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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOL KIT: The best apps, services, and documents all first-time founders need to start a business

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOL KIT: THE BEST APPS, SERVICES, AND DOCUMENTS ALL FIRST-TIME FOUNDERS NEED TO START A BUSINESS

Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images Entrepreneurs, business owners, and side-hustlers come from all kinds of backgrounds, but many first-time...

TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12 startups

TLCOM CAPITAL CLOSES $71M AFRICA FUND WITH PLANS TO BACK 12 STARTUPS

VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the next...

 
 
 
15 business books successful entrepreneurs read religiously - and that they'd recommend to every first-time founder in 2020

15 BUSINESS BOOKS SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS READ RELIGIOUSLY - AND THAT THEY'D RECOMMEND TO EVERY FIRST-TIME FOUNDER IN 2020

If you're starting a business in 2020, one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship is to read advice from those...

PRESENTING: The best industries and states for entrepreneurs to start million-dollar businesses in 2020

PRESENTING: THE BEST INDUSTRIES AND STATES FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO START MILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESSES IN 2020

Chris Wattie/Reuters If you're thinking about starting a business in 2020, it will help to be in a growing industry and in a location...

 
 
 
Shark Tank: Little Elf Accepts $150,000 From Lori Greiner

SHARK TANK: LITTLE ELF ACCEPTS $150,000 FROM LORI GREINER

TerriC / Pixabay Bryan Perla has had to overcome much adversity on his way to entrepreneurship. Growing up with dyslexia, Bryan struggled...

ESSENCE Vendor Spotlight: Greentop Gifts Has All Your Black Santa Holiday Shopping Needs

ESSENCE VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: GREENTOP GIFTS HAS ALL YOUR BLACK SANTA HOLIDAY SHOPPING NEEDS

This December, team ESSENCE is partnering with Target to bring the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneurship Summit And Target...

 
 
 
BuyBlack: 12 Fab Holiday Finds From Nichole Lynel's Latest Collections

BUYBLACK: 12 FAB HOLIDAY FINDS FROM NICHOLE LYNEL'S LATEST COLLECTIONS

This December, team ESSENCE is partnering with Target to bring the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneurship Summit And Target...

The Naturalistas On Your Holiday Shopping List Will Love This Organic Black Hair & Skin Care Brand

THE NATURALISTAS ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST WILL LOVE THIS ORGANIC BLACK HAIR & SKIN CARE BRAND

This December, team ESSENCE is partnering with Target to bring the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneurship Summit And Target...

 
 
 
Record £9bn tech investment in Britain as industry shrugs off Brexit fears

RECORD £9BN TECH INVESTMENT IN BRITAIN AS INDUSTRY SHRUGS OFF BREXIT FEARS

Crowdspring's Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

CROWDSPRING'S FREE NEW EBOOK: ADVICE FOR STARTING A NEW BUSINESS

Have you ever wondered why 30 percent of new businesses fail during their first two years? Whether a new business succeeds or fails...

 
 
 
Amazon says these are the 6 best small business owners under 30 selling on its platform. We asked them to share their keys to successful entrepreneurship

AMAZON SAYS THESE ARE THE 6 BEST SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS UNDER 30 SELLING ON ITS PLATFORM. WE ASKED THEM TO SHARE THEIR KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Amazon announced the finalists for its first-ever Small Business of the Year awards last week, and there was a special category for...

Airbnb's WeWork problem

AIRBNB'S WEWORK PROBLEM

Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it's no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials - indicating...

 
 
 
Austin is seeing a startup boom. Meet Austin's top VCs, giving Silicon Valley investors a run for the money

AUSTIN IS SEEING A STARTUP BOOM. MEET AUSTIN'S TOP VCS, GIVING SILICON VALLEY INVESTORS A RUN FOR THE MONEY

Austin, Texas, has long been a hub for sales and customer service outposts for some of Silicon Valley's largest tech companies. In...

5 reasons I pay a CPA $350 to do my taxes, even though I could do them myself

5 REASONS I PAY A CPA $350 TO DO MY TAXES, EVEN THOUGH I COULD DO THEM MYSELF

ESB Basic/Getty Images As a small business owner, accounting and taxes can take up a lot of time and focus - I'd rather hire a professional...

 
 
 
Investors and founders reveal how to know if venture capital is the best way to fund your startup, and what paths to take if it clearly isn't

INVESTORS AND FOUNDERS REVEAL HOW TO KNOW IF VENTURE CAPITAL IS THE BEST WAY TO FUND YOUR STARTUP, AND WHAT PATHS TO TAKE IF IT CLEARLY ISN'T

Successful entrepreneurship is about knowing the best way to fund your business. Raising venture capital isn't always the answer. VCs...

Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

CONTENTSTACK RAISES $31.5M SERIES A ROUND FOR ITS HEADLESS CMS PLATFORM

Contentstack , a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series...

 
 
 
 
 
 
With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

WITH ITS THIRD FUND, REVOLUTION VENTURES STAYS TRUE TO ITS MISSION

Most of the venture capital firms covered in TechCrunch and other tech publications compete for a spot on the cap table of the hottest...

Africa Roundup: Goldman backs Kobo360, Rwanda commits to EVs, Interswitch IPO update

AFRICA ROUNDUP: GOLDMAN BACKS KOBO360, RWANDA COMMITS TO EVS, INTERSWITCH IPO UPDATE

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital...