The One Promise Entrepreneurs Should Make to Themselves Before They Start a Business

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It starts with knowing your purpose. October 17, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this latest video from Business Rockstars, the Entrepreneur Network partner sits down with Lewis Howes, the creator and host of The School of Greatness podcast. Howes talks about how his ability to bring a yet-to-be realized vision to life is one of his strongest skills.  Howes talks about how his wilingness to forgive himself for mistakes us ...read more

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 3 Episode 6: 'This Category Is Absolutely Exploding'

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For a pitch to be successful, the judges must see a fool-proof method of bringing a product to market. October 17, 2018 2 min read In emerging industries, there can be a lot of potential rewards for investors. Sometimes, those unexplored areas of business can translate to Elevator Pitch investors showing a special amount of interest. In this week’s Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, four companies specializing in cannabidiol (CBD) prepare to pitch: an all-natural topicals company, a human capita ...read more

6 Routine Mistakes People Make When Setting Up a Dropshipping Online Store

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Are you new to dropshipping? Even for those with experience, these six mistakes are extremely commonplace. October 16, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. During my time as an ecommerce entrepreneur, I've seen plenty of online stores open with great fanfare, only to fall apart a short time later. I've even experienced a few of these failures firsthand. While there are several potential factors that can contribute to a store's downfall, I've found that m ...read more

'People Don't Understand What They've Never Seen': 7 Quotes From Rapper T-Pain on Entrepreneurship

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The Grammy Award-winning artist's latest venture: a television show for entrepreneurs. Here's some of his best advice. October 16, 2018 4 min read What can the newest Star Wars film teach you about launching your own business? Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain has the answer. In an interview with Entrepreneur, T-Pain (born Faheem Rashad Najm) said entrepreneurs can learn about frame of reference from actors Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams, who played the same character -- an old friend of ...read more

This Entrepreneur Quickly Grew His Chickpea Pasta Company by Being Scrappy and Bold and Borrowing Tech Company Tactics

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Brian Rudolph turned a personal need into a business that sells products in more than 10,000 stores. October 15, 2018 4 min read In this ongoing column, The Digest, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products into the mouths of customers. Brian Rudolph said he had a pretty simple realization about four years ago: The 23-year-old didn't have to launch a technology company. Instead, he figured that he cou ...read more

How to Run Two Businesses at the Same Time

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It is possible to be a 'parallel' entrepreneur with multiple companies. October 12, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. America is brimming with entrepreneurial spirit. Millions of people nationwide have taken the plunge to launch their own companies, some successfully and others less so. As famed billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson once said, "Our ability to come up with ideas is a blessing and a curse. It's great that we're constantly inspir ...read more

I Built My Multi-Million Dollar Side-Hustle While Working a Full-Time Job and So Can You

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Juggling a side hustle alongside a full-time commitment will stretch you in every way possible, but the rewards are even more fulfilling. October 12, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. According to estimates, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle. You can see why. Side hustles are a low-risk way to earn extra cash or explore a passion -- and there’s always the chance they could become full time. I launched mine in 2015 alongside my fu ...read more

6 Things You Need to Know About Your Investors Before You Ask for Money

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Do your homework and get to know these six things about the people you're going to be borrowing money from. October 11, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound When you’ve hung out with company founders as much as I have, you’ve inevitably heard the following line: “I have a big meeting coming up.” Be ...read more

3 Dating Tips to Find the Right Co-Founder

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A good co-founder will boost your startup's chances to succeed. October 11, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The average age of entrepreneurs seems to get more youthful every year. With tech savviness starting before potty training it's hard not to assume every child is one step away from becoming the next Jobs or Zuckerberg. However, a new study shows that middle-aged entrepreneurs tend to have more success than their younger peers. So, what&rs ...read more

Is Your Business Considered Efficient — or Just Plain Busy?

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Look to see if your company is simply ticking off tasks or truly accomplishing small milestones. October 10, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many entrepreneurs look at their days and wonder how they can structure them. But, true productivity means you are not simply busy, you are moving at a clip that is steady yet efficient.  As Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose puts it, you can truly tell if you are getting things done by looking at ...read more