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Which of the world's billionaires went through the largest number of ventures?

Which of the world's billionaires went through the largest number of ventures? | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
There are around 1500 billionaires in the world today, according to Forbes The World's Billionaires List.
Which of these billionaires has the highest number of different ventures?
Examples are Richard Branson and Sheldon Adelson.
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Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses

Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it

His VC firm has backed Airbnb, Box, Facebook, Jawbone, Pinterest, Skype, and Twitter, among others. Now it has another hit--VR firm Oculus Rift, which...


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Forbes to Dr. Dre -- Not So Fast ... You're No Billionaire

Forbes to Dr. Dre -- Not So Fast ... You're No Billionaire | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Dr. Dre better stop counting his chickens before they hatch -- calling himself the "first billionaire in hip hop" -- a rep for Forbes tells TMZ, once the… (Earlier: Forbes to Dr. Dre -- Not so fast ...
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How to Onboard Users with Email, SMS, & Push - Autosend

How to Onboard Users with Email, SMS, & Push - Autosend | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Onboarding your users the right way is important. Here are 15 ways you can onboard mobile and web with email, text messaging, and push messages.
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As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make ... - Forbes

As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make ... - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
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The Highs And Lows Of The Startup Game: Entrepreneur Matthew Bellows Tells ... - Forbes

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There are a lot of journeymen (and women) in the startup and tech game. Matthew Bellows would probably qualify as one of them.
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Made in Ghana: Luxury shoes put sparkle in your step

Made in Ghana: Luxury shoes put sparkle in your step | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Disheartened by his friends' comments that high-end shoes cannot be made in Ghana,Fred Deegbe has embarked on a mission to take on the world's leading brands. (The Luxury shoes proudly made in #Ghana.

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Why Bootstrapping Startups Is a Better Choice

Why Bootstrapping Startups Is a Better Choice | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it

"In the age of startups and micro-enterprises, the first thing you hear about, when it comes to creating a new company, service or digital product is a whole new glossary of words starting ranging from venture capital to angel investors."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 20, 2014 8:54 PM

I changed the title here because the longer you can bootstrap your startup the less you give up and the more you get for your hard work.

Brenda Collins's curator insight, May 8, 2014 3:37 PM

If you can boot strap your venture then do so before talking to investors. Gather around you people who have no vested interest in your company except your success and will speak honestly to you. 

OneView Tunis's curator insight, June 15, 2014 4:12 AM

Profitabilité vs. service rendu. Tout se décide dès le début

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Why Startups Should Prioritize Customer Service - Forbes

Why Startups Should Prioritize Customer Service - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Why Startups Should Prioritize Customer Service Forbes In July, Paul Graham of Y Combinator published an excellent essay titled “Do Things That Don't Scale.” In it he highlights several unscalable activities that are critical for early stage...
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From Runaway Bride to Workout Mogul

From Runaway Bride to Workout Mogul | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
How an American Gladiator audition on the morning of her wedding led Ally Davidson to launch a fitness empire.
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From Hunter-Gathering to Modern Farming: Taking Social Entrepreneurship to Scale

From Hunter-Gathering to Modern Farming: Taking Social Entrepreneurship to Scale | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Published in Partnership with Forbes

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Social entrepreneurship, while getting high marks for innovation, isn't getting the impact that it could have.
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Social entrepreneurship

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The 6 Marketing Metrics Your CEO Actually Cares About [Cheat Sheet]

The 6 Marketing Metrics Your CEO Actually Cares About [Cheat Sheet] | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Read through the important metrics any marketer should be able to present to their CEO.
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4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Venture Capital

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Venture Capital | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it

Venture capital plays a pivotal role in the startup economy, providing vital funds to high-potential early-stage companies. Not surprisingly, it’s also a constant topic of conversation within the startup community — who’s receiving it, how much they’re getting, and how long it took them to capture the interest of VCs.

During my 19 years of experience as an entrepreneur, I have founded 3 venture-backed companies, and I know firsthand that navigating venture funding can be incredibly confusing. As the founder of Fundable, I talk to startups daily about their approach to investors. I’ve put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and topics of discussion amongst our community of founders. If you’re thinking about raising capital, here are a few things to keep in mind before you dive headfirst into the venture funding pool.

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Before thinking about Venture Capital, try to understand what it can do for you. This article explains a few important points.

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The Ultimate Pitch Deck to Raise Money for Startups - Forbes

The Ultimate Pitch Deck to Raise Money for Startups - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
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Great startups don't fund themselves.
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Community Banks As Incubators? Good For Start-ups And Communities - Forbes

Community Banks As Incubators? Good For Start-ups And Communities - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
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It's about six programmers trying to launch a startup out of their living room and the comedy that ensues as they strive to obtain funding and launch successfully.
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Three Key Hiring Lessons For Growing Startups - Forbes

Three Key Hiring Lessons For Growing Startups
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Recently, my startup Speek closed our Series A funding round. It was a lot of hard work, and I am incredibly proud of our team for making it through with our sanity (mostly) intact.
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Entrepreneurial Advice From Diddy

Entrepreneurial Advice From Diddy | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
The richest man in hip-hop sits down with @Forbes senior editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg to discuss his entrepreneurial vision—and what he’d do if he had to start all over again today.
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Would you rather a "Lifestyle" or "Performance" business?

Would you rather a "Lifestyle" or "Performance" business? | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
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Some brilliant insight by Daniel Priestley on your business type.

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UK Treasury Pays Investors To Back Startups - Forbes

UK Treasury Pays Investors To Back Startups - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Forbes UK Treasury Pays Investors To Back Startups Forbes The Chancellor's latest Budget, however, proved to be the exception rather than the rule – many financiers have only just realised that it provided for the permanent extension of one of the...
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The 10 most instrumental lessons in shaping my life and success - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour

The 10 most instrumental lessons in shaping my life and success - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
I’m not usually into listicles. If done in the wrong way, you end up with a generic list of a few points which not only doesn’t provide any value to the reader, but even pushes them away. However – I
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Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So - Forbes

Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So - Forbes | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So
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In the startup world, incubators have become a common part of the landscape, helping entrepreneurs get new ideas off the ground.
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Here's The Startup That's Trying To Be Airbnb For Retail

Here's The Startup That's Trying To Be Airbnb For Retail | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Welcome to Storefront.
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Electronic Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid DJs

Electronic Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid DJs | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
The top spot on this year's Electronic Cash Kings list goes to Calvin Harris, who pulled in $46 million. Like second-ranked Tiësto, he played well over 100 shows and picked up nightly fees in excess of $200,000.
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Is Entrepreneurship Really Contagious? - Forbes...

Is Entrepreneurship Really Contagious? - Forbes... | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Is Entrepreneurship Really Contagious? Forbes I was raised by immigrant parents who highly valued hard work and independence. My father always told me, “Don't be a doctor or lawyer; work for ... (Is Entrepreneurship Really Contagious?
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5 Reasons Why Undergrad Entrepreneurship Courses Aren't Producing Entrepreneurs - Forbes - Innovation America

5 Reasons Why Undergrad Entrepreneurship Courses Aren't Producing Entrepreneurs - Forbes - Innovation America | Mind Your Own Business | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: courses in entrepreneurship at the undergraduate university level aren’t turning out entrepreneurs.
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