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Business & Finance | Business & Finance

5 Compelling Reasons to Start an Online Coaching Business

Here are five key reasons why starting an online coaching business is worth it.

Books | Books

These 7 Books Can Help You Make More Money and Advance Your Career

The best business books of 2022 so far (and one from very late 2021).

Business & Finance | Business

5 Things You Should Never Say During a Venture Capital Pitch, According to 2 VCs

A pair of investors talk about their pitch pet peeves so other founders can avoid common fundraising mistakes.

Business & Finance | Business

Learning from my failures: Lessons from a 2-time founder

Delay fundraising until you have a strong initial offering that has shown some level of success in creating happy customers with profitable marketing.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Strategies to Market Your Business Without Any Money

Starting a business is hard in and of itself, but starting one without any funding is even harder. Here's how to grow your business without breaking the bank.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Lessons I Learned After Everything Went Wrong in My Business

Here's a quick crush test to apply to your business, based on many things that went wrong in mine.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Don't Wait For a Lightbulb Business Idea to Come to You, Go Out There and Find It

Instead of waiting for that perfect idea to come to you, with a little bit of intention, commitment and planning, you can find it on your own terms.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Turn Your Idea Into Success

Those with a clear understanding of what it takes to turn an idea into reality are the ones that walk away with the title.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Health Insurance Is the Next Real Estate for Entrepreneurs

Everyone knows real estate is a great equalizer for entry level entrepreneurs or sales people. In this article, I discuss why health insurance has leveled the playing field even more than real estate did.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

The Richest Person on Earth Breaks Every Rule, And You Should Too

Five business strategies you can steal from this groundbreaking entrepreneur's playbook.

Business & Finance | Business

How to make a teaser trailer for your startup pitch | TechCrunch

A well-crafted teaser trailer is the perfect first step toward developing a positive relationship.

Business & Finance | Business

This Entrepreneur Devised Peculiar Business Decisions For Startups

Dr. John L. Evans is the founder of Evans&Evans and has been training and consulting business and political leaders for over 20 years

Business & Finance | Business

I'm a VC whose investments have made my firm almost $1 billion. Here's what I look for when evaluating a startup.

Ben Narasin, the founder of Tenacity Venture Capital, breaks down his best deals and shares his top red flags when investing.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Founders Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies. Here's How You Can Get Out of Your Own Way

Overcoming the unique challenges of leading a company means recognizing your personal flaws

Business & Finance | Business

3 Steps to Creating a Profitable Business Idea

Competition is mounting, so don't waste time and money solving non-existent problems.

Business & Finance | Business

Science Reveals the Best Age to Start a Thriving Business (It's Much Older Than You Might Think)

A 60-year-old founder is three times more likely to launch a successful startup than a 30-year-old, and nearly twice as likely to launch one in the top 0.1 percent of all companies.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Pocket

Branson offers a straightforward program for those who aren't sure what they want to be when they grow up.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Pitch Decks That Advertising and Media Startups Used to Raise Millions

These startups are using tech to capitalize on changing consumer media habits and marketers' need to reach online audiences.

Business & Finance | Business

8 Tips to Improve Your Writing as an Entrepreneur | Inc.

Business leaders have great ideas, but don't always share them clearly in writing. It's time to change that.

Business & Finance | Business

9 Things Every Founder Should Include in Their Pitch to Investors

If you're seeking an investor for your startup, make sure your pitch deck is focused, quantified, and centered around your unique "secret sauce."

Business & Finance | Business

How to Pitch Your Ideas in 10 Minutes or Less

Use these three strategies to quickly grab your audience's attention.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Why Most Startups Fail, and How to Avoid a Similar Fate

Almost every entrepreneur and new business owner I mentor is certain that his/her idea has a very high probability of success, and all find it hard to believe that ninety percent of startups ultimately fail.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Attract Angel Investors in 2021 | Inc.

As an active angel investor, here's what I recommend you do to raise funds this year.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

4 steps to writing a strong elevator pitch for your business, plus exact scripts to follow

Entrepreneur Jen Glantz says a pitch should be short and to the point, focusing on what you do, who you do it for, and what makes you unique.

Business & Finance | Business

The First 3 People You Should Hire When Starting a Business | Inc.

Starting a new business? These are the most important hires you'll make this year.

Business & Finance | Women Entrepreneurs

How I earned over $1 million in passive income in one year

Copywriting expert Laura Belgray says developing a large email list following was key to her success in selling digital copywriting courses.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Turn Your Idea into a Business

Have an idea for a business, but don't know where to start? These resources are available to help bring your vision to life.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $100,000 mark. Even then, Bain Capital Venture’s Matt Harris f

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How to Find an Angel Investor

Angel investors play a vital role in funding the big companies of tomorrow. Here's what you need to know about this investing group.

