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4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore
Startups

4 Pieces of Bad Startup Advice That You Should Ignore

Investors will not be impressed if you attempt to pursue these unfounded bits of guidance.
Rob Strandberg
Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.
Growth Strategies

Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
Peter Lehrman
Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?
Jobs Act

Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?

If the government loosened up restrictions, more money could be freely distributed to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Kendall Almerico
The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup
Finance

The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup

Every funding decision is a complex tradeoff between near-term and longer-term costs and paybacks, as well as overall ownership and control.
Martin Zwilling
Was Yahoo's Tumblr Acquisition a Flop?
Acqusitions

Was Yahoo's Tumblr Acquisition a Flop?

The $1.1 billion acquisition has failed to deliver a desperately needed revenue boost, but that doesn't mean CEO Marissa Mayer should halt all acquisitions.
Miguel Helft
Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors

If you don't come clean, you might not come away with investors' money, the celebrity branding expert says.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO
Financing

Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO

New fundraising round reportedly values the popular social-media management tool at $1 billion.
Jason Fell
AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube Network
Online Video

AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube Network

The move likely values Fullscreen, which counts the fastest-growing subscriber base of any YouTube network, at $250 million.
Geoff Weiss
Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.
Starting a Business

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?
Martin Zwilling
Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech
Investors

Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech

Unless your product is truly disruptive or you have bags of cash, don't bother bringing it to market. Instead, solve a real-world problem.
Martin Zwilling
7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan
Business Plans

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan

If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders.
Adam Toren
Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors
Competition

Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors

When you're making your pitch, you should showcase your expert knowledge of the market and your rivals from a position of strength.
Martin Zwilling
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
Starting a Business

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
Zach Cutler
Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language
Investors

Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language

It's your responsibility to translate your message into values and priorities that the intended receiver can readily relate to.
Martin Zwilling