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The Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide:


Which 20 venture capitalists -- the investors who unearth the tiny start-ups that turn into tomorrow's behemoths -- are on the winningest streaks? To identify today's top venture investors, CB Insights, ...


Don't wait to craft a retirement plan:


Building a retirement plan as a small-business owner should involve setting goals, selecting investments and getting relevant insurance coverage. "Ideally, the best time to develop your exit strategy ...


How to Break the Rules of the Internet to Create a Strategic Advantage:


On this episode of Resilience, Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman sits down with Gemma Sole and Amanda Curtis, co-founders of Nineteenth Amendment (a platform for fashion as experience), to ...


7 Ways to Use Data and Analytics for Strategic Change:


As important as it is to add insight boosters, you also need to change any addictions you have to traditional planning processes, fixed budgets, and reliance on ultra-optimistic revenue projections. Your ...


Venture Deals 3rd Edition By Brad Feld Available via Kindle Matchbook:




Relationships Are 100/100, Not 50/50:


When I consider my relationship with my partners, it's 100/100. We refer to our relationship as one of business love. We communicate with brutal honesty delivered kindly. We argue, disagree, and get frustrated ...


Marc Andreessen: "Take the Ego out of Ideas":


Imaginary arguments, he says, allow you to sharpen your thinking against people smarter than you. The venture capitalist explores how to shape an innovative mindset. by Ian Chipman Full Story: ...


MSU to co-sponsor program about maximizing business value:


Beginning April 7, the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University will co-host a webinar and workshop series to help business owners maximize the value of their business. The ...


Generation Z Wants a Job. Are You Ready to Hire Them?:


Studies show that the people just joining the workforce may present a different set of challenges and opportunities than their predecessors. by Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene Full Story: ...


9 Ways To Spot An Opportunity To Start A New Business:


As an advisor to startups and entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that all new businesses must start with a great idea. I have to disagree. I believe the best entrepreneurs start by finding a large opportunity, ...


QuestMT 2017 registration will open tomorrow, Thursday, March 23rd.:


QuestMT, a forum on marketing analytics, will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9th, at the University of Montana. This forum will feature nationally-renowned speakers presenting on cutting-edge ...


Be In The Five: Montana Business Owners Exit Planning And Value Acceleration Program, 4/07-5/18, Online And In Person :


Business owners typically have 80-90% of their wealth tied up in their businesses, and every owner will eventually exit. It's not a matter of if, it's a question of when and how. Unfortunately, ...


Techstars Startup Program updates, news and resources:


SendGrid's Startup Story With Co-Founder Isaac Saldana Hire on Characteristics and Train on Tactics Find a Startup Programs Event Near You! Calling Founders: Techstars Accelerator Programs ...


American workers quitting at fastest pace in 16 years:


Basically, it's become more of a worker's market for many employees. Forget about watching the unemployment rate or the pace of job growth. "I quit" will be the employment phrase to watch in a ...


5 People To Avoid In The Search For An Ideal Investor:


Every entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors. They are naturally ...


Where to Meet Angel Investors and How to Pitch Them When You Do:




The Most Effective Way to Keep Star Employees From Leaving:




5 Ways to Incorporate your Purpose into your Daily Operations:


In our last post, we described the importance of knowing and understanding your company's "Purpose" - WHY you do what you do. The next step is to infuse Purpose into everything your company does and ...


Warning: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Talent Planning:


Google. Apple. Dropbox. Twitter. If anyone has had a hand in helping build phenomenal teams at powerhouse companies in their prime, it's Kim Scott. At one point in her career, she admits she thought she ...


Startup CEOs: 5 Tips on Building a Strong Board:


Advice abounds on the best ways to manage your startup board, but it's becoming clearer and clearer that who you choose to be on your board is just as important as how you leverage them. Selecting ...


How to Increase Your Odds of Getting into TechStars:


TechStars rejects 98% of all applications. Is there a strategy for raising your odds of getting into TechStars? The short answer is yes. Watch this 1 minute 22 second video on how Nevin Shetty, ...


Boomers Are Ditching Retirement for Entrepreneurship. And They're Killing It:


Gallup reports that 80 percent of Boomer startups are built as lifestyle choices meant to supplement retirement income and keep the mind engaged. But some are far more ambitious. By Leigh ...


Study: You need 86 candidates to hire that one right person:


Finding the right employee is not easy and a new study proves why. According to research by recruiting software service Lever, a typical small business employing fewer than 200 people needs to go through ...


Social media has made conference-going face-to-face gatherings more valuable than ever. :


A guide to using technology to make face-to-face gatherings even more valuable By Alexandra Samuel Full Story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-power-of-conferences-in-a-social-media-age-1489372006 *** Governor ...


Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive:


"They get more done by 10 a.m. Thursday morning than the others do in a week, but they don't stop working," says Mankins. "This difference compounds every year; over a decade, they can produce 30 times ...


How to Tell if a Potential Hire Has Emotional Intelligence:


People with emotional intelligence (EQ) have many characteristics that make them great employees. They have the ability to work with different personalities. They're empathetic. They're diffusers and ...


9 Keys To Measuring Your Social Media Campaign ROI:


If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. There are many 'experts' out there telling you how to do it, or ...


'Shark Tank' star Sacca: Companies without women leaders 'must hate money':


"There are two reasons to pursue diversity and inclusion," said Sacca. "One, because you believe one group has benefitted from hundreds of years of discrimination, or two, maybe you don't like that women ...


This Is How You Identify A-Players During An Interview:


If you haven't heard the term "A-players" before, don't feel bad. Here's a quick rundown -- when it comes to people in the context of work, you can generally group them into 3 categories: Mitchell ...


2017 Kauffman Foundation State of Entrepreneurship Address:



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