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4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top investors have a long checklist that they consider when evaluating a startup. To win their favor, you must not only meet, but exceed their expectations. Not long ago, we shared with you five tricks for winning over the best …

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Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

Stock Markets

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

7 Steps to Build a Small Business Website | Fox Business

Today, every entrepreneur, small business owner, home-based business owner, and anyone selling products or services <i>must</i> have a presence on the Internet. If you don’t already, make launching a business website your key goal for the coming year.<p>Regardless of your other marketing methods, enabling …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Mobile Ad Spending To Blow Past Newspapers, Magazines, Radio This Year

Revenues from ads running on smartphones and tablets will outstrip those from newspaper, magazine and radio ads for the first time in the U.S. this year, according to a new report from eMarketer.<p>Mobile ad revenues will jump 83%, to $17.7 billion. That represents almost 10% of all ad spending, as …

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Real-life Wolf of Wall Street says his life of debauchery 'even worse' than in film

The controversial figure whose memoir formed the basis of Leonardo DiCaprio's unhinged stockbroker in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street has revealed his debauched life of sex and drugs was "even worse" than shown in the film.<p>Jordan Belfort made the admission in …

Young Wall Street heads to Silicon Valley

By Mark Garrison<p>February 28, 2014 | 4:05 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/02/28/tech/young-wall-street-heads-silicon-valley/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Traders turn to Twitter for market news. Now they can measure mood, too

Financial firms once blocked Twitter to prevent employees leaking sensitive information. It worked, but there was a problem: reporters and companies …

Unfair advantage at the office

This is a column for the disgruntled. It’s easy to get disheartened as we watch colleagues sail through a three-hour presentation on no sleep — after running a marathon over the weekend and coaching their child’s pre-school dance class before work.<p>What’s their secret?<p>Not wishing to sound bitter BBC …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

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Meet the first YouTube star to launch her own makeup line

If you needed any more proof that YouTube (S GOOG) stardom is real, consider this: Makeup artist turned YouTube celebrity Michelle Phan has …

Rosalia Mera, World's Richest Self-Made Woman, Dies At 69

Rosalia Mera, cofounder of Spanish brand Zara and the wealthiest self-made woman on the planet, has died. She was 69.<p>Mera was vacationing on the island of Menorca with her daughter, Sandra, according to the Spanish news site <i>ABC.es</i>, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday. She died 24 …

How to make the most of running your business from home

When most people envisage business owners, they might assume someone running a successful enterprise will be a suited and booted executive sitting in …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …