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As an entrepreneur, you must stay ahead and anticipate the future. To do this, you must refine your current skills and understand successful business practices while sharpening the most important skills you should master in the next five years.From recognizing potential opportunities to adapting quickly to change and maximizing resources for growth, you'll be better equipped to take your business

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A Dad’s Side Hustle Turned Full-Time Earns Nearly $2M a Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Alchemy Merch owner Greg Kerr, who was working as a musician when he started selling custom pins in 2015. Today, Alchemy Merch is a full-time business that creates custom products for companies including Apple, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, Nike and more, as well as independent

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4 Common Mistakes That Will Spell Doom Your Ecommerce Business

Today, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't — at the very least — played with the idea of launching an ecommerce business. The U.S. is the global leader with an estimated 14 million ecommerce sites, and that number will only keep going up as selling online continues to

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How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable as an Entrepreneur

I'm 47 years old. I still feel like I'm 21, but I now "enjoy" a host of aches and pains that have no discernible cause. I'm also moving towards needing reading glasses. And yet, for the first time in my life yesterday, I strapped on a snowboard and tried something

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This Couple Turned Their Unconventional Thinking Into a Million-Dollar Business

One of the biggest struggles for a small business is to stand out from the competition, especially from big corporations. If you are wondering what it takes to elevate your small business and make it bigger and better, then you need to check out what Angela Vranich and Ben Lewis

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Entrepreneur+ Subscribers-Only Event | April 17: This Couple Turned Their Unconventional Thinking Into a Million Dollar Business — Here’s Their Advice to New Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, April 17 at 3 p.m. ET, the founders of Little Spoon, one of the fastest-growing direct-to-consumer brands in the U.S., join us in our next Entrepreneur+ Subscriber-Only Event!In this exclusive event, founders Angela Vranich & Ben Lewis will pass on their expert marketing tips and growth strategies so

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This Mom’s Side Hustle Earned Her $100,000 in Just 1 Year

This Side Hustle Q&A features Dixie Bagley, "a once single mom of two who started a business empire with negative $1,500 in her bank account." Today, Bagley is a wedding planner, dessert shop owner and the founder of the Southern Wedding Collective, an online directory for wedding vendors in the

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How to Navigate the Choppy Waters of Startup Valuation

Entrepreneurs often have a deep, personal investment in their businesses, having dedicated years of hard work to bring their ideas to life. However, this emotional attachment can cloud their judgment and make it difficult to objectively assess their venture's worth. They might find themselves attempting to translate personal effort, time

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This Prank on Mark Cuban Led to a $640,000 Offer for Prank-O

Ryan Walther, co-founder of prank gift box and gag gift company Prank-O, has had a passion for comedy from a young age. "It goes back to when I was in third grade, and I saw David Letterman do Velcro Man," he tells Entrepreneur. "Right then, I said, 'I want to

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How to Turn Your Home Into an Urban Farm

Where do great business ideas come from? For entrepreneur Jacob Pechenik, the concept for his company sprouted from a seed of frustration. In simple terms, he wanted to find an affordable organic food resource for his family, and after digging around for options, he discovered that what he wanted didn't

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Mom Starts Side Hustle, Brand Now on Track for $100M Revenue

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Kim Vaccarella, founder of Bogg Bag, which offers a "lightweight, durable, washable collection" of bags and is on track to see $100 million in revenue this year, per the company. Image Credit: Courtesy of Bogg Bag. Kim Vaccarella. Did you have a 9-5 when

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