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How To Create A 1 Page Business Plan In 20 Minutes

Use A Lean Canvas Template<p>Before product/market fit there is problem/solution fit. Some of the first steps many failed startups neglected to follow …

5 Ways to Help Kids (and Even Adults) Understand Blockchain

The suggestions include getting them a wallet, learning through programming and attending conferences.<p>While the crypto boom of this past year brought a significant amount of attention to blockchain, there is much more to the technology than hype and hysteria. In the simplest terms, a blockchain …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

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This 1 Celebrity Technique Makes You Instantly More Interesting to Hiring Managers

Share this about yourself to make a better first impression.<p>In my industry, reputation management is a hot topic these days. It used to be only the C-suite needed to worry about their public persona. However, thanks to social media, now we all must consider how we're perceived in the business …

Why Asking This 1 Question Will Get You a Job Much Faster

Finding a new job will be faster and easier when you take this important first step.<p>Hillary spent seven months in 2017 looking for a job. She didn't get any interviews. She was convinced there was something wrong with her. Her career confidence dwindled. I don't blame her for feeling this way. The …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

5 Things Top Consultants Will Do to Push Your Company Toward Greatness

Higher level consultants look past the problem itself.<p><i>How can I begin to train and exercise my mind to think like a consultant at a top level firm? 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</b> …

Want to Escape Meeting Hell? Three Rules For Shorter, Better, Higher-Impact Meetings

Meetings can take up a lot of your time. But you can learn how to optimize these moments.<p>Whether we're coming together at work or at home, or on behalf of boards, non-profits or clubs, we can all relate to the drudgery of meeting overload. Oftentimes it's less the meeting that's the problem than …

This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest Way to Give Up Multitasking

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups AttentionThe post This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest …

Project Management

Q&A: CakeResume, Creating the Interactive Resumes of the Future

Creating a resume is a process most people need to go through when looking for a job. Amid a sea of resume tools available on the internet, CakeResume allows users to easily build a more interactive online resume, or an “online personal brand,” as founder Trantor Liu (劉君羿) calls it.<p>The drag and …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

No CS degree? No problem, you can still build a mobile app with Semble

The world of app development may have once been a closed ecosystem, but now, you don’t have to have a computer science degree in order to create a …

Here’s how to cook seriously good barbecue on a simple charcoal grill

By Jim Shahin<p>, Columnist, Food<p>For many years, I owned an offset smoker, and as a hard-core barbecue enthusiast I insisted on it as an absolute necessity for low-and-slow cooking. Having a firebox to the side, not under, the meats means you can more easily keep the heat gentle — and replace coals …

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The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

5 Cheap Startup Tools for Businesses on a Shoestring Budget

Founding a startup today is a lot more doable than it has been over the past decade. It still isn’t cheap, though, especially if you want to build …

How to Create Passive Income Using Your Expertise

Across the world, entrepreneurs are rushing online in an attempt to make money. It’s the new gold rush, and many are packing their bags and heading …

Small Business

A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan

While my business coaching company, Maui Mastermind, primarily focuses on helping existing businesses in the $1-25 million sales per year range successfully and increase owner independence, I do get asked about the best way to structure a startup's business plan.<p>So I wanted to share with you what I …

How to be an Apple Genius: fix any Mac or iOS problem in seconds

By T3 Online<p>Macs and iOS devices run smoothly and efficiently, but nothing lasts forever and over time you will run into problems. Bloated apps, …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

30 Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

<b>Infographics are one of the best ways to present data</b> without making your audience yawn with boredom. There are a lot of people who have impressive …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

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Five Signs Your Boss Is Incompetent

One of the most broken aspects of our broken workplace structure is that we all feel judged at work, almost all the time.<p>We can’t relax because we feel that someone is looking down on us, evaluating us or timing us. It is somebody’s job to make sure we’re doing a good job. We are always under the …

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

<i>Certain daily habits can add up over time to help your business grow.</i><p>Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively over the course of months …

Entrepreneurship

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

20 tools to help you craft irresistible infographics

Imagine helping people digest 1,000 words' worth of information in a few seconds.<p>Readers want quick access to information, and infographics are a …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …

How to install an HD antenna for free TV

A TV antenna used to mean spindly pairs of telescoping metal rods (“rabbit ears”) that required clever positioning, maybe a little aluminum foil, and …

Antenna

How to Play a Power Charging Sound Effect in OS X When a MacBook is Plugged in (Like iOS)

When you connect a power source to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or MacBook, a familiar charging chime sound will trigger from the device, indicating …

Operating Systems

My New $156 Startup

In November 2014 I made the decision to get started on bringing my fourth major new web app to life. However, prior to tackling what would become my …

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