Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

David Teten

I also resonated with #38: “Remember that almost everything good comes from having great people operating in a great culture”; recruiting is the driver of success of all of our portfolio companies. #40

Apogee Buys Campus Televideo


Apogee, higher education’s largest provider of residential network services, announced Friday it has purchased Campus Televideo of Stamford, Connecticut. Campus Televideo, founded in 1984, will now operate as a division of Apogee. The Austin-based company did not report the financial terms of the deal. “Apogee’s acquisition of CTV is a significant milestone and a proud […] The post Apogee Buys Campus Televideo appeared first on SiliconHills.

How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions


However, once I got married, my career path changed, as my husband’s job was transferred back up to Connecticut (where I’m originally from). In Connecticut I chose to make the transition from working at a large public accounting firm, to a small privately owned company.

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Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!

Small Business Force

Why do folks flock to a store like Stew Leonard's in Connecticut? My Dad was a builder. He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums.

Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Arrowhawk Capital Partners, an investment company and the Vice President of Strategic Business Development and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Golden Pond Healthcare, Inc. Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation.

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

Duct Tape Marketing

We do this by dealing as fairly as possible with the hundreds of little issues that pop off when you have a community of thousands of designers, and also, we do this by making sure the website has all the tools and features that they require in order to operate as efficiently as they can.

How To Start A Startup – For Busy People


Lecture 14: How To Operate. If you want to avoid a $500k bill (like that paid by one Connecticut startup) to later move your company to Delaware, incorporate in Delaware from day one. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks.

Lending Club vs. Prosper

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Prosper too hasn’t been any late in catching up and has done enormously well, restarting its operations in 2009 post its suspension by SEC earlier. Whether you are a borrower or an investor, you obviously want to make a choice that augurs well in the long haul, offering you outstanding interest rates. Both Lending Club and Prosper are best in the business and offers excellent value proposition to their members. Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes.

How to Kickstart Your Company's Idea Market

Inc Startups

At Rite-Solutions , idea markets aren''t new: The 150-employee IT company has operated an internal Kickstarter -like program since 2005. The system (patent and trademark pending) is already installed in some 300 school buses in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

Inc Startups

has been operating for about 30 years. Three Babes Bakery is a bit of a misnomer: the company is operated by two co-founders who used Kickstarter to finance their business in 2011 and rented out underutilized local kitchens in California. Spread some holiday cheer in the office.

Who's Hiring the Most College Grads?

Inc Startups

and Bridgeport, Connecticut--each with 49% percent of job openings seeking bachelor’s degrees or higher. Not surprisingly, computer operations held the most job opportunities in both San Francisco and San Jose, according to the report.

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

Inc Startups

Connecticut''s Chris Runyan is the owner of six GameXChange franchises, which sell, purchase, and trade new and used electronic gaming hardware, software, and accessories. Small business owners across the U.S.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea


For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month. Despite your best intentions, you can run into tax complications when you operate multiple online selling systems.

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Maximum FX Salons Spas in Austin, Texas and Founder of MotivePoint. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Maximum FX Salons Spas in Austin, Texas and Founder of MotivePoint. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary.

Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart

Mike Michalowicz

Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. A 1992 Johnson and Wales culinary graduate and NY TIMES “Excellent” chef, chef Finney has grown October Kitchen from a one man personal chef operation to a cutting edge meal delivery service. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary.

29 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


My research was valuable enough for a large corporation that is known for creating a popular operating system to give us about $250K in funding. Each business has a story.

7 Companies Older Than America

Inc Startups

Of course, these companies don't even shine a candle to the world's oldest brands (a Japanese hotel chain founded in the year 705 is still operational), but several of these are nearly 350 years old. Field View Farm was established by the Hine family in Orange, Connecticut, in 1639.

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

based companies initially funded by venture capital between 2006 and 2011, 84% now are closely held and operating independently, 11% were acquired or made initial public offerings of stock and 4% went out of business, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Connecticut. Connecticut. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney.

