Abel Kabiru

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Why Insurance Will Be Bigger -- and Invisible -- In 20 Years

You might want to take a mental snapshot of what <b>insurance</b> looks like, because children born today could make up first generation that won’t know what insurance is. That’s not because insurance won’t be a thing; it will just look a lot different in 20 years.<p>“Insurance will be much bigger, and there …

San Francisco

Money, Fame, or Impact: Why Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Knowing your true motivation for starting a business could make the difference between success and failure.<p>Imagine this: A top venture capitalist is considering funding your startup. He or she invites you out to drinks and asks you this question: "Why are you starting this business? Do you want …

Entrepreneurship

No One Said It Would Be Easy to Be Disruptive

Rachel Braun Scherl goes against the grain to buck convention and shares how you can too<p>Over the more than 25 years that I have been in business, I have contributed to building many businesses and brands. Many are household names, others are small companies that you have never heard of. What has …

Johnson & Johnson
Entrepreneurship

ShearShare: On Becoming Startup of the Year, Solving Problems, and Bootstrapping

Each day we applaud startups for their latest round of funding no doubt a challenging accomplishment, but it can mean we often overlook those who …

Doodling

How entrepreneurs should craft a communications strategy

In an era of entrepreneurship, bright minds are stepping out of the traditional workforce and launching businesses.<p>When it comes to startups, it’s …

Public Relations

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

Malcolm Gladwell on the 1 Biggest Problem Every Successful Person Faces

On Lance Armstrong's "The Forward" podcast, Gladwell hits on a simple yet profound truth -- and a universal conflict that never goes away.<p>Malcolm Gladwell has a way of putting something into words, something that you had never really thought about and definitely never articulated yourself -- but …

Self-improvement
Donald Trump

Impact Investing Isn't a Hype: It's an Evolving Toolbox of Opportunities

Women entrepreneurs are often an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion while driving positive social change. Solar Sister, for instance, an organization started by Ashoka Fellow Katherine Lucey, is empowering women to become an active part of the grassroots clean energy economy, …

Innovation
South Africa

20 Things You Should Ask Yourself If You're Wondering If Entrepreneurship Is Right for You

Consider these 20 questions before you take the leap.<p>The dream of entrepreneurship exists in the minds of the ambitious, the ones who believe they can reach for the stars. And in their minds, they can see it. They know what they want to build--and if they don't know what to build, they know they …

Entrepreneurship

5 truths you have to embrace to break free of your job and work for yourself

While this is certainly great news for the economy, it proves one thing to me: We need more entrepreneurs.<p>While it's wonderful to see more people with jobs, a decrease in poverty and an improving economic climate, let's get real: $56,000 is not that much money. It's barely enough to live on, let …

Self-improvement

These Are the Risks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take

The difference between taking a risk--and putting yourself at risk.<p>Entrepreneurs love to view risk as binary. The more you put on the line, the greater the potential for reward. Go on, take that second mortgage so you can pour more cash into your business. Mine your life savings for a few more …

Entrepreneurship

When 1 + 1 Is More Than Two: Creating Synergy with Your Most Important Partners

<b>By Diana Franco</b><p>If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to raise a company. Here are the three partnerships most important in the life of an entrepreneur.<p><b>Family: Your First Partners</b><p>The average age of a woman entrepreneur in the United States is between 40 and 60 years. It's …

7 signs it's time to quit your job to become an entrepreneur

Usually, it's because we find that simply working a job just isn't enough. We need to challenge ourselves, to test our ideas and to take control. Working for someone else just can't satisfy that kind of personal drive.<p><b>Related: 6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own …

Entrepreneurship

Interview: Storq Founder Courtney Klein: How one fashion entrepreneur is doing her part and redesigning pregnancy

by Ami Kealoha<p>Don’t make useless crap. With this simple design philosophy, Storq completely reimagined maternity clothes with the launch of their line in 2014. The San Francisco-based brand started with basics, like a black triangle bra in the softest jersey that quickly became our go-to …

Pregnancy

Startup Insider: How FundersClub CEO Alex Mittal Built The World's First Online Venture Capital Firm

<i>Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here.</i><p>The best way to learn how to start a company is to just dive in and do it. For FundersClub …

Entrepreneurship

50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017

In her recent article on Huffington Post, Allison O’Kelly talked about how women-owned businesses are on the rise. While that’s worth major applause, it’s not rosy for all women in business.<p>Women still face an uphill battle, and have to cope with inequities like gender bias, pay gaps, and …

Entrepreneurship

10 Evening routines of billionaire entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share180<p>+12<p>Shares 204<p>Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. When used effectively, it …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

For three hours, Uber let riders pitch their startup to a VC in an Uber Pool — here's what it was like

Called Pool Pitch, the option was available on October 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Users could hail a ride with an investor from New York firms like First Round Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Brooklyn Bridge Capital, and Primary Venture Partners, anywhere in New York's five boroughs.<p>The people with …

Venture Capital

The Democratization of Business Intelligence

Business intelligence technology puts small companies on an even playing field with larger ones when it comes to data.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever an existing technology tool suddenly becomes more accessible to a greater number of people, it is said that it …

Big Data

How the Same Data Analytics Used in Politics Can Help Your Business

Every four years, about 230 million people turn out to vote in the U.S presidential election. That’s a huge audience to influence, no matter how …

Big Data
Marketing

Are Small Businesses Too Quick To Outsource Data Analytics? - Small Business Trends

Like their counterparts at larger companies, managers at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are waking up to the fact that data-driven …