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Turner Is the Latest Media Company to Secure Double-Digit CPM Gains in Its Upfront

All those broadcast and cable networks that predicted a strong upfront season have been proven correct so far. As networks and buyers try to wrap up …

Advertising Industry

Kleiner Perkins raises $1.4 billion to invest in startups

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has raised $1.4 billion to invest in tech companies, according to documents filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Of that, $1 billion is earmarked for the firm's digital growth fund geared toward …

Venture Capital

5 Reasons Why Your Sales Strategy Has Failed

The sales department is the most important department within your company because that’s what makes you the money you need to keep going. They are responsible for making sure that customers view you positively. They are also responsible for coming up with new and innovative strategies.<p>It’s …

Entrepreneurs Are Always Thinking About Business (and That's as It Should Be)

Here's what happened when I actually took a day off. (Hint: The results were disastrous.)<p>Like most other entrepreneurs even when I'm on vacation I'm always thinking about work, how I can work better, smarter, reading a book on leadership, or hopefully, having a spark of genius that I can take back …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Why It's Only Possible to Achieve Two Thirds Success

<i>How can success be defined? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Neil Pasricha, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Equation & The Book of Awesome, on Quora.</b><p>Success is not …

5 Tips for Small Business Owners to Focus on What’s Important

Many small business owners fall into the trap of trying to “do it all,” getting so busy that they lose sight of long-term goals, a cycle that …

Small Business

Why Financiers Play The Odds And How Entrepreneurs Beat Them

Venture capital can be seen as a numbers game. On the average, out of every 100 deals, about 80 are said to fail in varying degrees with 20 being total failures and the others lesser failures. Of the remaining 20, 19 are said to be successes and offer a good return to the investors. One is said to …

Venture Capital

Twitter Just Launched a Stand-Alone ‘Dashboard’ App for Small Businesses

Twitter is introducing a stand-alone app targeted at small businesses that want a better, quicker and cheaper way to manage their presence on the …

Social Media

Facebook ads are out, hand-picked events are in

For social media managers who rely on users to share their Facebook content, the platform has a better idea— Live Events.<p>In addition to seeing …

'Shark Tank' Star Lori Greiner's 5 Major Rules for Becoming a Successful Inventor

The prolific inventor and multimillionaire investor shares her secrets to success.<p>I had the opportunity to interview prolific inventor and multimillionaire investor Lori Greiner. You probably know her from the wildly popular ABC show <i>Shark Tank</i>. But what you probably don't know about her is that …

Entrepreneurship

Four Gadgets That Will Upgrade Any Entrepreneur's Life

If you're in need of a jump-start for this summer, here are the gadgets to pick up and change your life for the better.<p>With the amount of connected devices, tools, apps, and resources available for an entrepreneur, it can be intimidating finding what will help you succeed at work. What's important …

Gear & Gadgets

This Recent Immigrant Entrepreneur Is Living the American Dream Thanks to Crowdfunding

4 min read<p>Hiral Sanghavi had launched three small startups in his native India before moving to the U.S. 30 months ago. Now, crowdfunding has put the 30-year-old entrepreneur on a fast track to the American Dream.<p>Sanghavi and his wife, Yoganshi Shah, raised $11.5 million across a couple of …

Northwestern University

3 secrets to success on social media according to Gary Vaynerchuk

With the rise of mobile shopping and conversational commerce, building a strong social media following has become an absolute must. But doing it right requires time, content, and most important of all, strategy.<p>Gary Vaynerchuk – prolific angel investor, best-selling author, and one of the world’s …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that …

Small Business

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need to Join the Next Startup Grind Conference

In the entrepreneurial world, being proactive is incredibly important. One of the best ways to become involved in the community is through events organized and attended by some of the most influential voices of the industry. For education, mentorships, and everything else you need to know about …

Six Steps for Setting Business Goals

Setting business goals within an organization is common practice, shared globally by all businesses. Executives set business goals that help increase …

10 Success lessons from Jeff Bezos – “Amazon Founder and CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+12<p>Shares 78<p>Success, whether of a small business or a giant enterprise, has something to do with the kind of leadership it has. …

The Only One Business Worth Starting

<i>This column is by Creative & Digital Evangelist Jon Westenberg</i><p>You know, when I first got into business, when I started my journey as an entrepreneur, …

Small Business

What Britain And America Can Teach Each Other About Entrepreneurship

The US still dominates the world when it comes to entrepreneurship. It may be lagging a little on the start-up scene these days, but its venture capital firms and scale-ups are second to none. Having previously spoken to Lord Bilimoria about what the UK can learn from the India (and visa versa), I …

Why The Best Entrepreneurs Get It Wrong in Small Doses

I know, rejection hurts.<p>Every time you show another person something you've created as an entrepreneur, you make yourself vulnerable. And when it turns out you've made something of little value, you will feel the pain of getting it wrong.<p>And yet, successful entrepreneurs understand this as a …

9 Relevant Marketing Quotes to Grow Your Business

In meeting with many business owners and entrepreneurs, I often share my advice or insights during consultations, and after working with these ambitious business people, nine of my quotes seem to resonate most with my clients.<p>Just like a comedian remembers his best jokes and tosses away the ones …

You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13% of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. In my own experience as a startup advisor and mentor, I find that entrepreneurs who can’t attract and …

Entrepreneurs, sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it

<b>Q: I am not really sure what I want to do now that I have graduated college. I would like to try and write a book, but I have never done that before so I don’t know how to get started. And I don’t know if I could get it published. And anyway, what publisher would believe that I am a writer,</b> …

7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get</i> …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

Financial Services