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5 Ways You Can Develop a Positive Addiction to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Addiction is often thought of with a negative connotation, but what about an addiction to success? With a thoughtful and well-defined vision of success, your addiction to it can help drive you forward and create the inner force you’ll …

Motivation

Don't Wish to Be Successful. Expect to Be.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all hope to be successful, but most people don’t expect themselves to reach a level of extraordinary achievement. Rather, they hope and wish for that to be the case someday. Hoping and wishing will never be enough to get you to where …

Motivation

NYU Entrepreneurs Have A Simple Solution To The Problem Of Kids Skipping School

Given that attendance may be the greatest indicator of whether a kid will graduate, it's troubling that 15% of American students miss a month of school each year , a number that triples when you look at economically disadvantaged youth.<p>The problem led New York-based entrepreneurs Miriam Altman and …

What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea?

If you're thinking about starting a new business, you can test it out with this five-point checklist.<p>The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in …

10 Inspirational Quotes from Navy SEAL Training

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training is not known for its “comfort factor.” The six-month selection process weeds out roughly 80 percent of its volunteers, with every day serving as both a test and an opportunity by push them to the brink of mental annihilation.<p>Looking back, there were quotes …

Motivation

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

Homejoy Makes Getting Your House Cleaned Easy---and Cheap

The idea for HomeJoy started with a dirty apartment.<p>Back in the summer of 2012, CEO Adora Cheung and her brother and cofounder Aaron were both …

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of entrepreneurs, it seems the ecosystem of small businesses and startups are converging more than ever.<p>As the founders of tech startup Bolstr -- an investment marketplace focused on small businesses -- we’ve spoken with …

Small Business

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, my friend Bill said, "Perry I've got a million-dollar idea for you. There's just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity."<p>"OK Bill, you're on," I said. He insisted I was …

Procrastination

4 Secrets Behind Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Before you waste your time reaching out to venture capitalists, use these tools to corral your supporters’ financial backing for your startup.<p>We’ve all heard the success story: Startup struggles to bring investors on board, startup continues to rely on seed funding while gaining traction, then …

Somebody should definitely adapt this creepy app for the US

It's a real boon to middle aged men driving their penis extensions everywhere in fact. Possibly even to those women looking to move into Cougar mode. …

3 Reasons You Will Work for Your Dad

It's the undeniable appeal of a family business: One day you wake up and realize father really did know best.<p>You love your dad. But you never thought you would want to work with him.<p>He runs a catering business near where you grew up. You're the oldest of three children. You've already put in almost …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Gobble Automates Your Dinner With A Subscription Meal Delivery Service

For people with busy lives, coming home and making dinner for the family can be a pain. Equally as painful? Trying to find a place to go out to or order from that the whole family can agree on. Gobble, currently in the Y Combinator Winter 2014 class, is seeking to alleviate that pain by offering up …

Gramr Wants To Help You Turn Expressing Gratitude Into A Habit

As an expat, the proliferation of mobile devices is one of the best things that has happened in the seven years since I moved to Asia. I can send silly photos or pour my heart out to friends all around the world — New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, England, Lithuania, Sweden — anytime I want. But …

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like everyone is using crowdfunding to kick off their new business venture, be it a new coffee shop, grocery store or gadget. But there’s been significant debate about just how useful crowdfunding really is. For every successful …

Entrepreneurship

9 Founders Who Got a Late Start | Inc.com

Best Time to Start a Company

Don't wait. Here are seven reasons to launch a venture today.<p>Now that you know my belief that starting a company is your best hope of living the life you want, here's the next logical question: When should you get started?<p><b>1. You're young</b><p>The best time to start a company is when you are young. The …

Creating the Lean Startup

How Eric Ries developed a scientific method for launching profitable companies<p><i>Squandered capital, wasted efforts, shattered dreams. Eric Ries, author of</i> <b>The Lean Startup</b><i>, is on a mission to save entrepreneurs from such a fate. Ries, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded IMVU, an online social network</i> …

WoodTime: Simple, modern & minimal bare wood clocks.

Project //<p>WoodTime clock is a simple analog clock put in a bare peace of wood, nothing more. I created it to be modern, minimal and raw. It's sole …

Monster or Mastermind? 3 Business Takeaways from Wall Street's 'Wolf'

Early in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, Jordan Belfort -- the unscrupulous stock trader portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio as examined through the lens of Martin Scorsese -- poses the audience this rhetorical question: What does money sound like?<p>The answer, it turns out: roaring, unintelligible expletives, as …

Wall Street

Sleep Tracking Startup IntelClinic Wins LeWeb Paris 2013 Startup Competition

As the third and final day of LeWeb Paris 2013 comes to a close, here are the results of the conference’s Startup Competition.<p>As the wearable computing space continues to be a hot category in tech, it comes as no surprise that an “Internet of Things” product took home this year’s top spot.<p>First …

With $2.2M In New Funding, SeatGeek Acquires And Shuts Down Ticketing Competitor FanSnap

Ticketing startup SeatGeek is announcing that it has acquired FanSnap from Wize Commerce, which purchased the ticketing site two years ago.<p>Co-founder Russell d’Souza told me that the deal closed in late November, around the same time that SeatGeek (which launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in …

GymPact, The App That Pays You For Working Out, Relaunches As Pact With New Diet Features

GymPact, the app gives you money if you make your fitness goals, has a new name, Pact, and two new diet-oriented features for the New Year.<p>We covered GymPact when it first launched a year ago and again in June when it received $850,000 in funding from the founder of Guitar Hero. It recently secured …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

Customers

Prim Laundry Startup Throws In The Towel

Sometimes “the future” just isn’t financially viable. Y Combinator-backed door-to-door laundry service Prim is shutting down. The startup just emailed customers saying “After washing thousands of pounds of clothes, our team has decided to change course to pursue other opportunities.” Maybe there …