Category: Startup Insider

Microsoft Ventures New Investment Philosophy

In January 2016, Microsoft's venture capital arm got a new boss in the form of Qualcomm veteran Nagraj Kashyap. In a new blog post, Kashyap lays out the changes coming to Microsoft Ventures — namely, that it'll be focusing a lot more on early-stage startups — and explains the tech titan's overall investment philosophy.  Here's the short version: Microsoft is looking for…

4 Smart Ways to Find Creative Employees for Your Startup

Startup businesses are statistically at a disadvantage — 55 percent of startups are no longer operational by year five. Launching a startup is one thing but sustaining it for the rest of its natural life is an entirely different challenge. Because of funding constraints, startups have to resort to flexible business strategies and the most…

Battling Cyber Threats Begins With Employee Education

Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™  company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Technology is a driving force for organizational goals. The rapid adoption of cloud computing and the widespread availability of mobile devices and apps has moved technology from serving as simply a support mechanism to the critical…

The State of Courage in American Business

Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™  company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » There is little debate that courage is a condition precedent to progress. Americans see courage as a core value and part of our national identity, whether on the battlefield, at the lunch counter or in the boardroom.…

6 Reasons Why Steve Jobs Was Truly One of a Kind

Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™  company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Steve Jobs wasn’t regarded a philanthropist. He ended the Apple’s corporate philanthropy program shortly after he returned to the floundering company in 1997. The late-Apple CEO, who grew up in Silicon Valley, was worth $8.3 billion…

4 Methods for Building a Successful Ecommerce Brand

Thanks to the Internet, entrepreneurs can now do more than ever before. Yes, brick and mortar businesses still have their place in the world of entrepreneurship, but many people are now building incredibly successful e-commerce brands from the comfort of their own homes. Whether it be through a personal website, eBay account, or Etsy profile,…

The 5 Pillars of a Prosperous Lifestyle Business

I used to hate the term “lifestyle business.” In my mind I automatically started seeing all those spammy Facebook ads talking about the “laptop style.” I’ve come to see that lifestyle business is much more than the ads. It’s a business you create around the kind of lifestyle you want to live. It’s about creating the freedom to…