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The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault. Surely not.

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How We Fight – Cofounders in Love and War

Steve Blank

I often get asked about finding cofounders and I usually give the standard list of characteristics of what I look for in a founder. Taking Time.

The Two or Three Things You Need to Raise Capital

Instigator Blog

Yesterday I chatted with an entrepreneur that was looking for advice on raising capital. I’ve written quite a bit about fundraising in the past, but it’s a hard topic and a challenging thing for people to get through. ” There’s no easy answer. Here they are: Past success. First timers, of course, can’t play this card.

What Goes Wrong

Founders at Work - Blog

This is my talk from 2012 Startup School, pretty much exactly as delivered. It's been more than 7 years since we started YC. Drive moves you forwards.

Startup Execution Transcends the Idea From Day One


Apple NYC image via The Washington Post. startup begins with a great idea, but all too often, that’s where it ends. during that period.

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Facebook Marketing

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You’ve made the plunge and decided to start investing some time marketing on Facebook. Why wouldn’t you? Publicity? Remember What Facebook Is.

World's Simplest Management Secret

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forget what you learned in those management books. There's really only one way to ensure that everyone on your team excels. Like this post?

7 Startup Mistakes Kill the Best Profit Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

closer analysis often indicates the cause to be a lack of diligence in handling common business finances. This difference will kill your profit margin.

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Why tech-based small businesses and startups should make design a priority

The Next Web

Thinking about starting a new small business or startup that is heavily technology-based? Chances are, it isn’t. “Wait, design? Square.

Startup Psychology: Why Awareness Is Awesome


The following is a guest post from Dr. Jared Scherz, founder at UFeud, LLC, creators of , uframe, and uscore technologies. Sound strange?

8 Social Media Numbers that Will Rock Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Facebook, Twitter and their spawn are about to change how the world does business. Don't believe it? Get a load of how far things have already gone.

Entrepreneurs Beware Investor Negotiation Ploys

Startup Professionals Musings

To be an effective negotiator, you first need to quickly identify and adapt to your opponents negotiating style. The Nice Guy (aka used-car salesman).

Secret to Success: Try daily. Smile. Stay in your lane. Build strength.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

In Arizona, school starts on August 8. My daughter Rosie started kindergarten this year. On the playground, there is a set of monkey bars.

How To Do More By Working Less

Mike Michalowicz

We all want to do more by working less.  We want to do more, do it faster and spend less time doing it. Let’s just fess up. We’re not greedy. Whoa!!

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3 Characteristics of Amazing Presentations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

First, make sure you have something to say. Then, follow these basic rules. recently attended a TEDGlobal conference. Here are my top observations: 1.

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Dealing With Business Cards

Feld Thoughts

There are some things I wish would just go away forever. Business cards are one of those things. stopped carrying them several years ago and simply give people my email address ( as my primary contact data. But at the end of every day I have a handful of cards to deal with. Sometimes it is one or two; often it is a big pile.

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Software Eats Education: An Audacious Undertaking

Peter Levine

Throughout my career, I’ve been an executive at several tech companies that have revolutionized enterprise computing. I’ve also been an investor and venture capitalist (in the past and currently) focused on finding the next BIG things in tech. love teaching because I am able to make a difference in a student’s future. Help us spread the word.

Top Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dale Carnegie


by Kevin Schweizer , Online Marketing Manager for Dale Carnegie is well known for his successes, but he has also had a lot of failures.

6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's no management tool more important than respect. Here's how to make sure you're getting it. If you don't command respect, well., Like this post?

4 Cases Where Short Home Pages Outperformed Long Home Pages


Which is better? Having a long home page with lots of copy, or a short one? Case #1: Moto Message. Case #2: DesignBoost. call that a win. Why is that.

7 Most Important Online Marketing Tactics for Any Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

photo credit: cleev. Now, I also recognize that there are many things calling for your daily attention. Produce content people will share.

Video Of The Week

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The video of the week this week is from Popular Science and it comes from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our portfolio company Shapeways ' Factory Of The Future in Long Island City. Notice that the Mayor cut the ribbon with 3D printed scissors. You can read more about the scissors here. Related articles. Notice that the Mayor cut the ribbon with.

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5 Cheap Ways to Motivate Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes the right kind of recognition works better than a higher salary. How do you get people excited about work without paying them more money?

5 Steps to Successful Marketing With Multiple Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should use social media for marketing, digital media, or traditional media. Marty Zwilling.

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Small Business and Startup Tips: Pricing and Analysis

crowdSPRING Blog

Periodically every business needs to take a fresh look at pricing their products or services. Here are five tips that should help: 1. Gather ye data. 

Bad day for the cloud: Dropbox and Google App Engine experiencing outages

The Next Web

Dropbox and Google App Engine are both experiencing outages today. At the time of writing it’s unclear how the two downtimes are related.

15 Perfect Sales Conversation Starters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Use these 15 questions to discover whether a prospect will buy from you before you waste time on the opportunity. and yourself? Like this post?

10 Entrepreneur Tips Dodge Million-Dollar Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a well-accepted axiom in the investor community that entrepreneurs learn more from their failures than their successes. Marty Zwilling.

Brain Dumps, Prioritization And Productivity: A Beginners Guide To Getting Things Done by Yaro Starak

I’ve been thinking a lot about my plans for the coming months and the start of the new year.

Major sites and platforms experiencing outages today, including Dropbox and Google App Engine

The Next Web

At the time of writing it’s unclear how the two downtimes are related, but Tumblr’s performance issues earlier today point to a clue.

6 Dos & Don'ts of Content Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think having a bold, eye-catching homepage is enough? Think again. Hey, your blog looks great! And those videos certainly add the finishing touch.

Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore

Duct Tape Marketing

There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords.

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Energy and Innovation

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Share this image with your social networks! Terms like energy get thrown around all the time and have consequently taken on multiple meanings. 

The IT Reality Check

deal architect

InformationWeek tells a depressing, if not surprising, story “But when we asked 382 business pros--a mix of IT and non-IT people--about how IT is perceived in their companies, we were shocked by what we found in both the responses and. Industry Commentary