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Five Must-Read Selections on Business Startup

How many small businesses fail each year? It is a question that is frequently bandied about by economists, and it is one of the most frequent …

The three must-haves angel investors look for

In 2011, angel investors Rehan Yar Khan and Anupam Mittal came across an “interesting” investment opportunity: An online marketplace for cabs and car …

Venture Capital

Risky Business: Embracing Positive Black Swans

When we think of risk, we usually think of the possibility of something bad happening: failure, injury, or loss. It makes sense that negative (downside) risks usually come to mind first. When was the last time you lost sleep worrying about something wonderful happening to you?<p>It’s human nature to …

J K Rowling

Top Resources for Entrepreneurs, from TNW Deals

Planning to launch your own business? The road ahead can be hard and treacherous — and every ounce of wisdom about what to expect can help keep you on the right track.<p>At TNW Deals, we’ve got a bunch of great offers on must-have tutorials for essential entrepreneurial skills, and digital resources …

Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

If you sold your last startup for $800 million, you probably already know how to build a business, and even conservative investors won’t worry about …

The Advice I Give All First-Time Founders

Hire the right people. Don't run out of money. And always have a North Star, says First Round partner Rob Hayes.<p><i>This post originally appeared on First Round Review and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint--but he …

Employment

The Most Powerful Army You've Never Heard Of

What was once a nation with a limited presence on the international stage is acquiring advanced weaponry, instituting universal military service, and expanding its fleet of fighter jets and heavy vehicles.<p>A country of less than 10 million citizens has even proven willing frequently to use military …

Prepaying student loans may mean less money in retirement | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people’s ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents’ basements. But that does not mean student loan borrowers always should be in a hurry to pay off this debt.<p>Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …