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I Finally Understand Why Most Small Businesses Don't Succeed

It finally occurred to me the other day why many small businesses don't succeed. It is so obvious, I have no idea why it took me so long to draw this conclusion.<p><b>The reason that small businesses fail is because running a successful business has nothing to do with what your business actually provides</b> …

Small Business

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EST<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

How to Apply Success From One Area of Your Life to Another (That Needs It)

In New York, people say you're always searching for one of three things: a new love interest, a better job, or a better apartment. But that idea …

The new Gear VR will work with any new Samsung phone and cost $99

Samsung and Oculus have announced a new Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset, and it's coming before Black Friday. At today's Oculus Connect show, Samsung executive Peter Koo said that the latest Gear VR will work with Samsung's whole 2015 line of smartphones — previous editions worked with …

Virtual Reality

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

Startups (India)

The Six Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Anyone Ever Gave Me

When you are starting your own business, there is no shortage of advice and opinions flowing your way. Mention that you’re striking out on your own, and everyone — from your brother-in-law to the person sitting next to you on the plane — has some kind of input or anecdote on how to run your …

Jeff Bezos’ brilliant advice for anyone running a business

If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don’t ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company.<p>Instead, ask yourself what <i>won’t</i> change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things.<p>That’s the advice of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, …

Business Strategy

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

Tesla

6 Bad Entrepreneur Habits to Kick in 2015

Bad Habits. We all have them. Entrepreneurs have some more than others.<p>New Year's resolutions change and evolve as the year moves along. As people try to transition away from old habits and replace them with new ones, they need proper expectations. These transitions don't happen overnight. Many …

Entrepreneurship

What 'Financial Athletes' Can Teach You About Managing Your Money

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>There’s a reason why sports metaphors—going the distance, eyes on the prize—are routinely used to describe financial strategies.<p>Many of the same qualities that you need in order to thrive in the fitness world are also crucial for financial …

Personal Finance

10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity In 2015

The start of any year brings with it a desire to improve on the past — to go further, to do better, to do more.<p>So, you’re probably reflecting on your career and looking at the year ahead and making plans for getting to the next level. (Here’s 10 tips for achieving your financial goals this …

Time Management

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

5 Signs You're Not Thinking Like A Successful Entrepreneur

Many VCs will tell you the qualities they look for in a successful entrepreneur, but not many will tell you the red flags that keep them from investing in a company.<p>That latter are probably equally if not more important than the former, because many successful venture capitalists see hundreds of …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

The Secret to Business Success That Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Marketing is vital, but it won't accomplish much without a system for keeping your products and services relevant. This expert can show you how.<p>We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing …

Innovation

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

Developing a Startup with a Limited Budget

Launching a startup is a dream for many entrepreneurs, but it is a bit of a lofty dream at that. Great businesses have a clearer path to investors …

The Burden of the Budget on An Entrepreneur

<i>Alex Sion is President of</i> <i>Moven</i><i>, an app and debit card that provides real-time behavioral feedback and instant receipts.</i><p>While there is much talk of how to manage the financial stressors of running a startup, the time rarely is taken to address the toll it specifically takes on one’s personal …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success

<b>Henry Blodget:</b> Let's jump right in. What the hell happened with the Fire phone?<p><b>Jeff Bezos:</b> First of all, it's really early. We've had a lot of things we've had to iterate on at Amazon. You may remember something called Auctions that didn't work out very well. Z Shops morphed out of that. Then we …

Henry Blodget

Breaking Down the Six Step Productivity Process

Peter Drucker<p>Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.<p><b>What does productivity mean to you?</b><p>Productivity often means …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

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A 10-Point Checklist to Confirm You Can Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs > Entrepreneur Mindset<p>Next Article<p>Ask, Believe, Receive: 3 Steps That Make the Most of Your Subconscious Mind<p>Next Article<p>Jonathan Long • VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are in complete …

Entrepreneurship

6 Simple Ways To Improve The Way You Speak

What’s the secret of all great communicators? It’s all in the delivery. Here’s how to enhance, tone, and take care of your speaking voice.<p>Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Procrastination

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5 Lessons I Wish I Knew As A Young Entrepreneur

No one tells you these things before you start a business, but they should.<p>In less than two years, there have been three suicides by prominent participants in the Las Vegas Downtown Project, an innovation startup city with 300 projects, funded by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. There are now reports …