Fri.Nov 02, 2012

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24 Things You Can Do With an Extra Hour

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Daylight Savings is ending giving you an extra hour every day. Here are 24 things you can do to get the most from that extra hour. Google yourself.

4 Questions to get 2013 off to a roaring start

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I love planning. It could be a Virgo thing, since the smell of flip chart paper and new pens is almost as sweet as fresh leaves on a fall day. link].

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5 Deadliest Marketing Sins

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes your marketing messages can do more harm than good. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? that the public is instinctively mistrustful.

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8 Questions Investors Use to Bypass Startup Hype

Startup Professionals Musings

Some founders try to deflect these questions by talking incessantly, so you often need to be calm, patient, and persistent to get the answers.

Where CEOs Spend Their Time (& Money) on Social Media

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new survey shows that more small business owners are not only using social media but they are willing to pay for help. So are they? Good for them.

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Andrea Lake

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Serial entrepreneur Andrea Lake, founder of and YogaJunkie, skipped college in favor of starting companies--a lot of them. At all.

New Book on Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing Blog

I recently worked with Hyperink to publish a collection of the most enduring articles from my blog. We carefully curated and compiled the articles that will remain relevant to startups into the future. This book builds on the original goal when I began blogging about startup marketing. What makes a startup scalable? Books

World's Youngest VC-Funded Entrepreneur?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He was just 15 when he landed his first chunk of change from VCs. Now this high-schooler counts Ashton Kutcher, Yoko Ono, and Mark Pincus as backers.

New Book on Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing Blog

I recently worked with Hyperink to publish a collection of the most enduring articles from my blog. We carefully curated and compiled the articles that will remain relevant to startups into the future. This book builds on the original goal when I began blogging about startup marketing. What makes a startup scalable?

Richard Branson: 'If You Don't Dream, Nothing Happens'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"If you set seemingly impossible challenges," says Sir Richard Branson, "you make what people believed impossible possible


Venture Capital Must Change to Survive. Starting with Transparency.

VC Cafe

Back in May this year, the Kauffman Foundation published a very interesting paper titled “WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY… AND HE IS US” - Lessons from Twenty Years of the Kauffman Foundation’s Investments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Kauffman Foundation Kauffman foundation venture capital

Friday PM Update: Post-Sandy Help for Small Business Owners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Looking for assistance after Hurricane Sandy? Start here. As part of Inc.'s Check back regularly for updates. Meals Looking for a warm meal? We at Inc.

Startups: Dilemmas and Charters

Venture Cyclist

In either case, getting the team off to a good start where everyone is on the same page is really important. Books Tech industry

3 Reasons Your Start-up Should Tackle Really Big Problems

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's certainly not an easy entrepreneurial path, but one VC says there's never been a better time to pursue big ideas that solve thorny problems.

Twitter Link Roundup #152 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Head Versus Heart Investing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Over the years, we've had lots of chances to invest in other businesses. But it never felt right. Until now. We invested in another company. Who knows?

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Start something small

called it ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People.’ ’ I say ‘short.’ found that absolutely fascinating.

Specialization Doesn’t Limit Your Business – It Grows It

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In our evolving economy, the ability to diversify your business model can mean life or death. Jack of All Trades, Master of None…”.

Double Your Response on Pinterest & Twitter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Jen Rubio, social media manager for Warby Parker, talks about the power of doing what's not unexpected on social media

Boom, Inbox Zero

Jeff Hilimire

Ah, that’s a nice way to start the day. PS – that’s Sparrow , which I still love using on the Mac. Random


Go National? Not This Fast-Growing Chain

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bojangles' restaurants have a huge regional following among customers and franchisees. It could go national--but it doesn't. Here's why.

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Programming Makes You High

Constantly Learning

Runners experience a euphoria known as runners high. Programming creates similar feelings. There are multiple types of highs developers have. Each high can be enjoyed alone or mixed together to get really trashed. Everyone loves a rush of delicious endorphins. Finding A Problem Solving a problem in a programmatic way

Prep Your Business to Sell for Top Dollar

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A little polishing up today can boost the value of your business tomorrow. Here are three places to start. The same goes for your business. billion.

Now THIS is an eyecatching way to pitch us a product

The Next Web

I remember a few years ago when I was lucky to be pitched one great app, gadget or story per day. Image credit: AFP / Getty Images.

What Makes Your Company Distinctive?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Josh Linkner, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners, says you should make your company known for one thing, or no one will remember you

The Greatest Lesson For Any Hard Working Entrepreneur

Nick O'Neill

Yes, it’s a simple concept. However far too often we avoid leveraging our relationships to their greatest potential. While I unfortunately can’t speak specifically about the partnerships that I’ve been building, let me just say that asking someone for help can save you months or even years of effort. Entrepreneurship Partnerships

Give Your Employees Election Day Off. Here's Why

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kiva, GOOD Worldwide, and a slew of other companies and non-profits are making Election Day a paid holiday. Should you? Don't know the answer?

The Big Data laggards

deal architect

In a panel on Big Data last week at Cognizant Community I cited several examples from the New Florence blog collected over the last few years – National Hurricane Center, Union Pacific, U of Washington’s ENCODE project, Social Media analytics. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Smart Accessories: Moleskine's New Evernote Smart Notebook

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The skinny on the notebook optimized for use with Evernote's note-taking app. Note-taking apps may be all the rage.

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Defrag and Blur 2012

Feld Thoughts

Defrag and Blur are only two weeks away, and if you’re not yet registered to come, you should find a way. Why? 1. Makerbot will be there with the Replicator 2 in hand. And is there anything cooler than 3D printing right now? 2. The networking will be intimate and awesome, as usual. Don’t miss it!

Let's Make Small Business Heard on Tuesday

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs need to influence the election by voting. Small business owners often go into business for themselves because they want control.

Use Dropbox to Back Up Your Website [WordPress]

Soho Solutionist

By now, it’s been drilled into your head that you should back up your files – all of them – or else risk the the pain of trying to piece everything back together. You probably also know that your website [.]. Cloud Technology wordpress

How is a Start-up Like a Religion?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An unorthodox analysis of start-ups using the ideas of anthropology reveals what religion can teach small firms about team-building. Intrigued?

Pioneers Festival in Vienna Austria

Startup Marketing Blog

This week’s Pioneers Festival in Austria was a great surprise (I wasn’t sure what to expect).  It’s very hard to make time for events, but I’m really glad I did for this one. Here’s the recording of  my presentation.