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Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

How to Come Up With a Brilliant Business Idea | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem | Inc.com

By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell. It was unclear whether things could ever be set …

Innovation

7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

A sex educator answers *all* your burning questions about getting it on

When it comes to the down and dirty facts about sex, let’s face it: It’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in middle school sex-ed. Even if you know …

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

10 Success lessons from Sundar Pichai – “CEO of Google” for entrepreneurs

Share8<p>Tweet<p>Share78<p>+1<p>Shares 86<p>Sundar Pichai has become a role model for people across the globe. Having attained global popularity after being …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Productivity

#MondayMotivation In all your Building, Build Confidence!

My 'Quote of the Day' was from tennis player, Sloane Stephens and it is up on my Instagram now.<br>She basically says if you have confidence you can do …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine | Inc.com

Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. Follow these nine simple habits to see your success skyrocket. By sticking to …

Self-improvement

If You Do Any of These 3 Things in Your Pitch, Investors Will Know You're Full of Hot Air

Avoid the dreaded "balloon pitch."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who have watched Shark Tank know the importance of perfecting their pitch. The pitch deck is a short presentation that helps potential investors understand your company and why they should …

Entrepreneurship

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

5 Things to Remember While Launching Your First Startup

This column is authored by Rajesh Kumar Bihani, marketing manager at PeopleThe post 5 Things to Remember While Launching Your First Startup appeared …

Small Business

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Bill Gates

These Moves Won't Give You a Butt Like J.Lo's, but They Will Tone Your Glutes

No matter what the state of your—err—ass-ets, we can all agree that better booty is a commonly coveted thing. Of course, “better” is a relative word, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

How communication firms can monetize IoT beyond connectivity

For communication service providers or CSPs staggering from losses in their conventional lines of business, the IoT offers enticing opportunities to overturn their fortunes. At first look, you would consider monetizing IoT would be a slam-dunk for the communications organization.<p>After all, they …

Internet of Things

"Don't Be a Know-It-All, Be a Learn-It-All"

If there’s one thing anyone can benefit from in life, it’s always thinking of yourself as a student. It’s okay if you don’t know something as long as …

Satya Nadella

6 Tips to Running a Business and Improving Your Education

How to run a business and keep adding tools to your toolbox at the same time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business owner has to wear a lot of different hats. For most entrepreneurs, education is a big reason for success. Yet, those same businesses often cut …

Education

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Fitness

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

Learn how Silicon Valley monetizes social media, and you might just make it there

The world of social media moves like lightning. With billions of users across numerous social networks, ideas can make the leap from one person’s mind to an international state in a matter of minutes, which is exactly what marketers at the world’s largest tech companies are constantly trying to do. …

A Facebook alum explains how he knew he was ready to work for himself

So when he left the tech giant to run cloud-based marketing software company Atomized in 2015, he had no regrets.<p>"It was really more of a calling," Facebook and Instagram's first creative strategist told Business Insider. "I was running to something rather than away from something."<p>Many people love …

Entrepreneurship