Victor Martinez

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What Should Be In A Pitch Deck?

<i>Answer by Michael Wolfe, Founder & Entrepreneur — Vontu, Kana, I/PRO, Pipewise, on Quora,</i><p>The best pitch decks don’t feel like they were created for the benefit of venture capitalists. They feel like an outgrowth of the work the startup is already doing.<p>The best pitch decks portray:<p>This is what we …

Don't try this: meet the high schooler who made $300K trading penny stocks under his desk

He sold pieces of his Halloween costume<p>He got a job as a busboy at a local restaurant at 14 and worked weekends. He put his money into a savings account, but was unhappy with the paltry interest he earned. His grandfather encouraged him to try the stock market and his father, a former Wall Street …

Jump Like an NBA Player

Every guy who has ever picked up a basketball has dreamed of throwing down a monster dunk, a la King James or Kobe. Unfortunately, just one thing is …

Workouts

Want to Be Truly Wealthy? Science Says to Do This

Some of the world's richest people attribute much of their success to this single habit.<p>What's the one thing that sets apart the overwhelmingly wealthy from the rest of the world--other than money, of course? They read--and they read a lot.<p>Business tycoon and famed investor Warren Buffett is said …

5 Things Your Business Must Have to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of entrepreneurs succeed and a lot of them fail. The ones who succeed …

Small Business

5 Key Ingredients for Corporate Innovation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every enterprise needs to innovate in order to survive. But as they grow larger, new ideas and agile processes tend to find less expression. In order to capitalize on innovation opportunities, enterprises need to leverage their available …

Innovation

How the World's Most Cutting-Edge Cities Balance Growth and Innovation

Cities such as Medellin, Singapore, and Houston offer lessons in using resources intelligently.<p>Fast-growing cities face similar problems to those of fast-growing startups. Both struggle to maintain their original character and to not let their resources stretch too thin, especially during growth …

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Practical daily things to bring real positive change in your life.<p>Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I'm more interested in how we can radically improve our lives. How can we stay truly …

5 Things Every CEO Must Know to Start a Business

Don't repeat the mistakes of other startup CEOs that could jeopardize your business. Beware of hiring the wrong talent or sitting on a product for too long.<p>Starting a business is very risky. Even though failure rates have steadily come down since the Great Recession, a new business is more likely …

5 Common Legal Mistakes That Can Trip-Up Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your entrepreneurial dreams can quickly become nightmares if you fail to acknowledge the legal realities that can make or break your new business.<p>No matter what that business is, it will involve the law. You can choose to look at legal …

Small Business

7 Books That Will Make You a Great Negotiator

Your ability to negotiate determines how much you earn and how much you pay. What could be more important?<p>There are few skills more useful in business and in life than the ability to negotiate. That being said, many people don't enjoy it and few people do it well.<p>These seven books will provide you …

5 Powerful Ways to Be Happier on the Job

When work feels like a drag, you've got the power to make it better -- much better.<p>A positive attitude can do wonders for <i>any</i> work environment. Happy, positive people are a pleasure to work with, particularly those who remain pleasant and even-tempered under challenging or difficult circumstances.<p>So …

4 Tactics To Supercharge Your Email Marketing

<i>by Roy Olende</i><p><b>If you want to make money online, you need to build an email list.</b><p>While social media marketing gets lots of attention, the reality is …

7 Essential Qualities for Building a Business Empire

The world's wealthiest people didn't achieve that status by accident. Here are seven ways six of them built their vast empires.<p>It's easy to look at the world's wealthiest people and marvel at their accomplishments. They can afford to buy multiple houses and cars and luxuries that most of us can …

How to Build a Story With Your Brand

Creating new stories with your brand is a great marketing strategy.<p>Brands have to be more responsible than ever before. These days' customers are looking for more than someone who can sell a product at the most affordable price. They are looking deeper into what companies are doing in order to …