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The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Amazon Is Now Hosting Netflix's Video Service

Netflix just completed a seven-year move to the e-commerce giant's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services.<p>Netflix has completed its move to the cloud, according to Fortune.<p>The process, which started seven years ago, means Netflix no longer uses its own data centres to host its video service and …

Cloud Computing

How crowdfunding has made flipping houses a lot easier

David Berneman isn't developing an app. His company isn't venture backed. In fact, his business is about as low-tech as it gets: He buys houses, fixes them up and flips them.<p>But he too is funded by the crowd.<p>Berneman's family business, Golden Bee Properties, borrowed $1 million to buy a West Los …

Real Estate

Real Estate Crowdfunding Startup Realty Mogul Raises $9M

Realty Mogul, a site that allows accredited investors to collectively back real estate projects, is announcing that it has raised a $9 million Series A led by Canaan Partners.<p>The startup launched a year ago, and in its first year it says 6,000 members invested $14.6 million in real estate projects …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

NSA spying disclosures could cost companies billions

The possiblity of the NSA hacking U.S. technology could reduce overseas trust and sales<p>Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations they can enable Chinese spying may come …

The 13 Biggest Failures from Successful Entrepreneurs and What They’ve Learned From Them

One of the great things about our focus on transparency at Buffer is that we get to help other people learn from our experiences.<p>We love learning …

3 Reasons It's the Perfect Time to Be an Entrepreneur

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never in our collective lifetimes has it been better to be a startup. Coming out of the economic disaster a few years ago, it became clear that recovery would be on the shoulders of small business. Entrepreneurs are truly the …

Entrepreneurship

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to …

Entrepreneurship

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many new business owners believe choosing and forming their business entity is something to check off their list on a weekday night after researching on the web for an hour or so.<p>Please be careful. There are many complexities …

Small Business

How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Business Decisions

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you make decisions every day that affect the success of your products, the loyalty of your employees, and the overall health of your business. To make the best decisions possible, you need to think critically …

Critical Thinking

How to Find More Customers Now

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Most people don't realize the vast range of options you have when you rent and buy snail-mail …

Time Management

Incorporating? Avoid these 5 Mistakes

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In this four-part series, writer Polly Brewster explores avoiding common legal mistakes.</i><p>Think your start-up is so small it doesn't need to form a corporation? Think again. Incorporation gives you limited liability. More clearly …

Small Business

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a business from home can provide tremendous flexibility and the kind of work-life balance that we all crave. But the reality is that home businesses bring their own set of challenges, says Caroline Daniels, lecturer …

Small Business