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10 Key Metrics To Take a Startup to the Next Level

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs have no trouble focusing on how to build a product, and the good ones know how to find and nurture those first critical customers.

5 Things Really Smart People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts. Not really. They'll work for you too.

How to lose at meetings

The Startup Toolkit

Every meeting is either won or lost. There are no “good” meetings. How did we get ourselves into this mess? fishing for compliments).

Do What You Love? Screw That

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to be happy? Don't build a business based on something you love doing. Here's a guaranteed winner: Go with "Follow your passions. You'll kill.

Every Entrepreneur Has Foundation Beliefs from Which They Operate?Most of Them Just Don't Realize It!

Small Business Force

business and its culture should reflect the foundation beliefs of the founder/entrepreneur. There is a reason that this is the first one mentioned.

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Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man

Both Sides of the Table

Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. Holy s**t. Some way.

3 Best Ways to Say 'No'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Struggling with productivity and time management? Try these simple guidelines to improve your focus simply by saying "no." Don't respond immediately.

Big data (very) geek humor

Venture Cyclist

Hat tip to Paul Bleicher, love this very geeky take – from 2009 – but just as relevant to today. Cartoon by John Muellerleile.). Big Data Whimsy

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9 Leadership Myths--and How To Overcome Them

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These nine myths can hamstring you, your company, and your employees. How to get beyond them. Every age has its leadership myths. Really? ” 8.

Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012

Feld Thoughts

Awesome – and extremely consistent with how I think about how the machines have already taken over. Kevin’s intellectual approach is clearer and deeper – which I like, and will borrow heavily from. Kevin’s book, What Technology Wants , is also in a swag bag and I’ll be reading it next week.

Choose a Great Name For Your Company: 3 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We thought we had a great name and logo for our company. But we made three simple--and costly--mistakes. Looking back, this was probably a mistake.

Try to avoid making key decisions under adverse emotional conditions

Taffy Williams

It is hard to make tough decisions when depressed People often have problems that go well beyond the work place. Such stresses are difficult enough.

4 Magic Questions That Create Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These questions, answered in this order, transform you into an irreplaceable resource. Is there a fundamental skill I've been neglecting? Great!

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Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, As Real As It Gets

Nick O'Neill

If you read the large number of technology and startup bloggers who covered Bravo’s latest “startup-focused” T.V. show, you might think it was a complete disaster, however after watching the first two episodes, I have a completely different take. The Relevant Parties. Without watching the t.v. The Producers. My Take. My Take.

Demystifying Small Business Valuation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A successful small business sale begins with a solid grasp of business valuation. Here's what you need to know to set your company at the right price.

Can enterprise SaaS products be viral?

Version One Ventures

When you turn your attention to SaaS products that are narrow in industry and profession, it’s even harder.” appeared first on Version One Ventures.

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8 Ways to Find the Best Long-Tail Keywords

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are some simple and effective ways to identify the kind of keywords that keep the traffic coming. Then search for patterns. Another good bet?

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A Look at Notorious Hackers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Believe it or not, the Internet — as most Americans tend to know it — is about 25 years old. Rise of the Hackers. Joining the Dark Side. The Infamous.

3 Basics of Facebook Analytics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You've got a few months' worth of Facebook activity under your belt. Now's the time to dig into the data and see what's working.

[Review] Beam, Straight Up

YoungUpstarts

What does it mean to create and dominate an entire category in an industry? Still need a hint? It may make you mighty thirsty, though.

Leadership Lessons: Petraeus & The Value of Failure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you never fail, you come to believe you are invincible. And that, of course, is the problem. He never failed at anything? It isn't a love of risk.

Excellent fantasy football parody video

Jeff Hilimire

So funny, especially for people like @interpolate who are having a monstrously terrible fantasy football year. Humor fantasy football humor video

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What Should My Marketing Goal Be?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brian Halligan, founder of HubSpot, answers questions about marketing in the new digital age

Some thoughts on your ABBA round

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I’ve noticed an ongoing trend over the past year or so that’s worth highlighting and commenting on. As valuations have risen (become “frothy” in VC speak, which is our nice way of saying “too high”) companies have started raising much larger Series A rounds. But that’s not what I want to talk about. I

3 Ways Smart Business People Will Profit Under Obama

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business advice for the next four years from a small business owner who voted for Romney. President Obama won re-election to a second term. Let's see.

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Techstars Boston 2012 – The Startup Forge

Fred Destin

Today is TechStars Boston Demo Day and as usual you can expect a spectacular display of pitching bravado and entrepreneurial glitz. Forging Steel.

Working From Bed on the Rise

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Recent studies found that laptops and mobile devices make it easy for employees to bring office work to their bedrooms. Is your bed your new desk?

I’ve made no secret of my interest and belief in wearable.

Bryce Dot VC

I’ve made no secret of my interest and belief in wearable computing. think the team really nailed it with the design and utility.

Your Employees Could Be a Lot More Engaged. Here's Proof

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new online tool helps you measure the strength of your company culture. Since then, I've received 350 responses to the survey from Inc. respondent.

{App of the Month} Pinterest for Business

Soho Solutionist

Pinterest is not just for personal pinning anymore. Yes, it’s always been business friendly, but now it’s offering business owners the opportunity to create a company profile or to convert an existing personal profile. Something to keep in mind — [.]. Blog Social Media For Business pinterest

4 Ways to Win the Holiday Shopping Wars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Holiday retail sales are expected to rise. But with big box retailers battling over who can offer the lowest prices, how can small businesses compete?

[Infographic] Enabling Workforce Certainty In Certain Times

YoungUpstarts

During difficult economic times, many business owners think about rightsizing their companies or thinking about how to grow their workforces.

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Mark Cuban Blasts Facebook Promote Fees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Dallas Mavericks owner vented over Facebook's Promote fees and plans to focus social media efforts elsewhere.

CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation

SoCal CTO

I was just asked about a particular startup situation (seed stage, CMO hire, non-founder) and particularly what compensation and equity is appropriate.