Mon.Dec 24, 2012

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10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new startup I know dreams of being funded early by one of the 318,000 active Angel investors in the USA alone. Line up an experienced team.

The Future of Sales Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salespeople are always the early adopters. Here's where they (and you) are heading. Cold calling will become impossible. CRM will become invisible.

Never Try To Motivate Employees With Money

Mike Michalowicz

Employees are the same way. They love to be rewarded. Heck, we all do! But, believe it or not, money probably isn’t the best way to reward employees.

New LinkedIn Profile Changes Made Easy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

LinkedIn keeps changing things up. Frustrating? Maybe. But if you want a power-profile make sure to check out the most recent changes.

Where Is My Search Engine Traffic?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you build it, they will come. You can build a great website, or start and maintain a great blog, and get traffic from word of mouth alone. Link Up.

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Book: Ender’s Game

Feld Thoughts

My post  The Best Science Fiction Books of All Time  from a few weeks ago got 100+ comments with some amazing suggestions. I’d read a bunch of them, but I discovered a lot of new things to read. One that appeared over and over again that I hadn’t yet read was Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card. Awesome. It exceeded my expectations.

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6 Things Savvy Business Travelers Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When you travel more than 200 days a year, you learn a few tricks. Don't leave home without these. The crazy lifestyle taught me a lot. Loyalty wins.

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Q&A with Mangrove VC partner Michael Jackson: “You don’t build code at a party”

The Next Web

Like many top VC firms, Mangrove Capital has been increasing its focus on Berlin this past year. SA: How important is time to founders? MJ: Yes.

Where to Invest Your Tech Budget

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you decide how to spend your tech dollars, check out where other companies are investing. Here's one to try: Follow the freelancers.

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Seinfeld & Startups

charliecrystle.com

The New York Times covered Jerry Seinfeld in yesterday's Sunday Times magazine. If you run a startup, please go read it here [link] You might think you're an artist, but you need to be a craftsman, constantly refining your work. This piece reminded me of the importance of practice, the importance of obsessing on the small details. Read the article.

6 Fundamentals to Minimize Growing Pains

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gino Wickman's Traction, outlines a more structured approach to management that improves productivity and performance throughout the business.

Merry Christmas!

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Tweet A short and sweet video message for you on Christmas day here in Australia. This video is from my Yaro.TV

Happy Holidays From ArcticStartup: 2012 At A Glance

ArcticStartup

As the year comes to an end, we'd like to wish all of you a happy holiday season! Rovio Ownership Structure Revealed. almost. Merry Christmas everyone!

'All You Have to Do Is Ask'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Charity: water founder Scott Harrison talks about how simply asking people to help his cause grow at a rapid pace

{App of the Month} Square Register Makes Taking Payments Easy

Soho Solutionist

If you still have a traditional merchant account, and it works for you, keep using it. But, if you’re looking to make a change and to kick those merchant fees to the curb, give Square Register a try. Here’s how [.]. Blog apps qr code

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Best Gift Idea? Be an Angel Investor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Make an investment in someone's future. But don't seek out the founder behind the next hot start-up: Start younger and think longer term.

whitneymcn: Oh, by the way: to make up — I hope — for missing.

Mark Birch

whitneymcn : Oh, by the way: to make up — I hope — for missing cover Friday yesterday, here’s GWAR doing a cover of Kansas’ Carry On My Wayward Son. .

A Start-up Is a Team Sport

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The perfect team will help you build the business you've always dreamed of. Ideas have power. Pick a perfect partner(s). Hire ambitious employees.

The Problem You Solve

Constantly Learning

When you meet someone, the first question often asked is, "What do you do?" If you respond by saying, "I've founded a company," they'll respond by asking, what your company does. What they're asking is, "What problem does your business solve?". This simple question is the foundational pillar to any successful company. Consumer vs. Business Problems.

Danny Meyer: What to Do When an Employee Screws Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founder of Shake Shake and Union Square Cafe on how "enlightened hospitality" guides his leadership

METAL XMAS MONDAY: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman performed by.

Mark Birch

METAL XMAS MONDAY: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman performed by Ronnie James Dio, Tommy Iommi, Rudy Sarzo and Simon Wright - When you think of Christmas, do you have visions of metal horns, black leather, deathly screams, and obscenely loud music?  Of course you do! After a falling out, Dio left to pursue a successful solo career with Dio.