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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 […]

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    Denmark’s Millennial Entrepreneurs: From Concept To Carlsberg

    Denmark – August, 2017 – Danish Millenial entrepreneur Carl Kronika. The teenager started his own tech company, Copus, in 2014 as a solo operation.Today the company is doing work for Carlsberg Group, one of Denmark’s largest companies. (Photo credit: Kim Kronika) Like many entrepreneurs, Carl Kronika became one three years ago because he couldn’t find […]

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    Boston Leads The Top 21 Cities For Social Entrepreneurs

    Buildings stand in the city skyline of Boston, Mass., the top-ranked city for social entrepreneurs based on factors including funding and quality of life. Boston is the best city in the nation to be a social entrepreneur, according to a new ranking of the top 21 ecosystems, because social entrepreneurs in Beantown find it relatively […]

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    ‘India has lowest entrepreneurial exit rate among factor-driven economies’

    AHMEDABAD, AUGUST 23:   India has the lowest entrepreneurial exit rate among factor-driven and BRICS countries surveyed by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a global consortium researching on entrepreneurship. The GEM India Report says that only 2.3 per cent of adults reported discontinuation of their business in 2015-16, among factor-driven and BRICS countries. According to the […]

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    Stanford, De Beers launch $3m African entrepreneurs initiative

    Stanford will expand two of its programmes to Southern Africa in 2018: the Seed Transformation Program of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed, and the Stanford Go-to-Marketprogramme for accelerating business ventures to market. Stanford Seed is a one-year programme of intensive sessions on topics such as leadership, strategy, business ethics, accounting, marketing, […]