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How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Small Business

6 Ways to Market Your Small Business for Less Than $100

Guest Writer<p>Chief Revenue Officer, Kabbage<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For large brands with big marketing and advertising budgets, one or even several hundred dollars is just a drop in the monthly marketing budget. But for entrepreneurs and small business owners, …

Small Business

The Most Common Reasons Startups Fail

Before diving into your own startup, consider first these common mistakes that have cost entrepreneurs their businesses time and again.<p>Founders blame investors, investors blame CEOs, CEOs blame research and development (R&D), R&D say the product is fine, the market just doesn’t get it, and …


Can you face the six hard truths of entrepreneurship?

It's a common occurrence in the startup world: A critical decision has to be made, one that will affect everything that comes after it, and may determine the fate of the company. It could be a decision whether to let a partner go or invest in a new technology. But the founder won't consider all the …

To Get the Most out of a Trip to Israel, Do These 11 Things

It's a tad ironic that the road navigation app, <b>Waze</b>, was developed by two young guys from one of the smallest countries in the world - Israel. Just over 250 miles long and 70 miles wide at its widest point (9 miles wide at narrowest), Israel can be covered in a matter of hours. But, you'll want to …

23 Lazy Girl Recipes To Make Store-Bought Cake Mix Taste Better

Yes, each of these recipes starts with a box o' cake mix. We won't tell it's not from scratch if you don't.

Why Millennials Can't Find Mentors And How We Can Fix That

I am a huge believer that when women from multiple generations truly embrace each other, that’s when things will change. Women need to stop sitting around and doing the “blah, blah, blah” about how women need to help women, then leave the room and do nothing to fix the problem. We need to stop …

How to Waste as Little Produce as Possible

A bit of storage know-how goes a long way.<p>On the list of #HealthyPersonProblems, there are few things worse than losing track of your produce and having to toss out rotten fruits and vegetables week after week. To help you avoid all of the waste, we made this handy infographic based on pointers …