The 4-Steps: Entrepreneur Bundle

The 4-Steps: Entrepreneur Bundle

Kickstart your idea, the Compressed Information is the new gold

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Since I have the app Pocket (this is a App to make sure that you can save all your favorite articles and read it back later and it’s cross – platform, great) I use it daily since  the beginning of January. Thanks to the theory and method of learning by Tim Ferriss in the 4-hour workweek, I can deconstruct the most important parts of the articles i find online. The bundle collection consists mainly of many hours ( evenings) spending at Business Insider , Entrepreneur , Wired , TEDx , Verge , TNW and other tech / business sites. This story is about other startups , life hacks , and inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs. If you do not find it interesting then this post is not for you and.. I am sorry. So take what you can use  and adopt it.

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So, I ‘m going to apply the 80/20 rule from the 4-hour workweek. This ‘compression’ is based on my opinion of the most valuable ( 20 % ) out these articles I scanned since January 2, 2014 to April 28, 2014 . With this compressed knowledge I going to try to make  the ‘Most compressed learing page ever’.   This can save you a lot of time and makes our busy life a bit easier. Enjoy!

1) How do I start?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDtkBsWgzWE

HOW ARE STARTUPS BORN?

Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham says the best startups “just build stuff.”

The takeway: Think too hard about starting a startup, and you’re already straying from the scrappy entreprenuerial spirit that makes them succeed.

For the entire article: http://www.fastcompany.com/3029758/how-a-startup-grows-up-lessons-from-airbnbs-openair-summit

2) Business Ideas?

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life.

EBAY ASSISTANT The eBay website provides all the information you need to know to get up and running with an eBay business.

HOME ENERGY AUDITOR
Experience, training or licensing may be needed
All homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to save on their utility bills. You can come to their aid by providing them with an audit of their house and giving them a breakdown of how they could accomplish real savings in heating, cooling and electrical use.

SOLAR ENERGY CONSULTANT
Experience, training or licensing may be needed
Has expansion possibilities
As a solar consultant, you can basically conduct a home inspection and give clients a report on their solar options for their particular home and site. This can range from full-fledged general solar installations that generate electricity to simple solar walkway lighting. You might want to start by working in a solar products company to become knowledgeable in the solar energy field.

BED AND BREAKFAST Say you can rent the room for $150 a night for Friday and Saturday nights 48 weeks a year–that’s $14,400 in revenue! Utilize what you have and create a unique experience.

PET SITTING Your list of credentials should probably include personal pet ownership–if not currently, at least in the past–as well as other pet-related experience, including working at a pet food store, an animal hospital or other animal-related business.

BY ENTREPRENEUR PRESS & CHERYL KIMBALL

For the entire article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201588

25 Part-Time Business Ideas

Yoga and Tai Chi Instructor

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, parents, business owners and students alike can benefit from the deep-breathing, relaxation and centering techniques you can teach them. Get started by offering classes at health clubs, through your city’s recreation and parks department, or on your own.

Espresso Cart

Brew up profits day after day! Specialty coffee drinks generate gross profits of 55.1 to 61.5 percent per cup, says the Specialty Coffee Association of America. So brush up on your coffee drinks, buy or rent an espresso cart, and head for sporting events, concerts and farmers’ markets in your community.

Antiques

Make new money from old treasures and have fun doing it! Scout garage sales, estate auctions and flea markets for great buys on antique furniture, toys, clothing and other treasures from the past. Rent space at antique cooperatives, or set up booths at weekend fairs to sell your antiques.

For the entire article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/64720

105 Service Businesses to Start Today

Collectibles Search
Collectibles searchers, who carefully canvas swap meets, thrift stores and garage sales, can collect a bundle locating objets d’art for clients. Once you’ve found your niche–be it antique lunch boxes, dolls or grandfather clocks–advertise your services in hobbyist publications, at collectibles stores, in specialty forums on the internet, or on eBay. Soon you’ll be taking up a collection of your own.

Adventure Tours
Got a taste for adventure? Whether it’s exploring South American caves or touring English teahouses, you’re sure to find a fanatic following . . . so long as you do all the footwork first. Put your service on the road to success by coordinating transportation, food and lodging. Your clients only need to worry about one thing: having fun.

