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I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two …


12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …

Public Relations

The Seriously *Cool* Thing People Are Doing With Vintage Coolers

Put your beat-up old camping cooler to good use.<p>Now that's what we call 7UP-cycling.<p><i>Designer: Cathy Iverson</i><p>This clever blogger covered a beat-up …

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now |

The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really want to know what you're going to get the most out of, why not rely on the hive mind of …


Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things |

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …


10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …


Your largest asset isn't your home or savings account — a financial planner explains why

Despite everything you may have read or heard, your house and your 401(k) are not your largest assets—your career path and income are your biggest assets by far.<p>Below I will illustrate why this is the case and provide one simple tip on how to maximize your personal growth potential.<p>Your home is an …


24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …


Shakerato Recipe

Learn how to make this frothy, iced espresso drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled coffee drink: the Shakerato, our twist on the Italian …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House



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People Watch on Bourbon Street

Buskers on Royal Street (Photo: Joshua Brasted)<p>Who needs reality TV when there’s New Orleans? The city’s diverse feast of humanity is spellbinding. …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Swimming Pools

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

Air New Zealand

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up

Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what. They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures. Those cool-headed …

UC Berkeley

Florida's 15 Most Popular Beaches, Ranked

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p>Florida does a lot of things wrong. We can't vote. We beat people with lizards. We have alligators in our swimming pools, politicians in our public bathrooms, and an entire Twitter account devoted to stupid things our male citizens do. And yet we just passed New York to become the …

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5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Personal Finance

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …


9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal

What We Know About Income Mobility Depends on How We Define It

The US has long had higher inequality than other advanced democracies, although many Americans see this as part and parcel of the “American Dream” of rising living standards and social mobility.<p>But recent research by Harvard University’s Equality of Opportunity Project has opened up a new front in …