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A new recycling company with links to Tesla raises funding

The SEC has processed a new filing that suggests Tesla may be at work on yet another new initiative.<p>Specifically, the filing shows a $2 million investment in a months-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company called Redwood Materials that describes itself at its site as focused on “advanced technology …

Tesla

Seattle entrepreneurs unveil Pillsy, a smart pill bottle that helps patients stay on top of medication

Taking medication on a schedule seems like it should be simple. You have one pill with breakfast and another with dinner, for example.<p>But not taking …

Small Businesses Need A Partner, Not Just A Bank

This week is National Small Business Week—an annual event that recognizes the significant contributions of American entrepreneurship. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy; they create about two out of every three new U.S. jobs each year, and according to the Small Business …

Musk's 'out of cash' dilemma many business founders love to share

In a span of less than four months, Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk has added $2.3 billion to his personal wealth. Musk is now worth more than …

7 Delivery Skills for Public Speaking

Discover smart delivery and strategy tactics and the exercises you can practice so you can improve your speaking skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book</i> Dynamic Communication<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble …

Public Speaking

What Are Mindsets That Hold Entrepreneurs Back?

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Summit Consulting Group CEO Alan Weiss about his perspective on why entrepreneurs often fail.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Your Plan for Your Business Is Going to Change -- and That's OK

PeopleFoundry Founder and CEO Michelle Joseph knows that understanding why things happen can help make a company become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>PeopleFoundry’s mission is to fix the recruitment process. Founder and CEO Michelle Joseph knows that …

Business Strategy

How to Build a Business Without Destroying Your Family

If building a business while raising a happy family is important to you, first consider starting with the end in mind to reveal your hidden ambitions.<p>If you marry the right person, start a family, and find yourself on the fast track to business success, there may come a time when you will need to …

Who's Going To Cash Me Out?

Owning a business goes beyond just knowing your craft, your competition, your industry’s development, and making keen decisions. It takes vision, leadership, grit and the ability to seize an opportunity, as well. We’ve all heard the stories of successful restauranteurs going into the kitchen when …

The Secret to Starting a Business Is Managing the Changes

Going in a new direction requires adjustments. The key is doing what needs to be done at your pace.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting something, whether it's a new business, product or service, exercise or morning routine is exciting, motivating and comes with a …

Small Business

Don't Wreck Your Retirement: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Personal Finances

Founders have to set themselves up for personal finance success irrespective of their business's performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Economist Richard Cantillon is credited with having coined the word "entrepreneur," which literally means "bearer of risk." And …

Entrepreneurship

How One Entrepreneur Earned His First Paycheck Playing Video Games

How Alex Aleksandrovski sold in-game money for U.S. currency, and how his entrepreneurial background pushed him to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode of Resilience, Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman sits down with Alex Aleksandrovski, CEO …

How One Man Made $70,000 Selling Books on the Side of the Road

Workers at the nearby Foot Locker laughed while Jahmal Cole made bank.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This week, Entrepreneur Network partner C1 Revolution features Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, who shares his story of living in Chicago and …

Entrepreneurship

CrunchMatch 2.0 is ready to connect investors and startups

Last year, TechCrunch launched CrunchMatch – a networking tool designed to connect like-minded founders and investors at TechCrunch Disrupt events. We started small in New York last year with just 88 meetings and scaled to hundreds by the end of the year. We learned a lot along the way and realized …

N26 launches business bank accounts for freelancers

If you’re a freelancer or self-employed person, you can now open a dedicated business account with N26 in just a few minutes. These business accounts are pretty similar to the consumer accounts with one additional feature — you get 0.1 percent cashback on all your card purchases.<p>Business accounts …

Meet The Top Women Investors In VC In 2017

Just six female investors have claimed spots on this year’s Midas List, up from five women a year ago. The list also has two female newcomers, Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, and Ann Miura-Ko, cofounder and partner at Floodgate Fund.<p>The Midas List, coproduced by <i>Forbes</i> with TrueBridge …

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while …

Take a Break: How Vacations Can Save Your Business

It's good to work hard -- it's not good to work hard without giving yourself a chance to rest.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're launching a start-up or scaling a business, you know how hard it is to keep going and growing. Putting one foot in front of the other …

Forex

How to write your own business strategy

Whether you lead a big organisation, run a medium-size team or are a sole trader in the gig economy, you need a plan for your business. Here are the …

To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities

This CEO and co-founder is focusing his efforts on sustainable farming -- one city at a time.<p>Who says you can’t build a sustainable farm in the middle of a huge city? Not Viraj Puri, the CEO and co-founder of Gotham Greens, an innovative urban farming company headquartered in Brooklyn, New …

Aquaponics

Urban Living: This Indian Startup Is Reinventing The Idea Of Roommates For Millennials

With rents soaring and a lack of decent accommodation, young people in India’s cities are increasingly moving in with roommates. The number of 18- to 35-year olds — students and working professionals — living with roommates has doubled in the past few years.<p>Young people starting out in their …

Housing

Five Lessons I Learned In The First 24 Hours After Launching My Startup

This founder spent over a year working on his startup part time. Then came launch day.<p>I often think the world would be a more compassionate place if everyone had been a waiter at one point in their lives. Having just launched a startup three weeks ago—after a long period of working on it part …

Landing Financing Without Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity

If you haven't heard of royalty financing, now may be the time to study up and land that startup funding you need.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Serial entrepreneur Aamer Sarfraz knows that raising money to …

Venture Capital

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure Your Direct Mail Campaign Is Opened

Learn the three things you can do to increase the chances that your sale pieces do their important job of selling your product or service.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes dropping your mail off at the post office can feel like you’re throwing it into a vast …

Direct Marketing

4 Cold Email Subject Lines That Generated $4 Million in Revenue

Without a good subject line, the content of the email doesn't matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No single technique has brought in more business to my company than cold email outreach. I sent more than one million cold emails and made it the singular focus of my …

Marketing

17 Passive Income Ideas for Automating Your Cash Flow

Putting your effort in upfront and collecting the returns forever after is the foundation of financial freedom.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passive income has long been the holy grail for entrepreneurs looking to free up their time, untethering the cord of daily …

Small Business

21 Useful Legal Resources For Startups

Starting something on your own always seems like a good idea that gives you an adrenaline rush and the sense of freedom. Whether it’s creating a new project, climbing a mountain or starting a new business.<p>With a startup, there comes a lot of work: brainstorming, polishing your idea, branding, …

Startups