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Futuristic Inventions You Won't Believe Actually Exist!
Bionic eyes, hoverboards, cloning, product replicators -- these incredible sci-fi inventions actually exist! Learn about the companies making them happen.

5 Secrets for Effective Social Media Management
How do you use social media to promote your business without tearing out your hair? Here are five tips on doing just that.

Make Money Online (Without Spending a Dime)
Making money online used to be difficult. However, in today's digital age, with the right business idea and enough skills, it's never been easier.

Writing a Business Plan - Financial Projections
Although investors want to see cold, hard numbers, it is tough to predict your financial performance three years down the road.

Making Money Online
How to choose and validate an online business idea -- before you waste time, money or effort on it.

Bio of Henry Ford Of Ford Motor Co
Henry Ford, founder of Ford, contributed his innovations in assembly-line techniques and the introduction of standardized interchangeable parts.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Social Media
This is the entrepreneur's ultimate guide to social media: how to develop a social media strategy, make money online with a blog, learn Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram and more!

37 Powerful Ways for Entrepreneurs to Be More Creative
It's difficult to stay creative, especially for entrepreneurs who constantly need to shift gears. Here are my activities to help you be more creative.

The Psychology of Making Your Customers Want You
Let's examine the psychology behind getting your customers and clients to want you. There's an art and science to selling yourself and your business.

Millennials and Money: How Acorns Makes Shopping Investing
In today's interview with Acorns CEO, Jeff Cruttenden, we talk about how the company reaches millennials and helps them turn shopping into investing.

8 Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs
If you can learn how to master these 8 traits in business, you're well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

How to Make Money With an Amazon.com Affiliate Site
Here's the hype-free way to really make money with an Amazon associate site. And it'll only take a day to make the site. The secret? Read on.

Secretary of State Office Websites for All U.S. States
The links and phone numbers for U.S. Secretary of State offices for each state and territory. You'll contact them for establishing your business.

Ingvar Kamprad: IKEA Founder Entrepreneur Profile
Take a look inside the life and rise of IKEA founder and entrepreneur, Ingvar Kamprad, now regarded as one of the wealthiest people in the world.

A Concise Biography of Donald Trump
Donald Trump has a long list of accomplishments in commercial real estate development, finance, entertainment and, more recently, in politics.

Oprah Winfrey's Broadcaster and Entrepreneur Profile
Meet Oprah Winfrey, the entrepreneur, and TV star and learn about her history along with her admirable accomplishments, including her philanthropy.

Simon Cowell's Many Accomplishments in Entertainment
Simon Cowell is best known as the obnoxious judge on American Idol, but his career decisions have been consistently successful in a variety of venues.

Choosing a Location for Your Business: What to Consider
When choosing the location for your business, you must consider whether your location is important to your customers, employees, and even investors

Ten Tips for Getting Started from Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki talks about his book, The Art of the Start, and how entrepreneurs can use its lessons to grow their businesses.

More Tips from Art of the Start
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Calculating the Costs of a Startup Company
Whether you've already secured funding or trying to figure out what it will take to get started, an accurate estimate of costs is necessary to predict financial performance.

Isometric Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk
Are you a desk-bound entrepreneur? If so, then you have to get a little extra exercise to make up for the fact that you're sitting all day.

Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Network Marketers
In 2000, 55% of American adults reported having, at some time, purchased goods or services from a direct selling representative. Although the industry has a high turnover rate among reps, the practices of those who are successful at it provide lessons for all of us, regardless of our business. See what the top network marketers can teach you about your business.

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Direct Mail Ideas to Boost Your Response
A lot of direct mail pieces get thrown straight in the trash. Making yours stand out in the right way can help to improve your response rate.

How to Get Consulting Clients
Professional consultants are among the highest paid workers, earning more than many doctors and lawyers. This is how to get consulting clients.

The New Business Owner's Guide to Pricing Strategy
One of the most difficult, yet important, issues an entrepreneur must decide is how much to charge for his product or service. While there is no one single right way to determine your pricing strategy, fortunately there are some guidelines that will help you with your decision.

Four Pricing Methods: Calculating How Much To Charge
One of the most difficult, yet important, issues an entrepreneur must decide is how much to charge for his product or service. Here are some methods. Page 2.

Working from Home? Here's How to Stay Motivated
One of the biggest challenges you'll face when working from home is motivation. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated.

Six Steps to Increase Profits for a Small Business
Businesses are losing profits because they're not paying enough attention to management techniques. Here's how to cut costs while increasing profits.

Essential Rules for Making Employees More Productive
Ten rules about how managers can lead people in the workplace to better performance and healthier lives.

10 Businesses You Can Start for Under $20
Whether you're starting a side business, a student, or a homemaker looking for extra cash, take a look at 10 businesses you can start with $20!

10 Small Businesses You Can Start for Under $20
Whether you're starting a side business, a student, or a homemaker looking for extra cash, take a look at 10 businesses you can start with $20! Page 2.

Elements of Successful, Profitable Websites
By capturing your visitor's names and growing your list of emails, you are building a relationship. These are elements of profitable websites.

Good Networking Questions to Stand Out
Networking is less about meeting new people than having them remember you after the fact. Here are good networking questions to stand out.

Cash (Flow) Really Is King
Simply put, it doesn't matter how much money is coming in the future if you don't have enough money to get from here to there.

How to Interpret a Financial Statement
Learn how to interpret a company's financial statement including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, using a sample report.