Business & Finance | Business

3 Ways to Make Money and Build Your Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

Starting a business requires capital and time. These strategies can help you use your limited time and resources to build your bread and start your business while hanging on to the security of your 9 to 5.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Why Entrepreneurs Need Writing Skills (and How to Improve Yours)

All business owners should also be good, diverse writers to better engage their audience and set themselves apart from the pack.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Grow Your Business By Finding New Customers

If you want to attract new customers, you can't just market to them. You need to start a conversation with them.

Business & Finance | Small business

How entrepreneurs can raise money for a new business—and the advantages if you're over 50

Believe it or not, small-business owners who are 50+ have two big advantages. Here's what to know about crowdfunding, grants, bank financing and tapping your...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

5 Things to Consider When Building a Business

Starting a business this year? Here are a few things to consider before taking that leap of faith.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Superpower

Recognize that your job is to facilitate value for the customer and on their terms.

Business & Finance | Business

US seed-stage investing flourished during pandemic | TechCrunch

If you didn’t think much about seed in 2020, you’re not alone. Late, huge rounds consumed most of the media’s oxygen, leaving smaller startups to compete for scraps of attention.

Business & Finance | Business

Starting a Small Business? Welcome to Financial Management 101.

As a new business owner, you have a lot of hats to wear, including that of Chief Financial Officer.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Invest In Startups – Forbes Advisor

Startup investing is potentially lucrative, but it’s important to understand that it comes with big risks. Here’s what you need to know to begin investing in startups.

Business & Finance | Business

8 Keys to Building Business Momentum With Limited Resources | Inc.

Sustained business growth is necessary to thrive and survive today, and it won't happen by default.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Create a Brand From Scratch

A brand is an established identity for a business or organization, used to distinguish that company from other competitors. But more than that, your brand is the vehicle that carries your company’s reputation, and often the core of your marketing and adve

Business & Finance | Business

How to Effectively Manage A Business Call and What to Avoid

Avoid these things to make sure your business call achieves its goals.

Business & Finance | Business

What Angel Investors Want To Know Before Investing In Your Startup

An angel investor can be a great source of capital for an early-stage company. Here’s what they will be looking at before they agree to fund your startup.

Business & Finance | Women Entrepreneurs

How This Startup Makes Homeownership Affordable for Renters

Adena Hefets, co-founder and CEO of Divvy Homes, says venture investors are slow to grasp the advantages of homeownership for low- and middle-income Americans.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Create Multiple Revenue Streams in a Tech Startup

Multiple revenue streams coming from a single website or a group of websites is ideal for maximizing profits in the online business.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Best Businesses You Can Start With Little or No Money

Entrepreneurs with limited capital should focus on service-based business models.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Corporate employees working from home are creating a surge in startups

People are creating new businesses at an unprecedented rate. Working from home during the pandemic has accelerated a millennial trend

Business & Finance | Business

Why some VCs prefer to work with first-time founders – TechCrunch

Repeat founders who have a proven track record, good references, and in the best cases, an exit to point to will have an easy time making inroads with venture capitalists. Earlier this week, for example, the former founders of Udemy and altMBA raised more

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

What I wish I’d known about venture capital when I was a founder | TechCrunch

If you only start learning about VCs when you’re already down the fundraising path, you’ll already be too late. 

Business & Finance | Business

How startups can shake up their first idea and still crush the market – TechCrunch

When Quibi announced it was shutting its doors recently after raising $1.75 billion, it begged an obvious question: If the original idea didn’t work, why not adjust its model or do something completely different while it still had capital? It wouldn

Business & Finance | Business

The SEC Just Made Crowdfunding Way More Interesting for Small Startups

Thanks to an update in the rules by the SEC, small companies can raise up to $5 million in the same way hardware startups can raise millions on Kickstarter, but instead of delivering a product, these Regulation Crowdfunding companies deliver profits or eq

Business & Finance | Business

Starting a business with no money. How to do it?

How to start a business when you don't have capital. Know the financing options you can get.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

4 Israeli Universities Named Among 50 Top Producers Of Entrepreneurs

Tel Aviv, Technion, Hebrew U and BGU among universities churning out a high number of entrepreneurs behind VC-backed firms, in new report by PitchBook.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

The 6 Top Crowdfunding Platforms of 2020

Get the funds you need for a project. We researched and reviewed the best crowdfunding platforms based on ease of use, success, and more.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How Covid Has Impacted Startups’ Ability To Raise VC Money And Thrive: 9 Global Experts Weigh In

From the U.S. to Europe to Latin America, prospects for startups getting funded is better than you'd expect, post Covid-19.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

No, Your Idea Doesn't Need to Be Original to Be Successful | Inc.

