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A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of …

Startups

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a <b>proven LinkedIn profile headline formula</b> that <i>isn’t</i> about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords …

Employment

What's Your Next Move? You Must Own Your Career!

These are turbulent times. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker in 2016 stayed with the same employer for 4.2 years, suggesting seven to 10 employers over a lifetime. Any single employer will witness just one of several episodes in your career. Only you will witness …

Employment

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (AP) — The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents' suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.<p>Michael Rotondo honked and waved to …

Alex Jones

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

4 Top Small Business Dashboards That Will Help You Succeed

As an SME, you need all the help you can get. The resources available to you are never enough, and time is limited, so you need to be able to make …

Small Business

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

Small Business

The CEO who raised millions with just one 'cocky' slide landed another $65 million — and his company is now worth half a billion dollars

Outreach, a Seattle startup that offers software to help salespeople automate their work, has just raised another $65 million.<p>That brings its total investment to $125 million. Investors have now valued the company at about $500 million, or "half a unicorn, the back half," CEO Manny Medina jokingly …

Venture Capital

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

I Went From Seeing Journaling As A Chore To Loving It, Here’s How

Daily journal writing has been shown to increase intelligence, reduce stress, and even strengthen immunity. At first though, it felt like unpaid work.<p>“Dear Diary” entries might seem like a frivolous pastime, but keeping a journal has long been known to improve your health and well-being. Journal …

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices

While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.<p>Today, Amazon is adding a much requested “intercom” feature to its Alexa-enabled devices, <i>TechCrunch</i> …

Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue

A new pain for cities.<p>After finding a parking ticket lashed to his windshield, Seattle resident Dan Lear normally would have bitten the bullet and paid up, even though he felt misled by street signage.<p>Instead, Lear decided to try his luck with DoNotPay, a free bot service that streamlines the …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

The simple trick that has helped me land jobs without having to apply

Every few years, I pull out my "hire me" email and bcc it to my contacts, which includes old coworkers and bosses — but also former neighbors, landlords, people I trained with for a marathon, and so on. It looks like this:<p><i>Hi all,</i><p><i>After a really fun two years of traveling and freelancing — currently</i> …

The 8 most coveted tech certifications, and how to earn them

Having the right certifications on your resume is critical to climbing the career ladder in the tech industry, and can help you land a higher paying salary in your field. However, the market is saturated with certification programs, and not all of them carry the same weight or value. To help you …

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Skyline AI raises $3M from Sequoia Capital to help real estate investors make better decisions

Skyline AI, an Israeli startup that uses machine learning to help real estate investors identify promising properties, announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital. The round will be used to build its tech platform and hire experts in data science and machine …