Startups

Train Your Staff to Wear Many Hats

I’m on the road right now for a business trip. During some downtime yesterday I went to a gym to work off some pent-up energy and decompress from the meetings and constant phone calls. It’s a nice gym; one I’ve been to before.  I like …

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One of the Most Persistent Entrepreneurs of Our Time

I’m convinced that my son, the precocious toddler, will make an excellent entrepreneur. He is one of the most persistent people I know, a trait he gets from his mother. From trying to steal our 90 pound rhodesian ridgeback’s chew toy from her mouth to …

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The 5 Worst Industries for Entrepreneurs to Enter

Failure. Bankruptcy. Embarrassment. Starting from scratch. These are the biggest fears every entrepreneur has when starting a business. But, for the most part, these outcomes are totally avoidable. There are three sides to every new and eventually successful business. Most importantly, there is the passion. …

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The 5 Avoidable Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

Regretfully, we are inherently afraid of making mistakes, too sensitive to the slightest judgement, or we don’t heed the lessons each mistake teaches us. Personally, I was shit-scared of making mistakes when I first began as an entrepreneur. I thought that I had to do …

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Why Business Partnerships Fail

If you want to increase your chances of successfully building a startup into a money making machine, my advice is to surround yourself with awesome people – never go at it alone. Learn to delegate, seek counsel, and if you can, find an ambitious business …

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Betterment Bettering the Wealth Management Business with Big Data

Betterment is a web-based money management company that previously raised $13 million – $3 million in its Series A back in 2010, and $10 million in Series B in the last quarter of 2012. You can think of the company as a financial advisor, except …

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NatureBox Helping Save America One Obese Person at a Time

Snacks and processed foods have become contentious issues in recent years. The ingredients of these convenient edibles are the culprit, at least in part, for nearly half of the adult American population being diagnosed as clinically obese. Many children, who are the target market for …

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Could This Startup Save China from its Pollution Nightmare?

Startup LanzaTech just raised $60million in a Group D round of funding from heavy hitters Mitsui, Siemens and China’s CICC. Khosla Ventures is also part of a long list of illustrious early investors who came in during a previous round. Before last week’s $60 million, …

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