Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Q: How can we work to land a successful investment? -- Shaba Shams Here’s the short answer: start with a great pitch deck. The pitch deck
When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.” How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?
Partners & Spade is the creative force behind some of the most admired branding campaigns of recent years--for Warby Parker, Shinola, J.Crew, Target, and more. The big idea, say the founders: What your
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Alana Muller is the President at Kauffman FastTrac, an organization that equips entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and networks to start and grow. This post originally
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Chatting with people you don't know is easy if you follow one simple rule. I was at a conference with a client. Everyone knew him. He was the guy. I was just some guy with him. No problem... until he pulled
Fundraising is no walk in the park. You have to mentally prepare yourself for a period of extremes. Raising money is hard. I can honestly tell you, it's been the hardest part of my journey as an entrepreneur.
Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free? Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don't need any rewards to share content or talk about your company
The best pitches don't feel like pitches. Check out this highly successful sale, broken down by the 10 elements that made it work. Meghan called. She was a high school senior, my daughter's friend and
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.
As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley. TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs
Everything you do in the early days, in one way or another, helps you build your company. But it helps to have a plan. In the early days of a startup, you should have a one-track mind: Everything you is
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following is the third in a series, "Talk Like TED," in which communications coach/author Carmine Gallo applies tips, techniques and to
Slowly cooked, oven-baked ribs are cloaked in a smoky rub that includes Spanish paprika, espresso, chili and cocoa. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera] I've never understood why people don't grill year-round;
Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011. "In my view, the American