• ENTREPRENEURS
    Trump Delays International Entrepreneur Rule

    If you’re a foreign entrepreneur looking for a way into America, your path just got a lot harder. International Entrepreneur Rule Has Been Delayed That’s because the Trump Administration has stalled an Obama-era rule that would have made it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to live here while building their start ups.  The International Entrepreneur Rule was scheduled […]

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    The Secret Message In The Apple Keynote For Entrepreneurs

    My column today is a collaboration with my cofounder, Dave Elkington, the CEO of InsideSales.com. Did you see the headlines like I did? “Apple’s first revenue drop since 2001.” It was October of last year and as I read I couldn’t help but think, “How did it happen?” The news outlets said the drop was mainly […]

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    Entrepreneurship Is Hard: What Socially Conscious Founders Must Do To Meet Startup Challenges

    This past spring, progressive venture fund, New Media Ventures, hired a behavioral design consultant to interview early-stage founders about their experiences growing socially conscious companies. The primary finding? Despite what the rose gold-hued feeds of #girlboss Instagrammers would have us believe, getting a socially conscious company from idea to scale is a largely unglamorous undertaking, […]

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    The Entrepreneurs Who Are Calling Time On Late Payments

    Late payments are a major threat to business/photo credit: Shutterstock Late payment is the scourge of the startup world, and one of the prime reasons why so many fail to survive beyond five years. Research carried out by the U.K.’s Federation of Small Businesses found the average delay in payments to small businesses and the […]

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    10 Reasons Small Companies Fail

    No small company wants to go out of business, yet many do. And the younger the company, the greater the likelihood that it will. According to the SBA Office of Advocacy (PDF), about two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least two years, but only 50 percent make it to the five-year mark and just one-third celebrate […]

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    This Successful Entrepreneur Explains Why Revenue Is Not the Most Important Thing (and What Is)

    Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. In science and technology there is a wide and persistent gap when it comes to who is innovating. According to recent data assembled by […]

  • Meet the entrepreneurs driving the boom of booze-free drinking

    Ben Branson founded Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit. Photograph: Tom Oldham “Aglass of wine in the evening is such a marker, [going] from the rush of the day to the slowing down for the evening,” says Helen McGinn. As a drinks writer, the ritual is both work and pleasure. And so, when she signed […]

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    Diamond Bank offers Nigerian entrepreneurs $8k grants

    Nigeria’s Diamond Bank has again partnered the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University for the seventh season of Diamond BET, which offers entrepreneurial training to 50 entrepreneurs and a NGN3 million (US$8,000) grant to the top five startups. First launched in 2010, Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) is a capacity building and business […]

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    How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Getting Lost In Their Own Creation

    Photo by Meireles Neto on Unsplash Don’t chase shadows. We live in a society that idolizes entrepreneurs. However, very few people understand that entrepreneurship is a handshake between joy and suffering, risk, and reward. Most simply want to be “half-entrepreneurs,” ditching the formalities of corporate America for the freedom of independence. The trouble is, these […]