illsignup

845 Flips | 10 Magazines | 29 Likes | 133 Followers | @illsignup | Keep up with illsignup on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “illsignup”

Entrepreneurs 'most likely' to start a business with less than £1,000

In a survey of business founders, more than a quarter said they started on a shoestring budget<p>It may be assumed that lots of cash is needed to start a business nowadays, but many successful entrepreneurs are starting their ventures on a shoestring budget, a new survey indicates.<p>In a poll of 241 …

9 must-attend conferences for entrepreneurs this fall

Conferences and trade shows are great for learning new tricks, staying up to date on industry trends and rubbing shoulders with the best in your industry. But the cost – in terms of time and travel – makes it impossible to attend every “must-do” event. With the proliferation of choices, how do you …

Entrepreneurship

For 30 years I’ve seen startups make these same 5 mistakes. Here’s how to fix them.

by David Ansley<p>One of the young executives I mentor recently asked me whether there were any glaring mistakes he should avoid when launching his …

This Zero-Energy Home Is Run By Machines And Costs A Lot Less Than A Regular House

Can the Axiom House create a new model for how we design houses–and how we build them?<p>A net-zero house–one that creates as much energy as it uses–is usually a pricey custom design. The cost is one reason that there are only around 600 of the homes in the U.S. today.<p>But a new startup wants to make a …

Google Fiber

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

Resources for Complete Beginner Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Fresh off the starting blocks, many entrepreneurs find themselves bewildered by the complexity of starting a new business.<p>Unless you're being handheld, mentored, or otherwise coddled on your entrepreneurial journey, you're going to face some serious challenges. One the biggest challenges is the …

Entrepreneurship

Cava Grill Gets $45 Million Funding Round in Bid to Be the Mediterranean Chipotle

Revolution Growth, the venture capital firm backed by AOL co-founder Steve Case, is taking part in a $45 million investment round in Cava Grill, …

How These Entrepreneurs Turned $300 Into $60 Million in 2 Years

Coming up with an idea and then profiting from it within the first year is rare, but these eyewear startup founders found the formula.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are told we should expect to fail at our first, second, or third idea before becoming successful, and that is often true. Coming up with an idea …

Is Virtual Reality Gaming Bound To Crash?

Techies of all varieties constantly look forward to the next great revolution. For video gamers, that revolution promises to be virtual reality. Countless new companies have emerged to research and develop virtual reality hardware, while existing video game authorities like Sony and Microsoft are …

RIP Konami Console Games, 1983-2015

<i>By Lewis Packwood</i><p>Thanks to the high-profile split between Konami and Hideo Kojima, the cancellation of the promising <i>Silent Hills</i> and a damning report …

30 Women Who Have Revolutionized A Male-Dominated Industry

The tech industry has a gender problem, but fortunately there are still women who have broken through the glass ceiling.<p>Some of them are CEO’s at household-name companies, others are up-and-coming stars with fresh, industry changing ideas.<p>Approximately 5 percent of America’s Fortune 500 Companies …

Are Entrepreneurs Born, Or Are They Taught?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Are entrepreneurs born, or are they taught? This is a question I have asked myself frequently during my 12 years of teaching business at …

5 Things Every Startup Should Do--and 5 to Avoid | Inc.com

This week marks the launch of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, a new state-of-the-art mentorship resource for entrepreneurs. The center utilizes a pay-it-forward application promise and looks to give entrepreneurs ongoing educational programming, workshops, and hands-on guidance …

Entrepreneurship

4 Online Business Realities New Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More people than ever are considering starting their own online business as a way to make money and find the freedom and financial success they have always wanted. While running an online business definitely has its perks, not least the …

Why Evernote's Founder Doesn't Believe in Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

After departing from his CEO role at Evernote in July, Phil Libin has joined venture capital firm General Catalyst as a partner.<p>Libin helped create the popular productivity app in 2007 and led it as CEO until his departure a few months ago. At the time, he told The Information that he considers …

Work-life Balance

5 Entrepreneurs Who Chose Not to Be Billionaires | Inc.com

History only remembers the winners.<p>But, unlike as in war, in business, entrepreneurs choose to retreat, not having enough faith in the battle or the battalions to fight till the end.<p>The result can go down in history as a brutal mistake made by an entrepreneur who could have been a billionaire …

A Case Study Of Startup Failure

Bo Yaghmaie Contributor<p>Bo Yaghmaie is the head of Cooley LLP's Business and Technology practice in New York and an active participant in the New York startup and venture capital ecosystem.<p>Startups fail. In fact, startups often fail. Anyone who has spent any time in the startup and venture capital …

3 Valuable Lessons From Mark Cuban's Cardinal Rule of Investing

Pay attention to Cuban's approach, and your ideas will get noticed.<p>Perennial entrepreneur and <i>Shark Tank</i> star Mark Cuban has bootstrapped his way to the top. In college, he masterminded all kinds of entrepreneurial schemes, including giving dance lessons and running a disco. He was a pioneer in …

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

Entrepreneurship

'IT'S THE SAME S---': Legendary VC Bill Gurley names a bunch of startups that are doomed

Gurley, a partner at venture firm Benchmark, has been loudly warning that startups are burning too much cash and that a reckoning is coming. Until now, he has failed to say who he thinks is toast.<p>But on Tuesday, he said on-demand delivery companies like Shyp, Postmates, and Instacart are in trouble.<p>…

Venture Capital

This startup just raised $80 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion

A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we’re hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar is in the process of raising another round with Insight Venture Partners. TechCrunch has learned that the French startup is raising $160 …

Korean entrepreneur gives a gaming makeover to India's struggling Internet cafes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Do you remember the days when kids used to visit cyber cafe to play video games? We used to see them standing outside the cafe waiting for their turn to …

Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage investors in the startup industry.<p>Roelof …

A 30-year-old entrepreneur explains what it was like to give up a 6-figure job to become his own boss

"I was gone from the house, with the commute, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday," says the now 30-year-old. "Sometimes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It was a pretty high stress job, because it was a combination of financial consulting in addition to sales."<p>He didn't hate his job, he recalls. He just …

A mapping company claims that a Google-owned startup stole its data — and it used one of the oldest tricks in the book to figure it out

PhantomAlert alleges that Waze took data from its "points of interest" database without permission, and that it constitutes copyright infringement, Ars Technica reports.<p>Both Waze and Google are named as defendants in the lawsuit, with PhantomAlert wanting unspecified damages and to have Waze closed …

Jeff Hilbert steps down as co-CEO at DDM video game agency he cofounded

Jeff Hilbert has stepped down as co-CEO at game-related talent agency Digital Development Management. He will continue on as a board member and active advisor, but he will now also pursue some other opportunities on his own.<p>The company will now be run by Joe Minton, the longtime president of DDM. …

Gaming Industry

10 Affordable Countries That Budget Travelers Can't Miss

Traveling on a budget? Here are 10 affordable destinations for budget travelers that won't break your bank, while still ensuring a great holiday.

Personal Finance

Why I just moved from Silicon Valley to Ohio

Those who know me were no doubt surprised a few months back when I started breaking the news. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley my entire career. My wife and I have grown very involved both civically and philanthropically.<p>We’ve been having a blast raising our three kids in San Francisco. I love the Bay …

Silicon Valley