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Boom or Bubble? The 3 Issues That Block Spain's Startup Sector From Sustainable Growth.

A risk-averse culture and lack of access to funds are among the factors holding back new businesses in Spain.<p>This story originally appeared on Novobrief<p>Spain urgently needs to work on its risk-averse culture, access to finance and focus on real value instead of the public image to move the sector …

Startups

Subscribe to These 6 Newsletters to Dramatically Boost Your Pace of Learning | Inc.com

The Internet and information age has brought us access to content previously reserved for just books and school.<p>It puts the world's knowledge at almost any entrepreneur's fingertips. However, there is a tremendous amount of noise to filter through.<p>For example, YouTube reports that creators on the …

You Should Spend 70 Percent of Your Time Doing Hard Things, Says This 5-Time Entrepreneur

This handy (if challenging) rule of thumb will push you to do your best work.<p>The truth is, no one is good at their job on the first day, What sets super achievers apart from middling performers is the speed at which they learn. So how do you maximize how fast you get better at whatever it is you're …

Employment

Five Ways To Win In The Digital Customer Experience Economy

My favorite book of all time is <i>The Experience Economy</i> by Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore. This book defines what customer experience is. They were ahead of their time back in 1999 when they published the first edition. Who knew that concept would become so popular that the business world would create a CX …

Customer Experience

How Faster And Cheaper Alternatives Will Replace Most Of Higher Ed

Unresponsive, incoherent and expensive. That’s how Ryan Craig sees higher education. He’s a leading critic of the status quo and advocate for and investor in postsecondary innovation.<p>The first third of Craig’s soon to be released book, <i>A New U</i>, convincingly outlines the problem starting with, “too …

Higher Education

Bootstrap, Take a Loan or Raise Money: 3 Ways to Start a Business, and How to Find the Right One for You

There's no right answer, but there is a right decision for your individual business.<p>I've been a bootstrapper my entire career.<p>In business, "bootstrapping" means starting a business without external help or capital. These startups fund the development of their company through internal cash flow, and …

Got a Problem? Sooner or Later, You Will. That's Why You Need to Master the Ability to Solve Them

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from the problems that inevitably pop up in any business--if you go about it the right way. Forget about hunting the culprit. The more important first step is organizing a lasting response.<p>There's no such thing as good news for short sellers. They prey on companies …

Why Bootstrap? Because You Can't Succeed Unless You Persevere

Instead of following your passion, follow a plan for bringing a solution to market without going broke before your first sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup culture is all about the hustle. From blogs to Instagram posts to coffee mugs, today’s entrepreneurs are …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things We Learnt at Startup Grind Europe Conference

<i>Blog by Morbhen Rattray, Communications Manager, Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem</i><p>Startup Grind Europe connects founders, investors, VCs and everybody …

Even If You Don't Plan to IPO, You Should Run Your Business Like a Public Company

Any startup can learn from how Spotify, Dropbox and Uber prepared to go public.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This might be the best environment for going public in years.<p>In 2017, 1,624 initial public offerings (IPOs) -- from Roku to Veritone -- raised $188.8 billion, …

Startups

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: The Traffic Secret to Turn Your Visitors Into Customers

Here is how to cash in on your first 1,000 true fans.<p>Not all traffic is created equal. Entrepreneurs often spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours attracting the wrong customers and not reaping the benefits of sales. Let’s put an end to that now.<p>In our third video for $0 to $1,000, a …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ideas To Integrate Remote And In-Person Teams

These days, many startups have workforces stationed around the globe. With that in mind, how can you successfully build company culture and integrate your in-office and remote teams?<p>There is a growing number of fully-remote companies, but many companies still have workforces that are online and …

Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

The leadership at Coinbase, Lyft, Checkr and other high-flying startups are grateful that their coach, <b>Khalid Halim</b>, didn’t skip out on a class called …

Ever Hear of 'Escape Rooms'? This Millennial Entrepreneur Is Capitalizing On the Trend.

Jordan Brawner of Little Spider Creations is profiting off the love millennials have for experiences, rather than just products.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Amazon (shopping), Home Chef (cooking) and StitchFix (clothing) have in common? Beyond the products …

Entrepreneurship

When Writing Your Business Plan, Be Sure to Include This

A plan to outsource back office departments can save you time and money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the inception of my company enBio, we have outsourced human resources and payroll. If you’re ready to start a business, I suggest you do the same and make sure …

Small Business

Why the gig economy was doomed from the start

For a while there, it seemed like "Uber for X" was the only pitch that mattered.<p>To many, the rapid rise of Uber wasn't just a major tech success …

How to start a startup in five steps

Starting a startup?<p>Having founded or co-founded five start-ups in five years (including Hey Influencers, Drop Bottle, SkinnyMe Tea, The 5th and …

The 6 types of user segmentation and what they mean for your product

Understand your users, develop a market segmentation plan, position your product, and create a value propositionMYOB People by Nick, …

Need a Business Plan Template? Here Is Apple's 1981 Plan for the Mac.

If you want to write a business plan, Apple's plans for the Macintosh can help.<p>Business plans are often composed of four parts. There is typically an executive summary, a marketing plan, a management team description and a breakdown of company finances. When Apple's Joanna Hoffman created the …

Small Business

You're Building a Company From the Ground up: Where to Spend and Where to Save

Bootstrap, and be scrappy. If it's cheaper to do it yourself and you're capable, why not give it a shot?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a company from scratch is no easy task. I know: I've done this successfully a handful of times.<p>I also know that I've learned …

Small Business

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

3 Ways to Raise Money Without Giving Up Equity

You can have your cake and eat it too.<p>There's no escaping the reality about starting a business: you need funding. Sure, there are startups that bootstrap their way to success. But for most of us, raising money is absolutely necessary for starting up and scaling fast.<p>The solution for most startups …

Startup Success Requires Focus on These Early-Stage Steps

These critical steps are far more important than raising money in the early stages of a startup.<p>It is a common and misguided plea I hear when consulting with young entrepreneurs: "I have this great idea. Can you help me get money to get it started."<p>As an entrepreneur (or former, as I have shifted a …

4 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Your Job or Business

A busy work life can take up most of your time, creating the need for you to explain to your children why you're gone so much.<p>As a kid, you probably didn't know your parent's day-to-day work schedule or how long business meetings ran. You simply remember mom or dad missing special events in your …

How do Investors Invest in Startups - From a Venture Capitalist's Point of View

Offer solutions to societal problems, innovatively through technology, and get mentored<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Venture Capitalists today are undoubtedly looking at ventures with …

Venture Capital

4 Things You Must Spend Money on as a New Business

No startup has money to burn, but still, there are some things your small business truly needs.<p>Bootstrapping can be the simplest, and oftentimes best, way to start a new business.<p>It can also be the <i>hardest</i> way to start a new business. Without money, resources could be in short supply, which means …

The Next Generation Kickstarter That’s Transforming Crowdfunding

<i>The Acorn Collective is creating a crowdfunding platform for everyone - advocating the idea that if you believe in an idea strongly enough, you</i> …

7 tactics you can implement right now to grow your startup

As a first-time founder or entrepreneur, knowing where to start when it comes to scaling your business can be extremely overwhelming. With an overabundance of resources telling you the <i>right</i> way to grow your startup, focusing on the wrong thing before having the basics down pat could spell …

How to Name (or in Some Cases, Rename) Your Company

Naming a company is hard, and founders often get it wrong.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Jennifer Fitzgerald is co-founder and CEO of Policygenius. But in 2013, when her company was starting out, it had a different name: KnowItOwl.<p>“We thought it was a clever …

Dot-com

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, events, and …

Blockchain