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The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

It Is Time We Acknowledged Loneliness In Entrepreneurs And Did Something About It

Research has shown that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. It is, however, mostly ignored and rarely discussed.<p>Loneliness can make the world feel a little bit devoid of color and bleak at times. Not solitude, but loneliness. That feeling of being alone, craving human company, conversation …

Entrepreneurship

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Reveal the 1 Trait That Made Them Both Rich

The key to both Bill Gates's and Warren Buffet's success can be summed up in one unexpected word.<p>The documentary <i>Becoming Warren Buffett</i> is must-watch TV. It's the story of a man who pinched pennies his whole life only to amass a fortune of over $80 billion, most of which he has pledged to the Bill …

Bill Gates

42 Percent of Startups that Fail Trip Over This One Critical (Avoidable) Point But 4 Steps Can Save You

Avoid disaster by doing your homework.<p>CB Insights has published some interesting data on failed startups in the past. A report earlier this year offered shocking-yet-not-shocking results from 101 startup postmortems.<p>The focus was on tech startups, which is a narrow choice. Yet many of the results, …

Business Strategy

Term Sheet: Here Is Everything Entrepreneurs Must Know When Fundraising

As described in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, term sheets can be really scary for new start-up founders. More than anything, it’s the fear of the unknown, or of making a mistake that founders may regret later, as the business grows. Term sheets are important, and can be complex, but they …

Venture Capital

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Novogratz Invests $15M To Mass Produce Crypto Exchanges For Illiquid Assets

Famed hedge fund trader and bitcoin evangelist Mike Novogratz announced today that his Galaxy Digital Ventures is investing $15 million in blockchain startup AlphaPoint, a New York-based company that aims to simplify the way assets are issued on a blockchain by essentially offering customers the …

Cryptocurrency

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Jeff Bezos

This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Tips for Beating the Odds to Achieve Startup Success

A veteran venture capitalist and a seasoned entrepreneur share their experiences and mistakes―and what you can learn from them.<p><i>Randy Komisar</i> <i>is a venture capitalist, author and speaker who is focused on early stage ventures. Jantoon Reigersman is an experienced financial operator in the startup and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

A blockchain start-up just raised $4 billion without a live product

A Cayman Islands start-up has raised $4 billion as of Thursday, eclipsing the world's biggest initial public offerings on stock exchanges this year. …

The 1 percent will always control the wealth—and here’s how they do it

I just finished reading a recent article complaining about the rich. The author was upset at the fact that 1 percent of the people controlled 82 …

Self-improvement

His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion.

The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employee Engagement

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

Peer-reviewed study shows Cardiogram and Apple Watch can accurately determine atrial fibrillation

Over the past year, Cardiogram and UC San Francisco (UCSF) have presented a series of findings on how well consumer wearables like the Apple Watch and Android Wear can detect medical conditions in their users, including diabetes as well as hypertension and sleep apnea.<p>Now, the startup is reaching a …

Medical Technology

“Yes,” It’s Bad: Facebook Stock Plunges as Data Scandal Takes a Dark Turn

For Mark Zuckerberg, the story just keeps getting worse.<p>Already reeling from reports that Cambridge Analytica had quietly harvested private information from more than 50 million users, Facebook stock plunged on Monday, erasing about $40 billion from the social-media company’s market cap. In the …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

AI mines EHR data to predict diabetic patients at risk for kidney damage, study finds

Researchers found that using machine learning algorithms pinpointed 25 percent more diabetics at risk of kidney damage than clinical tools and human …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

Zomato raises $200 million from Ant Financials

Ant Financials finds Zomato attractive as it continues to be bullish on hyperlocal businesses despite the fact that most such start-ups in India have …

Alphabet’s Earnings Disappoint. Blame It on the iPhone.

SAN FRANCISCO — Quarter after quarter, investors have become accustomed to Alphabet’s revenue and profit growing at a pace that seems to defy gravity for a company well past its start-up years.<p>But when people get used to near perfection, then “pretty good” becomes a disappointment.<p>Alphabet, …

How Square’s CFO exercises financial discipline to grow the $16.5 billion public company by 40% each quarter

Most people going into their annual review can expect a mix of praise and criticism, some new targets to hit and, if they're lucky, a pay rise.<p>Sarah Friar, in her first review as chief financial officer of payments firm Square, was told by her boss: "I have a simple vision for you, which is that I …

Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000

Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the …

Cryptocurrency

MoneyGram teams up with cryptocurrency Ripple on ‘payment flow’ project

Last week, we reported on a rumored partnership between Ripple and Western Union. That remains unconfirmed, but Business Insider has reported that …

9 signs you're a problem employee — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• It's not always easy to judge your own performance at work.</b><p><b>• In fact, sometimes, you might be underperforming and not even realize it.</b><p><b>• If several of these subtle signs that you're a subpar employee apply to you, consider moving to a role that's a better fit for you.</b><p>Some employees are better than …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

A good book teaches you something new. These books teach you the most.<p>I recently published an article on Inc.com saying that people who read are going to be a mile ahead of those who do not. I received a lot of feedback from aspiring entrepreneurs asking where they should begin. After I gave myself …

Entrepreneurship

Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a …

Management