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For startups, VC funding is always in season

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>We’ve entered the dog days of summer. …

Venture Capital

9 Reasons Why Peanut Butter Is Better Than Sliced Bread

Peanut Butter. It's a lifestyle.<p>December 02, 2017<p>Peanut Butter. A wholesome staple. I would go as far to say it's the backbone of our American diets. …

'Pokémon Go' is driving crazy sales at small local businesses — here's how to cash in

People are spending so much time journeying around looking for Pokémon that getting sore legs from playing for hours on end has practically become its own meme.<p>Smart businesses have caught on too. As Pokémon Go users traverse their towns in search of Pokémon, local stores, restaurants, movie …

Food Trucks and Photography: So Happy Together

Picture Stories<p>As far as Craigslist jobs go, my three months slinging brats on a German-inspired currywurst truck in Los Angeles will go down as one of the most unique and unconventional that I’ve worked. But did I think this experience would creep back into my life during my first months on the …

Food Trucks

United States of food trucks: 51 deliciously quirky treats

Move over, Maine lobster and Kentucky fried chicken. Quirky takes on regional delicacies are rolling into town — literally.<p>Yes, we're talking food trucks.<p>Hungry adventurers have gotten their gourmet fix at trucks for years in such cities as New York, Austin and Portland, Ore.. But the fun, cheap …

Life inside a Food Truck

Also in this Tyee Presents series:<p>CONTEST: Treat Your Friends to a Free Meal at Surrey's Food Cart Festival<p>Life inside a Food Truck<br>• What Does the …

Amsterdam launches food truck pilot project

The City of Amsterdam is set to embark on a food truck […]The post Amsterdam launches food truck pilot project appeared first on Dutch Daily News.

Willpower Is Your Secret Weapon

3 min read<p>This story appears in the July 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Every day, entrepreneurs restore my faith in humanity. This may sound grandiose, but it’s not meant to. Even on the worst news day, when the world seems to be falling into a dark vortex, one call with an entrepreneur can …

Will Power

How to Cook Stir-Fried Greens (Plus Bacon!) Without a Recipe

By Chris Morocco<p>Here's how to make easy, excellent stir-fried greens, no complicated recipe—or lengthy ingredient list—required.<p>You know what they say about great artists stealing? Yeah, same goes for home cooks. This approach to stir-fried greens was inspired by our friends at Mission Chinese …

Use Your Creativity to Fight Back

An innovation recently developed by college students shows how the human imagination can solve some of the most seemingly intractable societal problems.<p>Watching the news or reading the paper, it takes only a few minutes to identify major problems in our world.<p>From the abhorrent behavior of certain …

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5 Ways to Communicate More Clearly

When communicating with employees, bosses, customers, or colleagues, you'll be more effective if you follow these simple guidelines.<p>The winner in every business competition is always whoever communicates the most clearly. Whether you're dealing with employees, bosses, colleagues, or customers, your …

Communicate

A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect

Your pitch is not just what you tell investors. It's your message to everyone interested enough in your company to ask you about it.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At Techstars, I see lots of pitches. I get them during the application process, when I first …

Entrepreneurship

Stuck? How to Get Moving Again in 4 Simple Steps

More thinking and analysis isn't going to help. Here's what you need to do.<p>You're stuck.<p>The project, personnel issue, client, or whatever has you flummoxed. Sure, you can think about it some more, wait for divine intervention, or let the problem marinate for a bit and hope for the best. But hope is …

Sitting

10 Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling

While identifying a calling is a personal, unique endeavor, there are recognizable signs that you have managed to find it<p>Do you know what your calling is? Does it sound appealing to you? As Oprah Winfrey once said, "We're all called. If you're here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our …

Oprah Winfrey

Marketing Plan Apps To Assist In Creating Your Food Truck Plan

Your food truck may have a great menu or excellent service but your mobile food business won’t grow unless people know you’re out there. That …

Setting Up Your Food Truck Staffing

Unlike restaurants, food truck staffing is often setup to allow operation by a small staff comprised of individuals working a variety of roles. The …

Most delicious dessert trucks in America

Even though summer might be almost over, that doesn't mean that our sweet tooth has been satisfied. And even though dessert trucks might be synonymous with ice cream trucks for some, there's a whole world of trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to cupcakes to cookies. And even if …

6 Fundamentals Every Modern Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The road to being a true-blue entrepreneur is paved with spectacular stories of crash-and-burn. It requires a certain type of stamina that few possess and an insatiable desire to do better than the day before. Such a demanding …

Entrepreneurship

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Setting the right salaries for your employees can be a tricky matter. Pay too little and it will be tough to attract the right talent. Pay too much and you’re not maximizing your workforce dollar. But finding that middle ground …

Employment

7 Steps for Impressing Venture Capitalists

Don't miss your opportunity to impress your next VC. Here are 7 easy steps to stand out above the crowd of other startups.<p>I'm not trying to burst your bubble here, but you're not the only entrepreneur out there trying to secure funding. I get pitched by different entrepreneur three to five times a …

Venture Capital

5 Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse

With all the things you need to handle as you lead your startup, it's easy to get lost. Rely on these phrases to guide you in the right direction.<p>As the leader of a startup, you have to deal with a never-ending series of issues. Startup CEOs must motivate the rest of the team, establish a company …

Leadership

How VCs Use Content Marketing to Connect With Communities

Research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) reveals that in 2013, US venture capitalists committed $29.4 billion to 3,995 deals, with investments in internet-specific companies reaching the highest total since 2001.<p>The idea is simple. Venture capitalists fund projects that demonstrate a high …

5 Most Common Startup Marketing Failures

Avoid your own marketing disasters by steering clear of these five practices.<p>No matter what industry you're in, every business owner feels the same way when they launch their business--proud, though aware of the difficulty that may lie ahead.<p>When you put everything on the line in order to pursue …

Marketing

How to Perfect Your Personal Pitch

Selling yourself can be like walking a tightrope. Make these easy adjustments to keep your pitch in balance.<p>Hailey is 5 years old and obsessed with Disney princesses. She owns all the dolls and, yes, all of the costumes (sometimes she even wants to sleep in them). As an aspiring princess, Jasmine, …

Selling

Even Jack In The Box Is Selling Cronuts Now

Or, as they prefer to call them, "<b>croissant doughnuts</b>." After testing the not-cronuts in limited markets last month, fast-food chain <b>Jack In The Box</b> is offering its version of the pastry hybrid for 89 cents apiece on its 24-hour breakfast menu. Is this the final nail-in-the-coffin, shark-jumping …