How to kickstart creating a sound business plan

It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart a business very quickly without...

5 lessons in contentment from billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger

I sat in a crowd of 45,000 in 2013, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver quick wit and worldly wisdom about finances and life in general…

Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says

If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life — think again.

Why your business needs a targeted elevator pitch

From the moment you start-up (when no one has ever heard of you), having a well-rehearsed and compelling elevator pitch can help buyers, clients and potential investors get to know you quickly.

Copyright, trademarks & patents: What’s the difference?

Here are a few basics about the three main forms of intellectual property protection.

Wealthy neighborhoods fuel materialistic desires

Individuals who live in wealthy neighborhoods are more likely to have materialistic values and poor spending habits, the study says, particularly if they are young, living in urban areas and relatively poor compared with their surroundings.

Reasons for becoming self-employed in later life vary by gender, culture

Older male workers may choose self-employment, whereas older female workers may seek self-employment because of financial necessity.

What is a work for hire?

Only the author or those deriving rights from the author can rightfully claim copyright to a work, with one exception: works made for hire.

Money can’t buy happiness

Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people’s well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries.

Respect matters more than money for happiness in life

Research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.

How to best get seed money through crowdfunding

In today’s world, many are are engaged in wide, internet-based searches for seed money to launch entrepreneurial ventures. But what guidelines exist as to the best way to go about securing this kind of funding?