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Dog stays behind with family's goats as California wildfire destroys property

A guard dog is on the mend Sunday after heroically protecting eight rescue goats and several small deer from the wildfires raging through California's Sonoma County.<p>Roland Hendel said he thought he'd never see Odin, a Great Pyrenees, ever again. He packed the car and escaped with his family as the …

Sonoma County
New Jersey

India Dalit couple hacked to death over minuscule debt

<b>A man from India's Dalit community has been beheaded and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 16 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.</b><p>Police said the couple were murdered by an upper caste grocer on Thursday when they told him they needed time to pay for biscuits they had …

India

Nicola l'impennatore (Vespa freestyle) al Motor Bike Expo' di Verona 2010

New Catamaran Design: Seawind 1600 - Seawind Catamarans

Designed by world renowned naval architects Reichel Pugh, this 52 foot catamaran is the perfect balance of cruising comfort and performance sailing. …

Rentecarlo Launches U.K. Peer-To-Peer Car Rental Marketplace

Rentecarlo, the U.K. startup and graduate of accelerator Ignite100, is officially launching today with a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace that lets anybody rent out their own car. The idea, which the company’s three Danish founders have been toiling with since mid-2013 before quitting their jobs …

Peer-to-peer

7 Steps To Make It Happen (Pretty Much Anything)

Dreaming is easy, but translating those dreams into realities is not. So first you need to turn those dreams into goals, because it is goals, not dreams, that you can effectively pursue and capture. The pursuit of your goals can be broken down into Dr. Phil’s seven key steps. Learn these seven …

The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America | Inc.com

The arguments against low-skilled immigrants are familiar: They take American jobs, gobble up government handouts, and wreck communities. But research by the AEI, the Partnership for a New Economy, and others shows that the majority of low-skilled immigrants are a lot more like Derek Cha's …

Immigration

How Tony Hawk Skated Past Rookie Business Mistakes on His Ride to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Hawk is an epic brand in and of himself. The pro skater’s world-famous name is synonymous with skateboarding. And it’s everywhere, from his popular video games, to his own line of skateboards and ramps, to his signature clothing at …

Entrepreneurship

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is often said that "perception is reality." Every day, we find out about a company or celebrity that has created a grandiose image, only to have the curtains drawn and their true image exposed. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's …

Entrepreneurship

3 Fears That Halt the Entrepreneurial Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear is one of the most common reasons that entrepreneurs don't take action toward realizing their vision and creating what they intended. Many “wantrepreneurs” encounter their doubts and misbeliefs about starting a company and then turn …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit for Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a parent, you probably monitor the shows your children watch, the music they listen to and the sites they visit online. After all, many desire that their kids not overdo the mental junk food.<p>But how carefully do you monitor your …

Charlie Rose

The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The recipe for business success requires a dose of ambition and dedication, and a healthy portion of perseverance, but make no mistake about it, money is the ingredient that will ultimately make it sustainable.<p>Funding a startup business, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that December has arrived, it's time to make some smart moves to set up your company for an even better next year.<p>Here's my seven-point checklist for entrepreneurs at the year's end:<p>1. Set the stage for growth.<p>Can your company …

Entrepreneurship

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

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 need to …

Entrepreneurship

Success Will Never Come to Entrepreneurs Who Do These 10 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether we are talking about a football game, an election or an entrepreneurial journey, one thing is certain -- there are going to be winners and there are going to be losers.<p>Want to stack the odds of being a successful entrepreneur in …

Entrepreneurship

Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

Obama's Action on Immigration Includes Entrepreneurs and High-Skilled Workers

It was about 5 years ago I first thought of moving to the US with my startup. For the whole of that time I’ve been hopeful there would be progress with immigration reform but precisely nothing has changed! Until today. President Obama has just announced his intention to take executive action to …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …

The First 7 Weeks Of 2014 Could Change Your Life - The Choice Is Yours

It’s a brand-new year and now is the time when everyone is resolving to improve something about themselves. Rather than making a big resolution with no concrete plan on how to make it happen, why not start taking steps to change your heart instead? If you can change your way of thinking, you’ll be …