How Do Joint Ventures Work?
Depending on what you want from your business and how fast you want to get there, joining forces to create a more powerful presence in your market may be an attractive option. Joint ventures can help you grow the amount of business you do and the size of the projects you take on without growing the actual size of your business.

Joint Venturing 101 - Should I start a joint venture?
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Joint Venturing 101 - What are my chances of success?
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Joint Venturing 101 - Risks and Legal Implications
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Time is Money: How Much is Your Time Worth in Business?
Time is money. It's a cliche that we all know and understand, but to what extent do you really apply it in your business? How much is your time worth?

What Warren Buffett Looks for in a Company
What's the number-one attribute Warren Buffet, arguably one of the most successful investors in the world, looks for in a company?

Writing a Business Plan: Concept and Value Proposition
Learn how to write the most critical elements of a business plan. From concept to value proposition, you need to focus on benefits for your customer.

The Business Plan: Not Just a Blueprint
Business planning is a vital component of starting and growing a successful enterprise. Many different templates and variations of business plans exist, so you must choose the right one for your purpose and your enterprise. Having a business and knowing what to do with it are very separate issues and creating a well-executed business plan for the right reasons will enhance the odds that your venture will be one of the ones to succeed.

Writing a Business Plan - Planning Your Exit Strategy
It may seem odd to develop a strategy this soon to leave your business, but potential investors will want to know your long-term plans.

Writing a Business Plan - Implementation Plan
This is the portion of the business plan where you’ll clarify objectives, assign tasks with deadlines, and chart your progress in reaching goals.

Writing an Operational Strategy Business Plan
A business plan should include an assessment of your production and operations strategy. Operations have a steep learning curve, but many successful companies, such as Wal-Mart, have grown by leveraging their operational infrastructure.

Writing a Business Plan: Resource Planning
Identifying business resources you will bring to the venture and those you’ll need to acquire in order to start operating is crucial in a business plan.

Getting a Business Line of Credit to Manage Cash Flow
Lines of credit accommodate the seasonal credit demands of your business along with ups and downs in your cash flow.

Startup Financing - Small Business Funding
We'd all love to have a few million to start our business, but the reality is that for most entrepreneurs, you have to prove your concept first.

Choosing a Business to Start
The traditional approach has been to research the market, identify a need, and create a business to fill it. Read more about choosing a business.

Keeping Up With Technology: Four Steps and Resources
To compete in today's business world, understand the technology you have, keep abreast of new technology and understand how it may help you.

Outsourcing Tips for Success
One strategy that can help you save time, money and frustration as you start and build your business is to outsource. Here are outsourcing tips.

Writing a Business Plan - Step-by-Step Outline
A complete business plan outline, with an article for each section to guide you through the process:

[Report] Small Business Optimism Falling in the US
Capital One's Head of Small Business Banking, Keri Gohman, shares her findings on the falling optimism amongst small business owners in the US.

Six Ways To Market Your Business on a Shoestring Budget
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From Baseball to Entrepreneurship: Derek Jeter Launches The Players' Tribune
Can Derek Jeter's sports media venture, the Players' Tribune, succeed in a competitive sports media landscape? With these tips, you bet!

Firing Up a Mobile Pizza Business
After working in his family's plumbing business, an entrepreneur starts a mobile pizza truck business focusing on the Long Island catering market.

7 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
A business communications coach studies former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, to uncover his biggest secrets to innovation and staying ahead of the game.

Businesses You Can Start with Less Than $100
Ideas for low-cost businesses you can start quickly.

How Mompreneurs Make Money From Home
From blogging to freelance writing to affiliate marketing to call center work, these are some of the best jobs for moms to make money from home.

How to Escape the Rat Race in 2015
You've got the itch. You want to quit your job. You know you'd do great as your own boss. But how...and when? Don't worry -- millions of Americans have successfully made the transition from 9-to-5 to the world of entrepreneurship, and they are out there with lessons to help show you the way.

Crash Course in Entrepreneurship
You want to start your own business, but you don't have a lot of time. No worries -- here's a crash course in just the bare-bones essentials.

Best Free Marketing Techniques To Get Your Business Noticed
Want to make an impact for your business but don't have a lot of marketing dollars? Read on for some of our favorite low-cost marketing techniques.

How One Man Made $80,000 From His Expertise
Sean McCabe turned his passion into profit -- here are 5 lessons from his successful launch.

Tips for Delegating
Too much on your plate? Maybe it's time to delegate. From systems to tools to ideas, here are some ways to accomplish more.

How to Come Up With a Great Business Idea
Where do great business ideas come from? Here's a few starting places to come up with the business idea of your dreams.

Business Lessons From Empire
The hit show Empire has a number of valuable lessons for business embedded within its dramatic story arc -- here are five of them.

Passive Income Resources: Inspiring Examples of Making Money Online
Essential information on setting up an online business to generate passive income with inspiring tips from those who have done it successfully!

How Do You Start a Blog?
Considering starting a blog to market your efforts and win new customers? Consider the following in order to set yourself up for success.

Black History Month: A Salute to Contemporary Black Entrepreneurs
February is Black History Month, a prime time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In that spirit, here are five inspiring contemporary black entrepreneurs.

Top Franchise Opportunities
So you want to open a franchise -- here are some of the top opportunities in hospitality, food, retail and more.

The Ultimate Productivity Tip for Entrepreneurs: Focus
Why specializing and focusing on only what you do best, while outsourcing the rest, will help you become the most successful entrepreneur in your space.

