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The CEO of a Chipotle-style pizza chain says he'll destroy chains like Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's the way Netflix destroyed Blockbuster

Rick Wetzel, Blaze Pizza's cofounder, told QSR Magazine that he expects to deliver a "big blow" to major delivery chains like Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut.<p>"Apple dethroned record stores; Netflix killed Blockbuster; and Starbucks is decimating Folgers and Maxwell House," Wetzel tells the …

Investor Advice for Pitch Deck 2.0

Here's what you need to know to get the attention of today's VC's.<p>Guy Kawasaki, expert designer and angel investor, recently blogged about the "The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch". It's a great simple infographic and tool to show you an easy to follow flow that simplifies an opportunity. …

Infographics

AT&T Now #20 Largest Company, Surpassing Coca-Cola

In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) has taken over the #20 spot from Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO), according to The Online Investor.<p>Market capitalization is an important data point for investors to keep an eye on, …

Interesting August Stock Options for Halliburton

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the August expiration for HAL.<p>The put contract …

10 Management Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive

Business leaders measure productivity by the quality and quantity of output over input. Management seems to have a big part in a business. They …

Here's the story behind that huge disconnect in the stock market

There's been a growing disconnect in stocks.<p>Over the last few weeks, we've highlighted versions of the following chart from Bank of America Merril Lynch, which shows that US equity funds have seen massive outflows this year while stocks continue to climb to record highs.<p>The big questions …

5 Enterprise Marketing Software Companies to End Your Spreadsheet Hell

Companies that can help end the spreadsheet nightmare.<p>If you're still using spreadsheets to manage your marketing projects, you're likely frustrated with the process. Marketing professionals are often tasked with coordinating tons of tasks with multiple staff members and clients. While a …

Project Management

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Small Business

10 Powerful Lessons From a Young Entrepreneur

Young entrepreneurs are learning powerful lessons at a very early age, and you can learn (and apply) them too.<p>According to recent studies, the number of people under 35 starting their own businesses has increased by more than 70 percent since 2006. Young people are more entrepreneurial than any …

Entrepreneurship

5 Rookie Entrepreneur Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Business Early On

<i>Learning from mistakes is great. Avoiding them completely is better.</i><p>By Lisa Falzone (CEO & Co-founder, Revel Systems)<p>Whether you’re considering …

Entrepreneurship

Balance Work And Life Like Branson: Love What You Do

“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.”<p>It was a throwaway remark made to me by an entrepreneur during an interview, but its gentle sarcasm is lost when you realise that for a lot of new business owners it reflects reality.<p>It’s also the reason why …

Entrepreneurship

Well-funded Jet.com may be ecommerce game-changer

Washington (AFP) - Jet.com has yet to launch its online retail site to the public, but has already drawn attention as a would-be game-changer that could take on Internet giant Amazon.<p>Jet has raised $220 million so far for an ecommerce service with some 1,600 retail partners, and plans to sell some …

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3 High-Volatility Oil Stocks to Buy Right Now for High Returns

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With oil prices up recently after a six-month slide, is it time to reconsider taking a flier on some riskier, volatile energy …

Investing

Are You Wasting Your Time on Social Media?

Social media can be a major asset - but it can also be a waste of our time.<p>I talk with small-to-midsize businesses and organizations every week, and …

Close-up Nature Photography: Tips on Hand-held vs. Tripod

Spring and summer means bees, insects, bright petals and leaves, rocks and shells on the beach, and the list goes on. Many tips, articles (including …

Active fund managers really can pick stocks | Financial Times

It turns out active fund managers really can pick stocks after all.<p>There is just one problem — the outperformance they generate is more than offset …

Investing

8 Things Successful People Sacrifice For Their Success

Four years ago, I went through one of the most difficult times of my life. I’d recently given birth to my third child. I was breastfeeding up to 6 …

5 Steps To Stay On Schedule With Your Business Goals — YFS Magazine

Photo: Emily Chalk, Senior Managing Partner at East of Ellie; Source: Courtesy Photo<p>As entrepreneurs we have to remain goal-oriented to stay afloat. …

5 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Increase Productivity

Building a successful company and driving the team behind it requires a lot of time and effort from startup entrepreneurs. Moreover, with time and …

Time Management

4 Ways to Position Your Startup For Success | BusinessCollective

It’s impossible to avoid hearing the phrase “90 percent fail” when you run a startup. Early on, I realized it was better to see my startup as just …

Employment

Look 10 Percent More Attractive to Women

Get by with a little help from your friends<p>Call your crew—the boys are going out tonight. You’re more attractive to women when you’re with a group, shows a new Dutch study.<p>Women rate a pack of guys to be about 10 percent hotter than the average of its members. The larger your posse, the more …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

4 Suits & 40 Ways to Wear Them

Proof that a suit is the most versatile thing in your wardrobe, courtesy of GQ's creative director Jim Moore

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos23 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy …

5 Tips For Entrepreneurs: Prioritize Or Lose Your Mojo!

Running a business can stink.<p>You have way too many things to worry about! If you don’t pay the bills, nobody does. If you’re not making money, …