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Entrepreneurs Pitch Sustainable Seafood Ideas; Investors Take The Bait

When you're trying to persuade investors to pour money into your new seafood startup, maybe don't use the term maggots.<p>That's the advice that Hoyt Peckham, president of SmartFish Inc., offered to one of his fellow competitors last week at the Fish 2.0 competition at Stanford University in …

Investing

5 Best Vegetarian Crockpot Recipes

Crock pots aren't just for stewing big hunks of meat (though they are definitely indispensable in that department).<p>From hearty vegetable-packed chili …

Sweet Maple Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then cook the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent (approximately 5 minutes).<p>Add the …

This Amazing Story of Courage and Leadership Stayed Secret for 50 Years

If you need proof that a true entrepreneur doesn't necessarily have to run a business, read on.<p>Early in his career, Sir Nicholas Winton was a stockbroker; in later years, he worked for international relief organizations and other charities. But for 50 years, nobody knew his greatest achievement and …

Harvard Business School

There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people

For Heinz, it was seeing the surfers at Del Mar. He raised his phone to snap a photo for a friend.<p>Mike Alfred saw the grin on his face, so he took his own photo of his friend's happiness.<p>Heinz's long, curly brown hair is whipping back in the wind secured only by a green San Francisco hat. A black …

The 7-Minute Workout That Tests Your Mental Strength

This 2,000-meter rowing test will challenge your mental fortitude—and lead to breakthroughs in your physical fitness.<p>At Gym Jones, we don’t just work your muscles—we also train your brain. No fitness program will truly work if you aren’t teaching your mind to make sacrifices, deal with adversity, …

Curing and Smoking Bacon at Home

<i>Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today, Karen Solomon shows us how to cure, smoke, and fry our way to perfect bacon at home. Karen is the author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It.</i> …

Makin Bacon

One our projects this year is to come up with a bacon recipe that is competition worthy. It seems that our butchers bacon right out of the case …

Foodtech Startups: Why Those Who Own The Supply Chain Will Win the Race?

You should read this if you’re a foodie, or an entrepreneur or an investor. Basically, there are two kinds of foodtech startups everyone is talking …

Startups

What Aaron Franklin Likes to Grill at Home in His Backyard

At his legendary Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Aaron Franklin has mastered the “slow, agonizing cook” of brisket. (So far the only person to skip the hours-long line is President Obama.) Franklin’s the biggest name in the pitmaster business, appearing in everything from credit card ads to the film</i> …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

The Dos and Don'ts of BBQ

Barbecue's an art, not a science. For every traditionalist Michelangelo of Meat there's a Banksy of Brisket that comes along and breaks all the …

BBQ Potatoes

This is so simple it doesn’t even qualify as a recipe. But I don’t care, sharing it anyway!<p>When I whipped up an indecent amount of Sunshine BBQ …

smoking salmon on the Big Green Egg

smoked salmon is one thing i want to perfect. when i say perfect, this is what i mean: i can make smoked salmon without ever having to google a …

Here's what billion-dollar startups had in common during their early days

There is a lot of coverage of the companies that have reached valuations of over a billion dollars. Many of these companies were not always fast growing businesses.<p>At Shasta Ventures, we focus on investing at the early stage, so we studied 32 high value consumer companies to see what they looked …

Startups

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

BBQ

Santa Maria-Style Salsa Recipe

The classic tomato and celery-based salsa is an accompaniment to Santa Maria-style barbecued tri-tip.<p><b>Read more: The Best Inexpensive Steak For The Grill Part 5: Tri-Tip</b><p>Ingredients2 large ripe tomatoes, diced (about 2 1/2 cups total)1 stalk celery, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)4 scallions, …

Santa Maria-Style Barbecue Tri-Tip Recipe

Santa Maria-style barbecue is technically a fast-cooking method--that is, the meat is cooked over an open pit burning with red oak and cooked just until medium-rare. No low-and-slow smoking, no breakdown of connective tissue (which, luckily, tri-tip is very low in), no fancy barbecue sauces. Just …

Pig Candy

Posted by Josh<p>There are few pleasures in life quite like <b>pig candy</b>. This sugar coated treat hits so many culinary high marks it's insane—smokey, …

Mexican Tamale Pie (Tamal de Cazuela): All the Flavor of Tamales With a Fraction of the Work

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>There's a woman who sells corn-husk-wrapped tamales out of a shopping cart on a street corner near my apartment in Queens every morning. I'm so glad she's there, because I'm rarely inclined to make my own. …

Einat Admony's Mediterranean Sea Bass

Pan-seared Mediterranean sea bass is just about always tasty, but Einat Admony's Moroccan-inspired version is something special. It's served with a fresh tomato sauce spiced up with garlic, caraway, and harissa for a bit of heat, with shaved asparagus curled on top alongside accents of lemon and …

Recipes

Daymond John on Mark Cuban and the Secrets of 'Shark Tank'

The famed entrepreneur and investor pulls back the curtain to explain what it takes to make a successful pitch on his show, and why you should think twice before calling Mark Cuban.<p>Besides being a showcase for the next generation of tech gadgets, the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Bootstrap Your Tech Company

Real world technology tips you can use - even if you're not a tech guy.<p>Open source technology allows undercapitalized entrepreneurs to bootstrap their way to success. Such was the case with Casting Frontier, an LA-based technology company used by leading casting directors in Hollywood. Joey …

Dealing with Attention-Seeking Behaviors in Dogs

Dealing with Canine Attention-Seeking Behaviors<p>Dogs are smart; It doesn’t take long for them to figure out how to push their owners’ buttons with …

How to Run a Startup While Working Full Time

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to work two jobs at the same time, at least during the launch phase of their startup. They have their full-time …

This Woman Is Changing Ex-Felons’ Lives–And Her Own

Urban Stone is an eco-friendly business working to end poverty and provide opportunities to former felons.<p>Three seemingly unrelated events changed the course of Mary Cunningham’s life–and has the potential to change the lives of men and women who have passed through the American prison …

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Creating a Brand Name

A great brand name can make you money, while a bad one can devalue your company.<p>Choosing the right name for your business or new product or service is incredibly important. According to a recent survey on brand awareness, 53 percent of consumers reported that the popularity of a brand name …