Wed.Dec 19, 2012

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Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. He is not a technical person, but is somewhat web savvy.

7 Things That Make Great Entrepreneurs Tick

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

All the greats--Mayer, Page, Zuckerberg--have these things in common, and this list is what makes them better than all the rest. They trust their gut.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

Gust

For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. The top four US states with the highest concentration of new startups are still California, New York, Florida and Texas. For November, Pennsylvania takes fifth place and Georgia claims sixth. Invested Interests

World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Continued on next page.)

MediSafe Project – Mobile App For Medication Reminders

YoungUpstarts

Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the ones that help save lives. The MediSafe Project looks like one of them.

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Four ways to boost your app’s rating

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Whether on Facebook or mobile, when a potential user first comes across your app, they typically see name, logo and rating. There is only so much you can do to change name and logo. But rating is definitely something that you can affect. Your user rating is too important to leave up to users! What can you do next? Ask happy users.

2013 Trend: Customers Will Be in Your Face

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Used to be you had to please your customers, your investors, and the press. What happens when your customers are your investors and your press?

Does Every Consultant Need To Write a Book

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with Guy Kawasaki. photo credit: Patrick Gage via photopin cc. Podcast APE Guy Kawasaki self publishing

VCs & CEOs Predict 2013: Report

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the National Venture Capital Association's annual 2013 prediction survey, VCs and CEOs see modest growth for the start-up sector. economy. economy.

Take extra care when reviewing content

Taffy Williams

Errors look bad ! Twitter is full of blog links and other useful information for startups and job seekers. People make mistakes.

7 Avoidable Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have no excuse not to see these potential hurdles coming--so don't let them trip you up. Assume easy entry equals great opportunity. So can you.

10 Tips For Starting A New Business On A Budget

YoungUpstarts

by Thomas Ford, Marketing Director of www.123Print.com. Put on hold your dreams of a fancy office or other physical space. Delay Hiring Employees.

Rockstar Test: 6 Interview Questions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're still impressed with a job candidate after posing these questions, you might have a winner. What could be more obvious? For me, the No.

Key Digital Marketing Trends For 2013

crowdSPRING Blog

Whether you run an established small business or startup, or plan to start one in 2013, you will need to understand how to leverage digital marketing to find new customers and increase sales. Market firm eMarketer recently put together a helpful slideshow, highlighting digital marketing trends they believe to be most important.

How to Get More Social Media Followers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Likeable Media founder Dave Kerpen says one group of people is more important--and more readily accessible--than any other

Plans are worthless, but planning is indispensable

The Equity Kicker

Every now and again I come across a phrase which I wish I’d come up with myself and this is one: Plans are worthless, but planning is indispensable.

4 Demotivators That Will Cost You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Keeping everyone on your team focused and motivated is not easy, especially if you fall into one or more of these common traps.

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deal architect

Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How Dating Someone Hot Helps Your Business (Really)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs can't be fearful. Exercises to help overcome your fears, from asking out that hot chick (or guy) to bungee jumping. Ask them out. Try it.

It’s the every day things that matter…

StartupCFO

When we think about VC value add, it’s usually in a few key areas like strategy, management hires, raising capital and exiting your business. These are all super important, but they are also rare events. If you’re changing your strategy all the time, that’s  a bad thing. As a founder, your most precious resource is time.

Take a Guilt-Free Holiday Break

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stressed about balancing holiday festivities and your responsibilities as a business-owner? Here are tips to beat your anxiety. Here on Inc.,

uShip Completes Mammoth Raise With Top Tier Venture Firm

Austin Startup

From the iconic downtown building that houses their headquarters, to the TV series "Shipping Wars", to the famous SXSW parties, uShip is an awesome part of the Austin technology ecosystem. Digital Funding uShip

Secret to a Successful Family Succession

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're mistaken if you think that selling your business to a family member will be easier than selling to a stranger.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Tina Seelig

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Tina earned a Ph.D. Cheers, Scott.

How to Fix the Solution

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some problems are best tackled with a counter-intuitive approach. Currently, 154 U.S. Ask the right questions First up: Bust the myths. ” 3.

[Asia] Tony Fernandes To (Finally) Tell You You’re Fired On The Apprentice Asia

YoungUpstarts

Modeled after the familiar U.S We originally announced the news earlier this year , but it looks to have been postponed till now.

How To Lead Everyone

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even well-intentioned leaders often omit whole groups of employees without meaning to. How to make sure you get the most out of each staffer.

How my yearly donations say a lot about the times

Hippoland

In the past couple of years, Curt and I have been donating to different causes. Other entries remind me of those who have passed on.

Don't Make This Common Year-End Mistake

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The world may seem to slow between Christmas and New Year's, but it doesn't stop. And neither should your business. Only, maybe it isn't.

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EBRD Report: Russia Scores Poorly In International Innovation Rankings; Government’s Top-Down Approach Shows Mixed Results

ArcticStartup

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has just issued a 96-page report on the Russian economy. The report takes a detailed look at policies that can help achieve the country’s economic diversification. Here are some excerpts from the report. Russia currently spends around 1 per cent of its national income on R&D. www.ewdn.com.

Danny Meyer: 2 Things My Father's Bankruptcy Taught Me

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"It really took me a long time to separate me from my dad," confides Union Square founder Danny Meyer

How my yearly donations say a lot about the times

Hippoland

In the past couple of years, Curt and I have been donating to different causes. Other entries remind me of those who have passed on.

Entrepreneurs on Their Favorite Gifts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We asked business owners to describe their most cherished present--and one thing they're hoping for this year. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.

Happy Holidays

Redeye VC

We hope this annual tradition shows that even though startups are a serious business - we don't take  ourselves  too seriously.