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Warren Buffett perfectly describes why the retail apocalypse is dooming Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney

Retailers like Macy's and Sears are struggling to stay alive, as stores close and sales slump. And, a single overarching mistake is the root of all their problems.<p>In "The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America," the Berkshire Hathaway CEO lays out a problem that plagues many …

10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More Efficient

When you don't have the resources to build custom solutions, you can rely on these affordable (or free) fixes.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many startups, achieving meaningful growth -- the kind that gets the attention of investors and potential buyers …

Small Business

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

The first thing you should do when you walk through the door for a job interview

Have you…<p>Researched your interviewer?<br>• Printed copies of your resume?<br>• Rehearsed your answer to the "tell me about yourself question"?<br>• Prepared your questions for your interviewer?<br>• Picked a few ways to make yourself memorable?<p>You're in pretty darn good shape if you answered 'yes' to all of these. But …

These 8 simple rules are the Sparknotes version of everything you need to know about personal finance

Personal finance can be daunting, but familiarizing yourself with basic money concepts— like how to build wealth, stay out of debt, and earn returns on your investments — will, quite literally, pay off.<p>To help you get started, we turned to the latest edition of Beth Kobliner's book "Get a Financial …

Personal Finance

A 29-year-old hedge fund manager reveals why he loves hiring liberal arts majors

Daniel Rasmussen is the founder of Verdad Fund Advisors, and he's calling BS on needing a BS.<p>Rasmussen, who was recently named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" finance list, majored in history and literature at Harvard University. He is also the author of "American Uprising," a New York Times best-seller …

Warren Buffett predicted the fall of Eddie Lampert and Sears over 10 years ago

The $200 million loan (with the option to increase the amount to $500 million) will bring the total amount Lampert has lent Sears in the past two years up to at least $1 billion.<p>The fall from grace of both Lampert, once considered the "next Warren Buffett," and Sears was laid out by the Berkshire …

Using these 13 words will help salespeople close deals faster and make tons of money

They say selling is more art than science.<p>And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals.<p>Using the 13 words below can help you significantly sell more and make a boatload of money.<p>Read the full HubSpot …

One of Wall Street's top recruitment firms identified the key trends in hiring

Once Wall Street bankers get their bonuses in January and February, many look ahead to the next opportunity.<p>So leading Wall Street recruitment firm Options Group published a report on hiring trends into 2020.<p>As companies focus on cost cutting, "new hires will be made only in the strongest product …

Exclusive: Why Venus Williams and Mellody Hobson Are Investing in This Fintech Startup

When Mellody Hobson first met Sallie Krawcheck at a dinner during one of <i>Fortune</i>‘s Most Powerful Women conferences more than a decade ago, Hobson was …

18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World

Noa Mintz started her first business in 2008, running art classes for kids during the summer for a small fee. Two years later, she founded a …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

Donald Trump Says to Get Out of the Stock Market, But Stays in Himself

The candidate reports up to $91 million in equity holdings.<p>Donald Trump has some investment advice for you: Get out of the stock market. Funny thing, …

Investing

10 Most inspirational rags-to-riches entrepreneurs of all time

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+1<p>Shares 31<p>Some of the richest people in the world were born into their wealth. But many of them started with nothing, and through …

A stock market crash will take the California Pension system along with it

The huge, simultaneous, Fed-engineered rallies in stocks, bonds, and real estate - typically the three biggest holdings of state and local pension funds in the US - have inflated the balance sheets of these funds, thus elegantly, if only partially, papering over their fundamental problems. Most of …

A bunch of ex-Cisco engineers say Cisco tried to kill their startup’s marketing event

That seemed the perfect time for CloudGenix, a startup founded by former Cisco engineers, to strike with a guerrilla-marketing event of their own.<p>These engineers used to work on Cisco's wide-area networking (WAN) products, which are routers and switches that connect a network across long …

'Pokémon GO' Taxes Are Coming -- In Fact, They're Already Here

<i>Pokémon GO</i> has exploded onto the scene, with all manner of people searching like crazy for funny little creatures that sort of don’t exist, but sort of do. The game uses geolocation to place Pokémon characters in the honest-to-goodness physical world. That way, players use their smartphones to …

Pokémon

Bayer isn't letting Monsanto off the hook with a $55 billion takeover offer

The German company on Thursday said it had boosted its all-cash offer for Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, to $125 per share from $122.<p>That's about $55 billion in cash, meaning that a deal — if agreed — would be the biggest of the year so far.<p>Monsanto shares rose about 2.5%, to $103.65, as of 12:35 …

Blue Chip Dividend Stocks

Blue chip dividend stocks can be some of the most appealing investment opportunities for income and capital appreciation. If you have ever wondered …

Investing

WARREN BUFFETT: Here's the best place to invest your money

The best investment for most people to buy<p>During Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in late April, Warren Buffett had some harsh words to say about hedge funds and investment consultants, saying they are often detrimental for anyone who follows their advice.<p>Instead, Buffett argued (as he has many …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

startups

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Steve Jobs: don't start a business unless there's 'a wrong that you want to right'

As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money — the "tourists" as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them. Another investor recalled that after the dot-com crash …

The 30 startups whose value ballooned the most during the 'steroid era' of funding

Now that the steroid era of startup funding is coming to an end, these richly valued companies are in the spotlight. Many will end up being worth a lot less than their last valuation. A few will surpass it.<p>Business Insider worked with PitchBook to rank the companies that juiced up their valuations …

Jeff Bezos Calls Amazon 'Best Place In The World To Fail' In Shareholder Letter

Jeff Bezos wants you to know that his big bets pay off.<p>In his annual shareholder letter, which was unveiled on Tuesday, the Amazon.com CEO issued the Wall St. version of an “I told you so” by declaring that experiments like cloud hosting service Amazon Web Services have become massive businesses …

Cloud Computing

App-only bank Number26 doubled customers in 5 months — its CEO says he's building a bank like 'Uber or Spotify'

CEO and founder Valentin Stalf shared the figures with BI at the Money2020 Europe conference in Copenhagen this week.<p>It means Number26 has effectively doubled since launching across France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Spain in early December. Back then, the bank had 80,000 customers. The …

Sharp Just Agreed to a Takeover—But Buyer Foxconn Backed Off

Taiwan’s Foxconn has put its takeover of Japanese electronics maker Sharp on hold after becoming aware of previously undisclosed liabilities, two …

Goldman Sachs nails why banks are so excited about the technology behind bitcoin

It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions.<p>Banks have been swarming around the technology, with 42 investment banks signing up to an industry-wide group looking at how …