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- Why the New Internship Ruling is Bad For College Students
'Think requiring companies to pay interns is a good idea? It''s not. When a U.S. federal judge ruled that Fox Searchlight had illegally not paid a couple of interns , people started to freak out. This is fantastic! Now all interns will be paid! Yeah, peace on earth! Prosperity for all! Make no mistake. The law has not changed. Now, it can''t be.
- Tumblr Is New York's Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year
Connecticut-based Indeed, a job search site with a big Manhattan presence, was acquired by Japanese company Recruit Co. 'Who needs Silicon Valley? New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn''t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. for an estimated $1 billion. billion. billion in an all-cash deal.
- Are You Breaking Tax Laws Without Even Knowing It?
Right now, for example, someone in California who buys something from a private seller in Connecticut--say, a 1:720-scale model of the U.S.S. 'With new Internet sales tax rules on the horizon, it''s clear that tax laws are so complex that you may be unknowingly breaking all sorts of them. Right? Well, not exactly.
- The Sandwich That Ate the World
At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend''s $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 'The founder of the world''s largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a letdown. In 1974, we began franchising. wonder what the possibilities are?"
- 5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week
The change came months after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, which is close to GE''s corporate headquarters. 'Small businesses embrace a higher minimum wage, a VC doles out sage advice, and innovation comes to two products that don''t need it: beer and donuts. But apparently not all small businesses agree. But all that''s OK. Apparently.
STEVE BLANK Fly High
| MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. 'Todd Branchflower was one of my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. He promised that one day he would fix that. Military Academies. All officers in the U.S. Secret History.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Stop Wasting Your Employees' Money
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
As a business owner, if you''re offering your employees a retirement plan, it''s probably pretty lousy, University of Connecticut School law professor James Kwak wrote recently on the blog Baseline Scenario recently. 'A law professor argues that many retirement plans are so bad your employees could literally sue you over them. Probably not.
- Thinking of Starting a Business? Take to the Seas as a Cruise Specialist
Demand is soaring Five years ago, Norwalk, Connecticut, travel company Tauck offered no specialty cruises. 'Cruising is booming, and tourists need help planning increasingly exotic getaways. Looking to polish your Spanish, hobnob with artists, or learn to edit photos on your Mac? There''s a cruise for that. Overall, in North America 17.2
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Contractors
| TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
Connecticut based employment attorney Daniel Schwartz says that not all industries are created equal when it comes to audits. If you're using contractors because they are cheaper than employees, you may be in big trouble. Did you know that the IRS and the Department of Labor have teamed up to audit businesses ? Who controls their work?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013. Before his talk, DeLuca sat down with Inc. really welcome that.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
5000 company Northern States Metals, a full service aluminum extrusion and extruded products company with locations in West Hartford, Connecticut and Youngstown, Ohio, to offer his thoughts on the pilot program and the reinvention of Youngstown. Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. There's no reason this can't happen in other towns."
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Browse a handmade leather satchel ($1,395) from Ghurka in Norwalk, Connecticut, and you'll learn that founder Marley Hodgson employs 35 people and draws his inspiration from antique Nepalese military gear. American manufacturing has a new artisanal image--and a new ad agency from the creative team of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. manufacturing.
DAVID TETEN Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation. Speakers: - Bob Dahl, HBS Alumni Angel, formerly head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group. moms). 30 Registration.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Small Businesses Behind the Big Game
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
Gilman Gear Measuring first downs and more To measure first downs during this game, which the Saints lost, 31 to 21, chain crews used 10-yard chains made by Gilman Gear of Gilman, Connecticut. Entrepreneurial companies will be working in the background when the Superbowl kicks off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in February.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG The Art and Science of Corporate Icons
| MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look. Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot. Meet Skeeter--the only squirrel in the world who's allergic to nuts.
- Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors
This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Inside Uber's Latest Taxi Launch
| MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
Standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, right arm held high? Armed with a new transportation bill that's still awaiting the mayor's signature, the sedan-hailing app now calls certain cabs in Washington, D.C. Here's how it happened. That's so last year. Riders in the D.C. Uber's general manager in Washington, D.C.,
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 4 Ways to Be a Force for Good
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
Like many of you, I am still reeling from the events in Connecticut a few weeks ago. You're in a position to do more good than you think, starting right inside your own company. What I saw unfold was almost enough to turn this Director of Happiness into a nihilist. It pays forward, so use your power for good. Here's how: 1. Tell her. Say so.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG A Win for California's Chef Entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Connecticut, on the other hand, generally prohibits the sale of homemade food across the board, though the legislative wording suggests a bit of wiggle room. California's new Homemade Food Act went into effect this month, making it legal for entrepreneurs to sell food made at home. Thanks to the Homemade Food Act on Jan.
YOUNGUPSTARTS New Year’s Data Security Resolutions
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, consider taking a look at the video games your kids are playing. ve always been a firm believer that the best decisions are always well informed ones. So, to better protect your sensitive data, here are some New Year’s resolutions to help you be better informed: Phishing Attacks.
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION The road to healing from heartbreak
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
As soon as I heard about what happened in Connecticut last Friday, I was sickened and shaking. Some years are marked by tremendous challenge and heartbreak. This year, some people very close to me experienced unthinkable losses. My Mom has been on a journey of mourning for my Bonus Dad Larry, who passed away in February. Her son survived.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Meet the Start-up Sending Newtown Messages of Hope
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
While we spoke--unbeknownst to the three of us on the phone--a tragedy was ravaging the quiet, middle-class town of Newtown, Connecticut. Few people outside Connecticut have perhaps worked as closely with the Newtown community in as have Seay and his co-founder Caden. Then tragedy hit Sandy Hook Elementary. The team acted quickly.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Best 3 Gifts You Can Give
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
The horrible events in the quaint and quiet community of Newton, Connecticut last week have been weighing heavy on everyone's mind. Today, we are sending humble notes of encouragement to the families in Connecticut. Here are three (completely free) ways to bring back the holiday cheer. Use them today and make it a plan for 2013!
ENTREPREMUSINGS Broken Hearts and Broken Minds
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012
father mother parenting connecticut shootings gun regulation Israel mental health mental illness Switzerland Whitehouse.govThe stories about their bodies riddled with multiple bullets, make me shudder. I can’t imagine the horror and pain those parents must feel. It makes me sick to my stomach. People are tired of this nonsense.
- Reach Out for a Lost Soul
Like nearly everyone I’m working through complex emotions related to yesterday’s events in Newton, Connecticut. It’s time to reach out to the lost souls around us. No, this is not a blog about innovation. would like to share an idea. If it resonates, please pass this along. The sad truth for me is that I’m not shocked.
YOUNGUPSTARTS America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
“I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up,” explains Todd Greenfield, founder and president of Stonington, Connecticut-based America’s Farmstand. So why not get their produce shipped to you instead?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Post-Sandy Update: FEMA Extends Disaster Loan Deadline
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
31 deadline remains unchanged for New Jersey and Connecticut businessses, Chastang said. After asking for an extension, New York state small businesses are granted some relief. Applications for Sandy-related physical property damage loans are now due Jan. The original Dec. 31 deadline to May 1, Newsday reported. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan).
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED Join a conference simulcast near you
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 6 Sales Lessons From the Election
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Mitt Romney and Linda McMahon (in the Senate race in Connecticut) both tried to use their CVs as CEOs as their major "product feature." The recent election teaches important lessons about what really works in sales and marketing. This election was particularly rife with them: 1. Spamming your brand won't sell your product. Like this post?
NATHAN HURST Don't re-elect SOPA supporters on Tuesday
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
As elections draw near, remember that it's not just about the President. We'll vote on a number of Congressional seats too. If you haven't take a second to get a quick read on your senator and representative, do that now. For quick reference, if you're in one of these states or districts, please pay extra attention. Notes. Permalink.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Where to Go for Disaster-Recovery Help
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. A number of federal agencies offer resources for business owners who need help getting back on their feet post-Hurricane Sandy. Here's where to look. Some entrepreneurs are facing the worst possible scenario--assessing how to start all over.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Hard Lessons in Modern Lending
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
Weiss, who now is a finance professor at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, advises entrepreneurs to seek loans from community banks rather than large institutions, at least when your borrowing needs are relatively small. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over. We were successful.
