HOW TO START A BUSINESS: The ultimate guides for founders on launching a company, raising money, and becoming wildly successful

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Entrepreneurship doesn’t come with a rule book.
These guides will help first-time founders launch a startup, raise capital, and dominate the market.
They include tips from successful founders like Liz Wessel of WayUp, and seasoned VCs like Patrick McGinnis of Dirigo Advisors.
Business Insider regularly interviews entrepreneurship experts about the different stages of building a company. You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime.

Below is a list of guides to help first-time founders through every stage of building a startup, featuring advice from successful founders and investors.

Deciding to become an entrepreneur: The ultimate guide to figuring out how (and if) you should start your own company
Crafting your startup’s story: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to building a winning pitch deck
Persuading VCs to back you: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to pitching a VC
Nailing the investor meeting: Top VCs reveal what they want to hear in a startup pitch — and what you should avoid saying
Proving the integrity of your pitch: The VC’s ultimate guide to sniffing out risky healthcare startups — and not getting tricked into backing them
Closing the deal: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to navigating a term sheet and avoiding common pitfalls, according to founders, lawyers, and investors
Winning over new hires with equity: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to understanding stock options
Transitioning to leadership: The ultimate guide to becoming a better boss in 30 days
Making difficult staffing decisions: The startup founder’s guide to letting people go efficiently and compassionately
Growing your startup: Founders and investors reveal the ultimate guide to scaling a startup — and common pitfalls to avoid

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United Airlines put an underage passenger on a plane to the wrong country, prompting an all-night ordeal between a panicked mother and the airline to keep the plane from taking off (UAL)

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A 14-year-old boy traveling as an unaccompanied minor was placed on the wrong flight Sunday night.
He was supposed to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, but was placed on a plane heading to Düsseldorf, Germany.
He was allowed off the aircraft, but he missed his correct flight. He was rerouted through Copenhagen, Denmark, instead.
The boy’s mother claims that the issue began when United asked her to pay extra to register her son as an unaccompanied minor, which meant that her son was escorted by United staff and placed on the wrong plane.
United says that it does not allow travelers to register as unaccompanied minors when there’s a transfer to a partner airline involved.

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A 14-year-old boy from Raleigh, North Carolina, flying as an unaccompanied minor endured an all-night ordeal after United Airlines directed him onto a plane heading to the wrong country.

Brenda Berg, the boy’s mother, first tweeted to United just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, claiming that her son was placed on the wrong plane during a transfer at Newark International Airport.

According to Berg, her son was flying from Raleigh-Durham, connecting to Stockholm in Newark. He booked his ticket on SAS, a Scandinavian airline. SAS doesn’t have a direct flight between Raleigh and Stockholm, so it included a codeshare flight on United from Raleigh to Newark, where the SAS flight was scheduled to depart.

However, Berg said that her son was put on the wrong plane. It was a flight to Düsseldorf operated by the German airline Eurowings, a low-cost subsidiary of Lufthansa.

Both Eurowings and SAS operate those flights as codeshares with United.

Berg said the issue began because United forced her to register her son as an unaccompanied minor. He was not allowed to manage his own connection at Newark, and was instead brought to …read more

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At Least 10 Dead, 180 Injured As Protests Turn Violent in Sudan

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At least ten people are dead as mass protests continue in Sudan. The country’s health ministry says more than 180 people are injured, some from gunshot wounds.

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets Sunday, demanding the end of military rule – despite a heavy presence of armed security forces. Three bodies with bullet wounds were discovered on Monday, according to Al Jazeera. Security forces closed off roads to deter protesters and used tear gas on large crowds.

The protests started in December after the government cut subsidies on fuel, bread and other staples. They transitioned into calls for the longtime president, Omar al-Bashir, to step down. In April, al-Bashir was ousted in a military coup and the Sudanese Army took control of the government.

A compromise was struck in May between the military and civilian protest leaders. They agreed to transition back to civilian rule after a three-year period.

But protesters called for a quicker transition and staged a sit-in outside the military headquarters in June. Security forces launched a raid on the protest camp, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds more.

Sudan’s military leader canceled the agreement between the military and protest leaders just one day after the raids. He called for snap elections to be held within nine months. But protesters argue the offer may be a ruse to keep the military in power.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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