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A 50-Point Checklist For Creating The Ultimate Landing Page


Build, Publish & A/B Test Landing Pages Without IT. Support | Log In or. About. Features. Templates. Landing Page Examples. Partners. Pricing.

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6 Things Really Productive People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Have you noticed that some people just seem to accomplish tons and still appear happy and relaxed? Here are six tips for becoming more productive.

Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. That’s no reason to give up, however. Be Personal. Be Unique. Be Convenient.

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Why Shorter is Sweeter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To communicate more meaningfully: Cut, cut, cut! As I talked, she typed and we realized we both had a lot we wanted to say. More is not more. Magic!


10 Keys to Successful Entrepreneur Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you are an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, you can’t ignore the rules of building and maintaining relationships. Then move on.

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Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Life Beyond Code

 Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. and the list goes on.

The $100 Million Funding Secret

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A serial entrepreneur who has raised $100 million in his lifetime explains exactly how he did it. often help entrepreneurs raise money from investors.

George Orwell Talks To Us From The Future About a Free and Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

I thought this was a powerful and clever video about the risks to the free and open Internet. Related articles. Google Rallies Opposition to U.N.

4 Ways to Ask For a Customer Meeting

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's a real art to getting on a potential customer's calendar. Here's one strategy from sales guru Barry Rhein. Like this post?

Three Hard Truths About A/B Testing


Sometimes A/B testing is made to seem like some magical tool that will fix all problems at once. Conversions low? It’s easy! Probably more.

5 traits of the most successful entrepreneurs

Version One Ventures

Over the course of my career, I have met, worked with, and/or invested in hundreds of entrepreneurs. During this time, I’ve seen some rise to the top, while others never quite made it past the starting line. Here are five key qualities that successful entrepreneurs typically have in common: 1.

Strategy Without Change Is Pointless

Duct Tape Marketing

Next week my staff and I will hole up for an entire day of planning. We do this quarterly, but once a year, we “really” do this. Fewer Priorities.

One Choice You Shouldn't Force Employees to Make

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You want dedicated workers--all business owners do. But workaholics? Here's why you don't want to encourage those. No one gave me work-life balance.

NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Next tuesday evening, I am giving at talk at the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup. will talk about networks in the enteprise. plan to use USV investments like WorkMarket and Pollenware to discuss how entrepreneurs can use networks to build powerful enterprise oriented businesses. This hackpad is totally open and anyone can contribute to it.

'I Was Not Exuding Huge Amounts of Confidence'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On one day Cyrus Massoumi went door-to-door hawking ZocDoc, the doctor-appointment scheduling site, security guards kicked him out

Saul Klein Gets Appointed to UK Tech Envoy to Israel

VC Cafe

UK's Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the appointment of Saul Klein to UK Tech Envoy to Israel. saul klein UK Israel Tech Hub

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4 Tips to Take Your Company to the Next Level

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stuck at a plateau? Here are four things that could help your business reach new heights. You've built a pretty good company. Next year?

Essential Development Questions for Startups: The Questions Founders Need to Answer for Product Development, Web Strategy, Marketing, and More

Early Growth Financial Services

tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. But I’ve often been very surprised by one aspect of these conversations.

3 Ways To Keep Your Best Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You've got three ways to keep your best customers on board. Here's how to manage each. What you need to do is simple. Accomplishing it is not.

12 Questions: Meet Ana Grigoriu (Germany)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. Ana lives and works in Germany. 1. umesc, Ana!

4 Ways to Embrace Big Data

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a handful of useful tools to collect the kind of data you need to make better business decisions. Check out Mozenda , a data extraction service.

Eight Year-End “Must-Dos” For Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners


You’ve put out fires. Solved employee snafus and issues. Juggled conflicting priorities. Motivated yourself and others. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Can You Manage and Lead?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Management and leadership are often seen as two mutually exclusive responsibilities. As if start-ups can afford that. They need both.

Scientists create artificial brain with 2.3m simulated neurons

The Equity Kicker

One of Ray Kurzweil’s central predictions is that we will create software that emulates the human mind by reverse engineering the human brain.

The Most Talked About Business Moves of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This year some businesses fell out of favor with the entrepreneurial gods, while others basked in their glory. See who came out of 2012 on top.

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deCODE Genetics $400 Million Acquisition Good News For Icelandic Startup Scene


In recent news, Icelandic deCODE Genetics got picked up by Amgen, a multinational pharmaceutical company, for $400 million cash. Time will tell.

6 Tips for Maximizing Corporate Gifting

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't let your corporate holiday gifts go unnoticed. Follow these tips to properly show your appreciation. Our waistlines will appreciate it.

What’s on your Flipboard?

Jeff Hilimire

Always curious to see what apps people have, what tools and hardware they use, and what sites or publications they like keeping up with.

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'Heavy-Handed Sales Messaging Just Doesn't Work Any More'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The trick to generating sales with social media, says Likeable CEO Dave Kerpen, is to use natural human language. Here's how

Student Innovators | Stronger Bike Helmet, Made of Cardboard, Inspired by a Woodpecker

Campus Entrepreneurship

Even though it was a minor crash, and Surabhi was wearing an expensive helmet, the next day he learned that he had a concussion. Students Video

Imagine a World Without Your iPhone

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No, really. Try to. Or better yet, why not actually put down your phone and live in the real world? If I turned back, I’d be really late. Simple.

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The Skinny on Equity-Based Crowdfunding Opportunities

Growthink Blog

And for a little trivia, the term "the skinny" as used in my title was coined during World War II. Today, there are nearly 9,000 of them. read more.


Gift Inspiration From Small Businesses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founders of jewelry start-up Altruette know what a difference the holidays make for small business. Happy holidays! Cost: $64.95 Cost: $24.99

Talent Sourcing fool me twice, shame on me

deal architect

McKinsey says we are already critically short of “data scientists” even as the hype about Big Data takes off. IBM goes even further and says we are short talent in every aspect of what Cognizant calls the SMAC stack (social, Industry Commentary Offshoring Negotiations/Best Practices Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices