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The 10 Things You Should Cover in Every Investment Pitch (Infographic)

If you’ve ever watched Entrepreneur’s original series, Elevator Pitch, then you’ve probably seen smart founders make dumb mistakes while pitching their ideas to potential investors. They might flub an answer or get tongue-tied, or they might just be a little boring. Other times, you might notice that something seemed off about a pitch, but you can’t quite put your finger on why. Investors are gambling every time they put money into a new project or idea. Your job when pitching is to prove to them that you’re worth the risk….

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I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Many people want to share messages with the masses to gain exposure for their brand, product or service on social media. But, with over 60 billion messages shared each day on mobile platforms alone, most content gets lost in the noise. For the last 10 years I’ve worked on improving online strategies for people like Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Disney. I’ve learned how to optimize analytics, data and paid media to help companies achieve massive growth. Related: 10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media When I set out…

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Virgin’s Branson halts talks on $1 billion Saudi investment in space ventures

British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund over a planned $1 billion investment in the group’s space ventures, in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government,” Branson said in a statement. Branson also said he would suspend his directorship…

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Church-based lifestyle intervention reduces BP in black patients

Among black patients with hypertension, a community-based lifestyle intervention taking place in churches conferred a greater reduction in systolic BP than a control intervention, according to the results of the FAITH study. “African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that people with uncontrolled hypertension can, indeed, better manage their blood pressure through programs administered in places of worship,” Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACP, Dr. Adolph & Margaret Berger Professor of Population Health and Medicine, chief of the Division of Health & Behavior and director of…

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2020 Tokyo Olympics cost estimate reportedly comes in 7 times over budget

e 2020 Olympics and Paralympics — to be held in Tokyo, Japan — are estimated to cost seven times more than what was originally budgeted, Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported on Friday. Hosting the mega-events would cost Japan 801.1 billion yen ($7.03 billion), the report said, citing the country’s Board of Audit. That’s the agency that reviews government expenditure. Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, had earlier estimated that the games would cost around 112.7 billion yen, according to the report. Hosting the Olympics has become an expensive venture, and a number of past hosts…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business in Compliance

As you strive to grow your small business, there is one thing to keep in mind: ensuring its compliance. Each state has its own set of business laws to abide by. If you fail to do what the state requires, you can lose your protections and accrue fees and penalties. Here are five basic things you need to do to keep your business safe. Small Business Compliance Tips Confirm Your Business Is in Good Standing You need to make sure your business is in good standing is important; check to ensure…

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