Fri.Feb 08, 2013

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Selling Face-to-Face Is Almost Obsolete

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The new salesperson is "plugged into" an industry rather than plodding from customer to customer. percent annual growth.

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If It Weren't for All These Customers We Sure Could Run This Railroad!

Small Business Force

It was said somewhat in jest, but with enough feeling, that there was more than a little truth to it. No doubt! With smartphones, Skype, etc.,

Project a Successful Image: 7 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's a challenge being a winner if people think you're a loser. Here's how to improve the way you are perceived. Winners get hired. People do notice.

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Why Business Relationships Take More Than Texting, Friending, And Online “Connecting”

YoungUpstarts

by Michael Houlihan, coauthor of “ The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built a Bestseller “. They’ve taken over the whole game.

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Up Your Productivity--Not Your Hours

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you spend another hour at the office, consider if it will be time well-spent. Here's how. The work that truly matters to your core business.

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How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you need to take your business into uncharted territory to accelerate growth? Here are four areas of expansion to consider.

How to Be Quiet and Why You Must

Duct Tape Marketing

A few weeks ago I started a series of posts I’m calling Recover You. You can catch the entire Recover You series here. Business is noisy. Go analog.

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Attacked By Bears? 9 Craziest Excuses for Being Late

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Survey reveals that today's employees favor far more colorful excuses than, say, "My dog ate my homework."

The Winners Of The Startup Life Win A Dinner

Feld Thoughts

As Amy and I sit in the sun at South Beach eating frozen grapes and waiting for the snowpocalypse to hit the east coast, we decided to pick the Startup Life Win a Dinner  winners. There are two – one of Amazon orders and one for Barnes & Noble orders. Except, one B&N person entered 10 times (by buying 10 books). Startup Life

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4 International 'Start-up Cities' to Watch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Countries across the globe have begun to set up "start-up cities" that aim to foster entrepreneurship. The big question is: Will it work?

Angel Developers – bypassing the Founder’s Dilemma

Startup Noodle

Note from Shlomo: I’m very glad to present additional partners of Startup Noodle. have the privilege to work with Steve on a couple of projects and I highly trust Ikura’s agile process and tech skills to deliver the best prototypes for start ups who begin their journey with a brand new idea coming up. Take is away Steve!  Tech-based [.].

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Are You Really Disruptive? (Or Just Talking About It)?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's easy to say your company aims to shake up its industry. But are you taking the steps you need to follow through? came up empty-handed.

Draw Quest

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Drawing is one form of creative expression that has not made a rapid transition to the digital/online world. The tablet may well change that. Paper is. one of the most amazing tablet apps I have seen. It is beautifully made. and the art that people are creating on it is inspiring. seems like there is even more potential that can be unlocked with.

Your Employees Are Stealing (And They Don't Even Feel Guilty)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your data is following your employees out the door. How to stem the tide. Ever email a document to your home email account? Give 'em what they need.

The Five Phases of Fundraising

UC Berkeley

by Morten Lund, repeat entrepreneur based in Denmark, the chairman of LundXO and Tradeshift, and a prolific seed-stage investor. They believe that their idea is amazing and that they’ll quickly find financiers that want to invest. They think of the financing as an event, a gateway they’ve got to pass through to get to their dreams. You feel great.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

American manufacturing has a new artisanal image--and a new ad agency from the creative team of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. manufacturing. The U.S.

Why I cheer when employees leave #blindpost

Jeff Hilimire

This is a blindpost suggested by @gumboshowjoe. He didn’t think I had the b&lls to write it. The original article, written by Chris Seper , can be found here. Whether you are an employee or a manager/owner, there are just people that don’t fit. So I’m talking now about the people that you don’t want to leave.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Trevor Sumner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founder of LocalVox offers a few choice words of wisdom for ambitious self-starters hunting for a mentor. So you better love what you do. A lot.

Timbre App: how an odd investment process yields a promising partnership

Fred Destin

I had the funny / dubious distinction of being a headline item today as Techcrunch announced the funding of concert discovery app Timbre.

Top 5 Start-up Acquirers of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Large companies spent a collective $84 billion to buy tech start-ups last year. Check out who made the most deals and what motivated them.

More New Renaissance

deal architect

Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Investors: Whose Money to Take (and Whose to Turn Down)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The best investors aren't just those with the most cash. They're the ones who really care about what your company stands for. Follow the passion.

Gorilla Anti-Trust Posturing

Andrew Payne

As the big four (Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook) continue to wield disproportionate influence over the digital ecosystem, these gorillas are having to worry a lot more about anti-trust issues. Nobody wants to be broken up like the Bell System. But what we really need are some new gorillas. Software Uncategorized

How Many Life Units Is It Worth?

Mike Michalowicz

Before we get started here, I want to make sure we agree on something. Every hour of our life is an hour closer to our death. So I ask again.

Gorilla Anti-Trust Posturing

Andrew Payne

As the big four (Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook) continue to wield disproportionate influence over the digital ecosystem, these gorillas are having to worry a lot more about anti-trust issues. Nobody wants to be broken up like the Bell System. But what we really need are some new gorillas. Software Uncategorized

Demons, Wizards, and The New Barriers To Entry For The Gaming Industry

ArcticStartup

Gaming is probably the major industry buzzword in the region right now. On the other hand, the process is almost natural.

Data Tracking: A Double-Edged Sword?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customers are increasingly reluctant to have their data mined by marketers, but marketers need it. Collision ahead? Perhaps.

Gorilla Anti-Trust Posturing

Andrew Payne

As the big four (Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook) continue to wield disproportionate influence over the digital ecosystem, these gorillas are having to worry a lot more about anti-trust issues. Nobody wants to be broken up like the Bell System. But what we really need are some new gorillas. Software Uncategorized

Copenhagen-Based Click A Taxi Now Covers 50 Countries

ArcticStartup

Every now and then a startup pops out of the woodwork that we should have covered by now. Taxis can be ordered for "as soon as possible" or prebooked.

In the ‘shadows’ of big data

The Equity Kicker

I’ve just read Betaworks 2012 Shareholder Letter written by the CEO John Borthwick. At 43 pages its a long read. Its pretty dense too. Venture Capita

Airbnb's Annual Report: We're Still Growing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The booking website says it has grown 250%, but some of its users are still facing courts for illegal renting.

From Strategic Pivots to Opportune UX

The Product Guy

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

When framing any debate on the value of college, it is.

Mark Birch

When framing any debate on the value of college, it is worthwhile to see how the recipients of college degrees are faring.

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Sellfy Adds Paymill, Stripe To Digital E-Commerce Platform

ArcticStartup

If you've got some digital goods you're looking to sell, Vilnius-based Sellfy probably offers the lowest-friction solution to get them moving.