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“One Simple Idea” Teaches You to Turn Dreams into Profit

“One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work”, teaches everyday people how to leverage their ideas …

Small Business

How to secure VC money in 3 weeks or less

Raising venture capital is a daunting process.<p>You’ve spent months, if not years, working to turn your dreams into a reality, and now it all hinges on finding that one investor who believes in your company and team as much as you do and if you’re lucky, also brings value to the table.<p>So you pack up …

Navigating The New Waters Of Fundraising

Andy Tang Contributor<p>Andy Tang is CEO of Draper University.<p>As a VC that has been in the industry for 15 years, I have watched many trends come and go. For the first few years of my career, my colleagues and I spent most of our time sourcing these trends and then incubating new innovation right here …

How to win at life, according to a 30-year-old who sold a startup for $170 million and wrote 1,284 slides about it

Allis is an entrepreneur who sold his startup, iContact, for $170 million in his 20s.<p>For his birthday, he did a somewhat extreme personal exercise: He wrote a 1,284-slide PowerPoint presentation. It covered all the things Allis has learned about life, the world and business. He made it for himself …

Why every entrepreneur should consider a Mini-IPO

Title IV of the 2012 JOBS Act kicked in today. Now, the fastest growing private companies in America can conduct Mini-IPOs and raise up to $50 million from anyone. Historically, investing in startups and small businesses was reserved for just accredited investors, or just the wealthiest 2 percent …

18 terms you should know before leasing a car

Dealers exploit the complex maze of leasing terms to enhance their profits. Study up and come out on top.<p>Leasing is more confusing than buying. Purchasing a vehicle comes down to the terms of financing and a negotiation on price. In a lease, you're basically paying for the vehicle's loss of value …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

The Right Crowdfunding Sites for Your Startup

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>I commonly get asked what is the best crowdfunding website for your startup.<p>In order to answer this question, we’ll have to first answer another question: Which crowdfunding model suits your project …

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science …

TimeAway Lets Parents Control Kids' Use of Mobile Devices

If you are getting frustrated over your children burying their noses in their mobile devices, a new Android app is out to place control back in the hands of parents instead.<p>TimeAway first requires you to key in a five-digit password and state if you are signing up as a parent or a kid. …