DAVID TETEN October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI). Events HBS Alumni Angels
MIKE MICHALOWICZ Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
On the most recent episode I was tasked with going into a struggling Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut. MSNBC Your Business To The Rescue. am so lucky! I have already done a half dozen “biz rescue” shows now. I hosted the pilot show called Bailout! which unfortunately never made it to the airwaves.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Report: Indeed.com Sells for $1 Billion
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
The company, based in Stamford, Connecticut, declined to comment on the size of the acquistion, but the price tag is reportedly between $750 million and $1 billion. The job search website was acquired by Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd, but will remain an independent operating unit. Not bad for a company with only $5 million in funding.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG The Rise of the Robotic Workforce
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Budnick is president of Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Connecticut, a 30-person injection-molding firm that makes parts on contract for medical-equipment makers, automotive companies, and other manufacturers. Two years ago, Scott Eckert, while on vacation in the south of France, gathered his family around his laptop. The video ended.
ONLINE.WSJ.COM The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
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BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG Book Review: Why We Get Fat
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
Colon cancer is ten times more common in rural Connecticut than in Nigeria. I found Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat to be provocative and persuasive. It challenged my long held assumption that the way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Bring your appetite, you’re told—come hungry. How would you do it? Books Health / Fitness
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Who's Hiring the Most College Grads?
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
and Bridgeport, Connecticut--each with 49% percent of job openings seeking bachelor’s degrees or higher. Competition for educated workers is particularly tough in these four cities, according to a new Brookings report. Looking to hire a college-educated worker? Following San Jose were San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
- Crazy Horse Memorial & Visionary Innovation
Ziolokowski could have stayed in Connecticut and had a posh life as a top east coast sculptor. The classic American vacation might be that drive out west to see Mt. Rushmore. I’ve always yearned to see the famous mountain sculpture. was there to enjoy the Black Hills, the Badlands, take in Mt. It took me by surprise. Rushmore.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Politicians Who Really Understand Business
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
Meet four of the entrepreneurs applying their small-business skills to the campaign trail as they run for Congress. Mitt Romney is the latest in a long line of successful business people who think they know how to fix the country. Success in business, of course, doesn't always translate to political stardom. This year looks even tougher, though.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG How to Make a Ton of Money in Politics
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
61 million : Amount that Linda McMahon, the GOP nominee for Senate in Connecticut, has spent on her two campaigns so far: a 2010 losing effort against Democrat Richard Blumenthal, and her primary victory earlier this week, which allows her to face off against Democrat Chris Murphy. How can entrepreneurs get in on that action? billion.)
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Your Company's Big Credit Card Problem
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
The protections from the Card Act factored heavily into Richard Belton's decision to put business expenses for Knoshbox, his artisan-food subscription service with two employees, based in Deep River, Connecticut, on a consumer card from JP Morgan Chase. But some entrepreneurs have found a back door to the financial watering trough.
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| TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
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- A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
And Sasha Laundy, the founder of Women Who Code, coached the first high school girl's varsity Ultimate Frisbee team in the state of Connecticut. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. For the record, Plotkin is a personal friend of mine.
- 7 Companies Older Than America
Field View Farm was established by the Hine family in Orange, Connecticut, in 1639. In celebration of America's birthday this Fourth of July, here's a look at a few companies founded before the United States was formed. And guess what? They're still thriving. Think you've got what it takes to build a legacy brand? Originally priced at $3.35
VC CAFE Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
Stanley is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.
- Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?
Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Briere first met Kievman at the 2011 Connecticut Invention Convention, which was held at the University of Connecticut. These UConn MBA students are! Her favorite subjects are language and science.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul. Reddit, created by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, was one of the first start-ups out of the Y Combinator program to be acquired, making Ohanian a 23-year-old multimillionaire. Here's how he did it. That sucked.
- Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!
Halpert, managing partner of Connect2Collaborate in Fairfield, Connecticut, disagreed. We asked 16 social media experts and LinkedIn gurus to size up the Romney campaign's organizational and candidate LinkedIn profiles. Here's their analysis. Like millions of other Americans, Mitt Romney is looking for a job. What is he doing wrong? Mark W.
- Fighting Crime With Jewelry
Her Greenwich, Connecticut-based company designs accessories and donates 20 percent of sales to nonprofit organizations, including DoSomething.org and the Alzheimer's Association. Jessica Mindich's company, Jewelry for a Cause, helps take guns off the street by transforming deadly weapons into beautiful jewelry, and nonprofit donations.
ARCTICSTARTUP Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier
| MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
Alekstra now has about 12 large customers onboard, such as McDonalds, G4S, the state of Connecticut, and others. A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost. 700 000 billing errors. The study gave no clear results. Smooth operator. trillion.
- What CISPA Could Mean for Start-ups (and You)
Another bill—one that attacks the problem of cyber threats differently, by putting security mandates on public utilities—has more support in the Senate, is co-sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I) of Connecticut and Susan Collins (R) of Maine and backed by the Obama administration. But at what cost? What is CISPA? Stay tune
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Event Recap: Bricks and Mortar's Big E-Commerce Opportunity
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Terrence Kellemen of Dynomighty , based in Brooklyn's Dumbo, and New York based Gotham Dream Cars CEO, Noah Lehmann-Haupt shared two amazing success stories with the business owners of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut community. 5000 CEOs present their secrets of success With great anticipation, Inc. Be innovative! Be mighty!
MARK BIRCH Taxes and Whine in Silicon Valley
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
Some of the biggest Wall Street firms received significant tax breaks to stay in downtown NYC after the events of September 11 as well as years previous in order to prevent flight to the surrounding suburbs of New Jersey and Connecticut. There seems to be some confusion on what taxes are and how they get enacted.
- The Commodity-Pricing Trap
—Jolina Li, Owner, EntrePIXneur, Hartford, Connecticut When you're starting a business, it's easy to fall into the trap of trying to compete against larger companies on price. Norm Brodsky advises on how to avoid the race to the bottom. As far as I can tell, we are the only company that offers this. There are many possibilities.
STEVE BLANK The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best
| MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. through the Lean Launchpad class. He gets it. SmartMenu.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?
| TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. What happens when a flood of highly educated, entrepreneurial young people return from studies abroad to tiny Cyprus? The answer offers a trickle of optimism. First it was money from tourism, then Russian money, etc.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works
| SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
My Guild was one of the last made in this famed plant as the company fell on hard times and only recently resurrected the hand made USA production of the Guild brand D50 and 55 under the watch of Fender Guitars in New Hartford, Connecticut. My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop
| SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
Seven of the shop’s 12 employees are Yale students and two are from nearby Southern Connecticut State University. Future plans now include opening a second and a third location in Connecticut, and then expanding into bordering states. The juniors were living in off-campus housing for the first time. when he was 12.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
| SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
They hope to open new Connecticut locations this year. The 2012 class of our annual America's Coolest College Start-ups are fresh, innovative, founded with a social mission, and may very-well be the next Google or Facebook. Tomorrow's big business may be today's dorm room invention. spot on iTunes. The business brought in $116,000 in 2011.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
The commercial marks the real end to Shatner's 14-years as the Connecticut company's spokesman. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it? These businesses are putting it all on the line during Super Bowl XLVI. Some make you laugh , others (attempt to) make you cry. Others, well, they're forgettable. billion to investors. she says.
