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The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How can we work to land a successful investment?</b><p>-- Shaba Shams<p>Here’s the short answer: start with a great pitch deck. The pitch deck is arguably the most important single document you will generate in the life of your company. It is …

High Level

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>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?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

The Power of Brand Identity | Inc.com

Distill the prevailing menswear style of the past few years--selvage denim, tweed, fitted shirts--and turn it into a physical space, and it would be Liquor Store, a cramped boutique in a former corner bar in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. Inside, a vintage wooden bar lines one wall, with bottles …

Warby Parker

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

A Guide to Creating Your Startup Advisory Board

<i>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 appeared on the Clarity.fm blog.</i><p>The entrepreneurial journey is full of twists, turns, ups and …

Hate Small Talk? One Approach Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

I was at a conference with a client. Everyone knew him. He was the <i>guy</i>. I was just some guy with him. No problem... until he got pulled away.<p>Then I was just some guy who didn't know a soul. And I'm really, really bad at being that guy.<p>Stick me on a stage in front of thousands of people I don't know …

James Bond

5 Mentalities You Need to Raise Money | Inc.com

Raising money is hard. I can honestly tell you, it's been the hardest part of my journey as an entrepreneur. Your chances of raising money from any given VC fund are less than 0.5 percent.<p>So you need to be able to stack the odds in your favor as much as possible. I asked Michael Simpson, author of …

Venture Capital

5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program | Inc.com

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 and products online.<p>I recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. Mention is a service that monitors the Web …

Marketing

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This job board website is either expired or its domain name is invalid. If you are the site owner, click below to login.<p>Owner Login<p>Smartjobboard - …

Selling Tips: 10 Principles for the Best Customer Experience | Inc.com

Meghan called. She was a high school senior, my daughter's friend and classmate. She had a summer job selling for a cutlery company, and wanted to "practice" her presentation in front of us in our home. We said sure.<p>On the appointed evening, Meghan lugged her sales case through the front door and …

Knives

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>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.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology

As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley.<p>TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs that want to quickly design and iterate on new DNA constructs, is building tools that will help …

29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About

What have I been doing with my life that I haven't had a blueberry breakfast quesadilla. What has been the point.

Starting a Business: 4 Ways to Be Intentional About Growth | Inc.com

In the early days of a startup, you should have a one-track mind: Everything you do is helping to build your company.<p>"Honestly, everything is selling. Everything is marketing, everything is support when you're at an early stage," Toutapp CEO Tawheed Kader said at a Senator Club Meetup Thursday …

Startups

Ramen: The Ultimate Broke Food and How to Make it at Home

<i>At Food52, we realize that cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: The next best thing to a SAD</i> …

Cooking

29 Delicious Asian-Inspired Soups

As we enter month four of this never-ending winter, it's time to spice up your soup game.

How to Write an Email That Will Get a Response | The Art of Manliness

<i>How to write an email?</i><p><i>What’s next? A post on how to tie your shoes?</i><p>I know, I know. Email is such an ubiquitous part of our lives that you might think …

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in a series, "</i><i>Talk Like TED</i><i>," in which communications coach/author Carmine Gallo applies tips, techniques and insights to help entrepreneurs and business professionals sell their ideas more persuasively. These</i> …

Public Speaking

Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

Influence, Persuasion, & Personal Presentation: Why to Look Your Best | The Art of Manliness

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent?<p>Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations?<p>Are you setting …

Effortless Oven-Baked Espresso, Cocoa, and Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I've never understood why people don't grill year-round; I love to. But this year, Chicago has been struck with a particularly unpleasant winter. I literally can't make it out to my snow-mounded Weber right now. Fortunately, these ribs offer the next …

Greg Abbott

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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>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.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

11 Easy Ways To Meditate (Even If It Seems Impossible)

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out clients, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose.<p>“You mean, sit for an hour and …