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4 Ways to Be a Force for Good

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're in a position to do more good than you think, starting right inside your own company. It pays forward, so use your power for good. Tell her.

Being Behind, Effort, and Comparing Yourself

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

NCAA basketball teams that are behind by one point at halftime are more likely to win than teams that are one point ahead. The reason is motivation.

When Kickstarter Investors Want Their Money Back

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kickstarter has raised millions for designers and entrepreneurs. But what happens when no product materializes? came across this iPad stand.

The 15 Business Trends To Avoid This Year

Mike Michalowicz

Every day it seems like there are a dozen new trends that I “need” to jump on to give my business a competitive edge. The Rule Of Thumb.

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One Huge Step Every Great Boss Takes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Where your employees are concerned, one small step makes all the difference. Come with me," my supervisor said. The plant manager wants to see you."

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An Absurdly Easy Negotiating Trick

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting to the proverbial "win-win" situation requires getting everyone on the same team. Try it! It works! Like this post?

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Why you should price your venture round


In today’s hot startup financing climate, convertible notes are all the rage. Everyone’s trying to raise money through a convertible note and postponing when their company gets valued. This give and take between funders and founders is longstanding. At the moment, founders are calling the shots. That’s fine. You just never know.

Working Hard? Crank That Music

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Start-up mode can be a lonely time for driven entrepreneurs. Music can be a perfect companion to keep you energized.

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Kick-Start Your eCommerce Business for $100 or Less

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. Start simple.

Quality Over Quantity: Nurture Your Most Profitable Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Profitable growth is more achievable if you focus on identifying your most valuable customers--and keeping them happy. Expand the customer base.

ArcticStartup Looking Forward


It’s 2013 and ArcticStartup is back. Well, to a casual observer we really didn’t go anywhere. Today, we would like to share a few of our plans.

Hire Your Soulmate? eHarmony Could Be Onto Something

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

eHarmony announced this week it's moving into the job search space, using a one-on-one matching approach. Research indicates this might work.

The PCI ASV Process Sucks

Constantly Learning

"Security and PCI-DSS aren't exact sciences." - Approved Scanning Vendor Grader. At McAfee, I worked on a product that helped companies comply with PCI-DSS requirements. McAfee was an Approved Scanning Vendor and helped fulfill a certain part of the PCI-DSS requirement. An ASV determines if Internet facing hosts are within PCI-DSS compliance.

Your Start-up Needs to Grow Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There comes a time when a start-up needs to make a conscious effort to mature. Here's how to do it. It was fascinating to observe. That is stupid.

Here comes the Gold Stack

deal architect

SAP today announced its apps would run on its in-memory engine HANA. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Pump Added Value Into Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As a small business owner, the best thing you can do for your business is to start building business value now.

Cambridge, MA, January 22: How to Identify Market White Space

David Teten

Advance registration is required, as seating is limited! All members of the Harvard Community are welcome to attend.

Does Social Media Content Have Any Credibility?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

High-tech innovation either works or it doesn't -- you can't fake it or dress it up. One big exception: social media content. One more thing.

Nine “Resolutions” For Creating The Best Odds For Business Success In 2013


by Bill McBean, author of “ The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows that You Don’t “. We are action-oriented people.

5 Things I Resolve Not To Do in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Half of New Year's Resolutions fail within six months. Time to figure out what not to do instead. So what’s the point?

7 Best Strategies for Maintaining Equity

Early Growth Financial Services

Of utmost concern to many entrepreneurs is how to retain maximum equity in their startups. Rightly so. It’s a constant balancing act: growing your company without losing control of it. Whether you’re funded, seeking funding, or still bootstrapping, here are some of the best strategies for avoiding dilution and maintaining maximum equity: 1.

5 Tips to Pack Like a Travel Pro

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We've come a long way from the days of breezy security, cheerful staff and plentiful free drinks on planes. What are they? Giant Ziploc bags work, too.

StartupVitamins – The Poster Boy In Startup Motivation


Messages include: “Always deliver more than expected.” ” – Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google. “Don’t Compromise.”

How to Build an Extraordinary Salesforce

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Live: The Metal Mafia founder explains how you can ramp up your recruiting and interviewing process to get the best possible sales team

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The Anatomy of an SAP event

deal architect

Today, SAP is planning as my friend Predrag (PJ). Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

State of Family Businesses: 5 Things You Need to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The family business is a cornerstone of American entrepreneurship. So how is it going? family firms across a variety of industries.

NetSuite deepens Retail presence

deal architect

I have written about the attractiveness of NetSuite’s cross-channel “commerce-as-a-service” capabilities to fast growing retailers like Ibex. Ibex uses NetSuite to manage customer interactions across smartphones, tablets, PCs and brick-and-mortar stores. So, I am not surprised to see NetSuite acquire.

Why You Can't Innovate Alone

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, it's fun to come up with new ideas. But do you have a real innovation? What does it take to win? Start with these three attributes.

From evolutionary biology to the attention economy–fantastic short intro video from Jason Silva

The Equity Kicker

A MIND MADE FOR MATING! by @JasonSilva from Jason Silva on Vimeo. Watch, enjoy, share. Startup general interest

Crying at Work: Why the Stigma Is Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tears have long been verboten at the office, but they could be more beneficial than you think. Crying at the office. It happens.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: David Kelly

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  following your nose.”. hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott.

Rhapsody CEO: Freemium Doesn't Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A free streaming plan has helped both Pandora and Spotify get thousands of users. Rhapsody's John Irwin says it's a losing strategy in the long run.

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Quality of a Person’s Life

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” ” Vince Lombardi. Inspiration quotes Vince Lomabordi


"Out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat, it was Tumblr, the blogging site best."

Mark Birch

“Out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat, it was Tumblr, the blogging site best known for single-subject blogs and animated GIFs, that dominated the space with 61 percent of teenagers and 57 percent of young adults. And that is without a proliferation of animated GIF’s. Go figure.