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Surprise, Your Next Customer is Closer Than You Think

You know the scene: A sleek-looking storefront, a velvet rope, stone-faced security guards—and a line 100-people deep trying to see if they can score a pair of rare sneakers or a limited-edition T-shirt. The so-called “drop” has become a quintessential part of the modern retail experience. It’s a way for brands to build hype, influence […]

Will Equity Crowdfunding Live Up to Its Hype?

The JOBS Act, with its crowdfunding provision, was supposed to be kick off a revolution. Now anyone could invest in high-risk startup equity. It was supposed to disrupt the entire business of venture capital. Equity for all! And then it took four years to implement. Equity crowdfunding for everyone finally became legal last May. And […]

ICOs, Crowdfunding And Our Convenient, Complicated Futures: An Interview With Slava Rubin

“Every opportunity deserves the right to fail.” Slava Rubin knows what he’s talking about. Co-founder of Indiegogo, Rubin was rejected by 93 venture firms before successfully creating the first major crowdfunding platform. (I’m proud to share I was an original angel investor in Slava’s vision.) Today, the platform generates funding, ideas and insights for everyone from […]

The Tony Robbins Podcast: How Crowdsourcing Can Ignite Your Business

If you are familiar with Tony’s events, then you definitely know about Business Mastery. This 5-day immersive seminar is a deep dive into the business growth strategies, systems and resources that you need to take your business to the next level. It’s not just a business growth conference. It’s a platform for explosive growth. You learn […]

30 Under 30 2019 Social Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Business Smarts To Save The World

For some, joining the family business means having to put on a suit and join their dad in a stodgy office. For fourth-generation beekeeper Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, 25, it meant pitching her parents on her startup Bee Downtown: a corporate responsibility program aiming to save the dwindling honeybee population by installing bee hives on rooftops across Atlanta. Three […]

John Henry on His New Viceland Series ‘Hustle’ & His Mission to Build Generational Wealth

John Henry is a hustler. The entrepreneur has been in hustle mode since he founded and sold his first company in 2014, and launched Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused investment firm, where he currently serves as a partner. Now, the 26-year-old is taking his entrepreneurial prowess to Viceland with his new show, appropriately named Hustle. The eight-episode docu-series, […]

The Firm That's Challenging the Unbearable Whiteness of Venture Capital

Before becoming a student at Harvard Business School, Henri Pierre-Jacques had worked at ICV Partners, one of the few black-owned private equity firms in the country. In 2018, as recruiters descended on campus, Pierre-Jacques came to a sudden realization: He didn’t want to work for a non-minority-owned private equity fund. That left him with very few choices. So […]

Ex-Raiders CEO Amy Trask Reflects On Gender Bias In Unusual Places

This excerpt from You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League by Amy Trask with Mike Freeman is printed with the permission of Triumph Books.  For more information and to order a copy, please visit www.triumphbooks.com/AmyTrask. Some very prominent men—some of whom are in the Hall of Fame, some of whom were […]

‘Shark Tank’ Judges, Top Decision-Makers Share How to Win Over Investors

Look the part, be disruptive and keep things simple, say Barbara Corcoran, Bethenny Frankel, Grant Cardone and others. You have a great idea. Now you need the money to make it happen. In this day and age when it seems like everybody is an entrepreneur, how do you convince investors your idea is worth their financial backing? We asked “Shark Tank” […]

3 Pieces of Advice Millionaire Barbara Corcoran Would Give Her Younger Self

Happy birthday Barbara Corcoran! The Shark Tank investor and entrepreneur just turned 70. After several successful decades in business in which she’s amassed a net worth in the millions, there’s one question Corcoran gets over and over: What advice would you give your younger self? Here’s how she answered on a recent episode of her podcast Business Unusual. […]

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