Entrepreneurship

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  1. The Top 10 Best TED Talks for Business Leaders

    Influential talks for 21st century managers chosen from TED, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas worth sharing.
  2. Unlimited Liability

    A type of business where owners share joint and several responsibility for the entire amount of debt and other liabilities ...
  3. Turnkey Business

    A situation in which a firm's high-level management plans and executes all business strategies to ensure that individuals ...
  4. Triple Bottom Line

    A phrase coined in 1994 by John Elkington and later used in his 1997 book "Cannibals With Forks: The Triple Bottom Line Of ...
  5. Term Sheet

    A non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. A term sheet ...
  6. Strategic Management

    The management of an organization’s resources in order to achieve its goals and objectives.
  7. Startup

    A company that is in the first stage of its operations. These companies are often initially bank rolled by their entrepreneurial ...
  8. Social Audit

    A formal review of a company's endeavors in social responsibility. A social audit looks at factors such as a company's record ...
  9. Series A Financing

    The first round of financing undergone for a new business venture after seed capital. Generally, this is the first time that ...
  10. Seed Capital

    The initial capital used to start a business. Seed capital often comes from the company founders' personal assets or from ...
  11. Restructuring

    A significant modification made to the debt, operations or structure of a company. This type of corporate action is usually ...
  12. Porter Diamond

    A model that attempts to explain the competitive advantage some nations or groups have due to certain factors available to ...
  13. Peter Principle

    An observation that in an organizational hierarchy, every employee will rise or get promoted to his or her level of incompetence. ...
  14. Nationalization

    Refers to the process of a government taking control of a company or industry, which can occur for a variety of reasons. ...
  15. Invisible Hand

    A term coined by economist Adam Smith in his 1776 book "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". ...
  16. Crowdfunding

    The use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture. Crowdfunding makes ...
  17. Business Model

    The plan implemented by a company to generate revenue and make a profit from operations. The model includes the components ...
  18. Business Plan

    A written document that describes in detail how a new business is going to achieve its goals. A business plan will lay out ...
  19. Branch Manager

    An executive who is in charge of the branch office of a bank or financial institution. A branch manager is responsible for ...
  20. Intrapreneurship

    Acting like an entrepreneur within a larger organization. The term is derived from a combination of "intra" or internal, ...
  21. Exit Strategy

    1. The method by which a venture capitalist or business owner intends to get out of an investment that he or she has made ...
  22. Chief Executive Officer - CEO

    A CEO is the highest ranking executive in a company whose main responsibilities include high-level strategy, major corporate ...
  23. Liquidation Preference

    A term used in venture capital contracts to specify which investors get paid first and how much they get paid in the event ...
  24. Agency Theory

    A supposition that explains the relationship between principals and agents in business. Agency theory is concerned with resolving ...
  25. Capital Investment

    Funds invested in a firm or enterprise for the purposes of furthering its business objectives. Capital investment may also ...
  26. How to Make Money with YouTube (GOOG)

    YouTube is the third most visited site in the world, and numerous people are making money thanks to the site's popularity. ...
  27. Crowdfunding: What Advisors and Clients Must Know

    Now even the most elementary investor can take a stake in a startup via a crowdfuding platform. Does that mean they should?
  28. Want Funding? You Need a Business Plan

    Whether you're seeking funding, or considering investing in a startup, a business plan is crucial.
  29. Wells Fargo to Launch Robo-Advisor in 2017

    Wells Fargo is preparing to enter the robo-advisor field with the launch of its service in early 2017.
  30. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar (EBAY,FB,LNKD,TSLA,YELP)

    Peter Thiel: Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, destroyer of Gawker Media, supporter of Hulk Hogan... and ...
  31. Robo-Advisors That Aim to Serve Women

    Women's general lack of confidence in investing makes the female market a ripe one for tailored advisory services. Here's ...
  32. Startups: Tech Giants' Next M&A Targets? (AAPL, GOOGL)

    Watch for large-cap tech sector companies to announce acquisitions of startups, as valuations for unicorns and other overvalued ...
  33. Why the Need for Human Advisors Will Never Die

    As the financial world becomes evermore digitized at a lightning pace, many wonder how relevant human advisors are. This ...
  34. 10 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With seven seasons, 7.5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  35. 3 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make You More Productive

    If you are looking to become more productive it's important to find out what works best for you. Here are three ideas to ...
  36. Why Betterment Delayed Trading Post-Brexit Vote

    A look at Betterment and its controversial decision to temporarily halt trading the morning after the historic Brexit vote. ...
  37. Paladin Digital Marketing: Helping Advisors

    It can be hard for advisors to keep up with ever-evolving technology trends. Paladin Digital Marketing is one firm that aims ...
  38. Facebook's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look (FB)

    Analyze Facebook's economic moat to determine its width and sustainability, and discover how scale and network effect add ...
  39. LinkedIn/Microsoft Deal: What Advisors Should Know

    Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn could benefit advisors in many ways, but it could also introduce some new compliance ...
  40. How Advisors Need to Evolve to Stay Relevant

    The financial advisory world is rapidly changing. Here's why and how advisors need to evolve to stay relevant and thrive.
  41. Qualified Worker Shortage Besets Small Businesses

    On the heels of June's robust jobs report comes another study that finds that small business owners are having a problem ...
  42. Jamie Zimmerman's Q1 Stock Moves: AGN,GILD

    Jamie Zimmerman of Litespeed Managmenet shifts her perspective on healthcare giants AGN and GILD in Q1.
  43. Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  44. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  45. Is Captive Insurance a Legitimate Tax Shelter?

    Captive insurance companies are legitimate tax structures, but pose risks as tax shelters. Still, they can have financial ...
  46. What to Know about Alternative Finance Platforms

    From crowdfunding to P2P lending, this rundown tells you what you should know about some of the more popular types of online ...
  47. Elizabeth Holmes Handed Two-Year Ban

    Elizabeth Holmes has been banned from owning or running medical labs for two years.
  48. How Serial Entrepreneurs Are Reshaping Wealth Creation

    Investing wisely is one way to build wealth, but serial entrepreneurs are rethinking the way they build their portfolios. ...
  49. LinkedIn: How Advisors Can Use It to Grow

    Here are some best practices on how financial advisors can leverage LinkedIn to connect with more potential clients.
  50. Soft Skills

    The character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person's relationships with other people. In the workplace, ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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