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How do the world’s leading entrepreneurs spot opportunities?

Jack Ma was an English teacher of modest means. He had little business experience and few connections in the Chinese government. Yet he launched an …

Tesla

On-Demand Parking Startup ZIRX Gets Funding From BMW’s Venture Arm, Eyes Integration In BMW Cars

On any given day in downtown San Francisco, you’re bound to see people zipping around on push scooters, wearing either blue jackets or yellow shirts. Their jobs are basically the same, which is to provide on-demand parking services, but they work for one of two competitive startups: Luxe or ZIRX …

Startups

What every 20-something should do now to be more successful

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO and founder of Mediakix.com, on Quora.</i><p><b>Read</b> <b>ferociously</b> (everything you can get your hands on). Join a book club. Imbibe …

Self-improvement
Marketing

The head of Silicon Valley's most intense startup factory shares how founders can double their chance of success

A lot of founders get so caught up in the startup lifestyle that they forget to build their product. It's a lesson that applies to all startups, Y Combinator or otherwise.<p>During the three months of the Y Combinator program, Altman writes, the companies grow nicely. Y Combinator has fostered …

Startups

9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …

Employment

6 Smart Techniques to Connect With Influential People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The oft-quoted Jim Rohn adage that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with has been found to be pretty accurate. Successful people tend to hang out with a bunch of other successful people. That’s not so much …

Success

Happiness & the Investment Hierarchy

<i>Today we have a guest post from our friend Mark of Bare Budget Guy. Enjoy!</i>If you are like most people, just hearing the word “investing” makes you …

Retirement

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Entrepreneurship

How to Nail a Sales Presentation

<i>In their book</i> Start Your Own Busines<i>s, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer some strategies you can use to improve</i> …

Chamber of Commerce

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

Management

Lists of Market Wisdom

Over the decades I have collected lists of rules, guidelines, steps, etc. written by various individuals for various reasons. Most of them were …

29 Favorite Business Tech Tools of Entrepreneurs in 2015 | Inc.com

These days it seems like there's a better way to do almost anything. Whether you're sharing documents and pictures, managing email, or even updating your Facebook and Twitter accounts, chances are there's a way you could do it more efficiently. This capability, of course, is largely due to …

Small Business
Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator shows it’s time to unload stocks, buy bonds

Lucky number seven? We’ll see. That’s how many sessions in a row the Dow industrials have closed in the red. We haven’t witnessed a dry streak like …

Stock Markets

The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Every New Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time.<p>While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others. Read on to learn five of the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make so you can <i>act</i> now, …

Small Business

Killer Tools to Launch and Build Your Startup

If you want to have your own startup, you are going to need to do a lot of hard work to get it running and make it profitable. While you may think …

Infographics

5 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

While books, articles, and workshops are all great places to gain knowledge and insight, sometimes you just need to sit back and watch something inspiring and informative on Netflix.<p>If you are anything like me, you're always looking for ways to become a better and more efficient entrepreneur. While …

Thought Leadership

5 Books That Will Make You So Much Better at Marketing Yourself or Your Brand | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Over the years, I’ve gone through bookshelves’ worth of marketing and PR books. After a few dozen, some of the books’ messages begin to blend together, but there are five I’ve read that …

Marketing

This is the Most Important Site For Entrepreneurs Today | Inc.com

If you're an entrepreneur and haven't heard of Product Hunt yet, it's time you get out from behind your desk and take notice of what's happening in the world.<p>I'd argue that Product Hunt is one of the most impactful sites for entrepreneurs today, granted it's suited for online entrepreneurs vs. …

Startups

7 money moves smart graduates make in their first year after college

A college student’s life can be full of challenges, from the academic (hello, senior thesis) to the everyday (loads of laundry to do without parental …

Personal Finance

4 Reasons Why You'll Never Be a Millionaire, and How You Can Change That

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Relaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.”<p>It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. …

Personal Finance

65 Presentations on Startups

These presentations on startups offer invaluable information for entrepreneurs looking to start a business. From practical tips to social business …

Autonomous cars will destroy millions of jobs and reshape the US economy by 2025

Most people—experts included—seem to think that the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades, and that large hurdles exist for widespread adoption. I believe that this is significant underestimation.<p>Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near …

Autonomous Cars

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.63% BRK.B, +0.37% …

Investing

How To Trade Like Stan Druckenmiller, George Soros And Jim Rogers

The first thing I heard when I got in the business, not from my mentor, was bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered. I’m here to …

Investing
Entrepreneurship

Tony Robbins: How to invest wisely, even if you're wrong 80% of the time

What are the qualities of an ideal portfolio? Is there a way to guarantee success?<p>Here’s the truth. There’s never going to be a time where you can …

Investing