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Time For Japan To Ante Up On Casino Legalization

Last month’s Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo was fantastic in every sense of the word. Ticket sales were cut off at 500, and I gave my opening remarks as chairman of the first day to a standing room crowd. I presented on the Japan’s potential impact on the regional gaming market to end the …

22 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

So What is The Right Level of Burn Rate for a Startup These Days?

There is much talk these days that startup valuations have decreased and may continue to do so and that the amount of time it takes to fund raise may …

The Harsh Truth About Startup Burn Rates

Feeling the burn? Spending money to make money doesn't always work.<p>Your burn rate is often the financial version of faking it till you make it. It can be impossible to grow a business to scale, or to much of anything at all, without using up money as quickly as you find it. But knowing the …

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).

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides

Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.<p>Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and …

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.<p>Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who possess …

UNDER 35 AND CRUSHING IT: Meet the most ambitious young founders in New York who are building the next giant companies

In fact, some of the coolest new companies on the east coast are being built by people who are in their 20s and 30s.<p>Culled from our list of the 2015 Silicon Alley 100, here are dozens of startup founders and CEOs doing amazing things in New York tech and beyond — and they're all under 35.

Ten Ways You Can Start Your Own Business Doing Nothing

Many of my friends dream about starting their own business but they never do it.<p>Here are 10 tips that might help you finally find your idea and get …

How much do startup founders pay themselves—and other questions you were too afraid to ask

Startup founders are just like us. They may know how to negotiate term sheets and build unicorns, but when it comes to their own personal finances, billion-dollar valuations be damned—they’re just as lost as we are.<p>An unscientific survey of 133 tech founders show most have nothing stashed away for …

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What Every Startup Needs to Know Before Launch

Think you have a great startup idea? Here's how to find out for certain.<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs aim to bring the next great idea to the market, but those dreams rarely come to fruition without the know-how to navigate the entrepreneurial system.<p>As a former venture capitalist, Warren Packard, …

The 7 Most Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make

Here’s the cold, hard truth for first-time entrepreneurs: Nine out of every 10 startups fail. And this is according to <i>multiple</i> estimates.<p>You’ll …

6 dashboards I use daily — and why every startup CEO should as well

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>In order to succeed, we need to create value and grow. Sound familiar? In a fast-paced startup, the business environment is always in flux. You need to be able to course correct at a moment’s notice, and make changes to products, programs, campaigns, and …

The 10x rule for great startup ideas

No one talks about it, but one of the worst, most damaging uses of your time as an entrepreneur is dedicating yourself to a good startup idea.<p><b>Wait, what? A good startup idea is a waste of time?</b><p>A good startup idea will show you just enough promise and progress to keep you working on it, potentially …

The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures: Part 1, The Hierarchy

This is going to be a five part post that explores various types of organizational structures that either already exist in today’s business landscape or are starting to emerge as viable options for the future of work. Each post will explore one of these structures and then I’ll provide a final …

Growth hacking 101 for your startup

Confused about growth hacking and what it can do for your startup? Bozena Pieniazek of Growth Hacking Asia gives us the low down

What If My Business Idea Won't Work?

In the US, 64 per cent of people see the opportunity to start a business as a desirable career choice (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 2014). But without passion, conviction and tenacity, few entrepreneurs can endure the challenges, setbacks and twists in the road. Along with these traits, the …

Marcus Lemonis: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

On The Profit, Lemonis points out the common moves that can kill a business.<p>"As the business has grown, so have the problems."<p>That's how Marcus Lemonis explained the plight of the floundering Greek food business My Big Fat Greek Gyro, which he attempted to save in a recent episode of CNBC's <i>The</i> …

Seed funding for Indonesian influencer marketing platform SociaBuzz

Indonesian influencer marketing site SociaBuzz announced today it recieved a seed round investment of US$62,500 from an angel investor who prefers to …

Indonesia’s Otten Coffee raises series A from East Ventures for its coffee geek online store

Otten Coffee, an online shop for coffee and coffee related products, just secured a series A investment from East Ventures. The amount was …

These are the most amazing aerial photos of New York ever, period

It's always exciting to receive a message from a master like Vincent Laforet telling you about his new photos. This time he has outdone himself (once …

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The City That Turned Its Water Into Cash

"We've got unfunded obligations in the hundreds of millions. What can we leverage?"<p>As struggling Detroit looks to fund its pension obligations, officials there are considering using valuable paintings (Picassos, Van Goghs, etc.) from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art as collateral. …

The Sexiest Supermodels of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

1 of 11<p>Welcome to the Show<p>They say every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets its wings. Well, expect sirens of five-alarm proportions tonight, …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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BlackBerry’s going to try to sell more phones before it agrees to sell itself

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins put on a brave face for the company’s annual shareholder meeting today, just a few weeks after the firm reported an earnings loss that sent its shares plummeting. Heins said BlackBerry is still in the middle of its turnaround plan and asked investors for patience. He …

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Imax

I recently posed a question to a number of friends: “What the heck is Imax?”<p>“It means bigger and louder!”<br>“It means the maximum amount of movie your eyeballs can process.”<br>“When I was young, it meant the screen was everything the eyes could see. Now it means tickets cost more.”<p>But despite the …

Inside The Lab Where Microsoft Is Crafting Its Next Generation Of Hardware Using Giant 3D Printers

None of them, however, may be as fun, or as cool, as the projects being worked on in the Model Shop, Microsoft's lab where it is prototyping and building its next generation of hardware products.<p>For years, the team at the model shop was just building keyboards and mice. Then, it started cranking …

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