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How Facebook Helped A Solo Entrepreneur Create Two Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Justin Goff, 31, has created two million-dollar businesses with no employees other than the owners—an eBook company and an online health supplements store. The secret of this entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio has been mastering Facebook marketing.<p>His skill at scaling revenues at these ultra-lean …

Entrepreneurship

How a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Spawned a $70 Million Business | Inc.com

It was a solid insight. Empires have been built on less. Megan worked it out a little in her mind, talked it over with other moms she knew. Some, like Sarah Zeiler, a childhood pal who went on to co-found Zeiler Spirits, were supportive: "She told me her idea. I fell in love with it immediately. It …

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Lifestyle Entrepreneurship Is the Ultimate in Work-Life Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s amazing to think about all the opportunities that are available to entrepreneurs today. In this Information Age, social media and the Internet have created a whole new way of doing business and making more money. The access has taken …

Entrepreneurship

Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree to help devs learn how to make money

Developing apps is only the first step to success. After you’ve got a product available for consumers, you’ll need to know how to market and monetize your efforts. That’s why Google and Udacity are teaming up to offer the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree.<p>Google says this Nanodegree will take four to …

Self-improvement

With This Community Food Waste Converter, You Can Make Truly Local Energy And Fertilizer

The HORSE gives you something more valuable to do with your waste than just throwing it out.<p>We spend a lot of time, money and resources transporting food to where people eat it, then we spend a lot more carting our waste away again. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Imagine if we could reuse …

What's the easiest way to make money online?

Shopify, the e-commerce platform made for you.<p>Quick & easy setup - everything you need to start selling online today. Start a 14-day free trial …

The Picture Quote That Changed My Life (And I Accidentally Wrote It)

<i>“Entrepreneurship is a form of art; it’s a form of expression. It lets you be who you want to be, it lets you inspire others to get behind a vision,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Midrange DSLR

After dozens of research hours poring over reviews and test results for 13 different cameras, and real-world shooting with the top contenders, we’ve …

Cameras

Best entry-level DSLRs: what to look for and what to buy in 2018

If you've outgrown your point-and-shoot camera or are no longer satisfied with the snaps you get from your smartphone, and feel like you're ready to …

Cameras

50 Ways Entrepreneurship Will Change Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve seen tons of articles talking about what personality and skills you need to become an entrepreneur, but while certain qualities can help you become more successful as an entrepreneur, anybody can become one.<p>The experience of being an …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 …

Small Business

10 Eagle Scout survival skills everyone should know

In 1912, Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, and the rank has stood as an emblem of accomplishment ever since.<p>To earn the title of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts must learn a whole array of practical skills.<p>We've put together 10 survival tricks that Eagle Scouts can perform, complete with …

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Here's How To Run A Business From Home

5 Proven tips to help you organize your Home-Based Business that will help you setup processes, grow your business, and create the ultimate virtual …

Cameras

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

<i>(Even in economy class, Etihad Airlines offers little touches like neck pillows and three meal choices. Photo: George Hobica)</i><p>Those fancy Middle Eastern airlines -- Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and, to a lesser extent, Turkish -- have been in the news a lot lately, mostly thanks to the major U.S. and …

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Here are 9 steps to getting your new business off the ground

iStock Everyone <i>loves</i> your homemade hot sauce, and you've started to wonder if you could actually create a business out of it. While the idea of being your own boss — and doing something you love — is exciting, you don't know exactly where to start.<p>Creating a business from scratch can be daunting. …

Small Business

How to transfer your iPhone and iPad photos to Windows 10

The easiest way to go about this process is to set up an automatic sync between your iPhone or iPad and your Windows computer. This will make sure …

7 Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Kept Their Day Jobs While Starting Their Businesses

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Keeping your day job while starting a business has its advantages. Aside from the steady income and free coffee, reliable full-time work helps you flesh out your résumé and portfolio and extend your professional network. Even …

Small Business

This new book on startups tells you how to build the next Uber for X

Uber for X, Airbnb for Y, Facebook for Z. These business models of the internet age have become all too familiar. But do we really understand what …

Google Play

CEO of $50 billion Salesforce shared his epic founding story to inspire a small business owner

But it took many years for Benioff to get to where he is now. When Salesforce first launched in 1999, he and his three cofounders worked out of a small apartment in San Francisco.<p>So people always ask him for advice on starting a new business. And whenever they do, Benioff likes to share his own …

Small Business

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Entrepreneurship

Two Week's Notice: The Black Start-Up That Began with a White Lie

For Mutale Nkonde, seven is a magic number.<p>That is the number of times she was fired before a light bulb finally went off in her head.<p>“I was …

New York City

Fed up with the daily grind? Working from a tropical island is easier than you think

More and more people are swapping office blocks for beach views<p>It’s something many of us have dreamed about – giving up the weary commute and working far away on a tropical island.<p>But for more and more people, that dream is becoming a reality. Under UK law, all employees have the right to request …

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Entrepreneurship

The Full-Time Job Is Dead

Who wants to work 40 hours a week for a single employer? In the future, perhaps nobody.<p>The full-time job, used to it as we are, is not some natural …

Warby Parker

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

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Entrepreneur On Fire | 109: What your business (and life) will look like when you're creating systems and processes

Let’s be real: creating systems and processes in your business is hard work.<p>It takes dedication, drive, patience, time, focus… I could go on and …

Small Business