• How Publishers Clearing House makes $1 billion a year

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Publishers Clearing House became a household name thanks to its signature TV commercials featuring regular Americans receiving massive sweepstakes checks for millions of dollars from the company's Prize Patrol. Founded in 1953, the company blazed a trail in the direct mail business, and after more than 60 years of existence, the company still commands millions of devotees.
    As Business Insider reported in April, the company brought in $1 billion in revenue in 2017, thanks to merchandise sales and magazine subscriptions. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing for the company. We took a...
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  • These are the fastest-growing retailers in America right now

    These are the fastest-growing retailers in America right now

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    America's fastest-growing retailers bring in millions of dollars in sales each year.
    A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation's Stores magazine looked at America's top 100 fastest-growing retail companies based on year-over-year domestic sales growth.
    Primark, Bass Pro Shops, and Build.com took the top three spots in the ranking, which used data from Kantar Consulting.
    Nine out of the top 10 fastest-growing retailers belong to different categories , a sign that a brand's strategy is often more important than the category it's in.
    America's fastest-growing retailers are bringing...
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  • A 35-year-old recently quit Google to start a robotics company. Now he has raised $16 million. Here's his best advice for building a hot company quickly

    A 35-year-old recently quit Google to start a robotics company. Now he has raised $16 million. Here's his best advice for building a hot company quickly

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The security-robotics company Cobalt raised $13 million in a Series A round of financing this year, despite putting together a pitch deck the night before meeting with venture capitalists.
    Cobalt's CEO, Travis Deyle, 35, said the company wowed investors because it was able to deliver on two goals.
    Deyle set out to have a product on the market within the first year and land a paying customer before building anything.
    Raising venture capital for a startup is no cakewalk. There are high stakes, probing questions from investors, and an unspoken pressure from your employees to return to the...
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  • A 35-year-old recently quit Google to start a robotics company. Now he has raised $16 million. Here's his best advice for building a hot company quickly

    A 35-year-old recently quit Google to start a robotics company. Now he has raised $16 million. Here's his best advice for building a hot company quickly

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The security-robotics company Cobalt raised $13 million in a Series A round of financing this year, despite putting together a pitch deck the night before meeting with venture capitalists.
    Cobalt's CEO, Travis Deyle, 35, said the company wowed investors because it was able to deliver on two goals.
    Deyle set out to have a product on the market within the first year and land a paying customer before building anything.
    Raising venture capital for a startup is no cakewalk. There are high stakes, probing questions from investors, and an unspoken pressure from your employees to return to the...
    Read more ...