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The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America

Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin America for new markets, hoping for cheaper rent …

Investors Hate This One Word

There are many ways to derail your funding pitch. This one silly word will certainly kill it for sure.<p>For most entrepreneurs you will raise capital from a professional investor. I have successfully operated on both sides of this table having raised over $35 million across a couple different …

Venture Capital

3 unusual places to foster that million-dollar deal

<i>The following story is by Chirag Kulkarni, a serial entrepreneur and advisor. He is currently the CEO of C&M Group, an entrepreneurial strategy consulting firm focused on growth and new product innovation for startups to Fortune 500s. Previously, he cofounded STR, a B2C and B2B racquet-stringing</i> …

Can’t find your market research data? This startup can help

That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, surveys and data crunching—more commonly known as market …

Procter & Gamble

Customer Service Improvement: 15 Places To Leapfrog The Competition

Here’s a recap: 15 of the most important places to make service improvement in your business, in order to get 2015 off to a fabulous start.<p><b>1. Are you easy to use? You won’t know until you try</b>. Try your own website without your auto-log in. Is it easy? Or a pain? Come in the front door and see if …

To Be A Boss, You Must Think Like A Boss

A lot of people like to be the boss, to have their own business. But very few make it. The rest become workers.<p>How can you be part of the first group? What does it take? Certain mentalities prepare you to be a successful entrepreneur.<p><b>1.Don’t be stuck in a comfortable routine</b><p>Many people get caught …

Progress on progress

<b>A deliberately non-economic measure of well-being</b><p>THE Skoll World Forum begins today in Oxford, bringing together the most prominent people in the …

Thirty Amazing Facts About Private Jets

President Obama recently called for the elimination of “tax breaks for private jet owners,” painting anyone who doesn’t cram themselves into 28 inches of economy legroom as a fat-cat wastrel. But owners of business aircraft swear to their utility. Private jets (which are powered by gas turbine …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the</i> …

Magic

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook.<p>"I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as …

Social Media

5 Great Innovations to Admire

Here are some favorite finds from 2013 that are worth a closer look.<p>I like it when things just work. You know what I mean--no putzing around, no fiddle-faddle, no compromises, no excuses--things that just do what it says on the tin.<p>Here are my personal top five new discoveries this year that make …

bbcradio

Is A Startup Or A Corporate Job Better For Your Career?

Do you want freedom or structure, equity or compensation, dogs or suits? Exploring what goes into the right job fit.<p>Dichotomies create dilemmas: white or wheat; liberal or conservative; gas or electric; and for the aspiring careerist–startup or corporate. Each has its trade-offs–on one hand you get …

Employment

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Merlin theme park float may prove to be magic

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Merlin theme park float may prove to be magic, so should you buy?<p>By<p>Published: 18:21 EDT, 2 November 2013 | Updated: 07:29 EDT, 4 …

Labour pains

ON AN enormous campus in Shenzhen, in the middle of China’s manufacturing heartland, nearly a quarter of a million workers assemble electronic …

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers</i> …

Social Media

How and Why HP Is Making a Long-Term Bet in Greece. Yes, Greece.

When you consider all the troubles you read about in Greece these days, it might be hard to imagine a case where any major American company would be …

Europe

The World's Happiest (And Saddest) Countries, 2013

<i>Are you better off than you were five years ago? Is the world? The Legatum Institute seeks answers with its 2013 Prosperity Index.</i><p>Everywhere you look in this world there are signs of instability, destruction, hopelessness. Syria is in civil war. Libya is in chaos. Egypt remains unsettled after its …

Royal Mail shares: how much will they cost and should you buy them? Patrick Collinson delivers some answers http://gu.com/p/3j576 Photograph: Kumar Sriskandan/Alamy

Watch out, Google Glass: This competitor has already shipped 50,000 devices http://f-st.co/OChLuPq

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How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

My First 9 Months as an Angel Investor

<b>Angel investing is fun.</b> You can see why people keep doing it, even if the returns aren’t fantastic. Being involved (even in a small way) with a lot …