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FAMILIAR OBJECTS: Motorcycle Springs

Think about all the springs on a motorcycle. First to come to mind are suspension springs and valve springs, but there are also springs in the back …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship

MotoGP 2016 season review

Under the floodlights of Qatar way back in March, the opening round of the 2016 MotoGP season exploded into life.<p>There were many questions to be answered over the 18-race season. Would Marc Marquez bounce back after failing to win the championship for the first time since his graduation to MotoGP …

This shipping container house in Ecuador makes sense

TreeHugger has often been skeptical about shipping container housing; the boxes were designed for freight, not people. (See Does shipping container …

Sustainability

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Mobilizing Capital For Maximum Impact

<b>Innovative Finance: Mobilizing Capital For Maximum Impact</b><p>Ending poverty and fostering sustainable development — the aims of the United Nations …

The European startup’s guide to raising from U.S. investors

European startups raise more money and grow faster when backed by American venture capital dollars, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Technology hubs have cropped up all over Europe that are kindling exciting new companies. However, despite the abundance of innovative and talented …

Venture Capital

A Female Founder's Tips for Fundraising

CEO and Co-Founder, Fingerprint<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As female entrepreneurs, we’re often asked by our peers about the three Fs -- female, founder, and fundraising. How do you find female friendly investors? Are you taken seriously as a founder? How do you …

Kevin O'Leary

Why It’s So Hard to Build Affordable Housing: It’s Not Affordable

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Housing

After Chris Froome cut back on carbs for more protein, he lost 20 pounds, started winning the Tour de France, and became a millionaire

Chris Froome on Sunday won his third Tour de France title in four years, and yet his victories were many years in the making. So much is needed to win the Tour — among other things the right genes, a super-strong team with a big budget, the best bikes and gear, moral support, motivation, the right …

Road Cycling

A Growing Group Of Black Angel Investors Is Making Up For The Funding Biases In Venture Capital

These successful small business owners know how difficult it can be for black founders to secure the cash to get their companies off the ground. They’re working to change that–with their check books.<p>Jehiel Oliver knew he wasn’t going to find his pathway to prosperity at the doorsteps of Silicon …

Venture Capital

Koda - A Small Prefab Home that Mixes Design and Technology

Dubbed Koda, this small prefab home has been developed by the Estonia-based architecture firm, Kodasema. Since the completion of the home, they’ve …

Prefab Homes

What Kind of Funding Does Your Startup Need?

I would try to stay away from VC funding in your first round of investment.<p><i>How should I convince a startup investor that he should invest in my idea? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

The 11 Biggest Time Wasters to Avoid in Building a Startup

These experienced entrepreneurs share the biggest time-wasting blunders they've ever made -- so you can avoid them.<p>You have about 100 billion things to do in order to build a successful startup. The last thing you have time for is wasting time. So I talked to some seasoned entrepreneurs who all …

Mobile Payments

15 Tools All Entrepreneurs Need in Their Tool Kit

Whether it’s managing projects, talking to your customers, handling your books, and developing your business idea, being an entrepreneur is both …

'My biggest mistake': Entrepreneurs reveal where they went wrong

By definition, entrepreneurs are rule-breakers who thrive on testing the limits.<p>But with the potential for great success and acclaim comes the …

Venture Capital

"Bad" Innovation Is Just What Your Company Needs

Blockbusters aren't the only path to success. Other types of innovation hold value and keep companies humming.

Innovation

How to Build a 7-Figure Business and Impact Millions

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>"What are you going to do this week that's going to make you uncomfortable?"<p>That's what it's all about for Lewis Howes, author of the best-selling book <i>The School of Greatness</i>. He started out with a career in sports, but when that path was cut short by an …

Business Strategy

18 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Biggest Business Regrets

<i>This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Whether it’s not taking advice sooner or taking advice you shouldn’t have, waiting too long to take a …

Why a Group of AngelList and Uber Expats Launched This New Crowdfunding Website

Republic lets early-stage companies raise up to $1 million in capital from non-accredited investors on the Web.<p>Small businesses now have the opportunity to raise as much capital as $1 million from the public. They can also solicit advice from high-profile entrepreneurs like Naval Ravikant, …

10 Characteristics of a highly successful entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share1<p>+1<p>Shares 23<p>Successful entrepreneurs aren’t just lucky or magically talented–they approach work and life differently than most …

Entrepreneurship

These £20k modular houses can be built in five days and 'grow' with your family

Building your own home typically requires a lot of technical know-how, money and patience. The Open Building Institute (OBI) wants to change this.<p>By …

3 Aquaponic Farms in Brooklyn Killing It

Aquaponics is an emerging urban farming trend that's ideal for big cities since it's relatively low-maintenance and can be set up just about …

4 Interview Questions Every Startup Boss Should Ask

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Funding Bounty: 8 startup funding really big this week [20 June – 26 June]

8 startup funding really big this week<p>Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share14<p>+12<p>Shares 32<p>This week, FarEye, a logistics management software, announced that it completed …

Venture Capital

Think big, spend little: Securing brand exposure for small businesses

Greenlid Envirosciences did not have the money for a flashy advertising campaign. So it made one that intentionally looked cheap.<p>After a successful appearance on CBC's <i>Dragon's Den</i>, Greenlid's "compostable compost bin" is sold at established retailers such as Home Hardware, but it still has only a …

“Small Data:” The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

Businesses want to know what’s in their customer’s brain. They want to know why customers choose this product and not that product.Big Data has gone …

Small Business

Invisible Influence: Understanding How Context Affects Customers

“Ninety-nine point nine percent of all decisions are shaped by others.”<br>– – Jonah Berger, <b>Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior</b>If …

Marketing

You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13% of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. In my own experience as a startup advisor and mentor, I find that entrepreneurs who can’t attract and …

Employee Engagement