The 5 Most Important Elements of a Great Series A Pitch Deck

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The pitch deck is a unique beast: Once it’s created, it’s never static. As you grow, your deck will evolve alongside you. Since it’s ever-changing, it can be hard to perfect. The hard truth is that no single deck will work throughout the different stages of your … Read more

Protect Your Intellectual Property With This Safety Tool

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tech startups often put a lot of time and resources into developing new and novel technology — and typically hope they can benefit from being the only one to offer that technology. Many of my clients are unaware of the importance of patenting their ideas for various … Read more

Kevin Harrington’s 3-Step Plan for Pitching and Winning Real Estate Deals

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Despite a real estate market that is currently reeling from price declines and record-high interest, one fact remains clear: Americans are obsessed with houses. We need only scan the plethora of RE-focused media to observe that as a society, our homes are both our havens and one … Read more

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Successful Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Starting and growing a business can be daunting, especially if you have no industry experience. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the essential steps you need to take to build a successful business. From identifying your target market to creating a solid marketing strategy, we’ve got … Read more

This College Prep Company Has a 100% Harvard Acceptance Rate

“In order to get into an Ivy League school, it’s about having a singular hook,” Christopher Rim, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of education and admission consultancy Command Educationtell Entrepreneur. “It’s not necessarily about having a perfect GPA and test scores because that’s already the foundation. So what makes you different? What makes you stand … Read more

How to Start an Express Employment Professionals Franchise

William H. Stoller and Robert A. Funk founded Express Employment International in 1983 and began franchising as Express Employment Professionals two years later. With 800+ locations throughout the North America and South Africa, the business services brand has become the No. 1 flexible staffing franchise for people, communities and businesses. expressfranchising.com Express offers new franchise … Read more

5 Lessons Learned From Rock Bottom

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A decade ago, I ran a business that spiraled out of control. The company’s investors were people close to me, and they got badly burned. Even though many people contributed to the company’s demise, as the company’s leader, I was found responsible (something I accepted). It was … Read more

4 Current Challenges and Triumphs of Hispanic Business Owners

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. My love for small business started before I could count in a cookie factory in La Paz, Bolivia, where my grandparents led hundreds of employees to build the largest commercial bakery in the country. As I grew, my understanding of how those cookies supported a community grew … Read more

This 17-Year-Old Founder Is Helping Farmers Using AI

Nathan Elias, now the 17-year-old founder of the cutting-edge app InvasiveAI, was in fifth grade when he first recognized an algorithm’s potential to solve real-world problems. His own problem at the time? Math homework. Courtesy of InvasiveAI Determined to avoid used 50 tediously long multiplication problems, Elias Python to create a program that could do … Read more

7 Leadership Communication Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Company

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Leadership communication can make or break your company. Poorly delivered messages can lead to confusion, disorganization and a decline in the bottom line. On the other hand, effective leadership communication can create a sense of certainty and unity among staff, resulting in a more productive and profitable … Read more