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3 (Non-Tech) Ways To Get Millennials Into Your Brick-And-Mortar Toy Store

The parents shopping for fidget spinners, Mega Bloks and Nerf blasters today are most likely Millennials. While demographers argue over the beginning and end birth dates that define the Millennial generation, <i>Time</i> says there are 22 million Millennial parents in the U.S. today, and 9,000 babies are …

Gender-Neutral

Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn

Sequoia Capital Partner Bryan Schreier shares his vision of the future for entrepreneurs.<p>Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary …

Side Hustler's Life: 5 Ways to Make It Work

The one thing side hustlers don't have enough of is time. Here are a few strategies to help you.<p>You are working a full-time job, expectant to have a social life (debatable if this expectation is even realistic) and grinding away on your side project – with only 24 hours in a day. Oh and then …

Entrepreneurship

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

The 30 Best Burgers in America

How technology could revolutionise the future of renting

A revolution has been promised for UK homes. From smart meters to the internet of things, the near-future could see the way we live change …

5 Technologies For 2031

Look back to the year 2001 and it’s hard to imagine how different the world was. Global Internet penetration was just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were frustratingly slow. Mobile phones were fairly common, but were capable of little more than voice or text. Google was still …

Batteries

6 Business Basics for Startup Success

Vision isn't enough. Six back-to-basics business strategies can help entrepreneurs achieve long-term success.

Entrepreneurship

The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity

In seven short years, the Hult Prize has catapulted to a leadership position in the impact space. The Hult Prize is today a massive (650+ Universities) global platform for student-led innovation and entrepreneurship. Founded in 2009 by American entrepreneur Ahmad Ashkar, it was named 'One of the …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship

Japan running low on workers as proportion of over-65s hits record levels

Number of employed in Japan is projected to fall by 7.9 million by 2030, government data reveals<p>Japan’s closed-door immigration policy is expected to come under scrutiny after census data showed that more than a quarter of its population is over 64, while the number of children aged under 14 is at …

5 Key Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I sat down to write my book, <i>An American Hedge Fund</i> (which I now make free to the public), I wrote it with one key goal in mind, to provide entrepreneurs like me with access to the information they need to be as successful as …

Entrepreneurship

Kellogg's to Invest $100 Million in Food Startups

Venture capital investment in food startups has been on the rise in recent years, with companies sinking millions into meal kits, food delivery services, and other new products. Kellogg's latest project is proof that the trend shows no sign of slowing.<p>On Monday, the cereal giant announced the …

China is due for a recession — unless it starts acting like Japan

A credit-based economy, built around what has effectively been the dollar standard, made it all possible. There's no limit to the amount of credit that can be created under a fiat money system. And the dollar standard created a very large global boom, as U.S. dollars flooded into countries like …

Economics

Why this is the best book for entrepreneurs

So there you are sitting at your desk job dreaming of having a business of your own. If you’re a CA/CPA like me then you may be considering your own …

How one Italian entrepreneur’s business changed after riding along with Rocket Internet

Marcello Mari Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Italian incubator H-Farm prepares for a new crop with a campus slated to open in 2018<br>• In the aftermath of Italy’s quake, tech supported relief efforts<p>It was a fairytale beginning. In the early days of 2015, the German behemoth Rocket Internet …

This May Be the Biggest Mistake an Entrepreneur Can Make

Probability is a wonderful tool but it may also be the surest path to an ordinary life devoid of innovation.<p>Our greatest fear is uncertainty. We will do anything to avoid it, including lying to ourselves and trying to pretend that we can work around it by creating certainty through decisions that …

Southeast Asia financial comparison startup Jirnexu lands $3M to expand to digital banking services

Malaysia-based financial comparison startup Saving Plus has closed a $3 million Series A round to move into new digital banking services. The company has also renamed itself Jirnexu.<p>The company was founded in 2012 by its CEO and former Citi banker Yuen Tuck Siew to provide better financial choices …

South-east Asia

How to Start a Great Business at Any Age

You dream about it.<p>Starting your own business.<p>On your long commute or when you struggle through another meeting, it's on your mind. Like a little flicker of flame ready to burst into a full-on fire.<p>You know you can find more purpose and meaning in your work. Maybe you even have an idea for your new …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the …

Financial Services

Doing these 3 things will destroy your startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

So What is The Right Level of Burn Rate for a Startup These Days?

There is much talk these days that startup valuations have decreased and may continue to do so and that the amount of time it takes to fund raise may …

Venture Capital

The Copycat Economy

The Issue<p><b>What are the consequences of copycats?</b><p>Modern fast fashion behemoths like Zara and H&M have built global empires by offering cheap copies of …

Judiciary

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian on Dealing With Tragedy While Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is hard enough in the best of times. In the worst of times, it can be impossible.<p>That’s why it’s so important to have a strong support system, says Alexis Ohanian, the 32-year-old co-founder of Reddit.<p>In 2005, when he …

Pizza Hut

Top 5 Leadership Predictions That Will Impact Business Evolution In 2016 And Beyond

Over the past several years, I’ve witnessed the decline of courageous leadership in American enterprise. Rather than welcome change in order to evolve, leaders are playing it safe. Where are the leaders with the strategic focus and wisdom to take a leap of faith and the tenacity to find new ways of …

Innovation

15 Life Lessons I'd Tell My Younger Stuck, Struggling, Entrepreneur Self

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“So you want to be an entrepreneur?” my mom and dad asked, questioning me at the dinner table. A little worried for my sanity and both entrepreneurs themselves, they warned me of the extremely hard work ahead of me.<p>I had just left my …

Entrepreneurship

The founder of travel startup Bucket explains what went wrong and what she learned along the way

Today is the beginning of the end, and also the end of the beginning. We announced that we're shutting down Bucket, the innovative trip planning startup that I've been working on for almost three years.<p>On days like this, I always think it's helpful to reflect and share our experience with others …

Startups