Norman J Brodeur “Entrepeneurship”

Entrepreneurship comes with a host of challenges. Rewarding challenges, but harsh challenges nonetheless. Experienced entrepreneurs as Norman Brodeur; have to deal with this no matter how long they’ve been in business — trying to establish a brand, adjust to match or exceed the competition and keep your business profitable is a challenge no matter how many years[…]

There is a lot of coverage of the companies that have reached valuations of over a billion dollars. Many of these companies were not always fast growing businesses. At Shasta Ventures, we focus on investing at the early stage, so we studied 32 high value consumer companies to see what they looked like around their Series[…]

Pitching venture capitalists can be a fraught enterprise, particularly for entrepreneurs who have never done it before. With that in mind, we’ve asked leading venture capitalists at firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and GE Ventures to share their best advice for startup founders seeking capital. From specific tips on hiring to more general strategies[…]

The Paris Agreement on climate change has been widely hailed as a historic moment, but the business community could be forgiven for feeling a little marginalized by the substance of the deal. In the whole 12-page document, there is just one reference to the private sector, tucked away in Article 6, where it talks of[…]

Today, the idea of entrepreneurship usually evokes starting something new, building from scratch. However, there are countless families in America that have been running a business or businesses that span decades and even generations — to them, entrepreneurship takes on an entirely different meaning. In addition to the hurdles all entrepreneurs must anticipate, family business owners face[…]

Carl Icahn wasn’t the only big investor to make some serious hay on the spinoff of PayPal Holdings in the third quarter, regulatory filings revealed Monday. An analysis of 13F filings by tracking firm found that 17% of big investors reported new positions in the payment processing firm PYPL, +1.20% in the third quarter,[…]

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