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    1. Successful entrepreneurs who risked everything to start a business

      Successful entrepreneurs who risked everything to start a business

      Business growth stories Successful entrepreneurs who risked everything to start a business Remortgaging their homes, quitting university,and spending their life savings: Read on to see what entrepreneurs have risked to start-up by Shane Donnelly Updated: Oct 31, 2016 Published: Oct 31, 2016 It should be of no surprise to any of us that a standard definition of what constitutes an entrepreneur reads: “A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit”. Indeed, risk- taking is seen by many as a fundamental characteristic of an entrepreneur, but it’s not just ...

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    2. SafetyCulture founder Luke Anear says startups should focus on products, not pitch decks when seeking funds

      SafetyCulture founder Luke Anear says startups should focus on products, not pitch decks when seeking funds

      twitter BI Australia’s Tech 100 is a comprehensive list of the coolest people in Australian tech. It highlights achievements in the sector over the past 12 months. Proudly sponsored by Braintree , which has been powering payments and helping thousands of next gen businesses like Uber, Airbnb, and Github grow from their first dollar. Luke Anear, founder and CEO of Safety Culture.

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    3. Ten Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

      Ten Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

      By Tomas Laurinavicius • 10/12/16 9:31am Coming up with an idea for a business it’s not the hardest part, execution is. Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work wonders even if you work in a large company or are a freelancer with a steady client base. You might already have a set of strong digital skills but polishing them and adding a few more can take you to the next level.

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    4. Ask SMT: Is video now a "must-have" component in your social media marketing campaigns?

      Ask SMT: Is video now a "must-have" component in your social media marketing campaigns?

      Here at Social Media Today we are committed to bringing our readers fresh ideas from the greatest minds in Social Media. The Ask SMT series brings our influencers together to explores questions that are on the minds of our readers.

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    5. 12 dumb mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make — and how to avoid them

      12 dumb mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make — and how to avoid them

      No matter how much you prepare, there’s just no way to know what you don’t know when you launch a business. The smartest, savviest, most successful entrepreneurs make mistakes that, with the benefit of hindsight, are pretty foolish. That's because, even with the most diligent and thorough preparation, there are bound to be challenges that a startup founder isn't expecting in the moment. That's pretty much what an entrepreneur signs up for.

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    6. 10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality

      10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality

      10 Bootstrapping Tips to Turn Your Idea Into Reality Image credit: Shutterstock.com Watch Now October 5, 2016 The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book Finance Your Business . Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes The majority of startups are founded without capital injection from venture capitalists or angel investors.

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      Mentions: business
    7. 10 things in tech you need to know today (AMZN, Twtr, Ntdoy)

      10 things in tech you need to know today (AMZN, Twtr, Ntdoy)

      Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to start your week.

      1. Nintendo's shares are going parabolic. The company just brought out Pokémon Go, an augmented reality smartphone app, and it is proving wildly popular.

      2. The supply of new bitcoins was cut in half on Saturday. A major scheduled change means that "miners" — people who create new bitcoins — will only get half as many rewards for their efforts.

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    8. Using Podcasts in Healthcare Communications

      Using Podcasts in Healthcare Communications

      Last week, my colleague, Liz, and I had the pleasure of visiting the Hampton Roads American Marketing Association for a presentation titled, “How Marketers Can Win with Podcasts.” The speaker, Douglas Burdett, is the principal of Artillery, a B2B marketing agency in Norfolk and host of The Marketing Book podcast. His weekly podcast, which became the #2 business podcast on iTunes two months after launching, interviews best-selling authors about their books and marketing concepts.

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      Mentions: Twitter
    9. Techstar's eRated Raises $1.7 Million to Create Universal Seller Profiling for Online Marketplaces

      TEL AVIV, Israel, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Online seller profiling company eRated™, today announced that it has closed a $1.7 million seed round led by Spinach Angels. Also participating in the round are Techstars and leading UK angel investors. With the funding, eRated...

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    10. Dear Tech Startups: What Makes You Different?

      Dear Tech Startups: What Makes You Different?

      How is your tech startup different? Do you hear the Jaws theme music when someone asks you that dreaded question? If so, you are not alone. Because, in your mind, isn't it obvious? To you, maybe, but you've got to think like the consumer, like the journalist, like the VC or Angel investor and become well versed in explaining how you are different. As co-founder of the UPitch app, I don't mind ...

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    11. Marketing Technology Takes off Due to Funding

      Marketing Technology Takes off Due to Funding

      which brought in an impressive $125 million in funding in July. The eight-year-old company is hardly a startup, but continues to tap into the growing demand for marketing tech solutions, such as real-time consumer engagement scoring and customer segmentation.

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      Mentions: Apple Digital Sony
    12. 6 Alternative Ways To Fund Your Business Without An Investor

      6 Alternative Ways To Fund Your Business Without An Investor

      Raising money is often the toughest part of starting a business, and it’s also the most important. The majority of small businesses that fail within the first few months have one simple thing in common — they run out of money. The software world is famous for high-profile funding rounds and enormous valuations. But the reality is that most small businesses don't secure equity-based funding, and ...

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      Mentions: Kickstarter
    13. 5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

      5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

      By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor Startup life conjures images of warm, innovative workspaces, community game areas, catered gourmet lunches, laid-back dress codes and generally positive working atmospheres. Perhaps it's this glamorization of the entrepreneurial lifestyle that draws so many millennials to the prospect of launching their own business. The desire to ditch the traditional career ...

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    14. Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.

      You’ve got an idea that you’re excited about. You’ve talked about it with your friends and family members. You might have even quit your job to start exploring the possibilities of entrepreneurship. You’re on the verge of getting your company off the ground, but to do it, you need capital, and you can’t front all the money yourself. Your natural inclination is to go out and start seeking funding as quickly as possible so you can build some momentum for your business.

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    15. 8 Digital Marketing Strategies You Should Add To Your Playbook

      8 Digital Marketing Strategies You Should Add To Your Playbook

      What is one newer digital marketing strategy that has been effective for your brand this year? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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