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Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Briere first met Kievman at the 2011 Connecticut Invention Convention, which was held at the University of Connecticut. These UConn MBA students are!

The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company

Feld Thoughts

It 1993, I sold my first company, Feld Technologies, to a company called Sage Alerting Systems (which, after several name changes, became AmeriData Technologies.) I can’t remember the name but it was a funky place I went to all the time. I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to. A new guy I hadn’t heard of yet named Jerry LeBow came in.

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut studied to be a doctor as well, but never practiced, Goodrich wrote, as he''d already inherited a fortune and didn''t need the money. Doctors, lawyers, merchants (and a few ne''er do well heirs) -- meet the self-made men behind the Declaration of Independence.

Why I Started a Business: 5 Unusual Founder Stories

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The financial services company, based in Connecticut, is named after the founder''s son, Michael Kearns, who died of cancer in 2009. She suffered from mental lapses, forgetting common names and getting lost in well-known areas.

Book Review: Why We Get Fat

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Namely, what kind and how many carbohydrates. Colon cancer is ten times more common in rural Connecticut than in Nigeria. I found Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat to be provocative and persuasive.

Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. He doesn’t pitch his venture but includes its name and URL in the signature of a follow-up email.

Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you

Duct Tape Marketing

George Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Hatchwise , a community of tens of thousands of graphic designers and writers who have created over a million amazing designs and company names since 2008.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company itself started in 2009 and is named after the owner, Betsy Thagard. Spread some holiday cheer in the office. Here are eight unique gift ideas that won''t break the bank. Plus, by supporting these companies, you''re helping owners like yourself stay in business.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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How To Start A Startup – For Busy People


He may have been named by Silicon Valley thought leader Paul Graham as one of the five most interesting startup founders since 1979, but Sam’s curious penchant for wearing t-shirts over long-sleeve shirts suggests that he’s definitely too young for me.

An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs


If you’re in charge of your website’s SEO, he’s a name you’ll want to know. He has over two years of experience in the content marketing industry following a byline at a Connecticut newspaper, and finds motivation in running, music and photography.

Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from

Marketing professors at Clark University and The University of Connecticut found that consumers perceive sale prices to be a better value when the price is written in a small font rather than a large, bold typeface. This mental process has a name. They also changed the name.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Browse a handmade leather satchel ($1,395) from Ghurka in Norwalk, Connecticut, and you'll learn that founder Marley Hodgson employs 35 people and draws his inspiration from antique Nepalese military gear.

Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. Or take a young lawyer named Eloiza Savvidou as another example.

Using Negative Keywords To Attract Highly Qualified Customers


Especially in cases where products share familiar names, such as these Supernova shoes…. Be sure to name your Ad Groups with their match types. Lawyers by the name of Diamond. Restaurants with Diamond in the name… the list goes on and on. Connecticut Cheese Challenge.

Inside Uber's Latest Taxi Launch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, right arm held high? Uber, the San Francisco-based technology company behind the "classy-ride"-hailing application of the same name, launched UberTaxi on Monday in the Dictrict of Columbia.

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Back in March 2007, I registered 1000+ of the best Twitter Usernames

Steve Poland

When I came home, I manually (with someone I hired) registered 1,131 usernames for city names, state names, state acronyms, sports team names, and tons of generic keywords. I was going to use the city and state names that I registered, but felt as though it’d be more of a waste of my time and money. Twitter has since written an entry about ‘ name squatting ‘ and the use of 3rd-party RSS feeds. Connecticut. Connecticut.

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7 Things You Need to Know Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to a recently published Wharton School of Business survey of 126 startup tech executives, most companies want investors to be able to offer operational advice and help more than they want huge valuations or big-name venture capitalists.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M


In addition, I asked him to do a competitive analysis on the pricing models of the various mobile app platforms and come back to me with both sets of market data, namely, customer research and competitive analysis.

It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

billion, according to Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. For a flavor of what it takes to go public these days, we asked analysts to name a handful of companies with much anticipated (and probably imminent) IPOs.

The Art and Science of Corporate Icons

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look. Skeeter Snacks is a great name, but I would never understand that it is nuts free.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before ATMs sat on every street corner and sports arenas had names like Citi Field and Bank of America Stadium, U.S. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing.

