Investors

Elon Musk

Why Elon Musk Should Take a Vacation

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has gotten into spats with Wall Street and Warren Buffett over the past week.
Starting a Business

Investors Gave Me Money to Help People Win at Video Games. Here's What I Did.

How startups in emerging industries should approach the big pitch.
Shark Tank

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down 'Shark Tank' Deals

Check out these businesses that became wildly successful -- despite turning down their 'Shark Tank' offers.
The Digest

Why This Entrepreneur Who Took Over a 70-Year-Old Ice Cream Brand Advocates for Slow Growth

Michael Palmer jumped into owning a business after a wildfire destroyed his home in California.
IPO

3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Spotify, Which Won Over Taylor Swift and Just Made its Billion-Dollar IPO

Shares of the streaming service opened at about $165, valuing the company at close to $30 billion.
Pitching Investors

5 Reasons Investors Are Ignoring Your Business -- And How You Can Get Their Attention

It might be your business plan, or your space in the market. Or, it could be you.
News and Trends

Jay-Z Invests in a Bail Reform Startup

Plus, Amazon may buy some Toys 'R' Us locations and a smart sprinkler raises $10 million.
Shark Tank

Why Walking Away From Offers on 'Shark Tank' Was a Great Decision for These 3 Entrepreneurs

They came, they pitched, they conquered. But these entrepreneurs had too much pride and smarts to take the shark bait.
Tech Startups

My Customers Showed Me the Door. Here's How I Won Them Back.

Five tips for translating tectonic market shifts into startup opportunity by delivering what customers want.
Closing a Business

Startup Failure Is When Your Leadership Will Be Tested Most

It's important to lead like a boss particularly when you've made the command decision to close it down.
Funding

This Online Tool Will Tell You Whether You're Ready for Funding

Even if you aren't seeking private capital, you can take an online survey to determine whether your company is well positioned for growth.
Finance

You've Raised Early-Stage Funding! Now What?

Four ways to set yourself up for success with your new high-maintenance stakeholders
Funding

Why I Turned Down $1 Million From Investors

When cash comes with strings attached, sometimes it's not worth it.
Investing

This Investor Looks for Products He Can't Live Without

Jessica Abo sits down with the president of Summit Equity Investments to learn what you can do to prepare for your next pitch.
Midwest

Where Investors Are Missing Startup Opportunities in America

It's time to stop ignoring the entrepreneurs in "flyover country."