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10 Tips To Get Rich By Your 30th Birthday

Someone recently asked me how to get rich quick and frankly, I was stumped. Money isn’t my motivator — at least, not anymore. When I first started out, I had the same dream as many new entrepreneurs: to be a millionaire as fast possible. But over the years, I realized that using money as a sole …

Self-improvement

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a …

5 Startup Lessons That Could Have Saved Me 5 Years

Want to overcome some of the hurdles of starting a business? These tips will help you reach the finish line faster.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is tough. Everyone knows this. And, I’ve learnt it the hard way. I’ve built a fair number of products …

If You Bought Marijuana Stocks on 4/20, You Could Be 4200% Richer

On April 20, also known as 4/20, or “Weed Day,” three years ago, recreational marijuana was illegal in all but just two states: Colorado and …

Here Are the Best Vanguard Funds To Buy (They're Not the Ones You Think)

I want to let you in on a shocking secret about Vanguard: they’re great <i>active</i> investors.<p>That’s right. The people almost everyone looks to for low-fee index funds are, in fact, top-flight stock pickers.<p>Take the actively managed <b>Vanguard Windsor Fund Investor Shares (VWNDX):</b> since inception way back …

Investing

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help …

Typhoons

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combinator co-founders use it to get their companies started on paper. And now, Clerky is launching two new …

3D printed wind turbine could power cell towers in rural India, say student competition hopefuls

May 28, 2016 | By Benedict<p>A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has used 3D printing to create blades for a wind turbine which …

Renewable Energy

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

3tags.org

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Self-improvement

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

M-Kopa Solar Is Making a Profit on Poor Africans

Solar panels charging a light system outside a house in a rural area around Kisumu.<p>The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans<p>M-Kopa plans to …

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day …

Crowdfunding vs VC Money - an entrepreneur's perspective

Equity crowdfunding is growing, and fast becoming a real alternative to raising Venture Capital. Crowdcube have just claimed their first crowdfunded exit. After closing our own £2M crowdfunding round in June, we’ve been bombarded by founders and VCs asking us to share our story and hear what we …

Venture Capital

Which Is Cheaper -- Rooftop Solar Or Utility-Scale Solar?

The Brattle Group,with support from the Edison Electric Institute, just released a study concluding that utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States are more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems in achieving the economic and policy benefits we all expect …

Solar Power

Steve Jobs’s And Elon Musk’s Counterintuitive Leadership Traits

History’s best leaders have mastered these traits.<p>A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, “It was incredible,” and “I’d never work there again.”<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, …

How to make money the startup way

How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur | Investopedia

From photovoltaic solar panels to kinetic energy adapters for stationary bicycles that generate electricity from pedaling, entrepreneurs are taking …

11 Energy Storage Project Developers To Watch

Competition in the young energy storage market is heating up nicely. SunEdison’s announcement today of its purchase of an energy storage startup is the latest example of that.<p>This is a good time to look at who are the other developers in this market, which is driven by a federal rule and a state …

Energy

The Eiffel Tower Now Has Two Beautiful Wind Turbines

The historic tower is now outfitted with 17-foot turbines that blend with the building, showing that renewable energy is possible anywhere.<p>After 126 years as a staple of Parisian postcards and tourist snapshots, the Eiffel Tower now looks slightly different: High above the ground, two new wind …

Renewable Energy

How to Focus On What Matters as an Entrepreneur

Starting a business is a mind game. Like an Olympic athlete, a chess grand master, or a Wimbledon tennis pro, you're competing, performing, and using all your mental powers to achieve success.<p>You have to think like a startup in order to be a successful startup. And how do you think like a startup? …

Business Strategy

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate. I chastise these startups to highlight …

Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

Renewable Energy

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Fossil Fuels

This Sleek Electric Bike Runs On Solar Power, So You Never Need To Plug It In

Just as long as you don’t mind letting your $8,500 bike sit outside to charge.<p>Unlike most electric bicycles, a new carbon-fiber e-bike from Italy never needs to plugged in. As the bike sits outside in the sun–or as you ride down the street–built-in solar panels automatically charge the battery.<p>“We …

Electric Bikes

These Spanish Streetlights Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

Spanish startup Eolgreen has developed a streetlight with an entirely self-contained power source. A built-in wind turbine and two 100-watt solar panels atop the lampposts provide the energy necessary to run the lights from sunset to sunrise.<p>Eolgreen is marketing the devices as having zero energy …

Renewable Energy

This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building’s Roof

Most urban wind turbines don’t do much but putter in the breeze. This idea puts them in a place where they can turn.<p>Wind turbines often don’t work well on top of buildings. With all the other structures in the way in urban areas, the wind speeds aren’t fast enough, and the blades fail to turn. You …

Renewable Energy