Michael Gagliardo

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Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo, where paradise is a leaky canoe without a paddle

Smiles dazzle, adventures abound and bliss comes out of the luminous blue water on the island that inspired South Pacific<p>I’ve just found my happy place.<p>It’s been a long time coming. For years whenever anyone told me to close my eyes and picture it I’ve drawn a blank, then spent the next few minutes …

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

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9 fund raising hacks for new entrepreneurs

<b>Editor's Note:</b> We recently ran a story of Raghava KK , a New York-based artist turned entrepreneur, who shared his journey of raising $ 2 milloin for …

In the Future, Companies Will Survive Only if They Help Solve Big Social Problems

January 1, 2025, Irving, Texas: Exxon Mobil is proud to announce that its exit from the extraction and production of nonrenewable resources is now complete. Back in 2015 the company began its 10-year journey out of fossil fuels by committing itself to a bold set of changes that have transformed the …

What Entrepreneurial Desire Do You Possess?

In a passage from Upanishads, the ancient and sacred texts of Hinduism, the writer proposes this thought about desire:<p>“A man whose mind wanders and longs for objects of desire, goes again to life and death according to his desires. But he who possesses the End of all longing, and has found …

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

3 Fears That Halt the Entrepreneurial Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear is one of the most common reasons that entrepreneurs don't take action toward realizing their vision and creating what they intended. Many “wantrepreneurs” encounter their doubts and misbeliefs about starting a company and then turn …

Entrepreneurship

Stumped on a Startup Idea? Check Out These 4 Resources

If you're looking for your next startup idea, look at these 4 resources for not just the idea but an execution plan, a co-founder, funding and even a ready product.<p>While the best way to discover startup ideas is to find a solution to a problem that you personally face or with a subject that …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

7 Questions That Entrepreneurs Must Be Prepared to Answer

Pitching investors, here are a few questions that you need to know before going in for the pitch!<p>Unless you're fortunate enough to be able to fund a startup on your own, you are going to have to seek investors to help get your business up and running. The problem is if you fail at your pitch, you …