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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

Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. Trending Stories. Like Tweet.

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.

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.

The New Top 100 iPhone Apps

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s been a few years since we last made a list of the 100 best iPhone Apps for entrepreneurs.  Enjoy the list! Business. CamCard. Work from home? 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Investors are Aiming for the Big Win, Not the Mean or Average

Gust

True story: many long years ago I had founders’ stock in a video game company. Video games in the early 1980s were such a business. .

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.

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.

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.

Tacking Towards Founder

Agile VC

One of the most common questions I get is “What’s the best career path to becoming a founder someday?”

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.

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.

The Founders – Season Three

Feld Thoughts

One of my favorite web tv shows – The Founders – is back. Episode 1 of Season 3 – Cave Explorer – is up.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

I’ve got a few things on my mind, and they aren’t what you think…

Jeff Hilimire

It’s important to me that this blog remains a window into my thoughts and feelings; what I’m experiencing or have experienced in the past.

Good Entrepreneur Decisions Require a Good Process

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same. Even better than any decision is a good decision made quickly.

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.