Tue.Oct 30, 2012

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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. The Lean LaunchPad Class. How it Works.

10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Agree on specific objectives and time frames.

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup


The following is a guest blog post by Nicholas Holmes. He was formerly a journalist and an Accenture management consultant. Start by pitching nothing.

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Avoiding Financial Armageddon at the Post Office

Jeff Jordan

Now it seems strange. How we used to wait for letters to arrive. But what’s stranger still. Is how something so small can keep you alive. The USPS….

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7 Secrets for Hiring Great Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most successful bosses share their secret hiring techniques. Never hire somebody who wants the job. Instead hire somebody who will be good at it.

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Become a World-Changing Thought Leader

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. They teach.

Globes Ranked Top 10 Israeli startups

VC Cafe

Globes ranked the top 10 Israeli startups for 2012, and social marketplace Fiverr has taken the top spot. Fiverr has not only created a new marketplace, but also established a whole category, which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 People You Need on Your Social Media Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Social media magic isn't going to happen on its own. Get these people involved, though, and it just might. Carefully. 1) Your Customer Service People.

Yes, Developers and Investors Are Really Different

Numerate Choir

In my recent post on what developers want, I wrote about which industries appeal to software developers. The three areas at the top of developers’ lists are education, productivity, and human resources. The three areas least interesting to developers are … Continue reading → Data

10 Free Tools for Running a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a company on the cheap has never been easier, thanks to free software for handling everything from building a website to billing clients.

The Tale of Silver Tail Systems

Scott Weiss

I have so much respect for people who fought online criminals for eBay and PayPal. There hasn’t been a set of websites more highly targeted by cybercriminals and fraudsters. It stands to reason that the team pioneering security and anti-fraud techniques at the tip of the spear would come up with a breakthrough technology. And they did that and more.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over. Now, in the summer of 2010, sales were finally back.

7 Pay-Per-Click Advertising Options That Are Not Google or Bing

Duct Tape Marketing

Pay-per-click advertising (PPC), when used correctly, is a very powerful way to drive traffic and conversions. If You Liked This Post. :

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Looking For A Design HackStar for Startup Revolution

Feld Thoughts

I’m starting to integrate a bunch of new stuff into the Startup Revolution site now that I’ve finished book #2: Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. I’m looking for someone with web design chops who has experience with WordPress to work with me on some stuff.

CEOs Should Do Customer Service

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Rupert Murdoch causes a stir by directly helping a disgruntled customer via Twitter. Should business owners follow suit? Where are you? Then weigh in.

FiveThirtyEight, Slow News, and Fast News

Numerate Choir

There’s been much discussion of late on the accuracy and legitimacy of FiveThirtyEight. I’ve been a fan of FiveThirtyEight since just after it got started, but I find myself having some mixed feelings about the topic. Here are three articles … Continue reading → Data


6 Ways Windows Surface Beats the iPad

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not (yet) an iPad killer, but the new Windows tablet does have a few impressive features for business. Brilliant. The RT supports Bluetooth 4.0

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SEO: Layout and Site Tips

Constantly Learning

Every time I create a site layout, I'm always concerned about how to make the site SEO compatible. I'm not talking about hacking the site so that it handles all the new algorithms that Google comes out with. I'm talking about just the basics. The information I can find is

Big Data for Small Businesses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Low-cost tools that help businesses capitalize on customer data. But when he arrived, that data was stored in a difficult-to-navigate database.

Cycling barefoot, in the cold–or in stilletos

Venture Cyclist

Love these cycling shoe covers from Podium. Whimsy Cycling


Medication Goes Digital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A digital pill that helps patients and caregivers monitor dosages. Patients can access the information on a mobile app and share it with others.

Yes, please

Jeff Hilimire

If you were confused, I love Evernote. A lot. And this update looks fantastic. Technology Evernote 5 for Mac

Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap. Henry refused to lowball his product.

[Singapore] Boston Consulting Group Opens Center For Business Excellence


BCG ‘s new Center for Business Excellence is not a physical building per se, but will be formed virtually within its offices in Singapore.

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How a Strong Team Will Help You Land Big Deals

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow Warren Buffett's example--the confidence to close big deals comes from having a strong team behind you. When Warren Buffett bought the 77.5%

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[Singapore] Brother’s MFC-J2510 InkBenefit Prints Up To A3… And Does It Sideways


IT peripheral manufacturer Brother International earlier this week launched a new inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit. Tailored for personal, SOHO or SMB use, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit features a 3.7-inch touchscreen interface along with its copy, scan, fax and print capability.

A Roadmap of Yahoo's Acquisition Targets

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Marissa Mayer made her first official acquisition last week with Stamped. She plans to continue the buying spree. Which start-ups are next?

Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator’s third class

The Next Web

Chinaccelerator , the only accelerator of its kind in China, hosted a demo day on Tuesday for its third batch of startups. AppSpree. Tuicool. 7Colors.

Coming Soon: The New All-You-Can-Fly Airline

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting an airline is tough, but Surf Air just might have what it takes. The airline business is a tough one. No--they sell access to the gym."

PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%

VC Cafe

Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. The top line figures indicate a 33% decline in VC investments in Q3, reaching $171. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Tips to Stay on the High-Growth Track

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting off the ground is only the first challenge. As your business grows, your role must change to keep that growth going. As a two-time Inc.

Remember To Follow Up With Your LinkedIn Contacts With "Five Hundred Plus"


I've only played with it for a short time, but I can already tell that I like it - the service maximizes simplicity and usefulness.

6 Launch Tips for Mompreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a business is hard for anyone, but for moms, it can be especially tricky for moms. Here's how to get your company off the ground. Don’t!

Email: Friend or Foe?

Up and Running

Like many people, I enjoy the conveniences that email affords me on a daily basis. Email, of course, is no exception. Productivity