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Breaking a myth: Data shows you don’t actually need a co-founder

We are often told that starting a startup on your own is madness. There are thousands of articles out there that tell you that, as well as why you need a co-founder. Probably solid advice, but data from thousands of startups in CrunchBase shows a different side of the story. More than half of …

Startups

The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see

Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, when searching for the next big startup, the time has come to look beyond Silicon Valley.<p><b>The …

5 Things International Startups Should Know Before Joining a U.S. Accelerator

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For startups spreading throughout the world and looking to break into the United States, getting accepted to a well-respected U.S.-based accelerator program can feel like winning the lottery.<p>As a mentor to startups based in …

Startups

Why B2C Folks Often Fail When They Join B2B Start-Ups

Most B2C folks never make it when they try to transition to SaaS and B2B, no matter how bright and talented they are. They flame out and quit or …

Startups

Former GE CEO Jack Welch explains why you may want to rethink working remotely

We love telecommuting. It allows us to write this column from wherever our life happens to land us in any given week.<p>It's the perfect deal — for us — and for a great many people, from nearly every industry and geography, today.<p>But telecommuting can also be a total disaster, especially if you want …

How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits

June 14, 2016 | 6:58 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2016/06/08/world/profit-shareholder-value/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2016/06/08/world/profit-shareholder-value/popout" …

Case Study in SaaS Growth

I have always admired the transparency of companies like Buffer and Moz. They openly share data on the development of their business, including their …

The Introvert’s Guide To Painless Personal Branding

If you prefer to keep to yourself, the idea of marketing yourself can feel really uncomfortable. But it’s still possible. Here’s how.<p>Hi, my name is Claire, and I’m an introvert. Despite being passionate about marketing and loving the challenge of telling other people’s stories, I struggle with the …

Marketing

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations to small cooperative collectives.<p>Is Uber even part of the sharing economy? Does Airbnb’s business model have a positive or negative impact on communities? Are …

Innovation

Startups Don't Fail On Ideas, They Fail On Execution

Young companies don’t fail on good or bad ideas. They fail on execution. Yet many young startups make the mistake of focusing on the big idea or the high concept rather than the art and science of turning business plans into thriving businesses.<p>In a candid conversation with Yossi Vardi, an icon of …

Entrepreneurship

How to approach machine learning as a non-technical person

The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in machine learning technology and potential applications. As a non-expert, you’ve probably either had to assess ML technology for your product and business or as a potential investment. The jargon around ML technology is vast, confusing and, …

Machine Learning

The Zenefits Scandal Is What Happens When Start-ups ‘Disrupt’ a Highly Regulated Sector

The Holy Grail of Silicon Valley start-ups, the truly special “unicorn” into which investors want to dump millions of their dollars in hopes of …

Toneapi helps your writing pack an emotional punch

Language analysis is a rapidly developing field and there are some interesting startups working on products that help you write better.<p>Take Toneapi, for example. This product from Northern Irish firm Adoreboard is a Web-based app that analyzes (and potentially improves) the emotional impact of your …

‘Appocalypse,’ Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

Shaunak Khire Contributor<p>Shaunak Khire is co-founder of a stealth ML/AI startup that can analyze, write and output insights autonomously. He also is a partner at the MaghaCGI30 social impact index fund. Previously he was the co-founder of an adtech startup and has served on the global board of the …

Recognize anyone? EU launches 'most wanted' fugitives website

Perhaps envious of America’s "most wanted" criminals on the run, the EU launched a new website Friday with their own list.<p>European law enforcement …

9 books to read if you want to be a billionaire

Many of them have shared the books that helped shape them personally and professionally. If you want to emulate these titans of industry, reading their faves seems like a good place to start.<p>From classic literature to business management guides, we rounded up their top picks, so you can start …

Startups, This Is How You Should Decide Which Mobile App Vendor To Engage

<b>Background</b><p>A little introduction about myself: I’m a Programmer and the Account Manager at Originally US. We build iOS & Android mobile apps and help …

Some quick advice on content marketing for startups

Creating a content marketing strategy for a startup that’s just getting off the ground is no easy task. After spending the last 6 months developing …

10 Reasons You Are Not a Millionaire Yet

Many people out there desperately <i>want</i> to be millionaires, and why wouldn’t they? While money may not buy happiness it can buy a better, less …

Self-improvement

How to Make Your Product Go Viral Without Any Marketing

The best items are discovered through word-of-mouth.<p>Sriracha is the number one example of word of mouth advertising.<p>Also known as word of mouth influence, it's an amazing way to get your product out there when you're small business marketing. Think about it: you've heard of sriracha, right? Of …

Marketing

When the ‘party round’ is over: the danger for startups with too many angel investors

by Mike Isaac<p>Shortly after presenting her startup to potential investors at a conference, Nancy Hua was bombarded by eager suitors. A little more …

Venture Capital

3 ways to turn your brand into a social media juggernaut

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>We all …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Construction Industry

Should You Stop Trying to 'Know SEO' for Your Business?

There have been multiple announcements that SEO is dead, usually followed by a vociferous response to the contrary.<p>As a marketing strategy the practice has certainly evolved dramatically, to a point where it is barely recognizable from the link farms and keyword stuffing that characterized the …

How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet - MIT Technology Review

Imagine you slack off at work and read up online about the latest Gibson 1959 Les Paul electric guitar replica. On the way home, you see an ad for …

Robot Writers Need Something To Say

Robot writers are hot. No, that statement is not a call to fix their air conditioners, much less to date them. It’s to acknowledge that pioneers in artificial intelligence (AI) and automated writing have gotten a lot of media attention (partly because it hits close to home; the deployments are …

A small business owner's guide to keeping staff happy

Running a business is the ultimate apprenticeship: most of it is learned on the job with no set manual. When my brother and I first had the idea for Moneypenny there were so many things we didn’t know. But there were two things we were sure about – we wanted to create a business we’d want to buy …

Small Business

A FullContact Co. - Discover, Enrich, & Analyze Companies

Now a FullContact company, Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your …