11 iPad Hacks You Must Try
Recent updates to Apple's operating system iOS 8 have plenty of great features that you can take advantage of right now. Here are a few tricks to make sure you're making the most of your iPad.

Famous Entrepreneurs Who Started Late in Life
Think you have to be young to start a business? Think again as the stories of Martha Stewart, Justine Bateman, Reid Hoffman and Colonel Sanders prove.

Tools for Creating Better Habits
Making New Year's resolutions? Here are 7 of the best tips and strategies for making this year the best one yet through better habits!

Business Naming Essentials
Worrying about lawsuits, bad press, SEO, even whether or not the Instagram handle is available -- just a few of the things you need to worry about when naming your business.

4 Funding Success Stories From Real Entrepreneurs
How will you fund your business? Read about four difference approaches from successful entrepreneurs.

Best Entrepreneur Websites
The entrepreneur's essential reading list on passive income, startups and technology, starting a small business, marketing and podcasting.

Next Steps When You Have a Great Idea For a Business
You've got a great idea for a business. Now how do you get started? From finding the right strategic alliances to business planning to fundraising.

Howard Hughes: Aviator, Innovator, Billionaire
Howard Hughes was once the most talked-about entrepreneur in the world. Legendary for both his bold business tactics and his outlandish personal life.

7 Words You Need to Eliminate to Be Successful
If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, start by eliminating these words and phrases that'll cause you more harm than good.

Why Perfectionism Is an Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy
If you want to be happy, successful, and accomplished in life, you need to ditch your perfectionism right now. Here's why perfectionism won't help.

Why Entrepreneurial Burnout Is a Real Concern
As an entrepreneur, there's a real risk of burning out and finding yourself in a state where you don't create your best work. Here's how to avoid it.

Problems With Network Marketing and MLM
In many circles, you might as well declare yourself a leper as admit to being in network marketing. So what's the problem?

Passive Income: How to Earn More and Work Less
Do you want to be able to take time off whenever you want to, without worrying about what's going to happen to your business?

15 Businesses You Can Start While Keeping Your Day Job
Starting a side business while keeping your day job can be incredibly rewarding. Here are 15 of the best businesses you can start while working.

15 Businesses You Can Start While Keeping Your Day Job
Starting a side business while keeping your day job can be incredibly rewarding. Here are 15 of the best businesses you can start while working.

12 Low Cost Business Ideas You Can Launch This Weekend
Launching a business on a budget isn't easy. Get started with these 12 low-cost​ business ideas you can start quickly and affordably.

19 Things To Learn From a 30-Year-Old Multimillionaire
Ryan Allis, founder of iContact, produced a 1,248 slide PowerPoint deck about his life learnings and business. These are the gems.

19 Things To Learn From a 30-Year-Old Multimillionaire
Ryan Allis, founder of iContact, produced a 1,248 slide PowerPoint deck about his life learnings and business. These are the gems.

5 Ways to Use Your Skills and Start a Side Business
These are the five easiest ways to use your existing skills, to launch a profitable side business.

7 Steps to Starting Your Own Business
Increasing numbers of people are coming to realize that corporate America has changed. If you are among them, here are seven key steps to starting your own business.

Year-End Small Business Tax Planning Tips
A CPA offers advice on how to make the best decisions for small business tax planning at the end of the year.

6 Practical Steps to Starting a Home-Based Business
If you want to start a home-based business, you need to treat it just as seriously as any business endeavor. Here are six steps to getting started.

Writing a Business Plan: Company History
The business plan background, which follows the executive summary, should detail your company's history, tell who you are, and why you're qualified.

Sole Proprietorship Vs. LLC Vs. Corporation
What business structure makes sense for you: sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation or something else? Start here with some definition.

Business Plan Essentials: Question Key Assumptions
Question key assumptions and ask yourself the tough questions when writing your business plan, to make sure you're creating a company that'll succeed.

The Action Method
We're looking at popular productivity systems and why entrepreneurs favor them in this series. In this installment, we explore the Action Method.

How to Pivot: Lessons in Reinvention from Successful Startups
For startups, the concept of the

5 of Our Favorite Ways to Make Money From Home
From affiliate marketing to information products to blogging, here are a number of ideas on making money online from home.

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently
While each entrepreneurial success story is different, certain qualities separate great business ideas from the thousands that try and fail.

Before You Apply for a Business Loan
A bank or government agency (such as the U.S. Small Business Administration) are two common sources of funding for your startup venture.

Debt Financing - Pros and Cons for Business Owners
Debt is borrowing money from an outside source with the promise to return the principal, in addition to an agreed-upon level of interest.

Private Equity Due Diligence Checklist
When getting funded, the due diligence process can be excruciating for the business. But if you know what to expect, it will be far less painful. Venture capitalist Ziad Abdelnour of Blackhawk Partners recently sent the following letter out to his list explaining their due diligence process in more detail. While each investment group may have its own variations, this offers tremendous insight from an investor's perspective.

Equity Financing - Is It Right for Your Small Business?
With equity financing, instead of spending cash on loan repayments, you can use the infusion from equity investors to grow your business.

Business Legal Organizational Structures
This article describes the differences among the six basic business organizational structures used by for-profit businesses in the United States.

Doing Business As (DBA) a Fictitious Business Name
A fictitious business name, assumed name, or DBA (short for

Quotations From Famous Entrepreneurs
Looking for some inspiration? See what some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs have to say about entrepreneurship.

