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The Magic Moment When You Shift To Executing As Fast As You Can

Feld Thoughts

There is this magical moment that happens when a startup finally puts the key components together to build a successful business.  After 2.5

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber. That seems very Brad to me.

5 Etiquette Rules That Matter Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The word may sound stodgy. But courtesy and manners are still essential--particularly in business. The word "etiquette" gets a bad rap.

10 Ways That Entrepreneurs Need to be More Open

Startup Professionals Musings

The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.” Updating: capturing knowledge and actions. Centralized. Democratic.

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4 Vital Interview Questions to Ask

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Most candidates can hack your interview questions to tell you what you want to hear. But if you approach it right, not these. Ask an initial question.

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7 Big Marketing Mistakes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These goofs can stunt your revenue and growth, and maybe even put you out of business. Ironically, the opposite is true. They can't.

14 Fascinating Theories From Leadership Studies


If you’ve never delved into the field of leadership studies as a businessperson or college student , you really should. Great Man Theory. Trait Theory.

3 Tips to Perfecting Your Sales Pitch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some consumers are only interested in the best price. Others, however, may be more concerned with ability. Fast forward to a few weeks ago.

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The truth behind what you need to do to develop true expert status

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Amplify Your Expert Status – Pam Slim Keynote at Infusioncon from Pamela Slim on Vimeo. Earlier this month, I was honored to present a keynote at Infusioncon , the user conference for Infusionsoft. Infusionsoft is a local Gilbert, Arizona business that provides marketing automation software for small businesses.

Why Every Company Needs a Culture Chief

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lara Morrow has a knack for building caring, trusting relationships. So we made her Beryl's queen of fun and laughter. You need a Lara Morrow.

Move Your Startup to Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000!


It's the plight of every startup: mucho trabajo, poco dinero. What to do? Steve Davis packed his laptop and his Spanish phrasebook and moved to Chile.

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Entrepreneurs' Secret Anti-Stress Weapon

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new study shows even small amounts of meditation relieve stress and boost health. No wonder many business bigwigs turn to it.

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

This creates a low-pressure environment for developers to explore and learn about startups. Others range from students to senior developers.

6 Keys to Building a Service Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you don't take care of your customers, someone else will. Start by taking these six steps. No business can stay in business without customers.

Nearing Bankruptcy, Fruugo Burned Through €40 Million to Generate €100K


The company was started in 2006 by Nils Forsblom, now currently running TenFarms. The figures also reveal that the company is basically bankrupt."

8 Pinterest Alternatives to Try

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't lock yourself into one platform. Here are 8 sites to get your wares in front of more click-happy shoppers. Knack dispenses with the subtleties.

Lies Lies Lies: What Internet Marketers Must Learn From The Advertising Industry

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I was really thrilled with how my previous article, Have Internet Marketers Lost The Plot was received. It was controversial, but I was pleased to discover my suspicion was correct – new Internet marketers and the customers and consumers of high profile and established Internet marketers want more !

Big Company Bureaucracy: 4 Ways to Cut Through It

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even though many of us work in small teams or small companies, we also work with large organizations all the time.

Brand Is More Than Pixels

The Cornice

The best fashion sites have style. They feel luxurious. They offer outstanding service. These These are foundational elements. It feels disjointed.

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How Warby Parker Almost Broke

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sudden success may seem like a happy problem to have. Until it happens to you. What happens when all your wildest dreams come true? Then things break.

[Infographic] The Anti-Aging Empire


It’s probably safe to say that we all want to age gracefully. Others anti-aging cosmetic surgery industry industry outlook infographic

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The Case for Crowdfunding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does the JOBS Act have to do with the Statue of Liberty? created one of those portals. It's called Indiegogo. The LuminAID inflatable solar light.

Getting the most out of an accelerator programme

The Equity Kicker

Garren Givens, founder of social commerce site Dibsie , wrote a great post on Venturebeat explaining how founders should think about accelerator programmes. As the number of programmes mushrooms there is inevitably going to be some bad ones to go with the good ones, and so this is a topic that founders need to think more about.

Facebook Ads: Are You Paying More & Getting Less?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Demand has driven ad prices higher even as click-through rates dropped. Have you checked your Facebook performance lately?

More Than Mobile

Rob Go

My friend Greg Bettinelli posed an interesting question on Twitter today about whether the iPad should be considered “mobile” He makes an interesting point. Compared to a phone, consumption of the web on tablets isn’t nearly as mobile. Hard to explain, but I find that tablet browsing at home is often: 1. More bite sized. 2.

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The Frenetic Future of Crowdfunding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A surge of competition and a struggle for market share will likely define the next few years of crowdfunding. It's a chicken-and-egg situation, too.

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Startup Sauna Accepts 20 Teams For Spring 2012


Spring is here, meaning a new crop of Startup Sauna teams have sprung up. years. Last year, we had about 15 teams per session. This year, we have 20!

Customer Research on the Cheap: 5 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In a start-ups early days, your most important task is to sort out the good ideas from the bad--without spending a ton of money. Heres how.

Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Venture Chronicles

Q: Why would there have been no scandal in Columbia if the GSA accompanied the Secret Service? A: The GSA would have never haggled over $47 for a hooker. . Like most Americans I am outraged but not surprised by what is going on in government when it comes to stewardship of taxpayer (and borrowed from China) dollars.

How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Happy Family became the second fastest-growing food company in the U.S. by tapping into a network of moms. There was no money for advertising.

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4 Ways to Get Out of Panic Mode

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's way too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day craziness of a startup. Why you need a time out, and how to get one. That should be fun

Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?


There's a notion, one you're no doubt all too familiar with, that America is in need of an economic refresh. The problem is profound. Will this work?

Why It's So Hard to Get Funded

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to funding young companies, the investment community is constantly raising the bar. Here's why. They were right. I'll wait.)