In their new book, Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman argue advocating smart ideas is just as powerful as having original ideas

Business & Finance | Business

9 Strategies For a Successful and Fulfilling Home Business | Inc.

Too many of you business owners think success only means being the next Amazon, or you stress yourself out trying to be everything to every customer.

Business & Finance | Business

The increase in the number of people starting their own businesses in the US has surged to a 13-year high

Americans are starting their own companies at rate not seen in over a decade, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Promising Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

Covid-19 is expected to drive fast growth in niche industries that aim to make pandemic life easier.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

These College Dropouts Have Built A Fast-Growing Business Creating Viral Ads That Look Like Memes

Low-brow jokesters Reid Hailey and Derek Lucas are thriving in an ad apocalypse by making some of the internet’s most widely shared memes for big brands like Bud Light, Netflix and Activision.

Business & Finance | Business

I cofounded two startups with my best friend. Here are 5 ways we made it work

It’s a rule many agree on: Doing business with friends is a bad idea. These two entrepreneurs met in college a decade ago and are proving the old adage wrong.

Business & Finance | Business

The Three Words that Matter Most When Raising Capital for Your Startup

When starting the process of raising funds for your startup, make sure to start on the right foot.

Business & Finance | Business

How to pick the right Series A investors – TechCrunch

Early-stage startup founders who are embarking on a Series A fundraising round should consider this: their relationship with the members of their board might last longer than the average American marriage. In other words, who invests in a startup matters

Science & Technology | Tech

Rapid Prototyping to Speed Up Developing Your Startup App Idea

Prototyping can de-risk product development by providing entrepreneurs with key insights to build an app that customers need and will buy.

Business & Finance | Business

We asked over 150 VCs if they are doing remote deals. Here’s what they said. | VentureBeat

40% of firms confirmed they have already done a fully remote deal as a result of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Like Mark Cuban and Reed Hastings Believe in Lying to Yourself | Inc.

They embrace the entrepreneur's contradiction: Balancing an unjustifiable confidence in the future with a cold, hard view of the present.

Business & Finance | Business

Venture Capital Is Not The Funding Reality Of Most Startups—Here’s What Is

In reality, less than 1% of startups get investment capital. Don't worry, you have many other funding options.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Successfully Establish a Board of Advisors and Directors | Inc.

Many startup founders I know avoid establishing a formal advisory board or board of directors for as long as possible, with the excuse that this is just another burden, or it has more risk than value to the founder.

Business & Finance | Business

The new startup playbook: It's about avoiding ridiculous 'unicorn' habits | VentureBeat

Suddenly, aspiring to be a ‘unicorn’ doesn’t just seem like fantasy. It feels utterly ridiculous.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

The Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Their First (Virtual) VC Pitch Meeting

A pitch meeting with a VC is a huge opportunity. It is the first step on your journey to secure funding for your company and build your dream. To give yourself the best opportunity of securing a second meeting, it is essential that you dedicate time thoro

Business & Finance | Startups

Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are | TechCrunch

About three years and more than 100,000 participants later, Y Combinator is relaunching its free online bootcamp Startup School as a continuous year-round program. “Over the last 15 years, startups have exploded and it’s no longer just students working on

Business & Finance | Business

Forget the Moat and Make Your Startup a Tropical Island

Building a business should be like creating a destination, not erecting a fortress.

Business & Finance | Business

As An Investor, Here Is My Best Advice For Startup CEOs

What is your advice for startup CEOs?Answer by Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Business & Finance | Business

Meet The Harvard Grads Whose Startup Just Raised $30 Million To Help Employers Verify Sensitive Data

Truework announced it had completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Activant Capital, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures. Individual investors include Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees William Hockey of

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup's Pivot Aims to Help Other Struggling Businesses Amid the Pandemic | Inc.

The pandemic wiped out most of the SnapBar's photo booth business. In response, the founders immediately launched a gift box service that also helps other local companies.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Choose Between Incubators and Accelerators

The line between the two is blurry--pick the right one for your business.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How universities can help save the startup model | VentureBeat

Entrepreneurship doesn't have to go on hold during the current pandemic. Universities can offer funding, safety, and flexibility to young innovators.

