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Small Experiments, Often

Feld Thoughts

This post first appeared in the WSJ Accelerators series titled The $100,000 Experiment  in response to the question “When should you make a substantive change to one or more parts of your business model?” ” During the past few years, the word “pivot” has become one of the most overused words with regard to startups.

Where Can I Find Information on Starting Salaries for a SaaS Startup?

Ask The VC

Q: Where can I get some good starting salary information for a SaaS startup?  I need the information for CEO, CFO, CIO, CINO, Director of Sales. We have posted about this topic many times in the past and have often covered specific aspects in great detail – take a look at the  Compensation  archive. Although

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The first cavewoman (or caveman) to open her mouth and utter an intelligible word changed the game for the local tribe. Finally, the Internet was born.

19 Things We Can Learn From Numerous Heatmap Tests

ConversionXL

Heatmaps are great for analyzing the behavior of your visitors. Heatmaps are roughly divided between mousetracking heatmaps and eyetracking heatmaps.

Top 5 Business Books of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The best (and bestselling) business books of this year were mostly about exposing corruption. But that's no longer true.

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6 Best Business Planning Tips I Ever Got

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your company will face weak links and unexpected turns. Don't get caught flat-footed. should have done greater due diligence on that relationship.

10 Reasons Your Destiny This Year May be a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Many budding entrepreneurs struggle mightily with that first step – out of their comfort zone and into the unknown. What are you waiting for?

Hire Autistic People; Here's Why

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

People with autism are detail-oriented, fastidious, and reliable--and the largest generation is about to graduate high school. Jeremy is autistic.

Are We Entering 2013 in Crunch-Mode?

Genuine VC

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013. According to all of the blogosphere chatter over the past month, seed-funded internet startups are entering this year gearing up for the now-near-infamous Series A Crunch. However, I would take issue with the near-consensus conclusion of what is to follow.

Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead.

Entrepreneurs must live in the present and predict the future

Taffy Williams

Failure to examine the path may lead to disaster ! The age comes with experience and knowledge of things past and present. It is a good way to start.

Sharp as a Lawyer: 10 Legal Myths

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've never met a successful businessperson who couldn't negotiate a solid agreement and didn't know how to protect his company's intellectual property.

Do You Wake Up Productive?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Tweet I’ve always been of the belief that success begins and ends in the mind. daily video, one shot in my car after going for a skate.

Why Brainstorming Doesn't Always Spark Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Science evolves, so facts change ( despite the lessons of Popeye, for example, spinach actually isn't loaded with iron ).

The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack

Agile VC

I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now. There are several things I prefer over Apple’s Safari, including the bookmark and search history sync with my other Chrome usage (on laptop) and some small UI touches. As we all know the mobile ecosystems have remained mostly walled gardens to date.

5 Anti-Resolutions for 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These five New Year's anti-resolutions will help you achieve your real goals for 2013. Below is my list for 2013. Will Not Cheat Guilty.

Content is King…Even on Wall Street

VC Cafe

Traditional media companies had an amazing year on Wall Street. While the Dow Jones Index increased a respectable 6.7%, the US Broadcasting and Entertainment Index surged 40%. In fact, other than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Spend Money to Make Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's hard to invest when the economy is poor. But that's exactly when you need to do it. This economy is making us way too conservative. Get going.

My Thoughts on Creating Meaningful Work

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

“It’s one thing to work on stuff that seems sexy because it’s socially cool and financially rewarding. ” Umair Haque.

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4 Tips to Making Sales Goals a Reality

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't lose sight of your objectives for the new year. Here are four ways to keep them in view. Make it personal. If they wrote it, they owned it.

Where Can I Find Information on Starting Salaries for a SaaS Startup?

Ask The VC

Q: Where can I get some good starting salary information for a SaaS startup?  I need the information for CEO, CFO, CIO, CINO, Director of Sales. We have posted about this topic many times in the past and have often covered specific aspects in great detail – take a look at the  Compensation  archive. Although compensation saas salary

A Billion Dollars, Through Acquisitions & Perseverance

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Patrick Grady, founder and chairman of Rearden Commerce, talks about his company's $1 billion valuation. That's occurring now.

Learning with Flippa

The Startup Toolkit

Flippa is a marketplace where small websites are bought and sold, typically for $1k–10k. Niche community (retention + adwords). Sounds good!

What Will Your Leadership Obituary Be?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your leadership will be fully evaluated once you're no longer in a leadership role. What will your colleagues say? You are not leading.

The January cS Award and the December cS Award Winners!

crowdSPRING Blog

Back in 2011, we announced a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. January cS Award. Well done!

A High Tech Start-up Eyes Broadway

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One of New York's hottest shows is also a small business. Here's how iLuminate came to wow audiences during the holidays.

Detroit Soup — Serving Hope & Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Amy Kaherl is the Director/Facilitator of Detroit Soup. As a Michigander I’m always looking for some good vibes on the economy.

Silicon Valley Is Sinking (No, Really)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Surrounded on all sides by a rising ocean, the high-tech hub is ill-prepared for the risks of environmental devastation. Silicon Valley is sinking.

College Grads Can Make The Best Businessmen

YoungUpstarts

The problem here is that they are turning a blind eye to what can be some of their most fierce competition. Adapting Easily. Energy Equals Success.

Planeetta Internet Launches Jellastic Cloud Platform In Finland

ArcticStartup

Planeetta Internet , a Helsinki-based hosting firm, tells they've launched the Jelastic cloud platform in Finland, which might be interesting to some local startups. Jellastic is a similar platform to Heroku, except it claims to be easier in some ways to set up. In all, it looks like an interesting solution for Finnish startups.

Morning Coffee + Evening Happy Hour = Day of Networking

Startup Houston

Did you miss GroundUP Houston this morning? Or were you there and just can’t get enough of energetic, optimistic startup people? Details here.

You Control the Fate of Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop hiding behind taxes and the government. All it takes is one simple choice to keep business moving this year.

HBS Alumni Angels Investor Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 16

David Teten

HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York  is holding its next investor evening for our members (angels and VCs) on January 16. Presenting Companies: -  CareBooker is the Expedia.com for booking family care services, such as child care, pet care, tutoring/lessons, home care, sports/fitness, and senior care. -  Charged.fm

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4 Innovations Apple Should Tackle in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Apple hasn't created an innovative product in years. Here are some ideas. Does Apple need a boost? Not if you look at its revenue stream.