6 Ways to Make Money During the Summer
If you're a recent graduate, a teacher or student off for the summer, or anyone looking for some cash, summer's a great time to start a business.

What Is a Business Mentor? And Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have One
Your friends and family, the Web, periodicals, and even casual acquaintances can provide you with a steady daily flow of information regarding news, industry developments, and opportunities. Industry analysts, consultants, employees, and good networking contacts can share their expert knowledge with you regarding particular situations and needs you may encounter. But only a mentor can truly share wisdom with you on an ongoing basis.

Creating a Successful Strategic Plan
The Ten-Step, One-Day Strategic Plan

How to Do Breakeven Analysis
If you can accurately forecast your costs and sales, conducting a breakeven analysis is a matter of simple math.

Writing a Business Plan: Management and Human Resources
Your business plan should include a description of your organizational structure, including your management and human resources capabilities.

Try Outsourcing E-commerce Order Fulfillment
When your e-commerce business grows to the point where you can no longer package and ship the orders yourself, it's time to consider outsourcing your order fulfillment.

Choosing an E-commerce Order Fulfillment Service
When your e-commerce business grows to the point where you can no longer package and ship the orders yourself, it's time to begin outsourcing your order fulfillment. Although all order fulfillment centers offer the same basic services, their individual methods and costs will help you choose one over the other. When selecting an order fulfillment service, keep the following in mind. Page 2.

Three Ways to Grow Your Business
Despite all of the latest and greatest concepts vying for your attention, the fact is, there are only three ways to expand a business.

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How To Create a Great Business Name
A great business name is the beginning of a great brand. Here's a quick how-to on creating one and making sure it's not already used.

How to Start a Business While You're Still Employed
It'll be difficult to start a business while you're still employed at your full-time job. Follow these do's and don'ts to start out on the right track.

What to Do With a Great Business or Product Idea
We are a nation of inventors, so there's a good chance--well, a chance anyway--that you might come up with the Next Big Thing. If you do, then what?

Using a Private Mailbox for Your Home Office
If you have a home office, you may want to consider using a private mailbox. Having a private mailbox provider offers additional advantages for small business.

Steps to Starting a Limited Liability Company
Setting up an LLC is a relatively simple, quick process. It's become the most popular legal structure for small businesses wishing to incorporate.

How to Make Money Online With a 'Muse Business' Idea
Dream of creating a strong source of passive income? A look inside a successful muse business inspired by Tim Ferriss's book The Four Hour Work Week.

Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing
How to make money online by building a successful affiliate marketing business, including tips on choosing products and building an audience.

Growing Pains in Small Business
When an organization has not been fully successful in developing the internal systems it needs at a given stage of growth, it begins to experience

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Home Caregiver as a Business Startup Idea
Home Caregivers are among the US Labor Department's list of fastest growing jobs, and the only non-computer related job in the top 10 on that list.

Top Ten Outsourcing Tips
One strategy that can help you save time, money and frustration as you start and build your business is to outsource. Here are outsourcing tips. Page 2.

Key Factors for Successful Entrepreneurship
Key success factors,

Network Marketing: Worth It, or Too Good to Be True?
If you're considering an MLM (multi-level marketing), CDM (consumer direct marketing), or network marketing opportunity, ask these six questions.

20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own Business
If you don't start your business for the right reasons, it's destined for failure. Here are 20 of the best and worst reasons for starting a business.

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An index of categories in the

6 Secrets to Silicon Valley’s Success in Startups
We examined six of the biggest secrets to Silicon Valley's success in startups and technology. Here's how the area turned into a hotbed for innovation.

What to Do When Your Business Fails Miserably
Few successful entrepreneurs make it big on their first business. Their success lies in how they handle failure, what they learn, and trying again.

How to Become a Highly Paid Expert on the Side
Becoming a highly paid expert in your industry, while still working a full-time job is possible. You'll need to be strategic, and lean on your core skills.

Vidora: How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping Business
Alex Holub, founder of Vidora speaks with me today about how he envisions artificial intelligence shaping the way we do business in the years to come.

7 Ways to Impress Clients Who Visit Your Office Space
When a visitor comes to your place of business, what's their perception? Often, small business owners overlook the value of making a good impression.

How to Choose a Network Marketing Company
There are a network marketing opportunities that are just scams or have poor track records. Here's how to choose a network marketing company.

The Power of the Follow Up for Entrepreneurs
You can easily differentiate yourself from your competition by making the effort to follow up with your prospects and customers. Be proactive.

Secrets of Operating a Successful Retail Business
A barber/entrepreneur shares his thoughts on ownership thinking, young retail employees, the downside of gossip, and other secrets of success.

Financial Planning Tips for Business Owners
An insurance professional reveals the top mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them.

4 Reasons Why Your Venture Needs Documented Processes
Creating business processes isn't just for the Fortune 500. A small business can't get larger without understanding & documenting its core processes.

How to Build a Marketing Budget: 4 Essential Elements
Building a marketing budget is a necessary step in the growth of any small business. In four essential steps, here's how to build a marketing budget.

The 4 Most Difficult Stages of Becoming an Entrepreneur
When starting a business, it's important to acknowledge and embrace the 4 mental stages every entrepreneur must go through, before making it.

The 3 Essential Criteria for a Successful Startup
If you're starting a new business, make sure your new company meets these 3 criteria, in order to stay competitive and meet customer demand.

Making the Leap from Small Business Owner to Serial Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur and victorious Shark Tank alumni Rebecca Rescate shares her story of growing from small business to global brand in a few short years.

