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10 Hot Tech Companies On The Cusp Of An IPO That You Need To Watch

On Monday, the Chinese internet giant began its roadshow, a standard procedure where it will meet potential investors and analysts to create more buzz around its already popular IPO.<p>Perhaps because of Alibaba, the 2014 U.S. IPO market is expected to be one of the largest ever, according to …

The Founder Of A $600 Million Startup Has Advice For People Thinking Of Dropping Out Of School To Start A Company

In fact, billionaire investor Peter Thiel even pays you to skip college and launch your own startup.<p>But should this kind of thinking — starting your own company at a very young age, with almost zero work experience — become the norm in tech?<p>Todd McKinnon, CEO and founder of Okta, a $600 million …

Beware the Limits of SWOT Analysis

These five common strategic planning pitfalls could set your company in the wrong direction.<p>Autumn is almost here again, and, for many companies, that means it's time for the annual strategic planning session. A common corporate go-to is SWOT analysis, in which you assess your company's internal</i> …

Management

17 Stocks Your Kids Will Love

Gift-giving occasions are the perfect time to turn presents into economic lessons. So when Vita Nelson's 15-year-old grandson asked for athletic …

Kids

How to rip off a country, Espirito Santo style

In my latest post at Pieria, I took a hard look at the half-year results of Portugal's distressed Banco Espirito Santo. They are pretty grim reading. …

Ex-Bridgewater Analyst Wang Starts No-Fee Hedge Fund

Howard Wang, a former analyst at Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates LP, says most hedge fund performance mirrors the broader market, failing to …

Goldman, others taking 'most dramatic' moves ever

Goldman Sachs is cutting off some hedge fund clients and even pulling cash from its own hedge funds as it looks to cope with tough new banking rules, …

Goldman Sachs: Here’s What Will Happen When Fed Raises Rates

Goldman Sachs says it knows what’s going to happen when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest rates. The quick takeaway: Stocks look much more attractive than bonds at least through 2018.

A Tea Party Firebrand Is Thinking About Making A Last-Minute Run For Majority Leader

"He's getting a lot of encouragement from other members," the person told Business Insider.<p>Another prominent conservative involved in the discussions told Business Insider, "The thinking right now is that the conservatives want to put up conservatives for the positions, whether they win or not, …

Hedge funds: the mysterious power pulling strings on Wall Street

Hedge funds, those financial funds run by extraordinarily rich men, are going mainstream. Not content to be investments for just the super rich and super connected, they are starting to offer services to the average investor.<p>A good example comes this week from hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman, who is …

How to get free refills at Starbucks

As long as you're a rewards member and you don't exit the store after your original order, you qualify for the free refills, according to the coffee chain's policy.<p>There's one catch, however: customers can't select just any drink from the menu for their refill.<p>They must choose between one of …

Want to Solve Problems More Efficiently? Do This.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to will.i.am, it seems that everyone has championed the importance of learning code. This is a great thing. Learning how to code, however, isn’t just about knowing C++, Java and Ruby, but rather changing the …

Computer Science

7 Tips to Make Killer Sales Calls (Even if You Dread Them)

You can--and should--conquer your fear of pitching total strangers. This process will help you do it.<p>"Do you have sales-call reluctance?" Connie Kadansky asks me point-blank.<p>"Um..." I trail off. She's a sales coach at Sales Call Reluctance with 20 years' experience. <i>I'm</i> supposed to be interviewing</i> …

Selling

New cassette tape could hold 47 million songs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the cloud, and rework your mental image of those mysterious data centers. Sony has reinvented a tool for storing a mind-numbing amount of data:<p>A cassette tape.<p>But this isn't one of those rattling plastic tapes you used to compile your ultimate summer road-trip jams and, too often, …

Think 3-D printing is cool? Try 4-D

<b>Video producer's note:</b> You've heard of 3-D printing, the process of using a specialized printer to create real-world objects from computer models. Now there's something new on the horizon that could revolutionize this burgeoning technology: 4-D printing.<p>At TED 2013, senior fellow Skylar Tibbits sat …

NASA's bold plan: Landing people on asteroids

This isn't a real-life recreation of "Armageddon." There's no clear and present threat to Earth.<p>But NASA says it's working on plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid.<p>The NASA mission isn't planned to take place until the 2020s. That isn't stopping astronauts from simulating an …

The Freakonomics Authors’ New Approach To Creative, Productive Thinking

Take the Freakonomics guys’ approach to problem solving and start thinking like a freak–you’ll be all the more productive for it.<p>The phenomenally successful Freakonomics platform–two bestselling books, a blog, a No. 1 podcast, a radio show, and a consulting business–was built on the principle of …

Young Bankers Fed Up With 90-Hour Weeks Move to Startups

It was a Friday in the fall of 2004 and Umber Ahmad had been invited to read a poem at the wedding of one of her closest friends. She was planning to …

The Magic Formula for Viral Content

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you been searching for that magic formula to make your blog posts or articles go viral? It may seem like sheer luck, but there’s a method to the madness.<p>BuzzSumo, a content marketing firm, analyzed 100 million articles to …

Marketing

How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

2 min read<p>Serial inventor and Harvard Business student Grace Choi is looking to disrupt the $55 billion global makeup industry, which she says “makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bull shit."<p>“They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides for free,” Choi …

3D

How Hedge Funds Are Pushing Companies To Leave America

Mallinckrodt is a pharmaceutical company specializing in pain treatment. Its name may sound foreign, but it traces back to the Mallinckrodt brothers, who founded the company in St. Louis in 1867. Most of the company’s sales take place in the U.S. and its main corporate office remains in Missouri. …

4 ways to build a successful remote team

Mass mobile adoption, the growth of online productivity tools, and the emergence of a work-from-home culture are breaking down traditional geographic boundaries when building a company. The new virtual office delivers agility and scaling advantages, while cutting down on overhead costs – but the …

Ain't it grand: Detroit selling homes for just $1,000

The Motor City has a deal for you - classical homes with a starting price of just $1,000.<p>The online auction for abandoned, but sturdy homes is the latest plan by city leaders to fight blight and boost property values as Detroit crawls its way out of bankruptcy.<p>“Every house you see that’s boarded up …

The 3 Deadly Sins of Networking

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite all the information out there about effective networking, business owners continue to commit blunders in their efforts to get face-to-face with potential clients.<p>Entrepreneurs can be guilty of thinking of themselves …

Networking

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer</i> …

Small Business

The One Menu Item Most Affected by Chipotle's Price Hike

2 min read<p>Steak lovers are in for a nasty surprise the next time they order their go-to Chipotle burrito and find themselves paying a little more than they're used to.<p>Earlier this month, Chipotle announced that it planned to increase prices as ingredient costs continue to climb. Yesterday, the …

Los Angeles

Online retailer Etsy gives artisans a marketing boost

When fast-food chain Domino's starts selling "artisan" pizzas, and David's Bridal, a retailer with more than 300 stores, offers monogrammed mason jars, it's fair to say the very notion of authentic, hand-made goods has been twisted to suit marketers' purposes. One online retailer is hoping that …

This Decentralized Marketplace Is The New Silk Road

OpenBazaar exists as little more than a proof of concept: the plan was sketched out by a group of hackers in Toronto in mid April, where they won the $20,000 first prize for their idea.<p>At its core, OpenBazaar - and DarkMarket before it - allows any user of the software to connect with any other …