60 Top Entrepreneurs Share Best Business Advice and Tips for Success

Best Business Advice and Success Tips From 60 Top Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, I’ve painstakingly learned the importance of heeding the best business advice I’ve received from many of the world’s top entrepreneurs. The bottom line: It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Funny enough, the most impactful lessons have come from my biggest failures though. All in all, despite receiving great business advice

101 Best Side Business Ideas to Start in 2020 (While Working a Full-Time Job)

Best Business Ideas You Can Start on the Side This Year

Let’s talk business ideas. No matter how rewarding your full-time job may be, finding the best side business ideas and eventually becoming self-employed is even more meaningful than great pay and solid benefits. Choosing the path of entrepreneurship and working on finding great business ideas, is without a doubt riskier than being content with holding

101 Essential Online Business Tools I’ve Used to Start a Profitable Website

101 Best Online Tools for Starting a Business

I wish I had known about these online business tools when I first started trying to make money online with my early websites. When I launched my first company (which was a colossal failure, mind you), I was moving full steam ahead with a huge number of great ideas, an insane work ethic, and innate passion for eventually creating my own job – as opposed to working

How to Start a Business (on the Side) in 2020: Free 10-Step Guide and Infographic

How to Start a Business on the Side in 10 Steps

In the US, approximately 543,000 people learn how to start a business first-hand by launching their own each month. However, even more businesses shut down. That’s an incredibly insightful statistic, revealing much about the way our culture has evolved in thinking of entrepreneurship and what it really takes to learn how to start a business

9 Freelance Contract Template Essentials to Stay Safe and Get Paid on Time (Freelance Contract Template)

9 Freelance Contract Essentials to Stay Safe and Get Paid on Time

Too many freelancers (particularly new ones) rush into working with clients without getting a freelance contract template signed and put into place. Trust me, I know. It can be tempting to skip the “formalities” of getting a freelance contract signed by your busy client—especially if you’re just doing some consulting work for a mutual friend, or you’re

18 Pitching Essentials: How to Pitch an Idea to Investors (and Early Customers)

How to Pitch an Idea

As a freelancer, entrepreneur, or any other form of hustler, you never know when the opportunity will arise to pitch an idea. I know because I’ve been there. That interesting conversation at the coffee shop could turn out to be a big deal investor. Your gym partner mind end up being the exact type of

Should You Start a Business With Your Best Friend?

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We’ve all heard the horror stories of great businesses utterly collapsing because the founders were good friends and the relationship turned sour. It’s natural. It can be incredibly stressful launching a new business, especially if you’re starting it while keeping your day job. In business, things often get complicated. Difficult, impersonal decisions constantly need to be made

25 Ways How to Be More Productive: Genius Productivity Hacks (Crowdsourced) from Top Entrepreneurs

Be More Productive (Best Productivity Hacks)

How big is your to-do list? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably huge and you’re looking for ways to be more productive. Enter: Productivity Hacks. This year, my to-do list has turned into a growing mountain of “important” tasks that always seem to lead to something else (of course equally as important) that needs to

9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea in 30 Days with Less Than $500 (My Validation Challenge)

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During the month of December 2016, I embarked on a 30-day challenge to validate a business idea, limiting myself to spending less than $500 to make that happen. I asked you to tell me what idea I should validate, too. The consensus: A hiking guide for California. The challenge was a major success. 9 Steps to Validate a