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Here's What Happened When a 7-Year-Old Girl Applied to Google

No, she didn't get a job. She got something that's probably a lot better.<p>Maybe you feel like you're stuck in a dead end job, or working at something that feels temporary at best, while you try to figure out what you really want in your professional life.<p>Perhaps you worry that even if you did figure …

Employment

Infographic: Paul Graham explains startups in 13 sentences

Graham, Co-founder of Y Combinator, has funded more than 550 startups including Dropbox, Airbnb and Reddit

Here are the 34 companies that presented at 500 Startups’ Batch 14 demo day

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — At venture firm and startup accelerator program 500 Startups‘ latest Demo Day, 34 early-stage and 9 post-seed companies presented in front of investors for a chance to receive the funding to get them to their next milestone.<p>To start things off, self-described “Sith Lord” …

18 best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing

When you have launched a startup or prototype, one of the most important strategies to prove is your business concept and gaining early user traction. If you’re like most startup founders, you don’t have much money, nor do you have enough money to hire a PR agency. However, to become a great …

I had two competing startups do my laundry — here's who won

Normally, I just carry my dirty clothes to the nearby laundromat and sit with it for two hours to make sure it doesn't get stolen. It's not fun, but it's my only option.<p>With my laundromat closed for renovations, I decided to send my clothes off to Washio and Rinse, two competing laundry startups …

Indonesia’s YesBoss locks in seed funding round led by 500 Startups

YesBoss teamIndonesia’s on-demand virtual assistant startup YesBoss announced today it secured a “mid-six-figure” seed funding round led by 500 …

Heidi Grant Halvorson: Why No One Understands You (and What To Do About It)

About this presentation Ever get the feeling you and a client or colleague are just talking past one another? Miscommunication and misunderstandings …

Best Project Management Tools for Startups

Reviews<p>We use Trello internally, but I’ve used Basecamp with external freelancers or things on the ...<p>Rachel Cohen<p>Co-founder & CEO - Snowe<p>Stacklist …

Project Management

The startups: ‘We need a presence in Silicon Valley, that’s the way it is’

Photograph: Will Whipple/Observer<p>The Patrolo team at TechCrunch Disrupt.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/1/1443701863199/12944b01-aeaa-4c35-bf5d-f6e9c71026b5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Will Whipple/Observer<p>The Patrolo team at TechCrunch …

Here’s the No. 1 Biggest Reason Why Some Startups Succeed (and Most Others Fail)

Hint--it's not about the money.<p>What's the biggest factor separating successful new ventures from the vast majority that fail?<p>Recently, one of my colleagues pointed me toward a TED talk given by Bill Gross, an inveterate entrepreneur who also started Idealab. Gross analyzed 200 companies--half of …

Startups

14 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

Infographic: How to Make More Money Freelancing

With well over 53 million freelancers in the US alone, more and more professionals are opting to take their valuable skills and leave the daily grind …

20 Tips That Will Guarantee Your Company Lasts 20 Years

Follow this advice to boost your startup's staying power.<p>My firm celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Sunday. Considering the average startup lasts three years, we've obviously done something right.<p>Here are my 20 tips to guarantee your firm will survive for two decades (and, hopefully, a lot …

Business Strategy

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself

Sometimes it's better to promote others than simply promoting yourself<p>The plethora of social media outlets sure makes it easy to toot your horn these days. And most of us have done it--including me.<p>You’ve seen the tweets and posts. <i>“Just got off a quick call with Richard Branson; he said he loved my</i> …

Marketing

6 Top Motivations That Drive The Best Entrepreneurs

In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. Everyone seems to espouse extrinsic motivations, such as getting rich, having power, and fulfilling parent dreams, when in fact a focus on satisfying …

8 Innovative Companies to Watch Out For

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world of business right now. From innovations in team-communication tools and hiring solutions to customized employee benefits and civil-rights movements, you don't have to do …

Eric Garner

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So …

Comic Strips

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

Mindfulness

What Kind of Shape is the On-Demand Economy In?

And as of late, none of them have been able to escape negative headlines:<p>Now that the On-Demand economy has secured its place in the conversation …

7 Characteristics of the Backside of Leadership

One critical part of leadership is what I like to call the “backside of leadership.”It’s the part that is unseen. Or unknown at the time. It’s the …

5 Secrets to Starting a Successful Company on a Shoestring

Maybe you don't need VC funding after all.<p>How much money do you need to start a successful company? It might be less than you think. Some smart entrepreneurs are bypassing the whole venture capital world with its alphabet rounds of funding, opting instead to get their companies going on a …

Startups

5 Key Elements That Make Startups Successful

Stepping out into the world of business is an exciting prospect. However, the overload of information to take in as a new startup can be …

Small Business

6 skills that all extraordinary entrepreneurs have

The Creator’s Code is based on interviews with 200 entrepreneurs who have started companies that generate more than $100 million in annual revenue or …

17 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Fathers and Success

With Father's Day almost here, these quotes will inspire you and help you reflect on what dads can do to help their kids succeed in life.<p>A year or so ago, I wrote one of my favorite columns: "17 Daily Habits My Dad Insists Will Make You Happier and More Successful." As you might guess, it was …

Parenting

Case Study: Can Retailers Win Back Shoppers Who Browse then Buy Online?

Mattias Mackler<p>Bertice Jenson couldn’t believe how shameless they were. Right in front of her in the Benjy’s superstore in Oklahoma City, a young couple pointed a smartphone at a Samsung 50-inch Ultra HD TV and then used an app to find an online price for it. They did the same for a Sony and an LG …

eCommerce

How to Be the Kind of Influential Leader That You Would Like to Follow

Are you the kind of leader that you would like to follow? If not, then you've got some work to do.<p>Leadership is not about titles. Leadership doesn't necessarily imply having a position at the highest executive level within a company, or being the boss. There are any many types of leadership, and …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Strength as a Leader Right Now

Why typical efforts for leadership improvement are a waste of time.<p>Stop wasting retreats, team building, and personal development on the latest idea that puts a label on your head about the type of leader/communicator/decision maker that you are. Such endeavors have as much impact on business …

Team Building

Five management mistakes almost every new entrepreneur makes

Many people seek entrepreneurship because it allows them to be the boss. You get to make all the business decisions, from general company strategy and positioning to the management of your human resources. It's an appealing position on paper, but in practice, managing people is far more challenging …