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3 Top Indian Stocks to Buy to Profit From the World's Fastest-Growing Economy

Why you should get serious about investing in India, and why these stocks should help you start.<p>As a Foolish investor, you know why diversification …

Your 2018 Guide to Investing in Marijuana Stocks

What you really need to know about buying marijuana stocks this year.<p>It's no exaggeration: 2018 should be the biggest year ever for marijuana …

9 Habits of Millionaires Any Entrepreneur Can Adopt (INFOGRAPHIC) - Small Business Trends

Want to be a millionaire? Who doesn’t, right?<p>Well, if you believe in emulating those who are successful, this infographic that explores the habits of …

Self-improvement

A Swedish Guy Bet His Life Savings on Bitcoin — and His Net Worth Has Exploded By More Than 13,000%

"Bitcoin’s future looks bright."<p>Swedish programmer Alexander Bottema used to be skeptical of bitcoin until he came to see it as an innovation with …

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5' | Inc.com

Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to make yourself look busier than you really are, but rather, …

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9 Very Successful College Dropouts | Inc.com

"Some ideas just can't wait," reads the website for the Thiel Fellowship.<p>In 2011, the investor, entrepreneur, and now Trump adviser Peter Thiel launched a program that awards $100,000 to promising young entrepreneurs who are willing to drop out of college and turn their bright ideas into real …

Startups

10 Can't Miss Tax Deductions For Small Businesses & Self-Employed Persons

“American business is overwhelmingly small business.” That’s the word from the Small Business & Entrepreneurial Council which cfigured that the number of small businesses with fewer than 20 workers together with the number of nonemployer businesses makes up 97.9% of the businesses in America …

Retirement

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

The 10 best countries to start a business in Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all of the opportunities present in Africa's huge and young population, growing economies and expanding trade links, the continent can be a daunting place to set up and run a company. Often, it is also expensive to start out. Bank loans come with double-digit interest rates, the …

Africa

12 Rules on Personal Finance

1. Don’t get a salary. A salary will never make you money.<p>2. Don’t invest any of your money. Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth …

Personal Finance

Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners 2018

<b>NerdWallet</b> offers financial tools and advice to help people understand their options and make the best possible decisions. The guidance we offer and …

Investing

How Theranos Keeps Competitors at Bay--and Impresses the Veep | Inc.com

Vice President Joseph Biden gave a shout-out to health care startup Theranos and its founder on Thursday, as he toured the company's Newark, California, facility and then made some brief remarks before an audience of about 150 Theranos employees and press.<p>Biden said he'd met Elizabeth Holmes …

Theranos

Top 10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs to Learn Personal Finance From | Inc.com

Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental resources. However, one thing you can easily incorporate into your daily routine to better yourself and your business is listening to podcasts. Since you can …

Entrepreneurship

10 Apps You Need to Grow a Business | Inc.com

Just because you're a sole proprietor or run a small startup, that doesn't mean you can't have executive-level support literally at your fingertips. There's an app for just about anything, including making your entrepreneurial pursuits just a little bit more manageable. Many of these apps range in …

Apps

Mr. Sunshine

In the lobby of SolarCity’s glass and stone headquarters in San Mateo, Calif., six young men in Dockers and solid shirts—Silicon Valley’s uniform—sit …

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When the founder of a startup company shuts down her or his business, it is customary to pen an essay that tells the rest of the community what went wrong, called a failure post-mortem. It’s estimated that nine out of 10 startups fail, which is why …

10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

This story originally appeared on The Franchise King<p>In order to be a successful franchise owner, you have to do a lot of things right.<p>One of those things has to happen <i>before you even become an owner</i>.<p>Keep reading. What follows are the top 10 things franchise owners need to do to be successful.<p>Your …

5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What can we learn by reading about the world’s greatest entrepreneurs? Often, it’s the small but telling details, such as the fact Warren Buffett and Bill Gates solidified their "bromance" during a dinner party after they both cited focus …

Cisco Thinks The Internet Of Things Will Be A $14 Trillion Business — And The Head Of That Unit Just Left

This is the unit Cisco formed to go after its share of what it sees as a $14 trillion market in the next decade.<p>The Internet of Things is when all kinds of objects get a computer chip and join the Internet: your car, your fridge, your medicine bottles, you light bulbs and so on. Cisco is working on …

Let's Build A Tech Startup In ... Rwanda?

Top tech entrepreneurs and financiers are not necessarily queuing up to kick off an enterprise in Rwanda. That said, sub-Saharan Africa is on the radar of private equity firms and the country is one of five taking the bulk of that foreign capital influx. Plus, Africa in general has the tech world’s …

Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

Solar energy is clean, green and can help to solve Haiti's power crisis. Now the world's largest solar hospital is lighting the way<p>Mirebalais is just an hour's drive north-east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, but in terms of technological distance travelled, the town might as well be on …

Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid

Ghana just made a major investment in solar energy with plans to build over 600 megawatts worth of photovoltaic power parks. Better still, the …

Solar lamps help rural villages

In Asia and Africa, nearly 1.5 billion people live in "off the grid" villages with an acute electricity shortage. Often their only source of light is kerosene lamps, which expose families to toxic fumes and risk of home fires.<p>Patrick Walsh launched Greenlight Planet to change that.<p>The Chicago-based …

Veterans Find Success As Entrepreneurs

In study after study, entrepreneurs are often associated with natural tendencies toward tenacity, passion, vision, and flexibility. These are often the same descriptors used for military veterans. Perhaps that’s why so many vets have chosen to start their own business.<p>More than three million …

Lighting up Africa

One afternoon not long ago, I was travelling in rural Ghana with a man who had never been there before. He was delighted by the bustle and business …

The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014

The late Christian author, Leonard Ravenhill once wrote ”the opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity,” and some of the business moguls and entrepreneurs, emerging political leaders, rising corporate titans from Africa are seizing the opportunity of turning …

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, …