Julien Funk

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If You Want To Succeed In Business, Think Like a Shark

It takes years of hard work, vision, determination, and unbridled passion to be a successful business owner. While many entrepreneurs are aware of that, the one key element many must brush up on is the underlying financials of the business, especially if you're trying to bring new investors on …

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<br>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

The 8 most overlooked mobile app usability issues (and how to fix them)

To make your customer's mobile experience truly seamless, everything from onboarding to checkout must work flawlessly. Overlooking something as …

5 JavaScript Debugging Tips To Save Your Sanity

If you’re debugging your way through your website using <i>console.log</i> or just looking to discover some features you might not know about, these tips are …

A Letter to my Lover: I Promise to Never Keep You.

<i>“You must love in such a way that the other person feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>These are words that I’d like to kiss to you in person, whispered …

Relationships

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

How the Media Got a Study About Vegetarianism Really, Really Wrong

Like, really.<p>If you're the sort of person who believes bacon makes everything better, then a study that made headlines this week claiming a vegetarian diet can kill you was probably a welcome sight. Enough with this nonsense about how eating less meat is better for you, for animals, and for the …

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Marketing

10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Fail

Entrepreneurs fail for lots of reasons. Most entrepreneurs fail, by the way, so lists that describe <b>why</b> they fail should be helpful if only as mirrors entrepreneurs can hold up to their faces.<p>It’s hard to be an entrepreneur for <b>at least</b> 10 reasons.<p><b>Not Smart Enough</b><p>Not talking about IQ here. …

Entrepreneurship

Python Scalability: A Convenient Truth

Python is the fastest-growing data science language and is used in production at many of the Fortune 500 companies for everything from software engineering to data engineering to rapid analytics. Despite its easy-to-learn nature and its simple syntax, Python packs surprising amounts of power and …

Tips for Creating Beautiful and Engaging UI

Advertise here with BSA<br>User interface, or UI, is a consideration in the design of anything created to be used. Although industrial and graphic …

UI Design

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

12 JavaScript Libraries For Cool Scrolling Effects

In this post, we are presenting some of the excellent JavaScript libraries that would help you create cool scrolling effects. Animations and special …

JavaScript

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Education

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

'Sharenting': The long-awaited arrival of equal parenting

The other day I got up at 6am, kissed my husband Tom and five-year-old son Max goodbye, before heading off to Paris with a friend. I was free as a bird for 24 hours. It was a Friday so Max had school, needed a packed lunch and had an after-school play date before the usual bath and bedtime …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Examining the Effects of Mobile Phones on Kids and Teens

There's an ongoing sleep study that is of great interest to me, and I expect to many others as well: for the first time, scientists will be examining the effects of mobile phone emissions on sleep and brain activity in children and teenagers. This study, recently underway, is being conducted by …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

The Only Thing You Need To Consider Before Starting a Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …