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Startups On a Shoestring: 5 Successful Tech Companies That Were Started For Under $10,000

There’s good news if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a future technology entrepreneur. You don’t need venture capital (VC) or even a wad of cash squirreled away under your mattress to fund the next big thing. In fact, a recent Kauffman Foundation study found that less than one percent of U.S. …

China’s college students embrace stock trading, thanks to money from mom and dad

While many of his peers get their sense of achievement from online video games, Li Shengyao, a 21-year-old sophomore at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, gets it from playing the stock market. He describes himself as a short-term trader who “can’t stop my fingers from making orders.”<p>…

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Programming Languages

13 Things You Think Your Startup Needs But It Really Doesn’t

You can leave these nonessentials off your startup shopping list.<p>There’s no such thing as one right way to do a startup. You just have to do it–to work as hard and smart as you can to take your company from concept to reality.<p>It’s not easy, but it is possible. In order to make that startup a …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

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4 Steps to Beating the Odds and Winning Startup Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While people who found companies may be willing to work without pay, a startup's suppliers only accept cash on the barrel. How can an entrepreneur pay suppliers without profits?<p>The answer is to convince other people to give their money in …

Entrepreneurship

How to break into the mobile app business with little cash and no programming skill

Think you can make a bajillion dollars creating an app? David Gewirtz shows you how to get started. He doesn't guarantee you'll make any money, but …

10 Types of People Who Will Help Your Business Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may be running the show, but the people on your team have just as much of an impact on your company's success as you do.<p>Smart entrepreneurs surround themselves with positive people, especially when business is bad. Positive people …

Business Strategy

Rebuilding Gaza could take 100 years if Israel keeps blockade, says Oxfam

Aid agency urges Israel to allow more steel and concrete into the Palestinian territory - and for Hamas to use this material to build homes not tunnels<p>Rebuilding the Gaza Strip after last summer's war with Israel will take at least a century at the current rate of progress, Oxfam warned on Thursday.<p>…

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …