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16 Entrepreneurs Share 16 Tools They Cannot Live Without

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the thralls of startup battle, efficient teams figure out how to maximize their precious resources. Bootstrapping time, money and personnel effectively can be the difference between the teams that survive to battle another day, and the …

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8 Musts to Start Your Business With Little to No Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major funding behind them.<p>It seems that every day …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

How To Screen VCs For Your Start-Up

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i> <i></i><p>I have extensively written on what venture capitalists are looking for in startups (see my definitive checklist for startup success), to increase your …

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How Parents Can Teach Kids Entrepreneurship Early

Why cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set in your kids? Chances are they’ll need it more than previous generations.<p>I recently sat next to the founder of two successful startups as he spoke to his 11-year-old daughter about her class fundraising project. He asked her two friendly yet pointed …

How Two Military Spouses Found Success In Entrepreneurship

A few weeks ago, I wrote a special Veterans Day piece focusing on a small, but growing, community of entrepreneurs that have gone largely unnoticed in American society: military spouses. I was so impressed by the women that I met with during my research that I decided to write a follow-up article …

Onesies with attitude: A baby step to social entrepreneurship

How young can social entrepreneurs be? A group of high school students from the northern suburbs thinks a business that does good can launch at the onesie stage.<p>Born To Be Tees puts a little social attitude on baby onesies, sells them for $10 and donates the proceeds to charities.<p>The onesie for the …

7 Industries Born to Fuel Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much competition in the field today, being an entrepreneur has never been harder. Only the best ideas thrive and turn into growing, successful businesses. Yet entrepreneurs also have more opportunities than ever before to compete …

Entrepreneur of the Week: Thea Myhrvold, Founder of Teach Me Now

Teach Me Now, a Dubai-based online tutoring portal, founded by this week’s Entrepreneur of the Week Thea Myhrvold, has been awarded at a start-up …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Why I left my VC-funded startup at 20.

I started my first venture at 16. Let me just preface this by saying that I use the word “venture” quite liberally. To me, a venture is anything you …

China's Economic Slowdown Is Biggest Business Story of 2015

Economy<p>WASHINGTON — China's economy lost some luster and its leaders their aura of invincibility. A commodities boom went bust, spreading pain from Texas oil fields to Indonesian coal mines.<p>Seven years of near-zero interest rates ended in the United States, while easy money kept flowing elsewhere. …

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

Businesses ideas for 2014: Virtual assistant - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

By 2018 online work will be a $5bn global market, according to research by Staffing Industry Analysts. There are 1.7 million self-employed …

21-year-old coder gets $500K to improve access to health care in Asia (exclusive)

The Singapore government has invested $500,000 in funding in a new health care startup called Ring.MD.<p>VentureBeat exclusively learned that the startup raised its funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, which offers financing to brilliant young scientists and researchers.<p>Ring.MD was …

theSkimm Raises $1.1 Million to Help Busy Professionals Find News

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …