Before Scott Belsky had a product, he had a brand. Belsky is founder of Behance, an online portfolio company for creatives that he later sold to Adobe for an estimated $150 million. Today, Belsky is Adobe’s
Payments company Stripe is today taking another step to expand its operations into a wider set of business services, targeting the startups that form its core base of customers. Today, the company is that
Ryan Moran, founder of the popular Freedom Fastlane Podcast, is only 30 but he’s already been in business for 10 years. “I feel like I came out of the womb an entrepreneur,” says the Austin, Texas-based
Customer experience (CX) is reshaping the way brands do business. Having a customer-centric approach is no longer a buzzword, it's a linchpin to the success and longevity of organizations as competitive
There are probably few things that small businesses hate more than accounting. It’s tedious, time consuming and totally vital to ensure that businesses can remain in business and don’t run afoul of authorities.
Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO. He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than million
We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed. We stayed away from academic books
In the beginning, Amazon.com sold books. Today Amazon is a titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media. It dabbles in plenty more industries. It’s the go-to site for online
Before becoming a VC, I cofounded OnVista, a German finance portal. In my role as CEO I was once talking to a client and told him, “I’ve got to go now because I have a board meeting.” He said: “Poor you.
The Lean Startup began as a grassroots movement that took root within the startup ecosystem. Over the last decade, the movement has developed a powerful toolbox of techniques and methods that help innovators
When went public 20 years ago today, it had a market capitalization of $660 million. Then a fledgling three-year-old Internet company, it has since grown into a $460 billion e-commerce giant. For investors
In my first life as a venture financier, we financed hundreds of entrepreneurs, which meant we turned down many more. Our turn-down rate was not as high as many funds since we had a full arsenal of financing
The first thing you need to determine? The close rate needed to break even. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the services we perform through Whitestone Partners, our
Should non-technical founders learn to code? The answer depends on whether the question is asked within the confines of Silicon Valley or outside it. Most Silicon Valley pundits will have you believe you
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of my favorite maxims in this world of non-stop entrepreneur motivation is “everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.” Think about how
You may have an innovative service or mind-blowing app, but if you’re new to business you may not realize that having the skill to raise money is really the first big step in the entrepreneurial process.
He came to fame and fortune by co-founding PayPal and then as an early investor in Facebook and is now is trying to stop aging and death, find technologies that would let people live forever, and encouraging
It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events. The dreaded "What do