Jonathan Osagie

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Here are the 7 Deadly Sins Of Young Entrepreneurs

If young start-up founders can simply keep themselves from succumbing to the pleasures and pressures of the seven cardinal sins, the future of entrepreneurship is exceptionally bright<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international …

Entrepreneurship

You Won't Survive as an Entrepreneur Treating Your Business Like a Hobby

Entrepreneurship is a career. To succeed, you must approach it strategically.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing up, our parents taught us to choose a career path that we enjoy. To love what we do. That teaching has carried over into our adult lives and is …

Entrepreneurship

How To Create A Business Plan

Business plans have long been a critical document for new businesses. Are they still relevant? If so, what best practices and data can help you create a winning document that will help your business get the funding you need and ensure your venture lasts?<p>Before digging into the best way to craft a …

Small Business

How to Pitch Your Business, Product or Idea to Industry Experts

I say no to almost all of the pitches that come my way, but the few "yeses" really stand out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever its possible, I tell first-time entrepreneurs to bootstrap their own business ideas. If you want to be an entrepreneur, create something …

Entrepreneurship

Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card

Paidy, a fintech startup that enables Japanese consumers to shop online without using a credit card, announced today that it has raised a $55 million Series C. The round was led by Japanese trade conglomerate Itochu Corporation, with participation from Goldman Sachs.<p>The Tokyo-based startup says …

Walmart Bought Her Brother's Company for $310 Million. Now She's Proving That Entrepreneurship Runs in the Family

This family has fashion retail down to a science.<p>As other members of the Stanford Business School Class of 2007 twisted their tassels, bracing for a lucrative career on Wall Street, Monica Royer's younger brother, Andy Dunn, shocked his parents with the announcement that he wanted to forgo a …

The CEO of a startup that's raised a modest $57 million in funding explains how he's outlasted all of his better-funded rivals — and the lesson to be learned

By the time Mark Lawrence started raising big money for his startup SpotHero — which lets drivers find, reserve, and pay for parking spots on their phones — plenty of investors told him he had "already lost."<p>Those were the days of the on-demand valet empire.<p>In 2015, anyone with a car in San …

5 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Acquired Their First 1000 Customers

Acquiring your company’s initial customers can be the first indication of whether the business is viable or not. That’s why it’s critical to build a customer base from day one, and nurture those client relationships to turn customers into loyal fans of the brand.<p>Early adopters can give you …

Marketing

How to Know If You Have the Entrepreneur Gene (If it Even Exists)

Is entrepreneurship caused by nature or nurture? Not that it makes much difference once the bug bites.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scientists have been studying the potential role genes plays in a person’s aptitude for entrepreneurship. I’d certainly be interested in …

Entrepreneurship

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, entrepreneurs are …

Warby Parker

How to Upgrade Your Mindset and Defeat Your Biggest Obstacle as an Entrepreneur

What got you to here won't get you to "there."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if your mindset was your biggest limitation and obstacle as an entrepreneur?<p>News flash ... it is!<p>People get sucked into the idea that tactics and strategy are what help you grow, that if …

Self-improvement

14 Android Hacks to Make Your Phone a Better Partner

Here are simple tips and tricks to improve your productivity with your smartphone.<p>Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times a day, so it's safe to say that our phones feel like an extension of ourselves. If we're going to be interacting with them as much as we are, instead of having …

Google Apps

This Young Entrepreneur Shares the 3-Step Strategy She Uses to Banish Self-Doubt

BOXFOX co-founder and COO Sabena Suri wants to help other young women find their confidence.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Business Planning Tools | 10 Elements of a business plan that you can’t afford to leave out

Content in this guide<p><b>Step 1: Executive Summary</b>• <b><br>Step 2: Business description</b>• <b><br>Step 3: Introduce your team</b>• <b><br>Step 4: Marketing and Sales</b>• <b><br>Step 5: Market</b> …

Real estate startup Compass nabs $100M at a $1.8B valuation

Today, the real-estate startup Compass is announcing that it has raised another $100 million — money that it plans to use to expand its sales and rental listings service to every major city in the U.S., as well as build new CRM technology to integrate client, listings and transactions data. The …

Real Estate

7 Leadership Lessons You'll Learn at Techstars

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other …

8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

The only measure of an entrepreneur that really matters is how much they get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is effectiveness essential for success? Because, in each and every decision-making process, effectiveness plays a central role. Effectiveness comes down …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a $100 Million-Revenue Business With Zero Offices

How two techie matchmakers built a high-end freelancer network--without ever opening a single office.<p><i>A half dozen software developers are playing a pickup polo game in Argentina. Halfway around the globe, engineers are enjoying a beer tasting in Croatia. In Colorado, more are hanging at a ski</i> …

You've Probably Been Taking Notes Wrong -- Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It

Disorganized or ineffective note-taking could be hurting your bottom line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Information Age, one of the primary challenges we face is how to process and store all the data available to us so that we can use it. With so many stimuli …

Note-Taking

He Went From Being Broke to Selling More Than $1 Million a Day in Real Estate

'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' star Josh Altman and his brother Matt built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties. It wasn't easy.<p>If you like business lessons, real estate porn and a little drama, chances are you watch Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing Los …

Real Estate

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours

You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry.<p><i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, …

10 places in the US where young people are happy, rents are affordable, and jobs are plentiful

Despite stabilizing rent prices in popular coastal markets like New York City, Boston, and San Francisco, these places remain unaffordable for the average millennial.<p>Cities in the Midwest and South, however, offer affordable housing, stable and well-paying jobs, and a good quality of life.<p>That's …

San Antonio

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time

Follow these four steps to make your side hustle a success.<p>Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a …

Small Business

Paris wants to be a global startup hub. The first stop? Station F

In a cavernous former railway depot in Paris's 13th arrondissement, Roxanne Varza is celebrating the opening of Europe's biggest startup project. …

Deliveroo is now valued at over $2 billion after investors pumped in another $385 million

News of the funding round was reported by Sky News on Saturday and confirmed by Deliveroo on Sunday.<p>Total investment in the London-based startup, which employs over 1,000 people worldwide, now stands at around $857 million (£635 million).<p>The lead investors in the latest round are US fund giants …

Venture Capital

Amazon's new cashierless store is its latest huge bet in defiance of the retail apocalypse

Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping.<p>The e-commerce giant is now estimated to take about half of all online sales in the US.<p>But Amazon cannot live online alone. The company is increasingly moving into the physical world, opening spaces in malls, shopping districts, and even local strip …

eCommerce

Here's the 4-question framework I used to make my 8-figure business a success

I created a simple four-question framework to help you.<p>It's what I've used to grow Sumo from $0 into an 8-figure business, and has been tested with thousands of customers in my Monthly1k program to start their own successful businesses.<p>Here are the four questions you should ask yourself.<p><b>1. What's</b> …

Small Business

How to Build a Team That Won’t Sink Your Startup

Many successful entrepreneurs won’t admit this secret.But I’ll let you in on it.<i>There is no such thing as a solo entrepreneur.</i> Nobody who’s ever …

Business Strategy