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The Best Approach To A Board Package

Feld Thoughts

I joined my first board of a company other than mine in 1994 (NetGenesis). Since then, I’ve sat on hundreds of boards and been to a zillion board meetings. crushes my soul a little to think of the number of board meetings I have sat through that were ineffective, poorly run, or just plain boring. Voila – an interactive board package.

Top Entrepreneurs Have Follow-up, Not Ideas Alone

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone introduces me to an “idea person,” I automatically jump to the down-side conclusion that this person doesn’t do follow-up. Marty Zwilling.

Which Color Converts The Best?


Color is an essential part of how we experience the world. But do colors really matter for conversions? Experiments with color usage. Red means danger.

Green 57 Redesign: a Responsive Global News Site |

fixed above the page and still position correctly -->. Skip to Content. Sections → NewsFeed U.S. CES 2013. Gadgets. Video Games. Apps & Web.

GRP Excited to add Sam Rosen to Its Ranks. How Did He Get the Role? Hustle. Here’s the Story.

Both Sides of the Table

It made me realize that we’ve never properly introduced our associates: Graham Gelwicks. Jordan Hudson. Kevin Zhang. Sam in the perfect example.

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Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile

- select -. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Facebook. Twitter. Newsletter. Search Go! select -. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Coding.

How to Write an Insanely Popular Blog

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most popularly shared articles online, regardless of industry, topic, or even author, often share these similar traits.

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Negotiating tips summary and links

Taffy Williams

There is not magic wand in negotiating, only hard work! They must want what you have to offer. Taffy Williams is on Twitter by @twilli2861.

8 Predictions for Private Companies in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Twitter will file to go public, Foursquare will fail, and other entrepreneur events that will unfold in the year ahead. Twitter will file to go public.

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The Number One Mistake People Make When It Comes To Referral Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with Bill Cates. Subscribe now via iTunes. Everyone loves referrals, but let’s face it – the real point of a referral is a customer.

Why We Need More Small Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Big ideas get a lot of press. But there are plenty of small ideas waiting to be big businesses. These people are thinking too large. Car dealers.

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Startup Summer 2013

David Cohen

Sure, it’s cold right now, but it’s time to start thinking ahead to summer if you want a chance to participate in Startup Summer 2013. Startups

Why Facebook Graph Search Is Huge for Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Search used to be a window onto new worlds, but it’s becoming a mirror, merely reflecting back to us what we and our friends already know.

What Are Qualified Conditions Of Debt Conversion?

Ask The VC

Q: On page 105 of the second edition of Venture Deals under Debt Conversion Mechanics, you state: “Therefore, having outstanding debt (that doesn’t convert) can be a bad thing if an entrepreneur ever gets sideways with one of the debt holders”  I infer this to mean that convertible debt cannot bring about the same bad results.

$100M Deal That Solidifies Online Education Boom

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog, a 17-year-old online library of training videos, just raised $103 million, underscoring the massive online education boom. Congress.

12 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2013

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Honestly, it felt a big dream sprinkled with magic dust.  Like I have written about before, marketing is is a marathon, not a sprint. An action plan.

Sales Tip: Know All 3 Decision-Makers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When selling to any but the smallest firms, you'll need to convince three "decision-makers" that it makes sense to buy. Like this post?

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When Men Start Pitching to Women

This is going to be BIG.

I have this vision. Someone gets all of the most powerful and connected women in NYC--Barbara Corcoran, Beth Comstock, and maybe even folks like Lady Gaga--and puts together a Founder Collective--like venture fund. Everyone could toss in 100k and you could definitely find 1:1 matching from various instructions to bring it up to $10mm.

Must-Know Tips to Measure Your Mobile Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everyone has a cell phone, but mobile marketing is notoriously tough to analyze and measure. Here's how to start. This equates to approximately 6.7

White Swans

Mucker Lab

In the past 30 days I’ve had sad and unfortunate conversations with around 5 entrepreneurs about the reality that their venture funded companies are headed toward their eventual end. some are indignant, some are accepting, and others openly sad. All of them have lost the passion that they once carried in their

Is the Paperless Office Possible?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The good news, according to the site's State of the Paper Industry 2011 report, is that we're at least using less paper since 2006.

How To Break Free From Business Failure

Mike Michalowicz

Failure is an extraordinary enemy. It plays unfairly. It gets in your mind. How Failure Works. We are who we think we are. The Inner Voice. Break Free.

How to Partner in China in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some business practices have changed drastically in China; others die hard. Three experts share the best ways to partner in China.

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What I learned from Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer (via Leadership Atlanta)

Jeff Hilimire

It can’t keep getting better. That’s what I keep telling myself. That my experience with Leadership Atlanta can’t get any better. But it does.

The Real Reason Your Inbox Is Overflowing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, there are lots of tools that promise to solve your email woes. But to truly fix the problem, look at the root cause. I get too much email.

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How to Wow Your Employees


How to Wow Your Employees. Here at Return Path  we like to promote a culture of WOW and a culture of hospitality.  Some of you may be asking, Why Wow your employees?   The answer is, there is nothing more inspirational than showing an employee that you care about him or her as an individual.  The impact a WOW has is tremendous. 

Lance Armstrong: What You Can Learn From His Failure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lying, denial, cheating: There have been plenty of Lance Armstrong's in the business world. That certainly appears to be the case with Lance Armstrong.

Patents and Software Startups

Andrew Payne

Occasionally, I hear from a software entrepreneur with a “patented” or “patent pending” idea. Patents are very tricky. For startups, patents make the most sense in industries with (a) relatively long development times and (b) significant R&D budgets. Also, patents can be very expensive. International? Budget six figures.

When to Compromise on Your Mission

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you make the right decision when your new business idea doesn't align perfectly with your current mission? by the FDA in 2008.

Startupbootcamp Open Pitch Comes To Helsinki


Is past performance and indicator of future success? Startupbootcamp , the biggest seed accelerator network in Europe, is on a roll at the moment.

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Use Technology to Win the Price War

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Need to keep an eye on what your competitors charge? Let software do the work for you. Maybe thousands. This was a case of algorithmic pricing.

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3 Oddball Interview Questions You Need to Ask

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Vanessa Nornberg, owner of Metal Mafia, talks about how she screens candidates


40 years old today

The Equity Kicker

It’s my 40th birthday today, and I have to say it’s a milestone I’m meeting with mixed emotions. Work has also been kind to me.