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Reinventing The Freight Industry

There have been several articles published on the trucking industry that describe the money flowing into startup firms that are looking to disrupt the freight industry the way that Uber disrupted the taxi industry.<p>Here’s some excerpts from a Wall Street Journal article: “Investors are pouring …

Startups

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

22 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

9 ways tech is transforming the developing world

As consumers, our view of ‘technology’ is often limited to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets that make our daily lives better. It’s unlikely that you tend to consider the innovation and technology capable of changing people’s lives for the better in the developing world, where poverty is high …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Seed to Cup to Grill: Coffee Coals Turn Spent Grinds into BBQ Fuel

There’s a new product working its way out onto retail shelves called Coffee Coals, a charcoal briquette made entirely of spent industrial coffee …

Coffee

12 Lessons Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

In 12 years, my wife and I have covered a lot of ground.<p>We were married before I graduated college. Pregnant with our first child shortly after. I finished college. New baby. Two miscarriages. Four more children.<p>When the youngest was born, we had five children under 8 years old.<p>Owned four homes. …

Find Your Ideal Business in 5 Simple Steps

The dream isn't out of reach if you're willing to follow these steps.<p><b>Define your dream:</b> <b>Write down your goals.</b> Have you ever gone to a grocery store without knowing what you want to buy? Chances are you always have a list with you, at least a mental one. Your dream business demands similar action. …

Dreams of the World: 40 Years Roaming the Skies with Gene Payson

Changing Planet<p><i>Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.</i><p>¨My dream is to be a photographer like Kike Calvo!¨ said Gene …

3 top trades for 2014

December is the perfect time to rebalance your portfolio. And this year, the need is even more pressing than in the past.<p>That’s because the big gains …

13 Life Hacks for Career-Loving Moms and Dads

I know it, you know it: There’s not enough time in the day. Raising a family and having a full-time job requires maintaining a rigorous schedule and …

24 Stocks for 2014

Don’t give up on this bull market yet — it still has room to run, thanks to stronger economic and corporate underpinnings. Also key: improving …

Five Sources of Start-up Ideas

Does anyone dispute that 2013 has been the year of the tech company? LinkedIn has surged over 100%. Twitter and Zulily popped more than 70% and 80% respectively on the day of their recent IPOs. Even Facebook’s stock, once completely out of favor, has doubled in value over the past six months.<p>As …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Forget Business Plans; Here’s How to Really Size Up a Startup

If you want to really understand a firm’s strategy—whether it’s a start up or Fortune 500 firm–you need only two documents: the compensation plan and the pricing plan.<p>Forget about business plans, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, media interviews, strategy memos, or org charts. Forget …

14 Differences Between First-Time And Experienced Parents

Parenting will change you.