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ESPN’s Long-Form Storytelling Could Turn Sports Podcasting on Its Head

It's the new golden age of audio. So it's not entirely surprising that there has been a wealth of new podcasts announced in recent weeks, especially …

Chocolate chip oatmeal waffles

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.<p><i>Chocolate chip oatmeal waffles are a sweet breakfast option for the weekend</i> …

Breakfast

Life is sweet: Pierre Marcolini captures quaint Parisian life with new chocolate boxes

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8 Highly-Recommended Steps to Success

As a <b>startup</b> advisor and investor, I find that more and more <b>entrepreneurs</b> avoid using the term “profit” in pitching their new <b>venture</b>. They seem to …

6 Habits Of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to have the right set of skills if they’re going to be successful. The fact is that so many people are not focusing on the …

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. The reality is that over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or Angel funding, according to experts, and there are many good reasons for …

Startups

21 traits of billionaires that you can start developing today

Well, besides the size of their bank accounts, many of them exhibit special traits and personality quirks that have helped them achieve unlimited success — and impressive fortunes.<p>Click through to find out if you have any of these 21 traits that billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett and …

Conscious Capitalism: A Radical Model of Corporate Philanthropy

I recently came across a fascinating new model for accelerating corporate philanthropy in a radically different way. In my 25 years of business, this is one of the most intriguing opportunities I've seen. It is utterly transformative.<p>Corporate social responsibility is actually on the rise at the …

Why Teachers Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs

There is a new type of entrepreneur quickly rising in almost every city in America. They have a significant impact on the lives of many people. Do you know someone in education who is motivated, mission-driven, passionate, smart, and can create something new? If the answer is yes, you know an …

Education Technology

Why the Most Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs Are a Little Naughtier Than Everyone Else

It's one of several traits that set them apart.<p><i>How do angels and VCs gauge the potential of founders? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Maples, Founding Partner at Floodgate, on Quora:</b><p>No …

5 Must Read Sales Books for Any Entrepreneur

If there was a one-size-fits-all model for salespeople then it would probably be a pretty easy gig. However, we all have various methods of learning, …

Selling

Business Planning Process: Launch Your Small Business Startup With Success - OLBlog

Business planning is one of the most important steps towards building a successful startup business, and you can use some specific strategies to …

Which Type of Financing is Right For Your Startup? The Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Having a great idea for a business is one thing. Getting the financial backing to grow, scale and make it a success is quite another.<p>Most …

4 Lessons Learned from Scaling Up

Entrepreneurship is a journey that can teach you lessons that are rewarding in many ways.<p><i>Aidan Fitzpatrick is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from London and the founder of Reincubate, a leading app data company. We asked him some of the lessons he has learned throughout his</i> …