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Why I Spent One Week And Thousands Of Dollars To Attend Startup Grind 2015

I am typing this from the second floor of the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, where I’m attending Startup Grind 2015. <i>[Full disclosure: I am an unpaid volunteer co-director of</i> <i>the Hong Kong chapter of Startup Grind</i><i>.]</i> I doubled down on the “unpaid” part by flying to the Bay Area from …

Startups

VC Vinod Khosla To Startups: Be Foolish Enough To Make Your Dreams Happen

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is a fount of accumulated knowledge and wisdom about how startups work, not least because, as he put it today, he has failed more than anyone else in Silicon Valley.<p>Khosla spoke in what was a sort of mini-master class in entrepreneurship at Startup Grind, a …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s a breakdown of the philosophy Richard Branson used to start over 400 companies

Richard Branson founded his first business, Student magazine, after dropping out of high school at age 15.<p>He soon cofounded the Virgin record store, which then grew into a record label. After 10 years of great success, Branson left his business partners dumbfounded when he announced he wanted to …

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Fairfax Media

3 Key Pieces of Advice for First-Time Entrepreneurs

<i>Thinking of launching a startup but have no idea how to do it? Take these pearls of wisdom from a founder who felt just the same.</i><p>By Ciaara K. …

Why the Smartest Business Leaders Raise Prices Instead of Lowering Them | Inc.com

Raising prices is one of the best things you can do if you want to build a successful business. This counterintuitive bit of advice comes from Chris Luo, VP of marketing at FiveStars, a loyalty program platform for small businesses. Luo joined the company two years ago, after stints in the …

Customers

Lisa Messenger's 'let's just jump in' approach key to her entrepreneurial success

Lisa Messenger is an entrepreneur, author and magazine publisher who revels in breaking the rules. Now her flair and renegade approach to …

4 Tips to Raise Funding for Your Startup

<i>This is part of the #StartupMentor series - featuring founders who share their advice in building successful businesses.</i><p>One of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing thousands of smart business ideas from coming to life is the question of funding. Would-be entrepreneurs quake in their boots at the …

U.S. oil production reaches all-time high amid depressed crude prices

Domestic oil production has reached a new high of 9.2 million barrels daily, according to a new government report.<p>The total is the most since 1983, …

Three top stock picks from Sentry’s Swanzy Quarshie

<i>Swanzy Quarshie is portfolio manager at Sentry Investments. Her focus is on oil and gas stocks.</i><p><b>Top picks:</b><p><b>Bankers Petroleum</b> (BNK-TSX)<p>Bankers Petroleum is a Calgary-based oil and gas company with a large portfolio of heavy oil assets in Albania. After addressing operational performance issues that …

U.S. demand poised to fuel modest oil recovery: report

As oil industry players rein in capital spending, slash payrolls, park drilling rigs and shift costly projects from the drawing board to the basement cupboard, it's getting harder to see the sunlight through the gathering storm clouds.<p>But there are rays of hope that at least a modest price recovery …