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10 Things Entrepreneurs Overlook in Their Search for Funds

Entrepreneurs often forget the basics of good business when searching for funds. They think money from any source is good money, and in the process, …

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

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

How Venture Capitalists Value Startups

Below is a short excerpt from a book I am writing on breaking into venture capital. The passage covers — at a high level — how venture capitalists …

Group Commerce Startup Massdrop Is Working With Its Users To Design New Products

Massdrop‘s investors have argued that the group commerce site is more a community than a straightforward marketplace. Here’s one way that Massdrop is doing things differently — a new initiative called Massdrop Collabs.<p>The startup has built specialist communities for folks such as audiophiles and …

How To Outwit Your Smartest Competitors

<b>Market Changers Avoid Blind Spots</b><p>Let’s face it. There aren’t many stupid people running Fortune 2000 companies. At the same time, I know plenty of ridiculously successful entrepreneurs who studied beer, pizza and the opposite sex in college. (Sorry Mom and Dad.) Come to think of it, many of my …

Leadership

6 Quick Tips for a Successful Startup Social-Media Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re trying to raise money for your startup, and social media makes that mission easier than ever. In fact, if you know what you’re doing, you can reach millions of people on a shoestring budget.<p>The big question, however, is how? Below …

20 Questions You Have to Answer Before Starting Your Business | Inc.com

I teach an entrepreneurship course for students who transfer to Babson College -- <i>U.S. News and World Report</i> has ranked it tops for entrepreneurship since 1995.<p>Next week, my students will present the final pitch for the business ideas they've been developing all semester.<p>If you run a business or are …

Customers

How Small Businesses and Startups Can Stay Competitive and Close Big Deals

Lean businesses have an advantage over their larger counterparts: They can move fast and innovate, which affords them a competitive edge in negotiations. With a clever approach to sales and thrifty marketing strategies, they're empowered to do more with less. Furthermore, with the smarts and …

Diese Frau will Helsinki autofrei machen

Rund 95 Prozent seiner Lebensdauer verbringt ein Auto auf dem Parkplatz, sagt die finnische Verkehrsplanerin Sonja Heikkilä. Warum nicht einfach weg …

Finnland