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The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017 | Inc.com

I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, except no one introduced me or showed me around. I felt kind of like a loner and was pretty intimidated by so many other entrepreneurs and leaders who seemed to know exactly what they were doing.<p>As an entrepreneur, …

Entrepreneurship

Tips for Effectively Working from Home

If you're considering working from home, it's important to find a healthy balance between getting your work done and having a healthy home life. …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having Wal-Mart pick up your product can turbocharge your sales. Today, the retail giant announces a crowdsourcing contest for entrepreneurs, business owners and inventors to compete for shelf space.<p>To be part of the social contest, …

eCommerce

Why Startups Live

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Andrew Montalenti and a a follow-up to Andrew’s earlier article, Why Startups Die. Andrew is the co-founder and CTO of Parse.ly, a technology startup that provides big data insights to the web’s best publishers. He blogs at pixelmonkey.org. You can follow him</i> …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

Electronic Medical Records

The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated

From AsapSCIENCE — who have previously brought us the scientific cure for hangovers, the neurobiology of orgasms, and how music enchants the brain — comes this illustrated explication of the science of procrastination and how to manage it, a fine addition to these five perspectives on …

The Journey of Trust: Who to Trust and Why

One major problem that young entrepreneurs and business owners face is knowing who to trust as they build business relationships. Within the past ten …

10 Tips For Staying Motivated With Your Business

Reading about the many success stories people that attained in their online businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs are likely to be fully motivated at …

Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating And Net Profits

When investors want to see how a company is performing, chances are they’ll browse the company’s website or annual report for its income statement. One sees the business’s total revenue at the top, followed by several rows of expenses. The very bottom row shows what’s left over: the net profit or …

Entrepreneurs need not apply: Companies shun the self employed

In this economy, some unlucky workers are getting snubbed—twice.<p>Recession prompted millions of laid off workers and new graduates to jump into self-employment—some with enthusiasm and others with reluctance because they couldn’t find anything better. Now, according to new research, it seems they …

Employment