Entrepreneurship

5 Tax-Deduction Changes in the Trump Tax Plan You Need to Know About This Tax Year

Deduction changes are coming for meals and entertainment, business automobiles, mortgage interest, alimony and medical expenses.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Given the mass confusion over the new Trump tax plan, small business owners need to get educated <i>now</i> …

Personal Finance

21 Inspiring Quotes From Past and Present African-American Leaders

The words of these 21 individuals will inspire you to do more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Oprah Winfrey to Maya Angelou to Booker T. Washington, African-American leaders and entrepreneurs past and present have made great strides toward creating a better world. …

Black History

He says he was tired of being profiled and stopped by police. So he created this app.

Imagine you’re driving and, behind you, a police officer turns on blue lights. You hear sirens and pull over.<p>You lower your window as the officer …

Taco Bell

27 Must

Scroll through Amazon, and you’ll find thousands of books on business and marketing, all of them vying for your attention—and quite a few of them …

Marketing

'I QUIT': Anti-sugar campaigner Sarah Wilson is bringing the curtain down on her publishing phenomenon

suppliedSarah Wilson<p><b>Journalist Sarah Wilson quit sugar to deal with her own health issues.</b>• <b><br>She wrote an e-book about it with recipes that became a</b> …

Business (Australia)

Start-Up Law:  I’m A Start-up Founder. Can I Pay Employees With Shares?

Bulking up employee salaries with equity is a common method to attract, retain and incentivise top talent.

Business (South Africa)

4 Lessons From a Company That Transitioned to a Virtual Workplace

Virtual workplaces can create big rewards, and you are already using the strategies to achieve it.<p>For some jobs, you must be in a certain place at a certain time. If you're building planes, you must be in the production hanger. But for many, many jobs, if you have an Internet connection, you can …

Employee Engagement

Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?

There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn't matter which you are, so long as you know which you are.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of backgrounds, and with many different …

Business

Amazon Is Taking Over the Stock Market, Too

The online retail giant has accounted for 27% of the S&P 500’s gains this year, followed by Microsoft and Netflix<p>Three technology titans have powered nearly half of the S&P 500’s advance this year, a worrying sign for investors expecting a strengthening economy to lift shares of manufacturers, oil …

Enterprise Tech

Success Isn't about Fancy Titles. Focus on This Instead.

Two brief quotes from two separate friends:<p>Quote #1: "As a hiring manager, Chik-fil-a was always a slam dunk. Everyone I ever hired who had worked …

Taco Bell

6 Lessons From Madam C.J. Walker, America's First Black Self-Made Female Millionaire

Invest in yourself and your community.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>It's not very often that an entrepreneur's influence can still be felt for more than a century, but that is the case for Madam C.J. Walker.<p>Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 in …

Black History

Why You Should Join A Mastermind

One of the hard parts of being an entrepreneur is the psychological weight of being the key decision-maker. Every decision and metric depends on you.<p>Figuring out how to organize your time, stay accountable, and make everything happen without losing your mind is a real challenge. I don’t say this …

This Female Founder Boostrapped Her Business To Over $1 Million In Sales In Less Than One Year

Crystal Etienne grew PantyProp almost exclusively through word-of-mouth marketing.<p>After giving birth to her daughter, Crystal Etienne started experiencing light bladder leakage. She was only in her twenties. "I realized that I had no control over it, which was a very uncomfortable and embarrassing …

Business

Enter The World Of Entrepreneurs With Uprise India 2018

Akash Shukla, Founder of Uprise India 2018 and Business Head of Circle Creation is all set to launch the exceptional Women Entrepreneur Initiative – …

Digital India

What I’ve Learned From Running a Marijuana Dispensary With My Kids

"This is something that we are going to be able to pass down to our children: the morals and values and principles of doing good, clean business in …

Fatherhood

2 Important Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Day Job

How to decide if your need supplemental income while building your business<p>Starting a business without funding can be challenging. Not everyone has the luxury of having a large savings account to fall back on, so taking the leap to self-employment can be financially nerve-racking. I put off …

Business

Daymond John Says You Need to Work in Customer Service

It's not all about you. It's about your audience.<p>Whether you're a marketer or an entrepreneur, your news feed is probably littered with stories about big data - how to get the <i>most</i> data, how to get the <i>best</i> data, how to use data to find out which platforms your audience is using. The list goes on.<p>Big …

Business

Morris Library Offering Business Plan Resources

The tools are free to library members<p><b>From Morris Co:</b> Ever have a fantastic idea for a new business? Need to expand a current one? A business plan can …

Small Business

When a Competitor Abandons the Market, Should You Advance or Retreat?

Companies pay close attention when a competitor drops out of the market, according to new research by Joshua Lev Krieger. Too often, though, they …

Harvard Business School

Women entrepreneurs are innovating in their businesses; it’s time to help them succeed

<i>Clare Beckton is the executive in Residence-CREWW at Carleton University; Andrew Irvine is head of business banking Canada and BMO Partners with the Bank of Montreal; Janice McDonald is the president of The Beacon Agency.</i><p>Today, when we look at who starts and owns businesses, the world looks much …

Business

Brad Keywell's Uptake brings in GE Power executive to help lead the data mining startup

Uptake Technologies is bringing in a former General Electric executive to serve as president of the data analytics startup.<p>Ganesh Bell, who served as chief digital officer at GE Power, starts in his new role at Uptake on Monday, spokeswoman Abby Hunt said. Bell will report to CEO and co-founder …

Business

If You Want to Get a 'Shark Tank' Deal with Daymond John, Make Sure You Do Your Homework

John also looks for partners who willingly admit what they don't know about business.<p>If you're trying to catch a shark, you better know which one you want to hook. For Daymond John, that's one of the most important parts of an entrepreneur's pitch on <i>Shark Tank</i>.<p>The three-time founder--most notably …

Business

4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

What should you expect when looking for a mentor?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We don't teach networking in colleges and universities hardly anywhere in the world -- we didn't when I went to school, and we still don't today. I meet so many entrepreneurs who …

Leadership

autonomous fleet of 'roboats' to occupy amsterdam in bid to solve complex urban problems

feb 21, 2018<p><b>researchers from MIT and partner institutions in the netherlands seek to design and deploy a fleet of autonomous boats on the canals of</b> …

Smart Cities

Young entrepreneurs don't need the additional gamble of Brexit

Investment in the UK has not been hit as yet but, with more funding going to Europe, startups may feel they’d be better off moving to Berlin or Paris<p>When it comes to young entrepreneurs and Brexit, there are upsides and downsides. On one hand, smaller businesses are probably the most equipped to …

Early-stage support for social enterprises lacking in India: PwC Foundation

While there may be many institutions currently present for funding as later-stage support, startups in the social enterprise space sorely lack early …

India

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix's Underserved Entrepreneurs

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and …

JP Morgan Chase

Conservative group’s ad attacks ‘corporate welfare’ deals with Amazon in HQ2 cities

The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the …

Amazon

Issa Asad, Founder of Q Link Wireless - IdeaMensch

You’re only as good as the people around you, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve changed industries over the course of your career – you must keep your …

Business

EDITORIAL: Productivity-driven growth

The problem, though, is that most of the new jobs are in low-productivity service subsectors such as retail trade, hotels and restaurants.

Economics