John Gyeni

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Behind the Scenes: How We’ve Built a $5M/Year Business in 3 Years With Content Marketing

We’re pulling back the curtain on three years of intensive learning and doing.<p>Last Thursday, I shared the story of how our startup almost died.<p>We …

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Am I Just Really Tired, or Do I Have Adrenal Fatigue?

<i>By Elinor Fish</i><p>I pulled the bed sheets over my head to block the morning sunshine from hitting my face. It was a beautiful July morning, a day I'd usually jump up, slip on my running shoes, and hit the trails for a fun long run.<p>But not today.<p>My head was foggy from a bad nights' sleep, my body felt …

9 tips on how to run a business on only 4 hours of sleep

When you're running a hyper-growth startup, it's likely you're short on sleep, working late hours.<p>But you're not alone: Even some of the world's most successful leaders seem to function on just 4 to 5 hours of sleep.<p>So how do they it?<p>A bunch of people in the startup community dropped their two …

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

Did you know that only 8% of Americans sleep naked, even though it’s healthier and improves more than one area of your life? Are we all sabotaging …

How to get Investors Excited and to Throw Money at You!

Why do we remember “Little Red Riding Hood” after so many years? Does the name “Mr. Spock” ring a bell?<p>On the contrary, why do our prospects forget …

How to get funding from Venture capital and angel investors - Startup Next - Alexander Jarvis

This is a presentation I gave to founders at Startup Next.<p>Many founders know they need to raise investment from venture capital and angel investors, but the how to go about it is unknown. This is a high level walk through of how a founder needs to prepare, go through the process and avoid silly …

Venture Capital

Insider Tips On When, Where and How to Get an Investor's Attention (Infographic)

2 min read<p>You never get two chances to make a first impression, as the saying goes. But when you are trying to get face time with an investor, sometimes it can feel impossible to get a chance to even make that first impression.<p>For entrepreneurs with passion and an idea, access to an investor can be …

insidertips

How getting fired from an ice cream shop changed 'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary's life

But it wasn't just any job. The brief stint as an ice cream scooper changed O'Leary's life. The "Shark Tank" investor says the day his boss fired him was the moment he realized he wanted to be an entrepreneur.<p>As a high-school student in Ottawa, Canada, O'Leary took a job at Magoo's Ice Cream …

Do you work for one of the 25 best bosses?

Thousands of UK workers have voted for the best bosses to work for, and Glassdoor has put together the final list<p>Having an interesting job is important, but having a good boss can sometimes be just as crucial.<p>Research suggests that workers assigned to better bosses are less likely to leave the firm …

How VCs Think About Early Stage Financing

Convertible notes are increasingly a source of confusion when it comes to early stage venture capital deals.<p>Over the years I've written extensively about the downsides of convertible notes for startups (here, here and here). The truth is that I've been warning about convertible notes since 2010, …

Venture Capital

10 changes to make in your 30s to set yourself up for lifelong success

Image: Shutterstock/William Perugini<p>Image: Shutterstock/William Perugini<p>The evidence is mounting: Apple's next big moneymaker will be a media bundle …

Self-help

The Most Powerful Force in Successful Advertising Campaigns

Think of the last special vacation you booked. I can bet from the moment you booked the trip to the moment the plane took off (or the city faded into the distance or the ship set sail), the anticipation of the trip had an ongoing and profound impact on your daily happiness.<p>Knowing awesomeness is …

How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

Few things in life will help you more than knowing how to make an immediate great impression. Make note of these impressive habits.<p>Some experts estimate that 85 percent of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge but from your ability to connect with other people and engender …

Body Language

Starting A Business Based On Doing What You Love - Four Steps To Follow

This blog is a continuation of the series of profiles I’ve done on entrepreneurs. The purpose of this series is to provide examples of how people have formed their own businesses, with various degrees of success, in completely different fields with completely different sets of circumstances that …

Two Entrepreneurs Tackle Kenya's Biggest Road Problems

Two entrepreneurs are tackling Kenya’s biggest road problems: crime and deadly accidents. Carjacking is the most common crime in Kenya, with reports of up to ten carjackings a day. Meanwhile, a report released late last year, cites traffic accidents as the third leading cause of death in the …

6 Mistakes That Cost Entrepreneurs Impending Success

<b>6 Mistakes That Cost Entrepreneurs Impending Success</b><p>I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Behaviors of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires the kinds of habits that most people simply don’t have, along with a discipline, passion and dedication that are unmatched among non-business owners. And while every entrepreneur is …

Entrepreneurship

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

6 Business Books That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Change Your Life

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Books have the power to change lives. We live in a time when books are more affordable and accessible. Yet, fewer entrepreneurs read books, using the excuse of a lack of time. If you can’t find time to read, you as an …

Entrepreneurship

5 Creative Ways To Fund Your Small Business

A look at the fast-evolving options for entrepreneurs on a money hunt—including several that first-time entrepreneurs tend to overlook.<p>When Mike …

Small Business

10 Benefits for Entrepreneurs Who Make Time for Silence and Solitude

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our technology saturated world, with more devices than ever, entrepreneurs are finding it impossible to get unplugged. They say Smartphone users check their device every 6.5 minutes, which works out to around 150 times a day. …

Mindfulness

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Disneyland?

Disneyland celebrates its diamond anniversary this weekend--but that doesn't mean it's a role model for entrepreneurship.<p>Disneyland is celebrating its diamond anniversary this weekend with overnight parties and special events at both its U.S. theme parks. The long success of Disneyland and its …

Entrepreneurship