12 Questions: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria)

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Svetlana lives and work in Sofia Bulgaria. I live in Sofia | Bulgaria | (Southeastern) Europe. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

Lance Nelson: How To Start A Blog About A Ski Resort In Bulgaria And Turn It Into A 60,000 Euro Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Lance Nelson had a proper career as a corporate employee for … Read the rest of this entry » The post Lance Nelson: How To Start A Blog About A Ski Resort In Bulgaria And Turn It Into A 60,000 Euro Income Stream appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com. If you ever needed inspiration that a small niche passion could be turned into an an income stream large enough to quit your day job, using just a blog, this is the story to listen to.

Which One Single Quality Helped Me To Become A Better Leader

YoungUpstarts

Thankfully, I experienced a major turning point on 11th of March 2015 when the great leader and motivational speaker, Brian Tracy, paid a visit to Sofia, Bulgaria in order to give a full day practical seminar on leadership.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Why Your Payment Portal Can Make or Break Your Online Business

Up and Running

Whether it’s euros in Germany, dollars in America or lev in Bulgaria, potential customers are instantly aware of the exact cost of a product or service without the need to tediously work things out themselves.

Deal Hunting On The Move With Shooger

YoungUpstarts

Co-founders Cary, Mishkovsky and Alex Stancioff – they previously started an animation company in Bulgaria – were wrapping up Lil’ Bush for Comedy Central when they realized they had a lot of great technical resources at their disposal.

9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in a Month

Both Sides of the Table

So I added a third-party developer in Bulgaria to increase output on one of our products. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. I’m a very big proponent of the “lean startup movement&# as espoused by Steve Blank & Eric Ries.

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

Both Sides of the Table

This is sometimes done in a cheaper part of your country but is more often done in a developing country rich with technical talent and smart people such as the Ukraine, China, India, Bulgaria and the like.

From Israel to Pakistan, Community is Key When Building a Startup (Google I/O)

VC Cafe

In Bulgaria, where I’m involved in a new fund, it’s a desert. Google I/O: It’s a startup world. In my previous post, I covered the funding aspect of entrepreneurship, but there’s more to innovation than money.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

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Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

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Shouldn’t our access to technology and scale lead to lower rates than say Bulgaria? Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley believe that the financial services industry in the United States is “ripe for disruption. ” The basis of this argument is really two fold.

Give Your Advertising ROI a Serious Boost by Maintaining Scent (11 examples)

ConversionXL

Ad copy says “Lowest taxation in EU” – but the landing page talks about tax optimization and Bulgaria. Want to know how to deal a serious blow to your landing page conversions?

12 Questions: Meet Ana Grigoriu (Germany)

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12 Questions: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria). In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.

Our 7 favorite startups from the Wayra London 2013 demo day

The Next Web

Launching first in the UK, Bulgaria, Germany and Croatia, iHelp is currently looking for £500,000 to expand its network and build into new markets.

Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies

Occam's Razor

UK, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. I believe deeply in the value of making data accessible. In service of that belief, there are few things that bring me as much joy as visualizing data (smart segmentation comes close).

Demo day arrives for Springboard’s Internet of Things accelerator

The Next Web

The eight teams hail from all over the world – including entrants from Montreal, Toronto, Portugal and Bulgaria – and have spent the last three months tirelessly working away on their hardware-based startup ideas for the Internet of Things in preparation for today.

Two years of remote working – hiring, scaling, culture, and the lifestyle trade-off

The Startup Toolkit

“Just come to Bulgaria for a few weeks” isn’t as compelling as I had hoped. This is just a story, not advice, but maybe there’s something relevant. At year’s end I’ll be trading away my location independence for something better.

Twitter Link Roundup #111 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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crowdSPRING’s 12 Questions Interview: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria) – [link]. 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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Give it away

The Startup Toolkit

2] As another example, I talked to a team (in Bulgaria, of all places) considering paying big money to get some certification which would allow them to charge for workshops. The quickest way to validate your value proposition is to give it away. If they aren’t lining up to take it for free then they aren’t going to buy it. If you want to open a consultancy, try having open office hours. If nobody knows you exist, you’ve got a visibility issue.

Janvest Wants to Fill the Seed Investment Gap in Israel (Interview)

VC Cafe

In fact, Israel is about to pass this new Angel’s Law, which is going to incentivize local investors in Israel to put money into early stage start-ups rather than dumping cash into shopping centers in Romania or Bulgaria. A s venture funds struggle to raise money in Israel, seed capital, one of the earliest and riskiest stages of investment, is becoming harder and harder to secure.