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Got a great idea for a business? Before you go any further, read this

Many startups fail because they create a product no one wants. Entrepreneur Ian James explains how to prevent this<p>If you have a burning business idea, 2017 could be the year you make it happen. But before you take the plunge to launch your new venture, leave behind a successful career, or pivot an …

Small Business

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Small Business

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Startups

Peter Thiel Speaks for Silicon Valley's Silent Minority

It’s almost painful to watch Peter Thiel speak in public. Cerebral and awkward, the tech billionaire seems about as comfortable in that role as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock was with human emotion. Mr. Charismatic he is not. And his support for Donald Trump has made him something of a pariah in the …

FINANCE PROFESSOR: 'There is good reason few economists have endorsed Trump's economic plan'

Trump claims his "America First" plan will grow the U.S. economy over the next decade by a whopping 3.5 to 4%, generating 25 million new jobs.<p>For perspective, the 1980s much lionized Reagan-era only generated 16 million. If Trump can deliver, who wouldn't want this economic utopia? Unfortunately, …

Economics

15 Tools All Entrepreneurs Need in Their Tool Kit

Whether it’s managing projects, talking to your customers, handling your books, and developing your business idea, being an entrepreneur is both …

How Bad Leadership Doomed Yahoo: CEO Mistakes Are Costly

Marissa Mayer’s reign as head of Yahoo looks to be ending like her predecessors. With a serious flop. Only this may well be the last flop – and the end of the internet pioneer.<p>It didn’t have to happen this way, but another CEO’s inability to manage Status Quo Risk doomed Ms. Mayer – as it has too …

Leadership

Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

Jonathan Friedman Contributor<p>Jonathan Friedman is a partner at LionBird Israel and blogs about the Venture Capital Point of View at VCPOV.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”<br>• What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP<p>Startups often ask VCs for pre-pitch …

Venture Capital

An Open Letter From Technology Sector Leaders On Donald Trump's Candidacy For President

We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global leadership.<p>We believe in an inclusive country …

Startups

Survey says most businesses already use the Internet of Things

Approximately 65% of enterprises utilize IoT solutions for business purposes, according to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research and cited by Beta News.<p>Among the businesses surveyed that are using IoT solutions:<p>66% used IoT technologies for risk reduction. For instance, oil companies are …

Internet of Things