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10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

Why Snowboarding Style Is Making A Comeback

Snowboarding as we know it exploded into the American subconscious in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to pioneers like Messrs Sherman Poppen and Tom Sims, …

The Biggest Reason This Investor Rejected Startup Pitches

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

The best supplements for sex

If you have a low sex drive, can't get off, or you have fertility issues, you're not alone. In fact, you're far from alone! About 40 to 70 percent of …

Wake Forest University

What traction do I need to raise money?

I’m going to get a lot of flack for writing this post. Lots of fellow investors are going to DM / email me telling me that I’m wrong or not accurate. …

Startups

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Explosive advances in DNA testing raise hope, ethical questions

Calgary author, educator says ability to test human genetics has taken off, but is it all good?<p>A Calgary author and university professor says …

4 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Memory

We often think of multitasking as a commendable behavior. We have the impression that if you're taking on several things at once you're living more …

Cognitive Impairment

A house-flipping startup raised $210 million

Opendoor has sold 3,750 homes so far. It wants (a lot) more.<p>Opendoor, a Silicon Valley startup that mines data to buy homes, sight unseen, and flip them for a profit, has raised a $210 million investment led by Norwest Venture Partners. The company has now raised $320 million in total.<p>To sell a …

Real Estate

By Taking the Agony Out Of Networking, This Lean Startup Broke $1M

Many people are phobic about networking events. But Jayson Gaignard’s by-application-only Mastermind Talks are different. Entrepreneurs gladly paid $7,500 to become one of 150 attendees last May. Gaignard has gotten more than 15,000 applicants for those spots in the past.<p>Friendly and unpretentious, …

Entrepreneurship

How To Raise Capital For Your Business & Startup Project

Show Us The Money<p>It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. In the generation of “The Social Network” we’ve all become obsessed …

Why can’t humans regenerate body parts? We’ve got the genes

Regeneration – now that'd be a nice superpower to have. Injure an arm? Chop it off and wait for it to grow back. Dicky knee? Ingrown toenail? Lop off …

10 Inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+16<p>Shares 96<p>Hollywood has produced a lot of memorable movies quotes over the years, and everyone has their favorite. But did you …

Buy a house with a buddy? This startup aims to simplify non-traditional home-buying partnerships

Buying a house can be the biggest, and often most difficult, financial decision anyone makes. And it can be even tougher in such a hot housing market …

6 Costly Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

Launching a startup is undeniably an exciting time. Not only are you finally your own boss, but you also have a chance to become one of the most …

Small Business

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share54<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 93<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

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

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

A Business Is Not Worth Building Unless You Are Ready To 'Go All-In'

More businesses are being started today than ever before, and while this is great for humanity and the economy as a whole, there is one major drawback for an individual entrepreneur looking to build an impactful company. On an almost daily basis, the bar for standing out and winning is constantly …

Entrepreneurship

How These Enterprise Mobile Apps Will Help You in Launching Your Upcoming Startup?

As an entrepreneur or an up growing business leader, you must be aware about the recent scenario how the technology is advancing in every sector …

This Cheap Robot Does Boring Lab Work, So Scientists Can Use Their Time For Discoveries

At big labs, robots perform the menial tasks of science. The $3,000 OT-One makes that possible for small-time researchers, so they can move more quickly toward big discoveries.<p>One recent rainswept Brooklyn day, Will Canine was standing beside the OT-One, a machine his partner Chiu Chau hacked …

Genetics

Which of these three types of business should you start?

Entrepreneurship is sexy right now. The lure of quitting the 9-5 and being in charge of your own destiny is strong.<p>The quote from Tony Gaskins "If you don't build your dream someone else will" is doing the rounds and we are almost made to feel boring if we aren't starting our own business.<p>If you've …

4 Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make (And How To Fix Them)

Of all the companies founded each year, only a fraction survive. Even a smaller percentage of those make it five years. Clearly, building a company …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from Eric Ries – “The Lean Startup” for entrepreneurs

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share72<p>+13<p>Shares 111<p>Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup …

The 3 Passages From Concept to 7-Figure Business

Successfully navigating your unique entrepreneurial journey requires understanding the stages everyone goes through if they succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are three stages entrepreneurs must navigate to turn a concept into 7-figures: the groundwork, the …

5 signs you're CEO material

Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims "it generally takes years for a founder to develop the CEO skill set." In short, Horowitz insists CEOs are made, not born.<p>But just because …

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<i>Ahmad Ishaq had grown a steady big-data business subcontracting for U.S. government projects. But the Afghan immigrant realized it wasn't his dream. So he started over--with Arlington, Virginia-based ByteCubed.</i><p><i>--As told to Kate Rockwood:</i><p>My parents came to America near the end of the Cold War to …

Cold War