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A Startup Visa – The International Entrepreneurs Rule – Form I-941

Feld Thoughts

On Friday, the USCIS proposed The International Entrepreneurs Rule. We finally will have a startup visa! talked about the Startup Visa at conferences.

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. The NGA, an organization within the U.S. Lessons Learned.

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Understanding VCs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw Joe Fernandez ‘ tweet a few days ago and thought “he is making an important point.” ” too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture. — Joe Fernandez (@JoeFernandez) August 19, 2016. VCs are not heroes. We are just one part of the startup ecosystem.

FullContact Continues Its Journey To Solve The Contact Management Problem

Feld Thoughts

When we invested in FullContact in 2012, they were a small team with a big vision to create  One Address Book To Rule Them All.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead

Steve Blank

A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small. They’re a creature of their habit and habitat, in looking at potential investors and market opportunities. If you see a need or problem and you think you can solve it, you don’t want that destiny to belong to someone else. You have to disprove the naysayers.

How to Tame Your Negative Talk in Your Mind

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down

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How to Spice Up Your Blog Using Images

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but there’s a lot more to the science behind using images on your blog than an old saying.

It’s All About The Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. We had a meeting at Best Buy headquarters, met with a gang from the Mayo Clinic who drove up from Rochester, spent the afternoon at the Techstars Retail Accelerator  which is at Target headquarters, and had dinner with Revolar. It’s two full days of immersion in the Minneapolis startup community.

The affect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is

Jeff Hilimire

Mike Popowski , CEO of Dagger , sent me this Jim Carrey commencement address a few weeks back. And I was surprised by how powerful it was. Random

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When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?

Up and Running

If you run a small business that sends out invoices, you’ve probably already encountered this problem: Late-paying customers. According to V. G.

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This independent workplace survey reveals what every boss should know about employee engagement and motivation. Here's what your people may be saying

Top 25 Content Marketing Bloggers to Catch Up On in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It is said that knowledge is power. This statement certainly rings true in the fast changing world of Content Marketing. Blog & Grow Business

Book: A Truck Full of Money

Feld Thoughts

In case you are curious, based on the feedback I got to  Is Republishing To Medium Worth It? ,   the answer, at least for now, appears to be Yes. So, if you are reading this on Medium, enjoy! I’m a huge Tracy Kidder fan. To this day, it’s still one of my favorite books, although I haven’t read it in many years.

Quick Post on Post-Money Valuations

Rob Go

When I first started out as a VC nearly 9 years ago, most early stage company valuations were expressed as pre-money valuations.

6 Ways To Find A Fundable Startup Market Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

common excuse I hear from entrepreneurs for not doing the work is that real market research takes too much time, and costs too much money.

10 Brain Hacks of the Most Mentally-Focused People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A study by McKinsey found that high-skill knowledge workers spend 28 percent of their workweek managing e-mail. Try these to stay mentally focused

5 Guidelines to Communicating With Difficult Clients

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The occasional difficult clients and customers are a part of business that will never go away. Every business has them.

Is Republishing To Medium Worth It?

Feld Thoughts

If you are reading this on Medium and have seen other posts of mine in the past month, tell me if you think it’s been worth it for me to republish what is on Feld Thoughts to my Brad Feld channel on Medium. I’ve been using the Medium WordPress plugin to republish my posts automatically. Any thoughts, especially from the Medium side?

What ZenHub adds to GitHub and why it matters to you

47 Hats

Developer teams succeed or fail largely depending on what their development process is. Most of the developers reading this post are very familiar with GitHub (My sincere condolences if you’re stuck with BitBucket.). For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been keeping my eye on something new: ZenHub.io. DeveloperNews

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4 Ways To Fail The Right Way

YoungUpstarts

By John Wechsler, Founder & CEO of Launch Fishers. But would any of these stars have attained greatness without these failures? think not. If J.K.

Relationship Marketing: The Value of Marketing to Current Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The business case for building real relationships with customers

Top 25 PPC Bloggers to Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Learn how to use social media and affiliate advertising to make money. The world of digital marketing is literally at your fingertips. Blog & Gro

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Abandoning Comfort in the Pursuit of Passion

Hearpreneur

However, my architectural interests were never far from my mind. No one is immune to insecurities. Know Your Business and How to Build It. Period.

ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office

SiliconHills

ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence company, announced Wednesday plans to open a sales and customer service office in Austin. The company also named Victoria Abeling to head up the office as director of corporate sales. Austin

Why Even The Busiest Startups Should Value Work-Life Balance

YoungUpstarts

by Elliot Tomaeno, founder of  ASTRSK. You may be located in a city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean you and your startup should follow suit.

How to Immediately Stop Being Average (at Anything)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's pretty simple when you think about it

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Time to Move: Getting Active at the Office

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Sitting in the office day-after-day can get tedious (been there, done that). Do that for 8-9 hours and you are drained. It happens. Let us know!

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Traveling the World

Up and Running

Starting a new venture, or just feel like your business is stuck in a rut? I can help with that. With Infographic]. Engaging across cultural groups.

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Dell Medical School: a Catalyst for Austin Startups

SiliconHills

By TIM GREEN Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News In July, after several years of preparation and construction, the Dell Medical School started instruction with its first class of students. Austin

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Emotional Stories That Sell: Techniques For Deeply Moving Buyers’ Decisions  

YoungUpstarts

Research also shows that we recall information more clearly and easily when it’s attached to emotion. Make me care. Use dialogue.

Why the Most Productive People Start Their Day at 4 a.m. (Yes, We're Serious)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Wall Street Journal reports that starting your day at 4 a.m. makes you super productive. In fact, the most successful people do it

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Top 25 White Hat SEO Bloggers Worth Reading

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

After all this craziness and Google updates (Hummingbird, Panda, Penguin etc.) Nick Eubanks Nick's core competencies are keyword research and strategy.

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It’s time to get going!

47 Hats

For years I’ve used one or another Pomodoro-style timer to focus my attention on the work at hand. Recently though, my old goto for this Focus Keeper on [just] iOS, was becoming more annoying than helpful. Marching along – and being marched along to the tune of its beat – was feeling oppressive, not empowering. No fuss and no mess.

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