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How These 3 Entrepreneurs Bootstrapped Their Million-Dollar Companies

How'd you like to sidestep the VC crowd altogether and still see your company pull in $10 million a year? One of these entrepreneurs did just that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us back the underdog, be it in the movies or sports, and possibly the business …

Advice from Jeff Bezos: Here’s what the Amazon CEO taught this startup about cultural values

There are sprinkles of Amazon influence at Seattle startup Convoy, and that’s not by mistake.<p>Convoy CEO Dan Lewis spoke at a Startup Grind event in …

The #1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman

<i>Gordo Byrn, the founder of Endurance Corner and author of Going Long, uses what he calls Big Day Training (BDT) as a checkpoint for his athletes</i> …

Marathons

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

How Startups with Little Funding Can Get Top Notch Developers | Inc.com

Startups typically lack funding and promises of investments, which can create an issue when it comes to paying for top notch developers and crucial staff. You can still attract top developers with a small budget. Be creative and transparent in your approach. Discuss the immediate and long-term …

Employment

Tokyo Apartment / Yumiko Miki Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An oak-edged window providesa framed view ofthe living room within this Tokyo apartment, intended by …

Architecture

This Startup Pitch Deck Landed $65M And a $865M Valuation

Raising a round of financing is one of the toughest things an early stage company will need to face at some point. Fundraising is actually getting …

7 Creative Strategies for Marketing Your Startup on a Tight Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Boostrapping builds character. There are endless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget to encourage innovation. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative muscle and …

The $10 Million Boat That Will Win the America's Cup

Think of the America’s Cup as the Indy 500 on water. Yes, it’s a boat race, but calling these things “boats” is like calling Elon Musk’s Hyperloop a choo-choo train. These are some of most advanced racing vessels on earth, capable of speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour. In fact, thanks to the …

Sailing

Residence In Crete | 3+ architecture

The residence is situated below the mountain ridge borders, on a site with limited views to the sea in the northwest, and with neighboring buildings …

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design.<p>But nowadays, the digital …

How this entrepreneur quadrupled his business's turnover in just 12 months

<i>Nick Sheehan is the founder of EFEX Group, a Sydney-based business that specialises in printing and IT support.</i><p><i>The company is just three years old</i> …

Why Equity Crowdfunding Could Be Dangerous for Investors and Entrepreneurs

In the very near future, equity crowdfunding will no longer be reserved for the ultra-wealthy.<p>That’s thanks to the Securities and Exchange Commission …

Which is best, a Formula 1 car or a superbike?

It’s an age old debate – which is better, a car or a motorcycle? Many have attempted to come up with a conclusive answer to the question, and here’s …

A Quick Guide For Launching Your Startup

You’re launching your startup in a few weeks time. You’ve finally got a perfect product, awesome business cards… But what about the technical stuff, …

Marketing

What Startup Accelerators Really Do

The well-advertised boom in startups and venture capital in recent years has coincided with the emergence of new players in startup ecosystems. One of these, startup accelerators, has received a great deal of attention but also little scrutiny. Moreover, they are commonly misunderstood or …

How startups can improve their early stage marketing

Most startups are terrible at early stage marketing. If you don’t believe me, just take a quick search of any startup featured on Startup Daily – …

Startups (Australia)

Recruit participants for UX research

Recruit consumers and professionals for any research study<p>Remote or in person. Exploratory interview, usability test, or diary study. We find …

Startups: Never Start With More Than a Minimum Viable Product

<i>It's almost always a bad idea to try and launch with more than you need.</i><p>When you come up with an idea for a business--and I'm talking moment of conception here--it's usually very simple. You see X need and develop Y solution for it. Then, you go nuts thinking about all the improvements, expansions, …

Your Product May Be Minimal, But Is It Viable?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When startups talk about MVPs today, the emphasis is always on <i>minimum</i>.<p>Everyone encourages founders to not wait too long to launch, to get it out there, to get feedback and to start learning from the market. That is a great advice in …

Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital

Entrepreneur Brian Pallas doesn’t believe in venture capital. His startup, Opportunity Network is funded entirely from private investors and business partners. The 28-year old hasn’t taken a penny of venture capital. Last year, when I first reported about Pallas’ success, ON was valued at $100m …

Venture Capital

Successful Serial Entrepreneur David S. Rose: The Business Model All Startups Need to Be Using

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and New York Times-bestselling author David S. Rose is a strong fixture in the startup community.<p>He is the founder and CEO of Gust, a platform that links up founders with interested investors in more than 80 countries. To date, more than $1.8 billion has been …

How to Get Your Customers to Do Your Brand Marketing for You | Inc.com

<i>Cory von Wallenstein is the CEO of</i> <i>Adored</i><i>, a loyalty experience platform that is strengthening the relationships users have with the businesses they visit and brands they love.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are obsessed with the chase: They love to throw out goals and then try to run them down. One "shiny object" …

Marketing

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

<i>Co-written by John Fitch</i><p>The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business ideas. The looking part is easy since one needs only to search areas of high market and high technology risk. However, what is the best path to making …

This Company Will Build You A Kickass Hybrid Two-Wheel Drive BMW Adventure Bike

Wunderlich is a German aftermarket tuning company that works so closely with BMW, it’s kind of even tipped BMW’s hand at time with what’s to come. …

Motorcycles

21 Things I’ve Learned In My First Year Investing in Startups

In early 2015, we launched Kosinski Ventures to invest in pre-seed and seed stage opportunities. This year, we’ve invested in 11 companies in NYC, …

Africa Versus the World

The <b>adventure-bike</b> market is crowded with options, and sorting out the best one for any individual rider is an exercise that typically requires …

10 Marketing Tactics to Plan for in 2016 | Inc.com

With so many articles, guides, and research findings from companies about upcoming trends and best practices, it can be challenging for marketing leaders to sift through it all and determine what exactly their teams should really focus on. But as the CEO of a content marketing agency, I know that …

Marketing

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …

Archaeology

Why seed ‘extensions’ are becoming the new normal in fundraising

For years, many have believed the startup world would be doomed by the “Series A Crunch,” the natural result of an explosion of seed funding paired with an increasingly high bar required to earn a Series A. Industry observers believed we’d be witnessing a train wreck of epic proportions as …

Venture Capital