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Definition: Vehicles owned by a company and used for business purposes
Definition: Funds flowing into a company, generally during pre-IPO process, in
the form of an investment rather than a loan. Controlled by an
individual or small group known as venture capitalists, these
investments require a high rate of return and are secured by a
substantial ownership position in the business.
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These are the basics, but to truly succeed, you need to blaze your own path, like Richard Branson and Mark Cuban did.
Experts want to help, but they'll be much more willing to offer you a hand if you follow these tips.
Take a look across the Pond to find a new crop of exciting young go-getters.
Your culture should help you strike a balance with financial concerns. But it shouldn't be dominant.
We're people, we don't know the future, so we are always guessing. But we're not just guessing. We're developing sets of assumptions.
Go off the grid (temporarily) and stop feeling anxious about it.
Reading only books about business can actually limit your success.
Every fall, football is seemingly everywhere, right? See any similarity to the ubiquity of Starbucks cafes?
If you aren't quite shipping high enough volumes to demand use of a third party, you'll need to work at setting up an in-house system.
Jiminy Cricket, that's nasty. Or is it?
You have to see this video of Jason Silva, the host of National Geographic's Brain Games, having an existential conversation with a baby.
Our libraries are paved with gold. You have to know how to use the gold you have.
A new documentary points out the late Apple founder's best and worst qualities. Here's what that means for you.
Fulfilling the demand for information and entertainment can be a challenge for smaller companies with limited manpower and financial resources but working within these limits is not impossible.
Chiropractic doctor Steve Nutty cites his experience as a hockey coach as great training for owning his own business.
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