Thu.Dec 20, 2012

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When is it Time to Pivot or Quit?

Instigator Blog

Entrepreneurs aren’t quitters. To succeed you need to be resilient, thick skinned and borderline crazy. But sometimes, you have to quit.

8 Opportunities to Lead in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leadership is just a series of moments where you do the right thing. Here are eight ways to do that in the coming year. For the greater good, resist.

Is Your Business Ready for 2013? Look into the Future of Marketing to Find Out

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Look into the Crystal Ball of Marketing. Trying to keep up with trends in online marketing is a difficult endeavor. We’re Going Mobile. It makes sense.

6 Reasons Why You Hire the Wrong People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No business can afford to make hiring mistakes--especially the mistakes that come up again and again. You ignore the total package. or just won't.

The New Breed of Startups Master These 5 Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

found their five phases of the process to be compelling, based on my own years of experience mentoring startups: Nail the pain. Nail the solution.

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Introducing Entrepreneurship to Young People through Activities and Discussion

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success. Introducing the idea of entrepreneurship puts young people on a path to success. learn from the outcomes.

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5 Epic Tech Fails of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These products and innovations once seemed so full of promise. Not so much anymore. I'm a tech connoisseur. And now they risk fading into oblivion. 1.

Finding "Investor-Entrepreneur" Fit (aka Avoiding the Series A Crunch)

Seeing Both Sides

People-based investing is an age-old investment strategy.  Bet on the jockey, not the horse, as the saying goes.  Seek out “Investor-Entrepreneur” Fit. 

Exclusive: Inside the Mind of Google's Great Idea Man

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Serial entrepreneur John Hanke created the first iterations of Google Earth, Maps, and Street View. In 2000, he did just that. Why give up that role?

The road to healing from heartbreak

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Some years are marked by tremendous challenge and heartbreak. This year, some people very close to me experienced unthinkable losses. Her son survived.

Cars: The Next Big Advertising Platform?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Connected cars are taking mobile marketing to a whole new level. Here's what to expect. This represents a couple of opportunities for small businesses.

Put the internet to work for you

John O'Farrell

Living in silos. As software continues to eat the world , we spend an ever-increasing portion of our time online. Announcing IFTTT. Digital duct tape”.

How to Build Customer Loyalty in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can be successful in sales next year, regardless of the economy. As we enter 2013, the business world remains in a state of uncertainty. Simple: 1.

How to Get More Social Mileage Out of Video

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Dr. Melody King – Enjoy! photo credit: MoneyBlogNewz.

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[Infographic] Wasting Away – The State Of Workplace Productivity


Workplace productivity isn’t as high as it can be, many managers complain. The culprit they usually point to? The Internet and social media.

I'm Going To Be The Richest Black Woman In America

Growthink Blog

"I always knew I'd be a millionaire by age thirty-two. In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America." Oprah Winfrey said this in 1987.

Answering the debate: The iPad vs. the iPad Mini

Jeff Hilimire

What is your current impression of the iPad Mini vs. the regular size iPad? No iPad, no laptop. Otherwise, the iPad Mini wins out in every scenario.

5 Tips for Rocking PR Around the Holidays

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While your competitors are slowing down for the holiday season, here's why to ramp up your public relations--and five pro strategies for doing so.

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Raising Funds For A Traditional F&B Or Retail Startup


Over the past two weeks I’ve received at least five emails asking for startup advice. Friends and family. Traditional financing.

How Much Patent Trolls Cost Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Infographic: When a patent troll attacks, increasingly its victims are small and midsize companies. Check out the stats

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2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Nearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play. With the number of App Store applications now topping 1 million, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

3 Steps to Turn Around a Failing Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"Turnaround King" Grant Cardone says you may think you know what's ailing your company--but you're almost certainly wrong. Revenues falling?

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Tony Hsieh

Google Ventures

Tony Hsieh about entrepreneurship, fostering corporate culture, and his latest project. Founder Interviews

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Keep Your Employees Safe: Tips From a Security Expert

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The tragedy at Sandy Hook raises important questions about workplace violence. Education about this threat is a big part in preparing for it.

Video Guide: Open an Account in the Largest Video Portal in China

Startup Noodle

Last March Youku announced that it buys Tudou, making it the largest Chinese video portal. Youku is the largest though, at least for now. General

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'You Don't Want to Be Too Early'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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I Have Been Seduced By Online Video by Yaro Starak

Tweet Every year I attend a massive sci-fi and pop culture expo called Supanova. youtube channel

Best of My Tweets

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I’ve tweeted more than 3,200 times over several years at @bencasnocha. My new  Best of Twitter page breaks down some of my better tweets, by category. Go to:  Observations  -  Practical Tips  -  Quotes  -  Travel  -  Facts and Figures. Or 25 random tweets as an example below: Tweet. Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata. Steven Johnson. John McCain.

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Nine Strategies To Help You Stop Enduring And Start Creating A Life That Really Works


Depressing, but true. Passion and fulfillment? Nope, just sheer survival. Here’s a message for all us “endurers”: Buck up, girlfriend! Slow down?

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Help Bring Xconomy to Boulder/Denver

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been a huge fan of Xconomy since its debut several years ago. It’s been a refreshing resource for a bunch of startup communities, including Boston (where it started) and Seattle. The sign up for the Bring Xconomy to Boulder/Denver page has all the details. Colorado Boulder denver Foundry Group TechStars xconomy

The Art of the Expatriate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Probably the most important decision a business owner can make when deciding to set up an office abroad is the selection of who will run it.

Top Things To Consider When Buying New Technology


With the rapid rate of development in new technology there is no surprise that this is the fastest growing sector of the market. Look for deals.

Google Trends and Gun Safety

David Lee

My favorite analytics tool for tech is Google Trends. It was formerly known as “Google Insights for Search” and it shows how many people search for certain terms over time. We use it at SV Angel when doing diligence on an investment opportunity. ” I bring this up because I recently saw Google search traffic for “gun control.”

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Businesses are like relationships. Sometimes you just need to move on. But how do you know for sure? It shouldn't. This is a very good move for me.