The Insider: Money

How Entrepreneurship is Like a Lesson in Human Nature

Erin Blaskie, founder of outsourced business services company, BSETC, discusses why having a mentor, making sacrifices and learning to inspire others are essential for success.

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Being Rich Is About More Than Money

Being an entrepreneur can be a scary financial roller-coaster. But for young entrepreneurs to really thrive, its crucial to overcome financial fears and ditch bad financial habits.

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How to Make the Perfect Pitch

When Scott Gerber made his first pitch to investors, he struck out big. Here are six real-world lessons he learned from that failed 30-minute investment pitch.

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UserVoice: The Startup Years

CEO Richard White, reflects on the challenges of running a startup, learning through the growing pains, and finally feeling like his company, UserVoice, has built a strong foundation.

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How to Build a Sustainable Business Model

Urban Escapes founder, Maia Josachvili, knew the company would need a new business model if it was going to scale. She discovered that the answer was as simple as doing the math.

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Beyond Youthful Enthusiasm to Running a Profitable Business

How Matt Wilson, co-founder of Under30CEO.com, leveraged his network, found mentors to give him constructive criticism and developed an sustainable business model.

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8 Tips for Preparing to Meet with a Bank Loan Officer

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Protected: Are You Lucky? 3 Ways to Make Your Own Luck

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Recruit For Your Startup Without Breaking the Bank

High employee turnover is something most startups simply cannot afford, and typically costs up to 50 percent of an employee's annual salary. Finding the right individual from the start is crucial to your business' success. Don't let limited resources become an excuse …

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How I Used My Blog to Raise $75,000

Jun Loayza is a 25 year-old entrepreneur from Southern California. RewardMe, his business, is the easiest way for restaurants and cafes to create a loyalty program. Users earn points by dining at restaurants or cafes and can later redeem points …

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The Key to Maximizing Resources: Be Clear About Your Revenue Model

Bert Gervais, CEO of Success Mentor Education, learned the hard way that knowing your customer is key to starting a business on the right track.

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Sell More by Talking Less

You can talk to anyone, you have a great pitch, making the sale should be easy, right? Wrong. Contrary to popular belief, the key to closing sales is not pitching, it's listening.

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Bootstrapping Your Startup? Make Money Before You Spend It

The goal of every bootstrapped startup is to get to a point where the business can generate enough cash to sustain itself. Until then, the focus should be about survival. Here are four reasons why you should make money before you spend it...

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Get a Custom Twitter Background Without the Custom Price Tag

Using one of Twitter's generic backgrounds gives the impression that your tweets are generic too. Only a unique background can instantly impress the right followers and potential followers about the uniqueness of your tweets, and attract them to your brand.

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Know Thy Worth: The Secret to Getting What You Want

Women still earn 20 percent less than men. My immediate reaction is to blame men, society and government for putting us women in this situation. But the self-help junkie in me knows better.

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Protected: How to Finance Your Dream

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