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Why Startups Love Moleskines

Last summer in Toronto, I found myself at a Demo Day, one of those tech-industry events where eager representatives of a dozen startups bound onto a stage and spend five minutes selling their visions of a utopian future expedited by antibacterial screen wipes that will change the world (something …

Innovator Insights Series: Maximize Support Networks

January 16, 2018<p>Ibrahim Mohedas knew his team’s assistive medical device would make it easier and safer for healthcare workers in low-resource …

Innovator Insights Series: Build a High-Performance Team

January 30, 2018<p>Like most startups, Sebastian Manhart managed many tasks himself when he joined the nonprofit tech venture, Simprints in 2013. While …

Why Design Thinking is the Future of Management

Why companies and leaders should reconsider their current philosophy of project management and why they cannot afford to ignore the value of Design …

Project Management

How I Built This with Guy Raz : NPR

• Podcasts ><br>• Business ><p>Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. <i>How I Built This</i> weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.More from How I Built This with Guy Raz »<p>July 16, 2018<p>Steve Madden: Steve …

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Innovator Insights Series: Preparing for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey

December 12, 2017<p>Donna Brezinski never set out to invent the first portable light therapy device to treat children suffering from jaundice. As a …

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Seven Essential Components to a Marketing Plan

When you start out in business, two things are scarce: time and resources. To create an effective new business strategy and ensure you're not wasting time or money, you need a marketing plan.<p>Here are the essential components of a marketing plan that keeps the sales pipeline full.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Market research.</b> …

Marketing

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34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

The Trick Tim Ferris Knows About Naming Products That You Don't

The secret to creating a breakthrough name for your business or product is almost too easy.<p>Recently, my wife and I decided that it was time to refinish our deck. So off I went to the home improvement store to check out my options. There were a lot of solvents to choose from. Too many. Finally, I …

Small Business

The Recipes For Crowdfunding Success On Kickstarter -- And What To Avoid

What are the keys to some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns like Coolest Cooler or Oculus Rift? Conversely, how should we analyze the crowdfunding flops like the Cuppress, a coffee capsule sealing machine which is both economical and user-friendly?<p>Too little is known about the recipes for …

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‘Essential startup advice’ from top Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator

The folks at Y Combinator have seen a lot startups succeed and fail, so it’s probably worth listening to their advice if you’re launching your own …

Startups

10 Podcasts From Founders Who Built Million-Dollar Startups

Learn how these CEOs hit the million-dollar mark.<p><i>Originally published by Sramana Mitra on LinkedIn: 10 Founder CEOs Discuss Building Tech Startups Worth Millions in Podcasts</i><p>Entrepreneurs working to get their ventures across the million-dollar revenue mark and beyond can learn how other successful …

startups

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website

Every startup wants the formula for success. Google just provided it for free.<p>Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with …

Startups

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design

Fresh Guacamole by PES | Oscar Nominated Short

The Shortest Film Ever Nominated for an Oscar

<i>Fresh Guacamole</i> is a 2012 animated short film written and directed by PES. With a running time of 100 seconds it is the shortest film ever nominated …

Animation

Steve Blank When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

I remind my students that I’m teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator.<p>Every once in awhile a …

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

<b>Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps.</b><p>I first met Mike Del Ponte two …

How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

<b>This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand.</b>Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses …

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

Should Your Business Be an LLC or an S Corp?

Here's how to decide whether to incorporate your business as a limited liability corporation or an S corporation.<p>You've finally decided to start a business of your own. Or maybe you have been running one as a sole proprietor, even moonlighting on the side, and have decided you need to protect your …

Finance

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're …

Small Business

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design