you are set to accomplish: It goes …

Self-improvement

Iconic Quotes That Will Make You a Better Boyfriend or Husband

Learn a thing or two from men and women who know a thing or two.<p>222<p>SHARES<p>A few serious (and not so serious) quotes that might help you be a better …

Relationships

7 Critical Questions to Contemplate Before You Become an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more …

4 Winning Beliefs to Help Drive You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all hit low points in our lives that challenge our purpose, test our resolve for how long we’re willing to endure and question the strength of our relationships with every painstaking move. Hard times often call for deeper …

Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To come up with an idea, you will need to exercise your creativity. But that is not the only time you will need to be creative to bring a product to market, nor is it even the most important.<p>The way I see it, being creative is about …

The 29 Most Miserable Countries In The World

Cato's Misery Index ranks 108 countries based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit and calculations from Steve Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University.<p>Professor Hanke factors in the nations' inflation, lending rates, and unemployment figures together and then …

Johns Hopkins University

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The FCC voted for net neutrality.</b> Broadband companies can't pay for internet fast-lanes, as the internet is classified as a utility.<p><b>2. Apple is holding an event on March 9.</b> It's probably going to be about the Apple Watch.<p><b>3. Google has acquired the entire .app domain.</b> It paid $25 million for the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook has launched its first TV ads for Internet.org.</b> The campaign, which rolled out in Australia and Canada this week, depicts the amazing feats people in some developing countries have already achieved, and asks how much more they could achieve if they were connected.<p><b>2. Google paid $25</b> …

Where all the world's students are moving across the globe in one infographic

We live in a globalized and fluid world. It seems like hardly anybody stays in the same place anymore their entire lives.<p>International students get a particularly early jump. The International Removals Company - Movehub's goal is to provide information for people looking to move abroad.<p>They've put …

Students

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

7 ways India’s entrepreneurs will kick off a new tech revolution in 2015

The multibillion-dollar valuations of India’s new tech stars, Flipkart and Snapdeal, are no pricing bubble but a signal that the country’s technology boom has begun.<p>The next five years will see a flurry of technology innovation that will transform India as much as cellphones have over the past 15 …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

5 Dream Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

These creative thinkers prove that if you can dream it, you can probably make a living out of it.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Having a dream job means different things to different people.<p>It could be the job you’ve been …

10 Top Things to Do to Make You Successful | Inc.com

Success is something all of us aspire to. It does not come easy, unfortunately, and it will not just occur overnight. It'll take hard work, perseverance, and time. To become successful, one has to mirror the typical practices of individuals who already are successful and follow their footsteps. …

Motivation

The Key to Every Successful Business is Agility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With most economic indicators suggesting that the Great Recession is coming to an end, it’s tempting for a business that has successfully weathered the storm to breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to business as usual. But …

Just-Launched 'Robinhood' App Allows Users to Buy and Sell Stocks for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the uninitiated, the stock market can feel like a dauntingly exclusive and overcomplicated club. But today, an app called Robinhood -- available now in Apple’s app store -- is aiming to democratize the industry’s long-held trading …

4 Big Challenges That Startups Face

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising technology is a growing industry, full of exciting changes and new opportunities for startups. But with the potential for success comes challenges burgeoning ad-tech companies will need to overcome to make a name for …

With These 5 Tools Entrepreneurs Can Run a Business From Their Phone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re running a business, you need to get things done no matter where you are. Say you’re onsite with a vendor and need to send a quick update to your team back at the office, or perhaps you bump into a potential client at Starbucks …

5 Secrets Every Good Boss in the Modern Workplace Knows

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trust in bosses is on the decline, according to a new survey by Interaction Associates released last month. Nearly 60 percent of the 520 managers or supervisors polled worldwide believe their organization lacks trust.<p>And 85 percent of …

Follow These 6 Rules to Accomplish More Each Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful …