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Don't Waste Time On A Startup Business Plan -- Do These 5 Things Instead

Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business idea to potential investors.<p>But what if I told you that business plans for startup …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Get Better at Making Tough Decisions? Use This Simple Strategy

<i>How can people become more effective decision makers in business and in life? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Gary Hecht, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at</b> …

University of Illinois

Everything You Wanted To Know About Becoming An LLC

You’ve probably heard the term “LLC” get kicked around in your networking circles.<p>LLC or “limited liability company” is a trending business buzzword for a great reason. It allows you to reap the benefits of incorporating without wading in too much legal muck.<p>There are myriad benefits to becoming an …

Flirting

SWOT Analysis

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 28, 2015</b><p>Why do a SWOT analysis? Information about both the external environment and your organization's internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions. If you are at …

Management

Early Entrants Into The Field Of Teaching Blockchain

The blockchain technology market could top $2 billion in three years as companies, NGOs and governments understand the potential to create customer trust, cut down on counterfeit goods, reduce transaction costs, and reach emerging markets.<p>While there are a growing number of ways blockchain is being …

Blockchain

9 Things Mentally Strong People Would Never Think or Say

Are you guilty of these? We all are at one time or another.<p>You've heard the notion of the "self-fulfilling prophecy" right? In a negative sense, it's a false expectation about something or someone that may affect your behavior in a way that causes those expectations to be fulfilled. Not good.<p>It's …

Self-help

These Awesome Online Courses Are Better Than Grad School

Learn some actually useful skills at a fraction of the time and price.<p>I remember when I first considered going to grad school: I was a freshman in …

Graduate School

The Best Project Management Apps To Get Your Life In Order

Image: Asana<p>Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order …

The 3 things that separate a leader from a manager

A lot of people use the word "manager" as a part of their job title or description, but "leaders" don't get that label simply by being appointed to a post.<p>Leadership is earned, and is hard-won, by the folks who prioritize and understand the traits and qualities that come with the unofficial …

Game-changing iDrive offers unlimited mobile backup for life

<b>No monthly subscription</b>, <b>unlimited data backup</b>, and even <b>cross-platform compatible</b> despite the iName). This is why iDrive has made our <b>special deal post</b>, and remarkably right now it’s available for a <b>one-off payment</b> of just $19.99.<p>You might well ask why you would pay for mobile backup when there are …

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Ready for a re-do? 5 tips to reinvent your career at any stage of life

I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

9 Free Project Management Tools for Small Business

Free management tools are great solution for a small business that have to be frugal with its budget. Thankfully, not all management tools available …

How To Avoid The Number One Cause of Business Closure

Around the world, the top reason for closing a business is lack of profits, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. And turning a profit starts with generating enough revenue—the kind that keeps on flowing and consistenly covers your overhead.<p>For many one-person service businesses, …

New York City

These are the hottest non-tech jobs in the tech industry right now, according to Glassdoor

It takes a lot more than some hotshot computer programmers to run a successful tech company.<p>From marketing to business development, there's a wide range of tasks that every tech company must be good at to succeed, and experts in some of these fields are in high demand at tech companies right now.<p>In …

What Is a Blockchain, and Why Should I Care?

This revolutionary technology may present huge opportunities -- and huge risks.<p><i>By the BBB Institute and FINRA staff</i><p><i>This article is the second in a</i> …

Why You Should Outsource Your Inbox

If you are thinking of hiring an assistant, you may assume that you need someone full-time and in person. You may also assume that writing out the processes for your business will be difficult. But it is a lot easier than you might expect to delegate tasks and free up time, thanks to virtual admins …

10 companies hiring for remote jobs where you can literally work from anywhere

The majority of remote jobs require workers to live in specific regions or locations, but these 10 companies let you work remotely without geographic …

AI And RPA Will Absolutely, Positively Threaten Your Job

If that headline fails to get your attention, there’s nothing about artificial intelligence (AI) or robotic process automation (RPA) that will shock or scare you. Will AI and RPA take your job and kill your career? It depends on what you do for a living, how old you are, where you live and your …

Robotic Process Automation

These are the 10 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to Glassdoor

You don't <i>need</i> to be technical to land a job at one of the top tech companies. But for those who develop their technical skills, the rewards can be vast.<p>In Glassdoor's latest report, the company broke down the highest-paying tech jobs in the industry, based on average salary. It could give you a …

Employment

Develop Your Project Management Skills With This 5-Course Bundle

5:28 PM 07/19/2018<p>No matter what industry you currently work in or hope to break into, know that employees with Scrum knowledge and experience are …

How to Achieve More Success as a Couple

Hold each other accountable and encourage each other to do more, not less.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do people want to do more or do people want to do less? Usually it seems that people want to do less. They want to take the weekend off. Work only as much as they …

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Intellectual Property

8 Things They Don't Teach You in Project Management School

Project management is about more than shepherding software through the development process. Don't forget the humans and the team dynamic.

This App Will Help You Develop Your Business Plan

You can have all the good ideas in the world, but disorganization can derail them from actually coming to life. Upmetrics is a software that helps …

Small Business

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

Hiring for Summer Jobs? Here Are 12 Interview Questions to Ask Teens Who Have Never Worked Before

The candidates you hire this summer can make or break your business--even if they're still in high school.<p>It's that time of year again, when businesses are looking for valuable candidates to add to their team. During the summer, many industries look for temporary employees to float them through …

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths.<p>I graduated with my MBA in 1997 and …