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10 Top Reasons For First-time Entrepreneur Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience as a mentor and an entrepreneur, if you fail on your first startup, you are about average. How can you improve your odds?

16 Tips for Picking the Perfect Startup Name

mashable.com

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Opening Up Our Research

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When Brad Burnham and I started USV back in 2003 and I had just started blogging, we spent a lot of time talking to potential investors in our first fund. And we thought the startup community would engage with us around these insights and ideas and make us smarter in the process. It was a good bet. That is exactly what happened.

I have 1 year of savings, so I’m giving this startup thing a try…

Instigator Blog

Making the jump from a day job to starting a company is a scary one. I don’t believe there’s a ton of real risk – after all, you’re probably highly employable (particularly if you’re a developer) – but it’s still a big leap. Saving money in advance is good. All the time. Maybe a month or two. Three tops.

Be Happier: Stop Doing These 10 Things

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don't do. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: 1.

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World's Coolest Offices | 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These brilliantly inspiring workplaces have sprawling rooftop gardens, bright atriums, and lots and lots of exposed brick. Lavish libraries? Check.

Startup Accelerators are Entrepreneur Boot Camps

Gust

David Cohen image via Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal. About that time the bubble burst, causing more than 80% of them to disappear. billion.

Marathon Running and Lying Don’t Mix

Feld Thoughts

Boston Marathon, mile 25, Beacon St., 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia). George Sheehan. But I simply hate when people lie. hate lying. Don’t lie.

How To Grow Your Business With Content Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

If you’re not creating content on the web, you don’t exist on the web. A 140 character tweet is content. 1,000 word blog post is content.

Your Website's Most Important Page

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Chances are, it's one of the most-visited pages on your site. It's probably also the weakest. Here's how to fix it. But it says nothing. Play pop quiz.

The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups

Google Ventures

At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time. Before the sprint: Prepare. Get the people and things you need. But where?

Design Staff ? The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups

Design Staff

At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time. We call it a

Why Your Startup's Name Matters

mashable.com

Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Events Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! World Videos Featured: Facebook. Trending Stories. Think You Have First World Problems? Think Again [VIDEO]. 6. Like Tweet.

What Makes a Cool Office?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Short answer: It's more than just a billiards table and free soda. So it's no wonder so many founders are obsessed with office design.

The Inflection Point Around 40

Life Beyond Code

Fast forward seven years and I am now convinced that this thesis is applicable across industries. Then around 40 – something happens.

The Risks of Growth Hacking and How to Build Authentic Sustainable Growth

Startup Marketing Blog

It has been a couple years since I wrote the first post on growth hacking. The term didn’t gain much popularity until Andrew Chen wrote this post back in April of this year. Online Marketing Redefined. Some people love the term “growth hacker” and some hate it. The term is not important. Evolving Definition of Growth Hacker.

Entrepreneurship Is All About Taking Smart Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs think that risk is just an “occupational hazard” that can be minimized or eliminated by a smart businessman. Marty Zwilling.

9 Things You Wish Job Candidates Knew

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, you'll consider their qualifications. But admit it: This is what you're really looking for during interviews. As the interviewer, so do you.

Hitting Your Stride

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I met with a friend who was in town last week. He told me he had "hit his stride" as an investor in the past year and a half. He is a former entrepreneur who became an angel investor and then a VC. I had a similar conversation with the Gotham Gal on a long car ride yesterday afternoon.    None of this happens overnight.

The Risks of Growth Hacking and How to Build Authentic Sustainable Growth

Startup Marketing Blog

It has been a couple years since I wrote the first post on growth hacking. The term didn’t gain much popularity until Andrew Chen wrote this post back in April of this year. Online Marketing Redefined. Some people love the term “growth hacker” and some hate it. The term is not important. Evolving Definition of Growth Hacker.

One Touch Conferencing Calling From Your Mobile Phone

Feld Thoughts

I’m super impressed with the progress MobileDay has made in the past six months. MobileDay – Never Dial Into Conference Calls Again.

3 Employees You Need To Fire. Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You know the saying: Hire slow, fire fast. Here are the people you need to get rid of, right now. No effort, no heart Sometimes it’s a breeze.

How to set the right context to add more power to your story

Life Beyond Code

In storytelling, this is generally called an exposition, a space where you share the lay of the land. That sounds good but Venky did not stop there.

Why Every Employee Should Have a Business Owner Mentality

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

What’s the minimum I need to do in order to keep my job? wonder if I really need to do that. How much paid vacation do I get? Pride. Responsibility.

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Angel and VC Investors Won’t Fund Your Research

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors are looking for commercial products to make money, rather than R&D sunk costs, so your investment hopes are sunk as well. Verification.

Inside the Latest Office-Design Craze: Hot Desking

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As cloud computing and wireless Internet become ubiquitous, workers are cordless. Who needs a cube, much less an office? Mostly, there's good energy.

Data Beats Math –Why Apple’s Maps Failure is a Big Data Problem

Lightspeed Venture Partners

In addition to harnessing data from across the network (Google Earth, Listings, etc.), And as many have pointed out on Twitter, blog, etc.

Giant Media founder: How I turned $7,000 into $8 million in three years

The Next Web

What’s it like to create a tech startup with only $7,000 in your pocket, knowing that it’s quite literally all you have left of your savings? Well this is what went through David Segura’s mind three years ago. Giant Media is a video platform that distributes long-form content for brands. Photo credit:  David McNew/Getty Images.

What Internet Marketers Know That You Don’t

Duct Tape Marketing

I use the term “ Internet Marketer ” in the title here in a less than flattering way. You have to get personal. You have to write better headlines.

Home Office Design: 7 Very Creative Space Savers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tired of a cramped home office space? These creative--and extreme--home offices may help conjure up a creative solution. Or will you? Time for dinner?

Are You Raising Your Kids To Make Tomorrow’s Forbes 400 List?

YoungUpstarts

by Gregory Downing, author of “ Entrepreneur Unleashed “ Forbes has just released its list of the 400 Richest People in America. Neatness?

Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast

Mike Michalowicz

which unfortunately never made it to the airwaves. The only way she could make more money was to work more hours.

5 Ways to Generate More Email Sign Ups

Duct Tape Marketing

Getting more email subscribers is job #1. photo credit: @yakobusan Jakob Montrasio via photopin cc.

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7 Web Tools Every Start-Up Needs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Whether you're just starting up or need a way to manage existing operations, these tools have you covered. Sprout Social makes this much easier.

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