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5 Qualities VCs Look for in Your Startup Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like most founders seeking funding, you’re busy checking boxes to make sure your startup is the perfect storm to attract investors. Game-changing idea? Check. Scalable model? Check. Thriving user base? Check.<p>But if you just …

9 Ways You’re Effectively Destroying Your Startup

Insulting your own employees, losing sight of the big picture, ignoring your gut: Are you guilty of these progress-killing mistakes in starting a new business?<p>Blowing a ton of money too quickly is an obvious startup mistake, but you can also be too ambitious, or get along too well with your …

Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs will agree that there is a lot more to building a successful business than having a great idea. Really, your big idea is just the first step — it's simply choosing which mountain you are going to climb. Profitable …

9 Killer Tips for Building and Selling Your Business | Inc.com

Many Cinderella stories are about entrepreneurs reaching levels of success that even they themselves didn't think possible. These are brave souls who built fascinating products, learned priceless lessons, and eventually sold their businesses in an inspiring way. Some took decades to reach their …

Business Strategy

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

It kinda seems like winter's allure disappears with the holidays, right? When Christmas and New Year's have passed, what we once jollily called a "Winter Wonderland" is now less wonderful and more just, well, wintry, with tons of snow, minimal daylight, and freezing temperatures (oh my!). …

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

Entrepreneurship

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4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

When Sex Doesn’t Sell

A new study finds that your average woman is not enticed by sexually charged ads–unless they’re promoting an expensive product. Ew.<p>Sex sells, but only at a high price, according to a new study. Overtly sexual advertising can make women downright angry, but they tend to view a sexualized ad for a …

14 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients | Inc.com

No matter how great of an idea you have, your success as an entrepreneur comes down to securing paying clients. How else can you expect your business to thrive? But, how can you effectively win over clients who are willing to buy into what you're selling? Honing the following 14 skills will put you …

Entrepreneurship

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The Sad State Of American Inequality In 12 Charts

On a number of measures, inequality in the US has been rising for the last few decades.<p>We put together a dozen charts and maps that show some of the core issues of inequality.

Planning a move to the U.S.? Three tax tips to consider

A few years ago, a couple who lived on our street decided to move to the Southern United States to retire. They packed up their entire home, had all their earthly possessions loaded onto two 52-foot trailers, and sent the moving company off to transport their belongings. They flew down to their new …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Why oil prices will bounce back … eventually

When an asset class takes a swan dive off the cliff, fortunes can be lost trying to call the bottom. It's often impossible to tell whether the asset in question is on a suicide run or undergoing a short-term correction. And so it is with oil.<p>Oil prices are down by a third since June and are less …

These Three Charts Should Terrify Precious Metals Investors

<b>(On 12/1/2014, gold rose above the key $1,200 level discussed in this piece, so please read this important update.)</b><p>Last week, I wrote a fairly popular article called “Why Gold and Silver Are at an Important ‘Make-or-Break’ Point” in which I discussed several shorter-term factors that are likely to …

Greed still rules for Wall Street’s barbarians

JR Nabisco Inc. is long gone. Its Camel, Winston and other cigarette brands were spun off into a separate company now known as Reynolds American Inc.; snacks such as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers were acquired by Philip Morris Cos., folded into Kraft Foods Inc. and then hived off as part of …

Wall Street

Can a Test Determine Your Aptitude for Entrepreneurship? | Inc.com

For nearly 50 years, the Myers Briggs personality test has become the "gold standard of psychological assessments" used in business, however the test still raises some questions. Many are still skeptical when it comes to whether or not it can actually help you find the careers where you're more …

Myers-Briggs

The Unusual Strategy That Made This Woman a Multibillionaire | Inc.com

In each generation, an elite few entrepreneurs skyrocket to almost unimaginable heights. Among that already select group, an even more exceptional group emerges: those whose business success affects society in such a way that they become forever ingrained in the public consciousness.<p>Warren Buffett, …

Bill Gates

Dividend investors, follow the cash flow

<b>In a recent column you mentioned Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP (BEP.UN). When I look at the earnings per share (EPS) and the dividend on Globeinvestor.com, the dividend is much higher than the EPS. Several other companies exhibit this same anomalous condition, such as Crescent Point</b> …

Mafia from Calabria filmed in Godfather-style meeting in Switzerland

Police have arrested 18 members of a secret ‘Ndrangheta mafia cell operating in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, after their meeting was filmed in secret<p>Into the dimly-lit room, with its heavy wood panelling and outdated furnishings, strides a man, who shakes hands silently with the others, one by one.<p>He …

This Is The $20 Billion Future Of Manhattan's West Side

And adding to the city's already dynamic skyline is Hudson Yards, a massive new development on Manhattan's far west side. The $20 billion project is a joint effort between real estate firm Related Companies and real estate investment, development, and management company Oxford Properties Group.<p>The …

Venture fund 500 Startups uses Jobs Act to raise $100 million from public | News Home | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - 500 Startups, the $100 million Silicon Valley venture fund perhaps best known for its incubator program for young companies, said on Thursday it would tap a new source of cash for its latest fund: the public.<p>Such a move would have been illegal until late last year, when a …

Venture Capital

6 millionaire myths debunked

Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.<p>The truth is: …

Seven tips for more confident presentations

Stumbling over words. Drawing a blank on names. Fumbling with notes and equipment. It's no wonder an estimated 75 per cent of us dread public speaking.<p>Fortunately, there are ways to help you build confidence when presentation anxiety strikes. The first thing to remember? Presenting often has less …