Tue.Jul 05, 2011

10 Video Introductions and Media Plugs for Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Video is a great way to get your startup some viral visibility. According to Cisco , by 2015, one million minutes of video – the equivalent of 674 days – will cross the internet every second (!)

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5 Must-Haves for Marketing Your Local Business Online

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Back in the 90’s, the Internet was a big mystery to most people. And almost two decades later… the net is still a big mystery for a lot of people. With the growth of websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and countless other sites, dealing with marketing your business online can seem more overwhelming than ever.

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Creating Your Freelance Brand

crowdSPRING Blog

Talent, reputation and strong communication skills go a long way to winning clients, but it’s also important to make sure that your freelancing business reflects a strong brand. Remarkably, many freelancers don’t brand their own freelancing business.

Getting Funded: Step 1, Getting VCs to notice

Passionate Intensity

Tweet A series of articles about getting through the VC process from a serial entrepreneur who now sitting on the other side of the table. In Step 0 of this series, I have described the arsenal one should have ready when preparing to make a funding pitch to a VC.

How These 3 Discounting Strategies Maximize Your Profits

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Hello there! This article is the second in the series on Maximising Profits with good pricing strategies. In the first article, “ What Is The Perfect Price Point To Maximize Profits? “, we talked about the basics of pricing and the ‘sweet spot’ whilst also exploring three of my favored methods for finding a good launch price. The comments I received after the article were very interesting, yes, I read and try to reply to all of them (especially the ones that are thought provoking).

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Introducing Codespace – shared (free!) office space in Boulder for geeking out

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

One of the many things that makes Boulder a great city for start-ups is its incredibly collaborative environment (see posts on my love of Boulder here and here ). From the willingness of mentors to help out TechStars companies, to collaborative efforts around recruiting great talent to our city, I’m constantly amazed at how many people are working to make Boulder an amazing place for businesses to thrive.

Tribal Leadership: A Review

ReadWriteStart

Organizational leadership theories too often manifest into tedious memoirs peppered with Sun Tzu and Machiavelli quotes. The frequent outcome is subjecting teams to rewriting job priorities as MBOs , KPIs or another pedantic upper management craze.

Branding and social spaces: Why Google+ misses the mark

This is going to be BIG.

Imagine that one day, Facebook decides to put all its engineering effort into creating the best spreadsheet program you've ever seen--ten times more powerful than Microsoft Excel and way simpler to control and navigate. Can you imagine trying to convince people around the office to use Facebook Spreadsheets? There's no way you could convince anyone that you were actually doing real work because of the Facebook branding.

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Real Entrepreneurs Exit If Their Startup Goes Public

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs still dream of “going public,” making billions of dollars, and playing with the big boys.

Mini Saga #109 – Practice

Life Beyond Code

If it is your passion, it is never too late to start on it! Cindy Chang’s singing and story on America’s Got Talent was inspiring beyond belief. It also matched with Eric Handler’s prompt at #Trust30. So, this mini saga was inspired by both of them. Mini Saga #109 – Practice.

Legal Definitions of Partnership not Enough

The Entrepreneurial Mind

It is very common for entrepreneurs to take on partners. They may be co-founders of the company, key personnel who are given an ownership stake as part of compensation, family and friends who offer some startup support or outside investors. In any of these circumstances, these people become owners of the business. And the foundation of working with a group of owners should be a sound legal agreement among all the owners.

Business trends in 2011

Start Up Blog

A great piece from the Cannes Advertising Festival which is a great summary of key trends in business, more than advertising or marketing. Enjoy!

Oh how the Internet has changed things

Jeff Hilimire

Humor

Five Simple Ways to Refresh Your Marketing

Up and Running

Is your small business kinda slow these days? Are customers just not calling and coming in like they used to? It’s probably because you’re using the same old marketing and advertising you’ve been using for years. It’s time to change it up a bit.

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Five years of cycling, and related thoughts on heaven and hell

Venture Cyclist

Five years ago (July 3, 2006) I picked up my then new bike from Scott Chamberlain’s caring hands at Belmont Wheelworks and started on my cycling adventure, whence this blog was also born. The next day, on July 4, I went out for my first solo ride. Yesterday I rode with my good friend Lee on our regular 44 mile route to Concord and back.

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There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz

YoungUpstarts

Africa is not known to generate many technology talents – the country is far more prolific in its music, sport and art – but here’s one young African who intends to buck the trend. Mawuna Koutonin is the founder of London-based GoodBuzz , and his story is the stuff of dreams.

