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You Grew Your Startup, Now Build Your Advisory Board

No company is complete without an advisory board. Here's how to build one.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No startup founder reaches success alone. Even when an entrepreneur has grown a kernel of an idea into a full-fledged, successful company, he or she …

Entrepreneurship

Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People in Business 2018<p>The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how we chose them.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Startups

Food Tailored to Our Genes May Be on the Menu Soon

Not everyone responds the same way to a given diet. A blood test might show what will work best for you.<p>What if you could take a blood test to determine the best diet for you?<p>Right now most dietary guidelines are developed by looking at an average population. But not everyone responds to a given …

High Blood Pressure

The New Battle Between Cities and Ride Sharing Apps Is About Motorized Scooters

Bird, a startup that deploys electric scooters with location trackers on city sidewalks and rents them through an app, trumpeted two weeks ago that …

Richard Branson's four steps to accepting failure

You’re Wasting Your Spare Time And It’s Killing Your Success

Time, for me, is like ice cream for a five-year-old. I treat time like I treat a beautiful woman – with respect. This sweetheart called time is a …

30 Motivational Quotes to Help Realize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A little extra motivation and inspiration can sometimes help you push through difficult times and remain focused on the end goal. A positive mindset goes a long way.<p>Read the following quotes to help you reach your entrepreneurial dreams, …

Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote

<b>Part 1, The Performance-Values Matrix</b><p>“The actual company values, as opposed to the nice-sounding values, are shown by who gets rewarded, promoted, or …

Almost Half of Your Visitors Leave Your Website If They See 1 of These 3 Things | Inc.com

Joey Rubin, a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Neighbor, had a website for his business. But he realized it wasn't enough. He wanted something unique, something that better mimicked his carefully thought-out brick-and-mortar operation and offered more freedom to showcase images. So he hired …

Web Design

Make these 5 easy changes to your diet if you want to live longer

How do you want to improve your life?<p>Some 37% of Americans want to eat healthier, exercise more and save more money, according to data analytics firm …

Holistic Medicine

Any patient investor can turn $5,000 a year into nearly $1 million, says billionaire investor Ron Baron

It's wrong for people to think that they have to be wealthy to get rich investing in the stock market, famed buy-and-hold investor Ron Baron told …

Soda and junk foods are not making you fat, study claims

When it comes to healthy eating, there is no silver bullet.<p>Soda, candy and fast-food are often blamed for the rising rates of obesity in America and, …

5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business

Founder and Creative Director of Undefined Creative<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle experiment in running a business, conducted …

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Opinion: How to invest in bitcoin with your eyes wide open

Bitcoin has gone stratospheric. It’s one of the only things in investing anyone is talking about.<p>If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know …

How to Become Rich, and 24 Other Insights from Warren Buffett

The investing legend shares the secrets to his success.<p>Warren Buffett is a true genius as he is able to simplify complex ideas into quotes that will …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Here’s the next industry at risk of facing the ‘Amazon effect’

Retail. Cloud computing. Logistics. Film and television production. Grocery shopping.<p>The list of industries and business processes disrupted by …

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

Dear Silicon Valley: America’s fallen out of love with you

Ross Baird Contributor<p>Ross Baird is the founder and executive director of Village Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why this investor is ditching Demo Days<br>• The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook<p>Dear Silicon Valley,<p>You used to be the envy of the world. Over the last …

Silicon Valley

10 Books Every Curious Person Should Read

I love to read. I read a lot. It’s a habit I intend to maintain for a very long time.<p><i>by</i><p>I love to read. I read a lot. It’s a habit I intend to …

Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett agree on the No. 1 way to guarantee you'll never get rich

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban started with just a few $20 bills in his pocket.<p>At age 23, he graduated from Indiana University and set off for Texas "with …

How a Fearless Startup is Taking on Under Armour and Nike | Inc.com

For thirty years, Nike has been a giant in shoes and apparel. They are experts in marketing, innovation, messaging and understanding their customers--one of the best examples on how to run a company anywhere in the world.<p>Even right now, they're unveiling new NBA jerseys and stealing headlines. …

Under Armour

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you feel like you can't get on top of your email?<p>How do …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Why do you think of nurses as women and firefighters as men?

“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.”<p>So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in support of the #banbossy campaign. The campaign highlights how when little boys take …

Social Sciences

Business 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of business? Here’s what to read now — and next. <i></i><p>Business 101, with Nilofer Merchant<p><b>First, read these 2</b> …

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a …

The Japanese Philosophy That Will Help You Get Better at What You Do Every Day

The Kaizen philosophy can make it insanely easy to commit to your goals.<p><i>by</i><p>In a perfect world, by this time of the year, you would be halfway through …

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