Wed.Oct 31, 2012

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Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. So the idea of depression has been on my mind. But as I sit here, I’m surrounded by a lot of grey, and it’s not just the clouds outside that are the remnants of the storm. I’ve reached out to most of my friends in New York to check in on them.

10 Reality Checks for Entrepreneurs From the Master

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. It’s not going to get better – it already is. Dream on.

5 Big Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You won't find apps or Angry Birds here. Check out five ambitious companies pursuing big, bold ideas. When Inc. The next Angry Birds?

Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Decide to Become An Entrepreneur (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Over the last few months many people have asked me for advice regarding their ideas and if they should go ahead and do anything with them. After hearing their ideas I always repeat the same answer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Yoav Degani

Overcome 3 Common Sales Objections

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These three classic sales scripts will help you to handle most sales objections. Check out the great video on his home page!) Smile). Like this post?

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Winning the Next Wave of the Internet: Mobile

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mobile technologies and applications are changing all the rules. Take these 3 risks to keep your business safe. Way up.

Talk about re-“cycle”-ing

Venture Cyclist

With a hat tip to John Halamka who brought this to my attention, check out this cardboard bike. Greenery Cycling

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3 Ways to Get Paid Faster

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cash-flow is key for small businesses. Improving yours could be as simple as changing a bit of wording on your invoices. Here's how. Days to Pay.

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How To Build Out Your Business To Support Yourself

YoungUpstarts

by Brandon Anderson, founder of Trans Supply. Do you have a small business right now that you wish could support yourself full time? 

Taming the Social Media Monster: 6 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Social media has this in common with trick-or-treaters: Anyone could be on the other side of that door. Inhaling everything will not end well.

How does your business grow? One seed at a time

Escape From Cubicle Nation

We often think about business marketing in epic terms, like coordinating a six-figure launch, or undertaking a massive Facebook advertising campaign.

Richard Branson: Knight of Big Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sir Audacity himself: "Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them

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Reexamining Why You’re In Business

Duct Tape Marketing

think most of us would agree that the reason our businesses exist is to exchange value with a customer for payment. photo credit: wwarby.

Leadership Lessons From the San Francisco Giants

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How did the San Francisco Giants win? The same way your company can. Here are 7 lessons. 1. He did not want the group to disband.

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deal architect

on the innovation blog “Truth Goggles” The OOW Hotel Shuttle Software for more precise microsurgery The sociology of Facebook Oracle Open World: a photographic journey Singapore – the overachiever One Man Orchestra Advanced Material Innovations. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Case Study: Keep Your Day Job & Start a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nick Chasinov spent five years building his business while holding down another full-time position. Here's what he learned along the way.

Four FourSquare Tips For Merchants This Holiday Season

YoungUpstarts

It’s that time of the year again – the holiday shopping season that is! Mobile marketing may be the answer. Reward tips too. Not a baker?

3 Ways to Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to waste less time and money on the wrong hires? Follow this bit of unexpected advice. She managed to ultimately select a candidate and hire her.

Wield Your Mighty Pen (Or Keyboard) and Slay the Great Beast of Writer’s Block!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You sit down at your computer fully armed. But wait! What’s this? Nothing is happening. No torrents of inspiration are springing forth. Don’t Give Up.

Turn Off Bad Habits With the Flick of a Switch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Procrastinators, rejoice: Neuroscientists have discovered that by manipulating areas of the brain, they can turn bad habits on and off. ”

With isocket, programmatic is taking a bite out of the big side of the pie

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

For about the past 18 months I’ve been talking about the coming of programmatic technologies (machine to machine buying and selling) to the premiums side of the display ecosystem. It was one of my “2012 AdTech Predictions ” published last year in AdExchanger and I expanded on that prediction in a piece earlier this year, also in AdExchanger.

Why the World Needs Big Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With so many businesses thinking small, true audacity and vision mean more than ever. For her second act, she intends to eliminate world poverty.

Insights from the MySQL Case at Stanford - 10/30/12

CasaSiegel

We were fortunate to have Zack Urlocker and Clint Smith come to our Stanford GSB class yesterday to help teach the MySQL case. Zack and Clint were part of the management team that built and sold the organization to Sun. This was a key for MySQL's growth and ability to get traction with users. Growth in new opportunities such as Web 2.0

How to Manage Millennials

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The delicate art of building a culture that embraces employees of all ages, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. That's not to say the system is perfect.

With isocket, programmatic is taking a bite out of the big side of the pie

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

For about the past 18 months I’ve been talking about the coming of programmatic technologies (machine to machine buying and selling) to the premiums side of the display ecosystem. It was one of my “2012 AdTech Predictions ” published last year in AdExchanger and I expanded on that prediction in a piece earlier this year, also in AdExchanger.

Tech Trends: Tools for Managing Contacts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We tried out two basic CRM tools that help organize contacts--and stay in touch with them. Then, you can log on to see which tasks have been completed.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. Dealflicks: a movie tickets and concession deal service.

Case Study: How One Scrappy CEO Landed an AT&T Partnership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Philip Walker started Network Solutions Provider the old-fashioned way: By going door to door. Then, a mentor persuaded him to set up shop on his own.

IsePankur Opens Platform For Anyone In The EU to Invest In Estonian Consumer Loans

ArcticStartup

Additionally this will be the first time that private investors can invest directly in Estonia without committing large amounts of money”.

Dear Customers, Sandy Hit. Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When your business is struck by disaster, how can you avoid further damage to your reputation? Be careful. Stay safe. Help out others as you best can.

Are These 3 Scary Things on Your Website?

Rembrandt Communications

It’s Halloween, and there is a lot of scary stuff out there. But you may be unaware of some things that are really frightening and happening right in your business. For example, when was the last time you looked at your Website? If you have been busy focusing on your core, business activities as an [.].

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Two Spouses, Two Companies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Two-business households are the worst--except when they are they best. Hollywood loves power couples. Employed spouses also get paid vacations.

Morninglist: The full lean start-up cycle in 48 hours.

ArcticStartup

This usually takes weeks, months, years. They had an idea, revised it a few times. Just another task management tool that is set for failure.

Getting Ready for the Fiscal Cliff

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With major budget cuts looming, a defense contractor adopts a new strategy. Under a provision called sequestration, $1.2 With $4.2 203 on the 2012 Inc.