Mon.Dec 17, 2012

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The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I got a call Sunday from a business colleague while I was sitting in the lounge at LAX waiting for yet another delayed flight. Sorry. Not possible.

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The Right Question(s) to Ask VCs about Their Availability of Capital

Genuine VC

Most first and second pitch meetings with VCs are fairly lopsided, where entrepreneurs spend the bulk of the time sharing their businesses, rather than being a true exchange of both parties in developing a relationship. However, it’s rare that a venture capitalist is going to point-blank admit that his pockets are empty. It just all depends.

9 Mistakes You're Making on LinkedIn

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these mistakes. should know, I've written about that. Oh, and that.

Serious Entrepreneurs Master Media Training Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Answer the tough questions.

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4 Ways to Be a Leader Who Matters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leaders who build lasting legacies don't do so overnight. For long term impact, a leader must be reflective and thoughtful. Find a place of solitude.

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5 Most Inspirational Videos of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These five short videos will remind you what's important in life and work. Malaki Paul Sings "Listen" What can I say?

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Mass Shootings, Political Correctness, and Magical Thinking

Diego Basch

Speaking in Newtown, CT yesterday, President Obama said : We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.  We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true.  [.]  then surely we have an obligation to try. would start by measuring the magnitude of mass shootings as a problem.

Employee Engagement Is Not a Priority

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This is not a joke--it's every executive's dirty little secret. Here is the real list of priorities within successful companies. And I happen to agree.

Online shopping in the real world? Google nails it.

Jeff Hilimire

~ thanks to @gumboshowjoe for the link. Humor Technology

Why You Should Be (Cautiously) Optimistic in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Infographic: We found a number of good reasons to be cheerful about next year. Not convinced? These stats might change your mind

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Can You Ski Off The Top Of The Train In Polar Express?

Feld Thoughts

Skiing off of Polar Express. love the emails I get from readers of this blog. Yesterday morning, I got the following from Shane Schieffer of FitTrip  and I just saw it as I was grinding through my morning backlog from the weekend. “Hi Brad, Happy holidays. The question was bothering me so I took a shot at it this morning.

Stop Avoiding Tough Conversations: 3 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Conflict may feel uncomfortable, but it's also costly to avoid. Putting off a tough conversation? Consider these strategies to get back on track.

Some things are beyond the entrepreneur control

Taffy Williams

Prepare in advance for those days you may be away ! People go through many different emotional states during each year.

The Introvert Entrepreneur's Holiday Survival Guide

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The party-mania this time of year can be difficult for introverts. But whatever your justification, forget fashionably late. call it pretend mingling."

Seven Ways To “Grow” An Entrepreneur (Instead Of A Boomerang Kid!)

YoungUpstarts

It’s a valid concern. Most kids come back home after college to “crash” until they find a job. Here’s how: Have them read all about it.

An App for Every Waking Minute?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you have a mobile strategy? Even if you do, you probably need a new one. This article is part of Inc.'s Do you also need an app? Probably.

[Infographic] Music Wars – Can Google Music Beat iTunes?

YoungUpstarts

Since its launch in November 2011, Google Music has already captured 5-percent of the online music market.

5 Good Holiday Gifts for Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your business is nothing without your people. How will you sufficiently thank them this year? remember my first Christmas working in Boston in 1995.

Learn Entrepreneurship By Volunteering

Mike Michalowicz

Learn Entrepreneurship By Volunteering. OK, then get out there and volunteer somewhere. Volunteer? It’s a good thing. You and me and everyone. Listen.

Start-up Conversations With Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh, Reid Hoffman & More

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leigh Buchanan talked to Clickable founder David S. Elon Musk? Caterina Fake? Tony Hsieh? Reid Hoffman? Serial entrepreneur David S. School? Books?

Getting Value From Your Virtual Office

YoungUpstarts

by Lewis Edward, The Office Providers. Location. Correspondence and Customer Service. Additional Services.

The Way I Work: Trina Turk

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to designing her $60 million clothing line, Trina Turk follows her gut. But when it comes to business, she has learned to be methodical.

Boost Turku’s Startup Journey Demo Day (Fall 2012)

ArcticStartup

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Kostas Papageorgiou , a copywriter in Finland who creates engaging content for startups. About the author.

6 Must-Read Tips From Sara Blakely, Steve Case & Others

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

David S. Next month, serial entrepreneur and Clickable founder David S. They are published below. When I did fail at something, he'd high-five me.

Whither the open web

The Equity Kicker

identity is now owned by companies (Facebook, Google, Apple) whereas we used to think we would have our own websites and/or fully portable identities.

Rise of the Microserver

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Go ahead and keep your data in-house. Thanks to some of the macro names in computing, servers are going micro and getting more efficient.

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The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu

ArcticStartup

It is not the first time that we are covering Canatu , which is a Finnish technology company. You can support the cause for Qii directly on Indiegogo

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Don't Think You Need Change? Think Again

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Just because something's working fine, doesn't mean it can't be even better. It's called the VR Buzz and it goes out to over 300,000 people.

The Power of Full Engagement

Growthink Blog

I had the great good fortune this past weekend to co-host Growthink's third and final Business Blueprint Live event of the year. And they did.

'My Friend Fired 4 People Ahead of Obamacare'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While lawmakers spar, business owners are taking action--and it isn't pretty. Such is the new normal for small businesses. That’s not good.

FINHTML5 Conference Brings Together Speakers To Talk The Future Of HTML5

ArcticStartup

SC5 , the good folks that put together an ArcticStartup Windows 8 App for us, are hosting a pretty awesome day all about HTML5 by bringing together a lot of smart people to talk about the true nature and future of HTML5. There's a lot of misconception about what HTML5 is and what you can actually do with it.

Create the Spark That Will Ignite Your Start-up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can't launch a successful business on just an idea. Discovering your strategic asset is the key. The idea itself is never enough.

Founder Restricted Stock 101

Early Growth Financial Services

By Sean Greaney: sgreaney@stubbsalderton.com Originally published on Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Sean Greaney, attorney with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP gives an informative introduction to Restricted Stock for startup companies. What is founder restricted stock?

5 Simple Lessons From the Worst CEOs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A business professor tells Inc. what you can learn from the mistakes of top chief executive officers. CEOs make mistakes. You must adapt.