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5 Podcasts That Will Get You Hooked on Digital Audio Content

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over my career, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in a car or on a plane. As someone who enjoys reading and self-edification, traveling so often made it difficult to do so.<p>Audiobooks were a great way to fill this time, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Find and Hire Top Technical Talent

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The race to hire top IT talent hit a new level last year, and it’s about to get even more competitive. CareerBuilder’s 2015 job forecast found that 54 percent of employers surveyed plan to hire full-time permanent IT employees, …

Human Resources

Focus on Doing This One Thing Every Single Day

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In college, I had the wonderful privilege of playing football for coach Terry Hoeppner at Indiana University.<p>He was the type of leader who made a lasting impression on me after the first meeting for the rest of my life. His …

Indiana University

Entrepreneurship: It Takes a Village

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re trying to start a small business, it’s daunting enough to pull together the essential elements of the business itself including leadership and key staff. But, the most successful entrepreneurs don’t just plan for the …

Small Business

3 Short Books to Read to Maximize Your Productivity and Marketing

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s nearly February and you're wondering where on earth January went, you may be already teetering on the edge of reneging on their New Year’s resolutions.<p>If your resolution was to up the ante in scanning business books …

Productivity

What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do young people view entrepreneurship as a viable career option? Not according to a recent analysis by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that showed that only 3.6 percent of households headed by adults younger than 30 owned stakes in …

Entrepreneurship

Confident Entrepreneurs Deftly Overcome Impostor Syndrome

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often feel like impostors at their businesses and in their lives because they’re constantly trying to do things they’ve never done before. Every day they’re learning new skills and this can prompt them to feeling …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Sustain a Long-Term Career Focus

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've heard the analogy: Life is a marathon, not a sprint.<p>But I believe life is more about consistent, long-term focus. It is about making thedecisionto run a marathon and then preparing, running, recovering and repeating the …

Self-improvement

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to …

Entrepreneurship

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Guest Writer<p>Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add …

Entrepreneurship

How Giving Could Become Your Default Weapon of Choice

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a venture capitalist giving entrepreneurs free advice as well as a chance to pitch their business idea. Or consider a person dispensing million-dollar advice -- at no cost -- about how to connect with the world's most powerful and …

Entrepreneurship

A Structured Day Can Keep Wasted Time at Bay

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Americans may as well start giving flowers to their computers, buying their business phones diamond encrusted cases and taking their briefcases on expensive vacations -- our nation is having a love affair with work.<p>For most entrepreneurs, …

Time Management

5 Simple and Effortless Morning Routines You Can Start Tomorrow

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love the holidays. For our business, Wild Creations, it is our busiest and most exciting season of the year. It is also the time of year when many of us coast to the year's end and allow a number of good habits to erode. Our …

Productivity

If You Want to Succeed, Here Are 5 Things You Need to Do Differently

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what your individual definition of success may be, finding it can often be a challenge. Whether its career success, monetary success or something in between, most people have a certain level of accomplishment that they …

Self-improvement

With These 5 Tools Entrepreneurs Can Run a Business From Their Phone

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re running a business, you need to get things done no matter where you are. Say you’re onsite with a vendor and need to send a quick update to your team back at the office, or perhaps you bump into a potential client at …

Apps

Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry

3 min read<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Hector Di Bonaventura is a major critic of his own industry. Di Bonaventura says that the dry cleaning …

Entrepreneurship

A New Device Can Detect Multiple Types Of Cancer With A Single Blood Test

Detecting cancer is a difficult business. Some types of cancer can be found through simple blood tests, but many require expensive procedures that, as in the case of CT scans and mammograms, cause problems down the line.<p>A startup called Miroculus thinks it has the simple early detection platform …

Cancer

5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is treacherous ground. You’ll face great risks, from the inception of your company through the growth stage, and even as you stabilize and gain momentum. If you’re going to be successful as a business owner, you …

Entrepreneurship

3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs You Probably Haven't Heard Of (and How They Did It)

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to wealthy entrepreneurs, there are a lot of names you probably think of immediately, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson. However, there are plenty of millionaires out there that …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Job Seekers Blow It

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Liz Ryan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>If you're a job-seeker and you're frustrated, I don't blame you. The hiring process is broken. Black Hole recruiting has been shown to be a dismal …

Employment

5 Development Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Mobile App

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have a breakthrough idea for your business, you’ve probably considered bringing it to life by developing a mobile app. It’s not a bad idea. Mobile apps are extremely popular at the moment, and they’re paving the way for …

Apps

3 Factors That Could Limit The Growth Of Your Mobile-App Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a mobile-app startup is akin to building any tech startup. As an entrepreneur, you have to perform the role of a generalist rather than a specialist.<p>You will have to look into product development, design, marketing, …

Apps

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

Monitor your world with $39 Motes sensors

You're sitting in the living room. You're wondering if the Mother-in-Law's Tongue growing in a pot in the back room needs to be watered. You could get up and stick your finger in the dirt, or you could check your smartphone and see what the plant's personal sensor says.<p>The Motes Indiegogo project …

Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education

As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout online education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach. “Computer Science is an intensely creative field,” says Shantanu Sinha, President of Khan Academy, which gave TechCrunch an exclusive look at …