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Failing To Negotiate Your First Salary Could Cost You Half A Million Dollars

In an exclusive survey of 548 millennials in the U.S., 82% said they did not negotiate their first salaries because they either didn't feel comfortable (38%) or didn't know they were allowed to do so (44%).<p>Since your first salary is the baseline for all future raises, the impact of starting out …

A Solar Panel Or Two Makes Your Home More Valuable

Solar panels are not only good for generating electricity. They also raise real estate values.<p>That’s according to a new study that found that each kilowatt of solar capacity could net a premium of almost $6,000 in home value. So, a 5KW array–typical now on many homes–could command almost $30,000 in …

Ireland Heads Forbes' List Of The Best Countries For Business

Three years ago, European governments and the International Monetary Fund sent Ireland a $113 billion (85 billion euro) bailout package to support the country’s budgetary needs and prop up the Irish banking system. The loan came after the Irish economy was devastated by the Great Recession. The …

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves, so will your productivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind making the most of your frantic, time-pressured days</i> …

Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>As on the dating scene, looking good is an easy way to stand out from the crowd. That could mean sporting a well-fitted suit or the right pair of shoes, but at a minimum it …

Social Listening: What it is, Why You Should Care, and How to Do it Well

Share<p>Imagine the powerful business insights you could gain from an organic form of market research where the focus group was made up entirely of …

Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists?

<i>Answer by Erik Madsen, economics PhD student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on Quora,</i><p>I’ve fielded variants of this question from non-economists many times. I always respond with the same question: <b>What does Bitcoin have to teach us about the economy?</b><p>From a practitioner’s point of view,</b> …

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow.<p>To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, …

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Breaking the deadlock of indecision and taking action, any action for that matter, as long as it won’t lead you to another deadlock, is OK. Besides, …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss | Inc.com

Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by …

What Some Extremely Successful People Were Doing At 25

Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries …

Buffett Reveals Berkshire's $3 Billion Stake In Exxon Mobil

The Oracle of Omaha has confidence in Exxon Mobil. Or at least, that’s the message after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway filed a new SEC document revealing the company’s financial stakes as of the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2013.<p>In a form 13-F filed Thursday afternoon, Buffett revealed …

Inside The Grace Hopper Celebration, Where Thousands Of Women Are United By Tech

“Life changing,” “amazing,” and “shockingly wonderful” are not terms that are typically used to describe industry conferences. But that’s exactly how people talk about the Grace Hopper Celebration, an annual four-day event dedicated to bringing together women in computing to talk about technology …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

Instagram Launches Ads, Promises, 'We'll Start Slow'

The honeymoon’s over for Instagram users. The long-promised introduction of advertising to the photo-based social network is upon us.<p>“In the next couple months, you may begin seeing an occasional ad in your Instagram feed if you’re in the United States,” reads a post published Thursday afternoon on …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Facebook takes 'home office' to a new level

October 03, 2013 | 11:37 AM<p>It's all coming full circle: The social network that famously began in a dorm room is now essentially thinking about buildging dorms on its own office campus.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook said it's in talks with a developer to build a $120 million, …

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Steve Jobs' Last Gift | Steve Jobs' last gift to friends was the book Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, according to Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff.

Benioff told his story of attending the memorial service following Jobs’ death, where the attendees were handed a small brown box on their way out. …

How Dating Makes You A Better Job Hunter

Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a woman who runs her own executive recruitment agency. She’s also a professional matchmaker. Several years ago, she realized that the majority of the professional clients she was placing were single and that she was frequently brokering …

Apple leaves Coke flat at top of global brands list

Apple was named the world's most valuable brand on Monday, taking the fizz out of Coca-Cola's 13-year run at the top of a closely followed annual survey.<p>The soft drink giant slipped to third place, behind Apple and Google, in this year's Interbrand survey of the most valuable brands, based on a …

Intel Capital throws money at Recon Instruments, hints at wearable war with Google

If you thought that Google Glass was the only wearable backed by one of tech's mega corporations, think again. Intel's investment arm has now ponied up a "significant" investment into Recon Instruments, makers of the Jet heads-up display for extreme sports. While neither party has disclosed how …

Fund flows: EM bonds back at last

Print this page<p>It’s taken 17 weeks, but emerging market bond funds are back in positive territory at last.<p>Data provider EPFR, which monitors fund …

Now Processing $1B Annually, Swipely Announces A Partner Network To Support Growth

Swipely announced today that the flow of payments through its system has doubled since April, with the firm now processing charges at a yearly run rate of $1 billion. It reported a $500 million annual run rate in April, and a $250 million run rate three months prior.<p>Swipely is notable for its …

Buffett's top 'picks': Wedding licenses, investor 'bible'

Oracle of Omaha dispenses investing, wisdom advice to college students in Washington, D.C.<p>Warren Buffett, 83-year-old billionaire, met a roomful of twenty-something Georgetown University students Thursday,and gave them simple investment advice: You can get wealthy with just a few good investment …

Warren Buffett: “We’re having a hard time finding things to buy.”

It’s tough finding cheap stocks out there, even for the pros.<p>In fact, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett—a god among value investors—told students at Georgetown University yesterday that he’s having a dickens of a time tracking down shares of undervalued companies.<p>“They’re probably more or less …

Meet Dixie Elixirs’ Willy Wonka Of Weed

Tripp Keber wears a pinstripe suit. He used to work on Capitol Hill. And he knows how to make a mean pot brownie.<p>Keber isn’t who you might expect to find running a company that makes marijuana-laced sodas, lozenges, and massage oils. But the managing director of Dixie Elixirs and Edibles is …

Life After The iPhone: How AT&T's Bet On Apple Mobilized The Company

Steve Jobs needed some advice. It was 2006, and Apple was working on the design for its first smartphone. Jobs had questions about its radio. So he called up Ralph de la Vega, Cingular Wireless’ chief operating officer, who had helped broker the exclusive deal between Jobs and the telco, soon to be …

Sproxil: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

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