Tue.Nov 20, 2012

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Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

Both Sides of the Table

Every so often I find myself caught up in a really hectic 3-4 week schedule where it seems like I float endlessly betweens meetings. Pitches. Intros.

Sorry, No Calls


The following is an article inspired by my earlier article, MustSayNo.com , which has literally been life-changing for me. hate them. bliss!)

Do More Faster: 10 Best Apps & Tools

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Five-time entrepreneur Frank Addante lists the digital gems that help him be organized and save time. 1. Tips: Trust it. What gets measured gets done.

How To Become Successful = Action, Balance, Dreams, Plans and Beliefs.

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Share this image with your social networks! woman is on a long hike ride through breathtaking valleys and over majestic mountains.  Balance. Faith.

5 Reasons Your Top Employee Isn't Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not sure why your top performer is unhappy? Check out what the most brilliant (yet difficult) employees hate about company culture. given to others.

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How to Criticize Employees: 6 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes a kick in the butt can be more effective than a pat on the back. Praising a good performance is easy; everyone likes to receive a compliment.

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company? Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns. In for a penny?”

Amazon Launches Brand Pages

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The online retailer announced Amazon Pages today, which lets retailers create web stores and market through the Amazon network. It's as simple as that.

Lack Of Budget And Talent Inhibit Growth Of Digital Marketing In APAC Region


” Lack of budget and skills. Two of the biggest challenges they face? Talent and budget. Singapore – A Bright Spot For Digital Marketing.

2 Simple Keys to Define Your Brand

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does your brand stand for? Probably a lot less than you think. Here's why you need to rethink it. Great brands stand for something. Not really.

[Infographic] More Singaporeans Shopping Online To Save Time: PayPal


In Singapore, online and mobile shopping is set to enter a new phase. Mobile Commerce On The Rise. Shopping Becomes Even More Social.

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Listen More to Sell More: 3 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These simple steps will help you refine your sales pitches and win over potential clients. Answer them, but be brief. One big upside to this approach?

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Behind the Scenes of Startups: Finance Overview (Video)

Early Growth Financial Services

Check out my financial strategy overview for startups, presented for The Design Business. This short video includes a good overview of startup finances including important tips and advice for startup accounting and finance. Have any questions about startup finance or accounting?

5 Myths of Video Marketing (& How to Overcome Them)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are you making the most of your online video program? Here are five big misconceptions you should avoid along with effective remedies.

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Some thoughts on leadership and excellence

The Equity Kicker

This morning I went to a breakfast seminar hosted by PER , a private equity recruitment firm that I have known for a long time. He was a winner.

The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up.

My Lean Startups Haven’t Followed the Script

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: At long last, Lean Startup has become a global movement. The rest is legend. Why did you quit so soon?” Feedback is confusing, inconsistent.

Why "Old Doors" Are Your Best Sales Prospects

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't work so hard at getting brand new customers, and stop worrying about customers who leave. Do this instead.

Not Shaking Hands

David Cohen

While I was at FounderCon last week I got really sick and spent an entire day in my hotel room. I’m not sure if it was food poisoning or stomach flu, but either way, it was no fun. The next day at Demo Day, I avoided shaking hands with hundreds of people, each time explaining that I was trying to keep them from catching whatever I had. Startups

Are You a Painkiller or a Vitamin?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you talk to even one customer, know the answer to this crucial question. And prepare accordingly. ” Your meeting has to have a point.

Big data + machine learning + human artistry = even better underwriting

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Yesterday our portfolio company Zest Finance rolled out Hilbert, its newest generation of underwriting algorithm, and it got great coverage from both tech and finance oulets. American Banker leads off with: Merrill describes Hilbert as ‘ridiculously stunning.’ What I want to do is use math, science and art to give more credit to the underbanked.

Silicon Valley, New York, Tel Aviv: Here's the World's Start-up Hubs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report reveals that Silicon Valley outpaces all other start-up ecosystems but cities around the world are catching up.

Design Staff ? The product design sprint: decide (day 3)

Design Staff

At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing.

How Entrepreneurs Would Resolve the Fiscal Cliff

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The president asked corporate CEOs to weigh in. But what would small business owners say? We asked, and you answered. will not do only one.

Good enough!

The Startup Toolkit

Let’s say you want to know whether your business will work or not before you bet the farm on it. But perfect information takes forever to collect. It’s just not worth it. If your taco cart is successful, does that mean you can justify the 200k lease and kitchen refurb for your taco restaurant? Maybe, maybe not. So is a result 4.5x

JJ Ramberg: Turn 'No' Into 'Yes'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even when a customer says 'no' is the final answer, you can turn that around. JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC's Your Business, explains how

Design Staff ? How startups can learn more while building less

Design Staff

This article was originally published in GigaOm. If you're running a lean startup, launch and learn is undoubtedly a familiar mantra.

When You Should Hit 'Send'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An e-mail marketing firm digs through more than 20 million messages to figure out when is the best time to send marketing e-mails. to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Your Customer Service Overhaul Has To Happen Fast And Furious


By Ron Kaufman, author of “ Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet ”.

Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. Now, it's become much more.

The product design sprint: decide (day 3)

Google Ventures

At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. Yes way.

How to License Great Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You don't necessarily need teams of hotshot coders and scientists to bring your big idea to life. It doesn't have to be that way.

Reaktor Becomes Hands-On Seed Investor Through New POLTE Investment Arm


Reaktor , a Finnish IT company, is now moving to becoming a hands-on seed investor in Finland. POLTE seems to be in favor of caps lock.

One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Going Global

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Otterbox CEO talks about a lesson he learned the hard way after expanding his business overseas. OtterBox is all about protection--that's what we do.