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12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

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Your Office Space Should Be Basic, Functional And Shared

"I see this a lot more in Miami than Silicon Valley but you shouldn’t be spending money on an office that screams ‘Look at my nice office! Look at the view!’" says 500 Startups adviser Navid Zolfaghari, one of the original employees at social media startup, Wildfire which sold to Google. You’d be …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Fish is just as fulfilling as meat but less the calories. Their meat is extremely versatile as well - they will taste good whether you season them …

Idealab's Bill Gross reveals the single biggest reason why startups succeed

4 Stories About Work Ethic That Will Make You Work Harder

To make it to the top you have to outwork everyone else.<p>"I'm tired." "It's too late." "I'll do it tomorrow." Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. We all have used them. But at the end of the day, we know we have to out work our competition to be successful. And while we realize this, there are times where we …

workharder

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Employment

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

Former West Coast Editor<p>You'd never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn't like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn't even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet,with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic …

Public Speaking

5 Nighttime Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>America’s fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless -- just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it’s not just optimizing your …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation

Guest Writer<p>CEO of CorpNet.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. If you do nothing, your business, by default, is structured as either a general partnership (multiple …

Small Business

Floating Around The House – How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

As far as this subject goes, <b>floating staircases</b> are probably the <b>most popular</b> and common feature that comes to mind but there are actually others even …

How to Spend Zero on Recruiting and Still Hire the Best Candidates

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At its core, a company is the sum of the talent of its employees. This is especially true in the professional services industry where there's no manufacturing infrastructure or little software product to fall back on. The …

Human Resources

How to make KFC Fried Chicken

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12 Personality Traits of a Great Boss (Infographic)

Great managers look at every situation as a learning opportunity and resist the temptation to micromanage.<p>Being a great boss can prove challenging for entrepreneurs of all stripes. Managing employees effectively without micromanaging is a balancing act that doesn't always come naturally.<p>The …

Personality

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are …

Entrepreneurship

5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

Build a Better App With These 4 Design Essentials

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A key factor in the success of any app is that it is designed for a specific audience. The product design, look and feel and usability of the app resonate with the particular customer segment it has been created for.<p>So how do …

UX Design

Quick Tips: Keeping up with home maintenance costs

Spending on home maintenance can be a pain, but maintaining your home is a necessity. Otherwise, you risk steadily losing value in your home and running into costlier repairs down the road.<p>In this week's Money Quick Tips video, USA TODAY contributor Regina Lewis looks at the cost of keeping up with …

The Long, Strange Challenge Facing Marijuana Entrepreneurs

The legal marijuana industry is potentially very lucrative, but small business owners should expect an uphill battle against federal law, banking regulations, and other obstacles.<p>"There are a lot of hurdles to get through if somebody wants to do this, but the opportunities are there too," said Ryan …

Cannabis

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

7 min read<p>As an entrepreneur, speaking at influential industry trade shows and conferences positions your products and services center stage, exactly where you want your brand to be.<p>When done right, showcasing your brand in a dynamic presentation can reel in new customers, attract capital and …

Infographics

5 Tips for Launching a Side Business

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>While some entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to follow their dreams, <i>U.S. News & World</i> Report senior money editor Kimberly Palmer started a side business because she was worried about the stability of her dream job.<p>"I felt a lot of financial …

Small Business

7 Sin Stocks to Buy Now

Investing in guns, alcohol, tobacco and gambling has paid off over the past year – and should continue to do so over the long haul.<p>In a world where …

Smith & Wesson

How It’s Possible to Have a Perfect Payment History and Bad Credit

If you want a good credit score, you must make payments on time. This often-repeated rule is more like an undeniable fact: A solid payment history is …

Term Life vs Whole Life Insurance: Which One is Better for You?

This is a recurring debate – should you buy insurance on the cheap, through a term policy, or should you opt for whole life insurance with its cash …

Which asset allocation is right for you?

Let’s face it, we all want the ideal asset allocation. That perfect combination of asset classes that will make our dreams come true. A portfolio of …

Investing

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a panel discussion on entrepreneurism and was asked by someone in the audience how to handle competition when you're building a startup. My short answer? Embrace it.<p>Using real or perceived competition …

Business Strategy