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Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall

Steve Blank

When Bob Dorf and I wrote the Startup Owners Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. Iterations and Pivots are Driven by Insight.

10 Mental Toughness Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

In sports, mental toughness is defined as the ability to focus on and execute solutions, especially in the face of adversity. Marty Zwilling.

Hire Like Google: 5 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Small businesses can't match the likes of Google in budget or branding. But you can this search-giant recruiter's best tips on snagging top talent.

By All Accounts: Eleven Essential Bookkeeping Accounts For Any Small Business Owner

YoungUpstarts

by Lita Epstein, author of Bookkeeping Kit For Dummies®. You were focused on the big picture. Bringing in customers. Hiring great employees. Inventory.

6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These trends could make for huge opportunities--or huge disruptions to your business. Either way, they are ones to watch.

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Content Marketing: Next Big Buzz

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you haven't heard the buzz around 'content marketing' yet, you will soon. Here's what you need to understand now. Why 'Content Marketing' Now?

How to Make Your Customers the Hero of Your Story

Duct Tape Marketing

think aspiring to be a hero to someone is a good thing. kindercapes via Flckr CC. So, short of that, how could you learn what makes them tick.

4 Brilliant Video Marketing Campaigns

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Having trouble dreaming up a new Web campaign for your product or service? Borrow some ideas from these viral videos. Maybe. 1. The lesson?

Innovation Tools — Excellent, Fair

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It comes like clockwork, once a week, an HTML email letting me know about the latest edition of I nnovation Tools. .

Zooming From Zero to $70 Million in 2 Years

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It all started with a wacky idea and a $20 Facebook ad. Two years later, this Brooklyn-based company has created, and conquered, plenty of obstacles.

Generations

aweissman.com

One of the most interesting trends in technology and business and politics today is what I like to think of as the generational one. Meaning, what happens when the group of kids who grew up with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr

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4 Sure Ways to Make Your Start-up Stand Out

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how to be seen as a one-of-a-kind true original. Even if you're not. Here are the highlights of our discsussion: 1. Think. have a mortgage!'"

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees #blindpost

Jeff Hilimire

This one was on Inc.com entitled, The 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees. Here are the 8 qualities that I think make remarkable employees. 1. 

Essential Reading List for New Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everything you need to know to become a successful entrepreneur is in these six essential books. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Really?"

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College students benefit when they get The Edge

Up and Running

And that’s where  The Edge in College Prep  comes in. “I never expected to go international so soon. So the Edge shifted focus.

Defend a Higher Price: 3 Steps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can charge more than your competition once you learn how to make price irrelevant. Here's how. perfect example is Wegman's. Here's how.

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4 Time Saving Tips For Internet Marketing Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

by Sam Mauzy. Most Internet marketers want to reach the last state as quickly as possible so that they can start earning money. Be Organized.

Can't Code? You Can Still Run a Software Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I can't code, but I can run a software company. You can too. Here's how. The answer is simple: I can’t code at all. still can’t code.

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More on Pro Rata Investing as an Angel - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

My buddy Maneesh Arora asks: Have you successfully been able to get pro-rata rights as an angel (assuming putting in small-ish amounts of money of $25k or $50k, something along those lines), on Convertible Note deals

The Hard-numbers Case for a Flexible Workplace

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Giving your employees flexible hours cuts costs, spurs growth and lifts morale. The numbers prove it. Your reaction may have been, “Yeah, right!

Getting Older by David Lee

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Andrew Bachman

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The president of Scambook.com reveals why honest self-assessment is the key to launching a Web-based business, and other great advice he's received.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Ballmer

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Many thanks, Scott.

Get Closer to Key Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What are you doing to maintain and strengthen your relationships with your key accounts? But things have changed a lot.

I Want to Wake Up in the City That Tweets…

thebarefootvc

About a month ago, I got a call from NASDAQ asking me if I’d participate in a video about the technology scene in NYC. Enjoy the clip!

Who Are Your 'Pilot' Customers?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Investing in a new line of business requires some basic steps, including identifying the target customer and building a robust customer pipeline.

Video Battle

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Who wins, Georgia or New York

Learn to Love Your Banker (Really)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Empathy is an essential characteristic of a successful business owner. Banks are the most highly leveraged institutions in the economic system.

Time For a Change #8: Health For Life

Active Garage

As long as you shall live. Isn’t this as long as you would like to have health? As long as you deserve health? Eight degrees of freedom.

Zina.ru: Up to 80% Of First Time Online Purchases In Russia Are Made On Couponing Websites

ArcticStartup

This interview is an excerpt from an in-depth  research paper on Russian e-commerce that will be released next month. billion rubles, or $73 million.

Should You Pay to Launch to a Crowd?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tech entrepreneurs flock to pricey events for the networking and the potential prize money. But there are cheaper ways to launch to the masses.

Scoopshot Getting International Traction With Impressive Figures

ArcticStartup

I've covered Scoopshot in the past as well and I've found the idea really intriguing - most possibly for its simplicity.

Health Care Debate: What Really Matters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I don't believe business owners should be responsible for health care in the first place. Like all owners, I want my business to thrive.

Sweden May Investigate iPad Marketing Of 4G Services

ArcticStartup

Sweden is so far one of the few countries that boasts a 4G network, yet the problems arise in the differences in frequency bands used in the U.S.