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How to Leverage Facebook and Instagram to Scale a 7-Figure Business

Combining Facebook and Instagram can be a powerful business scaling tool. Not only does it allow you to identify and target your ideal customers and …

Warren Buffett: If you invest this way, 'you can't miss'

When Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett makes investing decisions, he focuses on one thing only: the facts.<p>"You have to be able to play out your …

Investing

The Lean Startup Is A Total Sham (And Other Reasons You Should Follow Its Recipe For Success)

Publishing a book that turns into a bestseller is a life-changing event. In the back of the minds of all of us who sell our ideas for a living is a persistent hope that one day we’ll get there.<p>But while there’s a lot that goes into turning a book into a bestseller, there’s one tactic that …

San Francisco

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary: This one thing is the key to success in work and love

Mr. Wonderful may come off as "the mean shark" — but he says he's doing budding entrepreneurs a big favor.<p>When "Shark Tank's" toughest shark, Kevin O'Leary sees a bad idea he knows will fail, he doesn't sugar coat his opinion — at all. He often says, "Take that idea behind the barn and shoot …

Entrepreneurship

The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Richard Rawlings jangles when he walks.</b><p>The 49-year-old reality TV star and global branding impresario is …

Apple, Tencent and Microsoft: How Norway’s massive oil fund made $130 billion in one year

2017 was a big year for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, already the largest in the world. After surpassing $1 trillion in assets, the fund announced today that it made an annual return of 1,028 billion kroner ($131 billion), the largest amount in the fund’s 20-year history.<p>Last year’s …

Venture Capital

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Buffett says this advice applies to choosing your spouse too.<p>Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are …

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Public Speaking

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

These are 7 of the hottest startups that launched in 2017

But the problems faced by the founders, investors, and managers of companies such as Uber, Snap, and Blue Apron hasn't dissuaded other entrepreneurs from building new companies with the hope of disrupting existing industries or garnering a coveted billion-dollar unicorn valuation.<p>Among the rookies …

Technology is helping middle-class Nigerians turn to farming without getting their hands dirty

For decades, various Nigerian administrations have championed the idea of diversifying an oil-dependent economy with agriculture often been cited as the top alternative. But rather than match bluster with action, Africa’s largest oil producer has perennially remained reliant on it’s biggest …

Mobile Devices

Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea<p>Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living …

Cryptocurrency

Elon Musk's brother opened a shipping container farm in Brooklyn — and he's calling it a 'real-food revolution'

"Square Roots" urban farm is growing farm-fresh vegetables inside shipping containers in a parking lot in Brooklyn. They use less water and space than a traditional farm and can grow year round.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

This Executive's Very Strange (but Brilliant) Way of Building Company Culture Is a Hit With Employees

Even his title and company name are, well, lets just say, not exactly conventional. That's why it works.<p>Imagine working for a company that feels like running your own business because, well, employees are allowed entrepreneurial rights.<p>Big Ass Solutions, located in the heart of Lexington, KY, is …

Business Strategy

1500+ startups graduate Y Combinator’s first online Startup School

Today is the world’s biggest startup demo day ever, but it’s not happening in Silicon Valley. It’s happening all over the world as 1,584 companies complete Y Combinator’s online Startup School Founders Track program. 797 of them have posted demo videos anyone can watch.<p>That’s out of 2,820 startups …

Startups

6 Companies Paying Warren Buffett at Least $48 Million in Dividend Income Each Quarter

Some of Warren Buffett's dividend stocks generate even more.<p>Warren Buffett loves a good dividend stock. In fact, <b>Berkshire Hathaway's</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

12 Entrepreneurs Share Their First-Year Lessons in Business

Fresh entrepreneurs get full of optimism and pure energy, finally cutting loose of the J.O.B. grind – it all looks all too sweet. They are ready to …

You are living in a unique time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking

You are living in an amazing time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking.<p>Scientists say there are more unique minerals on our planet than ever before in its 4.5-billion-year history, and it's thanks in part to us.<p>In a paper published this week in American Mineralogist, a team of researchers …

How One Consulting Firm Is Testing Its Models And Doubling The Yield Of Small Indian Farms

Imagine a consultant ditching the boardroom and fancy power points for shovels and irrigation equipment. At a time of rapidly changing technology and business models, wouldn’t it be great if the world’s best and brightest analysts actually had recent experience in the field?<p>When Parvathi Menon …

7 Simple Ways to Give Back to the World When You Have Little Time or Money

<b>“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>Being …

The Future Of Urban Farming Might Actually Be Suburban Farming

After dealing with the high costs and logistical nightmares of developing in urban areas, one farming startup realized that they could streamline their process by moving just a bit outside the city limits.<p>When the urban farming startup BrightFarms first launched, it envisioned building its …

5 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Website Localization in 2017

Given their opportunities to go global and thrive in every corner of the world, website localization has become important for startups. As language …

Entrepreneurs - A Whole Different Breed from Intrepreneurs

Leading corporations know that "business as usual" is a deathtrap. Working a responsible sustainable business in a Red Ocean, where a product position is characterized by a recognized needs and an existing technology will sooner or later lead to downward spiraling profit margins.<p>As the corporation …

10 Success lessons from Warren Buffett– “Oracle Of Omaha” for entrepreneurs

Share68<p>Tweet<p>Share26<p>+19<p>Shares 103<p>With an estimated net worth of $66.2Billion, Warren Buffett is one of the most successful, wealthiest businessmen and …

Baked General Tso Chicken Is the Next Best Healthy Option

Rather than ordering yet another combination plate from your favorite take-out place, try this Baked General Tso Chicken recipe that's got the health …

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10 Online Marketing Tools That’ll Accelerate Growth of a New Business

<i>Did you recently take the step of starting a new business?</i>As exciting as this may be, it’s only natural to feel a bit of fear in the early days. With …

Fried chicken and doughnut recipes directly from the deep south | Cook residency

The food of the American south is still a young cuisine. We begin a four-week exploration with some quintessentially southern fried delights<p>The “Deep South” that we think of today is an area of the US that stretches from New Orleans on the Gulf of Mexico into Arkansas’ Ozark mountain range, across …