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7 Quick Ways to Make Money Investing $1,000

A thousand bucks is not a lot of money but it is enough, if you're shrewd, to make a lot of money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're sitting on at least $1000 and it's scratching an itch in your pocket, consider investing it rather than spending it on something …

7 Powerful Books You Need to Read Right Now That Will Change Your Life Forever

There are no short cuts when it comes to understanding, absorbing and implementing what you read and if you are reading a powerful book that could …

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Bill Gates

14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline (Infographic)

These simple tricks will help you avoid temptation and reach your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to kick a bad habit? Eat healthier? Go to the gym every day? It’s important to achieve your goals and become your best self, but no one said it'd be easy. It …

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How to Create a Business Plan Step by Step<p><i>by Jerry Anderson</i><p>A business plan is a road map that helps navigate a company to success. It describes all …

Small Business

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing?<p>Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay.<p>As we know, performance management is the term used to refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs …

Leadership

Banks pilot blockchain to simplify trade

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC have teamed up with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to test blockchain applications for global business-to-business (B2B) transactions, according to the International Business Times.<p>The firms have designed a proof of concept, using …

Blockchain

What makes you stand out in Startup? see business plan template.

​The business plan consists of a narrative and several financial worksheets. The narrative template is the body of the business plan. It contains …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Have you mastered this commonly overlooked career skill?

Chances are you’ve heard a friend complain about having to "manage up." The act of managing up is often cast in a negative light — an inappropriate …

It's Time to Start Paying Attention to Bank Deposits Again

A long time ago, in a regulatory regime not so far away, bank deposits were simple things.<p>Under new Basel III rules, things are a touch more …

How to Start a Business With Less Than $20

<i>Jason Zook is best known for being the guy that made over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for a living and selling his last name (twice). He writes an action-packed newsletter that’s free to join called The Action Army.</i><p>If I were to start a new business right now and had no experience, no connections, …

Business Strategy

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today represents not only the highest peak of globalization ever, but also the greatest reshuffle of personal incomes in the world since the Industrial Revolution. It is characterized, in brief, by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of …

Become the Master of Your Time

(Image: Lukas Blazek)<p>Do you often feel that you’re short of time? Say you scheduled 3 tasks for today. You start the day full of energy to tackle …

Time Management

How To Train Your Employees To Become Managers

Where do you find the perfect manager? Hiring a manager from within your current employees seems wise. Who better knows your business that those …

Employment

The real reason you can’t focus at work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

Leadership vs. Management | Silicon Valley Product Group

I would argue that two of the most importance competencies in building great product organizations, indeed nearly any significant organizational …

Project Management

Three questions every entrepreneur should ask their accountant

You need help managing your small business finances. A professional partner who understands small businesses can offer strategic financial advice, help manage growth, ensure you're in compliance, uncover potential business issues and keep you on track. You need a strategic financial partner who is …

The great unraveling of globalization

In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment company to cut its three- to five-year revenue growth target: “We’re the canary in the coal mine.”<p>It was meant …

World Economy

6 Key Areas To Outsource When Starting A Business

A 2014 Brookings Institution report concluded that business dynamism (the number of new U.S. businesses formed versus the number closed) has slowed dramatically over the last few decades, despite the record amount of money held by venture capital and banks for investments and loans to emerging …

Small Business

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

Graphic Design

How to Find an Idea for a Business | Inc.com

Jeremy Gutsche is the Toronto-based founder of Trend Hunter, a website dedicated to spotting trends. Gutsche has just come out with a book on curating ideas called <i>Better & Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas</i>. I took the opportunity of his book launch to quiz Gutsche on how entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Introducing Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

<i>This article is part of our “Business Planning Guide”—a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process!</i><p>Today, I want to …

How Agrihoods Are Making Farm-To-Table Living Hip

If you’ve ever tasted an heirloom tomato still warm from the vine or an omelet made from just-laid eggs, then you know just how good fresh can be. Now imagine living in a neighborhood where access to farm-raised produce is just steps away from your front door.<p>Who says you can’t have your organic …

Urban Agriculture

Geeks! Are You Too Quiet To Be A Leader?

There are certain accepted truths in business. One such truth is that leaders are gregarious and outgoing.<p>But what if you’re a quieter character?<p>Perhaps you’ve been promoted up the ranks on a technical track. Maybe you’re a CIO or a CTO (or aspire to be one).<p>Yet you’re an introvert.<p>So “obviously” …

Leadership

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

So can we really feed the world? Yes — and here’s how

<i>Over the past six months I’ve been trying to figure out how we can feed ourselves sustainably and equitably without wrecking the planet. I’ve been</i> …