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100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Venture Capital

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Crafting the perfect resume is an important step to land your next leadership role. Because resumes are meant to be a concise rendition of your …

Leadership

Four Strategies To Create More Referrals For Your Business

Every business owner wants to grow. At Spotlight Branding, we’ve grown our own business dramatically over the last seven years, and we’ve done it by helping our clients (primarily law firms) do the same. Over that time, though, I’ve noticed an interesting trend: As technology accelerates, more and …

Business Strategy

$50,000 in 5 months: 3 essential steps to turn a passion project into a business

Three years ago I got serious about turning my passion project of Tudor history into a business, and now I see regular five figure monthly revenues …

eCommerce

How this 28-year-old built up $250,000 in savings and plans to retire by 37

The typical American retires at age 63. One Minneapolis-based millennial plans to shave more than 20 years off that average and retire by age …

Retirement

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

<i>Shutterstock</i><p>Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack -- or a six-pack, period -- he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We …

Nutrition

3 things to do if you're in your 40s with no retirement savings

Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get serious about retirement. But if your savings are nonexistent, it means you have plenty of work to do.<p>The average American aged 44 to 49 has $81,347 in retirement savings, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The median savings …

Retirement

How to Write a Business Plan in Seven Steps

Learning how to write a business plan not only leads to a great blueprint for running a company, it forces you to take a good look at how your …

Small Business

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

5 Practices That Make You A Leader People Want To Follow

Watching how leaders deal with a crisis is a great way to judge their capabilities. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has been praised after his response to the improper arrest of two African-American men in a Philadelphia store. Without deflecting the problem or making excuses, Johnson has implemented a …

Leadership

Painful heels? It could be plantar fasciitis, and here’s how to treat it

It’s a foot condition that starts off with heel pain, and experts say it’s quite common.<p>Jamie Mandlsohn, a chiropodist at the Toronto Foot Clinic, …

High Heels

Buying your first rental property? Here’s how to make money as a landlord.

By Justin Pierce<p>Thinking about buying your first rental property?<p>The mistake most wannabe landlords make is paying market price for any old home on the market. Any house at any price won’t necessarily make for a good rental. Step one to making money is to buy the house at the right price based on …

Real Estate

Where To Start If You Want To Become An Entrepreneur

<i>What should be my first step for becoming an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University, on Quora:</b><p><b>You need to believe in your own</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Confused About How Many Meals to Eat a Day For Weight Loss? This Trainer Breaks It Down

Some people swear by eating three square meals throughout the day, while others practice intermittent fasting where they eat all of their calories within a four-hour window. Although both approaches to diet have their pros and cons, which is most effective for weight loss?<p>As personal trainer Max …

Weight Loss

25 Must Dos to Lose Belly Fat (and Keep It Off!)

If you tend to carry weight around your waist, you're not alone — it's one of the most stubborn areas to lose weight! Aside from revealing your amazing six-pack, having a lean, flat belly is also good for your health since visceral fat around your organs can lead to disease. If you want to lose …

Nutrition

The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health

Your eyes are complex organs that need many different vitamins and nutrients to function properly.<p>Common conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, …

Holistic Medicine

The Personal Trainer’s Secret To Getting Leaner Faster

It’s time to face the muscle music guys. You need to burn calories to get lean or ‘toned’. This means intensity and duration need to be two key …

Exercise

Think You Have a Great Startup Idea? Make Sure It Passes These 4 Tests | Inc.com

I have been on the receiving end of thousands of business plan pitches over the years. Of those, I've invested in seven and so far, three of those pitches have turned into real companies that were sold for over $2 billion. A fourth one, still a private company, was valued last year at $4.3 …

Startups

This CEO Found Out His New Employee Had Walked 20 Miles to Work. His Response Was Extraordinary

A CEO gave his car to the new employee who walked all night to get to his first day of work on time.<p>The internet has been abuzz over the past day or two over a great motivational story. A new employee took an overnight 20-mile walk to avoid being late for his first day of work, and when the CEO …

Entrepreneurship

If You Have Stubborn Belly Fat, Do These 4 Things to Finally Reveal Flat Abs

Losing belly fat and getting a flat stomach, maybe even six-pack abs for the most ambitious, is like the holy grail of fitness. It might make you feel better to know that certified personal trainer and fat-loss coach Oualid Zaim says, "Even people who seem to be able to lose weight often end up …

Exercise

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M.

Peppered in with juice cleanses and the keto diet is an entire school of dietary thought dedicated to the idea that it's not what you eat, but <i>when</i> …

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise to strengthen and shape up your upper body

WHAT TO DO<p>For a great upper body workout that tones the chest, try wall press-ups, says personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).<p>Start with …

Exercise

How to Transition From Working Practitioner to Industry Expert

David Bach left Morgan Stanley to pursue being a personal finance expert -- but it didn't happen overnight.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>David Bach has a lot to teach entrepreneurs about transitioning from practicing industry leader to teaching industry expert. After …

Entrepreneurship

Five Foods That Will Help You Shed Pounds.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) When it comes to losing weight, you should be aware of the fact that not all calories are equal. Different types of foods are …

Three Ways Your Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Disrupt Industries

If you want to disrupt an industry, your best bet is to start from square one.The problem is that once companies reach a certain size, the status quo …

The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

Too Salty? Too Spicy? These Quick and Easy Fixes Will Save Over-Seasoned Dishes

It happens to the best of us. One thing leads to another—perhaps you get a little too generous with the salt or a little heavy handed with the …

How to Know If You Have the Entrepreneur Gene (If it Even Exists)

Is entrepreneurship caused by nature or nurture? Not that it makes much difference once the bug bites.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scientists have been studying the potential role genes plays in a person’s aptitude for entrepreneurship. I’d certainly be interested in …

Entrepreneurship