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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 …

Customer Service

How a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Spawned a $70 Million Business

Megan Tamte was living her lifelong dream of motherhood--and she was miserable. Launching Evereve turned everything around.<p>Where were you on the night of May 21, 2003? Here's a guess: in your living room, on your couch, among the 38.1 million viewers watching the season- two finale of American …

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 …

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 …

Should You Start a ‘Startup’ or Build a Cash-Flow Business?

<b>“I should be used as a mercenary, not a lifer.”</b> <i>– Tim Ferriss</i>In this episode, we have a change of pace…<b>Expa</b> (@expa) is a startup studio. It was …

Startups

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

With the HORSE, an intriguing machine developed in Seattle, it’s all possible.<p>The HORSE actually looks nothing like a four-legged animal. It’s a …

What's the easiest way to make money online?

Malone Mole, B.A. Computers, University of California, Berkeley (2015)<p>When people try to search online for make money option, one of the most common …

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 DSLR 2018: 10 budget cameras perfect for the beginner

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Here's How To Run A Business From Home

Imagine being able to know the strengths, weaknesses and defining characteristics of your personality within 15 minutes.<p>And even better:<p>What if there …

Goodbye D800, Hello GH4!

It has been interesting to observe the debate about “DSLR vs mirrorless” unfold over the past while. I would agree with Bob Vishneski’s point in his …

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

Is all the hype -- and fear -- justified? Are they that much better than Delta, American, United, Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, and the rest?<p><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 …

Abu Dhabi

15 Tools To Help You Get More Done: Favorites of Million-Dollar Entrepreneurs

If you run a one-person business, you know how hard it is to get everything done. To help you amp up your personal productivity, Elaine Pofeldt asked owners of million-dollar, one- and two-person businesses to share the tools they use to extend their reach.

Entrepreneurship

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. …

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 …

Windows 10

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>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 …

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 …

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

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

Tim Ferriss, author of "The 4-Hour Workweek"

For most aspiring entrepreneurs, starting a solo business that generates $1 million or more is a fantasy. But a small-but-growing number of people bring in sales in that ballpark before they hire a single employee. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 30,174 “nonemployer” firms—those …

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 …