SECRET FORMULA Green Button Initiative: Great Start, More to Do
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Utilities have no reputation for transparency, but in the wake of billions of dollars in taxpayer-subsidized smart meter rollouts, they’re under pressure to show regulators and ratepayers that all that money is buying something useful (especially as some state regulators continue to challenge smart meter benefits, like in Connecticut recently ).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Can a Smartphone-Based Ultrasound Raise $4 Million?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
Myles Greenberg | General partner | CHL Medical Partners |Stamford, Connecticut Security is Critical I'm concerned about security, both on the device and when data is transmitted into the cloud. Can Your Phone Do This? Mobisante co-founders David Zar (left) and Sailesh Chutani with their portable ultrasound device.'> link]. Ads by Pheedo
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG How We Compete With AOL
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
In early 2010 , journalist Jane Bryant Quinn and her entrepreneur husband, Carll Tucker, launched a community-based news website called The Daily Norwalk in southern Connecticut. The idea quickly grew into Main Street Connect, which now has 120 employees and produces 51 online dailies spread across Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG The Employees Most Likely to Embezzle
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
Vermont took top dishonors as the state with the highest risk for loss due to embezzlement, followed by Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia, Iowa and Idaho. A new study, which fingers some unlikely suspects, reports that loss due to embezzlement is down slightly this year. Who's most likely to embezzle? years old. ”
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Inc Business Owners Council
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
magazine, The Council offers its members a productive environment to find the answers they are looking for to help them reach their next level of success CURRENT COUNCIL CHAPTERS Greater New York Includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 5000 Co?Yes Yes No // More FROM THE BLOG How I Transitioned from Salesperson to Business Owner.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Big Money for Cheap Legal Services
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
Traditional lawyers may not like it, but venture capitalists are pouring money into one of the last industries to commit commoditization on the web," Fred Ury of business law firm Ury & Moskow told The Connecticut Law Tribune. Rocket Lawyer, which offers free legal documents and subscriptions for cheap legal advice, has raised $10.8
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Is This the End of Silicon Valley?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
So far, Startup America has launched in six regional centers: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Florida. If Startup America is to succeed, it needs start-ups to eschew the Bay Area. But there's no shortage of skeptics in the idea a "Silicon Prairie" will emerge. Many of these companies are global from Day One.
CONVERSIONXL.COM Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
Marketing professors at Clark University and The University of Connecticut found that consumers perceive sale prices to be a better value when the price is written in a small font rather than a large, bold typeface. Extra Lucrative Conversion Advice. Services. About & Contact. Guest Post Guidelines. RSS |. Oct 31, 2011. Not so fast!
WILL PRICE Turning 40
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
True to form, at 14, I left London for boarding school in Connecticut. Today, I am 40. write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends. 40 is an iconic birthday and an occasion for reflection. From birth, my life has been peripatetic. First, I became very good at being the new kid.
SOFTWARECEO Join IDC & Security Innovation for a Mobile Security Executive Seminar - Hartford, CT - Oc
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
PM in Hartford, Connecticut. We will discuss about the potential malicious activity affecting mobile devices and how to securely enable mobile devices within your organization with minimum disruption to the user. The seminar takes place on Thursday, October 27th, at 2.45 In order to register, please visit: [link] [Read more]. Forums Busines
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. We are the greed we protest against #occupywallst
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
If public sector pension plans earn 8% on their investments, four states - Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana - are predicted will run out of assets to pay retirees by the end of the decade. credit: Marion Siegel Yes, cultural. because when school funding gets cut, arts get squeezed and libraries close, our whole culture suffers.
STEVE POLAND Back in March 2007, I registered 1000+ of the best Twitter Usernames
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
Connecticut. Connecticut. Tweet UPDATE : Note, as mentioned below, most of these usernames have been taken away from me. can not help you get them, so please don’t contact me about them. If they are in a ‘suspended’ state, you can likely get them from Twitter. saw the future. ” question. NewYorkCity. LosAngeles.
SECRET FORMULA The Smart Grid Debacle and What to Do about It
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
This process is underway in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, although it seems to be a long time coming. Found at stopsmartmeters.org. tl;dr: Use less electricity, win valuable prizes. Look at the picture above. Stare long and hard. First of all, this is the least-cool protest I’ve ever seen. and $3.4 Further, most U.S. Super-low cost.