Private Investigation
Blaze your own entrepreneurial trail while following others’ footsteps-literally. As a private investigator, make your mark in the industry by keeping a keen “eye” on other people’s activities. Clients include attorneys gathering evidence for a case, or individuals seeking information about a significant other.

BY GUEN SUBLETTE

For the entire article:   http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/80684

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

Wireless power
Our wireless phones remain tethered to the wall in one major way: by the electric cord.

Affordable, practical energy independence on a per-household basis
What if you could get rid of your electric bill forever?

Unbreakable passwords
Thanks to Heartbleed and other major security concerns of late, passwords and security are becoming even more important.

Self-piloting vessels for delivering goods
Google’s made headlines with its self-driving cars, which are already street-legal in a handful of US states.

Teleportation, plain and simple
Why travel when you could take a page from sci-fi and instantly teleport to your destination?

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/big-problems-in-tech-2014-5?op=1#ixzz30q3XOtS9

 

3) Life hacks to make your business better

The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity

Practice meditating daily.

If you exercise your brain this way you can make it stronger and more innovative than you were yesterday. Thirty minutes of “mindfulness” at the office as a substitute for outmoded brainstorming sessions can make us all stop and think.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/debra-kaye/how-meditation-can-help-you-get-creative.html?cid=sf01002

 

5 Life Lessons That Will Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

 – Follow your gut.
Over the years, I’ve learned to trust my instincts, because they’re almost always right. If something doesn’t feel or look right, there’s probably a reason.
– Don’t waste your time on the wrong people.
– Pick up the phone.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233554

BY STEPHEN KEY 

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can’t Write

If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you’re going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there’s no room for saying you “hate writing” or “can’t write.”

Lose the “I’m just not a writer” syndrome. Everyone has the potential to be a writer. Continuing to tell yourself otherwise is nothing more than an empty excuse. Reverse the energy. You can be a writer. Tell yourself, “I am absolutely capable of writing.”

Don’t wait for perfect words. If every sentence has to be a flawless work of art, then you will sit in fear. The sweat might pour, but the words won’t come. Just start writing words on the page.

Set deadlines for yourself. Even if you don’t need to write on a deadline, set deadlines for yourself. And stick to them.

Don’t get stuck by letting yourself think that you have to start at the beginning. Just because they call it the introduction does not mean that you have to start at the beginning

BY CATHERINE CLIFFORD

For the entire article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233264

5 Tips for a Happy Entrepreneurial Life

Enjoy the journey.

Don’t get too caught up in the daily grind.  Make time to get out and enjoy the journey.  A profit and loss statement will never be as fulfilling as a night of laughter with friends.

You only get one life.  Don’t live someone else’s dream. 

I’ve heard it a million times.  “When I’m _____, I’ll be able to do _____.”  Replacing the blanks with any number of terms —  millionaire, famous and stronger, along with retire, be happy and travel — often sets you up for disappointment.

Regardless of what you’re waiting for, all you’re doing is renting the present out to your future

Success is the result of failure. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas A. Edison Do not get discouraged. Your success is just around the corner from your last failure.

Keep reminding yourself “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart.” –Steve Jobs Take Jobs’s words to heart.  There is nothing holding you back from achieving your business dreams as well as living a life of happiness.

BY MIKE TEMPLEMAN

For the entire article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233396

4) Making a online business?

Seven Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires

No. 1: Decide to Be a Multimillionaire — The first step was making a decision and setting a target. Every day for years, I wrote down this statement: “I am worth over $100,000,000!”

Get Rid of Poverty Thinking — here’s no shortage of money on planet Earth, only a shortage of people who think correctly about it.

 Surround Yourself with Multimillionaires — Wealthy people don’t talk like that. You need to know what people are doing to create wealth and follow their example: What do they read? How do they invest? What drives them? How do they stay motivated and excited?

Create Multiple Flows of Income —  The really rich never depend on one flow of income but instead create a number of revenue streams.
BY GRANT CARDONE

For the entire article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222718

 

Don’t forget to check out my other post about how to start a ‘online business’ and be happy: 185k-passieve-inkomsten-gratis-stappenplan-door-frank-kern/

Keep frosty! And keep expanding your knowledge  :D.

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