Entrepreneurship


01
Sep 2017

Every week, we bring you the stories of people across the globe—Shopify merchants of all walks of life, at every age, selling everything from gourmet jam to lipstick to guitars. The uniqueness of the businesses run on Shopify and the diversity of the folks who run them is truly inspiring. That’s why we’re tireless about our message: anyone—yes, really, anyone—can start a business. Recently, we spoke to some bright young people who caught the entrepreneurial bug early, launching businesses before even graduating high school. They shared their unique perspectives and advice for......

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29
May 2017

The Revenue Streams of the Five Largest Tech Companies The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Last year, we published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip companies like Exxon Mobil and Walmart as the most valuable companies in the world. Here are the latest market valuations for those same five companies: Rank Company Market Cap (Billions, as of May 11, 2017) Primary Revenue Driver #1 Apple $804 Hardware #2 Alphabet $651 Advertising #3 Microsoft $536 Software #4 Amazon $455 Online Retail......

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28
Dec 2016

The biggest casualty in 2016 was grocery delivery startup PepperTap, which was dubbed the biggest competition to BigBasket last year. BENGALURU: While 2015 was a year of big-ticket funding rounds, 2016 is a year of harsh reality for the country’s startup ecosystem: 212 startups have not survived to see 2017. And the number is 50% higher than last year, when about 140 startups were shut down, according to data analytics firm Tracxn. The biggest casualty in 2016 was grocery delivery startup PepperTap, which was dubbed the biggest competition to BigBasket last year.......

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09
Jul 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court term that began in October 2013 was stocked with cases that threatened to limit the President’s power, software patents, campaign-finance laws and affirmative action. After the dust cleared, however, the decisions were surprisingly unanimous (65%) and many hewed closer to the mainstream than critics thought....

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09
Jul 2014

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Dan Saks, Co-Founder, President and Co-CEO, AppDirect… “We recognized that there were all of these amazing applications like Box and DocuSign that were emerging in 2009, but we wanted to find a more efficient way to distribute them ...

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09
Jul 2014

Geocaching is a popular trend amongst those who consider themselves modern-day explorers.  Geocachers basically use GPS devices to hide surprises and/or hunt for small treasures. A typical cache (the “treasure”) might be a small waterproof container. Inside, you’ll find a logbook to enter the date found, and add the signature ...

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