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PayPal salutes the spirit of entrepreneurship

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The world of entrepreneurship is a tough one to crack. You know that to be a successful entrepreneur you must dream big, take risks and be prepared to fail. Countless budding entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality with the help of enablers such as PayPal providing a gateway to receive payments internationally. PayPal has been working to enable hundreds of thousands of local Indian businesses of all sizes to expand their businesses across borders, reach a global network of 192 million active customer accounts in 200 markets, and receive payments faster via PayPal for the goods and services they export. […]

Modern Fertility wants to revolutionize fertility testing with $149 at-home tests

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A game-changer.Image: modern fertility Fertility testing is an area of medicine that isn’t really covered by insuranceand hasn’t yet seen much innovation from the tech world. Modern Fertility is trying to change that. The startup wants to be the first to revamp the experience of fertility testing and revolutionize how women think about their own fertility in the years before they’re ready to have children. The key is Modern Fertility’s $149 at-home testing kit. Like the lab tests ordered at doctor’s offices, the kit measures up to 10 key fertility hormones. Customers do a finger prick and send four drops […]

Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking it’s time you did too

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Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking — it's time you did too.Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Any young company claiming to be the next Apple or Amazon has its work cut out for it. But even those mega-giants of the tech world began in someones garage andwith the help of clever marketinggrew to what they are today. That, boys and girls, is growth hacking. SEE ALSO: Learn how to start your own business with these online courses Growth hacking is all about […]

Frank simplifies the FAFSA so you can get every last dollar of financial aid

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Frank will make sure you get every dollar possible for college.Image: Shutterstock / Visual3Dfocus Applying to college is hard enough without the even trickier minefield of financial aid. The basic government form, the dreaded FAFSA, asks for information high-school students might not know about their families’ financial lives. Even parents filling financial aid forms out on their children’s behalf can get discouraged and abandon the process partway through. That’s where a new startup called Frank comes in. The company will get you a basic financial aid estimate through its website within minutes and then negotiate your financial aid offer to […]

LeBron James invested $1 million in a pizza startupand now he’s even richer

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Image: W. SMITH/EPA/REX/Shutterstock It’s good to be the king. NBA superstar LeBron James has already proven himself a savvy businessman. One of his most recent investments is just the pepperoni on his pizza. James’s $1 million investment in restaurant startup Blaze Pizza is now worth $25 million, thanks to a recent round of funding, according to ESPN. That number is set to rise by as much as $15 million thanks to some endorsement payments that are contingent on sales, ESPN added. James has plenty of other high profile investments under his belt, including Beats by Dre, as well as his […]

Betterment finally lets customers invest with social responsibility

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Invest responsibly through Betterment.Image: Shutterstock / Billion Photos Socially responsible investing is popular, and Betterment is finally getting in on the action. The roboadvisor is adding a socially responsible investment portfolio for Betterment customers, providing users with a way to easily direct money to companies that have broader goals than just turning profit. Betterment users rely on the company’s roboadvisor technology to manage their savings automatically. The roboadvisor acts like a traditional financial advisor and chooses which stocks and bonds to invest in for the best financial performance based on a variety of factors dictated by users. Like in most […]

5 strategies for bouncing back from a failed startup

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Image: Shutterstock / alekseiveprev For more than two decades, the numbers surrounding the survival rate of small businesses have remained unfortunately consistent. Only 20 percent of all new businesses make it past their first year. After five years, 50 percent of new businesses no longer exist and only one-third are able to enjoy their 10-year anniversary. As entrepreneurs tackle the legal formalities of assorting with a failed startup, including dissolving it with the state, they are also faced with the stigmas that surround what it feels like to have a business that failed. Getting back out there and trying all […]

Trump crushed a program startups and VCs were really looking forward to

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is an outspoken advocate for immigration reform in the United States.Image: facebook/mark zuckerberg On July 17, 2017, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists were planning to celebrate. While the Barack Obama administration was unable to get much immigration reform through Congress, the Department of Homeland Security had approved a program right before the 44th President left the office. The International Entrepreneur Rule, referred to many in Silicon Valley as the “startup visa,” would have provided a way for foreign entrepreneurs to come to the United States and build their businesses. It seemed on some level like a no […]

Can Chance the Rapper save Soundcloud from dying?

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Image: juannomore/flickr Good news for amateur rappers and podcasters everywhere: Soundcloud may have just gotten a new lease on lifeand it seems Chance the Rapper may be to thank. The Chicago rapper tweeted Friday afternoon that the popular but broke audio streaming startup is “here to stay” after a “very fruitful call” with CEO and co-founder, Alex Ljung. The reassurance comes after reports earlier this week claimed the company may only have weeks to live. Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay. Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2017 Ljung also reiterated […]

5 ways adopting the mindset of a UX designer can help grow your business

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Business advice can come from all types of sources. But one unconventional way to grow as an entrepreneur: think like a UX designer. As an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, professor, Amazon best-selling author of Reframe, UX expert with more than 18 years of experience under her belt, and founder and CEO of Motivate Design, Mona Patel understands how to develop high-level concepts to create the ultimate customer experience for business and brands alike. SEE ALSO: 5 ways to overcome the entrepreneurial dilemma with Randi Zuckerberg Patel explains when you adopt the mind of a UX designer, you put yourself in a […]