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How to Invest in Venture Capital

Can ordinary investors play in the same league with big institutions? Here's how it works.<p>Venture capital is the lifeblood of new business …

The Most Brilliant Business Ideas

Check out some of our favorites from Entrepreneur's 'Brilliant Ideas' series in the magazine.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurship is about ideas. It is the foundation of everything -- an insight into how to improve something, or what consumers want, …

10 Business Ideas to Make Easy Money and Change the World

If problems are opportunities to sell solutions, this world is very rich with opportunities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Up-and-coming generations have become increasingly conscious of world issues and they are motivated to make a difference. From being better …

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Hedge Funds

3 Ways to Be a Transformative Leader, Regardless of Your Job Title

The power of positive leadership is that not only does it transform you - it makes everyone around you the best versions of themselves, too.<p>It's hard to open your web browser, check social media, or read the news these days without being bombarded by negativity. From politics to business, it can …

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

The Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting kicks off on Saturday May 6.<p>Ahead of the event, we decided to look back at some nuggets of wisdom on investing from Warren Buffett himself.<p>Back in 2010, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit …

This incredible vertical farm skyscraper could feed an entire town

Every year, the design magazine eVolo holds a competition for the most ground-breaking skyscraper concepts.<p>This year's first place winner is the …

3 Entrepreneurs Share How They Got a VC to Say 'Yes'

An investor shares why he said yes to these founders.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Elan Zivotofsky is not your typical investor. Rather than just choose where his own firm’s money goes, he makes decisions that also influence thousands of smaller investors. …

7 ways you're hurting your chances at building wealth, according to 2 self-made millionaires

Osborn is the operating partner of Keller Williams Realty and managing partner at private equity group Align Capital. Morris is the CEO of the second-largest Keller Williams franchise, located in Beverly Hills, California.<p>In their book, they outline how to build sustainable wealth — not the kind …

Stephen Hawking

These Entrepreneurs Brought 100 Black College Students to SXSW

NBCBLK<p>One hundred African-American college students are headed to the famed SXSW festival today courtesy of an Atlanta technology entrepreneur and his NFL-linebacker partner.<p>The effort, dubbed HBCU@SXSW, is aimed at expanding opportunities to build startups or to become investors in those …

Entrepreneurship

NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food delivery businesses have tended to focus on urban areas with a high concentration of restaurants and people …

SXSW: Is Diversity in Tech Leaving American Minorities Behind?

NBCBLK<p>There’s this old Greek proverb that says, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”<p>Donell Creech, co-founder of MVMT50, considers himself to unofficially be one of those old men, especially when it comes to diversity in the tech …

Silicon Valley

Top Stocks Billionaires Are Buying Now

George Soros, Warren Buffett, and Carl Icahn are adding Celgene, Apple, and Bristol-Myers Squibb to their portfolios, respectively.<p>Keeping tabs on …

How to Build a 7-Figure Online Empire

Plus, how to use that empire as an agent for good.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Peter Voogd interviews entrepreneur and philanthropist Marie Forleo about her massive success and how she's used that wealth to benefit the …

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

3 Simple Steps to Writing Emails Even CEOs Will Open | Inc.com

Writing a professional email that results in a clear action is truly an artform. This may sound harsh, but no one is obligated to respond to an unsolicited email.<p>Time is a valuable resource and surveys show that the average American employee can spend upwards of six hours a day in their inbox! If …

The head of the world's largest hedge fund told Tony Robbins his best investing advice for the average person

Tony Robbins, the high-energy performance coach who sells out arenas for his seminars, has made it his primary mission the past few years to spread personal finance literacy.<p>Starting with his client of nearly 30 years, the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, Robbins interviewed 50 of the top …

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The Laffer Curve Explains Why Tax Cuts No Longer Work

The Laffer Curve is a theory that states lower tax rates boost economic growth. It underpins supply-side economics, Reaganomics, and the Tea Party’s …

Meet The Startups Helping Broke-Ass Millennials Invest Their Couch Pennies

Companies like Stash and WiseBanyan are growing fast. Will their success be their own undoing?<p>If you’re a first-time investor with, say, $15,000 in savings, you have plenty of options these days. Newfangled robo-advisers like Betterment and Wealthfront will happily take your money, as will …

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

The state of private investment in conservation

Economists and businesses traditionally have viewed most natural resources as raw material inputs. To have ultimate value, these resources generally …

The Federal Government and Impact Investing

By Keely Hanson<p><i>Early in 2016, Independent Sector began working with experts to identify a selective list of best existing resources to help the</i> …

FEDEX CEO: The US trying to grow without free trade 'would be like trying to breathe without oxygen'

In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Smith criticized President Donald Trump's decision to sign an executive order on Monday that states his intent to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact and displays his more protectionist stances.<p>Smith said that …

Globalization

NAFTA and other trade deals have not gutted American manufacturing — period

Politically speaking, there was no debate on United States international trade agreements in 2016: All politicians seeking to win a national election, or even to create a party-spanning political coalition, agree that our trade agreements are bad things.<p>From the left, we had Democratic presidential …

Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together

<b>In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring</b> …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

1 Warren Buffett Trick That Can Make You Millions

Warren Buffett is one of the best investors and richest people in the world. He's also still actively working as CEO of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK.B), despite being 86 years old. It's that last fact -- that he's still working at age 86 -- that provides the Warren Buffett trick that …

Can This Radical Form Of Affordable Housing Development Make Cities More Livable?

By Eillie Anzilotti6 minute Read<p>When St. Clement’s Hospital, a psychiatric institution, shuttered its doors in London in 2005, it entered the waiting …