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A New Study Reveals the 20 Factors That Predict Startup Failure: Do Any Apply to You?

Seventeen percent of startups studied cited the lack of a business model; 17 percent admitted their product wasn't good enough.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You already know that the majority of startups eventually fail. The pervading myth is that between 80 and 90 …

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>May 02, 2017</b><p>Conventional wisdom today says that to survive, companies must move beyond incremental, sustaining innovation and invest in some form of radical innovation. "Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!" is the relentless message company leaders hear. "The Power of …

THE DIGITAL-ONLY CHALLENGER BANKS EXPLAINER: The new breed of bank threatening to beat retail banks at their own game

Weighed down by a sluggish global economy, turbulent capital markets, and heavier regulation after the 2008 financial crisis, many big banks have scrimped on innovation.<p>In doing so, they've failed to keep up with customers' embrace of and demand for all things digital and mobile. That's opened the …

Banking

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Africa

World Bank Launches Accelerator Program For Startups. How You Can Join

The World Bank Group (www.WorldBank.org) launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the …

A financial adviser explains 4 critical habits you should adopt if you want to be financially successful

Regardless of your current situation in life, most people want to work towards greater financial success so they can feel confident about their future.<p>If this is the year you want to get serious about your finances, review these four critical habits for pursuing financial success.<p>1. Plan ahead and …

Bridging The Gap - How Taking Part In A Corporate Accelerator Can Be A Fast Track To Customers

I spent about eighteen months trying to get the attention of John Lewis ,” says David Levine, founder of Digital Bridge. “I spoke to lot of people and it basically went nowhere.”<p>But times have changed. In October of last year, Digital Bridge secured a £100,000 investment from the UK retailer John …

Startups

Fintech startups are recruiting expertise from banks in one crucial area — risk

Shaun Alexander is joining the fintech company, bringing over 30 years of experience at retail and corporate banks. He began his career at Barclays and has worked at Santander since 2008, serving as their Head of Risk for Asset-Based Lending. This involves overseeing credit risk for the invoice …

10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.

Entrepreneurship

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What's the Endgame for FinTech?

Amidst all the excitement and sometimes overinflation of financial technology startups’ disruptive potential, entrepreneurs often can't zoom out a …

How Kenya's SupaBRCK Aims To Solve Africa's Internet Problems

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix or scroll through Facebook outside of a major town in Africa, you’re having the typically poor online experience most Africans are familiar with. Internet connectivity is notoriously bad on this continent with 1.1-billion people, but even worse when your try …

Internet of Things

It's Bubble Time!

It's impossible to predict with certainty how much more insane our financial markets will get before an inevitable correction. But my personal bet …

How to Transform Your Idea Into a Reality Today | Inc.com

If you're an ideas person like me, you likely come up with great ideas for businesses on the fly. You know, the kind that solves a problem that exists in the world, or that you think will fill a need that is currently going unmet.<p>You might get these ideas by the dozen--in the moments before you …

Entrepreneurship

Why Warren Buffett’s ‘20-Slot Rule’ Will Make You Insanely Successful and Wealthy

Warren Buffett’s simple rule can make you more productive, wealthy, and happy.<p>Warren Buffett’s enormous wealth is only matched by his incredibly …

Food Giants Pour Money into Startups (GIS, K) | Investopedia

Changing tastes and stiffening competition have forced big food companies to look for new ways to grow. The newest strategy to promote growth is …

General Mills

2017: the year fintech shifts its focus to Africa

2017: the year fintech shifts its focus to Africa<p>In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and …

How CEOs Optimize Their Sleep Schedule

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever listened to a doctor over the course of your life, you've almost definitely heard the recommendation that you get a good, full night of sleep. You've also probably had days where you wake up groggy, tired and fuzzy. Other …

Melinda Gates on the importance (and lack) of big data in global health

There is an almost overwhelming number of pressing global health issues today. Preparing for epidemics like Ebola, the increasing dangers of climate …

This supply chain training will help you get your product to market like an absolute pro

Bringing a product to market entails getting hands-on with a bunch of logistics — everything from sourcing the raw material for manufacture, to ultimately distributing your finished items to customers. You can be one of the skilled few who truly understand that process with this intensive Supply …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Product Management

Lavabit relaunches secure email service, encrypted mail goes open-source

The service shut down in 2013 after refusing to hand over encryption keys which would compromise user privacy.<p>Lavabit has resurrected itself from the …

1 Warren Buffett Trick That Can Make You Millions

Warren Buffett is one of the best investors and richest people in the world. He's also still actively working as CEO of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK.B), despite being 86 years old. It's that last fact -- that he's still working at age 86 -- that provides the Warren Buffett trick that …

The 15 best-paying tech roles in the UK

Either way, one thing that's likely to be on your mind, is pay.<p>Thankfully, tech investment firm Balderton Capital published a report this month that ranked average salaries for people working in various tech positions in the UK based on data provided by startup community website AngelList.<p>Tech …

Britain stockpiles £5.5 billion aid 'mountain' for future projects as it struggles to hit 0.7 per cent target

Britain has run out of ways to spend the £12billion annual foreign aid budget directly and resorted to stockpiling money which is earmarked for future projects, The Telegraph can reveal.<p>More than £5billion of taxpayer's money has been committed to international aid agencies but not yet spent as …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

Career Development

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

Mayor Bill de Blasio this week pushed ahead with plans to make New York City one of nation's few big cities to offer free, full-day Preschool for all 3-year-olds­­.<p>The plan, which would eventually serve more than 60 thousand children a year, builds on one of Mayor de Blasio's signature …

Bill de Blasio

Startups need to 'stop disrupting and start innovating'

For years, "disruption" has been the rallying cry of the business of tech. And through tech's influence, disruption has become valued in education, …

Innovation

5 Ways To Bring Everyone Into The Mainstream Financial System

It starts with understanding how the world’s poor behave and making products they need–not the products banks want to make.<p>If everyone had a bank account, the global economy could expand by $3.7 trillion by 2025, a recent report showed. New digital tools, like mobile money accounts and peer-to-peer …

Administrative Law