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100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Venture Capital

The 20 best places for hiking in Upstate New York, ranked for 2018

From lakes to mountains to gorges, Upstate New York is home to many of nature’s beauties. Now that warmer days are finally approaching, pack up your …

Hiking

Why financial criminals use real estate to launder money

Property is stable, functional, and less scrutinized than other landing spots for ill-gotten gains<p>Special council Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election has led to multiple charges of financial crimes for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. As the …

Real Estate

How this Vermont company went from appearing on 'Shark Tank' to bankruptcy

The tie-dye suit definitely gets your attention.<p>David Glickman donned the get-up for his appearance May 3, 2013, on Season 4 of ABC's "Shark Tank." The suit, Glickman told the investors gathered to hear his pitch, was a symbol of freedom, a talisman signifying his escape from the "rat race" of New …

Tiedye

4 Companies Founded By Millennials That Are Making Millions On Amazon

In its 23-year ascent to global retail dominance, Amazon has become not just a sales channel for consumer brands, but a complete business model. The ability to quickly build a consumer brand that can reach hundreds of millions of customers while requiring virtually no warehousing is a winning …

eCommerce

From $150,000 in Debt to $4 Million in Revenue: How One Man Built a Wildly Successful Globe-Making Business

Finding a unique gift for his father's 80th birthday was this entrepreneur's first foray into creating artisan globes<p><i>In this series,</i> The Gambit, <i>Entrepreneur associate editor Hayden Field explores extraordinary risk, speaking with successful people about how they overcame unusual obstacles to found</i> …

Entrepreneurship

This family business was a 'Shark Tank' reject — now it's bringing in $100 million a year with the best-selling pancake mix at Target

It all started with a little red wagon and a family recipe.<p>When Joel Clark was a kid, his mother, Penny, was a bit of a natural foods pioneer. It was …

Entrepreneurship

How to Raise a Million Dollars on Kickstarter

Two entrepreneurs share how they raised more than a million dollars online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a leadership program with a rockstar entrepreneur, Matt DeCelles. DeCelles is the cofounder and CEO of a designer eyewear company, …

Crowd Funding

4 Tips to Take your Side Hustle to the Next Level

You may be a freelancer today. But, tomorrow, you can be a business owner if you follow these steps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like almost everyone has a side hustle these days. According to Bankrate, more than 44 million Americans have one. Having a side …

Small Business

The Sooner You Get Your First AI Job, the Better for Your Career

Artificial intelligence is in its infancy. Businesses are eager to hire people who can help them adapt and then move ahead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence is already reshaping society as we know it in both business and consumer realms. Early use …

Artificial Intelligence

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Startups

Most highly paid programmers know Python. You can learn it via an online course for just $44.

Contrary to what <i>Silicon Valley</i> portrays, you’ll need more than drive and intelligence to land a high-paying job in the tech world. You’ll need to be …

How to Photograph Fireworks in 3 Easy Steps

With Fourth of July celebrations nearly upon us here in the United States, that means fireworks displays from coast to coast.That also means tons of …

How I Made This Photo of a Girl ‘Falling’ Asleep

I’ve always found that moment right before falling asleep fascinating. When you let go of your thoughts and fall into the land of dreams. For a long …

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

The World's Most Ruthless Food Startup: The Inside Story of How HelloFresh Clawed Its Way to the Top

HelloFresh blew past 100 competitors to become the No. 1 meal-kit company on the planet. The German startup is winning--but not by playing nice.<p><b>Dominik Richter is not a</b> chef, a gourmand, or a food snob. It's a Tuesday in March, and the 32-year-old in a hoodie has chosen to lunch at a kale-and-juice …

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed and angel …

Investing

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: The Marketing Method You Must Use to Grab People's Attention

Not all marketing is created equally. In this video for our series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce pro Trevor Chapman shares the difference between query-based and disruptive marketing, along with what products to use to catch consumers' eyes.<p>Not all marketing is created the same.<p>And for Trevor Chapman, an …

Marketing

25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according to …

Entrepreneurship

Step Inside a Carefully Curated NYC Home on Billionaires' Row

Few decorating decisions are as deeply personal as art; the perfect artwork should stir emotion and infuse a room with a hint of your character. So …

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

DataRobot Puts The Power Of Machine Learning In The Hands Of Business Analysts

DataRobot, the Boston-based Data Science company, enables business analysts to build predictive analytics with no knowledge of Machine Learning or programming. It uses automated ML to build and deploy accurate predictive models in a short span of time.<p>DataRobot was founded in 2012 in Boston by …

Machine Learning

What’s the Difference Between Machine Learning and AI?

If you’re like most marketers, you’re probably trying to get in on a little AI action to raise your game and keep up with your competition. And if …

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

How to make money on Instagram: a detailed guide

Brand partnerships, affiliate links, engagement and more<p>You just have to look at Zoella’s house (that bath!) to know that an influencer’s salary is not insubstantial. But how exactly can you translate all that time you spend on social media (read: literally any bus or train journey) into pounds in …

Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

The Shopping Hack That Helps Me Find the Best Things at Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, and HomeGoods

This is the secret to finding the best stuff.<p>If you're a Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, or HomeGoods shopper, than you already know that the key to uncovering …

How to Shoot Your Best Milky Way Image

In this video, photographer Saurav Sinha shares how to capture stunning Milky Way images. Astrophotography can be a lot of fun, but it comes with its …

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …