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I just started a business with less than $1,000 and I have no idea what I’m doing

There's a seemingly endless list of ways to make money online. Most of them seem too good to be true.<p>As a reporter at CNBC Make It, I've covered some …

Small Business

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

Employment

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

This Is How You Negotiate a Better Deal

Much has been written about women’s lack of negotiating skills in the workplace. There’s no shortage of surveys that say essentially the same thing: …

Administrative Law

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Employment

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2018

It’s that time of the year again. What’s going to be hot in web design next year?<p>Previously I covered web design trends to watch in 2016 and 2017. This year, I reached out to seven experts from various fields and asked what they feel is going to dominate web design in 2018.<p>I can tell you that 2018 …

UI Design

The One Investment Warren Buffett Says Will Change Your Life (And It's Not A Stock)

In an essay celebrating Forbes’ 100-year anniversary, billionaire Warren Buffett says there is one investment that “supersedes” all others: Invest in yourself. “Address whatever you feel your weaknesses are, and do it now,” Buffett writes.<p>Buffett goes on to reveal his weakness — he was terrified of …

Investing

This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership | Inc.com

She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line of reasoning. I was managing a large team of designers, writers, and usability experts. We …

Leadership

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement.<p>For example, if …

Infographics

What to Do With 1 Billion Square Feet of Empty Shopping Mall Space | Inc.com

There's a mall in Fergus Falls, Minnesota that looks like a ghost town from the 80s. The color scheme is ripped right out of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the decor looks just as dated. Mall walkers zip past wooden benches and fake trees, barely registering the fact that 90% of the retailers moved …

Shopping

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020 | Inc.com

Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human resources officers.<p>Compared side by side to the skills identified as needed in 2015, the shifts we will experience in …

Creativity

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool to reach …

Peter Thiel

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Elon Musk

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

5 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Careers at Midlife and Triumphed

A successful career is a very cushy comfort zone but some choose to get out anyway.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Career anxiety is our latent talent howling through our minds, desperate not to go to the grave unspent.”<p>These beautiful words are from <i>The Book of Life</i>, …

Middle Age

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

Shutter Speed

7 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Eighty percent of new businesses fail, and often for reasons that were completely avoidable. Others fail because of a lack of organization, preparation, or a good understanding of what takes to run a successful business.<p>When it happens, afterward, there is always a feeling of regret for things …

Business Strategy

6 Ways to Win Friends and Influence People as a New Manager | Inc.com

Call it the New Sheriff in Town Syndrome.<p>You're a new manager at an established company or your own startup. You think of yourself as a fixer, so you quickly set out to implement changes or new processes, often bringing in ideas from your old company.<p>Whoops.<p>While making improvements should be the …

Leadership

9 Things Insecure People Do That Ruin Their Lives

Insecurity is the dumbest thing that we all feel. Every person in the world has something he or she is insecure about – even if only slightly. Well, …

Self-help

Two 37-Year-Old Aussies Just Got $700 Million Richer In 24 Hours

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are cofounders of enterprise software firm Atlassian, a little-known company that serves some seriously high-profile clients, including Tesla, SpaceX, Spotify and every Ivy League university.<p>On Thursday, Atlassian made headlines for its first-quarter report, …

Startups

Amazon is no longer a retail company

But comparing Amazon's business to Wal-Mart Stores or other big retailers doesn't do it justice. In fact, it completely misses the mark on what kind of business Amazon is.<p>Understanding Amazon's business is important for investors in order to evaluate its decisions like its Whole Foods purchase or …

eCommerce

How to Become the Coca-Cola of Your Industry Practically Overnight

Soon, everything they taught you about Facebook advertising and lead generation will not work. This is why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the next 24 months, direct lead generation will be inaccessible for most businesses. Soon, everything they taught you about …

Marketing

The 1 Surprising Trick to Staying Motivated And Productive (That People Are Too Afraid to Try) | Inc.com

Everyone knows that motivation and productivity are vital to success. People read empowering articles, uplifting quotes, and self-help books all in the name of finding inspiration to power through long days and difficult weeks. Because without something extra--be it metaphorical sugar or literal …

Motivation

The 3-Minute Rule: What A Hollywood Producer Can Teach You About Pitching Your Business

As an entrepreneur, having laser focus within the operation of your business is a must. You’ll spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours developing skills and knowledge that by virtue of necessity make you an absolute expert in your field. But unfortunately for most companies, that expertise alone …

Entrepreneurship

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers | Inc.com

Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and strategy can be copied, an organization's DNA cannot be reproduced.<p>With this realization, many organizations are turning to cultural change to fuel …

Employee Engagement

1940s portraits record the strength and pride of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico<p>Portraits of pride on the "island of enchantment"<p>From its first inhabitation by Taíno natives to its centuries of rule under Spain and …

Sugar Cane