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The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn’t learn how to manage my business, …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 C's to Creating a Winning Investment Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, James Caan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>When it comes to a winning investment pitch, the entrepreneur is the most important person in the room. I am a passionate believer that people make businesses a …

Entrepreneurship

Low-Skilled Mexican Immigrants Are Making The US Labor Market More Efficient

This is good for an economy that often has a surprising number of jobs that go unfilled.<p>The authors, Brian Cadena of the University of Colorado- Boulder and Brian Kovak from Carnegie Mellon University found that between 2006 to 2010, in towns where the Great Recession had caused unemployment of …

Labor Economics

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Part of being an investor and an entrepreneur is losing money. No matter how good you are.<p>Case in point: Kevin Harrington, one of the original "shark" investors on the ABC hit reality television show Shark Tank, has invested in 500 inventions. Some partnerships, like with fitness enthusiast Tony …

Entrepreneurship

U.S. Government Shutdown Sinks Dollar

See no progress, expect no progress; U.S. budget negotiation failure is not a surprise to investors. Price action suggests that capital markets are resigned to living with America’s fiscal drama. However, it’s the longer-term crux that is going to have a far greater consequence on the U.S. economy …