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5 Money Moves You Must Make Now | Inc.com

When it comes to running your business, you know the value of good advice. From the beginning, you’ve looked for mentors, advisers, and subject matter specialists who can provide guidance on everything from making an investor pitch to ensuring your website comes up in keyword searches.<p>You need that …

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Billionaire VC: Startups are spending too much on useless 'window dressing'

"There's way too much money in the system ultimately still chasing few really great companies. And the problem with that is you have a bunch of impostor companies that get funded for a lot longer than normal cycles," Palihapitiya said during an interview.<p>If there was less money, companies would die …

10 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch | Inc.com

It's 2015, and it’s no secret that millions of Americans are excited about startup culture in the country and around the world. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the growing landscape of thousands of new lean startups, most intending to disrupt entire industries.<p>Perhaps <i>you</i> want to get in on the …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Why Taylor Swift May Be Your Next Business Mentor

One of the most savvy and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs I’ve ever come across is also one of the most atypical for someone like me: Taylor Swift. Business leaders don’t usually look to starlets for lessons on entrepreneurship. However, over the years, Swift has demonstrated a deep …

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Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

Best Advice I Ever Got: There's Still No Substitute for Hard Work

The 7 Scars of an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

When most people talk about how difficult and challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, they actually focus on the most obvious things that, frankly, every entrepreneur should already know-; how long and hard you have to work, how risky and difficult it is to try to start something new, how unclear …

Bedding startups declare war on thread counts

A new class of entrepreneurs want you to know that linen thread count really doesn’t matter. To hear them tell it, the idea of equating a bedsheet’s …

The US blames China for clothing the world in polyester

The US has accused China of countless insidious acts, including harmful cyberattacks and spying. Its latest allegation is of the sartorial variety.<p>China is to blame for the surging polyester content of wardrobes the world over, according to the US delegation at an agricultural forum held by the …

Does the perfect handbag, dress or lipstick really exist?

<b>Is there such a thing as “the perfect dress”?</b><p><i>Sara, by email</i><p>Ahhh, The Perfect Dress, The Perfect Shoe, The Perfect Hair, The Perfect Lipstick: show me a fashion magazine that does not promise to reveal one of those things and I’ll show you something that is not a fashion magazine. And like you, …

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The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.<p>In a moment of pure vulnerability, we both …

Here's Why Skin Cancer Rates Are Up—and How to Protect Yourself

The rate of skin cancer has doubled over the last 30 years, according to new federal data.<p>Melanoma, specifically—which is the deadliest kind of skin …

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

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Will Anyone Really "Own" Clothing in the Future?

A new borrowing economy could spell the end for fast fashion.<p>Owning stuff is <i>so</i> last generation. These days, you can loan out parking spots, cars, sports equipment, and even bulldozers. So why on Earth do we stick to the idea of "closet staples" when it comes to our clothing?<p>A new generation of …

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Google's Project Vault is a security system disguised as a microSD card

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google wants to make your phone more secure, without having to change the way manufacturers make smartphones.<p>The company on Friday announced Project Vault, which packs a digital security system into a microSD card, which phones and computers usually recognize as a storage device. …

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Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

The State Of The American Entrepreneur In 2015

The 2015 Kauffman Index reveals startups may be driven by gender, race, and opportunity, too.<p>Five years ago, startup activity was in a slump. But things are looking up, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. Last year the downward trend reversed, meaning more entrepreneurs launched their own …

Apple Acknowledges Disastrous iPhone Messages Bug, Suggests This Temporary Fix

Earlier this week, I wrote about how a new iOS bug emerged that enabled iPhone users to crash another person’s iPhone by simply sending a text message. The text message — which simply says: effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 – causes the iPhone of the recipient to crash continuously if …

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Touch-sensitive fabric and tiny radar chips: hands-on with Google's ridiculous new tech

Every year there's some experimental station at Google I/O that has some kind of cool tech demo you didn't expect. This year, Google's skunkworks ATAP R&D division has <i>two</i> of them. They're called Project Jacquard and Project Soli, and if they're meant to do what I think they are, they're going to …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

The World's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Of 2015

For FORBES’ 12th annual Most Powerful Women list, we searched the world for exceptional icons who impact business, media, philanthropy, politics and more. All 100 women have the power to shape our world, but 18 stand out this year as entrepreneurs — the women who built their status from scratch.<p>Two …

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7 Things That Savvy Entrepreneurs Do On Twitter

Twitter is the most notoriously misunderstood social media platform. Among the demographics that misunderstand it, entrepreneurs loom large.<p><i>How do I use it? What do I say? How does it work?</i> These are fair questions. Even if you feel comfortable on the platform, it can be tough to know what to say …

This Chrome extension turns your browser windows into manageable workspaces

If you work, play, shop and socialize in the same browser, it’s easy to open up way too many tabs for your desktop’s own good. Spaces for Chrome encourages you to group them into different windows and lets you manage them easily.<p>For starters, you can name each browser window, or space — say, …

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