Julien Muller

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The 4 Critical Things Your Team Members Need From You

Make sure you are giving your employees the tools to be as productive as possible.<p><i>By Jonathan Steiman</i>, <i>founder and CEO of Peak Support.</i><p>The most important lesson I've learned about leadership didn't come from a boss or CEO. It didn't come from a leadership guru. It came from a someone I was …

Leadership

3 Highly Toxic Leaders You Should Avoid at All Costs

Don't let these leaders hurt your quality of life.<p>We spend so much for our daily lives at work. And even when we're not there, we still take work home with us - either literally or figuratively. I believe the best way to improve the quality of one's relationship with work is to find a workplace …

Self-awareness

#3 Effective Ideas for Start-ups to Save Business Costs

If you have a tight budget, always know the difference between necessary and pointless spends.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Starting and running a business on your own is a risky affair. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, creativity and …

Startups

You Can't Build a Million-Dollar Business Without These 7 People | Inc.com

Every ambitious, high-performing entrepreneur dreams of building and growing a concept or company to scale. Surpassing the million-dollar mark within the first 12 to 24 months comes with a unique set of challenges, especially if you are trying to do without a team of advisers.<p>Most of the hit …

Small Business

The 6 Mistakes That Will Kill Startups in 2018

Business success requires business preparation. You don’t have to be a master tactician, but you do need to have a plan in place. This plan will act as a foundation for everything you want to achieve.<p>In my book, The Art of Startup Fundraising, I discuss how being alert to potential mistakes, and …

Startups

Tricks and Tips to Expand Your Startup Internationally

Acquiring local competitors is a great way for startups to expand globally. Acquisitions help bridge many gaps - talent, language, cultural nuances, …

Startups

Scaling A Startup In A New Industry

When the first rough draft of the human genome was completed in June 2000, there was a huge amount of hope and expectation at the genomic revolution that would follow. That it took another three years to publish the full sequence should perhaps have been enough to place expectations into their …

Startups

The Hiring Mistake That Would Kill Your Company's Culture | Inc.com

When a startup is born, its founders are the creators of everything. They are the ones responsible for product (or service) development, for initial marketing and sales, and everything else that's needed. They get their hands real dirty. When they get a significant round of financing (typically …

Customer Service

5 Tactics You Must Remember If You Want Your Startup to Grow Sustainably | Inc.com

I've been interested in building things for as as long as I can remember. I've founded several companies, and the last startup I co-founded, Performable, was successfully sold to HubSpot. So I know how hard it is to get a business off the ground; it's crazy, chaotic, terrifying, and exciting -- all …

The Role of the Founder/CEO: You Have One Job

Most people have a certain image in their minds when they think of a founder/CEO.<p>They picture the boss in the corner office, standing behind her …

Leadership

How Can Early-stage Start-ups Manage Their Finances

Being bootstrapped, it is important for a founder to calculate every move and literally, every penny<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>For a newbie entrepreneur, there are a lot of risks involved in starting up. From pressures of not going the …

Startups

Stealth Mode: A Tragically Common Mistake That Strangles Startups | Inc.com

I have made some incredibly stupid mistakes as an entrepreneur. For example, as a 23-year old co-founder, I thought that being represented by <b></b>a notable law firm, the same one as both Google and Facebook, actually meant something (hint: it doesn't). I also used to talk about our then fledgling …

Startups
Startups

From Seed Stage to the Last Mile: All You Need To Know About Fund Raising For Startups

Know what each stage depicts and why they are important<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Capital raising has always been a challenging task for entrepreneurs, more so when it comes from …

Venture Capital

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Flying

12 Exquisite Hotel Rooms That Include Private Pools Photos

On a relaxing vacation, the last thing one wants to worry about is setting an alarm to get up in time to secure a poolside chaise longue. When a private, personal pool exists just a step outside your own room, you have a front-row ticket to prime poolside real estate no matter what time you rise. …

Where to stay in Marrakech: hotels by district

Marrakech is a city of many parts, at the heart of which sits the thousand-year-old, Unesco Heritage site of the walled medina. Inside the medina, at its core, is the Djemaa el-Fna, the city's fabled square full of storytellers and snake charmers. Surrounding it within the mud-brick walls are the …

15 of the world's most opulent ski lodges

Skiing

How Much Traction Do You Really Need to Raise a Seed or Series A Round?

Here are concrete benchmarks to aim for.<p>The landscape for early-stage investing looks entirely different today than it did just a few years …

Selling

Why Timing Is the Most Important Factor in Ensuring Your Startup's Success (and What to Do About It) | Inc.com

Bill Gross from IdeaLabs gave a very famous TED Talk a couple years ago about 'timing' being the single biggest reason for startup success. Many entrepreneurs feel that this means that success and failure is significantly based on luck. This isn't really the case.<p>I'm sure you've heard the saying, …

Startups
Startups
San Francisco

Lessons for First Time CEOs Choosing Board Members - Part 2 | Inc.com

In Part 1 of this blog, I touched on the importance of selecting people for your Board who have worked with first-time CEOs before, as well as asking your Board members for help on both -- big things and small. Below are 3 more tips for building a functioning Board of Directors with people who will …

CEOs

How these Founders Pivoted from a Failing Startup at the Last Minute and Created a Million-Dollar Business | Inc.com

"Make better decisions with feedback from real people."<p>This mission lies at the core of User Interviews, a startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts that gives consumers a platform to voice their opinions on new and innovative products--while getting paid for their time.<p>User Interviews isn't the first …

Startups

Be Different or Die: Find New Business in Your Crowded Space

Uber's doing one thing right -- differentiating itself enough to dive into a tightly packed startup space. Here's how you can stand out from the crowd, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entering into a new space isn’t easy, whether by a conglomerate or a brand new …

Startups

5 things no one tells you about starting a startup

<i>[This guest commentary is by Avni Patel Thompson, founder and CEO of Poppy.]</i><p>There are things that I wish I had known before I had started my …

Positive Thinking

The 30 most idyllic islands on Earth

It is completely possible that, as well as penning what is now considered one of the first great English novels, Daniel Defoe also invented the brochure for the epic beach holiday. It is all there in the early pages of his keynote literary statement published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe.<p>Freshly …

No Startup Funding? Follow These Tips to Bootstrap Your Dream

Four ways that have helped me not only sustain but also stay profitable without startup funding<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>I’m often asked the same question again and again whenever …

Small Business

Is It Safe to Travel to Bali Right Now?

With the eruption of Mount Agung still imminent, here's what travelers need to know.<p>Mount Agung in Bali has been on the brink of eruption for a full …

Geology