Mike Stoner

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Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Entrepreneurship

Starting a company: OfferUp CEO Nick Huzar offers tips on making the startup leap

It’s not easy making the so-called “startup leap.” You may have a well-paying, comfortable job that supports your family. The amount of risk …

Marketing Strategy

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

Online Education

The Positive Psychology Of Job Interviewing

The powerful idea behind positive psychology is that we can accomplish our aims most effectively by exercising and building on our strengths, not just by shoring up our vulnerabilities. Reducing boredom on the job won’t create a fulfilling career; engaging in fewer arguments at home won’t make a …

Employment

2015 training Steve

<b>The 2015 Visionary<br>Entrepreneur Training</b><p>#<b>1</b> – <b>Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Success</b> <br>How To Change The World Without Making Yourself …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

Peter Thiel

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

Small Business

The CEO of Red Hat shares the 4 books that most influenced his career

Most executives will say you are what you read, and that's no different for Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.<p>The former chief operating officer of Delta and the author of "The Open Organization" oversees more than 8,000 employees in 80 countries at the open-source software company. His unique views on …

Red Hat
Venture Capital

10 Entrepreneurship Realities You'd Better Learn Early

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has changed a lot in the past two decades. Access to information and resources is greater than ever thanks to the advances of the Internet, and a culture of startup favoritism has encouraged young creative thinkers to …

Entrepreneurship