Launching Next!: Experience of a first-time app developer

47 Hats

By Jenny Wager. Founder, LefTurn Labs. I am thrilled that there is interest in hearing how Next! was launched. So let’s start at the beginning- the idea for Next! was born from my obsession with productivity and desire for a solution that worked how I worked.

Choosing a Domain Name When YourApp.com is Taken

Software By Rob

Photo by Kevan. A reader recently emailed with the following question: I am working with my business partner on building a web application and the domain name I’m looking for is already registered.I

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Fund Raising In The United Arab Emirates To Be Regulated

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Eric Milne, Partner, and Daniel Partovi, Associate, at Jones Day.

Are You Committed Enough :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

A business is only alive to the extent that there is commitment.This can be said of the individual elements of any business  the products, the

Startup Blog: Why Do I Keep Doing This to Myself!

Taffy Williams

The amount of energy and focus needed to build a business from scratch is enormous. The rush when things go well is a great feeling. But, there are those days when things seem to go all wrong. These downer days can steal

Three Quick Tips for a Bigger Web Site Pay Day

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

The following is a guest post by my friend and well-known blogger Zac Johnson. Be sure to watch a fantastic replay of a webinar on buying and selling websites in which we were both panelists. So you’ve been thinking about selling your web site or blog?

Resilience Engineering #5: Bad Dog, No Biscuit – The Domino Model

Active Garage

Resilience Engineering has emerged from an approach towards accident modeling and prevention that is based on answering the question, “What makes for sustained safety and success?” The idea being focusing only on what went wrong is important but may give only half the picture.

Tradeshift Now In Finnish And Dutch

ArcticStartup

About a month after closing a $7M funding round, Tradeshift is doing better and better. Their platform is now available in Finnish and Dutch languages to attract even more local businesses use the network. 'Of

Version 0.9. What Do You Think?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m excited to announce that we silently launched our new website last week. Like a startup we took a very “version 0.9” approach. What I would love to do with this post is tell you our goals and solicit reactions for what you like and what you don’t like.

Why Discounting Your Price Can Actually Increase Your Sales

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Hello there! This article is the second in the series on Maximising Profits with good pricing strategies. In the first article, “ What Is The Perfect Price Point To Maximize Profits? “, we talked about the basics of pricing and the ‘sweet spot’ whilst also exploring three of my favored methods for finding a good launch price. The comments I received after the article were very interesting, yes, I read and try to reply to all of them (especially the ones that are thought provoking).

There Is Such a Thing As Too Much Cash

Mark Birch

Having lived through the dot com boom and bust, I saw firsthand what happens when startups has too much funding. Luckily we are far removed from that situation.

Need Help With Living Up To Your Values? There Is An App For That!

ArcticStartup

If you could choose one value you stand for, what would that be? More importantly, how would your daily activities help you express that value? While this is a big philosophical question, there is now a web service that helps you find answers to it.

Introducing Codespace – shared (free!) office space in Boulder for geeking out

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

One of the many things that makes Boulder a great city for start-ups is its incredibly collaborative environment (see posts on my love of Boulder here and here ). From the willingness of mentors to help out TechStars companies, to collaborative efforts around recruiting great talent to our city, I’m constantly amazed at how many people are working to make Boulder an amazing place for businesses to thrive.

Walker Twitter Highlights: June 27th – July 3rd

Scott Edward Walker

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. If you missed this past week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly ) and my blog-related tweets. If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here. Cheers, Scott Top 5 Tweets “I’d take a list of hacking projects over a CS degree any day.”

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Kettering University to Host Free Technology Entrepreneurial Training Program

EIN News

Expert guest speakers include patent attorneys, venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs, and other professionals who will. among the nation's finest specialty schools by U.S. News & World Report. For more information

Where To Form Your Fund

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Canadian Sponsors and managers of private equity and real estate funds will most often choose to utilize a limited partnership domiciled in one of the provinces of Canada, absent reliance upon a statutory provision in Canada's income tax legislation which permits the use of a tax exempt corporation in certain limited circumstances.

Investors eye London, Europe for hidden gems

EIN News

backer of Lovefilm and Flipboard, are among U.S. firms considering opening offices in London to. of a growth in technology startups. venture capitalists, later-stage technology investors and software companies are. of US$5-million, compared with US$15-million in the United States, Ernst & Young LLP noted. In the

Announcing The Very First cS Award!

crowdSPRING Blog

Last month we announced that we would be issuing a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The first award was to go the the designer or writer who was awarded at least one project during the month of June, and who had the highest average buyer score for all their entries submitted to projects last month. We are thrilled to announce that June’s award will go to iSergio , who had a perfect buyer score of 5.0!