How Patents Work: Qualifications and Filing Procedure
Patents are a way of registering an original invention that offers the inventor protection from imitators for a limited period of time. Learn more.

Intellectual Property 101: Patents and Trademarks
When you do have an innovative idea, patents, trademarks, servicemarks & copyright protect your idea and give you time to develop it into a business.

The Top Reason Most Businesses Fail
The number-one reason most companies fail, isn't for lack of a great idea or adequate funding. It's something much more surprising.

Market Research: Essential Free Resources for Building Your Business
Market research tips for entrepreneurs including ways of research your market, using library databases, Google trends and more.

Success in the Food Industry: Passion-Driven Business with Sarah Simmons
Entrepreneur and restauranteur Sarah Simmons shares her story of making the leap from corporate consultant to successful restaurant owner.

5 Essential Steps to Validate Your Niche Website Idea
Never start a new website or online business without first validating that there will be an active audience to engage with your content and products.

Private Lending: An Alternative Funding Source
Most private lenders are “specialists” who engage in higher risk ventures because they clearly understand selected business types or market segments.

Startup Costs for a Sole Proprietorship
Being a sole proprietor is the easiest way to get started, but there's still more to it than just getting business cards and sticking up a web page.

How to Fund a Startup - Five Options
Do you want to launch a new startup? Then you need to know all of the best options for how to fund a startup from scratch to profitability.

Adam Osborne Biography - Entrepreneurs
Adam Osborne was an American entrepreneur who was most famously known for the first portable computer. Read about his career in tech and publishing.

Ben & Jerry's: The Men Behind the Ice Cream
Meet the entrepreneurs behind Ben & Jerry’s, the brand synonymous with funky flavors like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey and a groovy Vermont vibe.

Mary Kay Ash - Outstanding Woman in Business
The founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics created a business that has helped some half a million women fulfill their dreams of business ownership.

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from Walt Disney
An influential innovator and entrepreneur in the mid 20th century, Disney went from sketching a rabbit to running a multi-billion dollar empire.

Writing a Business Plan - The Executive Summary
If your executive summary doesn't grab an investor's attention, then he or she probably won't bother reading the rest of your package.

Writing a Business Plan - Outlining a Growth Strategy
Potential investors who read your business plan will want to know how you plan to grow your business once it is off the ground.

Seek an Edge by Finding Your Niche
The ability to clearly differentiate yourself from your competition is the key to long-term survival as an entrepreneur. Otherwise you end up competing on price, and that's hard to do against larger competitors. In this excerpt from his book,

Your First Business Tax Return (Checklist)
How does the new business owner prepare for getting tax returns filed accurately, timely and achieving the most favorable results for the business?

Using Financial Statements as a Management Tool
A financial statement is more than just a snapshot of the health of your business that you provide to shareholders or potential investors, it's much more.

Entrepreneur's Glossary - Common Vocabulary & Acronyms
A list of common words and acronyms related to entrepreneurship and small business.

Intrapreneur or Entrepreneur: What's the Difference?
Every effective worker has intrapreneurial traits that may or may not culminate in an entrepreneurial life. How close are you to becoming an entrepreneur?

Economics Lemonade Stand
While the lemonade stand formula may be simple, it's full of lessons that apply to all sorts of startups.

Getting Started With Marketing
Marketing is important for your business. Here are a few tips on getting started with email marketing, social media and more.

Crafting a Solid Content Marketing Plan
How can you win the

Best Alternatives to Microsoft Word
Sick of using the Microsoft Office Suite? Try these inspired alternatives on for size.

How to Start a Business With No Money
Do you really need money to make money? Here are four great tactics for starting up with little to no cash.

Last Minute Tax Time Survival Guide
It's tax time! But don't despair -- we have all the last minute tips you need to make it through this critical time for your business.

5 Best Apps for Getting Your Financial House in Order
You've filed your taxes and maybe had a stiff drink or two. You've also resolved to make this year more successful than last. Here's how to get your financial house in order.

What Religious Freedom Bills in Indiana and Arkansas Mean for Entrepreneurs Everywhere
All across the nation, a number of states are toying with so-called

Progress board -- Create your sections
Plan the layout of your progress board and be rewarded with greater productivity.

Progress board -- Put it into action
How will you use your progress board? Hang it on the wall, and your goals are always right in front of you. Review it a couple times of day to stay on track.

First -- what is a "progress board" and why do you need one?
A progress board is personal productivity tool that draws inspiration from several productivity frameworks like kanban and the Action Method.

Step One: Outline Your Progress Board
A progress board is meant to help you make progress on your dreams -- here's how to plan one.

Progress Board -- Gather your Supplies
Supplies needed for making your progress board.

7 Biggest Marketing Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make
The best marketing decision you'll make is to start paying more attention to existing customers and avoid these seven major marketing mistakes.

Wayne Huizenga Biography, Founder of Waste Management
Wayne Huizenga is the only person in history to have founded three Fortune 500 companies, and six NYSE-traded companies. Read his full biography.

7 Considerations Before Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign
Before launching a crowdfunding campaign for your business, you need to first take these crucial lessons into consideration & address misconceptions.

Constant Contact Acquisition and the Significance of Marketing Technology
With marketing technology becoming an increasingly hot industry, here's what the $1.1 Billion acquisition of Constant Contact means for entrepreneurs.

5 Mental Shifts You Need to Make to Become an Entrepreneur
Want to become a successful entrepreneur? You need to get your mind right first, and learn how to focus on utilizing your strengths in business.

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What It Means to Go Into Business for Yourself
No one can be

Michael Dell: Personal Computer Industry Innovator
Michael Dell started on the road to success out of his University of Texas dorm room in with just $1000 and an idea in 1984. He'd soon be valued at over $30 billion.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerpoint Presentations
It’s not surprising Powerpoint© slideshows have become the norm for visuals in most business presentations. They are quick to produce, easy to update and effective to inject visual interest into the presentation. However, they can also spell disaster even for experienced presenters. The key to success is to make certain your slide show is a visual aid and not a visual distraction.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerpoint Presentations
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10 Guaranteed Ways to Charge More as a Freelancer
Whether you're just getting started as a freelancer, or you're ready to increase your rates, here are my ten top ways to charge more as a freelancer.

How to Use the 'Rule of 7' to Grow Your Business
How to use 'The Rule of 7' marketing principle to get in front of your target clients in a focused manner that helps you radically grow your business.

How to Recognize an Industry Ready for Disruption
Is your industry ready for disruption? If businesses in your space are getting increasingly out of touch with customers, that's just one sign.

Creating a Formula for Word-of-Mouth Marketing with Everfave
The new mobile & social app, Everfave, is helping businesses amplify and calculate a true ROI on their word-of-mouth marketing efforts.

Books & Magazines for Entrepreneurs
Books and other resources for entrepreneurs, just in case you actually like to read offline!

Home Office
Learn how to set up your home office and find the tools and resources you'll need. Also explore tips on how to stay organized, focused, and free from distractions.

Entrepreneurial Case Studies and Success Stories
There's nothing like a good example to motivate and inspire you! We'll take a look at case studies, testimonials, success stories, and other research on entrepreneurism.

Entrepreneurship Blogs - The Top Blogs for Entrepreneurs
Here are some of the best blogs with information to help entepreneurs succeed. These cover a wide range of topics and were selected for their relevance, quality and timeliness. If you were only going to read a few blogs about entrepreneurship, this is where to start.

Famous Entertainment & Media Entrepreneurs
Many actors & actresses, music stars, talk show hosts, record producers, film directors and others have gone beyond their craft and built businesses that are bigger than themselves. These are some of the world's wealthiest and most famous entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur News - For and About Entrepreneurs
Check out these links for the latest online news for and about entrepreneurs.

Running an Entrepreneurial Family Business
Running a family business can be very rewarding as you share your stresses and successes with your loved ones. It also has the potential to put a strain on both the family relationship and the business, as our expectations of family members in the work environment are radically different than they would be of others. Explore both the ups and downs of running a family business.

Famous Entrepreneurs A-F
An alphabetical listing of famous entrepreneurs with last names beginning with the letters A-F.

Famous Entrepreneurs G-L
An alphabetical listing of famous entrepreneurs with last names beginning with the letters G-L.

Famous Entrepreneurs M-R
An alphabetical listing of famous entrepreneurs with last names beginning with the letters M-R.

Famous Entrepreneurs S-Z
An alphabetical listing of famous entrepreneurs with last names beginning with the letters S-Z.

Famous Technology Entrepreneurs
The tech industry has created some of the world's youngest billionaires: Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Meg Whitman, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Steve Case, David Filo, Jerry Yang, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Here's a look at some of their inspiring stories.

Franchises
Franchises are a great way to start your own business with a good head start. By going with an established brand, suppliers, and a known successful business formula, you can better focus on execution. It's usually well worth the fee, which can range from just a few thousand dollars well into six figures. Learn about franchise opportunities and free professional franchise advice.

Famous Historical Entrepreneurs
While entrepreneurship has been around as long as commerce has, since the industrial revolution, the world's most successful entrepreneurs have been history makers, changing the face of business, even the world.

Home-Based Business Opportunities
Find hundreds of home-based business ideas and business opportunites here. These are opportunities that require little or no travel outside the home and are perfect for stay-at-home parents, people without transportation, and anyone looking for some extra income that they can generate without leaving the house.

Humor About Startups and Entrepreneurs
The subject of entrepreneurship is a very serious one, one that truly deserves to be made fun of. Take a light-hearted look at small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and more.

Internet Marketing for Entrepreneurs: Website Strategy, Search Engine Marketing, Online Publicity
It's impossible to talk about an entrepreneurial marketing strategy these days without talking about your online marketing. There's more to it than just having a website: search engine optimization, online publicity, business weblogs, and more.

Interviews with Today's Top Entrepreneurs
Looking for inspiration? Get it straight from the horse's mouth - hear what some of today's top entrepreneurs have had to say recently.

Life Balance for Entrepreneurs - Saving Your Sanity By Keeping Your Priorities Straight
The lifestyle of an entrepreneur and those around them is notoriously hectic. Here we offer some tips on keeping your priorities straight amidst all the activity.

Managing Finances
Good financial management can make or break a company. It's not just a matter of having enough money -- it's about having enough money for the right things at the right time. And accurate financial reports can be an essential management tool.

Managing People
As you grow your business, you'll need to hire help. You may start with outsourcing or part-time employees, and eventually move to full-time employees. Here you'll find tips for managing those people at every stage.

Online Business Networking for Entrepreneurs
The success of customer communities has shown that business relationships can be created and developed on the Web, and online dating has shown that deep personal relationships can be, as well. Online business networking, connecting and creating opportunities on the Web, is the next logical step. Here you'll find various online networking sites, as well as tips on how to make the most of them.

