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    Top 10 Business Ideas You Can Start for Free With Barely Lifting A Finger

    Being a successful businessperson and entrepreneur is about taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. You have to be creative and find different ventures that can generate revenue even if it’s for a limited amount of time. Moreover, diversifying your efforts will help increase your chances of success without necessarily multiplying your workload. […] More

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    7 Surefire Techniques for Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

    If you’ve ever put off something on your “to-do” list for months and months before it disappears into the “to-do list cemetary” forever, then this is for you. For chronic procrastinators, days can turn into weeks, months or even years. Our dreams can slip by, one avoided task at a time. Here’s how to avoid letting […] More

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    How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

    At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings — whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. Since these product descriptions will be featured on your website, your app, Yelp, Google and/or Facebook, they should be as persuasive as possible. You might be wondering, what’s so complicated about product listings. You […] More

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    Should You Start a ‘Merch by Amazon’ Business?

    Are you familiar with the Merch by Amazon platform? It allows you to upload your unique t-shirt designs and sell them in the world’s largest ecommerce marketplace. Designers will find this prospect particularly appealing, since they may already have artwork concepts stored away in their archives, ready to be leveraged. Related: Is Amazon’s ‘Merch’ the […] More

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    3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Startup Drought

    Since the 1970s, Silicon Valley has been a place of innovation and promise where driven individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit could realize their visions, even if those visions emerged from their parents’ basement or humble garage. Apple and Microsoft were amng the earliest of these companies with humble beginnings. And, since then, giants like Google […] More

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    63 Great Businesses You Can Start for $10,000 or Less

    You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that’ll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture—and that amazing moment you get to say “I quit!” to your boss. But what great idea should you say “I start!” […] More

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    How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Career

    Civia Caroline has always loved music. For the past 15 years, she has been committed to working with artists who, like her, make “giving back” part of an overall marketing strategy. Caroline began her career working with Maroon 5. She was part of the management team for Jason Mraz and helped develop and run the Jason Mraz Foundation. Today, Caroline is busy running […] More

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    21 Strategies for Providing Top-Notch Customer Service on Etsy

    The following excerpt is from the Staff at Entrepreneur Media Inc. and Jason R. Rich’s book Start Your Own Etsy Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound The following are 21 strategies an Etsy seller should implement on an ongoing basis to provide the best possible customer service: […] More

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    Watch Today: Are You Ready for a Side Hustle? Here’s How to Know.

    Editor’s Note: In “Tough Love Tuesday,” we connect side-hustling entrepreneurs with support, resources and advice from top experts. Sign up to our email newsletter to be notified about our Tuesday Facebook Lives and check back to our side hustle topic page for more helpful tips. It seems like everyone has a side hustle. Indeed, 1 […] More

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    5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

    Thousands of people dream of the day they can quit their jobs and escape the 9-to-5 life. In fact, Gallup found that 87 percent of the employees it surveyed worldwide did not see themselves as engaged. Related: 7 Lessons to Starting a Business But quitting your job and starting your own business is only half […] More

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    Scam or Superior Product? How One Entrepreneur Dealt With Scandal After Early Success.

    Hopefully, your business never has to deal with scandal. But, how would you deal with it if it ever does? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Gerard Adams sits down with Shredz CEO Arvin Lal to talk about how Lal built his exercise supplement company — how he built a brand and customer trust. Then, […] More

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    How to Start a Tech Company If You Don’t Know That Much About Tech

    Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman likes asking all of his guests about a difficult time in their entrepreneurial careers and how they overcame that obstacle. For Mugatunes founder Drew Meagher, many of those struggles came from his lack of experience. Meagher didn’t have much business or tech experience when he started his own tech company. […] More

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    The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success

    You’re brainstorming a crazy idea, thinking of quitting your day job, and building a wildly successful business. You want to build your own company, recruit your own talent, and make the world a better place. But… deep down, something strong is holding you back. Fear. You’re afraid of failure. You’re not sure of your crazy […] More

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    6 Questions All New Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves When Starting a Business

    Congratulations! You’ve decided to start a business and become an entrepreneur. You’ve made your mind up, which is good. But, now you’ve probably got a million questions. That’s a good thing. At this stage in the game, it’s all about asking yourself the right questions. Asking yourself which color your business card should be is not […] More

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    This Entrepreneur Combined His Skills and a Family Tradition Into a Company on the Move

    Canadian-born Derek Michael is a graphic designer and programmer by trade. But growing up, he used to watch his father restore campers in their family’s backyard. A few years ago, he borrowed one of the trailers to promote an iPad case he’d invented, and before long, he became addicted to the feeling of freedom the trailer provided. […] More

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    How Driving a Forklift Helped this Entrepreneur Become a Hairstylist

