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How Tech Solves The Real Estate Investor's Two Biggest Problems

I started investing in real estate in the early aughts, and clearly a lot has changed since then. In my infancy as an investor, I was frustrated by the lack of tech available for networking and finding investment-quality properties. On the heels of that was the need to connect so I could secure …

Real Estate

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

How to talk to kids about money

<b>Many adults wish they'd had more financial instruction from parents. It's never too late to start with your own kids.</b><p>Most Americans who are saving …

I surf the web using a VPN that encrypts my browsing data and lets me send it through one of 4,853 servers around the world — here's what using it is like

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>With the seemingly constant threat of cyber attacks and the realization the our personal data can be easily collected and …

Information Systems

100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Venture Capital

5 Fundamental Tactics for Making Your First 6 Figures, No Matter What Industry You're In

Whatever your service or product, there are only so many ways to connect, build trust and make that all-important first sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With billions of people using the internet and social media every day, there has never been a better time to …

Marketing

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.<p>When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 …

Commuting

Take these online self-improvement classes and learn how to get fit, work smart, and start your own business

In the pursuit of your dreams, it can sometimes feel like it’s you against the world. But really, the situation is simpler than that: it’s you …

Profit

I'm a part-time doctor earning $250,000 a year and I plan to retire next year at age 43 — here's what a week of my spending looks like

A few years ago, I discovered the concept of financial independence. I was 39 years old and planning to work at least another 15 years in my chosen field of anesthesiology. However, I experienced inception of an idea— the idea that I could retire early, and it was an idea I couldn't shake.<p>I also …

Bachelorette Party

4 Ways to Stay Motivated as You Build Your Business

It takes consistent motivation to push through the hard times.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re having an amazing month when things are flowing in your business. You’re signing new clients, your current customers are spreading the …

Motivation

The 20 most innovative companies in Real Estate (or PropTech)

The Real Estate market is ripe for disruption and has long needed a shake-up, and an injection of investment and technology to drag it into modern …

Real Estate

7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs

You might thing your home network is complete after you buy a good router, but that’s not true! There’s a lot of ways to to improve it, and how you …

Software

13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

Four Creative Financing Options For Real Estate Buyers

Financing a home is one of the most critical factors for buyers looking to purchase real estate. In fact, for individuals with bad credit, financing can be a big issue. However, bad credit does not have to prevent you from purchasing real estate.<p><b>1. Seller or Owner Financing</b><p>In 2017, there were …

Real Estate

How These Successful Entrepreneurs Learned The Art Of Selling

As an entrepreneur the success of your new product will depend on your ability to sell it. The problem is that for most people selling doesn’t come naturally; in fact the prospect of approaching a stranger to sell them something fills them with dread. But as these entrepreneurs have discovered, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

Soliom Doorbell is a truly wireless video doorbell that’s solar powered

Video doorbells have taken home security by storm and have popped up seemingly everywhere. One area that seemingly no one has innovated yet is in powering these doorbells.<p>Currently, you have to use rechargeable batteries or swap out regular batteries on a constant basis (every several months) to …

Home Automation

3 Companies Reveal How They Generated Their First $1 Million On Amazon

With Amazon now accounting for 50% of all e-commerce sales in the U.S., it has become a default selling platform for many consumer brands. But simply having your brands’ products listed on Amazon does not mean instant sales.<p>As Amazon generally functions like a search engine for shoppers ready to …

eCommerce

15 Sites with Inexpensive Art for Your Kitchen

I wish I had the kind of disposable income that allowed me to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the work that I love right off the walls, but …

Archives

The Long Runway For Infrastructure Spending

By David Wertheim, Senior Client Portfolio Manager and Darin Turner, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager on Jul 19, 2018, in …

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

An Unlikely Group Of Billionaires And Politicians Has Created The Most Unbelievable Tax Break Ever

S<p>uccess Street in North Charleston, South Carolina, might be the most misnamed place in America, a path through a weedy, desolate neighborhood with 20% unemployment and a 40% poverty rate. Its biggest claim to fame strolls past the gritty brick apartment buildings and tumbledown bungalows on a …

Ozone

4 Unexpected Social Media Platforms to Grow Your Brand Awareness

It's time to look beyond social media powerhouses like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no surprise that social media marketing is crucial to business growth in 2018. After all, we're living in a digital world -- one where …

Social Media

The best massages in London

1<p>Health and beauty, Spas<p>Como Shambala Massage at Como Shambala Urban Escapeicon-chevron-right<p><b>Perfect for</b> quieting meddlesome minds. <br>Forget everything …

5 Hot Trends That Will Continue to Change Your Ecommerce Horizons in 2018

Chatbots, personalization, international sales and better protection against fraud are all helping you to sell more. Give thanks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows impressive growth for the ecommerce industry, with …

eCommerce

42 Percent of Startups that Fail Trip Over This One Critical (Avoidable) Point But 4 Steps Can Save You

Avoid disaster by doing your homework.<p>CB Insights has published some interesting data on failed startups in the past. A report earlier this year offered shocking-yet-not-shocking results from 101 startup postmortems.<p>The focus was on tech startups, which is a narrow choice. Yet many of the results, …

Twenty Tips For Startup Success, Part Fourteen

In the previous post of the series, I talked about establishing yourself as an expert in your space. In this installment, I’m discussing the importance of content creation in establishing your brand.<p>The hard work of growing your business doesn’t stop with product development and fundraising. It’s …

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Mark Twain

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

How to deal with cell phone dead zones in your house

Keep calling and texting.<p>You’ve just moved into a lovely new house complete with everything you ever wanted—except the ability to call anyone. If you don’t seem to get a cell signal inside your home or office, here’s how to keep making calls and texts.<p>Enable Wi-Fi calling and texting<p>All four of the …

Telecoms