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15 Facts an Entrepreneur Must Know About Angel Investors

You want someone to invest in your business someday, right?<p>Sometimes it is impossible to start a business without investors. The most common outside …

The Seven Secrets Of Top Angel Investors

Angel investors, sometimes known as business angels, typically invest between $25,000 and $500,000 in new start-ups, often with the aim of taking them on to the stage where they can attract venture capital funding. The rewards for top angel investors can be significant, but it can also be risky. So …

Startup Success Kit: 7 Top Apps for Starting a Small Business

<b>Publisher Channel Content by</b> GetApp.com<p>If you’re starting a new venture the last thing you want to worry about is investing time and resources in …

How to Convince Investors

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>August 2013<p>When people hurt themselves lifting heavy things, it's usually because they try to …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Market Opportunities | Inc.com

Market research is critical to business success. A good business plan analyzes and evaluates customer demographics, purchasing habits, buying cycles, and willingness to adopt new products and services.<p>The process starts with understanding your market--and the opportunities inherent in that market. …

How to Write an Effective Pitch email to Angel Investors - SEO'Brien

The challenge of raising capital will forever frustrate us as there is no right way to raise money; it takes time, perseverance, patience, and just …

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Jump Into the Hot Health-Care Sector With These 10 Businesses

Looking for a business idea? Health care is a hot spot.<p>With people living longer than ever (Deloitte estimates that, by 2050, there will be about 2 billion people worldwide over the age of 60), careers in the health-care sector are poised for growth. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

As Online Video Explodes, a Look at 5 of the Industry's Biggest Trends (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As YouTube celebrities hone their entrepreneurial acumen and brands continue to break new ground in the realm of online video ads, it’s safe to say that 2015 will be a lucrative year for the medium.<p>To this end, the below infographic, …

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …

Blue Ocean Strategy

A onetime accordion player, stilt walker, and fire-eater, Guy Laliberté is now CEO of one of Canada’s largest cultural exports, Cirque du Soleil. Founded in 1984 by a group of street performers, Cirque has staged dozens of productions seen by some 40 million people in 90 cities around the world. In …

Promotions can stand out without slashing margins

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33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

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The Complete Guide to Understand Customer Psychology

Chapter One The Mind Of Today’s Consumer<p>Today’s consumers are driven by research. By the time they’re ready to reach out to your company, they’re …

The exit: Hey founders, you weren’t using your soul, were you?

Here’s an extreme version of what you can expect to hear just before signing over your startup in an acquisition deal: <i>“Our counsel says including your first-born child in reps and warranties is totally standard. We have never had any pushback on this!”</i><p>Welcome to the fun part! You are about to be …

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …

How the Three-Layer Facebook Advertising Funnel Can Get You New Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising, online marketing and Facebook ad experts Perry Marshall, Keith Krance and Thomas Meloche explain the game-changing tactics of paid Facebook Ads and how you can gain more on your</i> …

How To (Really) Get The Word Out About Your Startup

By Nate Kontny6 minute Read<p>Have you ever asked, “How do I get people other than my mom to visit my site?” I have. I’ve asked it a lot.<p>Most books on …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

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10 Awesome Infographics to Guide Your Marketing Plan for 2014

Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular lately. They’re certainly fun to look at, and they convey useful information in a format that’s …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

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 …

7 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think About Business

From the big things like largely ignoring profits(and mostly getting away with it) to small ones like starting meetings with some communal reading, the Amazon.com founder doesn't do things the usual way.<p>What's the thinking behind his quirky ways and what can you learn from the Bezos approach to …

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology

The more you know about your customers, the better. If you know what makes people tick, the better off your business will be. Having at least a basic …

A Refresher on Storytelling 101

At bedtime, I tell stories to my godchildren, Anna and Noah, when their parents invite me to care for them. Their capacity for stories amazes me. They beg for “just one more” and then “just one more.” It seems we are wired to enjoy a well-told story.<p>And as we grow up, we do not lose our thirst for …

How We Drove 10K Unique Visitors to a New Product in a Month

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Using only a handful of tactics, we recently were able to get 10,000 people to check out our product. Here is how we did it.<p>As I was wrapping up the sale of the Prosperio platform, I was anxious to sink my teeth into a new project. A …

New Research Helps Find The Perfect Strategy For 'Freemium' Business Models

The freemium business model–where products are provided free of charge at the basic level, but are paid for by subscription at higher levels with richer functionality– has become one of the dominant methods for launching digital media. Even established players such as Microsoft, a company which …

The Most Talked-About Food In Every State

Spotted on FirstWeFeast, the researchers analyzed 3.5 million tweets with food hashtags that were taken from Twitter's API between October 2013 and May 2014.<p>The original purpose of the study was to determine whether people's hashtags and discussion topics on Twitter can convey information about …