Publicity
Entrepreneurs.

Reality TV Entrepreneurs
In the past few years, several famous entrepreneurs have ended up on reality TV shows. In some cases it's small business owners who have made their larger fame as a result of the show, while in others it's some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs who seem to need one more thing to do. Whichever it is, we just can't seem to get enough of them!

Entrepreneurship Research
Academic and scientific research on entrepreneurship and entepreneurial best practices throughout the world.

Selling
Entrepreneurs.

Creating a Business Plan
A well-thought business plan is an essential must-do for startup ventures. It'll be required for any credit or other financing, but even if you're flying solo on a shoestring, a business plan will help keep you focused on what you know will create success. Explore these guidelines and samples to create your own top-notch business plan.

Support Organizations & Professional Associations for Entrepreneurs
An entrepreneur is never really alone unless he chooses to be. There are dozens of support organizations and professional associations specifically for entrepreneurs. Start your business networking here.

Making the choice on becoming an entrepeneur can be a challenge unto itself. Start here for information on the entrepeneurial lifestyle, types of businesses you can start, and other information you'll need to help you decide if the life of an entrepeneur is right for you.
Making the choice on becoming an entrepeneur can be a challenge unto itself. Start here for information on the entrepeneurial lifestyle, types of businesses you can start, and other information you'll need to help you decide if the life of an entrepeneur is right for you.

Businesses Ideas & Business Opportunities
Entrepreneurial businesses come in all shapes and sizes. With only a few exceptions, if a big company can do it, so can a small one. Come explore the wide world of possibilities, including retail, direct sales, and a wide range of service businesses.

Business Mentoring
Every entrepreneur should have a mentor — someone who's been down that road before and can share their wisdom on an ongoing basis. Learn about the value of mentoring, finding a mentor, and how to get the most out of your mentoring experience.

Business Networking Tips and Resources for Entrepreneurs
Networking is an essential skill for most business people, but especially for entrepreneurs. The strong association between the entrepreneur as a person and his or her business demands that entrepreneurs get out into the world and create and maintain business relationships. Here are some tips and resources to help you improve your networking skills and extend your reach.

Business Organizational Structures
No one legal structure is best suited for all businesses. Here you'll learn the pros and cons of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability corporations, and nonprofit corporations.

Famous Entrepreneurs
From Benjamin Franklin to Ben & Jerry, William Penn to Bill Gates, Eli Whitney to Oprah Winfrey, famous entrepreneurs, both historical and contemporary, offer insight and inspiration through their stories.

Financing Your Business
Explore a variety of funding alternatives, including self-funding, angel funding, venture capital, grants, conventional loans, and special loan programs spsecifically for small businesses.

General Resources for Entrepreneurs
Miscellaneous resources, including a glossary and a guide on using this site.

Getting Started as an Entrepreneur
Once you've made the decision to become an entrepreneur, how do you get started?

Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
The entrepreneurial lifestyle is one of the major factors that drives many entrepreneurs to the decision to start their own business. It usually involves long hours, especially when starting out, but a great deal of flexibility as well. Juggling work and personal life can be a daunting challenge.

Network Marketing, Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), Consumer Direct Marketing (CDM)
The ads are certainly enticing - the idea of making money right away without any special skills or major investment appeals to the immediate need, while the promise of residual income appeals to the desire to not end up in your current financial position ever again. Then there's the down side... do you really want to pitch this to all your friends? But many successful companies have been built on this business model. Here are some resources to find legit opportunities and to decide whether they're right for you.

Sales & Marketing for Your New Business
OK - you're ready for business -- only one thing missing: customers! Learn some creative and inexpensive ways to promote your new entrepreneurial venture and acquire new customers.

Working at Home
Working at home offers a flexible lifestyle, more family time, and reduced expenses. They also present a challenge to the entrepreneur to maintain focus and professionalism. We'll explore how to maximize the benefits and reduce the distractions and other pitfalls.

Entrepreneurs in Action - Case Studies, Success Stories, and Interviews
There's nothing like a good example to motivate and inspire you! See case studies, interviews, testimonials, success stories, and other examples of entrepreneurs in action.

Beyond Startup Mode
Once your business becomes established, there's a whole new set of challenges you'll face to turn it into something sustainable that's bigger than your personal efforts. Learn more about hiring and managing staff, obtaining second-round funding for growth, and other issues you'll face.

Famous Women Entrepreneurs
Historically, entrepreneurship has been a male-dominated pursuit, but many of today's most memorable and inspirational entrepreneurs are women. Come learn about some of the most influential entrepreneurial women past and present.

New and Noteworthy
The newest articles on entrepreneurship, starting a business and more.

How Influencer Marketing is Changing Business with FameBit
From global brands to small businesses, influencer marketing is becoming one of the best ways to reach your audience with authenticity.

Transforming the In-Home Care Industry with Hometeam
Learn how Hometeam is using modern technology to create a meaningful solution to the growing need for modern in-home care for older adults.

How Retail Startups Can Survive Their First Slow Season
Retail can be a tough industry for a startup looking to shake things up a bit. Take these steps to making sure your business survives a rough season.

Technology Trends for Entrepreneurs
Technology, digital and mobile trends that entrepreneurs need to know to succeed.

7 Lifestyle Changes to Make You a Better Entrepreneur
As an entrepreneur, self-improvement is just a way of life. Are you doing these seven essential things to make you a better entrepreneur each day?