The Sandwich That Ate the World

Inc Startups

At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend''s $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After all, franchisees are builders; they want to operate multiple stores. Reporters started suggesting that franchisees couldn''t make a living operating our stores.

Inside Uber's Latest Taxi Launch

Inc Startups

Standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, right arm held high? The debut comes after months of legal and political wrangling with local officials over its right to operate. UberTaxi also operates in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Toronto.

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Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier


But what's less obvious is that by building these intelligent billing systems, Alekstra is methodically laying the groundwork to become the world's first Global Virtual Network Operator. A Global Virtual Network Operator would allow you take your cell phone from Finland to Singapore to the U.S. Business users are the highest value to operators because they travel a lot." Technically their plans of becoming a Global Virtual Network Operator is very simple.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

Inc Startups

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.

A Win for California's Chef Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Alabama, for example, has a limited cottage food law, allowing residents to operate home-based bakeries or process foods for farmers’ markets. California's new Homemade Food Act went into effect this month, making it legal for entrepreneurs to sell food made at home.

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


Satya is evaluating various go-to-market models such as franchising, and I advised him to focus on direct selling to major builders and working with industry value-added resellers (VARs) that already operate in the smart home segment in India.

Using Negative Keywords To Attract Highly Qualified Customers


Editor also allows for some faster copy and paste operations between Groups and positive/negative keyword lists. Connecticut Cheese Challenge. It’s said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

Both Sides of the Table

He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.

Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

Inc Startups

Gilman Gear Measuring first downs and more To measure first downs during this game, which the Saints lost, 31 to 21, chain crews used 10-yard chains made by Gilman Gear of Gilman, Connecticut.

Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand

Inc Startups

Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the food businesses these days, many people are starting small, artisanal operations--whether they're making sandwiches, or fine chocolate, or pickles.

7 Things You Need to Know Today

Inc Startups

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.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Inc Startups

They were prohibited from operating across state lines, and most states capped the number of branches they could have. Since he retrenched in his smaller Manhattan operation, sales have dwindled from $17 million at their 2007 peak to a projected $9 million in 2012.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

Inc Startups

A few years from now, Baxter could take over more complex jobs on manufacturing lines, such as operating machinery. And they have to be operated in caged areas away from workers to avoid crushing someone's skull in the blink of an eye.

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

Inc Startups

Their obsession with handling every detail of the operation resulted in them doing much of the renovation work themselves. At first, the shop struggled to keep its operating costs down and hit the desired gross margins.

Your Company's Big Credit Card Problem

Inc Startups

The protections from the Card Act factored heavily into Richard Belton's decision to put business expenses for Knoshbox, his artisan-food subscription service with two employees, based in Deep River, Connecticut, on a consumer card from JP Morgan Chase.

Naughty Can Be Nice for These Businesses

Inc Startups

There are lots of edgy companies that once operated behind the scenes, if they were allowed to operate at all. In Connecticut there''s a burgeoning community of new and old businesses catering to the gay community.

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

Business of Software Blog

So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?

Report: Sells for $1 Billion

Inc Startups

Ltd, but will remain an independent operating unit. The company, based in Stamford, Connecticut, declined to comment on the size of the acquistion, but the price tag is reportedly between $750 million and $1 billion. The job search website was acquired by Japan's Recruit Co.

Yale Born Cheeseboy Poised for Growth

Campus Entrepreneurship

The goal was not to open a mom-and-pop grilled cheese shop, but to open a fully operational grilled cheese system.”. During the summer of 2009 he opened three “Grilled Cheese to Go” booths at state fairs in Connecticut and had lines around the corner. Cheeseboy founder Michael Inwald.

Fly High

Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. Todd Branchflower was one of my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree.

Where to Go for Disaster-Recovery Help

Inc Startups

Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you’ve lost your home or business, it’s time to operate on a triage system to manage cash flow, the Red Cross says.