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7 Steps to Making $900,000 (or More) Before You're 30

Live someplace too dull to distract you from making money.<p>Most people in their 20’s are still in debt from their student days. My trading challenge aims to help people turn small amounts of money into six and seven figures in a short amount of time. I recently sat down with one of my students who’s …

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

Automation

3 ways AI will change project management for the better

If you’ve read any tech media recently, then you’re probably hearing a lot about artificial intelligence (AI). Some people herald it as the promise of the future, while others are skeptical — even fearful — of its impacts on society, culture, and our workplaces.<p>As it turns out, the buzz around AI …

Project Management

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Tips for Building a Small Business Through Branding

When you launch a small business, no matter the industry it’s in, it is important to spend a lot of time and energy on marketing. This is the way to …

Small Business

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to …

Chatbots

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Apps

Outsource your boring back office paperwork to AI

There seems to be no end to what artificial intelligence can do. After thrashing humans at sophisticated games like chess and go, AI’s next conquest appears to be the workplace. Many already hold jobs at forward-looking companies across industries. Some work as customer service reps, translators, …

Artificial Intelligence

An ex-Deutsche Bank MD who made $1 billion for clients built an app to teach students to invest

"JPMorgan merged with Chase. Bankers Trust got brought out of Deutsche Bank. Lehman Brothers went bust. Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch and then Deutsche Bank is Deutsche Bank — who knows!" Derhalli told Business Insider recently.<p>Derhalli spent 35-years in investment banking and spent his …

Lehman Brothers

11 Free Tools and Services That Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Use

I bootstrapped my startup Jodilogik and launched the application inThe post 11 Free Tools and Services That Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Use …

Startups (India)

How to Cold Email a Stranger for Advice

The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur years of headache and thousands of dollars.<p>CEO of GrowthLab.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can …

Entrepreneurship

Here are the top 5 companies most likely to have an IPO in 2017

There will be more tech companies going public in 2017 than this year.<p>That’s the takeaway from CB Insights’ fifth annual Tech IPO Pipeline Report, …

10 Best podcasts every entrepreneur must listen today

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+11<p>Shares 13<p>As a busy entrepreneur, your time is limited and valuable, so you need to be selective in how you spend it. Podcasts are …

Entrepreneurship

14 Free Business Tools to Make Your Startup more Successful in 2017

Being an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you must be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the major variables, in the both internal and external environments, that will help you enhance your business's growth. In order to drive revenue and gain competitive edge over your rivals, you need to …

Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B

Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round, which follows the startup’s $9.25 million Series A just this August, was led by prior investor Valar …

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Internet of Things

This stock exchange for startups uses blockchain technology to make it possible for anyone to invest and trade in growth companies

Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO and founder of Funderbeam.Funderbeam<p>Growth companies have a predetermined development path to pass through, somewhere at the end lingers the illustrious ‘exit’ or IPO. As an early stage investor you may have to sit tight with your investment for a decade.<p>With Funderbeam, it’s a …

Venture Capital

12 Reasons Your Business Needs The Blockchain

Shutterstock photo<p>When bitcoin first arrived in 2009 it also brought along a source code dubbed the blockchain along for the long ride. The …

Blockchain
Investing

IBM goes all-in on blockchain: Launches app-making ecosystem

IBM today announced a program designed to speed up the development of blockchain-based applications for business.<p>Blockchain technology — which enables secure, decentralized recording of information — has been picking up interest over the past year or two for the variety of important applications it …

Blockchain

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Small Business

Open As App turns boring business data into a mobile app instantly

Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to change all that.<p>Launching today in the Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt London, Open As App offers a platform that …

XERO CEO: London's fintech scene is 'world class' and will stay that way post-Brexit

Rod Drury, founder and CEO of Xero, told Business Insider during a recent interview in London: "We love the fintech innovation happening in London, it's absolutely world-class. When you see the apps that are being built here, they will go global. We're really impressed by the quality of the fintech …

Canary Wharf

How to Split Equity with Cofounders

It’s been well-documented that deciding to take on a cofounder can be a fruitful choice, improving the business prospects for many entrepreneurs. …

Free Personal Finance Management App, Like it Should Be

Building budgets has never been easier. Enjoy unlimited budgets and transactions perfectly personalized right for you. Keep track of your …

Finance

20 Small Business Ideas in the Growing Cannabis Industry - Small Business Trends

The cannabis industry is growing fast. And that means there are plenty of potential business opportunities available for entrepreneurs who are …

Small Business

5 Online Businesses You Can Launch with Little Startup Capital

Want to start a business but think you need piles of money? Here are 5 online businesses you can start right now with little or no money.

Money

Duolingo's new crew of AI tutors will help you learn languages

The new chatbots rely on artificial intelligence and get smarter the longer you use them<p>Duolingo, the popular free language-learning platform, launched three language "tutors" in its iOS app today, marketing the AI-powered chatbots as a way of helping users learn a new language without having to …

Master AI & Achieve the Impossible with 10 Courses & 63.5 Hours of Training in Machine Learning

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment …

Data Science