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This Founder Started a Company in 5 Days--and Just Got Funded on 'Shark Tank'

CoinOut founder Jeff Witten describes his Shark Tank experience and what he wishes he'd known before starting his company.<p>It's always fun to see what happens to my students after they leave class. Jeff Witten started CoinOut four years ago in my Columbia University five-day Lean LaunchPad class. …

Entrepreneurship

How to Give Yourself a Performance Review in Your Home Business

How to Give Yourself a Performance Review in Your Home Business<p>Tips and Steps to Evaluating Your Performance in Running Your Home Business<p>Updated …

Management

Too few stocks rebounding to persuade chart gurus of a sustained rally

As reassuring as the stock market's recovery has been from its February sell-off, not everyone is sleeping comfortably.<p>Take analysts who monitor charts and say a hallmark of past rebounds has gone missing in this one. To wit: While the S&P 500 index has risen in six of seven days and just notched …

Stock Markets

The One Thing That Could Make Or Break Your Small Business

It's not as glamorous as designing your products, developing branding and customer experience strategies, or finding the best people to work for you. If your cash flow isn't right, though, your business won't be either.<p>If you run a small business, you know how critical it is to nail the big things …

Small Business

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. …

Marissa Mayer

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

How to Come Up with Useful Small Business Content Ideas

Seth Godin is often quoted as saying Content Marketing is the only marketing left. The real truth is this. Useful marketing is the only marketing …

Small Business

How to Tell If You Should Be Your Own Boss (or Work for Someone Else)

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone.<p><i>Should I start a business or should I work for a company? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Joanne Gogue, Owner of Joanne's Skin Care, on …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

It’s almost June, everyone, and that means that grill season is upon us! Along with outdoor BBQs and drinking cold beer in the sun, grilling also …

BBQ

Tired of Shallow Work Relationships? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Camaraderie and Foster Community

Psychological safety provides the conditions necessary for engagement and innovation.<p>I love meetings. I know it's not the norm. Like many, there was a time when an Outlook meeting notification used to change my entire attitude for the worse. What changed? I started contributing to the conversation. …

Leadership

Apply These 4 Secret Techniques to Turn Your Blog Visitors into Customers

To blog or not to blog? I get this question from our eCommerce clients all the time. Many of them have tried blogging, but are discouraged because …

Marketing

Before You Start A Business, List Ten Ways You Will Differentiate Yourself

Before you pursue a project that you believe is unique, entrepreneur Johnny Earle suggests writing down a list of 10 ways in which what you're doing …

Small Business

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

Mental Health

Many ICOs are ‘complete scams,’ Benchmark’s Sarah Tavel says

However, Tavel still believes cryptocurrencies will be a big deal going forward.<p>As the resident cryptocurrency believer at venture capital firm Benchmark, Sarah Tavel says digital coins like bitcoin are “not the internet, yet” — in other words, they’ll be a big deal, eventually.<p>Just like the …

Cryptocurrency

Becoming an Entrepreneur Is Easy but Succeeding as an Entrepreneur Is Not

An internet business that attracts customers and sells products is a lot more work that having a website.<p>Founder and CEO of Kivo Media Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is an impressive word, a word filled with optimism and the prospect of joy and …

Entrepreneurship

US Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.<p>Bipartisan momentum is growing in the …

Cryptocurrency

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Leadership

Why a millionaire poker player quit gambling to become an intern at a tech startup in London

If you were to choose which hobby to pursue to get into technology startups, chances are gambling wouldn't be your first choice. But Ludovic "Ludo" Lacay made a career as a professional poker player, became a millionaire in the process, and then used his poker skills to join a London startup as an …

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

Leadership

Lose 10 Pounds in Two Weeks With Our Low-Carb Detox Diet

Over the years, we’ve met lots of inspiring weight loss success stories. But we’ve met a lot of diet dropouts, too. “The dieters who keep quitting …

Nutrition

7 Extinction Level Events That Could End Life as We Know It

If you've watched the movies "2012" or "Armageddon" or read "On the Beach," you know about some of the threats that could end life as we know it. The …

Earth Science

Don't Have a Product? Renting Your Expertise Could Make You Millions -- Here is How

Renting your expertise to high profile individuals, celebrities & corporations could be your way to millions<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from running an …

Small Business

The Story Funnel-Matrix: Create Better Content With This Simple Diagram

Tell someone to write a poem, and chances are they’ll freeze up. Tell someone to write a haiku, however, and we bet they’ll bang one out in less than …

Small Business

Operational Planning & Functions in Business

The term "Operations" is a small word that refers to your total business process. The three main types of operations planning are startup operations …

Small Business

How to make yourself poop: 7 natural remedies

• Natural remedies<br>• Constipation<br>• Diet tips<br>• When to see a doctor<br>• Outlook<p>Sometimes it can be difficult to have a bowel movement. We discover some of the …

Wellness

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

The best books for entrepreneurs beginning their journey

Five founders share the tomes that inspired them to business success.<p>Emma Sinclair, co-founder, Enterprise Alumni<p>One of my favourite books is <i>The Man Who Planted Trees</i> by Jean Giono, which recounts the proverb of an old shepherd who spent his life pushing acorns into the soil of the hills that …

Entrepreneurship

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

If you want your child to become an entrepreneur one day, here's what science suggests.<p>Nature versus nurture is one of the oldest debates that exists. Are we born talented or do we acquire skill purely through practice? Is entrepreneurship something that we come across in life, or are some people …

Entrepreneurship

The Secrets to Scaling a Services Businesses (Hint: Think Like a Product Business)

Service-based businesses are notoriously hard to scale. These three steps will make it easier and accelerate the process.<p>Service-based businesses are tough to scale. Whether you're an architecture firm, consulting agency, technical service provider, or you're in the business of home health care, …

Business Strategy

Earn Passive Income By Starting A Side Hustle

This course teaches strategies for making a side gig as cost-effective and time-efficient as possible.<p>If you love your day job and just need a little …

Small Business