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Will robots create more jobs than they destroy?

As advancing technology changes the face of employment in the 21st century, is the human workforce being made obsolete?<p><i>Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of</i> The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment<i>. Geoff Colvin is senior editor</i> …

Employment
Personal Finance

What slowing trade growth means for the world economy

THE global economy has stumbled from one pothole to the next in 2015. America's economy slowed to a crawl during an icy first quarter. Then fears of …

Economics

How to Go from Starving, Side-Hustle Artist to Full-Time, Thriving Artist

Kelsey Humphreys caught up with Jeff Goins in Nashville, Tenn. to talk about his journey from frustrated marketing director to full-time writer, and his latest bestselling book.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re not sure what you’re meant to do, but you are sure …

Entrepreneurship

This couple turned an obsession with credit card points into a multimillion-dollar business

Using credit cards can be a high-risk, high-reward proposition. Use them the wrong way, and you can end up like the millions of Americans struggling …

Personal Finance

How One Entrepreneur Transformed Her Organic Skincare Line From a Hobby Into a Business

The founder of Gilly's Organics sits down with Jessica Abo to explain how her side hustle, and crowdfunding, helped fund her organic line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Gillian Stollwerk Garrett (aka Gilly) was a young girl, you could find her mixing up lotions, …

Entrepreneurship

Why Co-CEOs Are a Bad Idea for Early-Stage Startups, Almost Always

When building your organization from the ground up, it's best to assign employees (and co-founders) to specific roles to ensure smooth operations.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a look at the leadership at any major company -- tech or otherwise -- and it’s very …

Leadership

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Transfer Pricing | Inc.com

In 2004, I attended a leadership workshop at Texas Instruments. At the time, I was the general manager of a $100 million business unit. The CEO attended one of the sessions, and we had an opportunity to ask him questions. Being a team player (or at least, I believed I was), I asked him how my …

Business Strategy

How family businesses can address the Innovation Challenge (via Passle)

In case you weren't aware...family businesses are different! This article highlights some of the strengths and challenges family businesses need to …

Signs You’re Losing Control of Your Family Business

When the non-family chairman/CEO unexpectedly told family business owners that they had to live without dividends or sell the business, Tommy leaned over and whispered in his cousin’s ear: “Do you get what’s going on? The numbers have always been terrific.”<p>Despite their shock, Tommy and other …

Management

Business Life After Owner Death in Co-Owned Businesses

The death of a business owner, though tragic, does not have to equate to the death of the business. Sometimes, after an owner’s death, we speak with …

What's Really Involved In Negotiating the Purchase and Sale of a Business | Inc.com

Whether you are a master negotiator or think negotiation is a necessary evil, one thing holds constant--if you don't understand the basic components of an offer to buy a business, you'll be at a disadvantage.<p>To effectively negotiate an offer, owners and buyers must first understand the various …

Participation
Human Resources
Small Business

The #1 Reason Boomer Owners Are Not Exiting Today

In this post, we discuss Step Three of The BEI Seven Step Exit Planning Process™. (For an overview of the Process, please click here.) Exit Planning is the creation and execution of a strategy that enables owners to exit their businesses on their terms. BEI Seven Step Exit Planning Process relies …

Retirement

Estate plans for business owners create peace of mind

A person can execute an estate plan at any time before they die, so long as they have the competency to legally sign documents. For business owners, …

Small Business

What You Need to do to Secure a Business Loan | Inc.com

If you're a business owner, it's likely you'll need financing at some point. Perhaps you need cash to get your business off the ground, or maybe you have plans to expand and need to hire new staff or add new equipment.<p>There are different ways to obtain that cash, including focusing on grassroots …

Small Business

Six pitfalls of family business leadership

First and foremost, family businesses are <i>businesses</i>. Like all organisations they require good leadership. In this article, I’d like to highlight some …

How to add your child to the family business

Doing extensive planning and creating voluntary governance policies can help ease the transition when children are brought into a family business, …

Family Business

Five things I've learned from running a business with my daughters

WHEN I STARTED Glandore in 2001, I had no plans for any of my children to join me. Yet here I stand, 16 years later, running a business with my three …

Lessons learned from growing up in a family business - Boston Business Journal

By Rob Brown <br>– Partner, Apexium Financial LP<p>Aug 1, 2017<p>I was 8 years old when my mother opened her first restaurant. In hindsight, to say that she …

What Business Owners Really Need To Know About Succession Planning

People become the owner of a business for a variety of reasons. Though some inherit the business from their parents, or grandparents, many go into business for a simple reason: They want to be independent.<p>The belief that they can do things better than everyone else, the allure of freedom, and the …

Small Business

Here's Why You Should Have a Succession Plan for Your Business | Inc.com

Jessica Sayles is thinking about who might take over for her when she retires at age 55 from the accounting firm where she is managing partner -- even though that's still 21 years away.<p>"I feel that a good portion of my job is to find my successor," says Sayles, who hopes to teach a younger …

Small Business

Tiny Home Hotel Shows Creative Small Business Approach to Major Trends - Small Business Trends

WeeCasa is the largest tiny home hotel in the world. But the Lyons, Colorado resort started more out of necessity than anything.<p>The area experienced …

Small Business

Do You Need a License for a Home Business? Maybe - Small Business Trends

Recently I applied for and obtained a home business license. Didn’t know you needed a license to run a business out of your home? Neither did I, …

Small Business

10 Signs your business is ready to level up

Abigail’s* long-time passion for baking gave way to a lucrative pastry business that she started five years ago. Just like any other entrepreneur, …

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are staying …

Small Business
Leadership