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The Incredible Real Estate Portfolio of Billionaire Entrepreneur Larry Ellison

The Incredible Real Estate Portfolio of Billionaire Entrepreneur Larry Ellison

A look at the staggering collection of properties the Oracle co-founder and chief executive has amassed over the years.
I Had Been Fired and Evicted, and Still Retired at 27

I Had Been Fired and Evicted, and Still Retired at 27

The young founder of a real-estate firm describes how he made his first million.
10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

From futuristic tech to a museum, many of these projects blew up their funding goals.
Russell Simmons: 3 Simple Ways Meditation Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Russell Simmons: 3 Simple Ways Meditation Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

The legendary founder of Def Jam Recordings credits meditation for his decades of success.
Looking Back: 5 Entrepreneurs Divulge What They'd Change and Keep the Same

Looking Back: 5 Entrepreneurs Divulge What They'd Change and Keep the Same

There is no manual for entrepreneurs, resulting in a lot of mistakes and mishaps. Five entrepreneurs open up to us about the lessons they learned along their journey.
In Order to Persevere, You Need Deeply Held Beliefs

In Order to Persevere, You Need Deeply Held Beliefs

Here are three stories of entrepreneurs who faced struggles, but their commitment to their goals brought them to success.
13 Big-Time Business Leaders Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

13 Big-Time Business Leaders Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

Some of the world's top thinkers share the advice that led them towards their success today.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

From marketing to leadership, books often provide entrepreneurs the insight they need to make it on their journey. Here we offer up five must-read books for every entrepreneur.
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
When to Say No to Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.
10 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs on Declaring Their Independence

10 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs on Declaring Their Independence

10 famous entrepreneurs tell us why they declared their freedom.
The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.
If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

While Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin has made a successful business out of giving his fellow entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their work, he has had his fair share of missteps in achieving that mission.
How Great Entrepreneurs Got Started

How Great Entrepreneurs Got Started

Everybody has a quirk or two. Successful people tend to take what makes them unique and put that to work for them.

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
LISTEN: Tim Ferriss on the Rituals for Success

LISTEN: Tim Ferriss on the Rituals for Success

The life-hacker, entrepreneur and author of 'The 4-Hour Chef' talks about his biggest fear, how to tackle them and how to cross items off a bucket list.
The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.
Lessons From the Boston Red Sox That Can Help Your Business in the New Year

Lessons From the Boston Red Sox That Can Help Your Business in the New Year

As 2014 approaches, consider these three important lessons gleaned from the World Series baseball champions.
If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

Serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain learned the importance of team building from the last crisis he expected to handle on his own.
When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

In order to grow and improve your startup, it helps to take a close look at hidden and existing assets.
LISTEN: Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media, Fear and What It Takes to Build a Successful Business

LISTEN: Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media, Fear and What It Takes to Build a Successful Business

In this podcast, the entrepreneur, author and social-media expert dishes on how to surround yourself with 'winning' players, what he strives for most and more.

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
How to Design Your Way into Customers' Hearts

How to Design Your Way into Customers' Hearts

Lessons from a landscape architecture firm on how to build a brand that's mindful of the customer experience.

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