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How Startup Founder Stock Often Triggers Unnecessary Personal Tax Hits

<i>“It’s a secret, but no secret</i> <i><br>It’s a rule, but no rule”</i><br>“Cooksferry Queen” by Richard Thompson<p>It feels like once or twice a day I speak with a startup that has tripped over a seemingly invisible rule applicable to founder equity: the founders and early employees/advisors in startups really need to …

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that …

30 Under 30: The Top Young Investors Of Venture Capital

To build a transformative new company, entrepreneurs need more than a big idea. The job often takes years of focus and grueling work. So when founders look to raise money to help grow their businesses, they traditionally look to venture capitalists with battle scars, longtime investors who’ve built …

I Almost Let My Failed Startup Destroy Me

After struggling for a few years, my startup Pathfinder is closing its doors. But this article is not about our startup failure and the mistakes we …

How Entrepreneurs Think (Infographic)

Use the Mind Subway to think like an entrepreneur.<p>How often do you think about the way you think?<p>I remember how busy my thought process was in the earliest days of starting WordStream. At the time, I was bootstrapping my start-up with consulting fees while building the software side of the …

Inventors of better laptop battery sidestep reluctant manufacturers

Tim Sherstyuk is trying to lend a little attitude to his invention. He's even wearing Ray-Ban-style sunglasses, shades of the Energizer Bunny.<p>In the short promotional video, Mr. Sherstyuk is plugging Battery Box, an external battery that will give additional life to laptops and smartphones. The …