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5 things I wish I knew before I started a business

Even though that startup failed, I have been involved in a number of successful ventures since then and published a successful book, "The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure."<p>Looking back at my failed venture, there are several things that I wish I knew then that I know now.<p>1. The …

The 5 Biggest Economic Trends for Small Businesses in 2017 | Inc.com

In order to plan a journey, you need to know something about the terrain. Are you crossing icy mountains or hacking through jungles? What's the weather forecast? And are you like to meet many enemies or friends on the road?<p>And just as questions like these are fundamental to planning a physical …

Small Business

Five Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Reveal a Lot About the Company

You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you. Ask your own (good) questions to get a …

First road paved with solar panels powers French town

France on Thursday inaugurated the world's first "solar highway", a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights …

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons All College Students Should Be Entrepreneurs

Some of the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs started their businesses in college, from Steve Jobs, to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, and maybe it's no coincidence.<p>While achieving long-term business success at a young age, especially while juggling a full course load, isn't easy, college campuses …

Rugged solar roads to hit four continents in 2017

Solar-generating roadways could soon be a reality on roads everywhere, thanks to new technology from Europe. According to Bloomberg, Colas SA, a …

Clean Energy

Turn a cashflow crisis into an opportunity

Underemployed actor Chuck McCarthy started people walking earlier this year, when he needed to bring in some extra cash to pay the bills. The idea to charge $7 (£5.60) a mile to walk with people, inspired by the dog walking and personal training posters in his Los Angeles neighbourhood, started as …

Small Business

Solar cells made of tin cheaper, more viable: Study

In a breakthrough, scientists have found that solar cells made with tin instead of lead could be cheaper and commercially more viable. Researchers at …

Clean Energy

Buy a house with a buddy? This startup aims to simplify non-traditional home-buying partnerships

Buying a house can be the biggest, and often most difficult, financial decision anyone makes. And it can be even tougher in such a hot housing market …

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

12 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea - OLBlog

Ready to take on theworld of entrepreneurship? In order to find startup success, you need agreat business idea. It may come as a flash of inspiration …

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How to Create a Business Plan Step by Step<p><i>by Jerry Anderson</i><p>A business plan is a road map that helps navigate a company to success. It describes all …

Small Business

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Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.<p>"As an …

Business Strategy

5 Things the Most Successful Entrepreneurs All Have in Common | Inc.com

What do Spanx founder Sara Blakely, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Dell's founder Michael Dell all have in common? Besides running their own powerhouse companies, they were also all winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award--in 2002, 1994, and 1989, respectively.<p>It's an award the …

Entrepreneurship

4 Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make (And How To Fix Them)

Of all the companies founded each year, only a fraction survive. Even a smaller percentage of those make it five years. Clearly, building a company …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things To Do Before You Start Online Marketing

Marketing is crucial for companies of all sizes. Not all business startups successfully launch their online marketing campaign to grow their user …

Small Business

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Fundraising

When a startup decides it’s time to start raising capital, there’s a lot of potential business impacts to consider. If things go well, funding can launch startups into another gear, earning them more customers, traction and publicity than ever. What many founders are less apt to discuss, however, …

Entrepreneurship

Risk Something Or Risk Everything

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Starting out on any venture requires commitment. A commitment to bring your ideas to life and a commitment to make a positive change, and that means staying the course when things get tough, whether it’s a …

Immigration and entrepreneurship: a love story

It was toward the end of 2000 when I first met Alex Torrenegra.<p>We were both attending a networking event and hit it off immediately. Of all the …

Need to raise $1 million? Start with 10,000 social followers

Five and a half months after the SEC began allowing crowdfunded investments for startups, it’s apparent that it pays to be popular. Entrepreneurs with the largest social networks have tended to be those who raise the most capital — even if the total amount of capital raised under the nascent …

Venture Capital

The Best Type of Customer for Your Startup

These customers will help you grow your company into a thriving business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David discusses the best type of customers to have.<p>When it comes to new customers, Bet-David explains, there …

4 Things to Know About Money and Your Online Business

Grasp these four principles in order to develop a business that has a major impact in the online world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm writing this article from my apartment in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm here because a company hired me to train their staff on what …

10 Daily Habits of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Whether you're an entrepreneur or not, there are key habits that you should develop in order to create a balanced and healthy lifestyle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur or not, there are key habits that you should develop in order to create …

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Here’s Everything New About Tesla’s Updated Powerwall 2.0

Now that the dust has settled from Elon Musk's splashy product launch on the L.A. set of <i>Desperate Housewives</i> last week, it's worth investigating how …

10 Costly Mistakes No Entrepreneur Should Ever Make

Startups are all about iterations and testing to find the right path. Here are some mistakes that are not worth making even once.<p>The core tenet of the modern entrepreneurial philosophy is to test everything to find the right answers. Markets. Products. Ideas. People. Find results that are good …

Tesla and SolarCity in talks for ‘a number of large’ utility scale energy storage installations

One of the many reasons CEO Elon Musk gave to justify the merger of Tesla and SolarCity is to simplify the complicated bidding process that comes with the two companies collaborating on utility-scale solar and energy storage projects.<p>The timing of the merger might have to do with several of these …