Tue.Jan 24, 2012

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Why Sales Hates Marketing: 9 Reasons

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's why your marketing team and your sales team can't get along. Hint: The sales team is probably right. Marketing Claims to be 'Driving Sales' Ugh.

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Why Sales People shouldn’t Prospect – An interview with Aaron Ross

For Entrepreneurs

In this article I interview Aaron Ross, co-author of a new book, Predictable Revenue. Aaron discusses his experience at Salesforce.com starting a new group that used an innovative outbound prospecting approach (involving no cold calls) to create new leads.

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How to Judge a New Venture in 15 Seconds Flat

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I ask one question to determine whether a new company has a future. But, if they answer like that chances are they’re set up for failure.

Why branding a startup begins with a question, and not the one you’d expect.

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Andrea Shillington. By Andrea Shillington. Founder & Owner . Brands for the people. founded Brands for the people with a passionate purpose.

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21 Reasons You’ll Fail at Marketing

Up and Running

I don’t know what it is about Marketing, but everyone on earth seems to think they can do it. Guesswork will leave you customer-less and broke.

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Answer the Question

Taffy Williams

One of thefirst things you are likely to encounter when interacting with others is thequestion and answer interactions. Typical conversations with friends, interactions with staff orsupervisors, sales & marketing, business partnering discussions, raisingcapital and most every other kind of interaction has a Q & Acomponent.

Creating a Company of Owners

Duct Tape Marketing

Creating a Company of Owners This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. By that I don’t necessarily me get wealthy. Image Doug Brown 37 via Flickr CC.

How To Fire Yourself: Chris Ducker Reveals How He Removed Himself From His 300 Employee Company

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Press play to begin streaming the audio or right click the text link and choose save as or save link. Download the MP3 [ 63 Minutes - 30 MB ].

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Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Which Should You Chose?

Growthink Blog

As some of you may know, I started my career with The NPD Group, which is one of the world's largest market research firms. Down forty-eight percent.

Want a Discount? Just Ask.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to reduce your business expenses in 2012 you must teach yourself one simple skill. Awhile back I was having lunch with a few friends.

A concrete example of how to get yourself to “do the work”

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Golden Gloves contender Amanda Wang and Pamela Slim. Photo by proud cousin Abe Cajudo. To watch directly on YouTube, go here: [link].

Start-up Marketing: Go Big or Grassroots?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With a $5,000 monthly budget, Buyosphere cofounder Tara Hunt has a dilemma. How would you spend it? Nothing. And it worked. It worked like a charm.

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Buyout Nomenclature

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The typical "buyout" is a noncontroversial device to descend the ownership of certain assets (held in corporate form) from one set of proprietors to another - a "plain vanilla" deal in today's jargon.


ExhibitMatch.com – Matching Trade Exhibitors With Vendors


With ExhibitMatch , exhibitors simply post their requirements online and wait for competitive offers.

Why Innovation Needs Academia

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's in style to dismiss business school, and higher education in general, as unnecessary. But our company wouldn't exist without it. Here's why.

Why Statigram rocks

Start Up Blog

A few days ago I blogged about the serious advantages of embracing an open API. And I love it. Timelines on our usage patterns and filters.

Want to Retain Gen-Y Job Hoppers? Don't Bother

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Young people these days are notoriously fickle when it comes to their employers. How should companies lock down talent? Maybe they shouldn't.

Facebook sharing with Open Graph protocol 1.1

Niall Kennedy's Blog

In this post I will highlight some of the major features of Open Graph protocol 1.1 What is Open Graph protocol. Semantics. Images. Title, site name.

Israeli Startups Raised $2.14 Billion in 2011

VC Cafe

Reports on the drop of local VC financing in Israel don’t tell the whole story. billion raised in 2010 and almost double from the $1.12 million.

Are You Selling to the Right People?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're selling a big idea, you need to be having conversations with a big thinker. Earlier this week, I talked to expert Thomas P.M.

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Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: The Key to Self-Confidence. 10 steps for Parents, Teens, and Gen Y at Work and at Home

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Jordan grew up in the generation in which – stop me if you’ve heard this – “everyone got a trophy.”  What does this mean, exactly? But where do we get this feedback and guidance? It’s a large burden to bear for just one parent or one teacher. So what to do? Enter: Mentoring. January is National Mentoring Month. Where to find mentors.

Why You Need an Advisory Board

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An outside perspective is critical to building the future of any business, big or small. As we built our business from a bedroom start-up to an Inc.

The Alien Entrepreneur: 'Living in a van down by the river'

Alien Entrepreneur

I'm addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. love public speaking, flying, electronic music, restoring a '71 MGB, and all things related to technology. CTO at ProspectStream, ScopiaRx, and

Are Your Employees Stealing From You?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The average business loses 6 percent of revenue from employee theft. How to make sure it doesn't happen at your company. How can you be sure?

Meeting Over Coffee to Get Organized With Evernote

Soho Solutionist

Last week, I facilitated a live variation of my virtual “Coffee Talk” and Meetup about Evernote. I am asked about this awesome product a lot, and recommend it to clients on a regular basis. Blog Organization & Productivity evernote organization

Is it Time to Pivot? How to Tell

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"Pivots" come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. How to see a course correction coming. But what if that plan isn’t working out as you hoped?

Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox?


Last week saw the closure of hugely popular site Megaupload.com that functioned as a file-sharing site for individuals. Go and figure.

A Top Chef's $15 Million Gamble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brian Malarkey's restaurant ventures are backed by massive investment. But can his social-dining experiment thrive? I'll buy used for six months.

Blaast Launches In Indonesia, Targets The Next Billion Users


Finland's Foreign Minister, Alex Stubb, is  also in Jakarta and will likely attend the launch. One million users should bring in about €1.28

Inc. Picks: Questions for the President

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We asked members of the Inc. community what one question they want the president to address in Tuesday night's State of the Union. If U.S. economy.


The Soul of a Project #1: The Paradox of Communications

Active Garage

The common ground with previous blogs is getting the job done.  There is another component as well, one about which I have strong feelings.

App Startup Idea #131 (w/mockups!): Life Win/Lose Percentage playing Games (aka Broughten)

Steve Poland

Tweet This is my buddy Aaron’s idea originally (@ lloydxmas ). I’m sharing because he and I would like someone to create this. optional].

Will you?

Start Up Blog

It’s a matter of will. Everyone can, but not everyone will – Jim Rohn. Will you? entrepreneurship action activity doing Jim Rohn Motivation startups

When Did Being Nice Get So Complicated?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Giving back to the community is harder than it looks. What would you do in a situation like this? They transferred me somewhere else. she asked. link].