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5 Online Courses Every Entrepreneur Should Take (and How to Get the Most Out of Them) | Inc.com

A commitment to lifelong learning should be at the top of every entrepreneur's mind. Here are 5 online courses business leaders can benefit from.

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How I Built a Company With a $130M Valuation – Hacker Noon

As countless other stories go, the beginning of StartEngine was a simple one. Today, StartEngine is 33 employees. We have helped 160 companies raise capital from our pool of 150,000 investors. We…

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2 Venture Capitalists Reveal Their Brilliant Advice for Raising Startup Capital

Two venture capitalists offer founders great advice: if you want to raise capital for your startup,  have empathy for capital providers and change your capital strategy at each growth stage.

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3 Things U.S. Startups Do Better Than European Startups

It's no real surprise U.S. companies dominate the list of top startups.

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Silicon Valley's 'Secret' Ingredient To Startup Success

Starting your own startup is easy, it's the execution that's hard.

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5 Years and 75 Rejections Later, Trading App Robinhood Is Now Worth $5.6 Billion

Recently, the company added bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies to its platform.

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10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.

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What No One Tells You About Launching A Startup

I cringe every time I hear someone say that they want to start a company to advance their career. While it’s true that doing a startup is a great way to leapfrog your career, that’s a terrible reason to do it.

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This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.

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Sorry, millennials. The average age of a successful entrepreneur is a lot older than you think. - The Washington Post

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg? Those whiz-kid entrepreneurs are anomalies. Most successful business founders are in their 40s — and have much more experience on the job.

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What is a Stealth Startup and Should Your Small Business Be One? - Small Business Trends

If you are an entrepreneur about to launch a new product or business, you have the option of launchi

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These are the top 4 reasons why start-ups fail - Business Insider

Start-ups with dysfunctional teams, inadequate market research, and a lack of ambition are likely to fold.

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These 16 companies just became the first unicorns of 2018 by landing valuations of $1 billion or more

These are the very first companies to receive billion-dollar valuations or more in the first few months of 2018, according to PitchBook.

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Bedrock Capital raises $122M to fund startups that reject conventional wisdom | TechCrunch

Most investors don’t like to admit that they’re chasing the latest buzzwords or fads or hot companies, but a new firm called Bedrock Capital says it’s on a mission to do the exact opposite — founders Geoff Lewis and Eric Stromberg told me they’r

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This Is the Real Reason Startups Succeed--and No, It's Not Money

Idealab founder Bill Gross says successful startups have this factor in common.

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Is Your Startup Worth the Risk? 5 Questions You Need to Answer

Use these simple steps to assess the strength of a startup.

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Startups could raise a lot less if their expenses weren't so lavish — Quartz at Work

Employees spend far more on business meals and travel when they work at small firms.

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Startups: The plague of rationalization

Failure doesn’t usually happen “to” startups. It happens when founders rationalize problems until it’s too late. Attack problems early and the startup..

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I've Heard 20,000 Elevator Pitches. Here's What They've Taught Me About Getting Funded | Inc.com

Elevator pitches have evolved a lot in the past three decades of startups.

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A Guide To Understanding VCs

My goal is to provide early-stage entrepreneurs with accessible & “no bullshit” insights to understand what VCs do, how they think, what they want...

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Y Combinator quietly launched Series A, a program that helps startups pitch the right VC, at the right time | VentureBea

Y Combinator (YC) recently launched a program to help its startups improve their series A fundraising, VentureBeat has learned. YC partner Aaron Harris, who is overseeing the program, confusingly named Series A, confirmed that it debuted in November.

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Trademarks

Remember to renew and "police" your trademark registration, because if you don't use it, you lose it.

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The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.

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Want to Invest in a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know.

Invest in founders first, and ideas second.

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Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire | Inc.com

Ben Chestnut and his team at MailChimp built an amazing business and became Inc. 's Company of the Year. It only took them 17 years.

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America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.

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Inside Medium's meltdown: Evan Williams' startup - Business Insider

A big misstep by the startup's billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his credibility.