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Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson have written a book with this title. It is now available on Amazon. I got a preview copy and gave it a read. It's a textbook on venture capital deals. If you plan to do one of them, as an investor, advisor, or most importantly, as an entrepreneur, you should get this book and read it. It is not like selling a house.

Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit

Venture Hacks

Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit. Building a product is a process, not a discrete action. And the Internet is efficiently arbitraged. Every single simple thing that can be done is being done, or has been done. Where the journey is the reward. Markets

Product Evangelism

SVPG

In my last article I wrote about the importance of product passion , and I said that one of the reasons this passion is necessary is for product evangelism. Product evangelism is, as Guy Kawasaki put it years ago, “selling the dream.” ” It’s helping people to imagine the future, and inspiring them to help create that future.

Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit

Venture Hacks

Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit. Building a product is a process, not a discrete action. And the Internet is efficiently arbitraged. Every single simple thing that can be done is being done, or has been done. Where the journey is the reward. Markets

Find the Best of the Best Blogs for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

But I’m sure there are some good ones I’m missing, so I’m soliciting your input as well. Business site expert blogs. Blog aggregators. Blog catalogs.

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Small business and startup tips: training day!

crowdSPRING Blog

However, most small businesses and startups ignore training programs altogether, or cobble together ad hoc strategies when on-boarding new hires.

The Economy as an Accelerant - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Definition: Accelerants play a major role in chemistry. Most chemical reactions can be hastened with an accelerant. Accelerants are catalysts which alter a chemical bond, speed up a chemical process, or bring organisms back

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: Do It

Scott Edward Walker

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Each week, we post a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Cheers, Scott [link].

$650 Weight Loss Challenge: Day 55/120

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

I started my weight loss challenge against Paul Piotrowski nearly 2 months ago. If one of us doesn’t make it, then he will have to pay the other $650.

More innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog Cisco’s tablet wrinkles “Social” Architecture Pyrotechnic Science Technology at the Home Depot. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

[Review] Full Engagement!: Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People

YoungUpstarts

One of the challenges that any business has is making sure that employees are happy and fully contributing to the business.

An SEO Reminder – What Do Your Customers Really Want?

Rembrandt Communications

In past entries, I’ve talked about how SEO (search engine optimization) copywriting is all about providing value to your customers. Well, the number one way to do that is to give your customers what they want. And how do you do that? Ask them! Find a free and simple tool like Survey Monkey, Zoomerang or [.].

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Bike rally at Crossroads

Mark Birch

Bike rally at Crossroads. motorcycles bikes rally

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Mommy Book Club

entrepreMusings

Our first book is called The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  See below for link to the book on Amazon.  I went to Half Price Books today to see if I could find it and I think because the movie is about to come out they didn’t have any copies on hand. book review mom mother book club the help

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Best of the Week on Strong Opinions

Mark Birch

Here is a roundup of the top stories for the week on Strong Opinions: Why Your Fundraising May Be Tough Going. How to Determine Seed Round Valuation.

China concepts stocks overseas

EIN News

top Internet service provider company, made its United States market debut on Oct 1, raising $84. curbed the appetite of private equity and venture capital firms looking for the next set of. billion. It counts private equity companies and venture capitalists IDG Capital Partners, SAIF Partners and Qiming

Convertible Debt vs. Equity: Which Is Right for Your Startup?

Angel Investing News

In a recent post, Bill Clark, CEO of Microventures , did a nice job of summarizing the Convertible Debt versus Equity option for startup investors.  Unfortunately he left out the primary disadvantage to investors, which is why you won’t find most savvy angel investors who are part of angel groups using convertible debt. 

Investing in America's Growing Assets: Minorities

EIN News

to emerge as the majority of the U.S. population? Investing today to uplift America's minority. than 1 percent of GDP. The National Venture Capital Association boasts venture-backed companies produced $2.9T. no such risk capital infrastructure. Angels and venture capitalists across the nation focus their investments on

Los Angeles, I’m Yours by The Decemberists

Mark Birch

Los Angeles, I’m Yours by The Decemberists. music

Engineering the energy industry's next big breakthrough

EIN News

Jersey. I was in finance in the United States and worked on several technology startups. I. talking to venture capitalists. We rejected a venture capital deal for $2-million a couple of months. Rutgers. Worked in technology finance in the U.S. Employed by CIBC while studying for MBA

So my last rant.

charliecrystle.com

well, it's time to get back into massive travel planning mode. Today I was able to, unbelievably, book a flight from Lancaster to San Jose for $550. drive 15 minutes, get on a plane, and I'm in great shape. And after looking at travel for Sept and Oct, I'm able to book enough in advance to lock in a non-shocking rate.