Tue.Jan 22, 2013

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Urban Airship Meeting Rules

Feld Thoughts

I love Scott Kveton , the CEO of Urban Airship. He and his team are building an amazing company in Portland. If you do anything mobile-related and use push notifications of any sort , or real-time location targeting , you need to be talking to them. But even more impressive is how Scott leads his company. Do we really need to meet? 1. Be on time! 3.

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about how to manage relationships when you’re at a startup or are busy executive. Get electronic access to his calendar.

Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

Steve Blank

My co-author and business Partner Bob Dorf spends much of his time traveling the world teaching countries and companies how to run the Lean LaunchPad program. He’s back to Bogota, Colombia this week for round two. —– Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora! Other than the NSF Innovation-Corps program in the U.S., program. 

Secret to Increased Productivity: Don't Come to the Office

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If your employees don't work from home, you're missing out on tons of benefits. Guidelines to make a work-from-home program work. I'm not the only one.

How to Protect Your Startup Founder’s Shares

Startup Professionals Musings

But that’s only the beginning of the story. These shares are allocated and committed, but not really issued and owned (vested) until later.

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Do Startup Location Matters Even Matter?

Genuine VC

About a year ago, I wrote a post about  how office space is the face of a startup – it communicates both an outward message and provides insight into what’s going on underneath, as the physical environment in which startup employees work inevitably match the company’s story and culture. In reality, though, that “area” isn’t too large.

Transform Rejection into Success: 5 Steps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The number of rejections you get is usually proportional to the success you achieve. The fear of rejection is the bane of success. Here's how: 1.

Scenes from Legitimate Front’s Album Release Concert

Feld Thoughts

I’m crazy proud of my partners Jason Mendelson and Ryan McIntyre for their band Legitimate Front. And was totally, and completely, blown away.

5 Strategies to Steal From Google for a Happier Office

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The tech giant is known for being a great place to work. Here's how you can make your office more like Google. Act like a scientist. Give smart perks.

How To Build Trust With Prospects

Mike Michalowicz

People prefer to do business with other people (or things) who they know, like and trust. It makes sense. Surprisingly, it’s easy.

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Feeling Stuck? 3 Ways to Get Moving

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you feel like you have stalled or reached your limit? Here are three ways to break through and get things moving onward and upward. Don't panic.

Even The Best Need an Advocate #TBPP

The Product Guy

On Thursday, January 3rd, the 3rd annual winner of The Best Product Person (TBPP) was announced at The Product Group ! link]. tweet ). Enjoy!

World's Simplest Ways to Stay Energized

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes motivation comes from the most basic things--like a good cup of coffee or walk outside. Or some wine. Some people are as solid as granite.

How To Avoid Disaster In Your Small Business Digital Marketing Efforts

crowdSPRING Blog

Small businesses are changing how they spend their money on digital marketing. Let’s use digital marketing on Facebook as an example.

3 Reasons Your Company Isn't Taking Off

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For most organizations that try to scale but fail, the bottleneck is usually the person at the top: the founder/owner or CEO. Get out of the way.

Every Small Business And Entrepreneur Needs The Media


By Bruce Serbin, owner of Serbin Media, Inc. Business owners are always looking for ways to stand out from their competitors. It’s all about the money.

4 Types of Time-Wasting Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

McKinsey outlines popular ways managers misuse their time. Do you recognize yourself in any of these four types?

Inspirational Words for Entrepreneurs That Should be Read Every Day!

Small Business Force

Most entrepreneurs have favorite phrases, sayings or words from which they take their inspiration.What words have inspired you? He's been there.

How to Weed Out Entitled Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even if your company is a great place to work, not all employees will sufficiently appreciate it. Take a stand. They won all the prizes.

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[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open


One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

What Dell's Attempt to Go Private Says About the Public Markets

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As Dell becomes only the most recent company trying to flee the public markets, you have to wonder why. The number of publicly-held U.S.

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Founders – Don’t Forget To Manage Your Own Personal Finances


The trouble is that while many of these founders may keep a paranoid eye on their company accounts, some neglect their own personal finances.

Entrepreneurs Have Better Sex

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I admit, my evidence is purely anecdotal. But I think you'll agree with me here: There are certain commonalities between making money and making love.

Some Thoughts About Doing SaaS And IT Business On The B2B Market


ArcticStartup and the startup ecosystem talks a lot about consumer IT products – gaming, media services, Facebook APPS and so on.


6 Ways Robots Create Jobs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't believe the hype about job-killing robots--robots helped our company increase hiring. We built every basket by hand. factory.

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Fastr Raises Seed Funding And Our Thoughts On Garage48


Considering how often we cover Garage48 , it is fair to say that we like the concept and the event. Well, not necesseraly. It’s maths.

The Curse of Microsoft Excel

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You may have a pretty spreadsheet, but that doesn't mean you've thought out your finances or your business Microsoft Excel is a curse.

Talentag Launches Weekdone Employee Status Reporting Service


Keeping an eye on your employees or team can still be messy, but Tallinn-based Talentag has launched a new employee status reporting service called Weekdone. But eventually all of them became more trouble than they were worth, and were difficult to fit into our workflow. Simplicity rules and customers love if you do one thing really well.".

Steve Jobs's Widow Launches Petition for Immigration Reform

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, is pushing hard for the passage of the Dream Act. Here's why it's good for entrepreneurs.

Price Cap Liquidation Preference Windfall Regulators

The Startup Lawyer

Most convertible notes have a price cap as a feature term. Depending on the delta between the price cap and the pre-money valuation of the qualified equity financing, the convertible note investors could receive a windfall in terms of liquidation preference. Convertible Notes

The Profitability Illusion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you aren't providing profitable products and services, you may not be creating true customer value across the business. It's a simple concept.

Founders Hiring “Professional” CEOs to Run Their Company

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Reid Hoffman’s new essay If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a “Professional” CEO  is worth reading for any entrepreneur or any executive thinking about joining a high growth startup. It’s a very personal topic for Reid, and an important one for everyone in the industry to think about. You always do want a Founder-CEO. 

Finding Innovation in the Rough

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Universities can be great sources of new technology for your company--if you know how to navigate them. Literally. Here are five suggestions: Focus.

12 Tips to Craft More Effective Copy for Your Startup

Early Growth Financial Services

What’s your most effective advice for entrepreneurs who want to write customer-facing copy that WORKS?