Luke Johnson

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How I Built A Million-Dollar Business In 12 Months

The step-by-step process that one successful entrepreneur used to build a seven-figure business in just one year.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>This is a guest post from</b> <b>The Oracles</b> <b>member James Swanwick. He is an</b> <b>author</b><b>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</b> <b>Swanwick …

Entrepreneurship

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To

Podcasts provide business owners top-of-the-line advice daily.<p>One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful …

Podcasting

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

What 17 successful people wish they'd known about money in their 20s

We asked a handful of self-made millionaires and billionaires, CEOs and entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors what they wish they'd known about money from the get-go.<p>Here's what they had to say:

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

24-Year-Old PR Mogul Richard Lorenzen's 5 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs

VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Public relations is often regarded as one of the most fast-paced and stressful professions one can enter. But for some, the chaos and 24/7 news cycle isn't daunting, and a few, like fellow</i> …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from Evan Spiegel – “Snapchat Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share13<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the …

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I …

Entrepreneurship

Your Next Startup Idea Could Be Hiding in Some Really Surprising Places

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

The Drones Report: Research, Use Cases, Regulations, and Problems

BI Intelligence<p>The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market.<p>A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m.

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That daytime job of yours may be terrific. But there’s one thing that is far more rewarding and meaningful than good pay and benefits: being your own boss.<p>Still, think …

Small Business

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

MIT students invented a robotic kitchen that could revolutionize fast food

Fast food could get even faster — with the help of robots.<p>MIT engineering students Kale Rogers, Michael Farid, Braden Knight, and Luke Schlueter invented a fully automated mini restaurant called Spyce Kitchen. It features a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove top, and robot chef that can cook and serve …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

The 12 difficult steps necessary to succeed at entrepreneurship

Creating a successful business is difficult.<p>There are no two ways around it. You strive to point yourself down the field and head toward the goalposts, avoiding and overcoming all the obstacles that get in your way. This can be done by tackling these often-challenging blockers.

How to Answer "Tell Me About a Time You Failed" in an Interview

While not the most common interview question, the failure question—should you get it—is rather perplexing. How do you answer this honestly while also …

Employment

You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not …

Whisky Cocktails For Colds

When you’re drowning in a den of snotty tissues with a stuffy cold or relentless flu, alcohol is most probably the last thing on your mind, but it …

Common Cold

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The …

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk

The biggest reason why startups succeed today<p>Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point …

startups

How To Instantly Age Cheap Bourbon To Make It Taste Expensive

It just takes four ingredients.<p>Want to bring a bottle of fancy bourbon to your next dinner party, but only have enough in your budget for the cheap stuff?<p>The chefs at America's Test Kitchen discovered the best solution -- age it yourself, instantly.<p>In their new book, "Kitchen Hacks: How Clever …

Tesla Adds High-Speed Autonomous Driving to Its Bag of Tricks

WASHINGTON — It is not every day you get to open a door and step into the future.<p>But to pull the handle on a newly updated Tesla Model S this week and slide into the driver’s seat was to catch a glimpse of the auto industry’s plans to soon let cars drive us, rather than the other way around.<p>The …

The Type of Whisky You Need to Have on Hand This Fall

As improbable as it seems, the cool weather is quickly descending upon us. So a much needed respite from the chilly air for me is undoubtedly, a fine …

41 Hacks To Help People With ADD/ADHD Work Better

Michael Phelps, multiple gold medal winner in swimming, has ADHD. So do many other famous and successful people. If you have this diagnosis, you have …

17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly …

Time Management

Think Like a Green Beret: Problem Solving

Green Berets rely on their problem solving abilities to survive in combat. Much of SF selection seeks to assess this talent and the Special Forces …

This new type of 3D printing was inspired by Terminator 2

Turn your website into an investor magnet

A startup’s website is typically its first public existence as a company. The website is its, “Hello, World!” statement, and the first marketing collateral for driving interest before the product or app is ready. But it doesn’t just break the ice with prospective users, it’s also a critical part in …