Jonathan Mills Patrick

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Austin and St. Louis startups show you don’t need the coasts to succeed

Tech entrepreneurs are the cool kids on the block. Whereas young people once aspired to be rockstars or astronauts, today they dream of being startup founders, flush with venture capital and working out of sleek, open-plan offices in San Francisco’s trendy SoMa district or New York’s bustling …

Don't Follow Your Passion: 4 Reasons Why Making a Business Out of Something You Love Is a Mistake

The best businesses don't care about you or your passions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I may not be the world’s most romantic person, but I am definitely realistic. And in the realm of business, a healthy dose of realism is helpful, especially when the majority of …

Customer Service

ICO Funds Pass VC Funding, Filecoin Adds More

A recent report from CNBC has indicated that the amount of funds raised by ICOs had passed the total early stage VC funding for internet companies.<p>In …

Cryptocurrency

It's Impossible to Not Get Chills From This Choreographer's Mid-Dance Marriage Proposal

The Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles is already responsible for cranking out some of our favorite choreographed dances on the internet. But now it's also the culprit of our monsoon-like flood of happy tears because one talented dancer just incorporated the sweetest marriage proposal in the …

This is the best 3-minute startup pitch you’ll ever see

The video doesn’t even do it justice. I wish you could have seen it in person. A recording can’t quite capture what everyone in the room felt: the need to pay attention for three minutes straight.<p>Every time I get back from a tech conference, my friends and colleagues want to know what the highlight …

“I’m Not Leaving You, Mama!” This is What Love Looks Like.

TRS_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>UPDATE:<p>Lizzie and Phantom are currently recovering in an outdoor koala ward within the Australia Zoo Wildlife …

Cute Animals

A 3-step Process to Test your Startup Idea

<b>Over a Weekend and for Under $1000</b><p>Most startups fail. Debates about why are nearly as old as Silicon Valley itself. Some argue it was the team and …

Product Management

What Are the Best & Worst States for Startups?

Looking to build a startup? You may think California, New York, or Massachusetts are the places to go kick things off. However, a recent report by …

North Dakota

10 of the latest surprising and revealing studies on social media

I love to see new stats and research about how to best share to social media.<p>If it’s research-backed or numbers-driven, sign me up. These actionable tips are what drive a lot of our experiments at Buffer as we’re keen to see if the best advice from these studies meshes with our experience, too.<p>I’ve …

The 6 Things I Stopped Doing This Year

And how I'm already seeing the difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A third of 2017 is already, but how much closer are you to achieving your annual goals? What have you done so far? More importantly, what have you <i>not</i> done?<p>I've stopped doing six things so far this …

Energized

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be | Inc.com

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, …

Venture Capital

Evernote: 7 Features You Should Be Using

Credit: Shutterstock<p>Evernote started as a simple notetaking app, but it's evolved into much more. Its robust functionality and nearly endless …

1500+ startups graduate Y Combinator’s first online Startup School

Today is the world’s biggest startup demo day ever, but it’s not happening in Silicon Valley. It’s happening all over the world as 1,584 companies complete Y Combinator’s online Startup School Founders Track program. 797 of them have posted demo videos anyone can watch.<p>That’s out of 2,820 startups …

Startups

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether …

Venture Capital

You'll Scare Away Potential Investors If You Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

There's a lot of information out there about what not to do when raising money for your startup. I've stressed before the importance of researching investors before contacting them, understanding factors like seasonality which can increase the length of your fundraise, and avoiding cold emails in …

Venture Capital

Why Micro Income Streams Are Better Than One Big Payday | Inc.com

It's probably not a surprise that entrepreneurs experience more anxiety than their employee counterparts. A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 45% of entrepreneurs said they were stressed out, 3 percentage points more than other workers. Depleted finances, pressure to succeed, and …

Small Business

Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the …

Startups

30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US Ranked

There’s no shame in getting a little bit of help, particularly when it comes to running a business. Sure, you can bootstrap a one-man company with no …

Entrepreneurship

Building Your Management Team as Your Startup Scales Is a 'Make-or Buy' Decision

How do you decide to let someone go, when there is a heartfelt attachment and perhaps a family or friend connection involved?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> …

Business Strategy

If Your Startup Fails, Make Sure Your Long-Term Investor Relationships Succeed | Inc.com

<i>What happens if a founder fails a startup? Should he give back the money to investors? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique Ventures, Pique Fund, author</b> …

Venture Capital

'I just don't call out sick anymore at all': New report says Walmart punishes employees for taking sick days

Based on conversations with Walmart employees and results of a survey of more than 1,000 current and former<br>Walmart employees, worker advocacy group A Better Balance issued a report Thursday claiming the retailer has punished its workers for taking sick days and time off to care for loved ones and …

The Workplace

Not Every Entrepreneur Thinks You Should Quit Your Job

Don't walk away from a reliable paycheck before you know where you are going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular with more people looking to start their own business. Many see entrepreneurship as acquiring professional …

Entrepreneurship

The Case for Hiring a Re-Founder Before You Pull the Plug on Your Startup

Founders pursuing their romantic startup vision often need a dispassionate pro to keep things real.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oftentimes, startup entrepreneurs are simply too close to their businesses to get a clear, non-biased look at what may be holding it back …

Entrepreneurship

Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Business Loan--Right Now | Inc.com

Need cash? Now might be a good time to apply for a small-business loan.<p>It's a notoriously time-consuming and headache-inducing process, but it's gotten better since the recession: Banks are gradually lending more, a crop of online lenders are offering much more credit--at a price--and regulators …

Small Business

How My Startup Failed -- But I Was Still Successful

In the startup world we often hear the phrase "fail and fail fast." The thing that people don't tell you is that failing hurts.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the startup world we often hear the phrase "fail and fail fast."<p>You see the thing that people don't tell you …

Entrepreneurship

Will AI replace creative professionals?

<i>Automation</i>. From assembly lines to cubicles, this word strikes fear into the heart of workers the world over. However, automation’s effect on creative professionals (and designers in particular) is somewhat unclear: While some writers warn of a day in the near future when computers will automate …

Why Your Blog Isn't Enough [Infographic]

While a blog can educate, entertain, and inform an audience, it’s not the only media your content strategy should be focusing on.

Infographics

Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights.<p>Tech giants seeking to reinforce their leads in artificial intelligence or make up …

5 Best Online Businesses to Start This Year (Infographic)

The internet provides a number of opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no better time to start an online business. Today, most retailers are finding that a good deal of their sales come from online shoppers. However, it …

Online