ONLYONCE 9/11?s 10th
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
had left the city that morning to drive to a meeting in Danbury, Connecticut at Pittney-Bowes with our then head of sales, Dave Paulus. 9/11′s 10th. wasn’t yet writing this blog on 9/11 (no one was writing blogs yet), and if I had had one, I’m not sure what I would have written. Like all New Yorkers, it was in our face.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP Yale Born Cheeseboy Poised for Growth
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
During the summer of 2009 he opened three “Grilled Cheese to Go” booths at state fairs in Connecticut and had lines around the corner. He then found an investor who helped fund the opening of his first restaurant, which he opened at the Connecticut Post Mall in Westfield, Conn., Cheeseboy founder Michael Inwald.
READWRITESTART Strategy Roundtable: How To Use Twitter For Lead Generation
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
Also at today's roundtable, Sharon Wood from Ridgefield, Connecticut, presented Stone Creek Entertainment's Karizmac games , a casual gaming company for the female demographic. During this week's roundtable, we followed a slightly different format than our usual five entrepreneur pitches. Sponsor. We encourage you to take advantage of it.
TAFFY WILLIAMS “Write 3 Letters” You Are Not that Good
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
Navy Captain once told me a story of his retirement ceremony from a hospital in Connecticut. Well you are that good, but let’s come back to that. First a joke: A new CEO was hired to replace an outgoing CEO. The outgoing CEO met with the incoming CEO for an exit interview. Several months passed before a major event came up.
STARTUP DAILY Who Broke My Business Model?
| SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
State of Connecticut. Since I am based in Connecticut and the majority of my revenue is from the Amazon U.S. affiliate links, this effectively breaks my business model. Of course I will adapt. Amazon store with codes that benefit various non-profit organizations, beginning this week with the global aid organization Mercy Corps.
READWRITESTART 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Ownership Matters
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
And Bill Gordon, who is working on pulling together the Stamford Innovation Center in Connecticut with Patty Meagher and Ed Petner, emailed me, saying: "We have spent a week going through your curriculum. One of them is: Ownership Matters. second is: You WILL get rejected by VCs. That's okay. It's important. Sponsor. EduMark. 10screens.
READWRITESTART Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M
| THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. After hosting three live roundtables and being on stage for six to seven hours a day last month during my trip to Pune , I almost lost my voice. These resellers buy devices from the U.S. Sponsor.
ARCTICSTARTUP Skype Reacts To Skype 5 For Mac Feedback
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
Skype also outlines their thinking regarding application design in the blog post : Some background: at Skype, we build products for users ranging from grandmothers in China to 15 year old students in Connecticut – and everyone else in between. On Friday, April 1st mind you, Skype finally reacted to the feedback with a blog post. of Skype.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE Seth Sternberg – Meebo
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business. Oh, yeah. I’m used to that refrain. Awesome.
- Company Culture Is What You Are Not What You Want To Be
traveled with the Apple group to visit Xerox headquarters in Connecticut. Tweet I got this business plan question in email: When you’re starting your business, does “company culture” have an impact in your business plan? Do you start your “culture” when the company is small and create one that will easily expand as your company expands.
- Private Fund Adviser Regulation Under The Dodd-Frank Act
By Attorneys at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Jeffrey E. Tabak?, David E. Joseph J. Basile, Kristen L. Buppert? and Joseph F. Bernardi, Jr. Introduction. Private equity. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section. The new areas of regulation include the following: mandatory registration. Expanded Registration And Disclosure Under The Advisers Act.
- The Nation’s Top Young Entrepreneurs
David Conway of Wilton, Connecticut : Mr. Conway is the founder of CoolCash Coins , ( www.coolcashcoins.com) a coin appraisal business. What great young entrepreneurs do you know? This series is a round-up of some of the nation’s top young entrepreneurs. Between the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Shayna Turk. Austin Hochstatter.
TECHCRUNCH.COM From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise GreenTech CrunchBase TechCrunch TV Disrupt SF More TechCrunch TV Beta Invites Crunchies Elevator Pitches Gillmor Gang Podcasts TechCrunch Europe TechCrunch Trends TechCrunch France TechCrunch Japan Whats Hot: Android Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Zynga Subscribe: From Nothing To Something. Gladly!
