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The Top 15 Blogs All Startup Managers Should be Reading

Reading blogs like these will help you in the long run.<p>Being a manager within a startup often means feeling unappreciated. CEOs are the idea guys - you're the glue holding everything together while translating their visions into executable actions.<p>These blogs have your back, and they're packed full …

Is Your Angel Pitch Bringing Out the Right Questions?

Recently I was with a small group of angel investors. We were assembled to hear three entrepreneurs pitch their companies. Despite their polished …

Entrepreneurship

19 Ways to Finance Your Latest Business Venture | Inc.com

Over the years I've started, bought, and sold many businesses. I'll be honest: receiving funding for a new business venture can be challenging -- no matter the economic climate. Between the uncontrollable clenching of your teeth as you give up control of your company and the major pain of just …

Ideal Profiles for Venture Capital (VC)

There is in fact no "perfect profile" for VC jobs, because VC firms themselves can be very different and have different strategies. So how can you …

The Founders Guide To Term Sheets and Equity Crowdfunding

As an angel investor and CEO of the VC fund + equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.com, the three most common questions I hear startup founders …

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

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

RANKED: The 22 biggest European venture capital firms in 2016

After years of easy access to cash, a slowdown in funding and IPO has some tech investors and startup founders worried that the industry is facing a correction.<p>But there are still huge venture capital funds looking to splash the cash as Europe's tech scene continues to grow.<p>With billions between …

These 18 black founders and investors are leaving their mark on venture capital

In honor of Black History Month, we're spotlighting some of the African American entrepreneurs and investors within the venture capital industry. …

Venture Capital

The CEO of $2.2 billion pizza chain Papa John's shares his 5 'unexpected ingredients' for startup success

In high school, he worked at a pizza and sub shop in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he first fell in love with making pizza. He got through college by working at a place called Greek's Pizzeria and even considered dropping out of Ball State University to open a franchise, but his …

VC Stationery for Evaluating Startups

In the startup world, it’s common to poke fun at the “Startup” language and optimistic spin so common in early-stage founder pitches. I was joking …

6 things that great startup founders know that other people don't

Here's what many of the greats know — <i>and practice</i> — that seems to elude many founders:<p>1. It's all about the people.<p>Great startup founders don't always have the greatest ideas. But they know how to surround themselves with people will fill the gaps in their thinking, allowing new ideas and …

Startups

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Construction Industry

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview .<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said . "We want to …

Self-improvement

What it takes to start your own venture capital fund

It seems that becoming a VC is a dream of many, and rightly so: it’s really a fantastic job.<p>As a venture capitalist, you’re paid to learn as much as …

Success Discipline: The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Finishing What You Start

Success at anything requires focus and discipline and business is no exception. If all you manage to do is finish EVERYTHING you start, you are way …

Time Management

4 questions every founder needs to ask themselves before launching their startup

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

Startups

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

New York vs London: Which Is the World's Fashion-Tech Capital?

London and New York are both home to vibrant start-up ecosystems. But which is the world’s true fashion-tech capital?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> <b>—</b> New York …

Startups

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …

Small Business

Things Startups Should Keep In Mind While Planning For A Pre-Seed Fund

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a founder and looking to raise pre-seed capital, then you are definitely stepping into the most attractive …

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a …

Alzheimer's Disease