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I've Raised Close to $2 Million in Crowdfunding Campaigns -- Here Are My Secrets

Follow these seven practical tips to make your campaign a success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have run three crowdfunding campaigns, all with over 1,000 backers per project, totaling close to $2 million in pledges. One of them raised over $1.2 million for a brand …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

8 types of friends you need in your life to be happy

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You're not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup organization discovered something interesting: The vast majority of the time, no one pal offers you everything you need from your relationships.<p>Some of …

Happiness

Before You Quit Your Job To Start a Business, Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

For quite some time, entrepreneurship and running a business has been all the rage. And now, you're thinking about testing the waters.<p>Maybe you already have a full-time job and there's an idea that's been on your mind and you're curious if it will work. You wonder if you should quit your job to try …

Small Business

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

The Remarkable True Story of a “Dividend Millionaire”

Lessons from Hayford Peirce’s 30-year portfolio plan.<p>IN 1995, Hayford Peirce, a science-fiction and mystery writer by avocation, sat down in a …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

How LinkedIn's founder went from studying philosophy at Oxford to building a $26.2 billion company

The teenager who loved Dungeons and Dragons and philosophy is still a fundamental part of Reid Hoffman, one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley.<p>In an interview for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," the billionaire founder of LinkedIn explained that the ability to …

Why Your Success Can Help You Avoid Bill Gates' Biggest Regret | Inc.com

I recently realized that "What would you do if you won the lottery?" is the grown-up, entrepreneur version of the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?". The realization came to me as I was interviewing Spanx founder and the world's youngest female self-made billionaire Sara Blakely on …

Bill Gates

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Winter Fashion

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

This 4-Minute Bedtime Routine Will Help You Sleep Soundly (It Might Even Change Your Life) | Inc.com

I decided to stop cold. I needed to break the cycle. I was getting a little nervous about what's been happening to me lately, and this was a pretty drastic measure.<p>That's right, I have started turning off my Apple iPad at night. I'm here to tell you that leaving the device in my office has worked …

Sleep

Our institutions go hard after welfare cheats, but they privilege the rich

I once stood in the Medicare office and cried to a customer service officer. I’m not an idiot, but filling out government forms is bewildering guess work<p>The release of the Paradise Papers showed that very rich people don’t like parting with their money – even if it’s for a good cause like keeping …

Customer Service

Scientists created a new organic material that generates electricity when stressed

Stressed Material<p>We all get stressed out. But typically, when <i>we</i> stress, we don’t produce electricity. The same can’t be said of a flexible new …

Nanotech

3 Ways to Test Your Next Business Idea | Inc.com

An app to help hospital patients navigate treatment options. Spent coffee grounds repurposed as body scrubs. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Glucagon-injection kits for diabetics. Bluetooth-shoe inserts for foot pain.<p>Since launching a Facebook Live series for young entrepreneurs, I've gotten …

Entrepreneurship

How Long $1 Million Will Last in Retirement in Every State

Anywhere between 12 and 26 years, depending on the state.<p>10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is …

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

‘Everybody gets paralysed by bad news because they feel helpless,” says Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who delivered the landmark Paris climate change agreement. “It is so in our personal lives, in our national lives and in our planetary life.”<p>But it is becoming increasingly clear …

Fossil Fuels

15 Sales Superstars Share Their Best Advice for Closing More Sales | Inc.com

Gathering sales leads isn't easy. Getting in front of decision makers is difficult. But closing the deal? That's the toughest thing of all, and it's what separates good salespeople from great salespeople.<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the world's top experts …

Entrepreneurship

How it became a crime to be poor in America

In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country adopted a set of criminal justice strategies that punish poor people for their poverty. Right now in America, 10 million people, …

Obama Administration

The Personal Finance Books You Need To Get Your Money Under Control

Not everyone is ready, willing, or able to turn to a financial advisor for money advice. Sometimes, you want to begin to explore the topic on your …

3 Things Retirees Can't Afford to Waste Money On

When you're on a fixed income, every dollar counts. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid.<p>Though retirement can be a rewarding period of life, it can also …

As poverty rises, the affluent won’t be able to escape its effects

Rising resentment among the underclass is spilling out from ‘deprived’ areas and threatening to engulf society at large<p>The study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicting a sharp rise in child poverty will provoke the usual, commendable, shrieks of indignation. When news that more children …

Sociology

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

Aisling Bea: ‘My father’s death has given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness’

The comedian’s father killed himself when she was three. She was plagued by the fact he made no mention of her or her sister in the letter he left. Then, 30 years after his death, a box arrived<p>My father died when I was three years old and my sister was three months. For years, we thought he had …

Medicine

Magenta greenhouse glass generates electricity, doesn't bug plants

Greenhouses already tend to be situated in such a way that they receive a lot of sunlight, so why not incorporate solar panels into them? That's just …

Santa Cruz

The latest good advice from Vanguard’s Jack Bogle

International investments, which I have recommended for both stock and bond investors for more than 20 years, are finally getting at least some of …

4 Golden Rules That Can Make You Wealthy | Inc.com

<i>What is the best route (or tips) for a 25-year-old to become financially independent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dandan Zhu, Headhunter, Career Coach, Investor, & Podcaster,</b> …

Retirement

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet businesses …

A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work

In a speck of a village deep in the Finnish countryside, a man gets money for free. Each month, almost €560 (£500) is dropped into his bank account, with no strings attached. The cash is his to use as he wants. Who is his benefactor? The Helsinki government. The prelude to a thriller, perhaps, or …

Universal Basic Income

How to Make $2 Million With Just a Laptop and Phone

Josh Harris uses a proven system to take complete novices from zero to six figures a year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Plenty of gurus promise proven systems for raking in cash. The problem is that most gurus don’t actually produce real results.<p>In 2014, The Oracles …