    Chief Behr has been passionate about the hair industry from the time he was a teenager. Today, he and his business partner, Philip Wolff, the dynamic duo behind the brand WolffBehr. The cutting-edge colorist sat down with Jessica Abo and discussed how the years he spent hustling helped support his dream of becoming an international educator and hairstylist. Related: Kim Kardashian’s […] More

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    This Mobile Fashion Brand Was Inspired by a Food Truck

    One day, five years ago, while eating a sandwich from a food truck, Jordana Fortaleza had an idea: What about a mobile boutique, or, as she calls it, a “truck-and-mortar store”? She and her business partner bought a van on Craigslist and opened J.D. Luxe, a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand and fashion house on wheels. Fortaleza says […] More

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    8 Lucrative Careers You Can Start From Your Own Couch

    Are you interested in working from home? Or better yet — work while traveling around the world with a steady and stable income. Can you finance your travels while also saving for the future? If this is one of your goals, you should start looking into starting an online career as soon as possible. With the internet at your fingertips, it […] More

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    After 3 Years of Rejection, He Raised $2 Million in 60 Days. Here's How.

    In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Andrew Zenoff and I’m a lifelong inventor and social entrepreneur. My new company is […] More

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    This Entrepreneur Got a Lot of Insulting Advice When Starting Her Business. Here’s How She Bounced Back.

    Janice Omadeke founded the organization The Mentor Method, which creates inclusive workplace cultures through mentoring diverse tech talent. While searching for guidance through peers and networking events, she was faced with “advice” that was rude and offensive. See how this entrepreneur bounced back and what she learned from her experiences. Watch the full episode on Alley’s YouTube channel. Related: How to […] More

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    An ‘Entrepreneur’ by Any Other Name: 5 Things to Consider When You Start a Non-Profit

    When people talk about entrepreneurs, they immediately think about the Mark Zuckerbergs or Elon Musks of the world. And, they’re not wrong to think about those giant tech disruptors, who impact millions of lives daily. Related: Should You Structure Your Business as a Nonprofit? However, not all entrepreneurs are created the same. And not all […] More

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    How Much Could You Make on Airbnb? This Calculator Will Tell You.

    Considering renting your home out on Airbnb? You’re not alone. This platform and others like it have grown rapidly over the last decade. In fact, Airbnb now has more listing across the globe than the top five hospitality brands combined. Related: Here’s How You Can Actually Make Money With YouTube Of course, letting strangers into […] More

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    6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend More Money On

    Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the traditional belief that half fail within a single year of starting, it is still clearly a challenge to start and continue running a small […] More

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    How One Entrepreneur Transformed Her Organic Skincare Line From a Hobby Into a Business

    When Gillian Stollwerk Garrett (aka Gilly) was a young girl, you could find her mixing up lotions, potions and makeup in her parents’ pharmacy when she wasn’t helping customers. Fast forward to today, the wife and mother of three says she knew she eventually had to make her hobby a career after all of her products sold […] More

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    4 Tips on How to Make 6 Figures as a Full-Time Freelancer

    Recently, I wrote about how to become a full-time copywriter. But maybe you have no interest in copywriting. Maybe you’re a part-time web developer, amateur graphic designer or aspiring life coach who wants to know how you can do that — your chosen profession — for a living. Related: The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs I have […] More

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    The Best Apps to Transform You Into a Productive Small-Business Owner

    As a small-business owner, you need to wear a lot of hats. Accountant, Social Media Consultant, Marketing Manager, Customer Service Specialist; the list is long. Luckily there are hundreds of apps to help you become a better entrepreneur, and lighten the load just a little. We picked out five of the best apps for small-business […] More

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    I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet — Here’s Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

    In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two jobs: I was working full time at Distilled in New York with three to four clients at a time, working 50ish hours a week, and I was also doing freelance consulting for a couple of clients on the side (clients too small for Distilled, otherwise I would’ve […] More

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    When He’s Not Booking Criminals, He’s Baking Cupcakes. How This Police Chief Turned a Hobby Into a Business.

    As Chief of Police of the Ocean Beach Police Department on Fire Island in New York, George Hesse has proudly served the residents of his community for 24 years. And during the last 2 years, he’s started serving them something even sweeter than justice: cupcakes. Hesse is not only the Chief of Police, he’s also the […] More

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    Don't Let the Big Guys Shut You Down

    Tired of being shut down by the “big guys” Andreas Koutsoudakis of Trading Table needed to find a way for small business restaurants to get up to speed with larger corporations. After deciding to tackle the ordering and operating backend systems, he set out to seek advice from the “big guys” themselves. All wished him […] More

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    Synthesizing Startup Feedback: What to Use, What to Ignore

    Entrepreneurs are inundated with advice, suggestions and feedback. Without a clear process in place for tracking and synthesizing this feedback — in the form of advice from mentors, investors, coaches, friends, family and other entrepreneurs — business owners can quickly become overwhelmed. Related: 6 Tips for Hearing Tough Feedback So, how do you decide what’s […] More

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