Kristen B.

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What's the Catch? Why Big Companies Give Money to Small Businesses

Just this past week JP Morgan Chase announced a new program committing $75 million over three years to help small businesses, particularly ones owned by minorities, women and veterans. Pretty nice, right?<p>The program includes a $1.9 million grant to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) …

5 Ways That Failure Transforms You Into Greatness

Have you ever wondered if there was a way that failure could transform your life towards your success? I used to hate failure. Now I see failure …

31 Things That Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams

You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions and …

Self-improvement

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this terrifying atlas of all the mental traps that plague our everyday thinking. (Click here for an …

Psychology

The Weed Industry Now Has Its Own White-Collar Crime

As pot goes mainstream, it's not that surprising some industry players are allegedly engaging in 'Wolf of Wall Street'-style trickery.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>The weed industry is getting to know a time-honored tradition of the American business world: corporate fraud.<p>Federal prosecutors …

Cannabis

How to Make Your Startup Dreams a Reality in 12 Days

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

Small Business

Startup Metrics: Which Ones Matter Most to Investors?

What metrics are investors actually looking at when evaluating a potential startup? How do the key metrics change as the company seeking funding …

How to Build Your Business Like a Fortune 500 CEO | Inc.com

<i>Nick Chasinov is the founder and CEO of Teknicks, an agile digital marketing agency specializing in adaptive and analytics-driven strategies powered by research, client collaboration and goals. Teknicks was ranked four times in Inc Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies in America.</i><p>The best advice …

Entrepreneurship

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

The Brain

A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections

We are all born with a specific set of physical parameters, but if we eat right, take care of ourselves, and work out, we can build muscle, …

Mindfulness

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Psychology

10 Bad Habits for Small Business Owners to Overcome

We’re all prone to have some bad habits in our personal lives, and regardless of how much our family and friends may cringe at them, we shouldn’t …

The Entrepreneurship Game is Changing in 2016 | Inc.com

Making definitive predictions regarding what will happen over the course of a given year is a dangerous game. This is especially true when you look at business--and entrepreneurship in particular. What happens one year may or may not impact what happens the following year. However, there are plenty …

Entrepreneurship

Our brains are wired to predict the future — but it might be holding us back

According to computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, humans struggle to comprehend a fundamental part of the modern world because of one major hangup.<p>Although our brains are hardwired to predict the future, <b>we're not pre-programmed to think exponentially</b>.<p>Kurzweil brought this up in a talk with …

Singularity

The MOONSTONE Superyacht Project Takes Over The Seven Seas

Home » Jets & Yachts » The MOONSTONE Superyacht Project Takes Over The Seven Seas<p>If you were to judge this project by its name, you’d rather think …

What I learnt after spending 7 days in a remote villa with 18 entrepreneurs

I have always regarded traveling as the second best school of learning, growth and introspection in life. The first would be running a venture, and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Professionals to Hire to Grow Your Business

When your business is just getting off the ground, it’s often just you and your partners burning both the midnight oil and the candle at both ends. …

7 Branding Resources to Boost Your Brilliance: Books, Talks, and Websites

When it comes to advertising your business, you need to create a brand that is going to be instantly recognizable. This is not always as easy as it …

Branding

5 Words Millionaires Understand Better Than Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there is one thing that all millionaires today have in common, it is that they know how to be successful. While their success may come from different places, and they may have earned their money in different ways, this is one thing …

Self-improvement

4 Things You Should Do Every Day Before You Start Work

We’ve all had this experience: You get to work an hour early to gain the upper hand on your overflowing inbox. You pour a cup of coffee to fuel your early morning productivity and start sorting through email, only to look up at the clock hours later to realize it’s already noon and you haven’t …

Time Management

The Different Worldviews of a Startup

In his groundbreaking book, “All Marketers are Liars Tell Stories”, Seth Godin defines a “worldview” as the set of rules, values, beliefs, and biases …

10 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Must Listen to in 2016 | Inc.com

As a busy entrepreneur, your time is limited and valuable, so you need to be selective in how you spend it. However, success doesn't come from ignorance--you need to make time to learn new things and level up your game. Books take a lot of time, and you can't multitask while reading. Videos are …

Self-improvement

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

The best way to organize your finances, depending on your personality

But this to-do is just as important—if not more so—than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the garage. And, at some point, we all just need to buckle down and tackle it.<p>But successfully getting your money in order has as much to do with <i>who</i> you are as <i>what</i> you're trying to do.<p>Translation: What …

Personal Finance

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

<i>Co-written by John Fitch</i><p>The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business ideas. The looking part is easy since one needs only to search areas of high market and high technology risk. However, what is the best path to making …

Startups

Should your startup be an LLC or corporation? Here are the pros and cons.

New entrepreneurs put a lot of time and thought into incorporating and choosing a business structure. After all, it’s the first big legal decision to …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

Online Education

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

<i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: Concentrating on work for eight hours straight is downright impossible.<p>An office is packed with distractions. Everything from loud …

Time Management

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

Self-improvement