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How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more "side hustles"

If you're looking to make some extra money, these are the average incomes for nine different side jobs.

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Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

YouTube lays out how it plans to regulate itself regarding terrorist activities, before the UK government does.

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Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids | TechCrunch

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year's ruling by a federal..

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Are you Working Harder as a Consultant and Enjoying it Less?

Individual consultants delivering professional services represent a major group of entrepreneurs, often under-served and frustrated.

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Apple wins patent on technology to stop fans filming gigs | Music | The Guardian

Infrared device would be able to block fans using their iPhones to record shows, films and other live events

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2016's Best Books for Entrepreneurs (So Far)

A selection of newly-published books to help you become more successful in life and in business.

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How to Fail Your Way to Success - Fortune

Creativity can be a difficult concept to pin down, but it is a key component of any successful company. Though not everyone may have the artist’s eye for creativity, I believe that creativity as applied to business is something that every person has the potential to develop.

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Startups are Personal, Part VIII: Protect Your Intellectual Property From the Start - Forbes

We end our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Mike Willee) with our favorite topic, intellectual property (IP). Many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the importance of IP—let alone the value of an IP protection plan in the earliest stages of t

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Why Leaders and Entrepreneurs Should Admire Peyton Manning

Humility and a sense of humor have gotten the star quarterback this far. Will they help him win a second title?

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10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires - Fortune

There's no limit to what you can accomplish with a deep purpose and faith in something greater than yourself.

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Top 5 End-of-Year Tax Strategies for Small Businesses

The time to think about tax season isn't at the first of the year -- it's all year long. These five strategies can help.

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Funding Daily: Today's tech funding news, in one place | VentureBeat | Deals | by Sindy Nanclares

Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.

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Starting and running a company are two completely different things… | VentureBeat

So you’ve had a business idea, but where do you start? It is important to understand the basics of starting your own company, but beginning this new business venture and being able to keep it going are two very different things.

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Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion - NYTimes.com

A group of start-ups is promising a new and virtually unlimited source of power, one that produces none of the gases scientists say contribute to global warming.

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Five management mistakes almost every new entrepreneur makes - The Globe and Mail

Many people seek entrepreneurship because it allows them to be the boss. You get to make all the business decisions, from general company strategy and positioning to the management of your human resources. It's an appealing position on paper, but in pract

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Mark Cuban's rules for running a business - Business Insider

The billionaire "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner follows these rules "religiously."

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Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO from 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox and hand the title to his son James, sources close to the family said.

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The Fortune 500 has always included these 57 companies - Fortune

Allow us to introduce the Honorable 57. That’s how many companies have achieved the impressive feat of making the Fortune 500 every year since the list’s inception in 1955.

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What it Takes to Start a Company in 2015

Want to start a business in 2015? Follow the advice and tips offered by these business influencers.

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Raising Millions With Equity Crowdfunding Will Cost You, But How Much?

Regulation A+ promises to be a game changer for how emerging companies are funded, but mind those attorney and accountant fees.

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Netflix Stock Hits Record as Wall St. Sees World Domination | WIRED

Netflix shares closed at a record high for the third day in a row thanks to bullishness on its global prospects.

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Apple has all but admitted that it screwed up the Apple Watch launch

A new video message in which Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts acknowledges that retail employees are being "bombarded with questions" about the Apple Watch's availability is yet another sign of acknowledgement from the tech giant that the launch did not go as planned.

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The glory days for growth equity are just getting started | VentureBeat | Business | by Richard Maclean, Frontier Capita

Guest Despite recent claims that the glory days of private equity are over, growth equity remains an attractive segment of the industry with a bright future.

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How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee

Critics told UT Patel that he was too young to open his own franchise at age 30. So, he made it his mission to prove them wrong.

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10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve your knowledge and has never been easier or more affordable.

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After the Kodak Moment

Kodak was a huge company, but after it declared bankruptcy in 2012, the company has faded dramatically. The rapid decline in demand for its core products (read: film vs. digital photography) decimated its market, leaving the company in an untenable position—even though Kodak invented the consumer digital camera, it failed to realize how quickly that technology would catch on.

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Why the business card is thriving - Business Insider

THE details may vary. Americans sling their business cards casually across a table; the Japanese make the exchange of cards as elaborate as a tea ceremony. Some cards are discreet.

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Apple TV 'skinny' package is likely to accelerate cord cutting

Apple 's ambition to be a dominant player in television is expected to accelerate the unraveling of the pay-TV bundle.

