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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
7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors
Investors

7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors

Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan. Your two-page document should include these fields.
Martin Zwilling
When Seeking Funding, Beware of 'Happy Ears'
Investors

When Seeking Funding, Beware of 'Happy Ears'

Startup founders should be sure they're hearing what investors are actually saying.
Alex Iskold
5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'

For a television show that's all about entertaining, the program has a lot to offer entrepreneurs.
Andrew Medal
Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes
Meetings

Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes

Advance homework and preparation is key to every good first impression.
Martin Zwilling
Want to Be Truly Valued? Create Opportunities by Connecting People.
Networking

Want to Be Truly Valued? Create Opportunities by Connecting People.

Opportunity makers earn unbreakable trust by adding value, are adept at spotting patterns and constantly explore industries outside their own.
Falon Fatemi
Carl Icahn Invests $100 Million in Ride-Sharing Service Lyft
Lyft

Carl Icahn Invests $100 Million in Ride-Sharing Service Lyft

Icahn joins a long list of backers for the three-year old startup.
Reduce These 9 Startup Risks for a Better Shot at Investor Funding
Investors

Reduce These 9 Startup Risks for a Better Shot at Investor Funding

Entrepreneurs can build leverage during negotiations by addressing these common causes of funders' anxieties.
Peter Gasca
Late to the Party, Global Banks Try to Muscle Into India's Startup Boom
India

Late to the Party, Global Banks Try to Muscle Into India's Startup Boom

The banks missed out on the initial flurry of deal-making to their better-connected but much smaller domestic rivals.