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The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

Free Options to Popular Paid Marketing Services and Tools

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools you use—often referred to as a marketing stack—probably covers a variety of different uses and needs, …

Making Monetary Sense: How To Understand Your VC Term Sheet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Money matters, and no one understands this more than cash-strapped startups. During the course of startup maturation, founders seek financing …

Three tips for young startup founders from a guy who’s been there

Image copyright Startup Stock Photos.A lot of startup founders today are launching companies fresh out of college (if not earlier). That’s what I did …

Startups

16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has invested in some of today' most talked-about startups, including Slack, Buzzfeed, and Instacart.<p>Andreessen Horowitz has its finger on the pulse of what's happening in tech. Over on the firm' website, its …

Blood in the Shark Tank: Pre, Post and Play-money Valuations

<i>The Negotiation Stage</i><p>The question at this point is what proportion of your business I should get as the venture capitalist. At first sight, the …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

High Blood Pressure

3 reasons your startup is struggling to raise venture capital

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Leadership 101: What Trainers and Gym Owners Need to Know

To access the content, please login or register an account and purchase a membership plan.<p>A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

Actual walking outside helps, too. If you can be away from your screen for that long.<p>Since sitting all day is slowly killing us, office workers are now turning to standing desks. But why just stand when you can walk, ask proponents of the even more ridiculous treadmill desks? Walking while at work …

The Brain

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Workouts

10 Ways to Crush It in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the beginning of the every new year and even a little bit before then, everyone has the same theme, or at least they think so. This theme is, “This is going to be my best year yet!” Unfortunately, once the end of the year rolls around …

The Art of Endurance: How to Boost Your Willpower

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Last month, I came up with the brilliant idea of attempting to hold a forearm plank for fifteen minutes with just 30 days to train.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>For those of …

5 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Pitch Deck To Get Your Startup Funded

I’ve been seeing a lot of pitch decks lately. As a TechStars mentor, I’ve been fortunate to get to know the SmartOn, Edvisor.io, and CreatorBox teams over the last few months and watch them develop and refine their pitches. I’ve also seen numerous pitches uploaded to our new TrackBat platform, …

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lori Greiner is frugal. The <i>Shark Tank</i> star investor and reigning “Queen of QVC” says she didn’t splurge on a single luxury item until she was in business for four years.<p>Mind you, she could have. Easily. The …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

4 Things All Great Bosses Do

What does it take to be a good leader? Experts weigh in on the things that all great bosses do.

The Secret to Effective Motivation

An interview with <b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> and <b>E. Tory Higgins</b>, authors of <i>Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence</i>. For more, see the article Do You Play to Win–or to Not Lose?<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m …

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …

How to Explain Your Career Transition

Shifting careers is often hard to explain. Whether you’re moving from one department to another in your own company or starting over in an entirely different field, you’re likely to face a litany of rejoinders: Why would you want to do <i>that</i>? Isn’t that a little risky? Are you really qualified? …

The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green

In my experience, even very sharp business leaders tend to misunderstand three facts when thinking about climate change.<p>The first is how much action we need to take. We’re used to hearing that we’ll need to reduce our carbon emissions by some percentage. The blunt reality is that to avoid …

35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a recent Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>Here are the top 35 …

How to Be Happy in Life & Work: Stop Trying So Hard | Inc.com

Read this site often? You're probably an overachiever, just like me and thousands of other entrepreneurs out there. That's not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get healthier, and be a better person is what makes you and your business successful.<p>But trying too hard all the …

Automotive Industry

10 productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks for a month

<b>Takeaway</b>: Working long hours has been shown to make you no more productive than working 40-hour weeks in the long-term. So how do you become more …

Time Management

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management