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Five tough choices you’ll face as an entrepreneur

One of the most appealing benefits of becoming an entrepreneur is gaining control over your professional life. As an entrepreneur, you are singularly responsible for making all decisions about the business, and while others might be able to give you advice and point you in a certain direction, …

5 Simple Strategies for Beating Procrastination Once and for All

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Among the hardest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is our reluctance to take the first step in a project, then dragging things out too long. Simple lack of motivation can leave us stuck, seemingly unable to get started on the projects …

Living Beneath Your Means: The Foundation of Financial Independence

The whole concept of living beneath your means is so simple that it's virtually "old school". There's nothing high-minded about it, and no product to sell to help make it happen. For that reason, it's a concept that is generally ignored in favor of more technical financial applications. And yet it …

10 Management Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive

Business leaders measure productivity by the quality and quantity of output over input. Management seems to have a big part in a business. They …

The 8 Most Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes

From time to time, every business owner makes mistakes. From losing a sale due to overconfidence to miscalculating a bad deal, business is about …

4 Differences Between Solopreneurs and an Entrepreneur Working Alone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Solopreneur” isn’t a brand-new term but it has definitely become more relevant in recent years. The word is easily interchanged with the word “entrepreneur,” but there are distinct differences. As an increasing number of professionals …

5 Kinds of People Who Will Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, about achieving independence. You won’t have a boss anymore. You won’t have a network of supervisors and coworkers to set your schedule or monitor your success. Instead, you’ll become a master of your …

Want To Be A Thought Leader? Master Public Speaking

Thought leadership is about developing, packaging and communicating concepts, ideas, insights and solutions that will enhance the success of a select audience. Not only is this approach highly beneficial to the audience, for professionals it is one of the most effective business development …

Leadership

14 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Start Out in Sales | Inc.com

A surprising number of entrepreneurs I've met over the years got their first taste of business while working in Sales. Here's why, based on some observations from Doug Camplejohn, the CEO of the sales technology vendor Fliptop.<p>1. You'll gain business expertise.<p>As you work with customers, you'll …

Entrepreneurship

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps | Inc.com

It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but your body is resisting it.<p>We can all relate to this feeling, but the similarities stop there.<p>Some people fall prey …

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

<i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his career, Gladwell's insightful books have cracked <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller list five times, most recently with</i> …

Self-improvement

Leadership Credibility: 10 Qualities Every Employee Looks For in a Leader | Inc.com

When it comes down to it, employees are evaluating and forming opinions about the leaders in their company just as much as employers are evaluating the employees. As great as the work may be, if there isn't a strong leader in place employees are going to leave to look for a better environment; thus …

7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So there I was, exhausted at the end of a long work day, frustrated by a particularly stressful drive home and contemplating pouring a stiff bourbon and withering away on the couch for a couple hours.<p>Then something happened.<p>My habits took …

Inspire Success With These 45 Motivational Quotes | Inc.com

Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal. For some, being successful means owning and operating a multi-million dollar business while for others, success means having a happy, healthy family with no financial worries. Whatever your version of success may be, these …

The Terrifying Story Of A Man Who Was Misdiagnosed As A 'Vegetable' For More Than A Decade

Thomas Nelson/YouTube Martin with Joanna, the woman who is now his wife. We've all heard the phrase "trapped inside our own head," but for most of …

The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America | Inc.com

The arguments against low-skilled immigrants are familiar: They take American jobs, gobble up government handouts, and wreck communities. But research by the AEI, the Partnership for a New Economy, and others shows that the majority of low-skilled immigrants are a lot more like Derek Cha's …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Motivated Every Day

Entrepreneurs need motivation by the bucketful, but some days it’s easier to stir up than others. It’s fantastic to have big, long-term goals, but don’t underestimate the power of little, daily ones. These easier to attain goals keep you going even with a nightmare client, a nearing deadline, or …

Motivation

Go With Your Gut: How to Use Your Intuition to Succeed in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Like this article? Find more great tips by subscribing to my blog here.</i><p>Steve Jobs called intuition “more powerful than intellect.” Albert Einstein called it the sacred gift. Some of the most important partnerships, products and theories …

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …

7 Things To Be Grateful For If You're Incorporated

There’s so much to be thankful for as an entrepreneur, and I’m quick to count my blessings throughout the year. But from the perspective of a small …

What You Need to Know About Being an Entrepreneur | SEJ

Past generations might find today’s vision of the American dream unrecognizable. While the American dream was once composed of white picket fences …

7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In December 2013, the U.S. Army launched the “Defy Expectations” recruitment campaign, in which, according to the campaign’s press release, “the U.S. Army takes the audience's expectations about what the Army experience is like and turns …

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

Like many other successful people in business and in life, I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for my mentors.<p>As I’ve written before, I didn’t always recognize the value of having (and being) a mentor like I do today. As a young entrepreneur, it’s easy to fall into …

Don't start a business, find a problem and solve it #HeshdeSilva - Capital Business

I was recently speaking at Nairobi Chapel. After asking a question to almost 4000 people in two services – over 90% of the hands went up.<p>The crowd …

Hanged Iranian woman's final emotional message to her mother

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, has reportedly left a message to her mother telling her she loved her and asking for her organs to be donated, before she was executed in Iran<p>The <b>Iranian woman executed for murdering her alleged rapist</b> has reportedly left a heartbreaking message for her mother.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari, …

You're A Brand: Dressing With Confidence

Confidence-It is among the most important things that we must master in life. It can mean the difference between you and everything you want out of life. It takes confidence to step out of your house in the morning; it takes confidence to look in the mirror and like what you see; it takes …

How to Break Away From Toxic People to Achieve Success

“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~ Shirley MacLaine<p>Successful, happy, likable people tend to be able to set boundaries …

Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014 Edition

As the years roll on, podcasts still continue to be popular. We’re excited to announce the 5th Annual Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014 Edition.<p>As …

The Myth of the Successful One-Person Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was once a time when it was just me. I was providing computer services. I was working a lot of hours. But I wasn’t making any money at it.<p>Today, I’m making money. Why? Because I’m supervising 10 people who are providing computer …