Entrepreneurs Give Matzo a Makeover

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover. From lasagna to granola to s''mores--the new face of matzo.

Left-Handedness With a Touch of Righty

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It does seem so: But a growing body of research suggests another, broader benefit: a boost in a specific kind of creativity—namely, divergent thinking, or the ability to generate new ideas from a single principle quickly and effectively.

The Commodity-Pricing Trap

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

—Jolina Li, Owner, EntrePIXneur, Hartford, Connecticut When you're starting a business, it's easy to fall into the trap of trying to compete against larger companies on price. Rather, I suggested that she target those who are focused on creating successful businesses and therefore want to be sure to get a booth that comes with the best technology available—namely, hers. Norm Brodsky advises on how to avoid the race to the bottom.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014

Business of Software Blog

And they were both in say 1970 roughly equivalent players, and they both had great global brands, fantastic technology, lots of patterns, lots of things to their names and they were both competing head-to-head. If we can find it, if we can put our names on it, we can fix it.

Another Hard Lesson in Modern Lending

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Last month, as part of pretrial discovery, Moyal and his attorneys found out that the lender, a subsidiary of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based People''s United Bank, had already received the $200,000 back--months before the bank sued Moyal. On April 20, 2011, a People''s Capital and Leasing Corporation portfolio administrator named Jimmy J. Entrepreneur David Moyal''s bank reneged on a loan--then sued him. Now, the case has taken another surprising turn.

Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015

Business of Software Blog

So there is an email thread that said this – I’ve changed the name to protect the innocent, but the email thread goes around. So Leslie, I ended up going down to Stanford, Connecticut, spending 2 days with her. From growth arrogance to customer-centric culture Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn. In this talk, Art Papas shares his journey as founder and CEO of Bullhorn – a company that has grown extremely rapidly to more than 500 employees and nearly $100 million in revenue.

Big Money for Cheap Legal Services

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Rocket Lawyer also offers a web-based subscription service that provides help with more advanced legal problems and access to actual lawyers, plus flat rates for legal filings such as name changes or corporate restructuring.

5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Apparently the brand wanted to distinguish itself in the marketplace because, you know, Budweiser is such an unrecognizable name in beer. The change came months after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, which is close to GE''s corporate headquarters.

Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast

Up and Running

His name is Eric Cacciatore. Peter: Number three, New Haven Connecticut.

Crazy Horse Memorial & Visionary Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The short version of the story: in 1949 an Ogala Lakota Indian elder named Henry Standing Bear approached an up and coming sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski , about doing a large scale work to show the world that Indians also had great heroes.

Professional Marketplaces - the vc in me. - Typepad

the vc in me

Air Quality Control is saving lives in Colorado,Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut by installing radon gas mitigation, remediation, and abatement systems. Name and email address are required. Name is required to post a comment. the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship.

Finding Your Co-Founders

In my case, I grew up in Connecticut and spent a fair amount of time in New York – all the while trying to start companies, relatively unsuccessfully. Apart from a large fan base compromising skateboarders, supra vaider high tophas also aught the attention of the music industries big names such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

Richard Williams I finally get it, it’s really simple: 1) Go to a prep school somewhere in Connecticut 2) Work your way into Yale 3) Grab an MBA from Stanford 4) Pick up an easy job doing M&A 5) Come up with a brilliant idea to combine IM services onto a website 6) Convince a few folks to build you a prototype 7) Simply raise $37m from VCs 8) End up writing a guest article for Techcrunch about your tumultuous journey to the top 9) … 10) Profit?

the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media

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Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Stanley is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Daniel Hillel, an 81-year-old Israeli scientist, who has reached across political and ethnic boundaries to help dozens of countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America improve agriculture with new irrigation methods has been named to receive the World Food Prize.

NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

June 24, 2010 – For her work in helping to inspire the next generation of stage actors, Shayna Turk of Agoura Hills, California has been named the 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation and Visa Inc. Four additional students were named NFIB/Visa Inc. David Conway of Wilton, Connecticut: Mr. Conway is the founder of CoolCash Coins, ( ) a coin appraisal business.

12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

I can be inspired by just about anything, from the texture of a stained jacquard fabric on a chair in an antiques store window, to the look of a mottled cement floor in an automotive body shop, to name just a few examples. I have almost total recall for visual elements (names?