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This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing

Read this before naming your business

I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names.<p>This guide is divided into …

Language

The Top 11 Tools Every Business Owner Needs In 2017

Business is hard. The top companies seem to have rocketed to the peak with gliding steps, but most business owners insist that things are not usually this easy. So then, why are some companies able to see such enormous returns on investments, huge efficiency and quick growth?<p>Max Berry, CEO and …

Small Business

Free resources for learning full stack web development

When getting started with new technologies and languages, it can be a bit daunting having to sift through all of the options for education resources. …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

Celebrity Gossip

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Advanced Training Strategy for Natties<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The number one mistake by natural lifters is doing too much volume. You need to …

Workouts

How to Recondition Your Favorite Pair of Boots PLUS Video!

Learn how to revive and care for your favorite boots, like my Wolverine 1000 Mile boots.Check out How to Recondition Your Favorite Pair of Boots PLUS …

9 essential tech skills anyone interested in startups should learn

4 Rules Brands Need To Know About Storytelling

For a long time, marketing was driven by taglines—short, evocative slogans that captured the essence of a brand’s message. Nike encouraged us to “Just Do It,” while Apple inspired us to “Think Different.” Miller Lite simply had to say, “Tastes great, less filling” and product flew off the …

Mobile Devices

Getting Started with Fullstack Web Development

These days, modern <b>full stack development</b> is very popular in both small agencies and larger companies with a dedicated technical team. Full stack web …

Databases

How to Finance a Start Up | Business Loans | Small Business Loans | Startup Funding

At some stage, most entrepreneurs will need to finance their startup. This means raising money to fund the continued growth and development of their …

Small Business

How to sell your small business

If you've spent years — maybe even a lifetime — building a small business and are starting to think about retiring or cashing out, now may be a good time to sell.<p>The median asking price of businesses for sale grew 12.5% in 2015 to $225,000, up from $200,000 in 2014, according to BizBuySell.com, an …

Small Business

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding

During the writing of my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with …

Venture Capital

Yes, you should write a fucking business plan.

Just because you’re a startup, doesn’t mean you won’t need it.<p>I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I …

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

3 Powerful Steps to Write Your Brand Story | Inc.com

<i>John Cinquina, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Perth, Australia, is the CEO of Red Meets Blue Branding--a brand strategy agency--and the author of</i> Build Great Brands<i>. We asked him about the best way to craft your own brand's story and why it will be valuable. Here's what he had to</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Brands Need to Skip the Ads and Start Telling Stories

You can skip this ad in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … skip ad. C'mon, you know you want to. We all do. While the stats vary, there's evidence that around nine out …

5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

<i>By Peter Daisyme</i><p>As the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this couldn't be any more true. When I first launched my company, I had daily fires to put out, and I found it …

15 IKEA Alternatives for Modern Design Lovers

We all love a great IKEA piece! My home is covered in IKEA, from the coffee table and the media console to the china cabinet and the home office …

Home

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 …

Customer Service

12 Mobile And Web App UI Design Tricks Nobody Told You About - Until Now

<i>[Proto.io is a mobile app prototyping tool used by entrepreneurs and startups to create fully-interactive realistic prototypes that look and feel</i> …

The 9 Best Marketing And Sales Analytics - Every Manager Should Know About

Sales and marketing analytics are essential to unlocking commercially relevant insights, increasing revenue and profitability, and improving brand perception. With the help of the right analytics, you can uncover new markets, new audience niches, areas for future development and much more. Let’s …

Big Data

The Industrialisation of Design (or why Silicon Valley no longer needs UX designers)

Despite having their roots in Silicon Valley, UX designers are a rare breed inside traditional tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. In …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …