Thu.Aug 11, 2011

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5 Ways To Use Google+ Social Circles Like A Pro

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Let me level with you: I am not a big fan of social media. just don’t have the time and the energy for it, it’s that simple. Really.

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Markets driven by fear and greed - Entrepreneurs by opportunity

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

The investment market is driven by two things; fear and greed. Fear is temporary, greed is permanent. Markets over time always move up but there are periods of fear and doubt that cause investors to retreat. But only for a short time. This happens in the stock market and in VC investing. When fear takes over it consumes everyone. Virtuous cycle.

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3 Costs Your Retail Start-up Should Avoid Paying

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

Today I wanted to focus on the thing that most retail business owners miss during the excitement of launching a new business. Costs. Don't Pay Rent.

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Begin With the Customer Experience in Mind

Duct Tape Marketing

Makes sense, you don’t have anything to sell unless you create something people want to buy. Begin with the end in mind. One final word of advice.

Should You Meet With VC’s Early for Feedback?

Rob Go

I was on a panel yesterday on VC fundraising. One audience member asked how early one should start talking to VCs, and whether it made sense to meet with VC’s at all before raising money. My friend Jeff Bussgang suggested that it’s a good idea to meet with VC’s early, to get feedback and share your plans. Here’s why: 1.

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5 Keys to Raising Money Today

Growthink Blog

Luke Fishback is a smart guy. After graduating college with an engineering degree, he got a job at Lockheed Martin. read more. Dave Lavinsky

HTML5 – A Wonder Drug

Venture Chronicles

I was reading up on some of the commentary surrounding Amazon’s release of an HTML5 reader, one of the best comes from Constellation’s Charles Brett : Amazon’s announcement of its Kindle Cloud Reader, based around HTML 5, is a wonder of irony. Many have been irritated by this ‘Apple knows best’ approach – but that is hardly new.

Tips For Emerging Young Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

by Oliver Wilkinson , founder of SSL247 and co-founder of jobiso.fr. This also leads nicely into #2: Start small and build. Be memorable….

Flexible Focus #65: Shaping Your Future

Active Garage

What is the secret to a life of abundance, and is there a simple method for approaching it? Think of how you keep your balance on a bicycle.

Doing the right thing

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

One of my favorite services is  unsubscribe.com. It’s a gmail plug-in that with one click lets you rid your inbox of unwanted newsletters. recently analogized newsletters to tending a garden. You have to stay on top of the weeds or they get out of control. Unsubscribe.com lets you do that. Team Unsubscribe. I was blown away. You guys rock.

Top 7 Reasons to Fire a Client

Up and Running

R ecently a good friend and fellow small business owner decided enough was enough and fired a pretty big client. But the client drained her. Thank you.

5 Awesome Ways To Use Google+ Social Circles Like A Pro

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Let me level with you: I am not a big fan of social media. just don’t have the time and the energy for it, it’s that simple. Really.

Our Town – A Family Legacy

YoungUpstarts

Michael Plummer, Jr never really wanted to follow in his entrepreneurial father’s footsteps. But the setback made Junior realize one thing.

Twitter Link Roundup #97 – 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. Really.

Summer Of Startups Moving Forward By Leaps

ArcticStartup

During the event, I tweeted that it wouldn't be a surprise if some of the startups got acquired soon.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AllBusinessCards.com

crowdSPRING Blog

Business cards supposedly reveal a lot about a person. There are seemingly dozens of decisions to be made when choosing a business card, rounded versus square corners to color choice to card stock thickness.  Most people and start-ups cannot afford to hire a graphic designer and printer to create customized cards.  What made you use crowdSPRING? .

Kristian Segerstrale Believes In Northern Europe

ArcticStartup

Kristian Segerstrale, the former CEO of Playfish , a social gaming company before it was sold to Electronic Arts for $300 million back in 2009.

Give me an idea and I will make you POOR

VentureWoods

Standard and Poor says America is getting POOR. Economists ,capitalists,governments and people are discussing the fallout of such a situation. But what does it mean for an entrepreneur.In case somebody has misssed recent article by Jug Suraiya in TOI ,here it is  [link]  .Wherein Are we ready for Kindles and the like. First things first.An

Valkee Proves Their Point

ArcticStartup

Valkee has created a device that shines light into the ear - somewhat like mobile music player where music is replaced by light.

iPad in the Enterprise

Altgate

Yesterday I finally received and read iPad in the Enterprise that I had pre-ordered a while ago. In truth, this book is really two books in one.

On being a bipolar VC…

StartupCFO

So, it’s been almost a year since I moved to the dark side. People still often ask me how I like it. The short answer: I love it! Can’t believe I get paid to do this. But it struck me yesterday that I need to be bipolar in this role. And I am sure most VCs, especially those that work at the early stages, feel the same way.

Special delegate rates for previous Business of Software attendees

Business of Software Blog

One of the reasons Business of Software has become such a great event over the years is that extraordinary people have taken a risk in paying with time and money to come. We know it is not a cheap conference to attend - or produce (I would not recommend running this type of event if you are want to make a quick buck). We appreciate your support.

How to Reach Anyone

Mark Birch

I get a lot of requests to meet.  Whether you are trying to contact investors, customers, partners, advisors, celebrities, etc.,

Doing the right thing

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

One of my favorite services is  unsubscribe.com. It’s a gmail plug-in that with one click lets you rid your inbox of unwanted newsletters. recently analogized newsletters to tending a garden. You have to stay on top of the weeds or they get out of control. Unsubscribe.com lets you do that. Team Unsubscribe. I was blown away. You guys rock.

Google Please Hire Me, Interview with Mathew Epstein | Startup.

Startup Remarkable

Interesting News from Google Sure to Impact Your Website Marketing

Marketing Junkie

Entrepreneurs…Got an important Webpage that Google hasn’t picked up yet? Wanna make sure critical new or updated pages on your site are indexed quickly and properly by Google? Last week Google launched a new way for site owners to request specific web pages be crawled…The Crawl URL form. However, you can submit only up to 50 URLs a week.

The Bay Citizen: Not Like Every Other City's Bikers

EIN News

D-Store in SOMA (one of only three United States outlets for this high-end Italian motorcycle clothing. motorcycle clothing and gear retailer), designers, engineers, venture capitalists and motorcycle enthusiasts mingled over beer, wine

API Integration Challenges

Mark Birch

API Integration Challenges : Interesting (and somewhat counterintuitive) results from a survey released by Trove. Definitely read more and if you would like to voice your own opinion, join us for the Trove NYC Meetup and Hack Day this Sunday at WeWork Soho (link to sign up at the bottom of the linked post

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Internet bubbles: Of truth and consequence

EIN News

pre-money valuations for VC deals in the U.S. tech sector have more than doubled since. onto Lacy's more salient point: Even if venture capitalists have lost their heads (which she doesn't. can better afford to take the loss. Venture capital may only comprise a small part of

From More Debt to Savory Gojee

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?

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park and The Silicon Valley Renaissance

ReadWriteStart

This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system.

Lightning Talks and Workshops - deadline extended to midnight PST, 14th August

Business of Software Blog

Stop wasting your time sending apologetic emails about being late to submit your Lightning Talk and Workshop ideas for Business of Software. We are a pretty easy going bunch so we have given you a little more time to get your ideas in. Please submit to info@businessofsoftware.org by midnight PST on 14th August. Laughter] There’s. Hands ready.

Peter Principle, Applied to Management

OnlyOnce

Peter Principle, Applied to Management. My Management by Chameleon Post from a couple weeks ago generated more comments than usual, and an entertaining email thread among my friends and former staff from MovieFone.  Also, there promotion to management by merit has always been a curiosity to me. They hadn’t been trained to sell business. 

The top 25 management books of all time according to Time Magazine

Business of Software Blog

Time Magazine just released their list of the 25 most important management books of all time. Congratulations to Business of Software 2011 speaker Professor Clayton Christensen who makes the list with,  The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. doubt it though