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7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

50 Features Every Small Business Website Must Have [Infographic]

Having a strong web presence is mandatory, even for small businesses just starting out. The ability to find and evaluate products and services online …

Visual Design

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Selling With Conviction: Your Brand’s Purpose - Small Business Trends

Do you ever feel like your prospects aren’t connecting with you? Are you having trouble figuring out how to stand out from your competition?<p>Of course …

These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

Apps

10 Community Tips for New Businesses - Small Business Trends

Starting a business involves you concentrating on several different things at once. You need to choose the right name, analyze your offerings and …

Small Business

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

Small Business

12 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

By College Tourist; Author: Nóra Horváth, Syracuse University<p><b>Hundreds of years of Czech history and culture in only one day? No problem.</b><p>So you've made it to Prague - the capital city of the Czech Republic, and a city practically untouched by the destruction of the World Wars - but you only have a …

European Travel

Rip-off merchants

Man with a Van co-founder Tim Bishop says he can understand why every internet startup these days chooses a nonsensical or misspelt business …

10 Ways to Market Your Business in a Changing World - Small Business Trends

The way businesses market to their customers is constantly changing, from use of new tools like Twitter and Foursquare to the need to cope with …

How to Show Trustworthiness in a Job Interview

Most advice about job interviews is about how to assess a candidate’s skills, if you’re the interviewer, and how to demonstrate your skills if you’re the candidate – so that you will come across as smart and motivated. And there, right out of the gate, we’ve got a problem. Because the most …

Job Interviews

Top four legal tips for starting a business

It’s easy to become swept up in the creativity zone, but if you don’t do the legal groundwork, your life-changing business idea can unravel into a …

Small Business

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

France

Brand Name Legal Questions to Ask Before Picking One

If you’re starting a small business or developing a new product, you need to give it a name.<p>That name will become your brand name and it has the …

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>Every year, PriceOfTravel.com updates its Europe …

European Travel

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Snoop Dogg

10 Lessons Learned From Starting a Business on a Budget

My wife and I had an old computer connected to the Internet.<p>We paid $16 for two domain names, $40 for software, and $25 for a month of website …

50 Fun Date Ideas (For When You’re Sick Of Just Going Out To Eat)

1. Poetry reading under a waterfall: Write your own poem, read classic poems or even song lyrics to your beloved. They probably won’t even be able to …

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Small Business

Australian entrepreneurs raise $1 million for their business in three hours via crowdfunding

A pair of Australian entrepreneurs have reached $US1 million ($1.2 million) in funding for their business in the fastest time ever on crowdfunding …

Entrepreneurship

Homerun Has Taken the Pain Out of Hiring New Staff at TNW

Hiring new members of staff here at TNW used to be a painfully slow process. It involved setting up online forms, pulling together spreadsheets and generally being inefficient. We recently started testing a new service called Homerun, and I can safely say that I now actually enjoy the process of …

Employment

The Creator's Code: Thinking Your Way to a Million Dollar Biz

Most of us have heard of the “million dollar idea” or the belief that all of us (at one time or another) have thought about creating a product or …

Entrepreneurship

Learn to Code for Free at These 7 Places! - Small Business Trends

Nowadays, you don’t have to go back to college (and take on the huge loan or remortgage your house) to get up to speed. You can learn to code for …

Computer Science

30 eBay Apps for Business To Help You Operate Efficiently

Have you tapped into the potential eBay apps can offer your store? There are apps to manage everything from shipping to finances. And you can use …

25 Free WordPress Plugins for Google Integration

Are you looking to enhance your website? Or do you just want to make your site more easy to find? Either way you’ll want to check out these free …

3 Weapons Needed for Food Truck Success

Running a food truck is not easy – the permits, the staffing, the regulations and so many other things are challenges. However, if you like to get up …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Time I

7 Critical Startup Tools You Must Check Out Today

Startups are great when it comes to ideation, execution, and building teams. Businesses, in general, are true examples of passion coming to life.<p>You …

Why Payroll Is One Function You Should Outsource

Business consultants have long advocated outsourcing non-core functions.<p>A non-core function is one that is not a profit center (meaning, you don’t …