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6 Skills Shared by Extraordinary Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Five years ago, Amy Wilkinson was attending a birthday party in New York City when she looked around at the prominent guests and saw several well-known entrepreneurs. They included the founders of Google, eBay, and Gilt Groupe.<p>That got Wilkinson, a fellow in the White House Trade Office at the …

The 3 Platforms That Will Decentralize The Web

Bitcoin is going mainstream, and the decentralized platform has tremendous potential to change the way people make payments and transfer money.<p>Now industry leaders are looking at the technology used to create other decentralized services like peer-to-peer file sharing, made popular by Napster and …

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Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX Succeed, While Others Fail

What’s most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of the …

7 Essential Beliefs All Startup Founders Should Have

Being a successful startup founder requires you to have a distinct set of beliefs to be able to create your dream and turn it into a reality.<p>Many …

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

If you’ve been following this column over the past two weeks, no doubt you are wondering, “OK, <i>which</i> start-ups from Israel – Start-up Nation – do you actually like?” I spent a full week in Israel – as part of a delegation of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley – earlier last month. We met so many …

Ask HN: When do you know your startup has failed?

I'm currently going through a mini depression. We've gone without salary for the last 4 months, abandoned our business model to do pay for hire work …

Why Yelp’s CEO turned down Google

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com.</i><p>By Victor Luckerson, TIME<p>Jeremy Stoppelman spent his …

The Greatest Lesson I Never Learned: Don't Go Into Business With a Friend | Inc.com

For as long as I can remember, my father has been an entrepreneur.<p>The entrepreneurial gene, to me, is the single greatest gift I was ever given. It feels like it was a part of my DNA, but in reality, I'm an entrepreneur because of observation and desire. It's the only life I knew growing up and all …

The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Amit Paka is a co-founder at Parable, a Creative Photo Network for iOS. Previously, he founded Flockish (bought by StubHub-eBay), led Product for Mobile Payments at PayPal and held Product Development roles at Microsoft.</i><p>Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was …

Nothing to stand on

“GIVE me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.” So Archimedes explained the power of levers in the physical world. The digital realm has …

How Your T-Shirt Can Make You Rich

It’s hard to say exactly when the British World War II slogan “Keep calm and carry on” began its ascent in the pop-culture lexicon, but over the past …

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I was busy earning my daily bread at one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the world; commuting in and out of the city each day with my newspaper and large iced coffee, 12 hours later to return home all the …

15 Ways to Test Your Minimum Viable Product

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Though the MVP provides a means to test hypotheses as a starting point, it does not imply that it is easy to build. The idea behind this exercise is not to see if the …

3 Ways To Get Early Users | Inc.com

Getting people to use your product is tough. The odds are stacked against you. People are bombarded with new apps and gadgets to try all the time that finding a way to the buyer is tough. In established business-to-business markets, the same problem exists. Major players dominate the space, and …

5 megatrends that will unleash value in the circular economy

Leading companies such as Veolia, DSM and SAB Miller are beginning to shift from the traditional linear “take, make, dispose” business model to a …

The ecommerce opportunity in ASEAN

<i>The views in this article are personal and do not represent my employer’s views.</i>Thinking of doing a B2C ecommerce startup in ASEAN countries? If so, …

How Lego Survived Against All Odds–And You Can, Too

Survival in life or in business has always been about the human journey. Find out how Lego and its founder Ole Kirk Christiansen found the strength to rebuild over and over again with persistence, purpose, and reinvention.<p>LEGO has just become the biggest toy company in the world–but it hasn’t …

5 Qualities Angel Investors Want in Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do angel investors want in startup founders? Drive, passion and smarts? Sure but every founder claims those. Integrity and character? Yes, they are essential, but investors notice them only if they are missing. So what do investors …

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. Doctors earned the most respect; engineers were second-best; business was something you got into if you didn't have the chops to complete a degree.<p>I chose …

Why Your Startup Should Use a CRM

By Alex Trinh<p>Posted April 23, 2015<p>In General Business, Salesforce Management<p>A startup without a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution is …

Business plans, good ideas, and 8 other myths about startups – by Indiegogo's CEO

Slava Rubin explains what you really need to know"We have the ability to be an entrepreneur beaten out of us," explained the CEO of funding site …

Great Entrepreneurs Share These Six Traits - And Some May Surprise You

What does it take to be successful as an entrepreneur? It’s a frequently asked question. Common answers are passion, smarts, audacity—not to mention the ability to work 70-hour weeks with no end in sight.<p>However, there are other traits that can be just as advantageous but might not fit into our …

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4 Startup Legal Considerations

<i>by Startacus Admin</i><p>It’s a subject that can send even the most daring of startup founders fleeing like vampires before garlic…the law!<p>The problem, as …

30 Startup Lessons

• Rejection, not failure, is the default state of startups (from market, family and investors).<br>• Entrepreneurship is learning to live in a constant state …

Comcast, Time Warner Cable scrub $45-billion merger under federal resistance

Pay-television leader Comcast Corp. withdrew its $45-billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. in the face of a long fight with federal regulators, sending the smaller cable firm on its own in a churning marketplace without the heft it had sought in a merger.<p>The decision, announced Friday, came after …