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How This Entrepreneur Made $100,000 With Facebook in Six Months
In early June of last year, I launched a Facebook group, The Art of High-Ticket Selling, after my team convinced me to do so. Frankly, I didn't have high expectations. We were already turning $15,000 of paid advertising into $200,000 in revenue every month. Why waste time and money on a Facebook group? I invested around an hour a week managing...
How I’ve Built Successful Startups At Big Companies
In January, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing company Lyft in order to develop self-driving cars. Last month, UPS led a $28 million funding round in Deliv, a startup that turns anyone with a car into a delivery person. In both cases, established companies are joining forces with their disruptors after realizing that technology is changing their worlds. But...
How to Name Your Business: 10 Things You Need to Know
Picking a killer name for your business is harder than it might seem. One of the things to think about when choosing a company name is how it will look in the subject line of an email, according to cloud-based analytics company DataHero. Then there's how it will sound when it's said aloud. A number of leading companies in recent history have chosen names with between five and 10 letters and at least one hard consonant: Google,...
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Startup
Begin with problems—not solutions. The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “How do you come up with a new startup idea?” is written by David Slayden, executive director of BDW. A startup’s journey from initial...
The Art of Startup Fundraising
When you go out to raise capital there are many things that you need to know in order to have your company at a stage in which it is thriving in order to be attractive to investors. Reading my book The Art of Startup Fundraising (shameless plug) will help. However, there will be many questions before the fundraising and...
How One Entrepreneur Launched a Thriving Business While Working Full-time
"I’m tapping into everything I’ve learned over a 20-year career… and I’m able to reward myself financially in a way I’ve never been able to do,” says entrepreneur David Lewis. Learn how he did it — and how you can, too. David Lewis Age: 45 Hometown: Murrieta, Calif. BUSINESS: Board Member Connect, a for-profit executive search firm that finds board members for nonprofit...
3 tests to help you decide whether your million-dollar business idea is worth pursuing
Entrepreneurship is how many "first-generation rich" millionaires got their wealth, according to Jamie Masters, author of "The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup." Masters, who wrote her book under the name Jamie Tardy, studied and interviewed over 100 millionaires to get insights on how to change her own life. She was 24 years...
5 part guide to starting a business
Ready to start a company of your own? Check out this handy five-step guide. Leaving a desk job behind—and with it the demands of a boss and the constrictions of the corporate world—is a dream for many Americans. No wonder. Running your own business offers you a chance to call the shots, set your own schedule, and see your vision...
Starting a Consulting Firm?
In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen Figure Sandlin explain how you can start a profitable consulting business, no matter whether your consulting business will focus on HR placement, computer troubleshooting, or anything else you can dream up. In this edited excerpt, the authors discuss just what skills companies are looking for...
4 Ways to Know It's Time to Make the Leap and Start Your Own Business
Fifty-one percent of Americans are interested in being self-employed, however most don’t start their own business, largely out of fear of what would happen if they don’t succeed. I was part of the 51 percent and feared remaining part of that statistic forever, never taking the leap to go out on my own. For a decade, I worked as a...

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