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Why It's Vital That You Plan Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people would rather plan their next vacation destination or what they are going to buy during their next trip to the mall rather than their own lives. Many executives, entrepreneurs and business owners would rather build their …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 23 percent of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the lucky few that enjoys the ability to work from anywhere you like, the following tools will help keep …

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones -- they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. They're dissatisfied as employees, followers or …

Find Your Ideal Mentors and Build a 7-Figure Network With These 7 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you study successful people, you will find the one thing they all have in common is they have mentors. If you were to ask why this was so important, they would share that surrounding themselves with the right people allowed them to …

8 Business Podcasts Recommended by Experts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since 2008, Edison Research reports that the listenership of podcasts has nearly doubled. The percentage of connected Americans who have listened to at least one podcast in the past month has risen from 9 percent to 17 percent, or an …

How Startup Founders Should Be Setting Long-Term Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: Any recommendations on how to improve long-term skills and goal setting?</b><i><br>-- Tess</i><p><b>A:</b> If you’re thinking about how to improve long-term skills and goal setting, the answer truly varies based on your stage of career, experience and …

7 Must-Read Books for the Budding Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading is a great tool to change the way you think and open your mind up to new solutions. When you read you realize that people in this world have already faced the majority of the same problems that you face now. You can then adapt …

How Expedia Wants to Help Small Businesses Save on Travel Costs

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Despite advancements in conferencing technology, 51 percent of small-business travelers say the frequency of their travel has increased over the past five years, according to a poll by Expedia. The online travel agency noted …

Why You Must Really Know Yourself Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, you need to take a hard look at yourself before leaving that regular paycheck. Don't assume you will be happier and make more money starting the business of your dreams.<p>The good and the bad news is that …

Scott Kelby - My Camera Gear for Sports, Travel & Portrait

I actually use three different load-outs for the three different types of photography I do on a regular basis: (1) Sports Photography (2) Portraits …

6 Tips From Successful CEOs for Getting More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful CEOs and entrepreneurs do about time management, leadership and work/life balance?<p>Whether they hail from Silicon Valley, the Fortune 500 or are startup founders, the following day-to-day habits all have a common theme: …

Best Freelance Sites and Outsourcing Services for Business - Small Business Trends

There are times when you need to hire employees for your business to complete specific projects.<p>For example, if you create logos for your clients, …

Small Business

Nine Lessons I've Learned Launching and Running My Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>I’ve founded and run <i>Sail Magazine</i> for about four years now- it’s an Emirati magazine that covers topics in community, culture, and creativity. The …

Calling All First Time Entrepreneurs! The Time Is Now

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) niche used to refer mainly to home renovations or arts and crafts projects. Today, it applies to creating and building your own career as well. Thanks to technology, 'CYO' (Creating Your Opportunities) is the new DIY. It's the name of the game in today's economy. We live in …

How to Turn Business Cards Into Business Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business cards that symbolize fabulous connections and conversations can easily transform into annoying reminders of lost opportunities. So how can you turn business cards into cash?<p>First, the most common mistake is failing to collect …

50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> theme song. “Take a look, …

Read the Guide to Professional Networking for Better Connections?

By virtue of the fact that I am, by nature, a quiet and private person, I will freely acknowledge that when it comes to networking, I am not the best …

What Should You Charge Per Hour As A Freelancer? | Infographic

Oh, the joys of being a freelance photographer. You get to pay lots and lots of taxes and a ridiculous amount for health benefits, and you get no …

50 Quick Productivity and Business Tips for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At Techstars, we talk a lot about productivity, email, getting things done, basic business development and fundraising culture.<p>Below is a collection of general tips we give our founders. While nothing is ever universal, these are …

20 Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Create

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like “The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs.” These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, …

25 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100

Are there really businesses you can start for less than $100? With today’s digital technology, you can. A start up business can be established with …

Home-Based Franchises That Are Home Runs

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Homebased businesses—those that don’t require a fixed location or any of the costs that come along with it—are among the biggest trends in franchising. In fact, nearly one-third of the companies ranked in <i>Entrepreneur</i>’s Franchise …

Simplilearn Raises $15M For Professional Training And Certification

Simplilearn, a company helping customers get certified in areas like PMP (project management) and Android development, has raised $15 million in Series C funding.<p>The company offers courses both online and in classroom workshops and says there are more than 200 courses and 40 accreditations. Since …

12 Books From Which to Build a DIY MBA for the 2020 Leader | Inc.com

I have been teaching graduate-level MBA courses since 1987. My classes focus on strategic planning and alignment. I've witnessed many changes in MBA programs over the years and believe that a self-taught student can be just as well educated as one who follows the core curriculum. Here are 12 books …

Ditch the Paper and Increase Productivity With These Six Apps!

<i>This is part of the "Increased Productivity" series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.</i><p>Going paperless has probably been an agenda item in most offices for several years now, but somehow it never quite seems …

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Brand Name Legal Questions to Ask Before Picking One

If you’re starting a small business or developing a new product, you need to give it a name.<p>That name will become your brand name and it has the …

Small Business

Build Your Professional Network in 6 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like you're not achieving your professional goals as quickly as you'd like? Maybe you're on the right trajectory and generally happy with the direction of your life and business but wondering how to feel even more fulfilled. As …

How to Easily Correct Colors in Old Photos Using the Levels Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop’s Auto Color adjustment is a simple way to color correct a photo in just a couple of clicks, but it doesn’t always produce the look you’re …