TECHCRUNCH.COM Finding Your Co-Founders
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
In my case, I grew up in Connecticut and spent a fair amount of time in New York – all the while trying to start companies, relatively unsuccessfully. The first post, From Nothing To Something. How To Get There, is here. Now, think specifically about how tall (or short) they all are. I’ll bet most of them are – you included.
VINICIUS VACANTI How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
We reached out to him and he explained via email that he had unsubscribed because he lived in Connecticut and didn’t think he would be able to use the New York deals we were recommending. Traffic Bumps via Chartbeat. It turns out that CNN had run a two minute segment profiling Yipit. The following is how it happened. Were We Just Lucky?
VINICIUS VACANTI How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN | Vinicius Vacanti
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
We reached out to him and he explained via email that he had unsubscribed because he lived in Connecticut and didn’t think he would be able to use the New York deals we were recommending. It turns out that CNN had run a two minute segment profiling Yipit. The following is how it happened. Were We Just Lucky? Adrian Congrads! e.p.c.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND Who will Lead Us?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
An exchange in a debate between candidates for governor in Connecticut captures how far we have moved away from relying on the ingenuity and risk taking of entrepreneurs to lead our economic growth. Laura Hollis offers an important perspective on entrepreneurship in America in a recent column at Townhall.com.
RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC. Designating Delaware's Court of Chancery as the Exclusive Jurisdiction for Intra-Corporate Disputes
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
1986) (Delaware lacked jurisdiction over Virginia corporation with principal place of business in Connecticut). By Attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP Attorneys: Derrick Farrell, Timothy FitzSimons, Michele Kyrouz, Charles Nathan, Laurie Smilan of Latham & Watkins LLP. Introduction. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section. Conclusion.
- NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner
David Conway of Wilton, Connecticut: Mr. Conway is the founder of CoolCash Coins, ( www.coolcashcoins.com ) a coin appraisal business. NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner. Four Additional Teen Business Owners Capture National Award. In Recognition of their Entrepreneurial Achievements . WASHINGTON, D.C.
BRAD HARGREAVES Silicon Valley Moves to New York
| SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
For the entertainment and edification of my northeastern readers, I’ve created a map that superimposes Valley companies on New York and Connecticut, assuming identical driving times (from midtown Manhattan and downtown San Francisco, respectively) and distance from commuter rail (Caltrain and Metro North’s New Haven line, respectively).
CROWDSPRING BLOG 12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)
| MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
come from a family of sailors, so I grew up sailing small boats in a harbor off the coast of Connecticut, on Long Island sound, and my husband and I actually took some time off in the early 90’s, cruising around Central America for three years on our 40-ft. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. And less famous.
STEVE BLANK Unintended Lessons
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
checking out the shopping in Georgetown, saw beautiful horse country in Pennsylvania and upstate NY and headed down into the bays and coves of Connecticut filled with sailboats. We started in North Carolina eating BBQ and enjoying the Southern culture, went through Washington D.C For a minute it was a pretty depressing thought for a parent.
THE VC IN ME Professional Marketplaces - the vc in me. - Typepad
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
Air Quality Control is saving lives in Colorado,Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut by installing radon gas mitigation, remediation, and abatement systems. the vc in me. Welcome! hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. This brings efficiency (e.g. Edufire.
THE VC IN ME the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007
Attorneys In Our Network California- Bay Area California- Chico California- Southern Connecticut Florida (Northeast) Florida (Southwest) Georgia (Atlanta Area) Illinois Kansas Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts (Boston) Massachusetts (Springfield) Michigan Minnesota Missouri (Kansas City) Missouri (St. the vc in me. Welcome! Archives. Profile.
VENTURE CYCLIST The Importance of Being Ernesto
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2006
However, he also has the possibility of making Connecticut and New York somewhat wet on Sunday and Monday (the route and days of the Hazon ride). Lane, cleverest of them all, reports that there were no cumcumbers in the market that morning, "not even for ready money". guess it's time to get some cycling rain gear. Cycling
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