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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Tracy DiNunzio isn’t your typical Silicon Valley startup founder. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian. More on that later.

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Let Your Winners Run

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I met with a group of very experienced and sophisticated investors yesterday who make up the investment committee of a large charitable foundation that is an investor in USV.   Then I took questions. This group doesn't spend a ton of time on AVC, Techmeme, Hacker News, or the tech industry in general. USV 2004 is instructive. That stings.

7 Ways and Why to Treat Your Career Like a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, helped me crystallize these similarities with his new bestseller “ The Start-up of You.” Take intelligent risks.

Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Raising money is a dirty job, but someone has to do it right? Get your house in order. Accounting. Or outsource the work.

Things Entrepreneurs Never Confess To Their VCs


Note: This is intended be a light-hearted piece that hits just close enough on some counts to (hopefully) be funny. Well, he was kind of a schmuck. 2.

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Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups to Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Lack of confidence in your self, your product, and your startup is a surefire recipe for disaster. VCs and angel investors hear this one all the time.

How to convince a startup to hire you

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

This is part of an ongoing startup advice series where I answer (anonymized!) questions from readers, like a written version of Smart Bear Live.

Build Measure Learn vs. Learn Measure Build

Grasshopper Herder

The Build Measure Learn loops is backwards. There is a presumption that if you build something and slap some analytics on it then you will inevitably learn. Lean Startups and Customer Development build measure learn Minimum Viable Product startup

Fix Your Elevator Pitch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you think is an elevator pitch will actually alienate customers. Instead, have a conversation that creates a real sales opportunity. don't.

Why Dropbox Is A Major Disruption

Back in October, Techcrunch announced that Dropbox had raised $250mm at a seemingly absurd valuation. Many firms, including my firm Benchmark Capital, participated. When this happened, many people asked us why this was a special company that would cause us to break our standard investment paradigm.

Here is Why You Need a Good Startup Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? Wrong. Remember that equity investments are not like loans with interest.

Whatever the question, “create” is the answer

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Rosie in the kitchen, solving all the world’s problems with a paintbrush. Be thy labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” Create.

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forget good to great. Here's what makes a great employee remarkable. Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees: 1. They ignore job descriptions.

Marketing Is the New Selling

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Is the New Selling This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. In the new model there can be little distinction. Educating is the new presenting.

Why SOME smart people give bad advice?

Life Beyond Code

Once I attended a conference where a serial entrepreneur was sharing his advice on what works now. The problem? They have vested interest. Reason?

How to establish credibility in front of a crowd without being a complete blowhard

Escape From Cubicle Nation

You invest time, money and energy to clear your agenda so you can be there. The lights dim and the first speaker is introduced. ” Right?

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Smart Talk for Busy People: 5 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No one has time to listen to chit-chat. Use these tricks to get more out of less in conversations with busy executives. Keep it interesting. 2.

Why you must link your personal goals with your business? | Deimar.


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Data Killed the HiPPO Star

Jeff Jordan

Facts are simple and facts are straight. Facts are lazy and facts are late. Facts all come with points of view. Facts don’t do what I want them to.

How Twitter and Facebook create social ads

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Today I saw an advertisement in my Twitter stream. Not off to the side in a sponsored area, but right in my main stream. This could be big!

11 Easy Ways to Make Work Fun

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're employees aren't having fun, they're probably not performing at their highest level. So ease up already and try one of these tactics. Smile.

8 Keys for Work at Home Success

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Working your own hours in your pajamas whenever you feel like it and never having to leave your house – and being paid for it – sounds pretty fantastic to most people!  Unfortunately, working from home is not necessarily all that simple. Sure, there is the advantage of forever avoiding rush hour traffic, but there


The silent contributor to your results

Life Beyond Code

Take any domain and you will find a silent contributor to the results you are producing in that domain. Obviously you didn’t get them by birth.

Retrospective Addiction Of A Madman Post Board Meeting

Feld Thoughts

I love getting post board meeting emails that are retrospectives from execs in the meeting. This one came a week ago from Jeff Malek, the CTO and co-founder of BigDoor. They’ve been on a tear lately and are in the process of a massive set of Q1 launches for new customers. . And they did – the right ones. have a retrospective addiction.

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10 Common Sales Mistakes to Avoid

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you blow it at a face-to-face meeting, you'll have wasted both your time & your client's. Being late to the meeting. Acting way too friendly.

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Foursquare Turns Into Powerful Local Search Engine

Duct Tape Marketing

Foursquare Turns Into Powerful Local Search Engine This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Find by tips. Filter by your history. Claim and participate.

Do You Know How Long It Took to Develop Word for Windows 1.0?

Diego Basch

Those of us who work in software live in a world of lean practices. We are encouraged to prototype, fail fast and iterate. Arthurs, who had a Ph.D.

Free Upgrade

Life Beyond Code

Imagine this: You walk into checkin counter with your economy class ticket thinking about the seven hour flight that is in front of you.

Your Perks Aren't Motivating Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Frustrated that your office fussball table or employee wellness program doesn't seem to be motivating your team? Here's why your perks are ineffective.

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7 Stages of the Content Hourglass

Duct Tape Marketing

7 Stages of the Content Hourglass This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. One of the best tools in the hourglass arsenal is content. Trust. Repeat.

Granola business keeps on growing

Up and Running

Two years ago we introduced our readers to Business Plan Pro user Sarah Lanphier of Nuts About Granola. ” Preparing for success. Ingredients.

Bootstrap Funding: Examples & How to Get It

Growthink Blog

Many of my newsletters and blog posts are on the topic of raising capital. talk about how to raise angel funding. And venture capital, etc. read more.

6 Start-up Tips From Tech Giants

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Google and Microsoft were once start-ups. So how'd they get that big? We asked company executives to share their growth tips. Just ask Google.

The Single Most Important Word In Any Business

Duct Tape Marketing

The Single Most Important Word In Any Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. want to ask you to take a little test. Do you have any idea?