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Who You Want On Your Board

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the guys who taught me the venture capital business used to say "success is in inverse proportion to the number of VCs you have on your board." He was right. For a few reasons. First of all, most VCs get on your board by virtue of financing rounds you do. And that sucks. And it means you had to raise too much money too.

We Are The Lucky Ones

Feld Thoughts

I participated in the lip dub of the song Lucky Ones, created by the gang at Undrip. We are – in fact – the lucky ones.

Startups for Startups: The Top B2B Tools Used by Startups

VC Cafe

Why do so many founders build things no one wants? Because they begin by trying to think of startup ideas. – Paul Graham, Ycombinator.

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Cohen / Calacanis Interview on This Week In Startups

Feld Thoughts

The other day Jason released an interview that he recently did with David Cohen, the CEO of TechStars.

7 Signs You're Ready to Be Your Own Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before they were great leaders, they were great employees. Most accomplished entrepreneurs and executives built their success on a solid foundation.

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Great Ideas Aren't Enough

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lots of entrepreneurs have great ideas--and their companies still fail. Five rules to turn your idea into a viable business. Master the art of timing.

How To Build a Business People Want To Refer

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Don Campbell – Enjoy! Even more than we realized at first.

How to hack your body language for better interviews

Google Ventures

These techniques come from improv theater classes I took many years ago in San Francisco. How to spot signs of low status. Fidgeting. Speaking softly.

Easy Ways to Polish Your Online Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Chances are, people are searching your name online. Will you like what they find? Will they be impressed by what they find?) ” Wrong.

Shifting from a product company to a sales/marketing company

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It seems worthy of a post (and hopefully getting some feedback on). Early on in their lives most companies are built around a focus on product.

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Investor Pitches: 5 Things You're Doing Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop saying you're solving a problem, and other common mistakes entrepreneurs make when presenting to investors. Understand your investor.

How to hack your body language for better interviews

Design Staff

These techniques come from improv theater classes I took many years ago in San Francisco. How to spot signs of low status. Fidgeting. Speaking softly.

Arianna Huffington: Dare to Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post explains the relationship between inventiveness, risk taking, and being willing to fail.

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. The application is available here.

Depression: A Bigger Concern for Entrepreneurs?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Launching a start-up takes an enormous amount of dedication and positive energy, but there is a dark side. Some seem to think so.

28 Ways To Wake Up Earlier

Mike Michalowicz

You know the saying: “The early bird gets the worm.” Here are twenty eight ways you can wake up earlier. 1. Leave The Shades Open. Stretch.

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Updating Your Investors

David Lee

This post is for companies in their first year or so and have angel/seed investors. You should update your investors. Even if they don’t have a legal right to updates (i.e., “information rights”). It can help you more than it benefits them. learned this from Ron Conway - updates are a sign of a good entrepreneur.

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3 Unconventional Strategies for Fast Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As you develop an execution plan for your long-term growth strategy, you may have to disrupt the status quo. Easier said than done.

Beauty Pays: Beautiful Websites (and People) Get Better Results

ConversionXL

Does beauty sell? Most people would intuitively say ‘yes’, but what evidence is there that supports the claim? hope you enjoy your stay.

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'We Had No Idea What the Numbers Would Look Like'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To get customers to come back, Wayfair co-founder Niraj Shah had to reorganize his 200 home goods websites

7 Must Have Features If You Sell Products Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Tweet Last year I did a lot of online shopping, more shopping than I have ever done before. According to Comscore, over $43.2 One Click Purchases.

4 Ways Women in Combat Will Change Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not just about military front lines. Today's female infantry soldier will be tomorrow's entrepreneur and business leader. The U.S. veterans

Mission accomplished: Startup Visa Canada is here

Version One Ventures

Mircea Pa?oi The initiative was inspired by the immigration struggles of the talented  Summify  team.

How to Make (or Lose) an Easy Sale

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Listen carefully, because sometimes prospects tell you up front that they're ready to buy right now. Well, not always. Did I catch you at an okay time?

The 3 Critical Ways To Build Trust Via Your Website

Mike Michalowicz

There are many different types of websites. Regardless of the type of site you have, the key to a successful user experience is trust. Keep It Clean.

Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These business devices could do no wrong in 2012. But this year they might make way for better alternatives. The final straw?

The missing element in Enterprise Clouds: Capex

deal architect

Listen to any IBM or Verizon or SAP cloud pitch and somewhere, somehow the old bullet “We will turn your capex into opex” will show up.

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Small Business Optimism Rises

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Small business owners sense the recovery is here to stay, but they're still cautious on hiring and worried about health care costs.

Don’t Let One Customer Kill Your Online Reputation

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, your online Internet reputation is your reputation. The first step in the process is to claim your online identity. Twittering.

4 Tips to Stay Married to a Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

VC Mark Suster's wife offers tips for the significant others of founders to help ensure your relationship survives the start-up.

Shifting from a product company to a sales/marketing company

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It seems worthy of a post (and hopefully getting some feedback on). Early on in their lives most companies are built around a focus on product.

Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own.

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Jeff Hilimire

A bunch of people have asked me to create a way for people to subscribe to this blog via email and I finally got off my lazy bum and set that up. You can see it right there on the right side of this blog, or you can click here. personally prefer to use Google Reader to sign up via RSS for blogs I follow. Love that app. Blogging

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Risk-Takers: This Is Your Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From the 2013 World Economic Forum: top Chairmen and CEOs give their thoughts on how to change your game in an economy full of uncertainty.