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How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with e-commerce dropshipping during his semester break to a 6-figure business in just 3 months. He had previously started several different businesses, many of which failed spectacularly. Some of his efforts were featured on …

eCommerce

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

Your Elite School Is Not Worth The Cost, Studies Say

The cost for a college education has risen to the astronomical, resulting in debt that haunts young people after graduation like a ghost bent on dragging them to a Dickensian poorhouse. It’s forcing us to ask, “Is it worth it?” Especially if the school of choice is an elite institution, is the …

How I use iOS apps to manage my calendar and daily tasks

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that my work day is chaotic. There never seems to be enough time, and keeping track of where I’m supposed to be …

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We—that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s …

Read the CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education - The Margin - MarketWatch

Shutterstock<p>A former English professor at Yale University turns on his former employer in the latest issue of The New Republic, claiming an Ivy …

Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>With the 2014 graduation season in full swing,</i> Entrepreneur.com <i>is bringing you full commencement addresses given by some of the world’s most inspiring leaders.</i><p>Ron Shaich founded Panera Bread back in the 1980s. Since then, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Craft a Great Company Culture on a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Company "culture” is a major buzzword for big business -- and with good reason. When an executive is leading a large enterprise with financial and human resources, it’s much easier to leverage a massive budget to create company culture. …

The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis.<p>But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet …

Procrastination

6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s be clear, being a successful entrepreneur is hard work -- very hard work. From learning new tasks to managing employees and planning for future growth, there isn't a lot of time in the day to make huge errors. That said, …

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently wrote about how desperate companies are for new ideas, with open innovation changing the game. But what if you’re not creative and don’t have any ideas? You can still take advantage of this enormous opportunity even if …

The Art of Having a Productive Argument

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the film <i>Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview</i>, the Apple founder shared his views about how teams develop something great: Polishing ideas can be like polishing rocks, he said.<p>It’s a lesson he learned in childhood while hanging out with a …

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our nation’s college students are today’s dreamers. Why? Because they can. Schools -- especially residential colleges -- are safe zones. That's a good thing.<p>In such protected, nurturing environments, students discover their passion and …

3 Ways to Overcome the Liability of Youth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Young Americans today are armed with creativity, passion and a desire to change the world. As a result, it’s no wonder they are one of the fastest growing groups becoming entrepreneurs.<p>Despite their drive and enthusiasm, many of these …