Richard Paul-Hus

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing …

Small Business

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

10 Incredible Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Cashews

On November 21st, the country celebrates a favorite nut that actually isn’t a nut at all – the cashew. Cashews are technically seeds. Whatever they …

18 Seriously Helpful Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

No more gimmicks. Here's how to keep the weight off long-term.<p><i>This piece was originally published by Berkeley Wellness.</i><p>Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least …

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Want a Surefire Way to Lose Fat? Focus on These Five Proven Nutritional Habits

Do this. Do that. Actually, do this instead.<p>With health and fitness, we're always chasing the next "it thing." The "it thing" that quickens our fat loss while reducing our efforts needed.<p>To sum it up, we're always looking for the path of least resistance when it comes to our health.<p>However, people …

12 Month Startup Accelerator

We’ve all heard about successful startup accelerators like Y Combinator and TechStars. The model is pretty straightforward: ~$100,000 investment for …

5 New PR Tools That Crush It

Thanks largely to Product Hunt, a powerful startup community I featured in my last post, new PR tools are starting to emerge in an arena where finding them (the first step) and evaluating their worth has become a fairly simple process.<p>Since the majority of us don't have time for the evaluation …

How to Wow Potential Investors With Your Pitch Deck

<i>Author Phil Laboon is an accomplished Internet marketer who has consulted everyone from Fortune 500s to Tech Startups. At just 20 years old, Laboon founded the Pittsburgh-based SEO firm, Eyeflow Internet Marketing. In addition to his work with Eyeflow, Laboon is heavily involved with local</i> …

6 Strategies for Closing Your Series A on Your Terms

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2014 I sat at my computer staring at the screen with a dreaded pit in my stomach. My start-up, ZappRx, was only a few weeks away from running out of money. That panicked, foreboding feeling is something every new founder …

Venture Capital

Use This 5-Question Zombie Apocalypse Formula to Choose Your Co-founder

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding the right co-founder can be life or death for your startup. Unfortunately, there are few ways to go about uncovering the right partner, or simply figuring out if you’ve found the right partner before a catastrophe …

The Walking Dead

The One Minute Startup Pitch Template

Perfecting a startup pitch may seem like a daunting task for most, if not all, beginning entrepreneurs. However, effectively pitching your company is …

5 Things to Remember in the Changing Landscape of VC

Here's a set of important insights to keep in mind about today's venture capitalists and their investing strategies.<p>The VC landscape has changed more in the past three years than in my almost 20 years as a VC. It is a truly exciting time. For entrepreneurs, there's never been a better time to start …

Venture Capital

Venture Capital Roundup: Tutoring Startups Lead Latest Funding Rounds - Market Brief

<i>By guest blogger Kevin Connors</i><p>Though the year is over for many students across the country, it is just beginning for these ed-tech companies. From …

4 Principles That Made Me a Happier, More Balanced Entrepreneur

Most business workshops don't help you with the hardest part of starting up -- the toll it takes on your mind.<p><i>In 2012, Sohin Shah successfully crowdfunded Valuation App</i><i>with 57 backers and went on to start</i> <i>iFunding</i><i>, now one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms in the world.</i><p>People may …

Entrepreneurship

What Do You Want to Know About Starting a Business?

Alright, you talked me into it.I would say about 139394995969679 times per week (on average, give or take one or two), we get questions about …

Should Your Startup Outsource Tech? 4 Questions to Help You Decide.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many points of views exist on the subject of whether to build your product in-house or use outsourced teams. I’ve personally experienced both sides -- creating products through outsourced teams, and, in previous ventures, …

Product Management

3 Founders' Favorite Decks for Startup Success

Silicon Valley accelerator program 500 Startups is no stranger to startup success -- and failure. Since its founding by Dave McClure in 2010, it has launched more than 1,000 companies across the world and helped more than 2,000 founders start businesses. So what do entrepreneurs and founders today …

What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round?

Over the years I’ve written extensively about the downsides of convertible notes for startups such as here, here and here. The truth is that I’ve …

Venture Capital

Don't Leave Money on the Table with This Crash Course in Pricing

Alex Rampell wrote and sold his first software when he was 11, but he knew nothing about what to charge customers. Checks just showed up at his house …

eCommerce

How Startup Funding Works

HOW STARTUP FUNDING WORKS BY ANNA VITAL<p>A HYPOTHETICAL STARTUP GOES FROM IDEA TO IPO<p>IPO (Initial Public Offering)<p>how much you get it<p>money …

Sean O’Sullivan: 5 Types of Partnerships to Avoid as Startups

Sean O’Sullivan, founder of SOSventures: Young companies are often all-too hungry to hop to the altar with entrenched players. While these partnerships can represent access to customers, and signal validation for your product, market and business, founders who rush into such marriages take big …

10 Things That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From the 9-to-5 Crowd

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a professional athlete, in the sense that many people want to play the role, but very few have what it takes to make it to the big leagues.<p>It also takes a great deal more than just a …

Entrepreneurship

5 Foolproof Tips for Landing Funding (Trust Me)

Raising money is hard but focus on these 5 areas and you will put yourself in a much stronger position.<p>Securing funding for your startup is probably the most difficult hurdle you will deal with as a startup founder. The biggest mistake founders make is assuming that the investor decision is solely …

Intellectual Property

7 Questions That Entrepreneurs Must Be Prepared to Answer

Pitching investors, here are a few questions that you need to know before going in for the pitch!<p>Unless you're fortunate enough to be able to fund a startup on your own, you are going to have to seek investors to help get your business up and running. The problem is if you fail at your pitch, you …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

5 Tips on Growing to $100 Million and Beyond

Serial entrepreneur David Steinberg gives advice on how companies can achieve meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that come with it.<p>Ask most companies to name the holy grail of business and they may talk about meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that …

Business Strategy

Richard Branson on the 3 questions you need to ask yourself before launching a startup

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Richard Branson, …