Business & Finance | Business

Why now may be the perfect time to start your business, according to the bestselling author of The Lean Startup

The best time to be an entrepreneur is "when everyone is running for the exits," according to The Lean Startup's bestselling author, Eric Ries.

Business & Finance | Business

Pandemic forces fundraising founders to accept ‘discounts across the board’ | TechCrunch

Startup founders who are fundraising in this climate should expect venture investors to take a huge chunk out of their valuation expectations. “What we’re seeing across the board is discounts,” says Mike Janke, co-founder of early-stage cybersecurity inve

Business & Finance | Business

COVID-19 And Startups: The Ugly, Bad And Good—And How To Help

Startups around the world are feeling the COVID-19 pain, although there are some hopeful signs. And there are actions government might take to help.

Business & Finance | Business

Tech Startups Offer Stock, Not Salary, During Virus Crisis

A growing number of startups are offering stock-for-salary trades to preserve cash as the tech industry reels and economic uncertainty mounts during the coronavirus crisis. Bloomberg's Shelly Banjo reports on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

Business & Finance | Business

How Many Slides is A Pitch Deck?

How many slides should be in your pitch deck? Knowing how many slides are best is a typical question the entrepreneur asks. Here's the answer.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Advice for New Entrepreneurs Entering the Covid-19 Era | Inc.

It's an especially strange and scary time to be an entreprenuer. But some advice remains true whatever the economic and business climate.

Business & Finance | Business

This venture firm is offering fast funding in a time of uncertainty | TechCrunch

The early-stage venture firm NFX is launching a seed-funding initiative today that invites founders to apply for seed funding of $1 million to $2 million in exchange for 15% of their company. Why is this interesting? It’s not because of the size stake tha

Business & Finance | Business

The Biggest Changes to the Small Business Loan Program This Week | Inc.

The Small Business Administration released a 31-page document outlining the latest changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Business & Finance | Business

How Your Small Business Can Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

How can small businesses survive the turbulent times coming ahead in 2020? Here are a few tips.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

A Survival Guide for Early-stage Start-ups

Successfully navigate an early-stage start-up through its first couple years in business and your odds of survival are much greater. But how, exactly, can you do this?

Business & Finance | Startups

The Rise of Alternative Venture Capital

A new age of startup investing has arisen amid the demands of entrepreneurs, and it is altering the traditional venture capital model as we know it.

Business & Finance | Business

What's Plan B? The Lifeboat Strategy for Your Startup | Inc.

Ask yourself these four questions to lead your business through a time of uncertainty.

Business & Finance | Business

‘Shark Tank’: Why these toothpaste company founders turned down a 6-figure deal with Mark Cuban

"It is shocking when someone says 'no' to me," "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban said after Bite Toothpaste Bits turned down his offer of a $325,000 investment. "When was the last time that even happened?"

Business & Finance | Business

How To Make Your Early-Stage Startup Valuable To Acquirers

Most startups end up getting acquired. Entrepreneurs that build a successful startup deserve the option to sell their venture and get compensated for standing out when the majority failed. Here’s how to make your early-stage startup valuable to acquirer

Business & Finance | Business

5 things every new business owner needs to know before starting

When starting a business, it is critical to have five things to help get a headstart on success: a formal plan, the right partners, and a handle on spending, customers and marketing.

Business & Finance | Business

Why You (and Your Employees) Need to Refocus Your Vision Statement

Defining your 'why' is what separates your business from the masses, the mission you live beyond the drive for profit. It also inspires loyal employees, and gives them a chance to invest in something greater than themselves.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How to raise money – it’s a journey not an event | VentureBeat

Every year I teach classrooms full of students who leave class understanding the basics of how to search for product/market fit — and thinking their next goal is to “get funded.”

Business & Finance | Business

How To Cure Founder's Syndrome | Inc.

When business owners micromanage, it can be a productivity calamity for all involved. But is there a cure?

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

The Average Age Of A Successful Startup Founder Is 45

Many factors may explain why middle-aged startup founders are on average more successful, but work experience seems to play a critical role.

Business & Finance | Business

You need a minimum viable company, not a minimum viable product | TechCrunch

Before attempting to scale your minimum viable product, focus on cultivating your minimum viable company.

