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Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

No matter what stage in your entrepreneurial journey, one great way to improve your startup game is by reading great books. Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton recently outlined a handful of must-read books in his recent article called "14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14."<p>In this …

From Melbourne to Paris to Tokyo: Inside the New Coutume Cafe

The Alpha Dominche Steampunk at the Coutume Tokyo. All photos by Hengtee Lim.<p>Since opening in Paris in 2011 with Melbourne roots, Coutume Cafe has …

8 tips for giving the perfect investor pitch (from someone who's raised $75M)

In my last post, I shared eight tips for creating the perfect pitch deck. After such an overwhelming response (tens of thousands of readers, 45 questions via Twitter/email, and almost 5,000 shares via social media) I decided to follow up with a second piece on a topic that’s discussed even less …

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Wine With Salads

When it comes to wine pairing, salads can be tricky: a salad that's dressed with something tart can knock out the flavor of the wine you're trying to enjoy. We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their tips on the best wines to serve with salads, and all the factors to consider when …

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Consider These 3 Tips First

When I was planning to open my first coffee shop back in 2002, there was very little information available online to help me get started. There were some training classes, but they were all a couple hundred dollars, which is a lot to spend when you're starting out and unsure whether these big …

Ask a Sommelier: Gateway Reds for White Wine Drinkers

Do you know someone who always orders white wine, never red? For those looking for refreshing and bright wine that doesn't feel heavy, red wine can be a turnoff. But while a big, oaky Cabernet Sauvignon might not be up their alley, there are plenty of red wines that these folks might like. We asked …

Can I turn table grapes into wine vinegar? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator

<i>Dear Dr. Vinny,</i><p><i>Can I turn table grapes into wine vinegar?</i><p><i>—Peter A., Invercargill, New Zealand</i><p>Dear Peter,<p>It might be possible to turn table grapes …

Grapes

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition) | Inc.com

Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and employees in a 1960s advertising agency, which aired its last episode in 2015.<p>I've written before about how the real …

Mad Men

The Fastest Way to Chill a Cocktail Glass

The other day, I was walking around Annandale, VA when I decided to wander into an appliance store that specialized in products imported from Korea. We're talking stoves, microwaves, freezers—the works. But one appliance completely surprised me. It looked like a normal refrigerator from the …

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Trattoria La Busa, on the southern outskirts of Modena, is a window onto Emilia-Romagna's traditions: Italy's fastest cars, fantastic food and its …

Dining Rooms

What to expect from Amazon’s TV streaming device

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: littleny / Shutterstock<p>Amazon (S AMZN) is set to announce its Roku and Apple (S AAPL) TV competitor at a press event …

Where's Google going next? | Larry Page

Netflix Pursues Cable TV Deals

Netflix Inc. is in talks with several U.S. pay-television providers including Comcast Corp. and Suddenlink Communications to make its online video …

Cable TV

More startups are advertising on TV, but why?

The last time I watched anything on MTV, it was still showing music videos. When over the weekend I caught the channel on a restaurant TV, I didn't …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …