Fri.Nov 09, 2012

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Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. ” That’s b t.

'Thank You' Goes a Long Way

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New research reveals something pretty obvious. Thanking and rewarding employees can give your business a boost. Be specific and know your people : Inc.

How To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz, Author of The Pumpkin Plan , lectured in October 2012 in Philadelphia on how to build a wildly successful business.

Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you say is important. But so is how and when you say it. You work hard to create great content. But how? How to Say It 1. Are hashtags effective?

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5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2013

Duct Tape Marketing

This post originally appeared in my column for American Express OPENForum. Crowdsolving” becomes a hot innovation trend. Keep things simple. 5.

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Google Ventures dedicates $1.5 billion to invest in startups, expands fund to $300 million a year

The Next Web

Google yesterday held Google Ventures event and today shared some new figures. To sum up, Google Ventures is dedicating $1.5

10 Design Tips for Tiny Offices

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Young Entrepreneur Council asked 10 successful young entrepreneurs about how to jazz up a tiny, uninviting office or retail space. Mirror Mirror.

People Comparison Shop, Stupid


If you think people might buy your products or services without checking out the competition first, think again. Product category matters. When

Hire Top Candidates in 21 Days or Less. Here's How

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When you spot talent, accelerate your hiring process--right away. As they say in sales: "Time kills all deals." No one wants to be a "safety."


Google Ventures dedicates $300 million per year to invest in startups

Google Ventures

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It's the Time for Personal Strategic Planning

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You don't just need to review your company's trajectory and priorities; close the year with a review of your personal strategy as well. Harried?

How This Workout Application Can Rake In Cash

Nick O'Neill

Yesterday I was disappointed to read that Fitocracy had launched a merch store. If you don’t know what Fitocracy is, they are a mobile application that enables you to track your workouts and share them with friends and other members of the Fitocracy community. The result is that they are now trying to sell t-shirts to pay the bills.

3 Ways to Overcome Buyer's Fears

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The new normal for buyers is an attitude of fear and uncertainty. Here are three tips on how to get buyers interested in what you have to offer.

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Startups Need Teamwork Entering the Perfect Storm

Startup Professionals Musings

A " perfect storm " is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances aggravate an environment drastically.

3 Big Companies Launch Start-up Incubators

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Microsoft, PayPal, and Qualcomm have launched business incubators, giving life to a new batch of start-ups.

Anti-launch inertia

The Startup Toolkit

The longer you wait, the harder it gets. Inertia accumulates. The project’s tendrils snake down and hold it in place. It takes on grand proportions. It’s not just the big company launches that are vulnerable. Little projects fall victim too… Sending that email to a client. Deploying those features. Publishing a blog post (ahem).

The Marketing Playbook Has Changed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brian Halligan, founder of HubSpot, talks about the challenges within the changing landscape of marketing

Twitter Link Roundup #153 – 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.

Don't Put Your Customers at Risk

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the wake of the deadly meningitis contamination, your business needs to keep its supply chain squeaky clean. Here's how.

October 2012 Site Performance Report

Code as Craft

Overall the news is very good! Server Side Performance. Front-end Performance. New Baseline Performance Measurements. performance

How to Restart Your Business's Engine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A growing business will eventually hit a growth plateau. They professionalize the organization structure. They invest in the right talent.

“Can I Just Have a Five Minute Nap?”

Scott Edward Walker

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

Be Honest: How Good Is Your Company Website?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brian Halligan, founder of HubSpot, talks about how creating good content and getting links back to your site can boost your business

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A P&L for Startups?


 . Lean Startup Machine has recently launched it’s “Validation Board”  ( [link] ). see our previous posts on how to use the canvas).

Ex-Boss's Confession: 'Analytics Saved My Career'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company had a vision of where it needed to go--but no map to get there. Here's how a little data saved the day. Better Way? Want to increase sales?

Kenai – RIP

Feld Thoughts

Our beloved dog Kenai died yesterday at 10:20 am. He was at our house in Eldorado Springs with Amy and our other dog Brooks. It was sudden and unexpected – he went quickly and painlessly. He was 12. He always followed me to the door whenever I left town (he knew what my Filson bag meant). ” Kenai was a magnificent dog. 110 pounds.

8 Start-ups Fighting Back Against Natural Disasters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From portable emergency housing units to fire-proof hardware systems, these 8 companies are building the next-generation of life-saving innovations.

Does Being a Great Place to Work Really Boost Productivity?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you employ people in your business, you will know that human capital is one of the biggest expenses, especially in the service sector. Empowerment.

Study: Number of Veteran-owned Start-ups on the Decline

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Though veterans once represented a robust percentage of budding U.S. entrepreneurs, a new study shows that recently fewer are starting up.

Want to try startup engineering?


One more week to apply to Flashpoint @ Georgia Tech. Applications at  [link

What Does Your Company Really Do?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

” When you put it like that - to someone who is in need of widgets - the product practically sells itself! Why do I care?”

How to Request Help For Your Startup

Launch Any

As a startup, you need all the help you can get. But requesting the right help can be the biggest challenge. You may not know the right person to ask, or how to ask. Instead, craft your request specifically the the person you are asking. Be specific – ask for a specific skill, person, connection, or request. Finally, read David G.

October 2012 Site Performance Report

Code as Craft

Overall the news is very good! Server Side Performance. Front-end Performance. New Baseline Performance Measurements. performance

Dealing With Distressed Clients: Nine Ways To Stop Dreading Them… And Start Helping Them


by Joseph and JoAnn Callaway, authors of “ Clients First “. When the economy tanked in 2008, the way we saw the world shifted. Fear took over. Needy.