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20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur you have heard the million reasons not to go into business: It’s too risky, you might go into debt, you’ll probably lose sleep, your social life is kaput, and the list goes on. But even with all these …

Freelancing offers singular appeal

According to a study commissioned by online marketplace Elance-oDesk, there are now 3.7 million Australians freelancing in some capacity – an …

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is like a dream come true: no one telling you when to go into the office, you can pick and choose meetings and there's unlimited vacation. Sigh -- the life of an entrepreneur. So flexible, so fabulous. If only it was …

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

<i>This article has been excerpted from</i> 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 <i>by Entrepreneur Press & Cheryl Kimball (2009).</i><p>Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and …

...and the curiosity is harrowing

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

7 Truths About LinkedIn You Need to Know | Inc.com

LinkedIn has evolved to become one the most important and most prevalent resources for professional networking available. Used by more than 313 million people on an international scale, it's no wonder why the social network has, for many professional networkers, replaced traditional forms of …

Las Vegas Downtown Project Entrepreneur: 'Creative Freedom Is Priceless' | Inc.com

The Downtown Project in Las Vegas, which began in earnest two years ago, has begun to transform the seedier parts of the city.<p>The project, started by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, has raised $350 million, acquired more than 60 acres of land, invested in over 300 businesses, and created over 800 new …

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Chart Goals to Create a Road Map to Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on Dec. 25, 2014.</i><p>Many people suffer from being rational dreamers. They want to achieve a big dream but hold themselves back by being risk averse. They don't want to disrupt the status quo and play things …

Road Trips

Brené Brown on Why Leaders Should Be Vulnerable | Inc.com

For bestselling author and researcher Brené Brown, entrepreneurs who shy away from vulnerability lack a crucial leadership requirement.<p>While business owners don't typically present themselves as outwardly vulnerable people, the best entrepreneurs all embrace the concept in one way or another, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Traits Making You a Great Entrepreneur But Maybe Not a Good Dinner Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners are a unique breed -- and they have to be. If entrepreneurs don’t keep their foot on the accelerator, they or anyone who works for them will not be going anywhere.<p>The traits required for being a successful entrepreneur all …

How to Know If Becoming a Manager Is Right for You

As a child, I’m fairly certain I never told anyone I wanted to be a manager when I grew up. As it turns out, though, managing has been one of the …

5 Tips on Pinterest and Other Missed Social SEO Opportunities | Inc.com

Social Media and SEO have undoubtedly become more intertwined than anyone could have ever imaged and more important for your business than ever. Google now owns YouTube and Google Plus, Facebook search is powered by Bing, and we see Twitter profiles, Pinterest boards, and LinkedIn pages appearing …

How To Build A Startup Ecosystem From Scratch | Inc.com

One of the most fascinating parts of entrepreneurship is how fast it is spreading across the world. Different countries are now trying to boost their own startup ecosystems in a variety of ways. One of the people who is leading this charge in their country is Qais al-Khonji. Al-Khonji is a board …

Entrepreneur creating fundraising travellers

<b>Some entrepreneurs dream of having a business that not only makes money, but that can also fulfil their desire to help others. Social entrepreneur</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Ive Shares Three Lessons He Learned from Steve Jobs

“Steve [Jobs] was the most remarkably focused person I ever met in my life,” Apple’s senior vice president of design <b>Jonathan Ive</b> told <i>Vanity Fair</i>editor <b>Graydon Carter</b> during the closing event of <i>Vanity Fair’s</i>New Establishment Summit in San Francisco.<p>“The thing with focus is that it’s not this thing …

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

It’s paradoxical that while “art holds out the promise of inner wholeness” for those who experience it, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is well-documented among those who make it, as is the anguish of artists who experience it. This, perhaps, renders the cultivation and …

Why Experts Create Few New Ideas

I have always been intrigued by the paradox of expertise. It seems that the more expert one becomes in an area of specialization, the less creative …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Thought Leader? | Inc.com

If you think "entrepreneur" has an evolving definition, just wait until you get into thought leader territory. The definition of a thought leader varies, depending upon who's asked, but one thing is for certain: It's more than being an industry leader and expert. You also have to be able to use …

Leadership

McDonalds Create Your Taste in Learning Lab Restaurant

McDonalds has opened a purpose built customer learning lab restaurant in Sydney this week, Kicking off a bold plan to transform the Macca’s …