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2017 is almost knocking on our doors, and for the investors, right now could not be a more perfect time to plan out where to throw money this year. In the recent times, the startup culture has turned out to be a big mover in the entrepreneurial space. New startup ecosystems are budding all over the globe and revolutionizing innovation across sectors such as health, agriculture, education, travel, e-commerce, technology and much more. Below is a list of the hottest new companies and startups that are expected to take the industry by storm in 2017 and where you should be investing your money to make the biggest ROI on these high-profit making opportunities. Keep in mind, however, that this is by no means any sort of financial or legal advice, just our opinion on which businesses are expected to do well. As always, you should make decisions for yourself based on your current financial situation and the market research you have completed.

  • Viptela: manage your networks in an enhanced way

Viptela, with funding of a whopping $108.5 million, is a cloud software that assists businesses in efficiently connecting their remote offices via telecom providers.

Why invest in this company: In 2017, this startup is expected to see a major acceleration as it cuts telecom costs by 50% for their clients. It’s not a question of why but a question of how fast will Viptela’s software-defined WAN replace the currently functional complex MPLS networks.

  • Classy: a high-end fundraising platform for non-profit organizations

Trusted by more than 3000 top notch social enterprises and non-profit organizations such as Oxfam and Teach for America, the San Diego-based startup Classy is doing amazingly well as a fundraising platform for societal welfare organizations.

Why invest in this company: It has already garnered $48 million in funding and with its software driven approach it is effectively keeping supporters engaged for a good cause. With this pace, it is expected to replace Blackbaud, the leader in this field, very soon.

  • Periscope: transforms your database into a business analysis tool

Periscope extracts data from billing systems and databases, giving the user immediate power to analyze, run, and share the analysis in seconds. It helps businesses in understanding the factors that may influence their future growth and profits.

Why invest in this company: The Company has set up a benchmark in providing cutting-edge data assessment tools for the enterprises. It is rapidly emerging as the latest control center for biz-ops.

  • Prospera: reinventing agriculture with the help of AI

The machine learning company Prospera, works to incorporate the power of AI into agriculture in the 21st century. It provides a mix of computer vision and data sciences and wants to convert agriculture into a data-based optimized procedure.

Why invest in this company: Agriculture being one of the largest industries in the world, can surely utilize the potential of AI to grow better, healthier and more economical foodstuffs. This reinvention in the way data is used in agriculture can enormously benefit both farmers and consumers alike.

  • Gladly: revolutionizing customer service for the 21st century

Gladly, caters to the needs of the new-generation customers with its modern customer-service software built especially for today’s social media and messaging apps.

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The 2000’s can undoubtedly be considered a period of crucial transitions in an individual’s life span. The choices you make early in your career and life lay the foundation for your professional life. While every person’s success may be acquired in a different way, most can agree that there are certain habits one must adopt to become successful. In this article, we’re gonna have one of our Money Moguls talk about some success habits and principles he adopted early on that helped him to become a millionaire by his late 20’s. Below is a list of vital habits to acquire in order to achieve entrepreneurial success in the U.S:

  1. Read, read and read.

Before entering your target market, make sure you are well-versed in common terminology, leaders, and fads in your industry. While degrees from prestigious colleges and universities are great credentials, they won’t count for much if your learning stops there. I would read industry-specific journals and books, and books by successful authors in regards to finances, leadership, influencing others and developing relationships on a daily or weekly basis. These soft skills were never, and will never be taught, in school. Classrooms prepare people to become employees, books prepare them to become business owners.

  1. Identify the latest trends in the market.

To stay relevant in your industry, you must stay on top of the latest trends, both in your sector and in the digital world.  They oftentimes go hand in hand, and can be a great way to capitalize on new ideas. If you or your business isn’t active on several social media platforms, you are most likely not gathering much attention and therefore not making any deals. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat offer great ways to interact with hundreds, thousands, or even millions (depending on your product/service) of potential customers for FREE. Some of these platforms even offer ways to target a specific client base and or solicit feedback on your service or product. I have a friend that owns a fence repair company that has become exceptionally good at targeting potential customers this way.

  1. Up your networking game.

Find a mentor. It is absolutely essential to build a strong network as you work your way up the professional ladder. The, fastest way to grow is to surround yourself with people that are further ahead in life than you are. Life skills, information, wisdom, and other golden nuggets often flow like energy or water: from a higher concentration or elevation to a lower concentration or elevation. Let these people pour into you, and you will soon start to think, talk, and act in just as a successful manner as them.
The ultimate jackpot in networking is finding an expert that is willing to mentor or coach you as you grow, develop, and expand. Their advice at just the right moments or turning point in your business can mean the difference between you living in an apartment or a living in a mansion. If you are unsure of how to network, start out by attending business meetups, join a local ToastMasters group, or attend social MeetUp events on a daily/weekly basis. Make sure  people know you were there and who you are. Get uncomfortable and meet as many of them as you can.

  1. Do not accept failure. Embrace
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