Business & Finance | Business

Essential advice for securing your small startup | TechCrunch

Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked. And if the richest person in the world is vulnerable, chances are good that your startup could get hacked, too. The good news is that, as a tiny company, you’re not a big target. But as soon as you hire your first employee, i

Business & Finance | Business

How To Prepare Your Early-Stage Company For A Capital Raise

Your company is your baby, but its birth is just the beginning. Growing a company takes years, and having the right partners is crucial.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Too Old To Become An Entrepreneur? Surprise Yourself With This New Research

if you believe youth itself is the elixir of successful entrepreneurship, you are wrong. The average age of a successful startup founder Is 45 says Harvard Business Review.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Strange Startup Ideas That Succeeded in a Big Way (One Raised $35M on Kickstarter)

Strange startup ideas can sometimes be the most successful of all. If you need inspiration

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How to Select a Co-Founder for Your Business Who Can Triple Your Odds of Success | Inc.com

I often find people who believe that the terms "entrepreneur" and "inventor" are interchangeable. Yet I find a big difference between "starting a new business" and "creating a new product."

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple's App Store appeals process would make 'Kafka blush,' entrepreneur tells Congress

The entrepreneurs focused on Apple's App Store, which is the only way for most people to install software on an iPhone.

Business & Finance | Business

Entrepreneur 101: What To Know About MVPs

Businesses turn to MVPs—minimum viable products—to test early-stage ideas and gain valuable feedback from users.

Business & Finance | Business

Think Like A Lean Startup, Even If You’re Not A Startup

Before you write another line of code, understand what customers are telling you.

Business & Finance | Business

I got 82 rejections to fund my business, here’s what I learned

“Constant rejection can be detrimental, but in my case, it kept me going.” NextChapter founder Janine Sickmeyer discusses how she moved on from hearing “no” over and over.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Essential Fund Raising Tips for Start-ups

Apart from the mandatory processes and documentation, there are a few things a start-up founder or first-generation entrepreneur needs to be prepared for, before closing the deal

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

What To Do If Your Startup Idea Already Exists

If your startup idea already exists, don’t drop it, focus on what makes you unique. To be unique, you don’t necessarily need to build a superior product. You can be different by addressing an underserved market, restructuring your revenue model, and/or pr

Business & Finance | Business

Raising Your First Dollars? The Anatomy Of Startup Pitches That Work

Here are the four things you can do to give yourself the best chance of securing funding for your company.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

4 Principles Young Entrepreneurs Often Learn Too Late

Investment leads to commitment. Investment also shatters any subconscious blocks you have, because investment often involves some form of risk and is thus courageous. 

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Stages of Funding a Startup

A startup may require to raise various rounds of funding to establish and expand its business. In this article, we introduce you to different stages of funding.

Business & Finance | Business

Decide which type of investor to target for raising capital | TechCrunch

Venture capital is just one of many options to finance your business, typically the most expensive. The broader question is: what type of capital should you raise, and from whom?  

Business & Finance | Business

7 Smart Business Ideas You'll Wish You'd Thought of First--and the Companies That Did

These startups came up with unique business models--and they turned out to be wildly lucrative.

Entertainment | Podcasts

If You Don't Listen to These 5 Podcasts, You Might as Well Just Go Back to That Boring Day Job | Inc.

If you're committed to learning and growing, you simply must have these podcasts in your regular playlist.

Business & Finance | Business

How I built a multimillion-dollar business with no full-time employees

Luisa Zhou is an entrepreneur who runs a six-figure business — without any full-time staff. She has four strategies for running a business solo.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

6 Ways To Grow Your Local Business With Digital Marketing

If you have a local business, it’s important to engage in digital marketing to attract more local clients. Many local businesses make the mistake of believing they should only use online advertisements and other forms of online marketing if they have a bu

Business & Finance | Business

Four Ways To Cut Tech Startup Costs

The more you can stretch your money as a startup, the more chance you have at creating a successful company.

Business & Finance | Business

Seven Lessons For Early-Stage Startup CTOs

While CTOs at early-stage startups are seen as the technology visionaries, the reality is, their roles and decisions truly revolve around making the business successful. The key is understanding that technology is a tool and not the destination.

Business & Finance | Business

The Agonizing Truth About Startup Funding Entrepreneurs Need to Face

Entrepreneurs need to stop depending on money to start a business. All it takes is action.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Ways to Ensure Your Startup Makes Something People Actually Want (and Will Pay For)

Many entrepreneurs fail simply because they didn't properly vet their idea. Here's how to make sure that won't happen to your startup.

Business & Finance | Business

What Are The Basic Funding Requirements For A Startup?

Do you have any funding requirements to support growing your startup? This question was originally answered on Quora by Maaria Bajwa.

Business & Finance | Business

How early-stage startups can use data effectively | TechCrunch

TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

Business & Finance | Business

Starting a Restaurant or Food Business? Take This Advice - Eater

How to fund your business, knowing when to launch, what to prioritize, and how to compensate yourself, and other advice for chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs