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This Father-And-Son Entrepreneurial Team Makes Literal Maps For World Domination

Eddie and Dan Jabbour are the father-and-son team behind Kickmap, a totally killer iPhone app that makes New York City's intimidating subway map easier to understand, and injects it with capabilities befitting an Internet-connected map running on a smartphone.<p>Eddie runs KICK Design, a New York …

Entrepreneurship

The Growth Your Startup Needs to Survive Past the 5-Year Mark (Infographic)

Most startups don't make it that far. Here are the growth stats on the companies that do.<p>Getting to the five-year mark is one way to gauge the success of your company--especially considering that only 60 percent of startups make it to year three. So what does it take to get there and beyond?<p>Check …

10 Tips for Attracting and Maintaining a Top Notch Team

How to hire the best--even when your startup's funds are tight.<p>Barring very few exceptions, startups are cash poor and remain so for a very long time. But driven founders are capable of thriving in this environment and are not dissuaded by uncertainty of outcome or income. Compensation is rarely …

4 Simple Pitch Tips that Will Attract Investors to Your Startup

So you want your pitch to stand out from all the others venture capitalists receive? Try telling a story to an investor or talking about how your company will give back to the community.<p>Finding the right people to invest in your startup is kind of like trying to get a date with a great looking …

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink.<p>While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from …

Entrepreneurship

The 2 Words Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my business partner and I started Wild Creations several years ago, it was my first endeavor into entrepreneurship. I had a business plan, a healthy line of credit, and a couple of credit cards with no balance. Predictably, our first …

Entrepreneurship

5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Own Business

Becoming an entrepreneur has its challenges. Mitigate them ahead of time by taking a hard look at your circumstances.<p>You have what you think is a great idea for a new business. But being an entrepreneur isn't without hazards. Before quitting your job, it's important to take a hard look at your …

Snapchat, A Company That Has Never Made Any 'Money,' Is Valued At $10 Billion

Snapchat, the company behind the app that made disappearing photos cool, is in talks with Chinese investors about an investment that would value the company at $10 billion, Bloomberg News is reporting.<p>That number, if you didn't catch it the first time, is a one followed by 10 zeros. Coincidentally, …

This 2-Minute Trick Will Boost Your Productivity

Even the most organized to-do lists can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start.<p>Luckily, Edward G. Brown lays out a simple solution for prioritizing tasks in his book "The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had." All you have to do is differentiate between …

Time Management

Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fred Forsburg, proprietor of Honeyhill Farms in Livonia, N.Y., has a passion for garlic. And he's fond not just of any garlic but rather the gourmet-quality, hard-necked kind. He doesn't go for the imported withered nodules stocked by …

Innovation

Romelu Lukaku’s ‘mentality and motivation’ questioned by Mourinho

José Mourinho says he sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton because he did not believe the striker had the motivation to fight for a place at Chelsea.<p>Everton completed the club-record signing of the Belgian on Wednesday night, paying a fee of £28m for the 21-year-old who scored 16 goals in 33 appearances …

Chelsea’s Diego Costa scores on debut in win over Olimpija Ljubljana

Diego Costa scored on his Chelsea debut as the Blues came from behind to beat the Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 away in a friendly on Sunday.<p>After the hosts had taken the lead through Nik Kapun in the 40th minute Costa levelled 10 minutes into the second half, converting a through-ball from …