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Don't Ask For Too Much Money

A common mistake that founders make when raising a venture round is to anchor high and ask for too much money, at too high a valuation, with the hope …

Venture Capital

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017

Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few.<p>And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time, …

Drones

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs

Venture capital is a hell of a drug. Used properly, it’s like adrenaline energizing many of the greatest companies of the past fifty years. Used incorrectly, it creates toxic dependencies.<p>The conventional wisdom in the startup community is that when building the very best companies, more capital …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Small Business

The Benefits of Outsourcing Business Procedures for Startups

Outsourcing has been given a bad wrap in recent years. While many believe it is the downfall of the US economy, the reality is that it can be a very …

Square is selling its NFC payment reader in Apple Stores

Last November, Square finally got on with the times and unveiled an NFC-friendly reader, but it was only available on Square's website. Now, however, it's available in Apple retail stores too. This means that anyone can go into an Apple store and buy Square's appropriately square-shaped wireless …

14 Free Awesome Studio Ghibli Wallpapers For Your Phone

Studio Ghibli fans know there is no such thing as too much anime. If you've already bookmarked this Miyazaki-inspired gift guide, then all that's left to do is to deck out your phone with Studio Ghibli references.<p>Where can I find some cool iPhone wallpapers, you may ask? Not too far!<p>Imgur user …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

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Do these photographers fulfil your fantasy?

Feet, bondage, public places, international love hotels. Across the globe, the subcultures of sex have been slowly drawn out as photographers face our darkest, utmost sexual desires head on. Fetishes that live in the dingy studios of 70s New York, to the dark public parks of Tokyo and neon-lit …

Art

Why Do Hackers Want Your Health Data?

Recent security breaches at health insurance companies affect millions of Americans: here’s why that’s bad news.<p>Yesterday, major health insurance providers Lifetime Healthcare Companies and its subsidiary BlueCross BlueShield announced that they had been hacked, affecting a total of 10.5 million …

Blue Cross

Don’t Let Mobile Pass You By

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ian Thiel</i> <i>is the head of mobile at</i> <i>Optimizely</i><i>, a provider of optimization software for web and native mobile apps.</i><p>Today’s consumers engage with their favorite brands through multiple touch points, ranging from social media, email and mobile. Smart marketers have embraced this …

Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

Blue Apron has just announced the launch of a new e-commerce store, which will go live next week, to round out the service’s grocery and recipe delivery service. The company has also announced that it has doubled sales since early May, with 1 million meals sold each month.<p>“We think that the Blue …

The Psychology Of Online Customization

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Liraz Margalit serves as Customer Experience Psychologist for ClickTale. Her job involves incorporating theory and academic research into customer analysis, building a conceptual framework for insights into online consumer behavior.</i><p>E-commerce firms are discovering the value of online …