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How These Five Tips Can Help Your Startup Thrive Faster

According to one report, 50 percent of small businesses fail in their first four years of inception. Startups over the last few decades in many …

Startups

How to Finance Your Startup Without Selling Your Soul

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

3 Books Every Growth-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read This Year

Every so often, you read a book that becomes a part of you. For some, it’s a childhood-defining series like “Harry Potter.” Others find themselves in poetry or memoirs.<p>My recent pivotal read was Chris Voss’ “Never Split the Difference.” It was the first book I read upon founding Node. Voss became …

5 Lies the World Tells Entrepreneurs About How to Succeed

Hard work and persistence are not enough -- true success hinges on another factor (and it's not luck).<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's common knowledge that 90 percent of startups die. So what do the 10 percent have that the 90 percent don’t?<p>We are taught …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Things No One Ever Tells You About Starting a Business

Avoid the pitfalls that cause most startups to fail.<p>Entrepreneurship is experiencing a romantic renaissance of sorts, a startup spring if you will. Everyone wants to hang a shingle on the back of their budding unicorn. It's culture and it's growth and it's hustle. Starting a business today seems to …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess

You might just reach that 7-figure income with these habits.<p>Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a …

Self-improvement

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is …

Motivation

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Relationships Are What Leverages Hard Work Into Success

Building good connections with clients and employees is important for a business to grow.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 things being a Marine taught me about starting a business

As a Marine, I trained and served in some of the hottest and crappiest places in the world.<p>I was with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines, and deployed for the Battle of Marjah in Helmand, Afghanistan.<p>During the six years I was in the Marine Corps, I learned a lot of lessons that have served me well in many …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

10 Habits of Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

We all want to be the most successful version of ourselves, whether it be a top athlete, business owner or a good mother. The most successful people …

Success

Being Your Own Boss Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

With entrepreneurship comes a lot of baggage. Between sleepless nights, hectic mornings, and a schedule that Tim Cook would shutter at, entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

U.S. economy won't grow fast until we unleash entrepreneurs

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all like a good creation story. That moment where it all began.<p>In America, we love one in particular.<p>The story of the great entrepreneur.<p>You know the one: The lone genius toiling away in the garage, equipped with nothing but an idea, a pocket protector and a relentless desire to …

How Equity Crowdfunding Could Level the Playing Field for Female Entrepreneurs

In the beginning, raising money for my startup was tough going. I pitched dozens of middle-aged men on the unique value of my dating app, in which …

Here Are 5 Killer Entrepreneurial Secrets From Successful Entrepreneurs

Last fall, thousands of millennials boarded a cruise ship and set sail for Summit at Sea,the coolest, weirdest, most off-the-grid leadership …

Even handyman service can’t find good help these days

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Eight months ago, a labourer interested in a job at HandyForce walked into its Toronto office smelling like alcohol.<p>"He sat down on a chair and said, 'Okay, I'm here for my interview. I'm pretty drunk …

Entrepreneurs, Leading Startup News, Video & Resource Portal

Bizztor<p>Featured News<p>Connecting Entrepreneurs<p>en_US<p>website<p>Startup News - Entrepreneurs, Startup stories, networking events and learning resources in …

How Following His Heart Led This Entrepreneur to Start a Multi-Billion Dollar Company

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for</i> …

Social Media

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share137<p>Tweet<p>Share1K<p>+15<p>Shares 1K<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be More Like a Teenager

Just look at how they interact.<p><i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s</i> …

This startup just got $11.5 million to make employees everywhere as happy as they are at Google

That cash is going to help AnyPerk finance a new, bolder mission beyond just serving as a broker of perks, says CEO Taro Fukuyama: AnyPerk is now going to go a step further and offer consulting services to help every company be as happy, ideally, as Google — recently named the best place in America …

She dropped out of law school and founded 3 startups. And she’s only 22.

According to a 2014 study, some 95 percent of students who enrolled in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) from Harvard University and Massachusetts …

25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 Who Are Creating the Next Big Thing

We will never run out of innovators because we will never run out of problems to solve or solutions that can be improved.<p>22 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be successful, study someone who is and find out how they did it. You may not be able to …

Startups

What the Founder of Two Multimillion-Dollar Businesses Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Rapid Growth

How one entrepreneur reached the Inc. 5000 with two separate companies.<p>Few business owners ever succeed in landing their company on the <i>Inc. 5000</i> list. Even fewer do it twice for different startups.<p>Meet Farsheed Ferdowsi. After growing human resources company, PayMaxx, into one of the largest …

Business Strategy

Entrepreneurs' accelerator launch event Oct. 7 in Virginia Beach

Entrepreneurs' Organization Southeast Virginia is holding an Accelerator launch event from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Town Center City Club, 222 Central …

Why it's impossible to "create" entrepreneurs - a core part of the human condition

<b>By Alec Hogg</b><p>Watching Elon Musk‘s brilliant presentation on plans to colonise Mars reminded me his genius is not only an ability to see further than …