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10 things I’ve never heard a successful startup founder say

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I built this software for myself, and then it turned out a million people wanted it exactly how I originally envisioned it. After hiring a few people, being the CEO became a lot easier, and I was able to focus on high-level strategic plans instead of fighting fires. Thanks to a software patent we filed, we never had a serious competitor. Essays

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Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. Recruiting. Job Hunting.

An Alternative Model for Startup Incubation

Instigator Blog

Recently I wrote a blog post on things to think about when starting a startup accelerator. pointed out that most accelerator programs take between 5-12% or thereabouts for a fairly standard amount of money and time. How could that work? And does it make sense?&#. In some cases it might. And they have the potential to grow into founder roles.

What Does A CEO Coach Do?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Jerry Colonna , who should need no introduction to this community, did an interview with TechBerlin in anticipation of his workshop there next month.

7 Reasons Why Many Smart People Fail to Lead

Life Beyond Code

You have seen these people – the best of the best in the lot. They get promoted to become the leaders and all hell breaks loose. What about you?

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4 Simple Ways To Accept Payments For Your Test Product Or Service

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

I'm in the line at Starbucks with my client and he's on the phone with one of his mentors. Does she have all the account details?" my client asks.

My first week using ShopSavvy Wallet

Texas Startup Blog

While we haven’t officially launched ShopSavvy Wallet you can set yours up if you update ShopSavvy on iOS or Android.

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Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

It is clear that if you have a new startup, getting investors is essential. Some startups take smaller amounts of cash than others. Borrowing against ones property to fund the business is risky and it is advisable to think very carefully if you elect to take this as your means of capital. There are a wide range of possible resources to explore.

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Entrepreneurs Thoughts On VCs And Angels

Ask The VC

VCs can be real dolts (I know – I’m a VC – and I’m periodically a total knuckhead). Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe has an outstanding article up on Boston.com titled Entrepreneurs talk back: Straight-up feedback and advice for VCs and angels. In it, he has some choice feedback from entrepreneurs to VCs and angels.

Ten Tenets To Live By When Starting a Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, the idea is often the least important part of the equation. Don’t take your idea too seriously, either. You can’t do it all by yourself.

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Israeli Startup Zerto Raises $15 million B Round for Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

VC Cafe

“ Disaster recovery is something you only want when you really need it &# said Ziv Kedem, Zerto’s CEO in a recent interview.

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My Content Amplification System

Duct Tape Marketing

My Content Amplification System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Today’s post is in answer to a direct request I’ve received a number of times.

The Best iPhone Photo App – 360 Panorama – Is Free. For Now.

Feld Thoughts

For a limited time, Occipital’s Panorama 360 is free. My Investments iphone occipital panorama 360 photo

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10 Top Content Marketing Tips for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business. It’s cool.

What Would Calvin Coolidge Do?

Growthink Blog

“After all, the chief business of the American people is business. What would he say about inflation? About risk-taking in today’s environment? concur.

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Weekend Ponderable: Too funny, too true

47 Hats

That’s a good reason to watch this video and check out what else he has at his site. Enjoy: Opinion

Getting the Google Plus Conversation Right

Duct Tape Marketing

Some still attribute this to the newness factor, but it’s one of the things that really makes Google Plus exciting right now. Posting opinions is.

Wilson: Financing Options: Bridge Loans

Ask The VC

Don’t compete with Fred Wilson (USV) on Mondays for the best VC Post of the Week. He wins again with Financing Options: Bridge Loans  as part of his MBA Mondays series. Ok – I know it’s not Monday anymore. Another smart person weighing in on how messed up the software patent situation is. VC Post of the Day bridge loans financing

Proof That Your Audience Is Online

VC Cafe

Let me guess -- you are reading this article because you doubt your audience is online? Welcome to the club! Yes, Your Audience Is Online.

Human Consultants in Business are a Dying Breed

Startup Professionals Musings

Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. The Internet has changed the world. If you need to know how to do something, just look it up online.

Twitter Link Roundup #98 – 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.

Suster: What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Ask The VC

Mark Suster (GRP) has today’s VC post of the day titled What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management. As with many of Mark’s posts, it’s an excellent piece of long form writing that thoroughly dissects the issue of crisis management and makes a number of very significant recommendations which are summarized below.

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Tools to Manage a Successful SaaS Business

Guy Nirpaz

Managing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business isn’t trivial. Successful SaaS companies are able to deal with a high volume of leads and turn those into a high volume of loyal customers with fast response and turnaround time. Many startups begin with homegrown solutions using spreadsheets and databases (with a bit of integration glue in between).

5 Smart Tactics for Rapid Business Growth

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Growing fast isn’t always what’s best for a company. In fact, some companies have actually failed because they expanded too rapidly. But most companies welcome growth, because it can be a great thing when the time is right. In fact, every business that wants to continue thriving should have growth goals. Whether you want to

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Driving Your Startup to Profitability is Job One

Startup Professionals Musings

A question that I often hear debated these days is whether a new startup should focus on growth or profits. Marty Zwilling.

Distinguish Yourself #215 – Create the right building blocks along the way

Life Beyond Code

Think Lego blocks. I am sure you at some point in life you have played with lego blocks or something similar to that. The possibilities are endless.

A Customer As an Expression of Your Commitment

Duct Tape Marketing

believe there is one true committed way to build a fully alive business. The thing that makes a business exciting is purpose. This is a tricky thing.

5 Tips To Get Your Small Business Online

crowdSPRING Blog

Last year, only 50% of all small business in the United States had a website.  Do all small businesses need to have a website? Create Your Website.

Can Recruiters Work With Startups? - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Last week I had lunch with a prominent recruiter who was interested in working with startups. We had a great conversation about ideas and the issues, and at the end I told him I would poll my startups to see if there was any

Landing A Gig at a VC Firm

Babbling VC

This is once again more of a public service announcement to help out those trying to "break" into a VC firm. I am not addressing principle, junior partner or partner level positions with this post. There is a completely different path to those positions. First and foremost, find this post. Seriously, I mean it. Have some information on the industry.

WordWit – A Mobile Game App That Teaches You Proper English

YoungUpstarts

There are mobile reference apps, and there are mobile game apps. What if there was an app that combined both?

12 Questions: Meet Grace Conlon (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. Please tell us about yourself. Thanks, Grace!

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Derek Sivers at Business of Software 2010. Video and transcript of talk

Business of Software Blog

We know that not everyone can get to Business of Software but we do want to be able to share some of the incredible stories that the speakers share. Most of the talks are posted online, with the permission of the speakers. Not everyone gets to sit down for an hour to listen to a talk though.  This is the first one. It is short. Derek Sivers.

Kindlegraph My Books

Feld Thoughts

I’ve always loved getting books signed by the author. As an author of two books, it makes me smile a huge smile when someone asks me to sign a copy of my book for them. With Kindlegraph , I can finally sign my Kindle books. I met the founder, Evan Jacobs, at Glue a few months ago. tweeted about it and signed a few.

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