Make Money Online
How to make money online through Amazon Affiliates, running an online business, creating a side business and more.

How to Revolutionize a Stagnant Healthcare Industry
Learn how the on-demand healthcare startup, Pager is taking a unique marketing approach to revolutionizing a stagnant industry.

5 Essential Strategies to Help You Think More Creatively
Creative thinking is an indispensable skill in the world of entrepreneurship. Take these five essential tips to boosting your creative thinking.

Can Your Business Idea Survive in the Goldfish Economy?
With the average human attention span reaching an all-time low of 8 seconds (less than that of a goldfish), how will your business idea fare?

Productivity Tips For Entrepreneurs
From Kanban to Pomodoro Technique to Getting Things Done, be more productive with these techniques.

12 Essential Resources for Starting a Side Business
Starting a profitable side business is no easy feat. Use these 12 essential tools and resources to make it happen faster and more effectively.

The 6 Biggest Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves
As an entrepreneur, it can be incredibly tempting to want to believe these seemingly simple lies. However, doing so can lead to a swift failure.

5 Life-Changing Decisions Entrepreneurs Make Early On
Before you can expect to become a success in the world of business, you must first win the mental battle and make these key mindset changes early on.

How to Grow Your Business with Sponsored Content
Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA, the premier platform for brands to scale their content marketing and influencer programs, shares his sponsored content tips.

The 26 Best Websites to Learn Incredibly Useful New Skills
Check out these must-use websites that'll give you access to learning profitable new skills, talents, and abilities this year.

Want to Build a Mobile App? Ask These 5 Questions First
Curt Raffi, VP Mobile Engagement and Apps at Endurance shares his experience and 5-step checklist to building a high quality, engaging mobile app.

The Art of Launching a Media Publication with Elizabeth Spiers
Elizabeth Spiers, founder of Everup and Gawker knows how to launch a successful publication. Today, she's sharing insights into her most recent work.

Startup Funding Enters Its Next Phase: a Ten-Year Evolution
From VC funding, to greater angel deals, and foreign direct investment, the next evolution in startup funding is coming our way in 2016. Are you prepared?

6 Best Sites for Unbiased Feedback on Your Business Idea
Never start a business without validating your business idea. I recommend using these best sites for unbiased feedback on your business idea today.

How to Build an Audience with Authenticity and Happiness
There's no better way to build an audience and grow your business, than by being authentic and providing genuine value to your potential customers.

Steve Jobs and How Embracing Failure Saved Apple
How Steve Jobs turned his initial failure leading Apple, into propelling the company into becoming one of the world's most powerful businesses.

12 Best Online Courses for Starting a Business
Learn how to start your business quickly and effectively with these impactful online business courses from the world's top entrepreneurs.

Infographic: Small Businesses Now Liable for Fraudulent Transactions
Capital One's Head of Small Business Cards, Buck Stinson, shares his about the large number of small businesses yet to adopt new EMV card compatibility.

How Slack Built a Billion Dollar Business in 2 Years
Never underestimate the importance of seeking and incorporating early feedback when validating a new business idea. Here's how Slack did exactly that.

Famous Entrepreneurs - Special Interest
Entrepreneurs are a very diverse bunch. This is a collection of compilations highlighting some of that diversity.

Famous Black Entrepreneurs Series: Marcus Sammuelson
In celebration of Black History Month, a salute to chef & entrepreneur Marcus Samuelsson.

Blog


Make Money Online with a Blog
Make money online with your blog! With this guide, learn to target a profitable niche, research your competition and get started.

Make Money Online with a Blog: Building an Audience
Can you really make money with a blog? The answer is yes -- if you take the time to build an audience through high quality content, email marketing, analysis and more.

No Foolin': The Best April Fools Jokes From Businesses
April Fools Day is a great opportunity to use social media to stand out with your customers through really inspired promotions. Here are 13 great examples of just that.

Famous Black Entrepreneurs Series: Sean Combs
In celebration of Black History Month, a look at the achievements of black entrepreneur Sean Combs.

Famous Black Entrepreneurs Series: Magic Johnson
In celebration of Black History Month, a focus on the life and career of Earvin

Famous Black Entrepreneurs Series: Tyra Banks
February is Black History Month -- celebrate the life and achievements of entrepreneur Tyra Banks.

Advice for Working With a Business Mentor
Once you have chosen your mentor, the fun has just begun! A great mentor will become not only your advisor, but likely your friend and confidante, as well. That doesn't happen instantly, though. Building trust and personal interest takes time. You set the tone at the outset of the relationship by demonstrating your commitment to the process. How, then, can you best establish the base on which to build a solid mentoring relationship?

Best Jobs for Mompreneurs
From blogging your passion to freelance writing to affiliate marketing to call center work, these are some of the best jobs for entrepreneur moms.

Creating Joint Ventures
The old saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em", takes on a whole new meaning these days. The seemingly radical idea from cooperative game theory flies in the face of conventional competitive strategy. For entrepreneurs, joint venturing with seemingly competitors can mean bringing new products to a larger market faster. Learn how to enjoy a smaller piece of a larger pie.

Marketing Flashes on "Co-Opetition Through Joint Ventures"
The old saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em", takes on a whole new meaning these days. The seemingly radical idea from cooperative game theory flies in the face of conventional competitive strategy. For entrepreneurs, joint venturing with seemingly competitors can mean bringing new products to a larger market faster. Learn how to enjoy a smaller piece of a larger pie.