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What Your Opportunity Slide is Missing – Make Investors Believe

This article is part of our series “Pitching to Investors” that shares real examples and practical advice from the Matrix General Partners on …

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS Manual

The essence of the brand.<p>Lacking serious competition, Porsche has owned the $50,000–$90,000 import sports car segment for a while with the Boxster and Cayman. The Jaguar F-type is a noisy glamour queen that lacks the Porsches’ lightness of touch, and the Alfa Romeo 4C is too raw. Acura missed an …

How To Manage Office Bullies: From Co-Workers To Bosses

Bullies typically manage up and make life difficult for their subordinates – although some terrorize their colleagues and bosses, too. Their motto is “my way or the highway,” and they follow the Office Bully Code of Conduct:<p>Be cold. Never let them see emotion.<br>• Be selective. Only let people who agree …

The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses

Being a great boss is a lot of work for most people. Developing habits like these can make it easier.<p>Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good …

Want To Hire Superstars? Here Are 7 Questions To Ask During Interviews...

Enterprise Ecommerce / How to Sell Online<p>Want To Hire Superstars? Here Are 7 Questions To Ask During Interviews…<p>Mitchell Harper / 5 min</b> …

Online Letting Service OpenRent Scores ‘Multi-Million’ Media-For-Equity Deal From Northern & Shell Ventures

For some startups, ‘stepping on the gas’ equates to orchestrating a media blitz, but VCs aren’t always happy to see the bulk of their investment thrown at online, print and TV advertising. Instead, they tend to favour other areas of expenditure, such as head count and technical infrastructure. In …

Where you can clear $100,000-a-year on a rental property

The housing market’s recovery is choppy, but those fortunate enough to have an investment property can reap rewards — depending on what city they …

Real Estate

9 hidden qualities only exceptional bosses possess

Good bosses look good on paper. Great bosses look great in person; their actions show their value.<p>Yet some bosses go even farther. They’re truly …

Talking to a Millennial Landlord

<i>Stefan is a 32-year-old Communications Specialist living in Chicago — and he’s also a landlord.</i><p><b>ND: So, Stefan, what made you decide to become a</b> …

To Improve Your Cash Flow, Think Like a CEO

Borrow these tactics from corporate America to improve your household balance sheet.<p>The Great Recession whacked American companies, well run and not, …

Evernote

“Create an external brain where you write down every idea you have regardless of whether or not you think it's good,” says serial entrepreneur and productivity guru, Ari Meisel. “Clear your mind. My favorite tool? Evernote,” he adds.

Why Defining Personal Success Is A Crucial First Step When Starting A New Business

At Nashville’s Belmont University, entrepreneurship majors are tasked with creating a promising business plan as their final project before graduation -- which is how Jason Duncan devised the blueprint for his now-successful small business. Along with his wife, Jenni, Duncan opened Café Evoke, a …

How to Demonstrate Traction in Your Investor Pitch (and Why You Need it)

Traction has always been something investors have wanted to see from an entrepreneur seeking business funding. But in today’s tough economic climate, …

Venture Capital

A Deal to Be Made: Three Gulf Carriers, Three Alliances, Three JVs, Milan-JFK Goes Away

For the three global U.S. airlines, the Gulf carriers became a high priority issue because they are taking record deliveries of new widebody aircraft and need to put them somewhere and have decided on the U.S.<p>American, Delta and United cannot go after the Open Skies treaties that enable this …

5 Genius Startup Tips From Peter Thiel

Check out some of this famous venture capitalist's most inspiring words of wisdom for budding entrepreneurs.<p>PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel is easily one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. By investing early in dozens of startups, including Airbnb, …

Do entrepreneurs need an MBA? | Financial Times

<i>In the second of an occasional series featuring two experts debating a hot topic for students, entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Jeroen Kemperman</i> …

Laurie Pickard: creating an ‘MBA’ for free from Moocs | Financial Times

Some people can justify an investment of two years and $100,000 to get an MBA. I could not.<p>I was working in Nicaragua for the International Finance …

5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

In the first half of this year, the level of venture-capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. Big M&A deals like WhatsApp, Oculus and Zillow have become prolific. And more and more companies are getting financing at eye-popping valuations.<p>For many startups, the hot …

How to Get Your First $1 Million in Sales

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Tyler Bosmeny is the co-founder and CEO of Clever, which is a fast growing company in the education space. He recently gave a talk at Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class at Stanford University describing how startups can get their first $1 million …

What business school is really like

We're all curious when we meet someone who's been where we want to go. We'll ask, "Did you do this?" "Any advice on that?" "Is it worth it in the end?"<p>Sure, we want to picture what it's like. If you're applying to business school, you've probably read every blog and ranking. And you may have even …

Harvard Business School

Five Strategies for Building Transparency In The Workplace

In the frenetic 21st century, when employees job-hop at an alarming pace, customers’ preferences change on a dime, and every week could bring a paradigm shift to the business world at large, what sets successful companies apart is one thing: loyalty. Loyal employees keep operations steady, …

Employee Engagement

Seven startup metrics all entrepreneurs must track

Do you know what your numbers are telling you about your sales, customer retention and cash flow?<p>Not spending enough time gauging your business's progress can be just as harmful as wasting your time with needless emails or Excel sheets. You may be so focused on getting your business to the next …

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400

"Major network (legacy) airlines are the better business airlines," says Gary Leff, founder of View From The Wing. "The two best are American Airlines and Delta Airlines for letting you stay connected with inflight wireless internet while offering frequent schedules across their broad networks."

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

Entrepreneurship

Virgin Atlantic debuts its 787 Dreamliner in Boston

Have you ever wished you had a pause button for certain moments in your life? You’re in high school and that ruggedly handsome boy in calculus class …

Airlines as Lifestyle Brands May Be the Future of Air Travel

Could airlines secure profits and build customer loyalty by becoming the next hot lifestyle brands?<p>Airlines invest in building their brand with new …

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. Apple wanted me to give …