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What the Founder’s Email Address Says About Your Startup

Genuine VC

It always feels anachronistic these days to exchange business cards when you usually have someone’s contact information anyway in an electronic format before (via email introduction) or just after (via LinkedIn connection) you meet.  johnsmith@startup.com  <– Precision trumps brevity in this startup. What else am I missing

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

Intros.They’re the lifeblood of networking – the currency of mavens. They are your route to angel money. Your entrée to sales meetings.

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A Postcard A Day

Feld Thoughts

I’ve described this magic approach to staying connected with family when you are far away three times in the past few days. The first time was to a set of entrepreneurs in TechStars New York who were from Vancouver and have spouses and significant others back home. There will be periodic emails, texts, and phone calls as well.

Investors Seek Entrepreneurs With Fire in the Belly

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve noticed that some entrepreneurs seem to have no trouble attracting investors, while others with a great business plan struggle with it. Realist.

What the Founder’s Email Address Says About Your Startup

Genuine VC

It always feels anachronistic these days to exchange business cards when you usually have someone’s contact information anyway in an electronic format before (via email introduction) or just after (via LinkedIn connection) you meet.  johnsmith@startup.com  <– Precision trumps brevity in this startup. What else am I missing

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How To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup: A Complete Guide

OnStartups

The following is a guest post by Leo Widrich , co-founder of Buffer, a smarter way to post on Social Media. Magazine and others. All set? Best, Leo.

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How to Understand and Master Google+

How to Change the World

In 1983 I saw a Macintosh for the first time and fell in love. loved Macintosh so much that I wrote a book about it. Google+ for the Rest of Us.

How to name your company and product

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Company names and product names can be a very expensive and time consuming process. It shouldn't be because company names and URLs don't matter.

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week is Useless

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive. Wrong.

Do you really need an explanatory video for your startup?

47 Hats

By Marc Strong, Founder, Wienot Films. The world is drowning in information–at least I know I am! In 2011, we created an estimated 1.8 THE COST.

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Intense Asymmetry and Self-Flagellation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

She’s successful by any measure. They’re growing faster than my hosting company did. And the downward spiral arrived, ready for me to step on.

5 tips to getting small business financing

Up and Running

It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. Demonstrate that your business generates steady cash flow.

6 Traits of Great Leaders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The best entrepreneurs are passionate, innovative, demanding and caring. See what makes them excel. They surround themselves with smart people.

Doing > Talking

Startup Lessons Learned

I had an incredible couple of days at SXSW. The Lean Startup track was successful beyond my wildest imaginations (we'll have video up soon ). My personal highlight was watching newly-appointed United States CTO Todd Park receive a standing ovation from a crowd that is decidedly skeptical about government. And today I want to share another attempt.

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7 Low-Budget Small Business Marketing Ideas

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

By simply building that close, one-on-one rapport with your contact list, you’ll inevitably be ahead of the multitude of faceless mega-chains. Email.

10 Good Reasons to Get a Mentor

Life Beyond Code

There is a good chance that you don’t have a mentor right now and are not even considering entering into such a relationship in the near future.

The 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here's how to become the strategic leader your company needs. You did every job.

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9 Things to Know About Influencing Purchasing Decisions

ConversionXL

If you want to get people to buy your stuff, you need to understand how people make purchasing decisions. Peer reviews matter. Image credit. read mor

Design Staff ? Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think.

Design Staff

When I first started designing interactive products, it was a struggle. Small projects were fine.

Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think like a user

Google Ventures

When I first started designing interactive products, it was a struggle. Small projects were fine. used to design screens. Story-centered design.

3 Words That Guarantee Failure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

People who fail to achieve goals signal their intent to fail by using this common phrase. Make sure you aren't falling into the same trap.

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Women, Invent Your Future: Attend Ruth Stergiou’s conference in Sunnyvale (CA) this week!

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Invent Your Future is the name of a Conference that  Ruth Stergiou co-founded with  Denise Brosseau in 2005 and of which Ruth is the CEO. Attend !

Free social-media webinar with Mari Smith and me

How to Change the World

Mari Smith and I are going to have a rocking time explaining the seven hottest social-media business trends in a FREE webinar. Sign up here: [link].

How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Image See-ming Lee SML via Flickr CC.

How to Build a Great Team With Imperfect People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your goal isnt to ensure every employee is great; it's to ensure that collectively they'll be great. typical improvement initiatives. No, probably not.

The Importance of a Social Media Schedule for Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We’ve all rolled our eyes at the repetitive spam mails from companies you’d rather never hear from them again. You’ve likely forgotten about them!

Why There’s No Space for Competition on a Lean Canvas

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Why isn’t there a box for Competition on the Lean Canvas? Someone asked me this question recently, and it’s a good one. Understanding your competition is important, but ultimately it should have very little impact on what you do. And we haven’t even started talking about competition.

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How I Overcame My Fear Of Public Speaking

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

On Saturday last weekend as I type this article, I was a guest speaker at a live event on the Gold Coast in Australia. spoke in front of 200 people for about an hour.

10 Steps to Make Your Employees Smile

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A common-sense approach to building a company culture of engagement. Listen to them. Implement their ideas. Give them all the credit. Pay them fairly.

Top Benefits of Playing at Work | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.

Deimar

Today's business environment can be very stressful and demanding.

Problems Don’t Exist

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurs should stop talking about abstract solutions and frame their pitches in terms of solving real problems, but I was wrong. Problems don't exist. Lean Startups and Customer Development early adopters problems

The Power In Thinking Small When Starting Your Business

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Many of us, as entrepreneurs, start off with big intentions to do big things. Although I love dreaming big and hear a lot about people thinking big, I find that there is power in thinking small when we are getting started as entrepreneurs or solo-preneurs.

10 Signs Your Marketing is Totally Outdated

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Marketing isn't only about what you're pitching, but also about how you deliver the message. Here are their best answers. 1. You're cold calling?

10 Principles of Effective Pricing Pages

ConversionXL

Here’s how to get it right. 1. Simple is best. Some fundamental truths: People don’t read, they skim. Nobody likes complicated stuff.

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