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9 things your startup doesn’t need to reach $10 million in revenue

As an early stage entrepreneur, you’ll rarely be short of people offering their (often unsolicited) advice, and many of them will tell you that you can’t succeed as a startup without doing X, Y, and Z. Don’t listen to them. From my experience of bootstrapping a company to over $25 million ARR and …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Guitar Lessons

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

Infographics

Adobe is acquiring ad tech company TubeMogul for $540 million

The deal will see Adobe acquiring all TubeMogul's common stock for $14 per share. TubeMogul went public in 2014, listing at $7 a share. Its stock was trading at around the same price when the deal was announced.<p>TubeMogul specializes in video advertising and offers advertisers a demand-side platform …

Digital Advertising

20 Home Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Business Ideas Startup<p>Startup 101 was written in the last week as I was requested by some young entrepreneur minded email. Entrepreneurial life is …

Tech's top 10 billionaires

Part of the reason? The traditional art of fortune-building used to pay off only after decades of perseverance, focus, and patience. Today, however, the scalability of technology allows an aspiring entrepreneur to go from zero to hero in a few short years.<p>With a bright idea and skillful execution, …

Top 10

21 Legit Ways To Make Money Online

Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fiber and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature of the internet, the rate of change has only increased exponentially in recent years.<p>Yet, with so much …

Small Business

3 tests for identifying hot startups most investors ignore

In the 1980s, venture capitalists relied heavily on intuition – and got away with it. The market permitted only a finite variety of tech businesses. VC’s could act on instinct because they were well informed oN the possibilities. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that every PC needed …

Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work …

Mark Zuckerberg

Stop Pitching if You Don't Have These 5 Things Investors Look For

Pitching is what every entrepreneur does to raise money from investors. Learn 5 tips every startup should have before pitching to investors.<p>Seed investing is generally the first money that is put into a company and can be the start of an exciting journey for a company. Even though we are in a …

Startups

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 …

Entrepreneurship

5 Professionals to Hire to Grow Your Business

When your business is just getting off the ground, it’s often just you and your partners burning both the midnight oil and the candle at both ends. …

Kanye West Is Right To Use Borrowed Money Even Though He's Rich

Kanye West, who is reported to earn over $20 million per year created a stir this week by claiming to be $53 million in debt and by asking for further funding to bring his myriad creative ideas to fruition. While some reports dispute the debt claim and explain it is really just personal wealth he …

Finance

An entrepreneur who raised over $1 million for his company at age 19 shares 3 tips that will make you more successful

Nearly five years after launching One, the app is connecting college students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more than 20 other campuses. Levy serves as the company's chief operating officer.<p>He's also the founder of Silicon Valley's NextGen conference, which brings together future startup …

Startups

The 25 richest self-made billionaires

The 25 richest self-made billionaires on earth have accrued more than $850 billion combined, each with a personal net worth of at least $18 billion.<p>This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy, as featured in our recent list of the …

Bill Gates

Entrepreneur’s 9 Hot Startups of 2016 – Ranked by Growth Score

Entrepreneur.com published their list of hot startups to watch this year, so we decided to see how they rank. They note that this list of companies …

Startups

6 Keys to Develop a Successful Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Jobs dropped out of college to start a little computer company in his garage. Mark Zuckerberg launched the first iteration of Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. While every successful entrepreneur’s career path looks a bit …

Small Business

Profit From A Profile On AngelList

Evan Baehr Contributor<p>Evan Baehr is the co-founder of Able, which offers collaborative, low-interest loans to small businesses.<p>Evan Loomis Contributor<p>Evan Loomis is the president of Clarion and vice president of strategy at Corinthian Health Services. Previously, he co-founded home improvement …

Venture Capital

The End Of The Big Venture Formula

Danny Crichton Contributor<p>Danny Crichton is an investor at CRV and a former contributing writer at TechCrunch.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Waymo gets to the heart of its case<p>Well, do I have the deal of the century for you! Investors – the smartest investors in the world – are throwing billions at …

Venture Capital

The global mega brands that don’t actually make any money

That has me concerned for the economy. A lot of big US tech companies, such as Facebook, don’t sell physical goods; they depend on getting revenue …

'Unicorn' tech startups are about to be mauled by a bear market

Washington (AFP) - After a year in which free-flowing capital fueled unprecedented growth in so-called tech "unicorns," the sector is bracing for a slowdown which could thin the herd.<p>Washington (AFP) - After a year in which free-flowing capital fueled unprecedented growth in so-called tech …

Venture Capital

Call9 Raises $10 Million Series A Led by Index Ventures

Call9, a nine-month-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based telemedicine startup that came together last spring as a Y Combinator company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures, whose cofounder, Neil Rimer, is joining the company’s board.<p>Other investors in the round include Ali …

Startups
College & University

Startup PR Dos And Dont's For 2016

January is a time for New Year’s resolutions and so drawing on my experiences of a year spent networking, hearing pitches at events like the HoxTech Angels, Hipster Hackers & Hustlers speed-pitching (everyone should try this event!) and many others, as well as helping companies spread their gospel, …

Startups

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh …

Entrepreneurship

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startups

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Venture Capital

4 unconventional tips on starting a business from Peter Thiel

Certainly, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and now a prominent venture capitalist. He was the first outsider to invest in Facebook, and he manages Founders Fund's $2 billion in assets.<p>We read Thiel's bestselling book, "Zero to One," and …

Startups