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50 Bootstrapping Hacks for Every Stage of Your Startup

Bootstrapping is an attractive way to launch and run a startup for many founders, primarily because it gives more freedom to the founders than …

Marketing

Startup offers international founders the chance to shack up in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley remains the mecca of startup incubation. Many top-notch resources for budding young founders explicitly require at least a temporary stay in San Francisco or the Bay Area, and a report from CB Insights indicates that California remains the home-base for the predominance of VC deals …

Silicon Valley

14 brilliant venture capitalists you need to be listening to right now

The best venture capitalists provide insight and support that can make the difference between a startup failing or succeeding. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, many VCs don't leave that advice-giving at the office, and choose to dispense their thoughts to the masses — on Twitter or on personal …

Venture Capital

Congratulations, you could be an internet billionaire

You must have javascript enabled for this Quiz to show!<p>Start quiz<p>You may have what it takes to be a successful internet entrepreneur. You appear to have picked up the required knowledge of computers from your teenage years, plus you seem to have the drive and wider skills to succeed.<p>It seems you …

Entrepreneurship

29 Favorite Business Tech Tools of Entrepreneurs in 2015

For small-business owners these advances are not just a matter of convenience, but a way to save money, market their services, engage with and retain customers.<p>These days it seems like there's a better way to do almost anything. Whether you're sharing documents and pictures, managing email, or even …

Small Business

Six ways to come up with your ultimate business idea

From meditating to seeking inspiration from your travels, explore the creative ways to hit on an entrepreneurial money-making scheme<p>Finding your niche as an entrepreneur can be challenging. Here are six alternative routes to that perfect business plan:<p>Let go of originality<p>There are countless …

The 20 hottest startup hubs in the world

While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the world are worthy competitors.<p>Compass, a San Francisco-based benchmarking software company, has published a 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report that …

São Paulo

‘Your startup is your magic, don’t let go of it cheap’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

<i>From local commerce to visionary leadership, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a</i> …

Sustainability

Chinese Delivery Start-Up Noodle Play Found Its Angels. And $150k.

0 comments<p>Home » Business » <b>Chinese Delivery Start-Up Noodle Play Found Its Angels. And $150k.</b><p>Mumbai-based Lollypop Foods Pvt. Ltd, the Chinese food …

Startups
Venture Capital

The Next Great Startup Will Be A ‘Unicornio’

“The minute a major Silicon Valley VC sets up a branch in Mexico, you will be out of business,” a Mexican founder told me over dinner at last year’s Mexico VC Day in San Francisco. I did not respond, because I actually think our risk of going out of business is higher if they don’t come. And we …

17 Intriguing Books Entrepreneurs Recommend You Read

Looking for a long-read recommendation not suggested by an algorithm or off of the current best-seller list? After interviewing over 60 entrepreneurs, here's a list of intriguing suggestions to use to select your next read.<p>#Girlboss, anything by marketing guru Seth Godin and the Stephen Covey's …

Books

25 Simple Ways for Entrepreneurs to Find Inspiration

Does inspiration always seem just beyond your grasp? The answer lies in paying attention to yourself.<p>Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Many things set them apart including: Independence, dedication and a willingness to take risks. However, one significant quality stands out when we consider the …

Can’t attract VC money? Buy a business with private equity

Venture capital investors are looking for different things than private equity investors. Venture capital firms are typically growth-oriented, early-stage investors looking for these proof-of-concept points before cutting a check.<p>Private equity firms are typically cash-flow oriented, later-stage …

Venture Capital

5 Strategies I Used to Start and Grow a Successful Business With Only $200

Founder & CEO, Cutler PR<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I graduated from college in the <i>worst</i> year for finding a job in recent history: 2009. I had one interview after another, and the one offer I did receive kept getting delayed. I needed to find a job fast or move back …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Biggest Financial Mistakes to Avoid

As author and leadership guru Dale Carnegie once said, “discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success<i>.”</i><p>So, naturally, …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father’s homeland on Friday.<p>Obama’s plane, Air Force One, landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where …

Africa

The hidden costs of starting your own business

Whatever your reasons for becoming your own boss, just remember the old saying that it takes money to make money, and that's never been truer than when you're starting your own business. It sounds romantic to think of yourself going from rags to riches, but most businesses need to start off with a …

Small Business

How to Execute Your Startup Idea with $0 | SEJ

Often people think that you need to raise a lot of money to build a successful online business. In this day and age, that’s not true.<p>You don’t need …

Words to Work by: 35 Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Motivational Wisdom

What's in an entrepreneur's motto? Insight into their motivation, get-it-done attitude, and drive to succeed.<p>We are drawn to motivational quotes (this conclusion is based on my entirely unscientific observation of tweets and retweets since 2008), but what are the words of wisdom entrepreneurs work …

Motivation

Jet, a buzzy startup that raised $225 million to take on Amazon, just officially launched

Jet.com, which has raised $225 million to take on Amazon, officially launched Tuesday after welcoming beta testers in April.<p>The site promises to offer prices that are 10-to-15% lower than anywhere else.<p>Products start at about 8% cheaper right-off-the-bat, but the site then offers additional …

eCommerce

4 Ways You Can Make More Money While Working Less

Vice President at The ONE Thing, Founder of The Mentee Podcast, Entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you one of those people who are convinced they have to put in more hours to make more money? That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with …

Entrepreneurship

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Venture Capital

Cops: Man groped teens in Michigan Adventure wave pool

FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An Indiana man, who Michigan State Police say is an illegal immigrant, is facing charges for sexually groping two …

Crime

Ten entrepreneurial must-read books to kick off your summer reading list

An entrepreneur's work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you <i>do</i> have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you're in luck. With input from Erik Gordon and Josh Botkin (also professors affiliated with the University of …

How to build a killer app and other ways to make money online

by John McDuling<p>Here’s something to think about. Venture capital funds in the United States poured $US12 billion ($16 billion) into internet-related …

Startups

30 Marketing Ideas To Increase Sales For Your Small Business

Small Business