How to win a business-pitch competition, according to a 12-time winner

How to win a business-pitch competition, according to a 12-time winner

The hostel owner Deidre Mathis won her 12th pitch competition on November 14. She showed the judges that she knew her business inside and out, and she was prepared when they asked her tough questions about scalability and risk management. Mathis told Business Insider that knowing her business meant knowing her numbers, and that’s essential for More...

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How One Couple Launched The Largest Independent, Hispanic-Owned U.S. Advertising Agency
By asif On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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How One Couple Launched The Largest Independent, Hispanic-Owned U.S. Advertising Agency

Cathy and Alex Lopez Negrete launched their Houston-based advertising agency in 1985. ©Mark Katz Photography Her baby boy sick with an earache, Cathy Lopez Negrete came home to discover the water had been turned More...

As Violence Grips Bolivia, Congress Moves Toward New Elections
By asif On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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As Violence Grips Bolivia, Congress Moves Toward New Elections

EL ALTO, Bolivia — As Bolivia was gripped by chaos this week, with the military opening fire on protesters who have been blocking food and fuel from reaching the capital, La Paz, political leaders scrambled More...

Want to Grow Your Business? Stop Making To-Do Lists.
By asif On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Want to Grow Your Business? Stop Making To-Do Lists.

Don’t focus on more — focus on more of what grows your business. November 20, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors More...

Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79

At his death, Mr. Matura was working with Mr. Kent on a musical version of “Playboy of the West Indies.” Mr. Kent said it was expected to go into production in 2021. Mr. Matura seldom strayed in his work from More...

Las Vegas Brings AI to Traffic Lights
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Las Vegas Brings AI to Traffic Lights

Las Vegas is outfitting intersections with cameras and sensors to make sense of traffic patterns in real time and ease congestion. With the help of artificial intelligence, the system counts the number of cars More...

‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected

Researchers reveal how the Google Camera app could be used to spy on Android users SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The security research team at Checkmarx has made something of a habit of uncovering More...

AmEx is paying some small businesses to accept its cards
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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AmEx is paying some small businesses to accept its cards

AnnaMaria Andriotis writes in the Wall Street Journal about a years-long effort by American Express to get holdout merchants to accept its credit cards. AmEx sales representatives are authorized to pay new merchants More...

3 Reasons Why All Advisors Should Be Investors
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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3 Reasons Why All Advisors Should Be Investors

Advisors provide essential expertise and connections. Here’s why they should also invest capital. November 19, 2019 6 min read Opinions More...

British Debate, West Bank, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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British Debate, West Bank, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the Johnson-Corbyn face-off in Britain, the mood on the ground in the West Bank, and parents’ pleas for Hong Kong students. British More...