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Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.
Investors

Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.

It behooves every entrepreneur to optimize their investment strategies early, based on time and dollar costs, as well as odds of success.
Martin Zwilling
8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them
Pitching investors

8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them

The better you understand what makes an effective elevator pitch, the more likely you will attract investors and customers.
Martin Zwilling
Yahoo Fails to Soothe Investors' Fears About the Company's Future
Earnings Reports

Yahoo Fails to Soothe Investors' Fears About the Company's Future

The company boosted revenue slightly, but lost money due to traffic costs. And it failed to provide any outlook for its massive Alibaba spinoff.
Mathew Ingram
Analysts Are as Upbeat as Ever on Apple. Investors? Well, Not So Much.
Apple

Analysts Are as Upbeat as Ever on Apple. Investors? Well, Not So Much.

More than $65 billion was knocked off the company's market value in initial reaction to the company's quarterly results on Tuesday.
Meet the New Shark Tank Sharks: Ashton Kutcher, Chris Sacca
Shark Tank

Meet the New Shark Tank Sharks: Ashton Kutcher, Chris Sacca

Silicon Valley angel investors become TV sharks.
Erin Griffith
Investors Are Poised to Disrupt the Tech-Averse Insurance Industry
insurance tech

Investors Are Poised to Disrupt the Tech-Averse Insurance Industry

Fax machines remain a mainstay of the almost unfathomably large insurance market. The tech opportunities are immense.
Tx Zhuo
U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program
SEC

U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions, it says.
Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email
Introductions

Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email

This style of message makes it simple for your connection to introduce you to that potential client or investor.
Alex Iskold
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
Adam Callinan
10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From
Shark Tank

10 Kevin O'Leary Quotes Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful" has some harsh, but wise, words for aspiring business owners.
Jonathan Long
8 Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See
Business Name

8 Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See

Names can imply strength, value, connection or friendliness, or they can set opposite tones.
Martin Zwilling
For Carl Icahn, It's Splitsville With Netflix
Netflix

For Carl Icahn, It's Splitsville With Netflix

A day after the entertainment company announced a 7-for-1 stock split, the activist investor said he sold his remaining Netflix shares.
A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?
Board of Directors

A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?

Many business people -- from founders to established executives to onlookers -- misunderstand the role of boards and corporate governance, particularly for young companies.
Lucy Marcus
4 Insider Tips From VCs
Venture Capital

4 Insider Tips From VCs

A look at what venture capitalists are really thinking.
Nina Zipkin