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How to Read a Bag of Coffee Beans

When staring down a wall of jargon-strewn bags filled with small-batch coffee, it’s difficult to know where to start. There’s no harm in grabbing …

10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what do the most successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson do in the morning?<p>The Sleep Matters Club …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Surviving the Startup (Weekend)

Being around other entrepreneurs is always an invigorating experience. It is like reliving adolescence, minus some of the awkwardness, of course, …

Jump-Start Your Entrepreneurial Education With Podcasts | BusinessCollective

Like many entrepreneurs, I chose self-education in lieu of traditional higher education. Much of what I have learned about starting, maintaining and …

Entrepreneurship

This 21-year-old dropped out of college last year to start a business that's on track to earn $1 million in 2015

He was a sophomore at the College of Charleston at the time, juggling classes, an internship, and — after years of starting and profiting from small-scale businesses in his teens — the itch to branch out and do his own thing.<p>The 21-year-old remembers weighing the idea of graduating early instead of …

10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

You're reading 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

What a $20 billion startup looks like when it's just starting out, and everyone thinks the idea is stupid: Here's Airbnb's first-ever pitch deck

But when Airbnb was first getting started in 2008, the founders struggled and would-be investors snubbed their idea.<p>The founders shared their first pitch deck with an MBA student, back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company. Here's what it looked like:

Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world.</i><p>“I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors …

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

6 Tips For Finding Your Startup Companion

You’ll be trusting this person to help run your company. Here’s how to choose wisely.<p>Whether you’re a first-time founder or a seasoned entrepreneur, choosing with whom you’re going to be in the ring is quite possibly the most important decision you can make in the process.<p>The cofounder relationship …

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Taking Any Outside Investment

If you are going to build a company with outside capital, one of the most critical decisions you will make is who will be your investor.<p>Whether you want to build a lean startup by bootstrapping or a fat startup with millions of dollars from VCs or institutional funding, you need some level of …

15 Social Media Companies To Watch In 2015

This was an exciting year for social. About 300,000 apps were added to the Apple App Store. Eighty-five billion apps have been downloaded since October. Instagram’s active use grew by 23 percent. Even Monica Lewinsky became active on Twitter after her compelling speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit.<p>…

Best Advice I Ever Got: Mind Your Entrepreneurial Heart | Inc.com

<i>Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO-International, a California and Beijing based intellectual property management company that focuses on the exploitation and management of the intangible assets regarding in situ regeneration in applied medical and health promotion systems (human body regenerative</i> …

64 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you ever read a quote that perfectly captures what you're thinking or feeling during a given moment? Here are a few that speak to my both my creative and entrepreneurial sides:<p>“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” --Albert Einstein<p>“Thinking is the …

Motivation

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

6 Ways 'Over 40' Entrepreneurs Can Outpace Younger Rivals | Inc.com

I was 29 when I started my last company. This time I'm 42. Things are different.<p>Last time, my spare time got filled up with indie rock shows and small batch tequila tastings. This time, it's more kid's soccer, kid's things besides soccer, and the occasional colonoscopy.<p>My workouts used to include …

The life of a Latino startup founder in Silicon Valley

Alex Murillo leans forward in his seat, sipping coffee from a shot glass and waving his hands as he talks. He points to the screen of his MacBook …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

11 Inspiring Quotes About Perseverance | Inc.com

When starting up, there is no safety net. You've quit your day job, invested your life savings, and have taken the leap into the unknown. It's true that as a startup entrepreneur you need to be committed whole-heartedly to your idea. But committing only gets you started. What carries you through to …

35 Quotes on Turning Setbacks Into Successes | Inc.com

My greatest failure in life birthed my writing career.<p>I burned out in the corporate world, came to a tire-skid stop in 2001, and then started writing for a living. Since then, I've never regretted the setback.<p>Maybe you've been there. A black mark on your record becomes a green-means-go calling …

How America Takes Its Coffee (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's be honest: coffee is an essential part of life. It makes productive mornings possible, and can keep the mid-afternoon doldrums at bay. Helpfully, it also comes with some serious health benefits -- habitual coffee drinkers are less …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must think successful, inspiring, and motivating thoughts.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you in building your business, leading your …

Peter Thiel's 3 Pearls of Startup Wisdom | Inc.com

To update an old saying first applied to another entrepreneur: When Peter Thiel talks, people listen.<p>Since leaving behind his career on Wall Street for the tech scene in California, he's co-founded PayPal, was the first outside investor in Facebook, and also co-founded anti-terrorism software maker …

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet.<p>We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The following startups are …

Social Media and the Startup - How much is too much?

How much social media presence is too much for a startup?<p>I took a class this week at the UC Rady School called Social Media Strategy Workshop: Using Social Media as a Competitive Advantage in Business. The class was aimed at marketing and non-marketing focused professionals who want to understand …