Thu.Dec 13, 2012

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Startup Struggles: The Most Common Challenges Entrepreneurs Face Today [Infographic]

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s no surprise that people want to be their own boss. But, starting your own business is a daunting task.

The Best Promotion Is Never Self Promotion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Once you've been in the spotlight, it's really hard to step back into the shadows--but you should. Promoting yourself is easy. But it can be done.

10 Tips To Help You Build A Successful Small Business Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Ross Kimbarovsky   – Enjoy! Be unique. What’s your story ?

The Real Toll of Patent Trolls

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Patent trolls drain businesses of billions of dollars a year. And if you have a website--any website--you are a potential target. Alice Corp. The U.S.

How important is a video pitch to investors for an early stage start-up?

Gust

If you are going around personally to talk to potential high net worth investor to whom you have an introduction, you probably don’t need a video. On the other hand, if your initial contact with a potential investor is online, then (at least in the US, although I assume elsewhere as well) a video can be very helpful.

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When Black Friday Comes…

Jeff Jordan

Competition, send ‘em south. If they’re gonna drown put a hose in their mouth. Mark Knopfler, Boom Like That. If you’re a physical retailer and you sell the same SKU’s as Amazon, you will not have a Happy Holiday this season. Unfortunately, these strategies are destined to fail for many of these physical retailers. The reason?  Price. Selection.

Advice From a Prominent Start-Up CEO: Try to Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Encourage failure, says serial entrepreneur Kim Kovacs. That's how you succeed. What's one of the most important stepping stones to start-up success?

Gurley and Om

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The first thing I do most morning is check #discover in Twitter. This morning I saw this in my feed: In conversation w/VC Bill Gurley/Benchmark Capital [six short easy videos. he & I talk VC, startups & @ uber gigaom.com/2012/12/11/bil… @ bgurley. — Om Malik (@om) December 11, 2012. They know their stuff and they focus on what's important.

3 Ways to Fix Your Company Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Scheming, back-biting and gossiping do no good. How to put an end to it, now. Have you ever worked for a really exceptional company? Lead by Example.

If you’re scared of flying, maybe don’t read this

Jeff Hilimire

One of my classmates works at Delta and offered up a chance to take a tour of their operations center. Personal

Tim Cook's Attention to Culture Will Grow Apple Even More

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Tim Cook treats employees may leave him a legacy bigger than Steve Jobs'. He's focusing on people. He's praising employees in public.

13 Effective Traditional Marketing Strategies

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published in Business on Main Everybody talks about online advertising—but traditional marketing still makes it into most company budgets. So, if companies are still investing in traditional marketing, what are they investing in, and why?

Get Nosy. Pry a Little. You'll Win Big

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to grow your business, nothing is more essential than a big dose of curiosity. Curious? Read on. Curiosity uncovers opportunity. Get nosy.

Incentives without pricing?

Venture Cyclist

When I click on the link “Why can’t you tell me the price?” I get the response in the pop-up as shown in this screen-capture. Healthcare Opinion

Want to Grow in 2013? Use This Checklist

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are ten things that you should do before the end of the year to put your company on the right track for growth in 2013. Focus creates success. 8.

Getting Ready For Your Future Startup

Startup Noodle

I’m glad to introduce Zhou Kang as a contributor in SUN. Unfortunately, my Chinese is not as good as his, so Chinese events would be his thing. I’m glad to join forces with a local face to give a better view of the local scene. I’m looking for contributors from other cities [.]. General

Startup 17

Gifting Customers: Dos & Don'ts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're sending a holiday gift to a customer, make sure it will build a better relationship. DON'T give expensive gifts. DON'T gift mere prospects.

B2B 20

mctop – a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic

Code as Craft

Here at Etsy we (ab)use our memcache infrastructure pretty heavily as a caching layer between our applications and our database tiers. Welcome mctop!

Everything You Need To Know About the Fiscal Cliff

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business owners are putting off all kinds of big decisions, waiting to see how lawmakers will deal with the fiscal cliff. Here's what you need to know.

Localmind Acquired by Airbnb – Year One Labs has its First Exit

Instigator Blog

Today, I’m pleased to announce that Localmind has been acquired by Airbnb. If you’re not familiar with Airbnb, you should be.

Companies That Won Big in 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We take a look back at the entrepreneurs and companies that made a splash over the past 12 months. But we weren’t the only judges. The winner?

The Art of Appreciation

Austin Startup

Something really bad has been going around Austin for a few years now, an approach by local start ups to “get as much as you can for free as long as you can.”. Editorial pay it forward personal brand personal note

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How Not to Get Duped by a Consultant

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We learned the hard way how not to hire a digital marketing agency. What you can gain from our mistakes. What to do? Vet them thoroughly.

SEO 12

mctop – a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic

Code as Craft

Here at Etsy we (ab)use our memcache infrastructure pretty heavily as a caching layer between our applications and our database tiers. Welcome mctop!

Your Terms of Use Might Be Illegal

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how to tell if you're at risk for lawsuit--the way Zappos was when a court recently struck down its online Terms of Service agreement.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

But the trouble is that they don’t get organized often enough, and even if they do, traveling to find them can be quite a hassle.

'Go Spend $2 Million as Fast as You Can'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Serial entrepreneur Frank Addante knew everything at his latest venture, the Rubicon Project, must scale from the very start

Vivino Wine App Grabs $1 Million Series A Funding From Creandum

ArcticStartup

I'm sure a nice bottle of wine is getting opened in Copenhagen today. If you use the app discretely enough, you can come across as an expert.

Ace Your Global Expansion: 3 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When expanding, choosing the right city, country, and continent can have lasting effects on a business--so choose correctly. What's not to like?

A Life Worth Ending

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Hers was a life worth ending. Worth reading. Health / Fitness

Why Pessimists Win

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Given your entrepreneurial bent you must be a serial optimist. It’s a trait both necessary and vital. But optimism has its limits.

[ADV] DesignCrowd Enters Asian Market – Great Opportunity For Singapore Designers

YoungUpstarts

DesignCrowd is a renowned crowdsourcing platform that houses more than 95,000 skilled graphic designers from all over the world.  Worldwide network.

Report: Dropbox Acquires Cloud Music Start-up Audiogalaxy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Meet the 14-year-old start-up that Dropbox reportedly bought this week. Dropbox’s core product lies in digital file sharing.

iZettle Launches in Spain. That's Seven Major European Markets For iZettle.

ArcticStartup

iZettle llega a España! Hope that Google Translate did it's job and it really does mean that iZettle is coming to Spain.