Mathew Marsden

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15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>14 min read<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions To the Nine Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS: How evolving merchant demands are pushing POS terminal providers to up their game in an increasingly competitive environment

The downfall of US brick-and-mortar commerce is overblown — despite sharp gains in e-commerce, which will nearly double between now and 2021, the lion's share of purchasing continues to take place in-store. And that's unlikely to change anytime soon, since the online environment can't yet …

FinTech

Tips for Beating the Odds to Achieve Startup Success

A veteran venture capitalist and a seasoned entrepreneur share their experiences and mistakesand what you can learn from them.<p><i>Randy Komisar is a venture capitalist with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</i>, <i>an author and speaker who focuses on early stage ventures. Jantoon Reigersman, CFO of Leaf Group,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

As uncertainty is increasing and competition is becoming more fierce, executives need to have a broader understanding of competition itself in order to sustain an edge. Executives should be thinking about four different types of competition to maintain relevance in a changing environment, which …

Innovation

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

Hedge Funds

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>1 min read<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a …

eCommerce

What Your Website Should Have to Excite Millennials

It's not what you think. It’s more than mobile-friendly and Facebook ads. Millennials are demanding companies offer more interactive and more …

Marketing

7 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Getting into a zone of flow often happens with the help of technology.<p>Getting into a zone of flow--a magical feeling of cranking out excellent work without distraction or losing momentum--often happens with the help of technology. Here are several interesting websites, apps or platforms to make …

San Francisco

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

South Korea

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

Acorns hits 3.5 million users, sees 100,000 sign-ups for retirement product in its first month

It looks like the investment service Acorns may turn into an oak faster than expected.<p>Billed as an automated investment manager for the people, Acorns is off to a blistering start with its new retirement account service picking up 100,000 accounts in its first month.<p>Unlike other investment …

Retirement Planning

I'm a founder who has raised $77 million over the last 10 years — here's my best advice on how to raise startup money, even when lots of people reject you

Fundraising is hard.<p>In 2009, Y Combinator gave our fledgling company, Mixpanel, $15,000.<p>During that summer session, half our batch died after demo day — a day where you get to pitch investors in Silicon Valley. We got a lot of no's — 11, to be precise. Two VCs thought we should get a CEO, and one …

Venture Capital

Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss."<p>"Following your heart" will only get you so far in business. Most entrepreneurs open a business in an area they're passionate about, but the chance of failure is high. In the U.S., the …

Business Strategy

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

70 15-Minute Potluck Recipes That’ll Save the Day

Completely forgot that you agreed to make an app, side or dessert for your neighbor's party or kid's school event? No worries! Here are some …

Our Easiest Single-Skillet Dinner Recipes

The last thing that anyone wants to do after enjoying a delicious meal is to wash a sink filled with dishes. Luckily, these one-dish dinner recipes …

How to Make Perfect Grilled Pizza

Summer’s nearly here, and it’s time to give your oven a break and fire up the grill. If you’ve never made grilled pizza, you’re seriously missing …

4 Easy Ways to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Your Startup

Artificial Intelligence is not just reserved for large corporations or techies. Here are four ways to leverage AI for your small business.<p>We're hearing a lot of news about how artificial intelligence is changing business. Just this week, the White House announced it would launch a special committee …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Pasta Recipes You Can Make in Less than 20 Minutes

Pasta is known for being a quick weeknight dinner, but just how quickly can you make it? How about 20 minutes or less? It's hard not to like the …

Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn)

Servings<p>This recipe is great for serving family-style: Put all of the ingredients out separately and let your guests top the corn however they wish. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vegetable oil, for brushing<p>1 teaspoon chile powder<p>½ teaspoon cayenne powder<p>8 ears of corn, …

Recipes

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Investing in stocks and bonds is easier than you might think. Here's how to get started and some investment strategies to consider.<p>If your retirement …

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

The 10 best books about A.I.

Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.<br>Read More

Artificial Intelligence

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Explaining Blockchain in 1 Easy-to-Understand Sentence

A layman's look at what the blockchain buzz is all about.<p>Virtual currencies were truly something to marvel at last year. Whereas the stock market is …

Pudding in ten minutes: six of the best quick dessert recipes

<b>Frozen yoghurt (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>3 min</b><br>Serves <b>2</b><p><b>230g frozen berries</b><b><br>100ml Greek yoghurt,</b> or to taste<b><br>1 tsp honey</b><p>Put the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blitz.<p>Serve immediately – the frozen fruit sets the yoghurt – or you can store it in the freezer until needed.<p><b>Alternatives</b><b><br>•</b> Change the …

Dessert