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Apple to Invest $2 Billion to Create ‘Command Center’ | Re/code

Apple will invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass manufacturing plant in Arizona into a data center that will also serve as a global “command center,” in an investment that it described as one of the company’s largest.

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10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit - Forbes

Tax returns are signed under penalties of perjury, so you can't lie. But creativity sometimes pays off. Do you feel lucky today?

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Why marketing is a great year-end tax write-off | VentureBeat

GuestLiterally every dollar invested in marketing can be effectively written off.

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Goodbye, TiVo | The Verge

There are precious few constants in my life. In the past decade I’ve lived at five different addresses in two cities. I’ve changed insurance providers a half dozen times. My go-to Starbucks order...

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How To Make $50,000 A Year By Driving For Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar - Business Insider

If you're working for Uber, you'll have to give more than 60 rides a week to make $50,000.

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People Are Still Afraid to Shop Online. Here's What Businesses Can Do to Protect Them.

The majority of consumers are concerned about safety when they purchase online, according to a recent study.

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Barbara Corcoran on How to Start Your Own Business on the Side

It’s often easier to start a new business while you’re still doing your day job, following a hunch that what you love might be just what a lot of customers out there are willing to pay for!

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12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."

So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 million.

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How to Run a Business and Keep Your Weekends Too

Entrepreneurs sacrifice a lot for their businesses. Money, time, social life --all of these tend to go out the window. What I didn’t expect to lose, however, were my weekends.

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Oops! China Overtakes US As World's Largest Economy - Business Insider

It's official: The Chinese economy has more spending power than the US.

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2015

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the fact that mergers and acquisitions are at unprecedented levels. While some of the companies on ...

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The One Thing You Need To Stop Doing To Become A Great Communicator

Caroline Kennedy was making a run for the US Senate in 2008. The daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy was a front runner to represent New York. After being accused by the media of dodging questions, Kennedy agreed to a sit down interview. The re

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9 States Where The Job Market Is Booming

Tips on crafting a resume and asking stellar interview questions are helpful—but when you’re looking for a job, your geographic location might be just as important.

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4 reasons bootstrapping can be smarter than raising capital

If you don't take early investment capital, you could wind up building a much stronger, smarter company. Here's why.

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Merrill Lynch Says Russia's Gas Deal With China Was A Political Win But A Business Loss

Russia has been so busy talking up the politics of its $400 billion, 30-year gas supply contract with China that it's almost a shame that someone had to point out that it might actually be a lousy business deal. Trust those arch capitalists at Bank of

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4 Reasons Your Payroll Costs Will Soon Explode

Whether you like it or not, the facts are that your payroll costs will be exploding over the next few years.

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Are Entrepreneurs Really The Happiest People On Earth?

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Are you happy all the time because you’re an entrepreneur?” The mythology of entrepreneurialism is powerful. You “answer only to yourself,

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Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer

Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.

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Apple beats everyone's expectations in Q2, attributes growth to high iPhone sales of 43.7M

No one expected many surprises from today's Apple's earnings -- and Apple surely wasn't giving us any hints ahead of time. But the iPhone maker still managed to deliver a shock. Apple's Q2 Apple bu...

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Outwitting The Automated Recruiting Machine

If you've tried to apply for a job lately, you know that employers are blowing smoke when they whine

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    Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington

    People tend to view Washington D.C. as obtuse and inefficient. That's only partially correct. Our political system has faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years. As a result of our slu...

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      Funding for startups soar 57%, highest since 2001

      Funding for U.S. startup companies jumped 57% in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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        US stocks drop; Nasdaq's first close under 4,000 since February

        U.S. stocks declined sharply for a second session Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite tallying its third weekly drop.

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          The Most Hated U.S. Airline Is Also the Most Profitable

          Despite leading the industry in customer complaints, Spirit Airlines’ operating margin continues to soar

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            The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

            Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.

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              50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

              Peruse this list to find out if your temperament and traits indicate you're the type to mastermind a startup.

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                Print Is Amazing (...ly Profitable!)

                "Print is dead" is so last year. 2013 alone saw the arrival of nearly 900 new titles. From Pitchfork to Style.com to Dr. Oz to Modern Farmer to allrecipes to Politico: across the media, in every niche, viable new magazines are launching. Even more remarkable is the fact that the survival rate for new launches is higher than it has been in decades.

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                  Stop Acting Like You Work at a Big Company

                  Most people have a completely wrong idea of what a workday should look like.

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