Mon.Nov 12, 2012

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7 Unusual Things Great Bosses Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great bosses do these things. The rest don't--because these simple gestures would never occur to them. To employees, you're often not a person. Badly.

7 Keys to Positioning Your Competitors to Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone has a view on competitors, so you will likely get some off-the-cuff questions on this subject as well. Marty Zwilling.

Secrets of a Lucrative Social Media Campaign

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How one unsexy company used social media to reach an entirely new, youthful customer base, and grew revenue 96%.

How Do I Expand When I Can’t Get Money From the Bank?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Reasons for needing the loan vary from buying more stock to increasing marketing expenditure to buying bigger premises. Peer to Peer Lending.

6 Things Extraordinarily Successful People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have great ideas and you're passionate about them. So where's your path to great success? How many do you possess? 1. They face their fears.

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8 Tips to Improve Your SEO Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop languishing in a dark corner of the World Wide Web. Grab your developer and go through this checklist to start getting more traffic.

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Early Seed Financing Terms Endure… Whether We Like It or Not

Genuine VC

Dharmesh Shah had a great post up last week about the lessons learned from raising a mezzanine round of financing. It’s really interesting, but perhaps only applicable to a more limited set of entrepreneurs. When you compromise on terms in the early stages, you will have to pay the price in the later stages. Yes, early terms endure.

The 3 Real Reasons for Business Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Success does not come from innovative products, strong finances and long work hours. But you'd think wrong. There are three: 1. Like this post?

How To Discover Your Perfect Value Proposition

Duct Tape Marketing

This is part two of a three-part series on Finding Strategy. Each post includes a free template. Identify your ideal client. Ask them these questions.

Journey From Start-up to IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Software-maker ExactTarget went public earlier this year and now boasts a market cap of over $1.3 billion. Founder Scott Dorsey explains the journey.

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[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley


Their conclusion? It’s a great time to be a developer.

Are You Running Business:Impossible? 7 Things To Outsource Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If your business needs an extreme makeover, it's time to start outsourcing. My family loves watching Restaurant: Impossible. Legal. Accounting.

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How To Be Successful By Turning Away Customers


by  Fred Perrotta , freelance marketer and co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks. Being just be another widget maker won’t get you anywhere.

When to Lead & When to Back Off

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If I'm willing to learn from my staffers, they're more willing to learn from me. Here's how. For that reason, I have valuable lessons to impart.

Shark Tank Season 4 week 9 breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Drive Suits. He has mostly been using them to win costume contests and to get appearance fees at various parties, events and trade shows.

Beginner’s luck is real, sort of

The Startup Toolkit

A huge percentage of the gamblers you talk to will swear by beginner’s luck. Their first time at the tables, they’ll have gone on dominating runs and wake up with $100k stashed in the fridge[1]. Beginner’s luck looks real because the only people who stick around in the gambling game are the ones who had a lucky first experience. The

Do You Give Good "Push"?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how to use push notifications to engage your mobile customers and build brand loyalty.

What you can learn from a symphony conductor

Jeff Hilimire

Nice article passed to me by the insufferable @gumboshowjoe (insufferable today because the Saints beat the Falcons yesterday and he’s tragically a Saints fan). Love the comparison of a symphony conductor to a leader. Leadership Lessons from a Symphony Conductor. Leadership

The Zombie Guide to Human Resources

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If your team was the last surviving band of humans in a city overrun by zombies, you wouldn't let just anybody through the door would you?

Don't Remove ArcticStartup From Your Bookmarks Just Yet


We're going to begin publishing again today, so keep sending us your press releases and news to our editor address. Again, thanks for being a reader!

My Secret Source of Creativity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

All those publications that I thought were making me smart? They were actually making me dumber. Surprisingly, they sound quite alike.

The Three P’s of Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

I’ve written many times about what VCs are looking for and what I’m looking for in particular. sent out a tweet recently about my 3 P’s of investing and thought I’d elaborate briefly. 1) People. have to like you. have to think we can work together. That you’re smart. Opinionated. Informed. have to love it.

Going Global: It's Not If, But When

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For many companies the complex and daunting task of operating globally is inevitable. There are a lot of ways to go global. Do you have a website?

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog Do you see the irony in this? K-Pop The awesome slate at Cognizant Community The journey of an email message The Arctic gold, oil, tourist, shipping, fishing rush Aviation Jet Biofuel The glorious desert Thwarting. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How to Get the Perfect Marketing Hire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brian Halligan, founder of HubSpot, talks about his simple guide for hiring the next generation of marketing employees

Run to the Innovation Jungle

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Wally Amos started with a simple idea, great cookies. Guerilla Innovation. Chapter Fourteen. This is the final chapter. Do your own MBA.

Division of Labor: What to Do When Owners & Employees Disagree

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If employees and managers have different perspectives, who's right, and how do you know? Here's some of what I heard: EMPLOYEE: "The work is so boring!

49 Days and Counting

Growthink Blog

If you haven’t yet registered for my Wednesday webinar, this is your last chance. Webinar: “How to Make 2013 Your Best Business Year Ever!” Date: Wednesday, November 14th Time: 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST Registration Link: The fact is this: successful people figure out what they need to do BEFORE they do it.

Shift in Opinions on Working-While-Parenting

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The question of whether high-powered women can "have it all" is like some nasty viral condition. And that has to be a good thing.

We Need Your Help To Build Online Startup/Investor Matchmaking At Garage48


The past week was pretty crazy and as mentioned in our "resurrection" post , we really need your help on the 19th to 21st of November at Garage48.

Want to Launch a Travel Start-up? Good Timing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Concur announced its $150 million "Perfect Trip Fund" today, and has already invested $2 million in one travel start-up.

The smart way to expand software companies to the US

The Equity Kicker

Investing in a European company and successfully expanding to the US is a great way to grow shareholder value at a startup, but getting it wrong is also one of the easiest ways to lose your shirt. The trick is to verify demand before committing big dollars by opening an office and putting people on the ground. This applies to most SaaS companies.

Were You Born an Entrepreneur?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bright Pink founder Lindsay Avner discusses how she strives to be a better entrepreneur

via @cshapiro

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via @cshapiro