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7 Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Employ To Optimize Their Mental Health

I recently wrote an article highlighting the reasons why mental health is particularly challenging for entrepreneurs – social isolation, predisposition, uncertainty, and impression management being just a few of them. As a therapist and executive coach whose mental health hasn’t always been optimal …

Mental Health

Inside the Schools That Want to Create the Next Mark Zuckerberg--Starting at Age 5 | Inc.com

On a cloudless October morning in Austin, hundreds of people stroll the grassy aisles between a half-dozen rows of white tents, where entrepreneurs sell everything from iced coffee to pottery to handmade dog treats, pickles, and gluten-free baked goods. One booth sells security software, and one …

Entrepreneurship

Every Entrepreneur Must Hire This Type Of Person

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Faster Learner

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Learning

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

7 Language Hacks to Learn Any Language Faster

When most of us first start learning anything new, it's easy to feel confused with where to get started.

Hacking

What are leveraged loans and why does Uber want one?

Uber, fresh off $3.5 billion from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, is in talks to close another $1-2 billion in the form of leveraged loans.<p>Over the last 24 hours, the term “leveraged loans” has been thrown around a lot, but few in the startup world have seen this term before.<p>The bankers …

Loans

17 of the Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

There is something communal about podcasts.<p>In an ever-competitive marketplace, entrepreneurship podcasts (like the ones below) bring individuals together and create a community of people pursuing their dreams.<p>This list of the best podcasts for entrepreneurs is chalk full of people who have walked …

Entrepreneurship

10 Habits To Adopt Now To Be Better At Your Job In 2016

If you want to be better at your job next year, consider changing your habits.<p>So much of being successful at your job has little to do with the actual work you do. A lot of success comes from how you approach your workday: Are you optimistic? Curious? Productive? Did you get enough sleep?<p>As we head …

Self-improvement

Science Finds The Best Music For Boosting Productivity

Productivity

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

Startups

5 tips to prepare you for selling your company

It’s a heady time for M&A professionals. Deal volume is skyrocketing, and cash and equity are flowing. We are bouncing from one deal to the next and loving it. For a founder or CEO, there may be little you can do to prepare yourself for the chaos of selling your company, but that doesn’t mean you …

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, your …

Entrepreneurship

How to Close a Complex Deal | Inc.com

When you're selling a simple product, like a car or a house, there's a point where the customer agrees to buy whatever you're selling. That's called the "close" and it's an important (and happy) event.<p>In business-to-business selling, however, the "agreement to buy" is simply the start of a process. …

Selling

How to Red-Line a Contract

How to keep a level head and a steady hand when editing a business contract.<p><b>Imagine the following scenario:</b> Your business lands a dream customer, one that will put your growth on the fast track. All that stands in the way is for you and your potential new customer to hammer out the details of your …

15 Things That Could Cause Small Business Failure

It’s sad. 8 out of 10 businesses fail. And many of the causes can be prevented. This list can help you put together a plan to make sure your business …

Make a Contract: 3 Contract Agreements Small Businesses Should Have

It might be tempting to seal a deal with a handshake. After all, formalities just slow things down and, as a small business owner, you’ve got …

Don’t just invest your money, optimise it

IN this money-driven world, the need to invest is absolutely undeniable.<p>The unstable economy combined with rising inflation and the implementation of …

Investing

Governments in these 5 cities do the most to help startups

The first ever CITIE report has been co-authored by UK innovation charity Nesta, management consultancy Accenture and Catapult!, the UK government initiative to encourage innovation.<p>As part of the report, they've ranked what they think are the 5 best cities in the world right now for government …

Smart Cities

Seven quick tips for starting your company off strong

After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an enterprise ambassador for The Prince's Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven lessons about starting up I have learned along the way.<p><b>1. Don't start out</b> …

Small Business

32 startups in Asia that caught our eye (17 May 2015)

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

Small Business

Here's What It's Like to Leave Google to Work at a Startup | Inc.com

Working at Google may sound like a dream job for most engineers, software developers, designers, and business executives. But the truth is that tons of employees leave the company to pursue their own ideas or to work at small startups.<p>Often times, people discover that they may be able to solve a …

Startups

How to Get Your Employees to Think Like Owners | Inc.com

What entrepreneur wouldn't love to have a fleet of "mini-me" type employees on staff? We have all dreamed at one moment or another of finding employees who operate with the same grit and gusto we do. So how do we get not just one, but <i>many</i> employees who treat our businesses like their own -- wowing …

Employment

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Water

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Green Living