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July 28, 2016. Source: Forbes

6 Strategies for startups to bust out of the pack and create lasting success

By: David K Williams Outsourcing makes a lot of sense, especially for startups, and it empowers an entrepreneur to focus the bulk of their energy on their core product offering.  So many businesses fail because they focus their time and energy on infrastructure. If you’re an entrepreneur in need of more work getting done by more […]

July 26, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

From broke to millionaire: 4 lessons a serial entrepreneur can teach us

“If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, don’t chase the money,” says Tomas Gorny, a serial entrepreneur who promotes the idea that the creation of great things is more important than the accumulation of wealth. Gorny came to that realization the hard way, after growing up in poverty in Poland, immigrating to the United States in […]

July 26, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

9 Answers you need about yourself before starting your own business

When considering starting your own company, there are a lot of financial, legal and business questions you need to ask yourself. “How am I going to raise money? Who are my competitors? Are there patents on similar products?” I’m not going to focus on those types of questions here. I’m going to focus on the […]

July 20, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

Goldman Sachs leads $10M investment in Brazilian trucking startup CargoX

By: Anthony Ha CargoX, a Brazilian startup that has been described as “Uber for trucks,” is announcing that it raised $10 million in Series B funding. The analogy is kind of irresistible, since Uber co-founder Oscar Salazary is one of CargoX’s investors — he’s certainly seen his share of “Uber for X” pitches, but he […]

July 20, 2016. Source: Business Insider

This $800 million startup just launched an app to make buying a home easier

By: Nathan McAlone Compass cofounder Ori Allon thinks easy access to data is going to break open the real-estate market, and his $800 million startup took another step in that direction Wednesday by releasing a mobile app that gives real-time national data to potential home buyers and renters. Compass was founded in 2013, and while […]

July 20, 2016. Source: Forbes

Social startup Sprinklr is now valued at $1.8 billion after $105 million raise

By: Alex Konrad Sprinklr CEO Ragy Thomas has a lot more money to pour into his business. (Credit: David Yellen for Forbes) Managing the social media of the world’s biggest brands is a valuable business. Sprinklr announced on Wednesday that it has raised an additional $105 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek and global investor […]

July 19, 2016. Source: Harvard Business Review

Research: the gender gap in startup success disappears when women fund women

Research: The Gender Gap in Startup Success Disappears When Women Fund Women By: Sahil Raina In venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women. That’s really low. Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce. They are majority owners of 36% of small businesses. Of course, VC-financed tech startups are different from […]

July 19, 2016. Source: Fortune

Would-be entrepreneurs see fewer opportunities

Would-be Entrepreneurs See Fewer Opportunities By: Jeremy Quittner A new report from Babson College shows entrepreneurial activity is declining on economic concerns. With so much global economic uncertainty, and fears that the U.S. economic expansion can’t last forever, business owners are starting to feel the pinch. That’s according to Babson’s latest annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, released on Tuesday. The […]

July 19, 2016. Source: PR Newswire

The average U.S. startup launches with $17,500 in funding; women report eneding half as much as men

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Options for funding entrepreneurial ventures are increasing in the U.S., particularly with the growth of crowdfunding and the prevalence of informal investors, but entrepreneurs still depend on bootstrapping and support from family and friends to finance startups—this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2015 U.S. Report (pdf) issued by Babson College and Baruch College. […]

July 19, 2016. Source: CNBC

US entrepreneurship declines in 2015, reversing 4 years of upward growth

US entrepreneurship declines in 2015, reversing 4 years of upward growth By: Kate Rogers As optimism on Main Street remains stagnant, a new report finds U.S. entrepreneurial activity fell in 2015, reversing four years of upward growth. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 U.S. Report released by Babson College on Tuesday, total entrepreneurial activity […]

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